Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

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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! Nestled on a 500-acre spread in the heart of the scenic Hudson River Valley, Rocking Horse offers 4 seasons of activities for families of all ages. From our Winter Fun Park to Big Splash indoor waterpark, The Ranch provides the perfect backdrop for your family’s next big adventure. Enjoy three delicious meals daily, summer BBQ’s, afternoon chef’s tastings, pool parties, wine pairings and more. End the evening with our top-name family entertainment, featuring magicians, bonfire singalongs, comedians and jugglers. It’ll be the best family vacation you’ve ever had!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Boating
Children's playground
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Bowling
Canoeing
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
Tennis court
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Table tennis
Water park offsite
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Infirmary
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
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Seating area
Telephone
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Flchi wrote a review Jul 2020
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start by saying our family had a great time while staying at the Rocking Horse Ranch. We have 3 children 12-16 years old and there was enough here to entertain them. We stayed 4 nights but I think 3 nights would have been enough. The last day they were kind of tired of everything. We all enjoyed the food and the wait staff was great.
The only problem we had was with the crowds. There were lines for everything (water slides, banana boat, horseback riding and meals) and nobody wore masks outside, even when less than 3 feet apart, even in lines. The pool was crowded too. The only option for breakfast was to eat inside and the tables are about 3-4 feet apart. Almost every table was full. When I asked if there was another option, we were told we could take our food “to go” but in order to do that, we had to wait in a massive line to get our food (it was buffet style but they had people dishing it out) with lots of people walking by and everyone eating without masks close by. When I called to book, they told me that there would be outside eating available for every meal and reduced crowds. Supposedly they had a little more than 50% occupancy, I cannot imagine coming at full occupancy.
On a positive note, there is hand sanitizer everywhere and mostly everyone wore masks inside. This is not a negative review, we had a great time. I just want people to know that if you are nervous about Covid and social distancing, this resort is probably not for you. The outdoor space looked much larger online and the indoor breakfast was a little too crowded for us to feel comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Steven Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Dear Flchi, Thank you very much for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. I am certainly glad that your family had a great time while here at Rocking Horse. During your stay I was personally here and continually conducted space evaluations of our public areas throughout the day. During the dates of stay with us, there were at least 2 larger family groups that travelled together. We observed them gathering together and congregating while waiting in line and they were asked several times to separate. In the dining areas these family groups were kept at no more than 10 per table. As you indicated, we are very stringent on mask enforcement and social distancing especially when indoors. I apologize we didn’t totally meet your expectations and we will continue to evaluate each aspect of our property and continue to improve. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to hosting your family again soon. Happy Trails, Steve Turk, Owner
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Jennie L wrote a review Sept 2020
5 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This 4 day trip was exactly what we needed to save a crap summer. I was pretty impressed with the cleanliness and continuous sanitizing efforts I saw by the staff. In the arcade, anytime we played a game and walked away, a staffer immediately sprayed it down and wiped it. There were efforts to minimize crowds everywhere and masks were required pretty much anytime you’re indoors unless you’re eating or swimming. And as long as it wasn’t raining, there were always efforts to hold lunch and dinner outdoors. It was our first time there but it won’t be our last. However we also experienced some things that need improvement. During our 4 days there, I was not able to successfully connect to the wifi at all. I also wished there was some sort of app that would have the daily activities listed out instead of carrying around a piece of paper. The floors/ceilings are super thin. We heard the room above us all night and even though they were probably only walking, it sounded like heavy stomping. I hope RHR takes these recommendations into consideration and I would love to return when they’ve made some upgrades to their facilities.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Steven Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 22 Sept 2020
Hello 730jenniel, We appreciate the feedback regarding your recent stay. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and are planning to visit again in the future. Regarding the wifi, we are actually in the process of upgrading it throughout the resort to provide stronger signals in every guest room. We have already completed an upgrade of the wifi in our lobby and common area spaces, and guests are already using it for work and school meetings. Our daily itinerary is available digitally. Guests are welcome to stop by the front desk to scan a QR code that provides the days activities, facility times, and more right on their phone. The rooms here at The Ranch are constantly being upgraded and improved for guest enjoyment. Again, we appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Steve Turk-Owner
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Tiffany G wrote a review Apr 2020
Middletown, New York14 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed the first week of March for a weekend. We wished we had stayed longer. The food is buffet style for breakfast and lunch and dinner is served to you. The food is amazing! There is also a chef hour for snacks at 3pm with so much stuff. Pizza, nachos, cheeses etc. The place is very rustic which I love and soooo clean. The rooms were spotless and so was every inch of the restort including the locker room, common bathrooms and hangout spot by the fireplace. The indoor water park consists of a pool (3-4 foot deep) a tiny kiddie slide area, one large enclosed slide for bigger people and the amazing hot springs. They were not too hot and my 3 year old went in. I do wish there was more of a water park for big kids but it is really for the small kids. Perfect for my 3 year old. The rooms were nice and clean. We had a junior suite in the Oklahoma building which is outside the main building. Eventhough we had to walk a short distance in the cold to ge to the main building we didnt mind. We liked our room. Two rooms connected to each other, no door in between but it didnt matter. we brought our childs white noise machine. beds were not comfortable, that is my only complaint. very hard and hurt my back. horses were amazing. took 3 rides myself in total. beginner ride isnt as much fun because there as so many people and you have to keep waiting. I did intermediate two more times and it was the best. they have 113 horses and it is an amazing site. they give you a schedule of what is going on each hour. they had a comedian we had seen one night. he was ok. geered towards the kids obvoiously. Pony rides are cute. cant wait to visit in the summer once the outdoors is renovated. will def go back but it was really expensive.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Steven Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 1 Jul 2020
Hi tiffanyg229, Thanks so much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much you are planning to return. Our new Boulder Bay Outdoor Aquatic Adventure is a great addition to the Summer activities here at The Ranch and we think you will agree. Thanks again for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Steve Turk-Owner
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Soave M wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York99 contributions50 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were here November 1 2019 and really enjoyed it so it made sense to come back exactly a year later.

Unfortunately, we were greatly disappointed although not entirely RHR fault. Read on, you'll understand.

The entire day into the night, it rained and rained negating every single activity outside and if you've ever been here before, you know that the vast majority of activities are outside.

So Sunday was a complete and utter waste as you can just play so much ping pong or table hockey.

No one controls the weather obviously but considering we spent nearly $700 for one night and the majority of that cost is for outside activities, I think RHR should issue some sort of credit or refund when a complete total wash out happens.

The next day, while sunny, the wind chill was in the 20s once again negating most outdoor activities and by then, we just all wanted to leave. Again this is the fall, not winter.

So before I go on, take this as a "so you know" when considering booking here. If the weather is bad, there's very little "different" things to do even though you'll be paying for it. Again, I don't want to pay hundreds and hundreds to play pong etc.

One thing to note is that if you have young kids, they will enjoy the indoor water area and slide so that's a big option if it rains.

Onto the good about RHR.

They go way above and beyond when it comes to covid. Workers were seen sanitizing everything, from steaming the common areas to wiping down ketchup bottles.

There's absolutely no shortage of sanitizer everywhere.

I saw a couple of times workers reminding people to put their mask on in the lobby when they just forgot.

And the workers? Couldn't be nicer, friendlier or more helpful.

Onto the food.

Lunch was basic hamburger, hot dog, Cole slaw, fries, etc. but the dinner was amazing. The best Ribs and cornbread I've ever had.

One note about the breakfast and lunch though and this isn't RHR fault, but it is worth noting.

The food was cold. Two lunches and the breakfast were cold but i think it might be because of covid procedure.

In order to keep the dinning room, it's customers and workers safe, all the windows were open including the back door (fan was pushing the cold air out though) but obviously this leads to a cold dinning room and cold food.

Breakfast and lunch are buffet style with the workers getting you what you want.

I would suggest coming here in the summer or winter to take advantage of the skiing or new outdoor water park for all ages.

If it snows, at least you can do most outdoor activities. Not so when it Rains.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Steven Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 10 Nov 2020
Hello Soave M, Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent stay. Our COVID safety procedures are paramount in keeping our guests and staff safe, and we thank you for your praise. With regards to weather, unfortunately it is something we cannot control as you stated. However, most of our outdoor activities continue to operate in the rain, including horseback riding. It is only on rare occasions where thunder and lightning are in the area that we temporarily suspend our outdoor operations. In addition, we typically add more indoor activities in cases of poor weather. Our Big Splash indoor pools are great fun for the entire family as you mentioned. Though we failed to meet your expectations, please note that we always strive to provide our guests with a fun, safe and memorable experience no matter the weather. Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon. Steve Turk-Owner
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Holly D wrote a review Jul 2020
38 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my family’s first trip to a cowboy ranch and to RHR. We stayed from July 8-12 2020 and stayed in 2 adjoining rooms to accommodate our family of 7 people. The first impression of RHR is wow! It’s extremely clean, and they are following covid-19 guidance seriously which gave us great piece of mind. The rooms are nicely decorated and clean. Beds are very comfortable.
The food is wonderful! While the standard buffet style meal is not offered due to COVID-19, there is a daily breakfast and lunch “buffet” where you can see the food, and your selections are served for you. Dinner was fantastic!! Chef Paul is simply the best, while his menu creations each night have a lot of options, he will also make to order other selections if you don’t find something you like on the menu. I have to say the horseradish salmon is to die for! Salad and rolls are served immediately when you sit down each night and food is served hot and within minutes of your order. Waitstaff is pleasant and everyone makes sure all your needs are met during your dining. At one point during dinner I needed a spoon, (to twirl my pasta of course) and approached Victor. I said “excuse me”, and Victor replied “yes ma’am what can I do for you?” Everyone on staff there approaches the guests this way, that they are there for you as their first priority. Excellent service!
The activities are plentiful! Horseback riding, banana boat, indoor and outdoor pools, bungee bouncing and rock wall climbing were some of our favorites! There is also a daily cocktail hour everyday by the pool featuring a complimentary signature cocktail with a huge selection of hot appetizers along with a live DJ.
If you’re looking for a trip to give your family more connections and quality time together this is it. The owner of the ranch, Steve was there everyday and was working right along his staff. It was so great to see his leadership and caring of our needs during our stay.
The only area we saw that needed improvement is the coffee. Unfortunately it’s not good at all, but there is a Dunkin’ Donuts 2 miles from the ranch and my husband made the morning trip for us. We absolutely loved our stay overall and would recommend it! Thank you RHR, and hope to be back!
The Howes Family
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Steven Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 14 Jul 2020
Hello Howes Family, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We like to say that our staff is our number one attraction here at The Ranch, and we're glad you agree. It sounds like you had a wonderful time enjoying all of the amenities and included activities during your stay. Your compliments will be passed along to Chef Paul and Victor. With regards to the coffee, your feedback will be shared with our food and beverage team. Thanks again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Until next time, happy trails! Steve Turk-Owner
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Maureen L wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 2nd visit to Rocking Horse Ranch. We will definitely be back because my son LOVES it here. He still can’t stop talking about it. Positives are: the food is good, a variety of activities, bed was comfortable, water activities were fun. My son liked the arcade, bingo, pools, water slides and spray park, banana boat rides, pool volleyball, etc.
Negatives and our suggestions for improvement are:
Even though they say smoking is not permitted anywhere, people were still smoking and putting out their butts on the grounds. Staff didn’t say anything, even when I pointed it out.
Some of the rooms were damp. Maybe carpets need changing.
When I asked for an additional key, they just gave me the key without verifying my identity.
The kids menu needs to be varied. It was the same exact thing every day.
The indoor pool area is extremely slippery. My son fell and smashed his head. You need rubber mesh anti slip mats around the pool.
The rooms need updating. The rooms need charging stations or docking stations for phones and electronics.
The water pressure in the shower is very low.
The bath towels are tiny. They need to be bigger.
The rooms need more furniture for clothing storage.
Bingo was fun, but the prizes were boring. Why not do a money prize Bingo every couple of days? You could charge a fee of like, $10.
The outdoor pool needs a pool basketball hoop! My suggestion is put it on that little island in the middle of the pool. This would have made my son so happy and they are not terribly expensive.
There should be more price incentives for repeat visitors.
How about poolside meal and drink service for a fee?
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Steve Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Hello mycheyenne2003, Thanks for the feedback regarding your recent stay. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your 2nd visit so much that you are already planning a 3rd. With regards to your concerns, we will certainly review all of them with our team. Note that we are already in the process of renovating rooms around the resort. In addition, there are anti slip surfaces near the entries to our indoor water attractions, but we can certainly look into additional options. Your identity should have been verified when providing you with a replacement key, and the staff member in question has been reminded of this policy. Again, thank you for sharing, as it is feedback like this that allows us to continue to provide 5 star service to all of our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Until next time, happy trails! Steve Turk-Owner
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AEW wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is amazing. It is the perfect setup for families with small children. There are lots of different activities (skiing, tubing, indoor water park, horse riding); and everything is close enough for families to walk to. The resort has a child center in which parents could drop off kids for any amount of time (included in the rate for kids 3 or older).
It is truly all-inclusive as it includes ski lessons, ski equipment, all games and entertainment (except for arcade video games that use quarters).
The food is relatively good quality for an all-inclusive; and alcohol (which is not included in the rate) is moderately priced so not a rip off at all.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The resort has a lot of staff everywhere.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from RHR1958, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Hello Adolfo, Thanks so much for the feedback regarding your recent stay. We are thrilled to hear that you had an "amazing" time enjoying all the included activities here at The Ranch. Until next time, happy trails! Steve Turk-Owner
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Doreen1224 wrote a review Oct 2020
Harriman, New York21 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with our 28 year old son with autism. super clean, everyone wearing masks and social distancing. good quality food, served quickly. Tables spaced to keep social distance. All staff were very friendly. Explained that our son would need additional assistance during the trail rides. Wranglers were very accommodating and he did a trail ride both days we were at the resort. We enjoyed many of the activities, including mountain tubing, miniature golf, pedal boats, hot tub, horse drawn wagon ride and sing along at the bonfire at night. Although our son was over the age limit for trick or treating at the resort, he was allowed to participate, which made us happy since his annual Halloween dance was canceled this year due to the virus. It was probably his only opportunity to wear his costume this year. We especially enjoyed the mountain tubing, which was open during the day and at night. You get your own tube and there is a conveyor belt that pulls you up the hill. You can link two tubes together and ride down two at a time if you you like. Since we’re all over six feet tall, we went down super fast. Staff cleans equipment after every use, the tubes, life vests at the boats, and reins for the horses.
This resort is all inclusive, no extra charge unless you want alcohol or participate in some craft activities or the arcade.
I definitely recommend Rocking Horse Ranch Resort. It’s for all ages. Also I recommend this resort for people with developmental disabilities.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Steven Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 29 Oct 2020
Hi Doreen, Thank you for sharing your recent RHR experience. We have developed a top flight safety and sanitization program, along with our partners at Montefiore Health Systems. Our COVID protocols meet or exceed the recommended guidelines in every aspect, and we're glad you noticed. The safety of our guests and staff is a top priority. In addition, the Ranch always welcomes guests with disabilities, many of whom return year after year to create new and lasting memories. We are thrilled to hear that you and your son had a wonderful time, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Until next time, happy trails! Steve Turk-Owner
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Safari301804 wrote a review Feb 2020
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall we and our kids love it, as we will continue to book each year! I’ve recc’d to many people as well. Rooms could use some updating, a few arcade games took our money and others seemed to have issues as well. Would like to see things open at 9am, not 10, especially the fun barn. Little kids are up early and everything seems to get going around 10, which is late IMO for it being a kid place. Love all the entertainment and options, like bingo, scavenger hunt and trivia. Would like to see more stations/areas with just ice water. Feel like there’s just the area with hot cocoa and that water has fruit in it. Food was great. Dinner food comes way too quickly. You order your salad and a few mins later the main dishes come out. Had my sons bday there and they do a nice job with the balloons and singing. Overall, staff is great! The restaurant manager, Victor? Was wonderful. Said he’s been there for 30 years. Very nice, gets things done and is a fast worker! Seems to be way too much food at the 3-4:30 tasting. Last year saw them throw away all the extra food that was there, which was hard to see! So much wasted food. Just a few reccds. Wonderful
Place though! Saw lots of Lysol cleaning happening and the antibacterial stations were good too.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Steven Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Hi Safari301804, Thanks for the feedback regarding your recent stay. It is wonderful to hear that you return year after year with your family. That is truly the highest compliment we can receive. The hours for our activities do vary based on time of year, but we will certainly keep your suggestions in mind. We like to say that our staff is our #1 attraction here, and we will certainly pass along your compliments to Victor. Please wish your son a very happy birthday from the RHR family. Cleanliness is paramount for the safety of our guests and staff, and we are happy you noticed our ongoing efforts. With regards to food waste, we do our best to prevent it while providing our guests with the highest quality, freshest food available. It is our pledge to continue to work everyday towards our goal of eliminating waste completely. Once again, we appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again real soon. Steve Turk-Owner
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martyfarty69 wrote a review Aug 2021
Depew, New York206 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So with the Pandemic last year and everything else going on, my family really hasn't had a Vacation in almost two years. So with that being said a couple of months ago I made the decision to book RHR as my 9 year old is OBSESSED with Horses.

We booked 3 Nights in August and the idea of being all inclusive is appealing having kids and not having to worry about carrying money around and paying out of pocket for every little thing, but the per night expense is pretty expensive on the surface.

We made the almost 6 hour drive ( with a couple of stops ) and found the resort easily, pulling in to the parking is well organized and we were greeted by a friendly employee upon check-in.

Arriving around 2:30 it was nice that our room was already ready ( Bunk Bed room with two queen beds ) and it was a short walk from check in to the room. We were greeted by a clean spacious room that was perfect for our families needs.

Meals were good overall and the food selection was plentiful, especially during Breakfast and Lunch ( I thought food quality was good for resort food ) and the employees were very friendly overall.

Activities were on the most part well managed with only a few small hiccups ( Maybe better organization of the Bungie line and more consistent time management as I swear some kids randomly got more time than others.

The Horse riding was a real treat and very well organized, the Animals seem well cared for and if you're able to watch over 100 horses being led from the ranch to their pasture it's quite a sight to behold.

Overall a great time, a couple of niggles kept RHR from being perfect, but if you like Horses in particular this is certainly a must visit.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Steve Turk, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Responded 26 Aug 2021
Hello Martyfarty69, Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed all that The Ranch has to offer. It is always our goal to exceed guest expectations and it sounds like we were able to do that for you. We hope to see you again soon. Until next time, happy trails. Steve Turk-Owner
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Aracely V asked a question Aug 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
What are the winter activities
Aracely V asked a question Aug 2023
8 contributions2 helpful votes
What are the winter activities for teens?
Marc N asked a question Jul 2023
Copiague, New York8 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there a registration form that has to be filled out prior to checking-in?
Answer from E NY
Yorktown Heights, New York5 contributions11 helpful votes
No but there are waivers that need to be filled out before you ride the horses (and do certain other activities such as skiing which is available in the winter)
Elizabeth H asked a question Apr 2023
Can I just go for the day
Answer from TangoNY
Great Neck, New York1,433 contribution62 helpful votes
Better call them to confirm first.
avolvo wrote a tip Mar 2024
Dix Hills, New York, United States10 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything was as good as it could have been "
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MK-worldwide wrote a tip Mar 2024
21 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We prefer to stay at the second floor which seems to be more quiet."
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Tiffany W wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We went midweek and never had to wait for any activity as nothing felt overcrowded. The resort really has everything for all ages. "
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Laura O wrote a tip Feb 2024
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Budget for the arcade and wine at dinner. Bingo is popular for a reason. The prize table is great. The hot springs are unique!"
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Ryanr wrote a tip Jan 2024
Beachwood, New Jersey65 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wear boots! Go early and enjoy a day before check-in."
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ALSO KNOWN AS
rocking horse ranch hotel highland, rocking horse hotel, rocking horse resort
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkCatskill RegionSullivan CatskillsHighland
NUMBER OF ROOMS
113
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Nearby attractions include Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (6.3 km), Locust Grove Estate (7.5 km), and Walkway State Historic Park (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lola's Cafe, Mill House Brewing Company, and Rosticceria Rossi and Sons.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Rocking Horse Ranch Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Rocking Horse Ranch Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Poughkeepsie Post Office (7.6 km) and Springside National Historic Landmark (7.5 km).
Is Rocking Horse Ranch Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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