Rocking Horse Ranch, Highland, NY

New York

In the scenic Hudson Valley only 75 miles from NYC is New York's #1 ranch resort. Several years ago Rocking Horse Ranch was named "Family Circle Resort of the Year" by FAMILY CIRCLE, and the resort just keeps getting better. ROCKING HORSE RANCH Highland New York 12528 914-691-2927 800-647-2624 Owned and very personally managed by the "Turk" family since 1958, Rocking Horse Ranch/Resort is open year-round. You stretch luxuriously in the bed that's just a bit bigger than anybody really needs. You roll out onto the thick carpeting and pad over to still the muted hum of the air-conditioner and pull back the wall of draperies. Hello morning! There are some early riders coming down from the hills. TV? Later. You decide on a dip in the indoor (so much glass it feels like outdoor) pool before breakfast. Then maybe a sauna. Your day at Rocking Horse Ranch has begun. At Rocking Horse your vacation package includes choice-menu meals (all you can eat), horseback riding on 500 beautiful mountain and orchard acres surrounding our lake; water skiing, paddle boats, ball sports, and so much more. That's what Rocking Horse Ranch is all about. Everybody can do his or her own thing. You can spend your days around the corrals and stables (largest in the East), target shoot, hike, fish, try your hand with a bow and arrow or sit back and soak up the sun and scenery. Or you can treat Rocking Horse Ranch like the luxury resort it it. You can water ski on our private lake in summer or snow ski on our private slope in winter. Relax and meet people in our spacious conversation pit around our giant fireplace. From there saunter to the handsome lobby cocktail lounge...or down to the more intimate one next to the Round-up Room nightclub. Catch the show from the bar or at a table reserved especially for you. If you're a family you can play together or go your separate ways until dinner. The kids can fun it up in the playground at the day camp, ice skate, play ping pong, softball, horseshoes (we've got plenty of those), badminton, and squash. Or they can join you on one of the championship all-weather tennis courts or the nearby 18-hole golf course. And for late niters, our round-the-clock patrols will periodically check the kids while you enjoy a show or dance band. Because there's so much going on all the time at Rocking Horse Ranch, we know you get hungry for great food and lots of it. Our cuisine has come a long way from the days of the old chuck wagon, as witnessed by the juicy filet mignon, succulent lobster, sumptuous smorgasbord, and elegant cakes and pastries on the menu. There's even more than all this at Rocking Horse Ranch. More things to do than we've had room to mention. And most of all, people. All kinds of wonderful people to meet. People who want to meet you. Only 90 minutes up the Thruway from New York! Once you've absorbed the Rocking Horse 'Spirit' you'll find yourselves feeling like kids again. There are instruction classes, scheduled activities, crafts and organized sports for you to join in with, as well as nature hikes, secluded spots or comfortable lounges where you can read a book or relax with new and old friends. NEARBY: Several golf courses, wineries, antiquaries, historical sites, Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Mansions, New Paltz Stone Houses (oldest street in America), Vassar, Hudson River cruises, numerous theaters, Rhinebeck Fair & Aerodrome, Woodstock, West Point. ACCOMMODATIONS: All rooms have private bath, cable TV and direct dial phone. Rate includes meals, facilities, equipment. Ask for details. Plan ahead-Call ahead-The resort is often 100% full. Call about special packages-especially Winter Packages! The Turk Family looks forward to hearing from you!

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