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Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

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600 State Route 44/55, Highland, NY 12528
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This August (2015) was a good trip, however; something was missing....that spark.....that energy......that enthusiasm........that Lizzy Neiman. She provided (at lunch, bingo, karaoke, reptile show, etc.) such a great energy and this year that spark was missing. The whole family really missed her this year. Jack was very disappointed to hear she wasn't there.

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Elmsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This year we decided to stay local for vacation which included two nights at Rocking Horse Ranch, only an hour and a half drive from Westchester, NY, we stayed in the main lodge and took the room with the bunk beds for the kids. The room was spacious and the kids had so much fun playing pirate ship on the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our third stay and it is well worth the cost. There are activities for all ages from horseback riding, wagon rides, water skiing etc in the summer. In winter, there are all types of winter sports. The ski slopes are more for beginners but the snow tubing is great. All equipment for both seasons is included so you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place for everyone from toddlers to grandparents. I had so much fun with my daughter's family especially my two grandchildren (9 & 7) that I want to go back again. It was the second time for my daughter's family. We went horse riding every morning, then jumped in the pools (indoor and outdoor), went down their three stories... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights starting August 9, 2015 at the RHR and had a wonderful experience overall. The good: - almost all the activities on site are included in the room price and there are a lot of fun activities to choose from and repeat - the staff is very nice and professional. Would particularly like to mention the culinary/dining... More 

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rockinghorseranch, General Manager at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear Amitai R, Thank you for the 5-star rating! It’s great to hear you had a wonderful time and that our dining room team delivered tasty dietary alternatives that made your entire family happy. In regards to our rooms, you’ll be pleased to hear we’ve put approximately half a million dollars into room refurbishments, including new comforters. We also have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This resort is wonderland for young kids. Breakfast and lunch are buffets with self serve ice cream. It is very average. It is plentiful and there are choices, but it is average at best. The pools are clean and well guarded. The water sports are plentiful. There is bungee jumping and rock walls. Not to mention the horseback riding! The... More 

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rockinghorseranch, General Manager at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, responded to this review

OAMM, I actually chuckled a little with your comments. We surpassed all of your expectations, again, yet our rooms left us with a 3-star rating. I feel like its 2014 all over again from your last post and stay with us!  We take great pride in our rooms, ironically you can say one of our least used facilities, because... More 

New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We returned from a 3-day stay at RHR and had such a terrific time I had to write a review. There was so much to do in the beautiful, fresh air of the NY countryside. Every detail was taken care of and the staff couldn't have been nicer and more attentive. Breakfast and dinner were terrific (lunch was meh, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son & I chose this place because it was only a few hours from home, offered an indoor waterpark, a bb gun and bow & arrow range, ice skating rink, skiing and meals, all inclusive in the price of the room. The rooms were beautiful, a large bathroom, sleeping area, large windows and a comfortable bed! We got to... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two eleven year old, two parents, tons of fun. Staff is exceptionally friendly, engaged and hard working. Rooms are white glove clean. Activities we did in three days- Horse back riding twice a day (we were beginners), water skiing, water slides indoor and out, pools in and out, rock climbing, bungie jumping, ping pong, archery, arts and crafts, softball, basketball,... More 

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New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Rocking Horse Ranch with my immediate and extended family for 3 nights. It was an amazing experience and beat all of our expectations. We loved all of the activities, from horseback riding each day to riding on the banana boat, from bingo to trying out water skiing (with mixed success). The indoor pool area is fun, especially... More 

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