The Many Faces of Turning Stone Resort Casino
Las Vegas-style gaming, luxurious spa experiences, and the easy proximity to the New York State Thruway draw people in droves to Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. The year-round destination turned 25 last summer and the awards keep rolling in, including the designation of Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York State by Casino Player Magazine. For out-of-towners, making a weekend trip to Turning Stone is the perfect excuse to visit the Central New York region. If you’re a regular here, there’s probably something new to see or do, since the facility continues to expand, change, and grow. Check out everything on offer and decide which activities fit your style.
Peruse a Foodie Paradise
The combination of high-quality steakhouse favorites and panoramic views from The Tower have garnered a lot of attention for TS Steakhouse. They’ve earned consistent awards including most recently, Casino Player Magazine 2018 Best View and Best Romantic Restaurant in New York awards. Not to be outdone, Wildflowers’ unique combinations, tasting menus, and sumptuous Prix Fixe Menu has earned them accolades such as the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star Award.
Seasons Harvest Buffet is always a crowd-pleaser, with its outstanding selection of dishes that reflect seasonal and regional offerings. Choose from the variety of cuisines like Italian, Mexican, seafood, Mongolian grill, and much more.
For Central New York specialties, try Upstate Tavern’s offerings, which include Shrimp Riggies, Fish Fry, wings, and a large selection of craft beers brewed in the region. Restaurants that specialize in Asian food include Peach Blossom, which prepares dishes with a fusion of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese ingredients. If a hearty bowl of noodles is in order, head to Noodle Noodle for Vietnamese pho, Thai curry, and Japanese ramen.
Treat Yourself to Luxury Accommodations
Guests have a range of accommodation choices, from standard to luxury. The Lodge is an all-suite hotel with amenities that include a pool, hot tub, and exercise facility. For incomparable views and rustic interior design that complements the natural beauty of upstate New York, book your stay at The Tower. To be close to all the Turning Stone happenings, The Hotel is a centrally located option.
An affordable alternative may be The Inn, which is located two miles from Turning Stone and provides a free shuttle service. Room price includes a deluxe breakfast bar. RV enthusiasts have access to the full utility hookup at The Villages RV Park. With 175 paved sites, Wi-Fi, nature trails, and a seasonal pool and Jacuzzi, you’ll be road-tripping in style.
Unite with Fellow Sports Lovers
The golf opportunities alone—including award-winning indoor and outdoor facilities—are unbeatable. There’s also much more for sports enthusiasts and outdoor-lovers. Shop at the retail tennis store before hitting the indoor or outdoor tennis courts or choose racquetball if that’s more your speed. Guided hunting excursions on 3,000 acres of privately owned land known as The Preserve can be arranged during hunting season. Or spend a day or two salmon fishing on 1,500 feet of waterfront property on the Salmon River. Overnight accommodation at Salmon Acres Lodge is available.
Dance the Night Away
Turning Stone’s nightlife reflects the diverse and eclectic tastes of Central New York. If you want to relax in a chic lounge, try the Turquoise Tiger, a Film Noir-themed cocktail bar. Go to Tin Rooster for cold beer and country music. To see some of the local area’s best rock-and-roll bands, it’s The Gig. These options and more are available at the collection of nightlife lounges known as Exit 33.
Shop ‘til You Drop
The big shopping news is the recent opening of The Commons, adding four additional boutique stores to the existing Shoppes at Turning Stone. Now, guests have even more options to shop for contemporary and casual clothes and accessories for both men and women. You’ll also find local specialty items, pottery, a smoke shop, and more.
Attend a Special Event
It’s not only the Vegas-style gaming, luxury accommodations, and choice dining options that draw guests to Turning Stone. It’s also a venue for live music performances, comedy, and theatrical events. The Event Center, a 5,000 seat concert arena, is a popular boxing venue that features live fights as well as televised matches. The Showroom is a 700-seat cabaret-style venue for a more intimate entertainment experience.
Turning Stone Resort Casino is also the site of weddings, conferences, and special events. January 21 – February 3 is Restaurant Week. Six participating restaurants will offer special menus at set prices. At The Home Show on February 8-10, local home improvement businesses will come out to showcase the services they offer to anyone who needs help building, renovating, or maintaining their home. And finally, now is the time to book your Romance Package or dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day.
Turning Stone Resort Casino
5218 Patrick Rd.
Ph: (800) 771-7711