a taste of summer in the middle of winter

This weekend, we took a little family retreat. We needed one, believe me! Life has been so crazy lately. Since we returned from Disney two weeks ago, we've all been sick, my husband has been traveling, we've had EVEN MORE snow and our house has been annoying the heck out of us (what with the furnace not working and needing a new oil tank and all). Needless to say, we needed to recharge.

We headed up to Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY. Just what we needed.


We had such a fantastic time! I've never been to a indoor water park before and wasn't sure what to expect, but it was really nice! The kids had a blast swimming. And they even tried tubing. (And, boy, did they sleep well. Holy cow, they were exhausted! It was awesome!) And it was so nice to go somewhere that was warm… even if it was inside 😉
Colin was totally hysterical! He has zero sense of self-preservation and just throws himself into the water. He was seriously depressed that he could not go on the gigantic slide with Daddy. And he loved the small kiddie pool with a tiny slide (which he went down face first, of course)!

 DSC_0366-1Gracie was the biggest surprise of the weekend. Our normally timid little girl loved the waterslides! She was barely tall enough to go on them and once she did, it was all she wanted to do. Even if I was on the other side of the waterpark with Colin, I could tell when she went down the slide… she screamed the whole way down. Ellie and Gracie both loved the pools that went outside.

And the girls LOVED tubing with Daddy! (Mommy stayed in the room while Colin rested. Sitting by the fire. Sipping a hot cup of coffee and reading a book. Awesome.) I even got treated to a massage Saturday. It was fabulous!

I highly recommend running away from home!!

disclosure: greek peak provided our family with a room for the weekend. i was not compensated financially for this post. a review coming soon to girlymama reviews.

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1

    Wow, that’s the coolest indoor water park that’s totally awesome many kids will love this.

  2. 2

    Looks like so much fun! … and the fireplace sounds dreamy!
    I hadn’t heard of this one, but am planning to go to another one in PA next month… looking forward to it! 🙂