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Dining at Greek Peak Mountain Resort

In full disclosure, we were provided with a food credit to enjoy the dining at Greek Peak Mountain Resort/Hope Lake Lodge.  We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun.  As usual all opinions are my own.


If you haven’t already heard, my family and I had a great time during our stay at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. We made the most of the skiing and activities, and even visited Downtown Cortland. But one thing we left with was FULL STOMACHS. We were never far from food! From buffets to Starbucks, eat in your skis or your swimsuit, we never went hungry.


Greek Peak Mountain Resort Dining Options



Getting a taste of the buffet at the Acorn Grill

Our kind of buffet at the Acorn Grill

Hope Lake Lodge Dining Options

  • Acorn Grill
  • Edgewater Cafe
  • Starbucks
  • Room service


Greek Peak Mountain Dining Options

  • Trax
  • Taverna
  • Track Shack


Immediately upon our arrival we decided to visit the Cascades Indoor Waterpark and get some lunch at the Edgewater Cafe. We had our choice of the standard food choices; burgers, pizza, hot pretzels. There were also healthy options with hummus or veggie crudite or yogurt. No need to dry off if you’re hungry or thirsty, as the Cafe is open as long as the waterpark is open. Outside food is prohibited  at Cascades.


While we waited for our room to be ready, Starbucks in the lobby at the Hope Lake Lodge was the perfect treat! The hot chocolate kept the kids occupied and we adults had our usual. Starbucks was one of our favorite things about Hope Lake Lodge! We visited often, despite the coffeemakers in our room! Starbucks offers pastries as well.




Our first night we took the shuttle to the mountain to dine at the recently remodeled Trax restaurant. What a huge space! It makes it easy for skiers to take an “apres ski” and enjoy a delicious full service meal. We were pleased to be led right to a seat, where we could watch the night skiers come down the trails. There’s also a new large deck with a fire table outside the restaurant (service only inside though). On the opposite side we watched pizza making and there are plenty of televisions throughout. Our service was quick and a rock duo was setting up for an evening performance. Trax offers a large variety of pizzas, sandwiches and burgers and salads. We enjoyed our sandwiches, and the kids were happy with the familiar kids meals. Trax serves lunch and dinner during the ski season.


Our kids are always fans of a buffet – and honestly so are the adults! Acorn Grill in the lobby of Hope Lake Lodge offers a breakfast buffet and we took advantage of it both days. For just $5.95/child $11.95/adult you can have your fill of eggs, waffles, cereal, bacon, sausage, pastries and more! Buffets are a great way for your kids to try those foods you haven’t given them yet as well as filling up for the busy day ahead! I didn’t order the buffet the first morning, and the meal I ordered was almost spilling off the plate; there was so much food! Acorn Grill is open daily, for each meal. The dinner menu is impressive! There’s duck, and impressive array of salads and seafood but no worries, there’s still a kids menu.  Don’t feel like leaving your cozy room?  Call up for room service!


While skiing on Saturday we discovered Taverna, the cafeteria on the first level of the ski lodge at Greek Peak. It was an old school feeling with a grill, packaged salads, bottled drinks and a daily special (the burritos looked so yummy)! We were able to spend some time resting after a morning of skiing, and were thankful for its location close to the slopes. Also on the mountain was the Track Shack, a ski up snack stand that smelled delicious! They advertised waffles and if we hadn’t had a full breakfast at the Acorn Grill we would have dug in. Seating for food purchased at the Track Shack is right at the deck next to the location.



You won’t go hungry at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, but remember, if you’re staying in a suite you do have a full kitchen! Some preplanning of bringing food that’s easy to prepare can make for some memorable in room meals to get you out on the slopes faster.


In theory, you should be able to charge all food purchases at the mountain and in the lodge to your room but it was inconsistent for us. So just bring a credit card in case!

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In full disclosure, we were provided with a food credit to enjoy the dining at Greek Peak Mountain Resort/Hope Lake Lodge. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun. As usual all opinions are my own.

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