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Spend time with your family by planning a world-class vacation in New York’s Adirondack and the Catskill Mountains. Ski, swim and play in the natural, rustic beauty. We’ve compiled our top resorts featuring some of the best family-friendly resorts in New York. Families with children, both young and old, are bound to enjoy themselves. Kick back and enjoy summer in the mountains.
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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... read more

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.

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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.

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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... read more

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!

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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.

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Winter Clove Inn

Round Top, New York

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North Mountain makes for a towering and beautiful backdrop for an Inn. That Inn is the Winter Clove Inn, where your family will make unforgettable memories.Follow the rolling foot hills of the Catskills and... read more

North Mountain makes for a towering and beautiful backdrop for an Inn. That Inn is the Winter Clove Inn, where your family will make unforgettable memories.

Follow the rolling foot hills of the Catskills and eventually you'll stumble upon one of New York's hidden treasures: Winter Clove. Offering fresh mountain air, friendly hospitality, and pristine natural beauty and a totally affordable price, few Inn's can claim to match the level of experience Winter Clove can. As an all-inclusive resort, a stay here will put your mind at ease, allowing you to focus on making memories with your family! The lodge provides three delicious meals per day, a heated indoor and outdoor pool, and so much more. Let Winter Clove show you just how spectacular the Catskills can be!

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Winter Clove Rd, Round Top, NY 12473

Highlights

Whether it's summer or winter, you'll enjoy miles of hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing trails, and complimentary cross country ski equipment!

Related Onsite Offerings

There's also a nine-hole complimentary golf course.

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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... read more

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.)

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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... read more

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

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Stone Fence Resort

Ogdensburg, New York

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Stone Fence Resort, surrounded by thousands of feet of meticulously manicured stone fence, offers a lush natural atmosphere just outside the city of Ogdensburg, New York. Choose your lodging from the spacious and... read more

Stone Fence Resort, surrounded by thousands of feet of meticulously manicured stone fence, offers a lush natural atmosphere just outside the city of Ogdensburg, New York. Choose your lodging from the spacious and elegant Shoreside Hotel, a modern log cabin with townhouse and family units, or motel-style accommodations.

Take a boat tour and witness a St. Lawrence River sunset, visit Singer Castle on Dark Island, and explore the St. Lawrence--its wildlife, history, and development. Whether you came for the tours or the scenic views, this is the resort for you! Pack the kids in car and head north to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Central New York! The area activities are endless: boating, canoeing, fishing, tennis, basketball, swimming, and much more! Book a suite equipped with a Jacuzzi and balcony. The kids are going to love the outdoor pool and game room!

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7191 State Highway 37 Riverside Drive, Ogdensburg, New York 13669

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Stone Fence Resort gets a lot of guests on their way to and from Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. After a day of collecting memories at Stone Fence, head on up to Akwesasne to test your luck. The casino has over 1,600 slots, 26 table games, including blackjack, roulette, and poker.

Fun facts

The town was a strategic location during the War of 1812. Ogdensburg was attacked in 1813 and suffered severe casualties. City government was adopted in 1868 when the village was known as "The Maple City."

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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... read more

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!

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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.

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Hotel North Woods

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, Hotel North Woods offers a historic escape right on Main Street. Surrounded by the breathtaking... read more

The #9 resort on our Top 10 is considered a Lake Placid landmark. Just steps away from the pristine Mirror Lake, Hotel North Woods 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.

Hotel North Woods 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? Hotel North Woods 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!

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Timberlock

Indian Lake, New York

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To get a sense of what to expect at Timberlock, one only has to look to their website. There you'll find this: "Timberlock is more than just a vacation. It is an experience."This rustic resort in scenic Indian Lake... read more

To get a sense of what to expect at Timberlock, one only has to look to their website. There you'll find this: "Timberlock is more than just a vacation. It is an experience."

This rustic resort in scenic Indian Lake is ideal for any and all occasions! Whether you're inside your impeccably furnished cabin or strolling along the magnificent lakeside setting, your days will be filled with tranquility or fun, whichever you require. This is one of the oldest summer family resorts in the Adirondacks, and has maintained their peaceful setting throughout the years. Timberlock is surrounded in all directions by miles of New York state forest preserve. Bike rides and hikes alike are superb ways to enjoy it! But as luxurious as it seems, Timberlock maintains that they're not a luxury resort. Instead, they want to focus on the basics- namely your health, comfort, and experience. Cannonball off the dock and into an unforgettable family weekend at Timberlock!

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160 Farrington Way, Sabael, NY 12864

Highlights

Cabins are heated with wood stoves and lit with gas lamps to give a true rustic feel!

Fun facts

There are no permanent stop lights in town!

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B & B Ranch

Fly Creek, New York

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Make your next New York family getaway an Equestrian-themed trip when you plan it at B & B Ranch in Fly Creek. The Ranch happily accepts all ages and skill levels to join in the fun!With miles and miles of... read more

Make your next New York family getaway an Equestrian-themed trip when you plan it at B & B Ranch in Fly Creek. The Ranch happily accepts all ages and skill levels to join in the fun!

With miles and miles of trails, indoor and outdoor arenas, and lots of room to run, there's plenty of places to enjoy a horseback adventure during your B & B vacation. You can come and ride for the day if you're staying in the area, or plan an overnight stay that includes breakfast and an unforgettable five-course dinner. If "horsing around" isn't for you, spend a day doing laps in the swimming pool, or just take a soak in the hot tub. The luxury inn accommodations, five unmatched guest suites, offer a truly remarkable getaway as they are all uniquely outfitted to complement guests, their comfort and their personal tastes. Fireplace, flat screen televisions, and more add to the special ambiance this property holds. Give your family an unforgettable experience at B & B Ranch!

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434 Bedbug Hill Roard Fly Creek, NY, 13337

Highlights

B & B Ranch members get exclusive access to farm-fresh butcher's cuts by post. Un-rivaled Butcher Boxes ship out monthly by subscription - and they're loaded. Subscribers choose between seven or 14 pound deliveries and every month they get more than enough for another month of the Ranch's great food.

Fun facts

B & B Ranch caters to a range of riding disciplines including: Hunt Seat, Dressage, Eventing, Western Horsemanship & Reining, and Pleasure Riding.

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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... read more

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!

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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!

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Depe Dene Resort

Lake George, New York

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Depe Dene Resort offers a four-season getaway for families along the shores of the beautiful Lake George with the breathtaking views of Adirondack Mountains!Depe Dene Resort offers the ideal family lodging... read more

Depe Dene Resort offers a four-season getaway for families along the shores of the beautiful Lake George with the breathtaking views of Adirondack Mountains!

Depe Dene Resort offers the ideal family lodging destination. Choose from their 87 lodging options that are categorized by motel rooms, poolside and beach cottages, townhomes, and mountain cottages. The sprawling resort spans 11 acres with expansive views of Lake George. Indulge in a heated swimming pool, or relax in the Jacuzzi, playgrounds and many common areas to cookout are perfect for family gathers and picnics. Their extensive lodging options are affordable and fit most families' needs and budgets. Also, Depe Dene Resort does offer pet-friendly accommodations for those families that prefer to travel with their beloved four-legged members

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3494 Lake Shore Dr. Lake George, NY 12814 US

Highlights

With its own private beach, Depe Dene Resort boasts over 700 feet of shoreline for sandcastle building, swimming, and fishing.

Related activities

With 36 species of fish in the Lake George watershed, you'll have a great chance to reel in your next trophy catch when you plan your trip to The Depe Dene Resort!

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Old Forge Camping Resort

Old Forge, New York

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Old Forge Camping Resort is host to over 400 sites set on 130 acres in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. This campground is the ideal year-round getaway for the entire family! Choose from one of their log... read more

Old Forge Camping Resort is host to over 400 sites set on 130 acres in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. This campground is the ideal year-round getaway for the entire family! Choose from one of their log cabins, cottages, or bring your RV or tent.

Old Forge Camping Resort is the family-fun vacation you've been looking for! With a prime location in the Adirondacks, you'll find a multitude of activities for the whole family. Start off at Enchanted Forest or Calypso's Cove for fun thrills and entertainment, or take it easy with an afternoon of fishing and swimming on the private lake!

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3347 State Route 28, Old Forge, New York 13420

Highlights

The private Lake Serene offers a beautiful setting for your Adirondacks lake getaway. Stay at Old Forge Camping Resort and spend your days on the water: paddle boats, rowboats, canoes and more are available to rent onsite! Build a sandcastle, lounge under the sun, or enjoy a picnic with the family!

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Old Forge Camping Resort offers free shuttle rides to Enchanted Forest/Water Safari located just next door!

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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... read more

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!

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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.)

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