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New York is known for the bright lights and flashy entertainment of life in the big city, but there’s plenty to see, do and explore beyond the towering skyscrapers and congested streets of the Big Apple. Planning a family reunion or vacation? Make it one to remember with onsite bowling alleys, amusement park rides – even monster trucks – at family-friendly resorts in the Catskills. Or maybe you'd prefer your very own New York adventure? Sailing schools, dog sled races and gondola rides on pristine lakes should do the trick. Awe-inspiring architectural details, luxury lodging and amenities and activities worthy of residents on Millionaire’s Row – we’ve got them all (and then some) on our list of Top New York Resorts!
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So many resorts promise the world, but we’ve found one that delivers: Villa Roma Resort. And beneath the resort’s sparkling exterior and luxury appointments you’ll find an extensive list of family-friendly... read more

So many resorts promise the world, but we’ve found one that delivers: Villa Roma Resort. And beneath the resort’s sparkling exterior and luxury appointments you’ll find an extensive list of family-friendly activities. You really can have it all on your New York family vacation!

Kids have their own ideas of what a vacation should be, and Villa Roma gives them everything they need to make those visions a reality. With bumper boats, go-carts, paintball tournaments, horseback riding – even Wii tournaments and an aquatic jungle gym in the pool – Villa Roma satisfies even the biggest daydreamers! But kids shouldn’t have all the fun – parents can get in on the action with a bowling alley, tennis courts and the comedians, singers and other entertainers that frequent Villa Roma’s late-night piano bar and cocktail lounge. Architectural and design details lurk around every corner in this family-friendly Catskills resort. Hand-painted wall murals and chandeliers grace the stately main dining room, where full breakfasts and culinary classics like lobster bisque and linguine with white clam sauce are served. One and two-bedroom suites, some with living areas and kitchens, accommodate families of all sizes. And check out Villa Roma’s Caesar’s Night with a seven-course feast worthy of royalty!

Average temperature

Low 11 degrees, high 80 degrees F.

Getting there

From the New York metropolitan area, take the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey Palisades Parkway and proceed north on the New York Thruway. At Exit 16, take Route 17 West to Exit 104. Head west on Route 17B to Cocheton and take a left onto Route 17B. Bear left on Route 17B and at the stop sign make a right onto Route 52A. Take the next left to Gabel Road and follow to Villa Roma.

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The Villa Roma Ski Area is home to a newly-renovated ski chalet, snowy slopes and a tube run for younger guests.

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Emerson Resort & Spa

Mount Tremper, New York

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Just two hours from Manhattan is a resort known throughout the Catskills for its distinctive brand of luxury and relaxation. We speak, of course, of The Emerson Resort & Spa.This Catskill Mountains-themed resort... read more

Just two hours from Manhattan is a resort known throughout the Catskills for its distinctive brand of luxury and relaxation. We speak, of course, of The Emerson Resort & Spa.

This Catskill Mountains-themed resort is the destination of choice for New York couples and families, and for good reason. Its spacious accommodations off plenty of room for large parties as well as people that just would like some extra leg room. Activities are numerous and varied, from fishing and biking in the summer to skiing and tubing in the winter. When you undoubtedly are exhausted from all the fun you’re having, head over to the on-site spa for some rest and relaxation.

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5368 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457

Highlights

All Spa treatments include full use of the Relaxation Room, Quiet Room, Steam, Sauna, Fitness Center, Outdoor Hot Tub and seasonal Pool areas.

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy burgers, chops, seafood, vegetarian fare and more at the onsite restaurant!

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Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York

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We were enchanted by Mohonk Mountain House, and you will be too once you see the resort’s Victorian castle perched atop rock formations that surround the deep blue waters of Lake Mohonk. This Hudson Valley resort... read more

We were enchanted by Mohonk Mountain House, and you will be too once you see the resort’s Victorian castle perched atop rock formations that surround the deep blue waters of Lake Mohonk. This Hudson Valley resort is straight out of a fairytale and guaranteed to earn a place in your family’s hearts on your New York vacation.

Mohonk means “lake in the sky” – and you’ll feel like you’re walking on a cloud during your stay at this timeless family resort. Young princes and princesses will love skating in the resort’s enchanting 10,000-sq.-ft. ice skating pavilion and making s’mores by the campfire at night. You’ll enjoy an outdoor heated mineral pool and spa services fit for a king – or queen. Winding decks along the rocky cliffs lead to quiet places to watch the sun set over the lake. And what storybook romance would be complete without a horse-drawn carriage ride? You’ll love the breathtaking lake and mountain views from Mohonk’s charming guest cottages and Victorian towers. And nobody does all-inclusive quite like this. Your stay includes buffet breakfasts and four-course dinners, afternoon tea and cookies and access to the resort’s unique recreational offerings and activities. Get lost in the Victorian maze and award-winning show gardens – you can even climb the surrounding cliffs!

Average temperature

Low 17 degrees, high 80 degrees F.

Getting there

From I-87 North take Exit 18 to New Paltz. Turn left at the stoplight onto Route 299 and follow this through New Paltz. After crossing the Wallkill River bridge, turn right and then go left at a fork in the road onto Mountain Rest Road. Follow the signs to the Mohonk Mountain House gates.

Fun facts

The 265-room Victorian castle at Mohonk Mountain House was erected in 1869 and today is one of the country’s oldest family-owned resorts.

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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Lake Placid, New York

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True to its slogan, the only thing this stunning New York resort overlooks is the lake – Mirror Lake, that is. And as the only hotel that sits directly on the white sand beach along the lake’s shores, Golden... read more

True to its slogan, the only thing this stunning New York resort overlooks is the lake – Mirror Lake, that is. And as the only hotel that sits directly on the white sand beach along the lake’s shores, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort boasts four-season recreation, giving you plenty to do on your Lake Placid vacation!

Breathtaking mountain scenery awaits you in the neighboring Adirondack Park, with scenic hiking trails and old growth forests that account for nearly a fifth of New York’s land area! Snuggle up under fur blankets on an exhilarating dogsled ride across the lake’s frozen surface. And candlelit rides on Golden Arrow’s wooden gondola, handcrafted in Italy, offer a truly unique vantage point of the Olympic Village – only a few miles down the road! Choose from Golden Arrow’s guest rooms, condos and specialty suites on your lakeside New York vacation. Patios put you just steps from the sandy shores, while private balconies offer spectacular lake views. The Wright Peak specialty suite, with its marble shower and stone fireplace, is an ideal couples retreat. And Golden Arrow not only embraces its natural surrounding, the resort also enhances them: it recently unveiled a sustainable, plant-and-flower-covered living roof.

Highlights

The staff at Golden Arrow goes out of its way to accommodate you on your New York Vacation – they even offer pet-friendly and allergen-free rooms!

Getting there

Take I-87 North to the Adirondack Northway toward Montreal. Follow I-87 to Exit 30 and take a left onto Route 9 North. Follow this to Route 73 to the Lake Placid area. Turn left at the traffic light onto Main Street. Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is on your right.

Fun facts

Longtime guests of Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort have seen it grow from a small 36-room motel to the full-service resort it is today.

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Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club

Saranac Lake, New York

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Esteemed author Mark Twain was a frequent visitor to Ampersand Bay, where he frequently holed up in a cottage on Saranac Lake. The same solitude that attracted Twain can be enjoyed today at Ampersand Bay Resort and... read more

Esteemed author Mark Twain was a frequent visitor to Ampersand Bay, where he frequently holed up in a cottage on Saranac Lake. The same solitude that attracted Twain can be enjoyed today at Ampersand Bay Resort and Boat Club, where 40 miles of scenic waterways are waiting to be explored on your New York vacation!

At Ampersand Bay Resort, relaxation and sitting still are not synonymous. Strap on a pair of snow shoes and tour the resort grounds. Make it a pair of cross country skis and head to the Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, where groomed trails are a beginner’s playground. The Saranac Chain of Lakes are home to world-famous pike and bass fishing and on sun-soaked summer days there’s no better way to explore them than with one of Ampersand Boat Club’s kayaks, canoes or pontoons. When Ampersand Bay Resort says lakefront living, they mean it – part of the lodge literally rests in the pristine waters of Lower Saranac Lake. Cedar log cabins, two-story lakefront suites and beautiful lake cottages are furnished in true Adirondacks style with antiques and artwork to spare. Best of all, you won’t have to go far to access the pristine lake waters – the entire fleet of watercraft docks right under the lodge!

Getting there

From the metropolitan New York and New Jersey area, take the I-97 North to Exit 24 in Albany. Continue on I-87 to Exit 30, then follow Route 9 North to Route 73 and proceed west to Saranac Lake.

Fun facts

ESPN's Outdoor Games has hosted the Bass Fishing Tournament in the Saranac Chain of Lakes for three years in a row!

Related Onsite Offerings

Ampersand Bay Resort boasts plenty of recreation in winter months, like ice skating on frozen Lake Saranac and skiing at nearby Whiteface Mountain!

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The Ramada st the Sullivan Event Center combines everything you could ever want from a Catskills destination: incredible accommodations, gorgeous scenery, and award-winning hospitality!Here you'll choose from 70... read more

The Ramada st the Sullivan Event Center combines everything you could ever want from a Catskills destination: incredible accommodations, gorgeous scenery, and award-winning hospitality!

Here you'll choose from 70 spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites, each upheld to the vigorous standards Ramada made its name on. For the legions of guests who are here for business purposes, they'll find flexible meeting and event space, spacious grounds, and even two unique restaurants onsite! Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant/BHR offers an elegant dining experience with new-American steakhouse fare and locally sourced and inspired menu items, while Crust Italian Eatery features traditional Italian cuisine and artisan brick-oven pizza in a family-friendly atmosphere. Of course, you're never far away from the natural serenity and adventure of the Catskills- make your vacation a success at the Ramada at the Sullivan!

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283 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY 12775

Extra Stops

The hotel is less than 90 miles from New York City and Northern New Jersey!

Related Onsite Offerings

The adaptable meeting and special event venues can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and they also provide both on- and off-site catering.

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The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Cooperstown, New York

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Whether you're in search of a family friendly vacation, a dream-come-true wedding, a romantic rendezvous, or a corporate retreat, The Otesaga Resort Hotel is happy to accommodate you with outstanding amenities and... read more

Whether you're in search of a family friendly vacation, a dream-come-true wedding, a romantic rendezvous, or a corporate retreat, The Otesaga Resort Hotel is happy to accommodate you with outstanding amenities and stunning scenery all year round!

Reminiscent of a graceful era of times gone by, The Otesaga was selected as a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Blending AAA Four Diamond accommodations, a host of amenities, and an elegant atmosphere, this Cooperstown jewel is perfect for every type of vacation. Swing away on one of the East's best golf getaways at Leatherstocking Golf Course, take care of business with 30,000 square feet of meeting space, or plan a family canoeing trip on Lake Otsego. For a little off-site adventure, stop by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and brush up on the history of America's great pastime. After a day of exploration, enjoy relaxation back in your room or suite, which features free high-speed internet, cable television, and fluffy Egyptian-cotton towels. The Otesaga is your New York oasis!

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60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, New York 13326

Highlights

A magnificent Federal-style edifice with an imposing front portico supported by massive 30-foot columns, The Otesaga occupies 700 feet of lakefront on the southern shore of Lake Otsego.

Related activities

The village of Cooperstown offers something for more than just baseball fans. Stop by the New York State Historical Association, the Glimmerglass Opera Festival, the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, and Brewery Ommegang.

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Del Lago Resort & Casino

Waterloo, New York

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As the Finger Lake’s #1 Casino and Hotel, Del Lago Resort & Casino has a massive reputation to live up to. Whatever your reason for visiting, you'll find that the resort has no problem living up to those lofty... read more

As the Finger Lake’s #1 Casino and Hotel, Del Lago Resort & Casino has a massive reputation to live up to. Whatever your reason for visiting, you'll find that the resort has no problem living up to those lofty expectations!

Wherever you’re coming from, however long you plan to stay, there’s only one destination in the Finger Lakes region that gives you everything you expect, and then some. Combing incredible entertainment with superior accommodations and friendly personal service, Del Lago is the whole package. Whether you're on a romantic escape or some weekend fun with friends, you'll find what you're looking for at Del Lago. There's a total of 205 luxurious rooms, each with beds more comfy than home. Relax with a spa treatment to soothe and rejuvenate, or treat yourself at the nearby upscale shopping opportunities. Then hit the game floor- maybe you'll get a little lucky!

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1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165

Highlights

All spa packages include unlimited use of spa facilities for the day, including the herbal steam room, cedarwood sauna, spa sanctuaries, fitness center and wellness classes, and lunch at Sociale Cafe.

Getting there

del Lago is located in Waterloo, New York, right off I-90 at exit 41. This makes it an easy drive from anywhere in upstate and western New York, including Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, as well as other large New England or Great Lakes metro areas.

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Lauren Berger Collection

New York City, New York

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Many luxury travel experiences boast similar ideals, such as excellent service, abounding amenities, and lavish accommodations, but most of these properties hardly match the level of passion for hospitality found in... read more

Many luxury travel experiences boast similar ideals, such as excellent service, abounding amenities, and lavish accommodations, but most of these properties hardly match the level of passion for hospitality found in the Lauren Berger Collection.

Elegant, lavish, and comfortable, the Lauren Berger Collection was originally intended for Lauren’s closest friends and relatives to utilize and she now extends that to her clients. This collection of impeccably designed and furnished accommodations are located in the heart of New York City and become a home away from home for guests. The incredible staff has been hand-picked and most of the team has been with the company for decades. Lauren Berger has been awarded “The Above & Beyond” Award from HomeAway and VRBO. The Above & Beyond Service Recognition Awards are given to individuals in recognition of exemplary service excellence. Choose anything from a spacious two-bedroom apartment in South Central Park to an incredible seven-floor mansion in Washington Square Park. Each Lauren Berger property offers a plethora of different services and amenities, including views of the breathtaking Manhattan skyline, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, private patios, and more. Guests will love the close proximity to New York City's finest attractions and activities. Take a leisurely stroll through Central Park, catch a Broadway show, or visit sites such as the Empire State Building and Times Square.

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160 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019

Population

The population of New York City is 8.623 million people.

Related Onsite Offerings

Additional VIP services given upon request include 24 hour butler and concierge, a chauffeur with a private luxury car, an in-house chef, and more.

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Minneswaska Lodge

Gardiner, New York

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Explore the beauty of Hudson Valley while taking a retreat from the ordinary at Minnewaska Lodge in Gardiner, New York.Surrounded by 25,000 acres of preserved wilderness and sitting at the base of the Shawangunk... read more

Explore the beauty of Hudson Valley while taking a retreat from the ordinary at Minnewaska Lodge in Gardiner, New York.

Surrounded by 25,000 acres of preserved wilderness and sitting at the base of the Shawangunk Mountains – known as the Gunks – you’ll find endless activities to do while visiting Minnewaska Lodge. Strap on your hiking boots and explore the trails of Lake Minnewaska State Park, fish along the famed Hudson River, or experience the rush of climbing at the Gunks. Wine-lovers must check out the Shawangunk Wine Trail, which features twelve small-to-medium wineries that provide education and excitement for everyone from connoisseurs to novices. Minnewaska Lodge offers 26 uniquely designed guest rooms, some have cathedral ceilings and others have private balconies featuring stunning mountain or forest views. The lodge provides amenities such as complimentary continental breakfast, wireless internet, and cable television.

Address

3116 US-44, Gardiner, NY, 12525, United States

Mountain range

Shawangunk Mountains

Related activities

Make sure to visit Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery – the only whiskey distillery in New York State – which is located just a few minutes from the Minnewaska Lodge, offering tastings, events, and a unique distillery shop.

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Stately mansions line the shores of Lake George, but we found a more affordable way to take in the sights and sounds on one of New York’s finest lakes: the Georgian Resort and Conference Center. You’ll have... read more

Stately mansions line the shores of Lake George, but we found a more affordable way to take in the sights and sounds on one of New York’s finest lakes: the Georgian Resort and Conference Center. You’ll have access to an array of millionaire-worthy amenities – minus the price tag – at this Adirondacks lake resort.

There’s no time like summertime at the Georgian Resort. Soak up some sun, sip a fruity drink or build a sandcastle on the private beach. At the end of the dock, the deep blue waters of Lake George beckon; explore them with one of the resort’s kayaks. Or head into town for steamboat tours on the lake and all the twists, turns and excitement of a day at the Great Escape Six Flags amusement park. Skip the crowds and escape to New York in the fall, when the lake is still warm enough for swimming and fall colors are at their peak. You’ll find plenty of ways to stay warm in a honeymoon suite at the Georgian Resort, where a heart-shaped Jacuzzi is sure to light a fire or two. Sirloin steak and steamed mussels are featured dishes in the Bistro Restaurant, and the resort’s Dinner Theater is a real treat!

Population

982

Average temperature

Low 29 degrees, high 82 degrees F.

Getting there

From most areas in New York, take the New York State Thruway to Albany via Exit 24. Keep right through the toll booth and head toward Montreal on I-87 North. Follow I-87 to Exit 22 and straight to the Georgian Resort and Conference Center.

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Gran-View On The River

Ogdensburg, New York

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Gran-View On The River is a memorable New York retreat located on 14 acres of beautiful country setting along the banks of St. Lawrence River. Here you will find 46 guestrooms that feature modern amenities including... read more

Gran-View On The River is a memorable New York retreat located on 14 acres of beautiful country setting along the banks of St. Lawrence River. Here you will find 46 guestrooms that feature modern amenities including private balconies, flat-screen television, pillow-top beds, and coffee makers.

When you're not lounging in your room, you can relax at the onsite swimming pool right beside the river, or get your adrenaline pumping at the exercise facility. Every morning there's a delicious continental breakfast waiting for you before you venture out to explore the area. The beautiful Adirondack Mountains offer hiking opportunities, while the nearby 1000 Islands is a great spot for boat tours. You can also boat ride and spend an afternoon fishing on the St. Lawrence River itself! For even more fun, stop by one of the 15 golf courses in the county for a relaxing round. No matter what you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable time!

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6765 State Highway 37, Ogdensburg, New York 13669

Highlights

Enjoy the extra privacy of their four-bedroom cottage that is equipped with a full kitchen, private deck, comfortable living space and much more. You're just steps away from the shores of the St. Lawrence River, where you can unwind along the banks or enjoy an afternoon of canoeing and fishing. The resort also features an outdoor pool, shuffleboard, and a volleyball court for extra fun!

Related activities

Fishing opportunities are abound when you stay at Gran-View On The River. Beautiful St. Lawrence River is just outside your door and offers easy access onto the water for your fishing trip!

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Whatever your interests and budget, Finger Lakes Premier Properties can provide you with an unforgettable New York vacation.When you plan your vacation with Finger Lakes Premier Properties, you'll be able to choose... read more

Whatever your interests and budget, Finger Lakes Premier Properties can provide you with an unforgettable New York vacation.

When you plan your vacation with Finger Lakes Premier Properties, you'll be able to choose from the largest collection of Finger Lakes accommodations in the region. All of the accommodations offered are waterfront homes that range from cozy cottages and cabins to luxury vacation homes. Their rentals are located along the shores of the Canandaigua, Conesus, Honeoye, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes, offering breathtaking views and quick access to outdoor activities. Head to any of the local marinas such as Jansen Marina on Canandaigua Lake or Roy's Marina on Seneca Lake and rent a boat for a day of fishing. In addition to outdoor activities, their rentals are located in a world-class wine region with over 100 wineries to visit, quaint shops to explore, and community festivals to take part in.

Address

142 Lake Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527

Highlights

They offer a collection of pet-friendly accommodations to ensure that every member of the family can come enjoy the Finger Lakes in luxury.

Related activities

Nature-lovers will find plenty to do in the Finger Lakes. Discover stunning local sites such as the Taughannock Falls and the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. And if you're here in the winter, enjoy the snowy scenery as you hit the slopes at Bristol Mountain Winter Resort or venture across miles of snowshoeing trails.

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Holiday Valley Resort

Ellicottville, New York

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Whether you’re a family, couple, or group of friends looking for a ski and summer resort that’s modern and fun, Holiday Valley Resort’s got you covered.Tucked away on the rolling hills of Ellicottville, New... read more

Whether you’re a family, couple, or group of friends looking for a ski and summer resort that’s modern and fun, Holiday Valley Resort’s got you covered.

Tucked away on the rolling hills of Ellicottville, New York, Holiday Valley Resort provides four exciting seasons of outdoor excursions. Carve up any of the 58 ski slopes during the winter, tee it up on the onsite 18-hole Double Black Diamond Golf Course in the summer, and admire the explosion of color created by spring and fall as you pedal along the 30 miles of biking trails meandering around the resort. Stay in one of their many accommodation options, including a standard room in The Inn at Holiday Valley, a condo in The Tamarack Club, or a condo, townhouse, or chalet offered by Holiday Valley Resort Rental Management. No matter which accommodation you choose, you're guaranteed to enjoy luxurious amenities including ski-in/ski-out access, well-appointed living spaces, full kitchens, fireplaces, and patios or balconies.

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Route 219 PO Box 370 Ellicottville, New York 14731

Highlights

Holiday Valley Resort offers lavish pet-friendly accommodations so your four-legged family members can enjoy a mountain getaway with the rest of the family.

Related activities

Nestled into the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Holiday Valley Resort is an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Whether you prefer hiking, fly fishing, or nature photography, western New York has it all.

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Inn on Main

Canandaigua, New York

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Situated in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of Canandaigua, New York, The Inn on Main is just the romantic Victorian Bed & Breakfast you’ve been dreaming of.Located in the heart of the Historic District, the... read more

Situated in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of Canandaigua, New York, The Inn on Main is just the romantic Victorian Bed & Breakfast you’ve been dreaming of.

Located in the heart of the Historic District, the inn is only a short walk from shops, restaurants, and historical sites, such as the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, and the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum. Inn on Main features five uniquely decorated guest rooms, with many featuring fireplaces and/or Jacuzzis. Guests at the inn can enjoy a full bountiful breakfast each morning, private parking, and wireless internet. While staying in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, make sure to book a cruise on the Canandaigua Lady and enjoy the gorgeous views of Canandaigua Lake, shop at Ontario Mall Antiques, New York State’s largest antique mall, or marvel at two beautiful 60-foot waterfalls at Grimes Glen Park.

Address

176 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Population

The population of Canandaigua, New York is 10,289.

Fun facts

The Inn on Main was built in the late 1880s and has served as a law office, a private residence, a real estate office, and finally, a bed and breakfast.

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Gavin's Irish Resort & Country Inn

East Durham, New York

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Soak up the sights, sounds – and even a wee bit of culture – of the Emerald Isles. Travelers from New York and beyond flock to East Durham in every season – and with good reason: there’s no better place to... read more

Soak up the sights, sounds – and even a wee bit of culture – of the Emerald Isles. Travelers from New York and beyond flock to East Durham in every season – and with good reason: there’s no better place to celebrate the honorary Irishman in all of us than at Gavin’s Irish Resort and Country Inn.

We don’t blame you if you think you’ve jumped the pond to the Irish countryside when you first take in the sprawling grounds and lush, moss-covered waterfall formations at Gavin’s Irish Resort. Take part in Irish-inspired dance competitions, concerts and the occasional Celtic festival all summer long. In the fall, savor the rich, malty flavors of Ireland’s famous beer at the Guinness Festival. And afternoon tea, homemade breads and other cultural fare can be enjoyed everyday in the Irish tea room and at Gavin’s Pub. Need a break from the festivities? Take a dip in the sparkling waters of the resort’s outdoor pool or dive into swimming holes formed at the base of cascading waterfalls. Spacious poolside rooms are appointed with modern furnishings and décor, while the two bedrooms and bathrooms offered in the cottage are perfect for New York group and family vacations!

Population

2,592

Getting there

From I-97, exit at Catskill interchange No. 21, turn left, and proceed for a quarter of a mile. Turn right onto Route 23 and proceed west to Route 145 and into East Durham, where you’ll find Gavin’s Irish Resort and Country Inn.

Fun facts

Celebrate Irish music in style at East Durham’s Annual Memorial Day Irish Festival, now in its 30th year. Gavin’s Pub hosts Irish bands each year.

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Pine Ridge Dude Ranch

Kerhonkson, New York

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Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson, New York is an all-inclusive, affordable family vacation destination. Being only 90 minutes from New York City, Pine Ridge is perfect for a weekend getaway.Set in the beautiful... read more

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson, New York is an all-inclusive, affordable family vacation destination. Being only 90 minutes from New York City, Pine Ridge is perfect for a weekend getaway.

Set in the beautiful foothills of the spectacular Catskill Mountains, Pine Ridge offers stunning mountain views, as well as spacious and cozy accommodations. Their Western horses ride over miles of wooded trails that overlook the scenic Shawangunk Ridge with views of the Mohonk Mountain. For safety of all the riders, each trail ride is accompanied by several experienced wranglers. The heart of the ranch is their unique approach to horses for both riders and non-riders. They give their guests the opportunity to ride all day or just enjoy watching the horses in the field. Pine Ridge offers a first-class riding program at affordable rates and features trail rides for riders of all levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Pine Ridge makes sure to accommodate the younger horse-lovers, offering one free pony ride per day for children six and under, corral lessons for kids ages five to eight, and a Barn Buddies program. Pine Ridge doesn’t just have horses, the resort also features tractor rides, paintball, an indoor and outdoor pool, a petting zoo, and much more!

Address

30 Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

Highlights

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch program Own A Horse for the Day. Before buying your child a horse, have them try and take care of one for a day at Pine Ridge. Just some of what they will learn about is feeding, grooming, saddling, and riding.

Fun facts

Pine Ridge's herd consists of a mix of different breeds such as: Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, Paints, Percherons, Clydesdales, Haflingers, Icelandics, Morgans and Arabians.

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