Top Catskills Family Vacations
Rocking Horse Ranch
Highland, New York
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.
Rocking Horse Ranch offers and exotic animal exhibit with animals such as a dromedary camel, zebras, Scottish Highland Cows, miniature donkeys and reptiles!
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.close
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
Callicoon, New York
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.
In 2010, Villa Roma received the Fodor's Choice Award given to the "best of the best" in hotel/resort destinations.
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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.close
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, New York
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!
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.
Mohonk Mountain House is designated as a National Historic Landmark.
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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.close
Winter Clove Inn
Round Top, New York
Winter Clove Inn provides the peak of family fun in the scenic Catskills! A mountain of onsite fun and mountain adventures just outside your door provide adventures for all ages while the Inn itself is the perfect place to unwind after an action-packed day!
Family fun is a tradition here, a tradition you'll become a part of the moment you enter the property. Once you step foot on the wrap-around porch and walk through the doorway, you’re transported to a time where the Colonial ideals of home and family took prominence. The family fun begins onsite, where both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, a playground, a basketball hoop, and an antique bowling alley await. The hiking trails, a nine-hole executive golf course, and 15 kilometers of cross country skiing trails add to the adventure. When you're ready to unwind, sit back and admire the majesty of the onsite waterfall before retreating to your room. Located next to the outdoor swimming pool, the Oaks Lodge has a friendly and familiar comfort in its size that makes it a very attractive option in the summer months. With two common areas on each floor (and a TV/DVD player and mini-fridge in each), as well as multiple outdoor gathering areas, the Oaks Lodge is tailor-made for families of all sizes. Family fun abounds here!
Winter Clove Inn, PO Box 67, Round Top, New York 12473
Plenty of adventures beckon just off the property. Stop by the Howe Caverns, Zoom Flume waterpark, or New York Zipline Adventure Tours!
The Carriage House is three-bedroom suite with two baths and a cozy gathering area, perfect for small groups wanting to vacation privately and stylishly.close
Crystal Brook Resort
Round Top, New York
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!
430 Winter Clove Road Round Top, New York 12473
Visitors can check out the world's largest kaleidoscope located near Crystal Brook.close
Honor's Haven Resort & Spa
Ellenville, New York
Step out of New York's bright lights and prepare for some natural family fun at Honor's Haven Resort & Spa! Featuring outdoor activities for all ages and plenty of family fun options onsite, there's never a dull moment here!
Experience the height of family fun in the heart of the awe-inspiring Catskill Mountains! The entertainment begins onsite, where you can make a splash in either the indoor or outdoor swimming pools. Take the kids out to swing away at a golf clinic at the championship course or enjoy an exciting family trip to nearby nature preserves or Minnewaska State Park. Fun is always at your fingertips! There's so much to do and see in the Shawangunk Mountain Region. Honor's Haven Resort & Spa enhances its breathtaking setting by providing 235 well-appointed rooms and suites as well as The Spa at Honor's Haven, where adults can pamper themselves with a number of treatments and services while the kids play in the pools or on the basketball courts!
1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville, New York 12428
Make it a family reunion to remember! This inspiring destination not only offers luxurious accommodations that's sure to host your whole group, but a wide range of exciting activities that let you spend quality time with the family.
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Honor's Haven Resort's executive championship golf course was designed by the great Robert Trent Jones Sr., and offers a parkland-style setting with spectacular Shawangunk Mountain views. You'll find challenges for any level along a serene 11-acre private lake.close
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Kerhonkson, New York
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 and corral lessons for kids ages five to eight. 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!
30 Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446
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.
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.close
Rock Hill, New York
Prepare for four seasons of family fun at The Sullivan! Offering both luxury and leisure, this New York nook features all the amenities of a sprawling resort and the understated charm of a cozy inn. Come explore the outdoors together or head into town for an array of attractions!
At the Sullivan, your family is treated to 55 acres of lush grounds to explore while also being within an arm's reach of all the area's attractions. Customize your family stay with your choice between 70 spacious, well-equipped rooms and suites that feature flat-screen HDTVs, Jacuzzi tubs, free continental breakfasts, and more. Munch on a family meal at either of the two onsite restaurants, make a splash in the swimming pool, or just enjoy the scenery. Do as much or as little as you want! When you're ready to explore the area, take in an exciting race at the Monticello Casino & Raceway, hike through the many lush state parks, or fish the sparkling rivers. Explore the mountain peaks, head to nearby museums, or enjoy some sensational shopping. When the winter wonderland arrives, ski the surrounding slopes. You'll find even more attractions in York City and New Jersey, which are just 90 minutes away. There's a reason to visit every season!
283 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, New York 12775
Find aquatic adventures canoeing and kayaking around the Delaware River or stay dry hiking at the nearby Catskill State Park.
Related Onsite Offerings
Enjoy a meal at either onsite restaurant. Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant 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!close
Pollace's Family Vacation Resort
Catskill, New York
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.
Dates and Prices
Prices range from $110-$125 per person for adults and $14-$36 for children.
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.close
The Country Place Resort
East Durham, New York
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!
Shady Glen Rd. East Durham, NY 12423
If you love to golf, The Country Place Resort is your place to vacation with nine golf courses in the area!
The Country Place Resort started out as a boarding house called The Shady Glen Hotel in the 1800's.close
Catskill Mountains Resort
Barryville, New York
While its name may be plain, there is nothing generic about the level of hospitality, luxury, and fun you and your family will have at the Catskill Mountain Resort!
With a fantastic variety of rooms available, you'll be able to find your family's perfect match. From spacious courtyard rooms to luxury Catskill cabins, you'll find comfy lodgings regardless of family size. Also of particular note is the full-service restaurant in the Main House, and the rip-roaring fun to be had in Zac's Wilderness Lounge. Outside, your family will dig the pool, fishing, canoeing, hiking... the list stretches on and on. Needless to say, the Catskill Mountain Resort is a place that is deserving of your family getaway.
211 Mail Rd, Barryville, NY 12719
Check out the nearby Zane Grey Museum or Lake Superior State Park!
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