The City of New York offers unlimited opportunities for fun and adventure to families looking for a getaway location and below I bring you some of the finest places you should consider visiting when vacationing in New York.
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort – an all-inclusive New York Resort
A top family resort in New York State located on 500 acres of land and only 90 minutes from New York City; all inclusive price includes meals and an endless array of activities. Winter snow tubing and skiing, ice skating, sleigh rides; indoor pool with geyser; horseback riding; summer water skiing, fishing, archery, boats, kids’ program; visit their website for more information.
The Sagamore – Lake George NY
The Sagamore is a classic Victorian grand hotel, on a 70-acre private island off the west shore of Lake George. Poised on the southern end of Green Island, The Sagamore commands a stunning view of Lake George and the islands that grace its waters. This family friendly golf and lakefront resort offers luxury accommodations, extraordinary dining, superb fitness and spa facilities and a host of opportunities to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Adirondacks.
Mohonk Mountain House
Treat yourself & family to the magnificent enchantment of Mohonk Mountain House. Built on the deep-blue waters of Lake Mohonk in 1869, this grand 267-room Victorian castle is one of America’s oldest family-owned resorts. Discover thousands of acres of pristine forest and winding trails, just 90 minutes north of New York City.
As a distinguished favorite among Hudson Valley hotel resorts, Mohonk offers access to 85 miles of hiking trails, tennis, midweek golf, lake swimming, boating, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, children’s programs, and so much more – for an all-inclusive room rate. Weekend golf, horseback riding, carriage rides, and spa services are also available.
A member of Historic Hotels of America, this grand lakeside New York resort hotel was built in 1909 and is walking distance from historic Cooperstown, “America’s most perfect village”, which has a living-history Farmer’s Museum, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and more.
Just a hundred miles from NYC, the Catskills Mountains have been a popular getaway since the early 20th century.
Frost Valley YMCA Family Camp
Family Camps are an excellent – and affordable – type of getaway in the great outdoors, with meals and many activities included. This one has 6000 acres in the Catskills, and lodging options from platform tents to cabins to inn-style Forstmann Castle and a country inn.
1000 Acres Ranch Resort
Family-friendly dude ranch upstate, with horse riding and many other activities; packages include meals and activities.
Hull-O Farms – Family Farm
Participate (or not) in the life of a working dairy farm, in the Catskills area of NY state; home-cooked breakfasts and dinner; seasonal corn maze. A portion of the farms website reads “Our family farm vacation is a part of an exciting trend called Agri-tourism, which has allowed the Hull Family Farm to continue the 200-year tradition of extending country hospitality into the 21st century.
Cattlemen driving their herds west over the great Susquehanna Trail as well as boarding house guests in later years were welcomed with the same warm smile and country hospitality that greets visitors today.”