Sleepy Hollow Lake Resort, Akron, NY
I recently took a trip to Kingdom Bound at Darien Lake, NY. While there we stayed at Sleepy Hollow Lake Resort in Akron. I’ve been to Kingdom Bound a number of times over the years and have stayed at Darien Lake State Park, Skyline RV Resort, and now Sleepy Hollow. All provided a good experience – but I wanted to take a few moments to highlight Sleepy Hollow – as I was really impressed.
While their website needs a refresh, the actual resort is quite nice. Upon entering you immediately arrive at the office/store which is well-stocked with supplies and reasonably priced – a pleasant surprise. Just a little beyond is a nice playground. Continue up the main shoot and you see a small lake on the right side with a beach front, areas for fishing, and rental boats (e.g. paddle boats) available. The area is generally wooded and there are places apportioned for both RV and tenting – and a number of small one and two-bedroom cabins.
We stayed in a cabin – so I will focus in on these. Our cabin was two bedrooms. The master bedroom was larger with a large bed, the smaller bedroom was quite small with bunk beds – obviously targeted towards children. The couch in the kitchen/living room area pulled out into another full size bed. There was a stove, refrigerator/freezer, air conditioner (window unit), and kitchen table/chairs. The bathroom included an RV style toilet which worked just fine – running hot/cold water in both the sink and in the full-size bath tub.
Outside we had a picnic table and a fire pit. There were plenty of space for walking on the roads that lead around the campground, pavilions to eat at, and public restrooms/showers if needed (we didn’t utilize them, since we had ones in the rooms.
For an extra fee you can enjoy the petting zoo or mini-golf – neither of which we had the occasion to try. There is also another playground, a basketball court, and baseball diamond – none of which we had occasion to see / utilize.
The pricing was reasonable – on weeknights $75/night for two bedrooms or $65/night for one bedrooms.
I hope to return to them if occasion leads me back in the area in the future. A+.