As a recent (July) visitor to 1000 Acres, I wanted to share my experience, which was very positive. I read some the reviews, both up and down, but I felt it is certainly a place I intend to return to.
The most striking feature is the horseback riding available. I have stayed at other ranch resorts in New York (Rocking Horse Ranch and Riding-Hy, to name two)… and neither compares where horses and trails are concerned. The trails at 1000 Acres are in the winding foothills of the Adirondack mountains….offering much more than a field with a few trees along a dirt road. I am an experienced rider and found the horses and tack are well kept. An accompanying friend with little experience with horses enjoyed the experience, with the help of the cowboys on duty. You can just enjoy the scenery on the slow ride, a good way to learn how to control a horse or just to get accustomed to sitting in a saddle again. In this area, 1000 Acres excels.
The second outstanding feature is the location on the banks of the Hudson River; the view of the river is fantastic. We enjoyed walking to the water’s edge to skip rocks, and later tried canoeing (kayaking and row boats were an option). We stayed in the Buena Vista building, on top of the hillside near the horses; the view out across the Hudson was simply beautiful.
A new feature I enjoyed on this trip is the new scenic passenger train – the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad – which stops right on the grounds of 1000 Acres. We could keep our car parked, and hop a train into Saratoga Springs for off-site sightseeing (and the racetrack), or go to North Creek, with rustic mountain charm.
The food, served family style, was plentiful – breakfasts were especially good. During the week, we ate heartily and well. The choices available on the buffet were many.
Every trip by each individual is a separate experience. I felt that our experience - the purpose for our vacationing in the Adirondacks was to enjoy the great outdoors – as mentioned, horseback riding, canoeing, sightseeing. 1000 Acres delivered to our needs and expectations.
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