Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Take a look inside:

The Adirondack-style building featuring a panoramic view of southern Onondaga County, offers the perfect location for your next special occasion. Available for weddings, parties, meetings and more, Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest also serves as an intimate public gathering place for skiers and all other park users looking to kick back and warm up around the fireplace during the winter. The expansive deck, outdoor seating areas, an indoor summer lounge and Adirondack style chairs make the lodge equally as enjoyable the rest of the year. The park offices and ski/snowshoe rental shop are located at Skyline Lodge.

"Absolutely one of the best parks in Onondaga County...Skyline Lodge is beautiful and a wonderful place for almost any event."
Monica T., Syracuse, NY

Memorable Weddings, Meetings, Parties and more!

2100weddinginsidewebSkyline Lodge at Highland Forest can hold groups of up to 150 people inside. For smaller functions, the space can be divided to hold up to 80 in the Limestone Room and up to 50 in the Kenyon Hollow Room. We have an exclusive caterer or you may bring in your own home-cooked food. (Please contact the Reservations Department, (315) 451-6249 or reservations@ongov.net, for current information about the caterer.) Reservations for the entire facility are available up to 2 years before the date of the event. Reservations for either the Limestone Room or Kenyon Hollow Room may be made up to 6 months before the date. 

Reservations

  • Reservations for the entire facility are available up to 2 years before the date.
  • Reservations for either the Kenyon Hollow or Limestone Rooms may be made up to 6 months before the date.
  • Click here for rates, payment & cancellation policy.
  • Click here for the Skyline Lodge Regulations/Policies
  • Click here to check availability or request a date for your next event or call the Onondaga County Parks Reservations Department at (315) 451-6249.

A Winter Wonderland!

Skyline Lodge is also home to the cross-country ski/snowshoe rental shop and the park offices. On weekends, holidays and school breaks during peak seasons be sure to visit the snack bar.


Photo credit: Wedding couple outside - Maggie Gallagher Photography

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Tables 27  8-person round tables; 18 6-person rectangle tables 
Catering All customers must use the exclusive caterer unless planning a home cooked food event.
Please note: If you choose the home cooked option, Highland will provide tables, chairs & garbage removal only. Customer must supply everything else. 
Kitchen Sink, oven with 6 burner gas cooktop, ice machine, refrigerator (standard 30”) with freezer. Available to customers who have chosen the home cooked food option. 
Fireplace Gas fireplace on Limestone side of room. If the room is divided, the Kenyon Hollow Room will not have the fireplace.
Deck The deck is available to use during your event. Customers must supply their own chairs, arbor/trellis, etc. The chairs provided for inside use are not intended for outside use. Please note: Exclusive use of the deck is not included in your rental, the general public will have access to it during your event.
Music DJ or band allowed.
Speaker System Skyline Lodge has a speaker system and wireless microphone. Please note: Skyline Lodge does NOT have WIFI.
Tents Tents are not permitted.
Parking Lot can accommodate 190 cars

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Reservations for the entire facility may be made up to 2 years in advance, while reservations for either the Limestone or Kenyon Hollow Rooms may be made 6 months ahead. Only one group may reserve the lodge/room per day.

The lodge/rooms are available year-round and may be reserved in the spring, summer & fall for up to 8 hours, this time frame includes set-up, event and take-down. In the winter months, the lodge/rooms are only available to reserve from 7:00pm-11:00pm, this time frame includes set-up, event and take-down.

FULL payment is due within 1 business day of receiving an invoice for all online reservations. 
MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted. Payments can be made online. Phone reservations require payment at the time of placing the reservation. Checks, money orders & cash are accepted only when making the reservation in person at the Reservations Office at Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY.

Click here for the Skyline Lodge Regulations/Policies.

For more information about reserving Skyline Lodge, call (315) 451-6249, email reservations@ongov.net or click here to visit our Parks Reservations page.

To schedule a tour of Skyline Lodge, call (315) 683-5550 or email highland@ongov.net.

Open Year Round
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY & HOLIDAY
Mid-March - Mid-December
The lodge is available to reserve for up to 8 hours between 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Mid-December - Mid-March: The lodge is only available to reserve from 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Entire Facility - up to 150 people $750
Limestone Room - up to 80 people $450
Kenyon Hollow Room - up to 50 people $350
MONDAY-THURSDAY
Mid-March - Mid-December
The lodge is available to reserve for up to 8 hours between 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Mid-December - Mid-March: The lodge is only available to reserve from 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Entire Facility - up to 150 people $500
Limestone Room - up to 80 people $300
Kenyon Hollow Room - up to 50 people $200

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • A minimum of $50 per rental day  (or the entire price if less than $50) is non-refundable.
  • All refund/cancellation requests must be made in writing by mail or email:
    Onondaga County Parks
    Attn: Reservations
    106 Lake Drive
    Liverpool, NY 13088
    email - reservations@ongov.net
  • Cancellations received more than 10 months before the event date will receive a full refund, minus a $50 per rental day, non-refundable administrative charge.
  • Cancellations received less than 10 months before the original event date will not receive a refund UNLESS the date & time is reserved by another party AND the permit holder contacts Onondaga County Parks in writing, see above for contact info, no more than one week following the original event date. If the date is reserved by another group, the permit holder will receive a refund, minus a non-refundable administrative charge of $50 per rental day.
  • Please note: Skyline Lodge refund amounts will be determined based on which section of the facility is re-reserved. For example, if the original reservation was for the entire lodge ($750) and only the Kenyon Hollow Room ($350) is re-reserved, the refund will be in the amount of $350.

Add a Sleighride to your rental for an additional $275. Contact Highland Outfitters at 315-289-3775 for ride information.

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Online: Click here to check availability or request a date for your next event
Email: reservations@ongov.net 
Phone: (315) 451-6249 

Physical Address

1254 Highland Forest Rd.
Fabius, NY 13063

For more information about Highland Forest call (315) 683-5550 or email highland@ongov.net.

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.