As the leaves transform and temperatures drop, Cedar Lakes Estate undergoes a delightful metamorphosis into a snug woodland retreat. From November 22nd, 2023, to April 2024, you can experience the hotel’s all-inclusive “Winter Getaways” package. In keeping with its summer camp heritage, Cedar Lakes Estate offers an array of complimentary winter activities, ensuring you remain warm and entertained at your leisure. These activities include snowshoeing, sledding, cornhole, curling, cocktail hours, game nights, ice skating and a variety of board games. For those seeking coziness, there are indoor fireplaces and outdoor fire pits to curl up by. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in add-ons like spa treatments in majestic winter igloos, skating on the transformed garden rink, a Chef’s Table dining experience with drink pairings, or fun seasonal classes like Whiskey tasting + Dad Jokes.
Beyond the Estate, you’ll find more than fifty miles of trails for skiing, biking, hiking, and snowshoeing in the Port Jervis Watershed, making it a top winter destination. The High Point Cross-Country Ski Center stands out as one of the best-equipped and well-groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe areas in New Jersey, offering equipment rentals. Groomed with precision, this center provides excellent conditions for skiers of all levels, with the added charm of a picturesque setting. High Point’s snow making equipment covers three loops, and its high elevation ensures a bountiful natural snowfall, making it the prime choice for winter sports enthusiasts in the Northern New Jersey and NYC Metropolitan area.
Here’s a breakdown of your stay:
Thursday: Arrive as early as noon to explore the property, embark on a guided tour, and settle into your room by 4pm. Kick-start your vacation with a Cedar Lakes classic: Mixology. Learn professional techniques while crafting your own cocktails in a Winter Igloo using fresh, high-quality ingredients. As the sun sets, relish a magical Cedar Lakes sunset inside an exclusive heated crystal-clear igloo, enjoying drinks and snacks from the aperitivo menu. After dinner, unwind with a complimentary Game Night in the Treehouse Lounge and savor a nightcap at the bar.
Friday: Begin your day with a delicious breakfast featuring classics like homemade fluffy pancakes with maple syrup tapped from the property’s trees. Spend your day outdoors, breathing in the fresh mountain air. Participate in various activities and enjoy drinks in the Treehouse Lounge, followed by a delightful seated dinner in the Pavilion. Join the guided Campfire Hike to work up an appetite between meals. The Treehouse bar opens between lunch and dinner, providing a delightful complimentary snack. For dinner, opt for a fireside dining experience in the Pavilion or a private five-course dinner with drink pairings in one of the Winter Igloos. Don’t miss the Dad Jokes, Chocolate, and Whiskey event at the Canteen, featuring a flight of local dark spirits and a side of cheesy humor.
Saturday: Start your day with the world’s most coveted cinnamon rolls and visit the Canteen for Becky’s Buns, available in limited quantities as a pre-breakfast treat. The morning is yours to explore or to relax in the Treehouse with video or board games and snacks. You can also join a Fishing (or Ice Fishing when weather permits) expedition with coffee, bait, and supplies provided. Alternatively, enjoy breakfast and book a massage in the toasty Igloo Spa with a view of the icy landscape. Get cozy and try your hand at Stitch ‘n Bitch, a unique cross-stitching activity with cheeky design templates and fancy punch. Join the Saturday Supper, a five-course Chef’s Tasting Menu dinner, often featuring live music or a live DJ on select weekends.
Sunday: Sundays are meant for sleeping in, at least until the extravagant Sunday Brunch buffet opens. After brunch, the day is yours to explore the local area or simply relax in the Treehouse while watching football on the big screen. Enjoy Sunday Brunch with complimentary Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Weather permitting, try Snowmobiling on their open fields lined with snow-covered pine trees, or unwind with a puzzle and specialty latte in the Canteen. Sharpen your culinary skills with one of the Head Chefs in their “Have Your Pie, and Drink It Too” baking class, paired with local hard-cider tasting. Join them in the Treehouse for the famous Cedar Lakes Estate afternoon pick-me-up at 3pm. Conclude your visit with a Sunday Sports + Smokehouse dinner in the Treehouse. On Monday morning, savor a seated à la carte breakfast or take it with you if you’re in a hurry!
To learn more, visit cedarlakesestate.com.