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Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

I don't know where to start, my kids eyes we're so wide pulling into the Ranch. They saw a real cowboy telling us where to park! That was just the beginning, fishing, playing miniature golf, sitting at the campfire and the pools. The kids were so tired they didn't want to sleep (they loved cowboy room) afraid they would miss...

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Huntington, New York
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This Ranch resort is top-notch. The place is immaculate and is under contact care by the attentive and extremely well-trained staff. The lifeguards, the camp counselors, the cleaning and wait staff, etc know what their doing and do it with a smile. Meals are better than most restaurants and rival the nicest cruise-ships. The extras (drinks/poolside food) are very reasonably...

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NYC, NY
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I am having a very hard time writing this review as it was such a hot and cold experience. We stayed 2 nights and it was 1000 a night so I do expect a lot for the price. I don't mind paying that money but you have to get what you pay for. First the positive. The activities for kids...

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rockinghorseranch, General Manager at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Hello bobbydnyc, Thank you for praising us on our facilities and activities. As an all-inclusive family resort we have a big task on our hands. We pride ourselves on the quality of service, our abundant activities and entertainment and of course, our food. As for your food comments, we have consistently put out great family fare this entire summer. Between...

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Just got back from a five night stay for the first time at Rocking Horse. Have to say it was a very enjoyable time at the ranch. We love animals so the exotics like Zoey, Bonnie and Clyde, the many dwarf goats and the Camel were great. Most of all we loved all the horses and rode many times during...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Our 2nd stay at Rocking Horse, granted at the peak of the season, but certainly not worth the $1000/night price. yes dinners included and activities, but the meals are not up to par for an inclusive $1000 per night. Rooms are Holiday Inn Express type lodging, clean but not worth the nightly rate. Riding stables are well managed, horses well...

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rockinghorseranch, Owner at Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, responded to this review

Dear mjwwts, I left you a voice message and sent an email asking to discuss your specific experience further. I have not heard back yet. This is your second time returning to RHR. In fact, your previous visit with us was the same time in August; actually for a full 8 days. You were well aware of our rate structure,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Such a fun filled family vacation. We were a group of 8 ranging from 12-70. The food, activities and excitement were all fantastic. The roasting marshmellows while a guy strums a guitar was a great touch. First time many of us were on a horse and waterskis among other things. I give this resort a perfect score although there were...

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monroe, ny
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We recently took our two adult children and their spouses and our 6 grandchildren to Rocking Horse Ranch. To say it is a wonderful experience is an understatement. Everything about this place is terrific. Food is delicious and horseback riding is great. There is so much to do from swimming in their two pools, to water skiing, to banana boat...

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Natick, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Was at the ranch last week for the first time with husband and teenager daughters who were concerned that it was going to be a place for "little kids". Well, by the second day they were begging us to go back next year. Which we will do. The place was wonderful, immaculate, great and plentiful food, terrific staff, more activities...

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Sykesville, Maryland
Reviewed 8 August 2015

this is our second trip and not our last. we came last yr and was just here aug 3-7. this place is great. I love that they pick u up at the train station. we was able to get a new room in the Oklahoma building, very nice. lets start by saying this ranch has the best staff. everyone goes...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Great family trip. I have one issue. My family went for a horse ride and mid ride hears four wheelers that were obnoxiously loud and in my opinion, rude. They need to do something about this because nobody wants to hear that even though my kids loved it. Other than that great experience.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Address: 600 State Route 44/55, Highland, NY 12528-2259
Region: United States > New York > Highland
Price Range: $258 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 120
Also Known As:
Rocking Horse Ranch Hotel Highland
Rocking Horse Hotel
Rocking Horse Resort
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“Great Family set up with two queens and an additional bunk bed--nice large rooms”
FamilytravellerUSA5, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
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maureena504, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only complaint are walls ar really thin and we could hear our neighbors. ”
lyudmilak910, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are comfortable, quiet after 8pm, and meet the needs of a family of four...housekeeping is professional, cleaning daily and providing amenities on request (extra towels, etc.)”
allisynf, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor of the main lodge away from the elevator/stairs are likely best positioned for relative daytime quiet.”
flyer07, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
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