How to get there
Turning Stone Resort and Casino is just west of Utica, N.Y. Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to the New York State Thruway to exit 33. Turn left, and the resort is on your left at the first traffic light.
Turning Stone Resort
5218 Patrick Road
800-771-7711; 877-833-7469for a listing of events.
Open 24 hours day, seven days week.
Where to stay
The Hotel at Turning Stone
Built into the casino, with 274 rooms, including suites with Jacuzzis, patios, and terraces. Includes free access to swimming pool and valet parking.Rates $99-$299.
The Lodge at Turning Stone
A separate, upscale, full-service hotel next to the casino and that was scheduled to open Friday. Rooms $295-$375; rooms with fireplaces and balconies, $425.
The Inn at Turning Stone
5558 W. Main St.
This is the area's low-price alternative, about a mile from the casino, but includes 24-hour shuttle service on demand, as well as a free continental breakfast 6-10 a.m., plus free valet parking and a health spa. Rooms $75-$120.
Where to eat
(All in the resort)
Steaks and seafood in a rustic atmosphere. Entrees $17-$59.
Thai and Asian dishes. Entrees$10-$65.
Italian meals and pizza from a wood-burning oven. Entrees $14.50 to $24.