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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


Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is the ultimate all-inclusive New York getaway! Stay in a luxurious AAA-3-Diamond room and spend your days enjoying the multitude of onsite activities and dining. The kids will love Big Splash Indoor Waterpark and horseback riding, while adults can relax at the Spa at Rocking Horse.


Bring your family to Rocking Horse Ranch Resort in the Hudson Valley, NY and enjoy an immense, all-inclusive vacation for all ages! The whole family will love the private lake with banana boat rides and kayaking, Big Splash Indoor Water Park, outdoor heated pools, nightly live entertainment, and much more!


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.


Indulge in a walk through the beautiful, award-winning gardens at Rocking Horse Ranch for a bit of calming. Their expert landscape team and in-house horticulturist, Maureen Wild, would be glad to talk to you about the designs! The breathtaking gardens are sure to relax and inspire you on your New York getaway.


Situated among the stunning Shawangunk Mountains, the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a year-round resort with the mountain beauty front and center. This mountain range is known for its biodiversity—explore this area by nature trails that start right from the resort! Or, stay on site and visit the exotic wildlife exhibit.


The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort gives you everything you need for a fun NY lake getaway! The resort boasts a private onsite lake with water sports all included in your package. Choose from Big Banana Boat Rides, kayaks and paddle boats, waterskiing (nominal fee), or try your luck at fishing. The resort even includes waterskiing lessons!


The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort was built in 1958. In the beginning, this ranch was rustic and focused primarily on horses. While still remaining one of the largest guest ranches in the country, now it's focused on family entertainment, becoming the first in the country to have an indoor water park and dozens of other facilities and activities—and they are always adding more!

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Rocking Horse Ranch Resort's riding adventures take you back in time with the flavor of the Old West. Enjoy trail riding and horse drawn wagon rides all year long! Whether you're an old hand or meeting horses for the very first time, you're sure to bring home memories that will last a lifetime.


Relax at the Spa at Rocking Horse after a relaxing afternoon. This New York spa offers the finest in techniques for women's and men's facials using Eminence—a luxurious organic skincare line—plus the most popular massages, including aromatherapy, deep tissue, Swedish and Reflexology!


Big Splash Indoor Waterpark at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort offers four exciting water slides and the Dynamite Alley Water Walk Challenge. There are also a variety of fun water features like geysers, dumping buckets, interactive fountains and more! The kids, and even the kid-at-heart, will love this waterpark adventure!

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
  • 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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