Looking for a great summer escape close to home? Centrally located just 10 miles north of Syracuse and within a three-hour drive from Buffalo, Oneida Lake delivers spectacular scenery, water recreation and nearby state parks to explore—and The Cove at Sylvan Beach is the perfect vacation base from which to splash out and enjoy it all.
On the banks of New York State’s largest lake, Sylvan Beach is a hidden gem tucked away within a peaceful natural setting a world away from the daily hustle and bustle. The Cove just opened this summer, offering an attractive lodging option for those wanting to get away from it all.
Imagine settling into your own contemporary cottage for a week of total relaxation. The Cove fully immerses guests in lake living with complimentary use of a private pontoon boat with each accommodation.
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These single, two-bedroom or three-bedroom cottages provide plenty of room for families, with two full baths, king beds in the master bedrooms and extra-large bunk beds, along with thoughtful amenities like free cable and Wi-Fi access, full-size washers and dryers, well-equipped kitchens designed with upscale finishes and appliances, flat-screen televisions and gas grills. The Cove even stocks your first bundle of firewood for cozy gatherings and s’mores around the fire pit.
Within The Cove community, you’ll find a heated pool and playground. Stocking up on food and sundries is easy at markets and convenience stores just a quick drive away. Or if you prefer to dine out, treat yourself to cocktails and striking, seasonally inspired cuisine complemented by waterfront views and casino gaming at the Lake House at Sylvan Beach.
It’s the boat access that truly sets The Cove rentals apart. Cruise around the lake on your own 20-foot pontoon with 100-horsepower motor, fully outfitted with all the equipment necessary to assure safe excursions. (All boat operators must provide proof that they’ve completed a state-approved online safety course.)
Beyond Oneida Lake, journeys upstream into Fish Creek further expand opportunities for fishing and kayaking. To make a day of it on the water, stock up on picnic supplies, along with water skis, tubes, floats, paddleboards and other gear, at the Sylvan Beach Supply Co. right on site.
Water fun on Oneida Lake
All aboard! Explore the nooks and crannies of this scenic lake with a leisurely excursion on your own private pontoon boat, included with all cottage rentals.
Reel it in. Oneida Lake offers outstanding opportunities to fish for walleye, bass, perch and other native species.
Get your thrills. Rent a tube or water skis at Sylvan Beach Supply Co. and rev up the motor for sports adventures on the lake.
Get a new perspective. Kayaking offers an up-close-and-personal way to experience Oneida Lake.
Take it easy. Load up a picnic lunch, a good book and simply soak up some sun for the afternoon.