Many of us have temporarily hit pause on travel plans due to the worldwide pandemic, but that certainly doesn't need to kill our wanderlust completely.
To keep spirits lifted and minds wandering during the holiday season, fill the stockings of loved ones with gift cards, and memberships from Cortland County establishments to spend or experience later. Not only will you be supporting local businesses who need our help more than ever, but it will serve as a symbol of hope for all the adventures to be had in the future. Plus, gift cards can be used whenever the time is right, whether that’s three months from now, next year, or beyond!
Check out these lodging gift cards available in Cortland County that can be used to plan for future adventures.. Contact the hotel directly about acceptance guidelines prior to purchasing.
BEST WESTERN FINGER LAKES PLUS
The offer 'Travel Cards' between $25 and $1,000. There are multiple designs to choose from, and orders are mailed within one to three business days from the time it is placed. Travel Cards issued for the face value of the card do not expire, though, those purchased as promotional or loyalty awards may contain an expiration date.
If you've been feeling cooped up in your apartment or home and looking for some more outdoor time, start planning an adventure and reserve a camping site to visit in 2021. Cortland County has four family-friendly campgrounds - Country Hills Campground, Cortland Country Music Park, Forest Lake Campground, and Yellow Lantern Kampground. Although gift certificates are not available, you can begin booking stays for the 2021 season. Call individual campgrounds for more specific information.
CLARION INN & SUITES / ECONO LODGE / QUALITY INN & SUITES
Choice Hotels include budget-friendly brands such as Clarion Inn & Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, and Econo Lodge. Cards come in $25 denominations ranging from $25 to $300. Cards are shipped and only have expiration dates if explicitly labeled on itself.
FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOT INN & SUITES IN CORTLAND
Amounts are available between $25 and $2,000. Choose from one of their gift card designs and treat yourself or someone else to a hotel stay, spa day, culinary experience and more. You can have the gift card shipped or emailed to your recipient.
There’s no rush in planning your stay, as Hilton Gift Cards do not expire. Whether you are purchasing a gift card for yourself or as a gift, there are no purchase fees. Choose from the most popular denominations: $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500.
HOPE LAKE LODGE AT GREEK PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT
Choose from full suites that include a kitchen, fireplace, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players. Or go for a traditional hostel-style room with a bedroom and bath. Gifts cards are available starting at $25. Advanced reservations for for guest rooms and all adventure attractions is required.
LYNNE PARKS ’68 SUNY CORTLAND ALUMNI HOUSE
The Parks Alumni House can host up to ten overnight guests in their five luxurious rooms. Guests can enjoy socializing or relaxing in the unique common rooms, a complimentary continental breakfast, air-conditioning, cable television, and wireless internet access. Once you're done exploring the picturesque grounds, take the short walk to downtown Cortland to visit local shops, restaurants and the SUNY Cortland campus. There are three gift certificates denominations available - $100, $150 and $200. They are good for any room on any night, subject to availability.
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