Pamper Yourself at North America’s Top Spa When You Stay at The Cove

With so many things to do at The Cove at Sylvan Beach, it’s easy to fill up a full week with activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, fishing and cruising Oneida Lake in the pontoon boat that’s included with your weekly rental. Upstate New York vacations are all about outdoor fun, but with Turning Stone Resort Casino a quick drive away, The Cove also offers access to a host of experiences you won’t find anywhere else. If you require some serious relaxation and self-care during your summertime getaway, sk<:n^: The Spa is one you won’t want to miss. This award-winning spa destination has been recognized year after year for its luxurious services and amenities, and your stay at The Cove is the perfect time to treat yourself to a visit.

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Oneida Indian Nation Culture Meets the Best in Modern Spa Therapies

Skana (pronounced Ska;na) has earned a long list of top honors from leading publications and is recognized as a top spa destination not just in Upstate New York, but throughout the United States. Forbes Travel Guide has awarded the spa its Four Star Award, describing Skana's facilities as “sublime,” and Spas of America granted Skana the #1 spot on its Top 100 Spas list in 2021, calling it “one of the Northeast’s most luxurious spas.”

Mineral Pool at Skana

Step inside for a treatment, and you’ll soon see these accolades are well-deserved. Sk^:n^’s architecture and décor take inspiration from Native American culture with a welcome area inspired by the traditional arched Oneida longhouse. The spa’s name means peace in the Oneida language, and many of its treatments incorporate traditional healing plants, including sage, white pine, strawberries, sunflower and more. A visit to Sk^:n^ offers a chance to share in this heritage and enjoy the warm hospitality that is a cornerstone of Oneida culture.

A Spa Day to Remember

Your stay at The Cove should be all about relaxation. Starting the week with a day at Skana is sure to chase away the stress of your busy schedule and help you make the most of your vacation. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll feel cares melt away the moment you enter the spa.

A peaceful atmosphere that encourages tranquil relaxation extends throughout Skana’s spacious treatment rooms, including a VIP suite that accommodates couples’ treatments and groups. Guests enjoy access to women’s and men’s saunas, steam rooms and showers, as well as a co-ed mineral whirlpool with a striking central fountain and unique leaf design. To make the most of your visit, be sure to take part in the Balancing Waters Ritual before or after your treatment. The six-step process alternates hot and cool water treatments, steam baths and dry inhalation in progressive steps to stimulate the circulatory and central nervous systems while aiding in relaxation. After a facial, massage or body treatment, a relaxation room invites rest and reflection with a peaceful, phone-free environment.


Massage Room at Skana

Couples Soaking Tubs at Skana

Skana is also home to a full-service salon offering manicures, pedicures and hair, makeup and waxing services, as well as a boutique where products used throughout the spa are available for purchase. A café located in the main waiting area also offers healthy, delicious dishes created by the culinary team at Wildflowers, Turning Stone’s AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, to make your day of self-care complete.

Treat Yourself to a Day at Sk^:n^

Just a short drive from your cottage at The Cove, Skana offers a host of treatments to nourish the body and soothe the mind in unparalleled luxury. To make a visit to the region’s top spa, schedule an appointment online or call 315-361-8200 – appointments are in high demand during the summer months, so we advise making yours in advance of your visit.

If you’re planning on a spay day during your stay on Oneida Lake, be sure to add The Cove’s Ultimate Summer Experience Package when making reservations. The package includes a $250 Turning Stone Resort Casino credit for just $100, which can be used for spa services, golf and at any of the resort casino’s restaurants and Exit 33 nightlife venues. To learn more about Turning Stone amenities for guests at The Cove or to reserve your lakeside cottage, contact us today.