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TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice: U.S. Top Ten Family Resort

The family fun never ends at this award-winning family resort just 90 minutes north of New York City. Offering 4 seasons of outdoor and indoor activities for all ages; Winter Fun Park, unlimited horseback riding, Big Splash Indoor Water Park, home of the 250-foot long Gold Rush Flume Ride. Summer water sports are available on our private lake featuring Banana Boat water rides, kayaking and paddle boating. Winter Fun park activities feature our 500 foot long Timber Chutes snow tube lanes, Skiing (instruction and equipment included), horse drawn sleigh rides, Skate Center featuring an all weather surface, perfect for teaching the little ones. Kids and adults LOVE the bungee jumpers and rock climbing stations. New in 2016, Mountain Tubing allows you to enjoy the fun of snow tubing all year round. End the night with top-name entertainment, featuring magicians, comedians, jugglers, and circus acts from around the world. Get cozy in their updated rooms with luxurious Simmons® plush top mattresses and Bunk Beds for the kids. It’ll be the best family vacation you’ve ever had!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 113 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Highland
  • Nearby Water On Property
  • Open Dates All Year


Experience a unique all-inclusive New York getaway with your family or friends at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort! You'll enjoy a luxurious AAA-3-Diamond room while spending your days immersed in the many onsite activities and dining. From Big Splash Indoor Water Park to horseback riding, there's something for everyone to enjoy!


When you stay at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, you'll have access to your own private lake! Enjoy summer water sports, which are available on their private lake feature Big Banana Boat Water Rides, kayaking, paddle boating and water skiing* (instruction and equipment included for a nominal fee). You won't have to fight with other tourists for this beach!


Bring the family together at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort where there's plenty of exiting family fun right onsite! From horseback riding to fishing and rock climbing, you can discover unlimited entertainment to experience together! Create lifelong memories with the people that matter most at Rocking Horse!


Bring some creativity and excitement to the table for your next business meeting or event at Rocking Horse Ranch! Their Western charm, variety of fun onsite activities, and Award-Winning facilities combine together to create the most memorable event your company has ever had. From small informal meetings to black-tie events, Rocking Horse Ranch offers everything you need for a successful getaway!


Family fun is guaranteed with a vacation at The Rocking Horse Ranch! Here, you can bring together generations of families for an unforgettable reunion in the heart of the Hudson Valley. With endless horseback riding, water sports, evening entertainment, and delicious meals from Award-Winning Chefs, a family reunion at Rocking Horse Ranch is sure to go above and beyond your expectations. Come and discover a wonderful location full of great fun that will bring your family even closer together than before.


For a bit of relaxation from the endless excitement at Rocking Horse Ranch, head to their asward-winning gardens for peace and quiet. Talk to Maureen Wild, their expert in-house horticulturist, and their landscape team about the designs and simply let the calming, beautiful views inspire and rejuvenate you! Reconnecting with nature has never been this easy!


When you're at Highland's Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, take some time out to go fishing! Ask the friendly staff to help you find a location nearby that will fit your needs. Pack your lures and cast your line on your next vacation!


Rocking Horse Ranch Resort in New York is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Enjoy this all-inclusive resort where you wont have to worry about a thing. The views of the Shawangunk Mountains will greet you and your loved one each morning. Enjoy a horseback ride together, or enjoy the waterpark! You'll fall in love with the resort as well as each other on your next vacation.


Located amongst the stunning Shawangunk Mountains, Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is the ultimate mountain retreat in New York! Take a horseback ride through the glorious nature trails, enjoy the views from your private room, and much more! There's plenty of exciting mountain fun waiting for you at Rocking Horse!


The private lake at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is like a breath of fresh air. Hit the waters for swimming, waterskiing (nominal fee), fishing and much more! Or, for those calm, relaxing days, simply walk along the shore with your feet in the water or enjoy a little picnic by the shore!


When Rocking Horse Ranch Resort was first built in 1958, it offered a strong rustic environment and was truly centered around horses. While that all still remains today, the ranch has transformed into a place where families and friends can enjoy a fun-filled Catskills vacation. It's one of the first ranches in the country to have an indoor water park and plenty of other onsite facilities and activities! Come experience it all today!

Dude Ranch

Experience a memorable ranch getaway that will leave you wanting more at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort! Go horseback riding, take a horse drawn wagon ride or let your little ones enjoy a pony ride. From beginners to the seasoned rider, there's something for everyone! Trails rides are four season and open all year long.


During the summer months, come to New York's Rocking Horse Resort and spend your long weekends riding horses and enjoying the great outdoors. For Memorial Day, set out on a horseback riding excursion and during Labor Day, enjoy the waterpark! If you're more in the mood for a relaxing weekend, book a treatment at the Spa at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort.


The Spa at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort lets you take a step out of reality and feel pampered and rejuvenated. The offer a variety of relaxing treatments including facials and massages such as Swedish, Aromatherapy, and Deep Tissue. Take time for yourself this vacation with the Rocking Horse Ranch Spa.

Villas and Condos

Overnight accommodations at Rocking Horse Ranch consists of guest rooms, housed in two separate buildings -- the Main Lodge and the Oklahoma Building. Rooms range from single queens, to double queens, and some with even bunk beds -- sleeping two to six. Amenities include Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable televisions, refrigerators, hair dryers and irons.


Big Splash Indoor Waterpark at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a dream come true for kids and adults alike! Slide down the 250-foot long Gold Rush Flume Ride and go on an adventure with the Dynamite Alley Water Walk Challenge. There's also the Fort Geyser Aqua Station with slides, dumping buckets and more—perfect for little kids!

Additional Information

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Indoor Playground
  • Rifle Range
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Waterpark
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • In Room Safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Bingo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Dodgeball
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • Kid's Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Service
  • ATM
  • Babysitting/Daycare
  • Concierge
  • Luggage Hold
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Spa Services
Languages Spoken
  • English

Nearest Airports

  • Dutchess County Airport (POU) / 8.2 miles
  • Stewart International Airport (SWF) / 13.8 miles
  • Danbury Municipal Airport (DXR) / 35.5 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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