Oneida Indian Nation’s The Cove Named Winner in 2024 Family Travel Awards

The Cove at Sylvan Beach

VERONA, NY – The Cove at Sylvan Beach has been named a winner in Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Family Travel Awards. The property is owned and operated by Turning Stone Enterprises, the parent organization for all business operations of the Oneida Indian Nation.

Representatives from the Good Housekeeping Institute visited The Cove to experience the Upstate New York lakeside family destination and evaluated the resort for value, quality, safety, innovation, inclusion and convenience. The experts from Good Housekeeping also reviewed feedback from more than 3,000 verified travelers who visited award contenders during the past two years. Hundreds of destinations were considered, and The Cove was ultimately chosen among the best for family travel in the Northeast.

The Cove provides families the convenience and luxury to spread out in their own two- or three-bedroom cottage where they can grill dinner on their own gas grill, prepare a home-cooked meal in their own kitchen, or grab a bite to eat from Sylvan Beach Supply Co, The Cove’s café and general store. Located on Oneida Lake, New York’s largest lake, families have the unique opportunity to enjoy their own personal pontoon boat that is included with their cottage for a day on the water and visit several beaches around the lake.

The Cove Cottage Kitchen

“Since the day we put our first pontoon boat in the water, The Cove at Sylvan Beach has earned the distinction as a special and unique destination for families to spend time together and experience the beauty of Upstate New York,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO. “This ‘seal of approval’ from Good Housekeeping reflects our commitment to providing families an amazing place to enjoy and make lifelong memories.”

The Cove at Sylvan Beach features 70 cottages with in-unit washers and dryers, full eat-in kitchens, gas grills, fire pits, a heated in-ground pool and other amenities. Kids of all ages can enjoy a playground complete with a zip line and buoy swings.

The Good Housekeeping Institute experts spent eight months reviewing hundreds of submissions to find the best travel options for all types of families. When selecting the winners, judges considered standout picks for every trip preference and budget. Winners were selected by travel agents, travel editors, engineers, product analysts and scientists, as well as over 100 travel testers who were recruited to provide first-hand feedback.