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The Country Place Resort at Zoom Flume Water Park
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Durham
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Apparently we were very lucky to be able to book on short notice. And for good reason. We called right after a cancellation and were able to get our room. I will touch on the activities later, but first want to mention that, for us, the staff here really make the place stand out. Everyone was nice, but there were a few standouts. First, Christine at the desk is always ready with great information, and she was eager to get us whatever we needed to enjoy our stay. And she is fun!! We had a lot of laughs with her. Next was Katie, our waitress. What a great attitude and always wearing a smile. Cody was enthusiastic in organizing and running evening activities, and was a great sport in competing with my daughters in Wii "Just Dance." Tristan was our waitress for our final breakfast, and a great stand-in for Katie, also with a ready smile and so efficient. The staff at the water park was equally accommodating, always offering assistance and wishes for us to continue enjoying our day.

There was always as much or as little to do as we wanted. We spent ample time in the water park, but also made time to hit a tennis ball around, play bocce, relax, use the peddle boats, and also drove around the area a bit. My kids already have put in a request to go back next year. That should tell you much of what you need to know about the place.

We found the beds to be very comfortable, although will feel a little small if you're used to a queen or king. Not sure if this is all rooms or only some. Still, we all slept well, particularly after all of the activity. The room was not very large, but laid out well, with the sink outside the toilet/shower area, so we were able to be efficient about getting ready. So while I wouldn't call the room luxurious by any stretch, they were very nice to come back to, and we weren't in them for much more than sleeping. As a matter of fact, we didn't turn on the TV and barely used the WiFi.

I have a few minor critiques, none of which would prevent us from coming back (which we will do, and plan further in advance). First, the place feels a bit old and worn, and without going into too much detail, the in-room showerheads could probably be replaced with more modern versions that perform better yet are still efficient, in-room towels are a bit thin as if they've been around a little too long, and so on. The tennis court net is sagging and the court needs to be redone (cracks and such). Things like that. All are serviceable, and as I said, it wouldn't stop us from coming back. Second, the included meals were good, but as my daughter said, they were "liquid-challenged" in that the drinks didn't really taste like they were at full strength. For example, the iced tea and lemonade were weaker than expected. And we found desserts to be a bit dry, at least the ones with something like brownies or cake. However, you can't beat the convenience, and the food was certainly tasty, and there was plenty of it; we never left hungry.

So, overall, we had a wonderful trip at a very nice place, with fantastic people that work hard to make sure you have a terrific time. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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ed k, Owner at The Country Place Resort at Zoom Flume Water Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Dear Michael A,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your vacation with The Country Place Resort. We always value our customers' opinions and critiques. So happy that your overall experience was great and that you plan to return again. Your suggestions for the standard room improvements are well taken and we will be implementing them as soon as possible. Just to note, we completely gutted and remodeled all the bathrooms for the one bedroom suites for this summer. We love hearing that our team made your vacation a memorable one. We are truly fortunate to have such great team members. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We had such a relaxing and fun time on our vacation. The resort had a lot for the family to do during the day from tennis to bocce to fishing. That doesn't even count the passes to the Zoom Flume Waterpark. My wife and I got to relax by the wave pool all day while our two girls enjoyed all the rides.
Night time was fun with trivia night, bon fires, movies, etc. The resort was in the Catskill Mountains (you could see some rising up in the distance over the waterpark). The night sky was lit up with stars and we even saw a couple of shooting stars.
Breakfast and dinner was included and the food was very good.
We look forward to going back next year.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the suites by the outdoor pool and it was very comfortable.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Frank A
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ed k, Owner at The Country Place Resort at Zoom Flume Water Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Thank you for your review, we are thrilled that your family enjoyed themselves at The Country Place Resort. We pride ourselves on offering a fun family vacation with plenty of activities for the family, all at a reasonable price. We hope to see your family again!

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Have been to the Country Place/Zoom Flume Water Park several times over the years. The price includes breakfast and diner, wristbands to the waterpark, and some other little perks. Each year they seem to add a new attraction or renovate another set of rooms. The owners are friendly,the staff nice, just a very relaxing place to stay. The Country Place Resort is right next to the Zoom Flume Water Park. If you stay in the resort there is a separate entrance to the water park for resort guests only to use. The rooms are clean and well appointed. Have stayed in their family suite room which has two bedrooms separated by a tv family room. Nice concept for a little privacy for parents. Nightly activities every night, a small fishing pound right behind the rooms. An inground swimming pool,just for resort guests,if you want to trake a break from the water park that is rarely crowded. Highly recommended FAMILY VACATION!!!

Room Tip: Family suite two bedroom for some privacy for parents
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was our family's first trip to a resort, of any kind. We didn't really know what to expect.
The staff was courteous and attended to all our needs. The rooms were large, clean and well maintained. And the Zume Flume was exciting. I've got 3 young kids and they had a blast. We stayed for 3 days and nights. The kids were never bored. They got tired and still didn't want to leave. Besides the Zume Flume there were daily night time activities, but we were too exhausted to take part. All in all it was a wonderful trip. Breakfast and Dinner were included in the package and the food was very good. Regular breakfast and dinner fare but very tasty. Not a lot of vegetarian options but the staff was able to accommodate us. I forgot to mention that the weather, was perfect. Labor Day weekend without the oppressive heat and humidity. Some rain, but at a water park, even with the rain you can enjoy yourself. I highly recommend it and plan to go next year. Thank you Country Place Resorts.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Augie S
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The good: friendly staff, lots of activities, pretty clean.

The bad: retro would be a good way to look at the "resort", "dated" is probably more accurate, heated outdoor pool was small and uninviting, we left a night early and they refunded only 40% of the whopping $300/night fee for some reason.

The ugly: the food was AWFUL, the water tasted like it was festering with ecoli, the beds were uncomfortable, and the pull out couch was a torture device.

Aside from the bad and the ugly, we managed to have a good time, but don't recommend it and won't be going back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Everything made easy here. Day at pool or Zoom Flume Water park... all right there.... walk right in.... evening entertainment for everyone.... campfire .... fishing ...
Rooms a little old but very clean... Would definitely go back again.

Room Tip: I like the ground floor by the lake ... but all rooms are close to parking and close to everything
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

My family and I just recently returned from the Country Place Resort. There were 7 adults and 3 kids. We all had a great time. The kids loved the water park and nightly activities. They also enjoyed fishing in the lake. That was their first experience fishing. Our room was nice and big but looked like it was in the process of being refurbished. The carpeting and bedroom furniture looked new but the woodwork and doors needed to be painted. Since we were out all day, and the evenings were cool, we didn't have to use the air conditioners. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The social directors did a good job with the activities. The desserts were fantastic. We would go back. It's a great value for the money.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #22. It was a 2 bedroom suite and was nice and big. Bedrooms had a view of the lak...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 91 Shady Glen Rd, East Durham, Durham, NY 12423-1346
Location: United States > New York > Catskill Region > Durham > East Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in East Durham
Price Range: $427 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Country Place Resort at Zoom Flume Water Park 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE COUNTRY PLACE "A Great Family Resort" Home of Zoom Flume Water Park. All packages include unlimited water park admission and FREE Zip Line Ride, complete home-cooked breakfast & dinner and all resort amenities. Low children's rates, 1 & 2 bedroom family suites available, free wireless Internet, in-room refrigerators, coffee makers and DVD players. Great new attraction - Riptide Cove Wave Pool. Heated pool, lake for fishing & pedal boats, outdoor sports & evening family activities make The Country Place Resort the perfect spot for a true family fun vacation. ... more   less 
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