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What can we expect to find at The Cove at Sylvan Beach?
The Cove at Sylvan Beach is a brand-new, $35 million lakeside vacation rental destination in Upstate New York on the shores of Oneida Lake created by Oneida Nation Enterprises, the parent company for the Oneida Indian Nation’s business enterprises. Designed for summer getaways with family and friends, The Cove includes a pontoon boat and dedicated boat slip with every weeklong stay and provides easy access to all the region has to offer, including hiking, fishing, swimming, historic sites, summertime events, and more. The Cove is also just a short drive away from Turning Stone Resort Casino, home to award-winning fine dining, spas, and golf plus nightlife and live entertainment venues.

What are the accommodations like?
The Cove welcomes guests with 70 beautifully appointed two- and three-bedroom lakeside cottages. Each cottage features a thoughtfully designed, open-concept living and dining area with a full-size kitchen complete with all the essential appliances. Furnishings from Stickley and contemporary design complete the luxury lodging experience. Outside, a fire pit and gas grill are available for relaxing evenings and family cookouts.

What types of activities are available for guests?
In addition to the pontoon boats included with every weeklong rental, The Cove offers a wide variety of water sports rentals at Sylvan Beach Supply Co., the vacation community’s flagship store. Guests can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, riding water bikes, and bicycling or rent fishing equipment to take advantage of the championship-quality fishing that has drawn the Bassmaster Open to Oneida Lake year after year. Fishing, deck, and ski boats are also available for rental to accommodate guests’ preferences. The Cove features a heated in-ground swimming pool, where kids and adults alike can make a splash, and a playground to keep little ones entertained. Each cottage also comes with a fire pit for toasting s’mores and enjoying evenings around the campfire.

What are the dining, entertainment and shopping options in the area?
Just minutes away from The Cove, The Lake House at Sylvan Beach, another Oneida Nation Enterprises property, offers indoor and outdoor dining, gaming, and live entertainment for guests 18 and over. With Turning Stone nearby, guests at The Cove can take advantage of more than 20 casual and fine dining restaurants at the resort casino. These include Wildflowers, located at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence-winning Lodge, which has been recognized with AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star Awards, and TS Steakhouse, which has also been honored with the Forbes Four Star Award. The resort is also home to a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a state-of-the-art sports betting lounge, and Exit 33 with four nightlife venues. Turning Stone’s Event Center and Showroom regularly host national music and comedy acts, as well as ESPN-televised boxing and other sporting events.

The Cove is also located within a convenient distance of popular area attractions like the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Fort Stanwix National Monument, Finger Lakes wine country, The Farmers Museum, the New York State Fair, and many more.

What are some must-see outdoor sites in this part of Upstate NY?
Upstate New York is known for its stunning natural beauty, and The Cove puts guests at the center of it all. Parks like Verona Beach State Park, Chittenango Falls State Park, Oneida Shores Park, and Green Lakes State Park welcome guests with hiking and biking trails, swimming, and unique features that include beautiful waterfalls and crystal-clear glacial lakes. The Erie Canal Bike Trail is nearby for visitors hoping to explore the region on bicycle, and golfers can enjoy playing through three championship-level courses at Turning Stone that have been recognized as the best in New York by leading publications.

Oneida Lake is the largest lake in NY. What is the history of the lake and surrounding area?
Oneida Lake takes its name from the Oneida Indian Nation, a federally recognized Indian nation and founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy. The Oneida People have called this region their homelands since time immemorial and forged a special bond with American colonists as they stood side-by-side in some of the most important conflicts of the American Revolution. The Oneidas became America’s First Allies and have remained enthusiastic partners with local communities ever since, supporting the region’s economic development with enterprises that span entertainment, dining, spas, golf, and more.

Is The Cove pet friendly?
Dogs weighing 50 pounds or less are welcome at The Cove, and each cottage may accommodate up to 2 dogs per stay. There will be a $100 plus tax non-refundable fee for the first dog and a $50 plus tax non-refundable fee for the second dog.

Many parks and attractions nearby The Cove welcome pets as well, so you can enjoy your summer lake vacation with your furry friends.

What types of activities are available for kids and teens?
The Cove was designed with summertime family fun in mind. Oneida Lake is the perfect place to teach kids to fish or try kayaking or canoeing for the first time. Water bikes and paddle boards offer active fun, while the included pontoon boat is ideal for tubing. Many of the area’s attractions near The Cove are also kid-friendly, whether you’re hoping for an educational outing, more ways to get active outdoors, or local events with offerings tailored for families.

What are the rates for a week-long stay and how far in advance should you reserve?
The Cove’s first summer is filling up fast—don’t wait to book your stay! Reserve your vacation before March 31, and you can receive a $250 activity credit for use at Sylvan Beach Supply Co. to spend on water sports rentals and other ways to have fun.

Early summer rates for a weekly cottage rental start at $2,485 and weekly rates during peak season start at $3,885. For more information and to reserve go to covesylvanbeach.com.