Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rocking Horse Ranch Resort Highland
Excellent kids resort. Also, fun horseback riding (at least for the novice). Beautiful grounds, facilities, everything was nice (and just hope for good weather!!!). Kids will love it, even if they don't ride horses. Great rock climbing wall, miniature golf, lake with use of paddle boats, kayaks, tennis courts, archery etc. The small things may have been disappointing, such as getting HOT coffee with dinner, but the employees were very friendly (especially the horse wranglers), helpful, and overall, a tremendous place to go to treat your kids to something special.
We Loved it!! Great for the whole family!!
We love Rocking Horse Ranch. Even though it is just around the corner it feels like you are in another world! Great for a quick weekend or an extended stay! If your close, you can run home for what you forgot! The horses are great! The kids rode every chance they got. Food is exceptional!Real homey cooking and great BBQ. Rooms are cozy & comfy, with all the amenities. Great soaps and shampoos! The pool and water park is fantastic. The Turk Family is welcoming and has thought of everything to make your vacation everything you could want.
Loved it so much I moved there to work!
I started going to RHR as a guest when I was 13, and continued on and off for nearly 10 years. I went for the horses, as they are my life, but enjoyed all the aspects of the ranch. From the dancing to the entertainment, to the games and the food, everything was always top notch in my book. The location is beautiful, the mountain air just lifts the spirit; and the Turks are wonderful people, managing to make everyone there feel wecome. The horses are fantastic, as are the wranglers, and I chose to become one, and stayed for 2 years. Now I am about to return as a guest and still feel the same excitement as I did the first time I went there. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a lot of fun and adventure, whether for a family trip, or as a couple, or even groups of friends. There's always something fun to do, especially the riding.
The best family vacation ever!
Wow - that's the best way I can sumarize my family's experience at RHR. And the biggest wow of all is the staff. They truly go above and beyond every minute of the day. I think the ratio is 1 staff member for every 3 guests. It sure seems that way!
We were also impressed with the care the grounds and horses get. There is a 40-year old horse on the property for pony rides and he looks like he's 10! Amazing care and amazing quality.
The grounds are meticulously landscaped.
The rooms are clean and perfect for a family. The food is plentiful and well prepared.
The cost may seem high, but when you factor in all-you-can-eat meals, horesback riding 1-5 times a day, day camp, fishing, golf, ball sports, shuffleboard, tennis, waterskiing, bannana boats, water slides, 3 pools, fitness center, saunas, whirlpool, organized games, live music/bands, comedians, theme parties and more it is WELL WORTH IT!
Great for kids!
Just got back and loved it. First timers there. Kids (3 & 5) were hesitant about camp but ended up not wanting to leave. Food plentiful, but so-so. Great and friendly staff. Janice (ranchhand) did a great job improving my horse ride. Waterski guys were great. Grounds are clean and spectacular. Flowers are gorgeous. Rooms are not so new, but sufficient. Would definitely go again in summer. Not so sure about winter. I couldn't imagine going without kids to this place, though. It's geared to them and every couple there had kids with them.
Great family vacation
Just back from a fantastic first trip to Rocking Horse Ranch. I will say that when we first pulled into the parking lot, I was surprised at how close everything seemed....it was a smaller resort than what I expected...but throughout our week there, I grew to love how close in proximity everything was. Loved the all-inclusive resort style. Lots for everyone especially kids to do. The horse back trails are spectacular, we saw lots of deer, and even a coyote! Our kids ages 4 and 6 loved the Kids Day Camp....in fact my 6 year old never wanted to leave....we began to feel a little rejected...LOL!!! Water skiing, banana boats, kayaks, paddle boats, rock climbing, tennis, shuffle board, bocci ball, hand ball, miniature golf are all included. Nightclub and activities scheduled throughout the day and night. Campfire. Two outdoor pools with slides (one for the little ones). One indoor pool. The food was plentiful, you would never go hungry here, however the food was just OK at best. Breakfast and lunch, cocktail parties are buffet style. Dinner is a sit down choice menu. I have to say that the day camp employees, water sport employees, and horse stable employees were excellent...they were so friendly and accomodating. We enjoyed our stay here and definitely plan to go back sometime in the future.
The most complete getaway you'll ever experience!
My family has been visiting RHR for over thirty years. The personal welcome and consistent quality is what keeps us coming back. Over the years Rocking Horse has blended the rustic feel of a ranch with the modern day entertainment of a resort. The wide range appeal of activities, sports and food is sure to please people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and keep them coming back for years to come. See you at the Ranch!
Lots to do -- but overprice and needs upgrading
There really is so much to do here -- but for the cost, you better do it all. The rooms are so-so -- walls are way too thin. The food was average at best. It might be better in the summer -- with the pool, hiking, etc. The indoor pool is good and they arrange many activities at night (music, magic show, wildlife show, dancing, comedy).
Lots of family fun at Rocking Horse
WE had a great experience. We stayed over Easter 2002. The camp for the older children was great. The food was very good. The entertainment at night was corny, but entertaining. The rooms are a little old, but adequate. The indoor pool is really nice. It was too cold in April to experience the outdoor pool and slide, but it looks like fun. The hay rides, camp fire, horse back riding, etc. were a lot of fun.
Great Family Fun
Spent a few days here including New Year's. It was like being at home but not having to cook, and clean and having all the amenities in your backyard. One big pajama party!! Food was great, a great place for family to reconnect. Achoice location to learn to ski and horse back ride!!
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... was sensational & so reasonable - $11 for mine & $5 for the soup. A trip to the gift shop of course & then we're off to walk across the Hudson. Huge, high bridge over a mile long. Freezing cold & windy. Great view though. Then we went to a tiny place called Wappingers Falls because we passed a proper coffee shop on our way home last night & we needed a real coffee for a change. And it was good. Had to fill the car which was a bit of ...
... which were all closed up this time but were being used when I did this same trip in the summer of 2012. We also had free wi fi once we crossed into the US which is always great & the train had a viewing carriage which we each visited for a while. If you ever visit this area & you have time, the train is terrific. We arrived in Albany at 5.30pm & because we'd been sitting in a train for 11 hours, we decided to walk from the station to the hotel. A distance of 1.1 miles and ...
... blocks. I bought and began reading "The Rock Warrior's Way" by Argo Ilner.
Day 3 (Wednesday, Oct. 22)- I was still reading into mastering my fears, however, I was feeling much better from what I had read and decided to implement some of the mental techniques recommended. I was excited to put the techniques to use. We climbed up the first pitch of Madame Grunnebaum Wulst (5.6, also known as Madame G's). Everything was going well. I was staying positive. ...
... times. And, the dimness also helped keep the furnishings from deteriorating. I guess much of the furniture was donated along with the house and the library. I am a bit hazy on this now. I did notice how rather modest the upstairs furnishings were. Some of the furniture was substantial and probably expensive but there were a lot of twin beds in rooms that were not huge by today's standards....and no king size beds either. We were told that a lot of ...
... Carol, Jeannie and Otto but it may have been somewhere else.
We got to our Fishkill hotel just about when it was getting dark. It was also pretty cold as we (or I) had to make multiple trips to the car. We were very pleasantly surprised by the spacious "suite" with kitchenette - where we could nourish ourselves on leftovers from our dinner at Kara and John's. Thank you, John, for all the food!