Central New York Accommodations with the Best ‘Extras’

Babe Ruth exhibit

Thinking about planning an experience in Central New York, but don’t know where to stay? Why not stay where the accommodations are themselves an experience.

Central New York’s hotels, beds and breakfast and inns go above and beyond when it comes to hospitality with extras that will allow you to visit some of the best breweries, museums and even spas.

Central New York accommodations are also home to great restaurants and plenty of opportunities for a fun nightlife experience. But, that’s only the beginning of the bonuses …

Bed and Brew with Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang pint glass full of beer

Perfect for any beer enthusiast, the Inn at Cooperstown offers an exclusive package with Brewery Ommegang. Guests will enjoy two nights at the Inn at Cooperstown and get to tour the award-winning Belgian-style brewery.

At the brewery, the package includes delicious multi-course food and beer pairing dinner. Guests will receive a commemorative, custom growler filled with any on-tap Ommegang beer of their choosing and one Brewery Ommegang sweatshirt or two T-shirts.

Take the Ultimate Baseball Hall of Fame Getaway

Babe Ruth's jersey

Ideal for baseball fanatics, this package provides a two-night luxury stay at the Inn at Cooperstown and a VIP after-hours private tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which is just a block and a half away.

Along with the tour, guests will also receive a free Baseball Hall of Fame membership and magazine subscription for one year.

Because you can’t leave the Baseball Hall of Fame without some memorabilia, this package offers guests a 10 percent discount at the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Store, an exclusive member lapel pin and a personalized commemorative bat.

Quiet Luxury

Located in Hamilton, the Colgate Inn encompasses historical charm and luxurious rooms. Closely associated with Colgate University, guests who stay at the inn receive 13 percent off their stay when they visit the university. The Colgate Inn has four great packages. Their Gourmet Getaway package includes a bottle of red wine upon check-in and dining credit.

For golfers, the inn offers a Stay and Play package. Guests can enjoy a discounted round of golf at the historic Seven Oaks Golf Course, a complimentary golf cart and dining credit at the inn’s signature restaurant, The Tavern.

If you’re interested in Colgate University, the inn also a package to give you the complete Colgate experience. Guests receive a bottle of champagne, the official Colgate Bicentennial Book and a gift card the bookstore at Colgate University. The Colgate Inn also has a great package for those who are looking to explore the area. Guests can explore the Central New York Food and Beverage Trail with a passport given to them by the inn and will receive a dinner credit for two at The Tavern.

A Great ‘Tradition’ of R&R

Traditions at the Glen in Binghamton offers one of the most unique spa experiences and one of the best golf courses in the region.

The spa at Traditions at the Glen has a salt sanctuary that encompasses a Himalayan salt cave designed to promote wellness with homeopathic healing properties. Popular in Eastern Europe, salt sanctuaries are recognized for their amazing health benefits. Ask about the many spa packages that include a session in the salt sanctuary as part of the bundle and treat yourself to an afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation.

In addition to the salt sanctuary, the spa also has an infrared sauna. This type of sauna has become an increasingly popular weight loss and detox method. The infrared light penetrates deep into the body tissue and causes the body to heat from the inside out, which helps to stimulate your cells and metabolism, release toxins and open sweat glands. Spending just 30 minutes in the Infrared sauna can help you to lose a pound of sweat in just 30 minutes and burn up to 600 calories.

Your First Resort

Skana Spa

Whether you’re looking for a night of entertainment, day of golf or quiet afternoon at the spa, Turning Stone Casino Resort has some of the best extras.

Located in The Lodge at the Turning Stone, Skana provides guests with a unique experience as they work to showcase American Indian cultural themes and luxurious spa treatments. Spa treatments include homeopathic facials, massages, prenatal pampering, manicures, pedicures and more.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive 40-50 minutes before their spa treatment to partake in a balancing water ritual, which unveils the powers of water, an important life force according to Oneida teachings. Steam baths, dry inhalation and the use of hot and cool water treatments help to stimulate the central nervous system and release muscle tension. This balancing water ritual is the perfect way to start your day of relaxation at Skana.

With a nightclub and several bars and restaurants, the Turning Stone provides a night of food, fun and excitement. Guests can enjoy dinner at the TS Steakhouse, gamble and have a few drinks, and finish the night by seeing a show at one of the many performing centers. Each bar and restaurant provides a different atmosphere, which makes it perfect for those who are looking for a diverse nightlife experience.

With these Central New York hotels offering some of the best extras, it will make it hard to want to stay anywhere else! No matter what kind of weekend adventure you’re planning, these hotels will have that extra something to make your trip that much more memorable.