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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!

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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.
Rock climbing at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort. Sleigh ride at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort. 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!
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!
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Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 113 units
Nearby City
  • Highland
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  • On Property
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  • Cribs
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  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Horse Stables
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Pack N Play
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Indoor Playground
  • Rifle Range
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Sauna
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  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Waterpark
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
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  • 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
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
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  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
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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

Rocking Horse Ranch is an all-inclusive resort. Your food, activities and amenities are all included for 1 price!
starting at $399 Winter Midweek Package

Come enjoy our Winter Bonfires, Live Shows & Entertainment, Holiday Parties, Unlimited Horseback Riding, Delicious meals and much, much more. When you're ready to warm up, come inside our Big Splash Indoor Water Park where it's always 85 degrees.
We're never out of snow with 100% snowmaking coverage! Mother Nature just has to give us the right temperatures and we will cover the Winter Fun Park with a blanket of snow several feet thick.

Deal Expires

February 28, 2018

Travel Dates
  • November 10, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Terms and Conditions

* Displayed rates are based on accommodations in our Main Lodge A room style for select dates and include accommodations, meals, activities and entertainment. Deals are limited time and availability and cannot be combined with other offers unless otherwise noted. Restrictions may apply. *Two (2) night minimum stay required unless otherwise noted. Most holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum stay. * Children ages two (2) and under stay free. *Rates are valid for 4 guests per room. Additional guests are $89 each per night. *All rates are subject to 15% Resort Fee and 8.8% NY State hotel sales tax. All Major Credit Cards Accepted.

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