1 . Villa Roma

Callicoon, New York

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Pack up the whole family and come celebrate 40 years at Villa Roma! Located in New York’s Catskill Mountains, Villa Roma offers an all-inclusive Catskills experience.

People of all ages enjoy Villa Roma, one of New York’s greatest family-friendly resorts. Kids have their own ideas about vacation and Villa Roma offers Children’s Programs for toddlers, young kids and teens! Kids enjoy scavenger hunts, ice cream parties and storytelling hour. Adults enjoy an eight-lane bowling alley, two tennis courts and an 18-hole championship golf course. Spend the day at Villa Roma’s ski area featuring ice skating, two slopes with chair lifts, a tube run and plenty of snow! Breakfasts and dinners, included in the all-inclusive packages, are served in the main dining room. The resort offers six on-site dining venues ranging from classic fine dining to casual cafes. At night, enjoy live entertainment at Club Forum, dance to the DJ at Marty’s Lounge or grab a drink at the Mezzanine Piano Bar’s outdoor patio. Enjoy a true Catskills experience. Vacation at Villa Roma, a family-friendly resort offering great entertainment for all ages. Check out the resort’s Spring/Summer theme weekends as well as their fantastic family fun weekends special!

Address

356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, NY 12723

Mountain range

Catskill Mountains

Getting there

From New York & Metropolitan area, take the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey Palisades Parkway to New York Thruway North. Proceed on Thruway to Exit 16 and proceed west on Route 17 to Exit 104. Take Route 17B (Raceway Road). Go West to Cochecton 17 miles, at the blinking light turn right at the intersection on Route 17B West and 52A, then follow the signs to the Villa Roma.

2 . Rocking Horse Ranch

Highland, New York

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A perfect getaway for active families, the Rocking Horse Resort in Highland, New York offers an action-packed vacation for young and old.

The perfect spot for both indoor and outdoor family activities, the Rocking Horse Resort is an all-inclusive resort north of Manhattan. Dine on three all-you-can-eat meals daily created by culinary expert Chef Michael Hoysardt. Looking for adventure? Enjoy the Big Splash indoor water park, open year-round, featuring a 230 ft. slide and water walk challenge. Great summertime activities include a climbing wall and a brand new bungee jumper. During winter, the resort owns a private winter park which includes a ski area, ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides. Make sure to check out the Fun Barn with its foam factory, climbing wall and bounce structure! For some rest and relaxation send the kids to the children’s day camp, where they participate in supervised sports and games, while you unwind at the massage and facial center. The resort offers nightly entertainment including wild-west shows, circus shows and a bonfire where families participate in sing-a-longs and marshmallow roasts. Looking for the ultimate family adventure? Look no further than the Rocking Horse Ranch, a perfect family getaway in New York.

Address

600 Route 44/55, Highland, NY 12528

Mountain range

Adirondack Mountains

Getting there

From New York City, take NYS Thruway Exit 18 (I-87 New Paltz exit) Turn right on to Route 299, drive 2.5 miles, take a right onto New Paltz Road; after 3/4 mile, take a right onto Pancake Hollow Road. Follow as it winds for 3.5 miles to Rocking Horse Ranch Resort.

3 . Darien Lake Resort

Darien Center, New York

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Family fun comes fast at Darien Lake Resort, where a thrilling amusement park, a splash-tacular water park, and luxurious lodgings provide adventures for all ages!

Start your Darien Lake Resort stay with a scream at the amusement park, which features towering roller coasters, exciting children's rides, and water attractions. Speaking of water, aquatic adventures abound at the water park, which is teeming with slippery slides, lazy rivers, and exciting tube rides. Dry off in a guest house, lodge, or cabin. These accommodating lodgings feature such amenities as gas grills, air conditioning, cable television, and private porches. For some off-property fun, head to Niagara Falls and stare in awe of the cascading water! This resort truly provides excitement for every member of the family. Experience wild rides, water-fueled fun, and a host of amenities!

Address

9993 Allegheny Road Darien Center, NY 14040

Highlights

Opening day features the exciting "Ignite the Night" show, a stunning laser and pyrotechnics display!

Related activities

Partnering up with Live Nation, the resort offers a collection of exciting musical concerts throughout the summer!

4 . Fieldstone Farm Resort

Cooperstown, New York

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Family fun awaits around every corner at Fieldstone Farm Resort! This countryside getaway offers an oasis of outdoor activity and family-friendly accommodations. Explore the lush wilderness, have a blast onsite, or head to the nearby Baseball Hall of Fame for a family vacation you'll never forget!

Relaxation and recreation unite at this incredible countryside stay! Located near Cooperstown, this unique destination offers cottage-style hotel suites on 170 beautiful acres of farm country. Here, you will be able to truly escape the hustle-bustle of the cities and indulge in all of life's simpler pleasures. The kids will love keeping an eye out for the wildlife, catching frogs, or climbing up the jungle gym. Onsite basketball, tennis and volleyball is available, as well as an outdoor pool for relaxation. The two ponds are teeming with catfish and bass, so don't forget to bring your pole and bait, or stop by the resort store to pick some up! Head into town and have a ball at the Baseball Hall of Fame. With activities awaiting onsite and off, your family is in for an unforgettable experience!

Address

201 Roses Hill Rd, Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Extra Stops

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, and honors those who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport.

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There's so much to do onsite! The kids will love riding the jungle gym and merry-go-round and playing sports on the basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts!

5 . Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

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The Mohonk Mountain House is a classic Hudson Valley resort. A majestic Victorian castle 90 minutes north of New York City, the resort is one of America’s oldest family-owned resorts.

Located on the banks of Lake Mohonk, the “Lake in the Sky”, the Mohonk Mountain House offers activities and adventure for the whole family! Lake Mohonk is truly magnificent, slightly hidden at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge. Rock formations rising from the water frame the Victorian-style resort forming an elegant mystique. With over 85 miles of hiking and biking trails, families enjoy an authentic Hudson Valley vacation. Activities include weekend carriage rides, snowshoeing, and a Kid’s Program. Tour the award-winning Show Gardens or get lost in the Victorian Maze. On weekends, rock climb at Skytop with an authorized guide from Alpine Endeavors. Your getaway includes three daily meals featuring modern American cuisine using ingredients indigenous to the region. Try the resort’s daily lunch at the Granary or grab a quick snack and drink at the Carriage Lounge. At night, delight in roasted s’mores, dancing and more! For family fun, plan your next getaway to the Mohonk Mountain House. Your family will feel like royalty staying at this Victorian castle!

Address

1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

Mountain range

Shawangunk Ridge

Getting there

From New York City, go north on the NYS Thruway (I-87 north) to Exit 18, New Paltz. After leaving the NYS Thruway at Exit 18, turn left at the traffic light onto Route 299/Main Street. Follow Main Street through New Paltz. Immediately after crossing the bridge over the Wallkill River, turn right (follow "MOHONK" sign). After 1/4 mile bear left at the fork and follow Mountain Rest Road and Mohonk signs to the Gatehouse. (NOTE: The Mohonk Gatehouse is located about six miles west of the Thruway Exit.)

6 . Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Lake Placid, New York

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Situated in the heart of the Olympic Village in Lake Placid and on the shores of Mirror Lake lies the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort. This green and sustainable resort is the only one in the United States to have received the Audubon Society’s 5 Green Leaf Eco Rating for Hotels.

A year-round resort, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort offers a memorable Adirondacks experience. The resort features a white sand beach and provides canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. Fish for trout and perch in Mirror Lake. In winter, ice skate, dog sled or spend the day skiing at Whiteface Mountain. At the end of the day, relax in the heated indoor pool. The Golden Arrow has the only Kidz Activity program in Lake Placid – a daily dose of arts & crafts, games, contests and more. The resort also has Kids Night Inn where kids indulge in pizza, movies and no parents. Grab a bite at Generations Restaurant, take a gondola ride on Mirror Lake or dance at Roomers Nightclub. Perfect for family togetherness as well as some quality time without the kids make the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort your next family getaway!

Address

2559 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Mountain range

Whiteface Mountain-Adirondack Mountains

Fun facts

Hosted many celebrations during the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics

7 . The Georgian Resort and Conference Center

Lake George, New York

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Located on the shores of Lake George, The Georgian Resort and Conference Center provides great Adirondacks entertainment. Within walking distance to the shops in downtown Lake George Village and close by several attractions, this resort is a great family getaway.

Family vacations in the Adirondacks never seemed so fun! Featuring a heated swimming pool and patio, a private beach and a dock area, The Georgian Resort is an elegant, four-season resort. Kayaks and paddle boats available for rental. Local attractions found off-site are the Great Escape Six Flags Amusement Park, Water Slide World and more! Shoppers are sure to enjoy the Million Dollar Half Mile Outlet Center just a short drive from The Georgian. For ski lovers, both West and Gore Mountains are a short drive away. Dine at Giovanna’s on the Lake or enjoy a quick lunch at the Boca Bar which overlooks Lake George poolside. At night, mix dining with entertainment at the Dinner Theater which features a rotating national cast. Overlooking beautiful Lake George and offering stunning views of the Adirondacks Mountains, The Georgian Resort and Conference Center is a wonderfully secluded family getaway. Learn more about the resort’s great specials and packages!

Address

384 Canada Street, Lake George, NY, 12845

Mountain range

Adirondack Mountains

Getting there

From most of New York State, take the NYS Thruway to Albany, Exit 24. Through the final toll booth keep right and take the exit reading I-87 North, Montreal, follow I-87 to Exit 22 (50 miles). Go right at exit, right from the stop sign. Bear right downhill to light. Go straight from this light. 1/4 mile on left is The Georgian Resort (across from school.)

8 . Fairway Suites At Peek'n Peak Resort

Clymer, New York

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Find four seasons of family fun at Fairway Suites At Peek'n Peak Resort, where every month offers up a world of vacations for every age!

No matter the season, there's a reason to visit this family fun center. When the summer sun is shining, tee it up on the resort's Lower Golf Course, head to Lake Erie Speedway, or enjoy a myriad of in-town shopping and dining options. Once the winter wonderland arrives, ski the powder-blanketed hills of the nearby ski resorts, set off on a snowmobiling expedition, or sip hot chocolate in your cozy room. Featuring one- to three-bedroom condos adjacent to the ski slopes and the golf course, your family is just footsteps from the fun. And, amenities like flat-screen televisions, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi make your family feel at home. A host of family-friendly activities, welcoming accommodations, and an unbeatable location make Fairway Suites your year-round New York vacation destination. Every season truly is "peak" season at this resort!

Address

1433 Conway Rd, Clymer, NY

Highlights

Winter vacationers will love the resort's 27 groomed slopes, miles of cross-country trails, snowboarding, snow tubing, and equipment sales and rentals.

Related Onsite Offerings

The grass is always greener when you're golfing here. The Lower Course has earned a 3 ½ star rating from Golf Digest magazine, while the Upper Course offers a challenging layout and has been a past host of the PGA Nationwide Tournament.

9 . Northwoods Inn

Lake Placid, New York

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The #9 resort on our Top 10 is considered a Lake Placid landmark. Just steps away from the pristine Mirror Lake, Northwoods Inn offers a historic escape right on Main Street. Surrounded by the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains, it's the ideal destination for family vacations any time of the year.

Northwoods Inn presents a comfortable stay during your exciting New York vacation. Families love the year-round opportunities available in the area and the taste of luxury that Northwoods provides for the length of their stay. Lake Placid offers endless outdoor opportunities including watersports, mountain activities and more. Mirror Lake is ideal for taking the kids on their first fishing trip, or for a relaxing picnic on the shore with all your favorites. Take a boat tour and enjoy all the beautiful views, but don't forget to head out and experience it, too! The Adirondack Mountains provides the perfect setting for a nature hike, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The kids will love riding through the calming trails! The Inn's all-suite rooms feature modern amenities to ensure your comfort, and their two restaurants make it easy to dine right onsite. Main Street offers a break from the thrill with relaxing shopping and sightseeing trips! With all these possibilities, and a whole lot more, what are you waiting for? Northwoods Inn is the answer to your Adirondacks family vacation!

Address

2520 Main Street Lake Placid, NY 12946

Mountain range

Adirondack Mountains

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy a meal and more at the onsite Northern Exposure, The Pavilion, and The Cabin restaurants!

10 . Hope Lake Lodge

Cortland, New York

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Our No.1 pick offers an immense indoor water park, a ski and snowboard mountain and is located near New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Welcome to Hope Lake Lodge, a part of Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, New York, a five-story North Woods retreat.

Capturing the rustic charm of a time far less complicated, Hope Lake Lodge offers to entertain your family. The lodge features an indoor waterpark, Cascades Waterpark, which offers a three-story tube slide, wave pool and more! For an outdoor escape, visit Greek Peak located in New York’s Snow Belt. The mountain features 32 trails and a half pipe for all abilities. Sight see in the famous Finger Lakes region. Hike, bike or drive winding roads that travel past vineyards and historic villages. The region is famous for several universities including Cornell. Hope Lake Lodge also offers delicious dining options for the whole family. Sample delicious alpine fare at the Acorn Grill. Grab a quick bite at the Edgewater Café. Unwind with drinks and snacks at the Bobcat Lounge. Find something for everyone! Boasting a family-friendly reputation, Hope Lake Lodge tops our list for New York family fun. Plan your next family vacation to the Catskills!

Address

2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045

Mountain range

Catskill Mountains

Getting there

From Binghamton (37 miles) and Points South, take I-81 North. Exit at #9. Take Route 11 North to 392 West all the way to the resort.

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