Roseland Ranch Resort
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We had a beautiful warm summer day to do a 50 mile cruise down a section of the Hudson River. The Catskill Mountains were in our western view most of the way. We took on about 120 gallons of Valvtech Diesel about halfway. While swimming in the refreshing pool we met a nice couple on the Rainbow Connection from Coxackie NY. They brought us fresh made brownies and pleasant conversation after dinner. ...
"That man looks like he has a combine harvester for legs." "Would that make him a trac-taur?" So peter had a bad night's sleep last night and took him a while to wake up today. We made up for it with a 'Vermont-style' breakfast, which was so tasty! Even the toast was twice as thick as normal bread! Afterwards we took a look around Stowe (and some random steep side-roads thanks to our satnav having a funny turn). We had some time to kill so we drove west ...
... You can easily spend the day. Saw huge Vanderbilt mansion driving on to Salem witch museum. Long 4 hour drive. Boston tomorrow! LJ
FDR's home and presidential library had numerous unique artifacts relating to the Roosevelt's life; that were well presented, and very extraordinary. I hope to return some day and see the rest of the interesting buildings on the Roosevelt estate. PJ
... totally sealing out any chance of dirt entering the unit. The light also has 3 settings that are easy to navigate through. A well thought out and made unit! The company has been quick to answer any concerns or questions about their products. They seem genuinely concerned about producing a better product, and welcome any input that I personally feel would improve their ...
... that looked to be having a great time.....jumping off the cliffs ....wish I could join them, it has to be fun. Neon's mom and dad were at it again! They were at a trail crossing, we sat for about an hour...before saying goodbye again. At this point, all the hills were behind us....nice flat land ahead, only 8 more miles to go! Then....a porkypine! I tried to catch it...but just ended up with a bunch of quills as a memory of him. ,As we hiked on, we met a father ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Roseland Ranch Resort Stanfordville
A Cowboys Dream
This Vacation had to be in the top 2 of the most memorable vacations we ever went on. We usually go on at least one summer vacation a year this proved to be one of the best. We are a family of five our children are 17, 13, and 10. We usually travel every summer and go to an amusement park while on vacation. This trip topped any amusement park I've been to. When we arrived at the ranch we were welcomed as if we were a long time friend. The itinerary was great always something for everyone to do. Pool indoor and outdoor were available, paddle boats, fishing, tennis, volleyball, petting zoo, ATV'S, archery, rifle range, and of course Horseback riding.(these are just a few). The food was amazing and very convenient as a mother of three I did not have to leave the property I enjoyed all the time with my children. The rooms are being remodeled as the property is under new management(thanks Ray). The staff at Roseland Ranch is the best everyone was fantastic to us. I do not think I have been on a vacation with more friendly people then the ones I met this week. The only thing that bothered us was leaving!!! The ony thing I would change on this vacation would be I would bring all of our friends with us . My children enjoyed everyting about this trip . My 10 year old cowboy thought that this was his dream come true. My 13 year old cowboy who thought maybe he would not enjoy this because he loves sports thought it was great. My cowgirl well she wanted to come home and get her very dear friends and go right back she was very sad to leave as were the other two. They would all like to save to go to Good Ol ' Roseland Ranch every year. A Great big thanks to some very special Wranglers Andrew, Melissa, and Dennis for keeping my kids safe and helping them to have the time of their life. How could I not thank Fagundo, fernando, Chris, Jamie, Kelly and everyone else at Roseland for a GREAT WEEK on the ranch!!!!!!You guys are the best. SEE YA REAL SOON!!!!!If you want a great vacation try Roseland.
I LOVE THIS PLACE...
My family and I have been going to Roseland Ranch Resort for the past 17 years and I absolutely love it! I also love the fact that it's now under new ownership 'cause I think the new owner, Ray is awesome and is going to be doing a lot of nice things with the place!
Many times of fun!
I am a college student currently and am looking forward to returning to Roseland Ranch for the first time in about two years this coming October. I have been there in the past about 7 or 8 times since I was about 5 years old, both in the fall, winter and simply love it. Apparently the owners have changed recently, but in the past, the staff was as nice as can be and the food was A+ excellent. The rooms are not the nicest in the world and sometimes even a bit on the dirty side meaning the rug may have a bit of dirt/dust in it, but you're at a dude ranch, deal with it - the beds are comfortable. Plus, you should not be in your room except for when showering and sleeping - they have so much to do! Horseback riding, ATVs, rifle range, paintball, tennis courts, basketball court, the indoor pool, the game room, the volleyball court, archery, the small animal farm... The list goes on, but there is always time to do activities. While some may find it difficult to do everything they wanted, this problem can be erased by either another trip in the future or staying for another day or two. I would recommend a minimum of three nights and this should cover all of your activity conflicts so you can do everything you want at least once. The daily movies, bingo, cardgame playing tables, boardgames, poker chips, large fireplace and very comfy couches in the main lodge can keep anyone adverse to the outdoors entertained. If this doesn't help, bring a book and just relax, you'll still enjoy the evening musicians, dancing and late night snacks like homemade pizza and donuts. The meals are only three sepcific times during the day, but the food is excellent and muffins, coffee, hot chocolate and soft serve were, at least in the past, available all day in the dining area. I would asolutely reccommend Roseland for anyone who wants some fun and doesn't mind getting a bit dirty from the horses and ATVs.
New Owners - GREAT TIME
RRR is under new management and ownership - and it shows.
We had the best time. Four of us old friends get together every year and go somewhere for a long weekend. We will be talking about our stay at RRR for many years to come.
The rooms are in the process of being renovated so some may not be as nice as others. This will definitely change very soon, as can be seen by all the improvements already.
The activities were plentiful, and the scheduled times for the activities allow you to do everything you want while you are there.
The food was phenomenal. Be prepared to eat to your heart's content.
Horseback riding, 4 wheeling, tennis courts, pools, exercise room, games galore - Band on Friday night - Kareoke - dancing - socializing - meeting new people - and good old fashioned fun make RRR a great vacation for people of all ages. In my opinion, if you don't have a great time at RRR, then you have no one to blame but yourself.
Ray and the staff at RRR made our stay the most memorable time, and we will certainly be back for more. And don't forget to say hi and hang out with Baby Jocko during your stay - he's the coolest dawg in town ;-)
Roseland Ranch Rave
Met my 3 longtime friends at Roseland Ranch for the weekend for our annual rendezvous. The ranch is under new management, and although rooms and accomodations have not yet been updated and renovated, the new owner saw to it that we were comfortable, pampered, and entertained. Ray, the owner, made us feel as though we were at a 5-star resort. The food was delicious and plentiful, the horseback riding trail very scenic, and the dancing and karaoke a blast! We plan to return for another rendezvous weekend once the renovations are completed--by then it will be a star resort. Madelaine B.
Had a blast!!!!
My friends and I had a great weekend at the ranch in early June 2006. It was just purchased by new owners in March of this year and they are doing a fantastic job of making sure EVERYONE has a great and memorable time. They are in the process of renovating and it definitely shows. Some of the rooms have already been updated and the grounds are spectacular! The new owners have plans (and the equipment has already been delivered) to expand the existing fitness room into a beautiful spa. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the food was fantastic and plentiful. We went horseback riding, 4- wheeling and danced and sang Karoeke to our hearts content. There is much more to do but we just couldn't fit it all in. We'll have to stay longer next time. Thanks to Ray and all the staff at the RRR we will have these memories for many years to come.
Girl Scout Week-end
went for a week-end with our girl scout troop & many more. Rooms were basic, but clean, food was excellent & they had many activities in addition to riding. The horses were great, scenery beautiful & staff was courteous. I would definitely go back with my family or with the scout troop.
I went to roseland ranch with about 100 people from my town. This was the worst hotel I have ever been to. Actually, I don't think you could call it a hotel. The rooms were gross. There were rat holes in the sheets and the whole building smelled like crap. The rooms looked like they were out of a horror movie and the beds were really hard. And we were staying in the "nice" building. The food. It was horrible! For some reason, everyone else liked it, so I guess it wasn't that bad. There were barely any activities open. Because the "hotel" is so understaffed, every activity was open for maybe two or three hours every day. A good thing was that they had tennis courts availible at no charge. Also, the people who liked horses said that the stable was very good. You know how when you go to hotels, they are supposed to be nicer than your home? Well, this one wasn't. At the end of the trip, I was happy about going home. This hotel is a hazard to your health. For the same price,$225 per person per night, you could go to my favorite hotel, Woodloch Pines, in PA. Then again, I usually only go to four or five star hotels and have never been to a 1,2, or 3 star hotel. Please take my advice and go to Woodloch Pines Resort!!!!!!!1
Don't waste your time or money
My family and I went up to this hotel looking forward to all they claimed to offer: paintball, horseback riding, ATV riding, ski slope, pool, all day activities and entertainment, etc.
When we checked in the staff was quite unfriendly and did not make you feel welcome at all. In fact, when we checked in, they asked another family if they wanted to move their room because we were going to be next to them but they did not offer the same to us and my kids are EXTREMELY well behaved. We even get compliments from complete strangers in restaurants about how we raised our children.
When we got into our room, my jaw hit the floor. Almost $2000 for a dirty, dingy room that hasn't had a coat of paint or anything replaced or repaired since around 1970!
In the first 5 minutes, my kids discoverd the bunk bed safety railing broken so I fixed that. I open the closet and the door almost fell on my face, so I fixed that. The blinds on the window were broken so I tried to fix that but they were beyond repair.
I went to the front desk and they offered me a "better room" that had been "updated recently". I could not see any difference from the room we had except the couch was brown vinyl with rips all over it instead of the cloth one in our other room with the stains.
We decided, begrudgingly, to stay in our original room. So we decided what should we do first.
When we looked at the itinerary and made an interesting discovery. The paintball was only from 10-12, the horseback riding from 10-12, the ATV riding from 10-12, the pool was only open from 10-12, the rifle range was only open from 10-12, etc, etc. (They also had a couple hours in the afternoon for each activity). So how do you do everything? We were only going to be there for 2 days, which meant that we'd have only gotten to do 3 things (friday afternoon, Sat morning, Sat afternoon) but they claimed it was all included!
On top of that meals were only served at specific times and no food was available any other time!!!! They also claimed that they provide 3 meals a day included with your price yet when we checked in before 1 pm on friday the lunch that started at 1:30 was not included but they'd be happy to charge me for it!?!??!!?
We had a family discussion and decided to throw in the towel rather than waste our vaction.
I went to the front desk and got a refund, which the staff gave me without argument (although they claimed no one ever got a complaint ever before, yeah right).
We have never had hardly any complaints on a vacation, but this was the worst! The staff ignored us, and when they paid attention to us they were quite rude. All of the activities promised by the brochure were hardly offered or not at all: There was only a nightly activity one night that we were there, which was a good DJ. But there was nothing to do the other night. The saloon was closed the whole time, so there was no way to get a drink, except through the front desk which closed by 9:30. The indoor pool was only open for an hour or two at a time 2 to 3 times a day, so we kept getting kicked out or missed the "pool times". There was no paintball, which was part of the reason we went. The store was never open. There was a skeleton staff. The food was all red meat or fried food, no vegetarian choices. There was only a choice of 2 or 3 entrees, usually only fried food or red meat. My son got sick after eating a funky tasting hamburger. They claimed to have a 10 pm pizza party, which consisited of throwing out some pizzas on a table at 9:30. My kids were constantly bored as the pool was always closed and there were huge lapses in time where there were no activities. As all ranch vacations, you have to ride with a group and can't go out on your own, which seems to be par for the course, but the other dreadful things about this place made it downright dreary.
We went to Rocking Horse Ranch last year which was the same price and was 100 times better: great food, tons of activities and all activities open all the time, such as wall climbing, pool, etc. Tons of friendly staff.
Roseland didn't seem to have much English speaking staff.
We couldn't wait to get out of this place. At least it's nice to be home!!