Just returned from our 3rd visit to RHR. We absolutely had a blast. I've seen a couple of negative reviews about this place and the only thing I can think of is that for some families this may not be the right type of holiday for them. I know my son is the adventurous type and likes to to take advantage of the many activities that the resort offers. If you price out everything separately, you would spend alot more money elsewhere. The place is super clean, the food is good with many choices, (** Peanut allergy alert **, there is peanut butter sandwiches on the lunch time buffet, might be important to know if you have this allergy especially if it's airborne) the property has a nice layout where everything is easy to find. We stayed in Oklahoma A bldg (seperate from Main Lodge), my only complaint (and not the ranch's fault) is that people are very rude and assume since they are up, that the rest of the hotel guests must be as well. I had 2 kids yelling right in front of our door at 7:45 am, and adults talking and laughing very loudly as they are going back to their rooms after midnight. The employees are very nice and helpful, they seem like one big happy family. I would like to give special kudos to the following: Chester in the Archery/Rifle Range, he is very good about safety and instruction, Patty the horse wrangler (listen to her folks, she know what she is talking about!) she is helpful and concerned about your well-being as well the horses, Leo the horse wrangler for helping my son trot "Major" the horse and the young men and young women who were working the slopes and ski equipment on Feb 19th (sorry I didn't get your all of your names) who never complained no matter how many questions I had or how many times they had to help me up :-) Also, a special shout-out to the horses Major, Harley and Bravo! If you go make sure to see the horses "retire" for the night, it's very cool to watch. You can also watch them "punch-in" in the early morning hours as well. Give Rocking Horse Ranch a try!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All Inclusive Four Season Family Resort in the Hudson Valley We’re more than just horses… We’re the most fun your family ever had! We offer 4 seasons of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Our sprawling 500-acre property and beautiful private lake provides a scenic backdrop for your family’s next big adventure. Enjoy three delicious all-you-can-eat meals daily, prepared by our culinary team, many of whom are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America—right here in the Hudson Valley! End the night with top-name entertainment, featuring magicians, comedians, jugglers, and circus acts from around the world. Get cozy in our updated rooms with luxurious Simmons® plush top mattresses and Bunk Beds for the kids. It’ll be the best family vacation you’ve ever had! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rocking Horse Ranch Hotel Highland
- Rocking Horse Hotel
- Rocking Horse Resort