My family of four two adults two children now 7 and 9 just came back from our winter vacation. we spent three days in the summer and booked immediatly to come back to see the winter. Of course there is less to do compared to the summer but you could not possibly get bored here. The resort is still spotless. The staff is extremely friendly and always present if you need them for any reason. I stayed in the Main Lodge again. I thought the beds were very soft and comfortable. You will hear kids running around however it is a family resort so you should expect that. I know my children were because it is very exciting for them here. The food was very good and defintly a lot to choose from. We did sit with another couple this time again who was very friendly so we were lucky. Last time the family was not so friendly but you are told it is family style before you come and you are only in the dining room for a short period of time so you make the most of it. Once again the horses were very clean and well kept. Scott the head rancher was kind enough to pull the same horses Mac and Zorro my children rode all last summer and could not wait to see the again. They rose them all three days again. The handlers are very kind and well trained they may seem a little strict about how you handle your horse but it is for your safety and the horse, which I liked espically with two young children on horses and I have no control. The winter fun park was a blast. My children received very well instructed lessons and the beginner "hill" was perfect for little ones to learn. Dreugh spent a long time with my son getting him up to the "big hill" until he was able to go off on his own. He did not leave his side until he was confident he could do it. He helped other guests at the same time also. A big thanks to him. Experienced skiiers might not think the "big hill" is big enough but for families with smaller children and teen agers it was great. I cannot say enough good things about this resort. I again booked my summer vacation and it will now be a family tradition. This time we also brought Grandma and Grandpa who also attempted the snow tubing and we could not get them off it. They also booked to come back in the summer!!
- 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