1 . Rocking Horse Ranch

Highland, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 980 - 7688


Nestled in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort offers a little bit of everything for that perfect family vacation. From From wildlife exhibits to children's programs to award winning gardens, this resort will thrill adults and children alike.

Are you a horse enthusiast? If so, Rocking Horse Ranch is your place of destination! Take the family on a beautiful stroll with the Ranch's trail riding and horse drawn wagon and sleigh rides. Rides are offered year-round so whether you want to take in the fall colors or a winter wonderland, horse rides are sure to take your breath away. Love horses but don't want to ride? To go along with the wagon rides, the ranch also offers barn tours and horse-shoeing demonstrations for that member of the family that just wants to take it all in. But horse riding isn't all the Rocking Horse Ranch has to offer. Want a break from watching the kids? Rocking Horse Ranch offers supervised children's programs for your children's enjoyment. This will allow you and your spouse to take in the numerous entertainment activities. Whether you're interested in trying your hand at country line dancing or want to take in a comedy show, Rocking Horse Ranch has what you're looking for. Your family will not have to worry planning the next meal while at the Ranch. All-you-can-eat meals are offered daily, including the Award Winning BBQ Spare Ribs to delight your palate.

Dates and Times

Open year-round, the Ranch is the perfect family getaway at any time of the year.

Related activities

Rocking Horse Ranch offers and exotic animal exhibit with animals such as a dromedary camel, zebras, Scottish Highland Cows, miniature donkeys and reptiles!

Getting there

To arrive at the Rocking Horse Ranch, take NYS Thruway Exit 18 (New Paltz exit) and turn right onto Route 299. Drive 2.5 miles and make a right onto New Paltz Road. After 3/4 mile turn right onto Pancake Hollow Road. Follow the road as it winds for 3.5 miles to Rocking Horse Ranch Resort.

2 . Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center

Callicoon, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9559


The Villa Roma Resort has family fun written all over it. This stunning resort has numerous family-friendly activities for all ages to enjoy. From bowling to skiing to shopping to swimming to special weekend events, Villa Roma will not disappoint!

The kids will have fun from start to finish at Villa Roma. Bumper boats, go-karts, arts and crafts and storytelling are just a few of the activities that are sure to keep your kids begging to make a return trip to Villa Roma. While the kids are off having fun, maybe you want to take in a round of golf or enjoy the Villa Roma nightlife. Villa Roma's beautiful golf course is one of the newest in the Catskills and was called “A little slice of heaven” by Golf Digest. If you're looking for enjoyable nightlife, you can head to Marty's Lounge for some dancing or to check out your favorite sports team. You can also relax with a beautiful view at the Mezzanine Piano Bar. Your family is sure to be blown away by the accommodations at Villa Roma. Whether your family is small or big, Villa Roma has a place for you with suites to keep everybody comfortable and relaxed. The dining room will take your breath away with its chandeliers and hand painted wall murals. While you're there, make sure to take in the famous Caesar's Night menu with its seven course meal sure to please and satisfy every member of the family. In addition to the main dining room, Villa Roma also offers numerous other culinary delights such as the Roman Garden Cafe, the Beechwoods Grill and Ronnie's Deli that are sure to fill your every need.

Dates and Prices

Average rates for a one night stay are just over $100 per room.

Fun facts

In 2010, Villa Roma received the Fodor's Choice Award given to the "best of the best" in hotel/resort destinations.

Related Onsite Offerings

Villa Roma has a fantastic sports complex that is sure to keep that active member of your family happy. With a state of the art fitness center, tennis and racquetball courts and a bowling alley, Villa Roma will keep you in shape while vacationing.

3 . Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 927 - 7132


Built on the waters of Lake Mohonk in 1869, Mohonk Mountain House is a spectacular vacation destination for the family. This Victorian Castle in the Hudson Valley offers breathtaking views and trails that will blow your mind. One look at the pictures on the resort's website and you will want to see the beauty in person!

Whether you're family is looking for a getaway day or a longer stay, Mohonk Mountain House has all kinds of activities to keep your family entertained. Interested in a little fishing nature hike to take in the scenery? Hop on a boat, canoe or kayak and head out onto beautiful Lake Mohonk and enjoy the scenery. Mohonk Mountain House even offers fly fishing lessons for that family member looking to learn a new skill. Nature fans will also love the 85 miles of pristine hiking trails around Lake Mohonk. Hikers of all skill levels will love the beauty and the trails are open to families looking for a peaceful day in nature. Looking to relax indoors? Have no worries because Mohonk Mountain House has what you're looking for with an award winning spa and fitness center. Whether you're looking for a massage or a relaxing meditation, the resort will make your vacation that much more relaxing. After the day of activities, your family can enjoy relaxing outdoor dining with a spectacular view. If this is your type of thing, make sure you don't miss the evening lobster cookout at the Granary with its steamed whole Maine lobster and grilled New York strip steak. Your trip to Mohonk Mountain House will be as breathtaking and relaxing as it gets!

Related Onsite Offerings

Mohonk Mountain House offers guests the option of staying in cottages of regular rooms. These cottages are perfect for a more solitary stay for your family.

Fun facts

Mohonk Mountain House is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Dates and Prices

Open year-round, Mohonk Mountain House offers daily passes for family for $50.00 during the week and $65.00 on weekends.

4 . The Country Place Resort

East Durham, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 670 - 7803


With unlimited admission to Zoom Flume Water Park included in your package, The Country Place Resort is a destination your kids are sure to enjoy. Located in the Great Northern Caskill Mountains, this resort has a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Situated on 50 acres of mountainous terrain, Country Place Resort is a beautiful place to get your family away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. No one in the family will every be bored with the array of activities offered at the resort. From New York's #1 water park, Zume Flume, to hiking to scenic views, every member of the the family will get the perfect vacation they're looking for. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants overlooking Zume Flume Water Park where you kids can enjoy the brand new Riptide Cove Wave Pool. With its numerous lodging options, your family can pick the perfect package to fit what you're looking for. With their beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains, your lodging will take your breath away and make for a relaxing, care-free vacation. Be prepared to have a vacation loaded with fun because Country Place Resort has evening activities great for entire families to enjoy together. With family-friendly game night, karaoke and outdoor movie night, the Fun Crew staff will keep you entertained so that your vacation will be over before you know it!

Fun facts

The Country Place Resort started out as a boarding house called The Shady Glen Hotel in the 1800's.


Shady Glen Rd. East Durham, NY 12423

Related activities

If you love to golf, The Country Place Resort is your place to vacation with nine golf courses in the area!

5 . Pollace's Family Vacation Resort

Catskill, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 739 - 0961


If you're looking for a place that will keep every member of the family entertained for the duration of the vacation, then Pollace's Family Vacation Resort is your place to go. There is so much to do, you might have to make a return trip just to experience it all!

Pollace's Family Vacation Resort is exactly what their name implies: a place with activities for every member of the family to enjoy a spectacular summer vacation! Pollace's caters to the needs of adults and children alike and there are an abundance and variety of activities to keep your family entertained for days. Families can enjoy the daily summer schedule of activities or create their own agenda of things to do. Whatever your preference, you're sure to have a great time! With its comfortable family units and main lodge rooms and 66-foot ground pool, jacuzzi, paddle boat, miniature golf and 3-acre pond for boating and fishing located on the resort's premises, your family only has to step outside the room to enjoy a fun-filled family adventure. Food is abundant and delicious as Pollace's is known for its Italian traditional, hearty, unlimited meals. You won't be able to pass up the midweek poolside barbeque feast as well as the weekend poolside Hawaiian buffet. Looking to get out and enjoy some more family fun? Pollace's is located near many great attractions, such as Howe Caverns, Woodstock, Saratoga Race Tracks, and Cooperstown. With its abundance of attractions, your family will have a hard time not having the vacation of your life.

Dates and Times

Open from mid-June to Labor Day and Columbus Day weekend.

Getting there

From New York City, take New York State Thruway (87) to Catskill Exit 21. Turn left off the exit to Route 9W South to second traffic light. Turn left on Grandview Ave. to then go one block to Landon Ave. Turn right and proceed 0.5 miles to Pollace's.

Dates and Prices

Prices range from $110-$125 per person for adults and $14-$36 for children.

6 . Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course

Greenville, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 5471


Pack your golf clubs! The Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course has over 600 acres of picturesque rolling hills for to immerse your family. But Sunny Hill isn't just for that avid golf fan! A full array of activities await your family and give you a feel like you're right at home.

Kids and parents alike will be treated to Sunny Hill's Just for Fun Rides. With a large collection of amusement park rides, monster trucks and other exotic vehicle, families will have a fun-filled day on the rides. Don't expect the fun to end just because the day is over! Sunny Hill has loads of entertainment during the nightly hours that are sure to amaze parents and kids! From magicians to ventriloquists to live music and dancing, each member of the family will be having fun from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed! Families can choose from eleven different motels for their stay at Sunny Hill. Each motel has something different to offer, but don't plan on spending too much time in your room with the amount of activities going on throughout your stay! Looking for a great family getaway to treat dad for Father's Day? Sunny Hill offers free golf during Father's Day weekend! There is also an abundance of activities nearly every weekend throughout the summer that will cause your family to want to make it an annual vacation! There is so much fun stuff to do at Sunny Hill that your time here will seem like its over before it even starts!

Related Onsite Offerings

Sunny Hill treats visitors to their Friday Night Lake Party every week. With outstanding food and live music, this patriotic party has family fun written all over it!

Fun facts

Sunny Hill was purchased in 1920 by Peter and Gurine Nicholsen and was originally 110 acres.

Getting there

From NYS Thruway I-87 North, take exit 21/Catskill. From tollbooth take a left to RT-23 West. Take RT-23 West to Cairo then turn right on RT-32 North and continue through RT-67 and the village of Freehold. After approximately 500 yards, look for Sunny Hill Resort sign and turn right on to Sunny Hill Road. Parking lot is on left. Go to office in Armae Hall.

7 . Crystal Brook Resort

Round Top, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 932 - 0522


Want a family vacation where you can celebrate your German heritage? If that's the case, Crystal Brook Resort is your place of destination. Whether its German-American food or the Oktoberfest-like atmosphere that lasts all year long, your family will have a good, old fashioned German experience at Crystal Brook!

This family-owned and operated resort in gorgeous Round Top, New York offers breathtaking natural beauty that is sure to make for a great vacation. Whether it's the fall colors or the blooming of the wildflowers in the spring, Crystal Brook is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. While you're here, make you you check out the stunning waterfall! But the scenery isn't all Crystal Brook has to offer. There are numerous on-site activities to entertain kids and adults alike such as hay rides, croquet and weekly movies. On select nights, families can enjoy some music and dancing at the Mountain Brauhaus, an authentic Bavarian beer hall. While you're taking in the music, be sure to try some of the authentic German cuisine! From wiener schnitzel to roast beef to sauerbraten, Crystal Brook gives you a menu you won't find at too many other places. The festive atmosphere is unmatched and will make for an unforgettable family vacation!


Population 391


430 Winter Clove Road Round Top, New York 12473

Related activities

Visitors can check out the world's largest kaleidoscope located near Crystal Brook.

8 . PineGrove Ranch & Family Resort

Kerhonkson, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 346 - 4626


Want a vacation with a little country twist? At Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort, your family will feel like you're in Texas with Pinegrove's thrilling cowboy shows and country music and dancing. There's even a saloon for the adults to enjoy live music and entertainment!

Whether you're looking for fun indoors or outdoors, Pinegrove has something for you no matter what season it is. Kids can enjoy the indoor heated pool or play a thrilling game of laser tag indoors. Want to get outside and enjoy the magnificent woodlands and natural beauty? Try a hike through the woods, a day of fishing on the lake, or relax by the pool in an adirondack chair! Pinegrove is also a perfect place for a winter vacation. The slopes are great for beginner and intermediate skiers and Pinegrove offers free equipment and lessons! Are you an experienced horse rider or a beginner looking to give it a try? Pinegrove has horseback riding that will suit your needs with beginner, intermediate and advanced rides! After your horseback ride, be sure to stop in one of the restaurants or watering holes. Here you'll find live music, family shows and a full bar to wet your whistle! The numerous dining option will fits the needs of everyone, even the pickiest eaters!

Dates and Prices

If you're just looking for a day getaway, Pinegrove offers day passes at $39 for adults, $19 for kids ages 3-6, and $9 for kids under 2.

Average temperature

In July the average temperature is 71 degrees.


30 Cherrytown Road Kerhonkson, NY 12446