This time of the year can seem to stretch out forever in Central New York as winter conditions linger and the advent of nicer weather appears improbable. Homewood Suites New Hartford (lobby pictured above) and Lite 98.7 have come to the rescue. We're teaming up to give you a shot to win a "home away from home" free staycation.

Here's how to qualify: Snap a picture demonstrating why YOU need or want a staycation, then share it on our app. (If you don't have our app, you can download it for free right here.) For six straight weeks, starting the week of March 12-16, one winner per week will be chosen to receive a one-night staycation.

Have fun with those pictures. Show us some desperation, a mess, a problem in your life--anything you're anxious to escape from for a little getaway. We'll place you in the running for the weekly staycation. Here's an example of one of their great rooms:

Credit: Homewood Suites by Hilton

For Townsquare Media's general contest rules, click here or stop by the station at 9418 River Road in Marcy.

The hotel's features include a fitness center, an indoor pool, an outdoor sport court, and an outdoor patio with a gas grill. Here's a virtual tour of the Homewood Suites New Hartford rooms and amenities. Homewood Suites are Hilton properties and the New Hartford location is brand new.

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