Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest

Take a look inside:

 

  • As of August 6, 2021, masks will be required for all members of the public and employees in all indoor county buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
  • NEW reservations are now available for dates through 2023.

  • Capacity limitations have been lifted.


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. Covered patio, 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 Todeschini, Syracuse, NY

Memorable Weddings, Meetings, Parties and more!

2021SkylinePicA2Skyline 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. You may choose to use our exclusive caterer or you may bring in your own home-cooked food. 

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.
  • All customers must choose one of the following food service options upon placing their reservation: Full Service Catering, Drop Off Food Service or Home Cooked Food. Customers are required to use the exclusive caterer for all catering, White Linen Hospitality presented by Bull & Bear, unless choosing the home cooked food option. We strongly recommend potential customers contact the caterer prior to placing a reservation to review food & beverage options available.
  • Click here for rates, payment & cancellation policy.
  • Click here for the Skyline Lodge Policies
  • Click here to check availability or request a date or call (315) 451-6249.

White Linen Hospitality Catering

Our exclusive caterer, White Linen Hospitality presented by Bull & Bear is available to help with all your event needs and will help you plan your perfect day. They offer full service catering, food delivery, set-up and more. Feel free to contact them at any time to review menu options, pricing, other needs, such as flowers, DJ and much more. We strongly recommend potential customers contact the caterer prior to placing a reservation to review food & beverage options available. They can be reached at (315) 559-8800 or info@whitelinenhospitality.com.

A Winter Wonderland!

Skyline Lodge also houses the cross-country ski and 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 (5ft diameter); 18 6-person rectangle tables (6ft x 2.5ft)
Kitchen Sink, oven with 6 burner gas cooktop, ice machine, refrigerator (standard 30”) with freezer. Customers must bring their own utensils/cookware. 
Catering All customers must use the exclusive caterer, White Linen Hospitality presented by Bull & Bear, for any full service or drop off food service events. All customers, planning to serve food, must choose one of the following options upon making their reservation: Full Service Catering; Drop Off Food Service; Home Cooked. 
Full Service Catering White Linen Hospitality presented by Bull & Bear's Full Service Catering includes a personal event planner, venue coordinator, linens, flatware & more.
Drop Off Food/Home Cooked Option If you choose the Drop Off Food Service or Home Cooked option, Highland Forest will provide tables, chairs & garbage removal only. Customer must supply everything else including linens, tableware, etc. You will be contacted by the Highland staff approximately 2 weeks prior to your event regarding room set-up, numbers of tables/chairs needed, etc. Please note: Home cooked means cooked in a home setting, not in a restaurant or food truck or other commercial kitchen.
Fireplace Gas fireplace on Limestone side of room. Kenyon Hollow Room does not have fireplace.
Deck The deck is available to use during your event. Customers must supply their own chairs/tables. The tables/chairs provided inside are not to be moved outside. Please note: The deck is a shared space. Exclusive use of it is not included in your rental, the general public will have access to it during your event.
The deck is 2500 square feet. 75' long by building x 20' deep and 30' x 30' to the north.
Music DJ or band allowed.
Accessible Skyline Lodge is wheelchair accessible.
WiFi Skyline Lodge does not have public wifi.
Bridal Suite/Changing Room Skyline Lodge does not offer a private bridal suite or changing room facilities on the premises.
Tents Tents are not permitted.
Parking Lot can accommodate 190 cars
Dogs Service dogs only are permitted inside the lodge.
Misc. The following are not permitted: balloons, fireworks, sparklers, floating lanterns, tape, tacks or nails on walls or fireplace.

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 Skyline Lodge may be made up to 2 years in advance, only one group may reserve the lodge per day, while reservations for either the Limestone or Kenyon Hollow Rooms may be made 6 months ahead. Please note: Skyline Lodge is one large room, if divided the one large room becomes two smaller rooms, Limestone Room & Kenyon Hollow Room, When divided, the Limestone Room is larger and offers access to the fireplace and features the cathedral ceiling.

FULL payment is due within 1 business day of receiving an invoice for all reservations. 
MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted. Payments can be made online or over the phone.

Click here for the Skyline Lodge 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.

We strongly recommend potential customers contact the caterer prior to placing a reservation to review food & beverage options available. For catering information, contact White Linen Hospitality presented by Bull & Bear at (315) 559-8800 or info@whitelinenhospitality.com.
 
Potential customers are welcome to visit the lodge, and view the room(s), during current regular business hours, Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am-3:00pm. No appointment is necessary. The room(s) will not be open to view during private events. Click here to view the calendar.

Please note: As of August 6, 2021, masks will be required for all members of the public and employees in all indoor county buildings, regardless of vaccination status. 

AVAILABILITY/RATES
April - November:
The lodge/rooms are available to reserve for up to 8 hours between 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Prices below are per day.
Set-up, ceremony (if applicable), event & clean-up must take place during the selected 8 hour time frame.

December - March: 
The lodge/rooms are available to reserve from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Prices below are per day.
Set-up, ceremony (if applicable), event & clean-up must take place during the 4 hour time frame.

Skyline Lodge - up to 150 people  $750 - Friday-Sunday & Holidays $500 - Monday-Thursday
Limestone Room - up to 80 people 
$450 - Friday-Sunday & Holidays $300 - Monday-Thursday
Kenyon Hollow Room - up to 50 people $350 - Friday-Sunday & Holidays $200 - Monday-Thursday

Planning a winter event? Add a sleighride to your rental.
Contact Highland Outfitters at (315) 289-3775 for ride information.


Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • A minimum of $50 per rental day is non-refundable.
  • All refund/cancellation requests must be made in writing:
    Email - reservations@ongov.net
    or
    Onondaga County Parks
    Attn: Reservations
    106 Lake Drive
    Liverpool, NY 13088

  • 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. Payments made for Limestone Room or Kenyon Hollow Room are non-refundable.
  • Payments made for dates reserved less than 10 months ahead are non-refundable.

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

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

Catering Information: (315) 559-8800 or skylinelodge@bullandbearsyracuse.com
 

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.