New York’s Rocking Horse Ranch Delivers Total Family Fun

September 11, 2017 | By More
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Discover All Around Family Fun at Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York

Rocking Horse Ranch

Looking for a great family vacation spot?  Then you need look no further than the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York.  We discovered the Ranch last year and had such a great time that we returned again this summer.   Rocking Horse Ranch is one of a few all-inclusive family resorts on the East Coast.   A full-riding ranch, they provide horseback riding at many levels throughout the day and so much more.

From early morning to the end of the day, there are more activities than any one person can do.   We took our six-year-old grandson, who enjoyed both the Big Splash indoor water park and outdoor pools, bungee jumping, miniature golf, pony rides, rock climbing, paddle boats, tubing, mining and more.  Family activities include barbecues, wagon rides, campfires and games throughout the day.  DJ Mike kicks off the morning with family bingo and keeps everyone entertained throughout the game. He also conducts music trivia and other family events during the day.    We participated in the Scavenger Hunt and came in first place!

Rocking Horse Ranch Waterfront

There is no shortage of food at Rocking Horse Ranch, guests enjoy three meals and plenty of available snacks.   They will accommodate special dietary needs if you let them know ahead of time.   Our grandson especially enjoyed the chocolate fountain and ice cream every evening. The wait staff is friendly and very accommodating.  Our waitress, Cindy, was always prepared with our special meals.  We were greeted each evening with a big smile and asked about our day. Cindy became part of the family during our four day stay. For the adults, there is bar service, just ask for Kim, and she will make sure you have the best service.  The evenings are full of entertainment; there are magicians, comedians, and illusionists.  And for teens, there is always a late-night party going on.

The grounds of Rocking Horse Ranch are beautiful.  The lake offers kayaking, paddleboats, banana boats and waterskiing.  You can picnic by the lake, or fish if you would like.  There is always a bench to rest and relax by the water.    There is so much to do at Rocking Horse Ranch; it is hard to fit it all into the day.  We met several families that have been going the ranch for years, even since they themselves were kids.    The ranch is open year-round and because of the indoor pool you can swim even in the dead of winter.  Our daughter is planning to go back over Christmas with her family.

We have reviewed many family resorts and when Rocking Horse Ranch says they are all-inclusive they mean it. The rooms have two queen size beds and two bunk beds, which are very spacious even for large families.  If you are looking for a great family getaway for any season, the Rocking Horse Ranch will provide everything you need for all ages of your family to enjoy their vacation.   We already made our reservations for next year and cannot wait to return.

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