my son and wife enjoyed themselves and had a great time, me not so much. My wife loves the inclusive resort st.yle but this is not a Caribbean resort with drinks included. So my review. Food was tolerable the variety and quality of a decent family diner. Children were everywhere and had a great time. Pajamas all through the resort in the evening which comes early in January.
this resort is not great but it keeps collecting points by being by OK and in general generous with what it does. Lots of Horses so we (in winter ) could ride when we wished. The ski area is as they say a big hill. Its not a mountain but none of us had skied before (my wife had been a snow boarder a decade ago.) so we had some fun- all equipment provided. The indoor swim area kept the little one amused for hours,days. The hours that the skiing and skating were available was disappointingly short skiing closing at 4 and the ice skating closed at 3 on the one day they had safe ice( snow making equipment but the ice depends on nature.) We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The day camp was a pleasant surprise, sign the kids up once drop them off and pick them up as desired. My son enjoyed it. Rooms were clean and of a good size with bunk beds and two queens so you could pack the family in if you wished. Heating unit was quiet and the room was reasonably so. Lots of kids but only the occasional bang and yell was heard in the room.
Being an inclusive resort the rate is for the resort not just the room and the our last day was disappointing as the both the ice skating closed early and the pool was not open as they were making changes to accommodate an incoming group which left us with time on our hands because we had come in late on Friday and were leaving late afternoon on Monday. I was left with the feeling that we paid for three days and got only 2 and a fraction.
- 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