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Embrace Romance this Valentine's Day!

Overnight Woodcliff Valentine's Packages

Surprise Your Loved One & Embrance Romance this Valentine's Weekend!

Overnight & Brunch for Two in Horizons Restaurant

(Available Saturday, February 12)

Overnight & Breakfast for Two in Horizons Restaurant

(Available Friday, February 11, Sunday, February 13 & Monday, February 14)

Enhance your stay by adding:
  • Romantic Dinner for Two in Horizons Restaurant with a special Valentine's Dinner Menu
  • Two 50-Minute Spa Treatments at Spa Elan
  • Couples Massage at Spa Elan
Call 585.248.4810

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa The High Point of Your Valentine's Day!

Join us in our Ballroom for a Comedy Theater Presentation of...

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

A comedy about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives & in-laws.

Overnight Comedy Theater Packages available!

Enhance your stay by adding:
  • Two 50-minute Spa Treatments
  • Couples Massage in Spa Elan
Packages are offered Friday, February 11 & Saturday, February 12, 2011.

Call 585.248.4881

New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?
Get a jump on the holidays and those New Year's resolutions now!

Join Woodcliff Health Club for
$39 for 1 month
$99 for 3 months

Give yourself or your family the gift of fitness

HURRY! Offer expires December 31st. 2010 - Call 585.248.4845 and...

Get on the Road to Fitness and Wellness!

Black Friday ONLY!

Black Friday ONLY! (11/26/10)

BUY a $100 Gift Card & Receive a Gift Just For You....
A Gift Certificate for Brunch for Two!

Indulge that special someone with a Gift Card from Woodcliff Hotel & Spa.

Gift Cards are available for a host of exciting options...

  • Spa Elan Treatments

  • Horizons Restaurant

  • Sports Club Memberships

  • Weekend Packages

  • Golf
Gift The Good Life!

Looking for a Place to "Catch Up" with Friends?

Wednesday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Eve)
Horizons Lounge featuring Specialty Martinis, Drink Specials, our Famous Chocolate Fountain and live DJ from Whirlin' Disc playing music from the '80s & '90s from 8:00 PM to Midnight.
Gift Cards available for the Holidays!

Ring in the New Year with a Celebration High Above It All!

No Plans for New Year's Eve?

Here are some suggestions of ways to ring in the New Year in style.
  • Classic New Year's Eve Package includes Overnight & Champagne Brunch in Horizons Restaurant $239

  • Ballroom New Year's Eve Package includes Overnight, Ballroom Buffet Dinner & Breakfast Buffet $299
  • Horizons Grand Celebration includes Elegant Dinner at Horizons Restaurant, Overnight & Champagne Brunch in Horizons Restaurant. $350
Join us for a celebration of fine dining, entertainment, fireworks, dancing and more! Call us for New Year's Eve Reservations at $585.248.4852

All packages are for two people. Tax not included.

Holiday Shopping?

Can you think of a nicer gift for this holiday season? Indulge that friend, family member or special someone on your list with a Gift Card from Woodcliff Hotel & Spa. Gift Cards are available for an array of exciting options:

Dining, Spa Elan, Golf, Health Club Memberships, Weekend Packages and more...

Call our holiday gift line at 585.248.4840 or order on line

Grand Brunch Buffets!

There is no better place to spend the Holidays with Family and Friends than at Horizons Restaurant!

Our Grand Brunch Buffets will be served at Horizons Restaurant on the following dates: December 12, 19, Saturday, December 25, Christmas Day, Sunday, December 26 and Saturday, January 1st. New Year's Day. $39 for adults, children 12 and under $20.50. Grand Brunch Buffets will include an omelet station, breakfast breads and pastries, vegetables, pasta, vrious entrees, shrimp, crab claws, seafood salad, artisan cheeses, composed salads, pates, sausages and our carving board offering several options including roast sirloin of beef.

Hours of Grand Brunch Buffets are from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Call for reservations today! 585.248.4825

Bill Slater, solo Piano, will enhance your experience with holiday carols and other festive music selections.

It's The Season to Celebrate!

For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Chef Wilkinson will be creating traditional holiday menus featuring a four-course dinner including a beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian offering. Entress will be priced accordingly and include soup, salad, dessert, coffee or tea, warm rolls and whipped butter. Entree prices will range from $32 to $45. Children 12 and under are at half the adult price. Our full service bar and Wine Spectator award winning wine list are available for your dining pleasure.

For reservations call: 585.248.4825

Merry Christmas! Don't forget to treat that special someone with a gift card from Woodcliff Hotel & Spa....the perfect holiday gift! Call our holiday giftline at 585.248.4840 today!

Thanksgiving at Woodcliff

Kick Off your Thanksgiving Week at Woodcliff!
Wednesday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Eve) - Horizons Lounge...Chocolate Martinis, drink specials, our famous chocolate fountain and a live DJ from Whirlin' Disc playing music from the "80s & '90s from 8:00 pm to Midnight

Get your early Christmas Shopping Done! Buy a Gift....Receive a Gift Just for You! Purchase a $50 Woodcliff or Spa Elan Gift Card and receive a gift certificate for brunch for two.

Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day.
A Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner will be offered in our Ballroom for Families and Groups. An extensive buffet with carved roast turkey, sirloin of beef, salads, traditional dishes and home made luscious desserts $29.95 for adults $11.95 for chilcren under 12.

For the kids a special viewing of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" will be presented in our pumpkin patch and to make the day even more memorable....

Black Friday Shopping Special - Purchase a $100 or more gift card and receive a gift certificate for brunch for two!

Santa Claus will be in our hotel from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

For Reservations Call 585.248.4825

Horizons Restaurant Fall Lineup...

Take a look and join us for these new great weekly features at Horizons Restaurant.
Monday - Prime Rib for Two - includes Caesar side salad, Prime Rib with Mashers for each and a slice of our signature torte to share for dessert - $39.95 for two.

Wednesday - Unlimited Pasta Night - Chef Wilkinson will create two different pasta dishes each week. Enjoy as much of both as you like. Includes an antipasto plate and a cannoli for dessert. $18.95 per person (Valid in Horizons Restaurant - no doggie bags please)

Friday - Seasonal Fish Fry Night - The featured fish, batter and breading will change weekly! Chef's selection of sides will accompany your entree. $17.95 per person.

Enjoy great food, service and spectacular views!

For more information and reservations call: 585.248.4825

Horizons Coffee Corner is open!

No time for breakfast?
Stop by the "NEW" Horizons Coffee Corner at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa.

Enjoy your favorite Starbucks Coffee, Frappuccino, Espresso and TAZO Tea along with any of our house-made breakfast pastries.

Monday - Friday 6:00 - 10:00 am
Saturday & Sunday 6:00 - 11:00 am

Do You Know What's New at Woodcliff?

our new Horizons Coffee Corner!

No time to have a leisurely breakfast? In a rush? How about a quick breakfast?

Horizons Coffee Corner will be offering Starbucks Coffee, Hazelnut & Vanilla Syrups, Nespresso, Espresso, Tazo Tea, Bagels, Cream Cheese, Jams, Croissants, Jumbo Muffins, Bottled Waters, Juices & Beverages.Many items are house-made by our award winning pastry chefs.

While lounging in our new overlook lobby admiring the spectacular view, enjoy a hot cup of coffee, ice frappucchino or your favorite beverage.

Mother/Daughter Back to School Getaway

Mother/Daughter Back to School Get-A-Away

Make your daughter’s back to school special and strengthen
your bond with her before she starts a new year full of challenges!

Spend a “day at the spa” at Spa Elan and pamper your daughter as well as yourself!

Summer season is in full swing…enjoy a relaxing facial, a wax or a pedicure.

Start your teen off with proper skin care. Our Teen Facial will motivate and educate your teen with a skin care lesson followed by an introductory facial.

Spa Elan features Eminence Natural Organic Skin Care products from Hungary.
Try one of the following specially designed facial treatments - Beat the Heat, Summer Sweet and Sweet Cheeks! These facial revitalizing treatments focus on protecting and repairing the skin from the damaging rays of the sun and smell fantastic!

Spend an overnight get-away with our Spa-Jama Party Package
Overnight accommodations for two with welcome amenity
One salon or spa treatment per person at Spa Elan
Treats in the Spa Lounge
Evening Vegetarian Pizza & Saratoga Sparkling Water
Use of Sauna, Pool and Exercise Equipment
$300 for two

Prices exclusive of tax and gratuity
For Reservations call: 585.248.4810 or 800.365.3065

Back to School Shopping Spree

Make your "Back to School Shopping" fun an exciting for you and your children. Take a mini vacation and get the shopping done at the same time. Woodcliff's shopping package is the perfect choice.

Our package includes:
Ovenight accommodations for up to 5 people
Breakfast for Two
$25 Gift Card for Eastview Mall
VIP Coupons for Waterloo Premium Outlets
For reservations call: 800.365.3065 or 585.248.4810
Package does not include tax or gratuity.


Horizons Restaurant wine list received once again the 2010 Wine Spectator

"Award of Excellence". Cheers!

Join us this Monday Night!

This Monday we are bringing back our most popular Steak Night!
Make a date with your favorite someone and enjoy a three-course
Prime Rib Dinner for Two for just $39.95. Includes:

  • Choice of two garden or Caesar side salads
  • Two savory 12 oz. cuts of our Spice Encrusted Prime Rib
  • Mashed potatoes
  • One Signature dessert to share.
This Monday, Horizons Prime Rib for Two for just $39.95!

Monday is Steak Night at Horizons!

Today....Monday, June 14 we are featuring a 16 ounce Delmonico steak for our Monday Steak Night. $19. So come on over and have dinner with us!
For Reservations Call: 585.248.4825.

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 20!!

Reservations for 10:00 am sitting are still available for Father's Day Grand Buffet Brunch so bring Dad in early so he can get out on the golf course for a round.
Don't forget to treat Dad to a Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Gift Card and receive a complimentary round of golf with any gift card purchase.
Also Dad can have a FREE round of golf when he brings the kids to play with him on Father's Day! If he prefers a relaxing round....have Dad show us a picture of the kids and he will receive a 50% discount!

For brunch reservations call: 585.248.4825
To order your gift card call: 585.248.4840

Hot & Spicy Martini...

New drink specials in our Lounge! This week we are featuring the "Buffalo" martini. Svedka vodka, Pimento stuffed olives, some blue cheese crumbles and sriracha peas.

It's spicy & cheesy! Come and try it!

New Summer Menus at Horizons Restaurant!

New seasonal menus are up and running in Horizons. How does "Citrus-Watermelon Glazed Pork Tenderloin" strike you? "Coconut Shrimp" is back at lunch...yum! Come in often and try all twenty five new items and many your old favorites like the "Sweet and Tangy Barbecued Salmon".

Call 585.248.4825 for reservations.

Spa-Tini & Toes is Back!

Sandal Season is Here...
Enjoy a complimentary signature Martini or glass of wine with a Spa Elan pedicure or any other 50-minute spa or salon service.
Thursdays 4:00 - 8:00 PM - May through August, 2010.
Call 585.248.4870 for your appointment!

Memorial Day Weekend Golf Special

Memorial Day Weekend Golf Special!

Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31, 2010

$10 per person for 9-Holes

$15 per person with a cart

For Tee Times call 585.248.4880!


Bring your son/daughter to golf with you on Father's Day...and you will enjoy your round of golf for free! If you prefer to have a golf outing away from the kids....you will receive a 50% discount on your round of golf when you show us your children's picture!

Offer good on Father's Day only! - Father's Day is Sunday, June 20, 2010

For te times call: 585.248.4880

Outdoor Pool Opening...

We anticipate opening our outdoor pool on Friday, May 28, weather permitting.We will once again have a patio food service from Horizons restaurant.

Why not enjoy an outdoor lunch with a friend or work associate?

Tour of the Finger Lakes Wine Dinner

So far this year, we have had many wonderful New York State wines paired with Chef Wilkinson's fabulous food. This dinner will highlight favorites of the season, plus a couple of wineries we have not hosted yet!

Join us Thursday, May 20, 2010, 6:30 pm Meet and Greet

7:00 pm Dinner at Horizons Restaurant for a wonderful evening of delicious food and fine wines.

This five course dinner will be the culmination of our Winter/Spring wine and food pairing series.

For reservations call 585.248.4825.

Enjoy the Game!

Major League Baseball Channel is now available in hi-def at Horizons Lounge,
Join us and ENJOY THE GAME!

Sundays are Bring Your Own Wine Night!

Due to popular demand Sundays are now "No Corkage Fee Night"!

Dust off that favorite wine or special vintage and join us for dinner!

Available in Horizons Restaurant only.

For Reservations Call: 585.248.4825.

Mondays is Steak Night at Horizons!

Join us Monday nights at Horizons Restaurant and enjoy one of our Executive Chef's selected steak specials. Your steak will be accompanied by your choice of blue cheese butter, Cabernet or Chimichurri Sauce, mashed Yukon gold potatoes or fries.

(No substitutions....however other sides are available a la carte).
Horizons is THE PLACE to be on Mondays!
Call 585.248.4825 for reservations and Chef's Selection.

Do You Know What's New at Woodcliff?

Exciting new lobby extention is almost ready offering spectacular views of the Bristol Valley and unforgettable sunsets!

New Lunch and Dinner Menus Coming Soon!

Chef Steve Wilkinson is hard at work "whipping up" his new menus to bring you delectable selections for the Spring/Summer Lunch and Dinner menus with the freshest fruits and vegeatables that the summer harvest offers.

Come for a Round of Golf....and

Enjoy a complimentary draft beer or select beverage in Horizons Lounge with the purchase of a lounge menu item. Present your "Bag Tag" to receive your beverage. Tag must be used on the same day you play. One per person. Cannot be combined with any other promotions.

Spa Elan Celebrates Moms During the Month of May!

Bring Mom to experience the ultimate in foot care with a signature Spa Elan pedicure. Half price with a 50-minute spa treatment. Offer is good Monday through Thursday May 1-May 31, 2010.Call 585.248.4870.

Pamper Mom in a very special way!

Tune Up Your Short Game...

Mother Nature provided us with some great weather for golf this past weekend. If you didn't make it out to the "Best Kept Secret" in Rochester golf, come out and play a round soon. The golf carts have arrived and we are into the "swing" of things. We are still accepting leagues for the summer, as well as tournaments......

Quick & Easy Grenadine Syrup...

From the experts at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Lounge. To Make your own Grenadine syrup. Buy a quart of pomegranate juice and simmer it until it reduces to 2 cups. Add 2 cups of sugar and simmer until sugar dissolves. Cool and store in a clean bottle. This is the real deal not like those artificial flavored and colored products. We use this at the bar in our lounge at Horizons.

Administrative Professionals Day is next Wednesday April 21

If time is of the essence and you cannot break from the office...

say Thank You! to your staff with a Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Gift Card, the perfect appreciation gift. Gift cards are available for a host of exciting options....Spa Elan treatments, Horizons Restaurant, Weekend Packages, Sports Club memberships and Greens Fees.

To order your gift card call: 585.248.4840 or www.woodcliffhotelspa/giftcards

Only Six Days....

To reward your Administrative Professionals.

Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 21, 2010.
Treat your office staff to a fabulous lunch at Horizons Restaurant....they will each receive a complimentary glass of house wine or a dessert of their choice.

Make your reservations today! 585.248.4825.

Summer is Just Around the Corner!

See Your Skin in a New Light this Summer...Indulge yourself in a luxurious facial treatment at Spa Elan with a state-of-the-art skin care technology by Eminence*

Your Skin Care Line...Naturally

Feel the difference that natural ingredients like real Hungarian paprika, wild plum and apricot make.

To schedule your Eminence facial call 585.248.4870

*The first and only certified organic skin and body care from Hungary made with natural organic products.

Stop by Horizons Lounge...

and try one of our drink specials prepared by Andy Milliman, our head mixologist, and staff. Our April infusion will reflect the warmer weather. Enjoy drink specials such as The Key Lime Pie and The Pomegranate & Key Lime Cocktail.

Administrative Professionals Day

Don't forget...Administrative Professionals Day is April 21, 2010. Treat your office staff to a fabulous lunch at Horizons Restaurant....they will each receive a complimentary glass of house wine or a dessert of their choice while they enjoy their "Well Deserved" break!'

Lunch specials will include:
  • Chicken & Artichoke Pasta

  • Luau Salad

  • Broiled Sole
Enjoy spectacular spring views and creative food at Horizons Restaurant!Lunch is served 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - reservations recommended: 585.248.4825

Wine Tasting Evening

Woodcliff Wine Societies April Wine and Food Tasting.

Come to Woodcliff for an evening of wine tasting....
When: Thursday, April 15, 2010
6:00PM - 8:00 PM
We will be featuring the Finger Lakes wines from Dr. Konstantin Franks, paired with tapas style buffet created by Chef Wilkinson.
Non-members pricing is $30, Woodcliff Wine Society Members $25, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Horizons Restaurant will be bringing you these exciting evenings of wine and food paring the third Thursday of every month... Mark these dates in your calendar!
For tickets call 585.248.4825 or go on line to http://www.localwineevents.com/

Wedding Tasting

Woodcliff hosted a very successful Wedding Tasting for brides & grooms as well as parents for the 2010 upcoming wedding season. Our guests had the opportunity to taste Hors D'Oeuvres, Salads, Entrees and different wedding cake flavors.

Featured wedding cake (above picture) was a 4-tier, white cake with fudge filling, frosted white butter cream icing, and covered in light blue rolled fondant. A 2” wide black ribbon is wrapped around the base of the cake and Victorian style piping done in black colored butter cream prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Michelle Carlson.

In addition to tasting excellent food, delectable pastries, Sparkling Champagne and still wines for their special event our Sales Team modeled various hair styles created by our stylists at Spa Elan. Many tables were set with themes showcasing various options for linens and center pieces.

A good time was had by all the attendees!


During the week of Passover, starting March 29 through April 5th, Horizons Restaurant will offer the following Passover-friendly meals at both our lunch and dinner services. (Our kitchens and dining areas are NOT kosher).
~Matzo ball soup
~Salmon Croquettes
~Spinach & Feta cheese Passover lasagna
~Matzo breaded chicken cutlet with ginger fruit sauce
~Eggplan Casserole
~Lamb Shanks with kosher merlot.

For reservations call 585.248.4825

Treat Mom to a Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch!

Horizons Restaurant Mother's Day Grand Brunch is filling up fast... There is still room for the Bountiful Brunch we are featuring in our ballroom. At the Bountiful Buffet we can virtually take any size group (with reservations of course). This buffet will also feature a Kiddies Buffet. Call 585.248.4825 to make your reservations.

On Line Reservations for Horizons Restaurant.

Our new on-line restaurant reservation system is now linked to Horizons http://www.woodcliffhotelandspa.com/dining/horizonsrestaurant
web page or... you can find us on www.opentable.com. Isn’t technology grand?

Wine Tasting Evening

Only four days left to make your reservations. Don’t miss out! Our wine and food pairing featuring Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars, Salmon Run Wines is this coming Thursday, March 18 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. Many great wines to taste and of course Chef Wilkinson’s fabulous foods to pair with them.www.opentable.com or call 585.248.4825

St. Patrick's Day

St. Paddy's Day is this Wednesday and Chef Wilkinson is preparing corned beef and cabbage with steamed potatoes. It is available at lunch and dinner in the restaurant and Lounge. Talk about the luck of the Irish! Here's an Irish toast for the day, "May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live."
For reservations call: 585.248.4825

Tax Break Personal Training Sale!

Are you:
¨ Bored or stuck in a plateau?
¨ Not seeing the results you want with your current workout routine?
¨ Looking for a new challenge?
¨ Training for an event or getting ready for a reunion or wedding?
¨ Unsure how to optimize your time at the gym?
¨ Ready to step onto the golf course in your best shape ever?

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa knows a successful exercise program begins with a plan specifically designed for you! Whether your goal is to get stronger, look better, run faster or simply feel good, let our nationally certified trainers help you achieve your fitness goals.

Purchase any package of sessions
and get 1 free!

Fitness Assessment $25 (regularly $30)
Three (3) Sessions $110
Five (5) Sessions $180
Ten (10) Sessions $360

Must purchase by April 15th and use by June 30, 2010.
For more Information or to schedule call 585-248-4845 or speak to Jan, Darnell or Chris.
Get ready for your summer activities now!

Step into Spring...

Slip into Woodcliff for an overnight and...two can

Stay for $99 and receive a

Spa treatment of your choice for $50.

Offer is good on the evenings of March 12 & 13, March 19 & 20, 2010.

Put the Spring back into your Step!

*Tax and gratuities are not included. Spa treatments are limited to facials, massage, pedicure, manicure. Not valid with any other offers. New bookings only. Based on availability.

For reservations call 585.248.4810 or 800.365.3065.

With the weather is turning in our favor... it's time to start thinking about getting outdoors and enjoying a round of golf on our beautiful Woodcliff Golf Course. The course will be opening before you know it! Our 9 hole, par 35 golf course, offers a challenge for golfers of every level. This season Woodcliff is offering community memberships...... at a discounted rate. A single golfer can play unlimited golf Monday-Friday for only $250.00 or a 7 day membership for only $450.00; 16 & younger can become a 7 day member for only $300.
Please call 585.248.4845 for more membership information.
Memberships are valid for the 2010 golf season.

Exiting New Page Added

We've added a new page to our dining section. Executive Chef Steve Wilkinson has his own page! He will be featuring a recipe of the month as well as giving cooking tips... take a few moments, take a peak and let us know what recipes you like, were they easy to prepare? maybe you had lunch or dinner at Horizons and you really liked a certain dish? let us know...Chef Wilkinson will post the recipe.

Pamper Mom....

Don't forget to Pamper Mom this Mother's Day!

Give her a Gift Card from Spa Elan.... allow her to choose from the many luxurious treatments.... facials, massage, manicure, pedicure, hair styling and more... To order your gift card call: 585. 248.4840 or e-mail

Spa Elan.... Where her senses will be intrigued!


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