Last spring, I followed the tweets of my friend, Melissa of Girlymama. She was invited to a resort in New York. The resort sounded familiar, like one I skied at growing up with family and friends. But gorgeous resort with a water park like the one she was visiting? We stayed in a motel! Curious, I clicked through @girlymamamel’s twitterstream to find that she was at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. And, by looking at their webpage, I realized it was the same resort… just very different.
I didn’t learn to ski until I was about 14. My husband was 17. We wanted to make sure that our children had an opportunity to learn earlier than we did, and we’d been planning to take our kids skiing last year, but never got around to it.
I tweeted @GreekPeakResort: I have such fond memories of Greek Peak growing up! I told my husband that I wanted to go back.
When Greek Peak invited our family for a weekend, there was no turning it down. I wanted to relive my skiing and family and friend’s experiences. I wanted to share it with my kids. And I wanted to check out this gorgeous place that Melissa was talking about.
The resort? Fabulous. Hope Lake Lodge was built and opened just over a year ago (Dec. 2009) and it is beautiful, clean, and tremendously maintained. It is a true family resort with 106 units created for a real family vacation: with full kitchens, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms available. We stayed in one of the largest units, the C-Loft. Yes, loft. We were in a hotel, but had a second floor in our room.
In addition to the accomodations being wonderful, there is so much to do. Skiing, Snowtubing, waterparks, babysitting, kids programs including evening activities… there’s always something to do.
Only 3 hours and 40 minutes from our suburban Philadelphia home, its a straight shot up I-81. The family adventure helped us to create moments and memories.
And the kids want to know when they can go back. The best part? The answer: Winter. Spring. Summer. or Fall. Because Greek Peak Mountain Resort has become a resort for all seasons, with activities year round.
Watch our vlog for tours of the resort and to learn more about our vacation.
Want to go? Of course you do! Start planning your travel to Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY. Book 2 nights at the Hope Lake Lodge (of course!), and get the 3rd night free. When you call to book, mention code JUST PRECIOUS.
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