9 Impressive New York Family Resorts and Mountain Retreats

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New York family resorts include upscale-rustic Adirondack Mountain retreats, lakeside inns and cozy accommodations close to NYC

Choosing the right accommodation can make all the difference when planning a family vacation. Fortunately, New York family resorts, inns and lodging are abundant. The state is home to a wide range of family-friendly options, from all-inclusive stays to those providing plenty of outdoor action. 

New York Family Resorts Abound Statewide

New York State offers a wide range of excellent family-friendly resorts, both near NYC and in the mountains of upstate. There are New York family resorts for all tastes and budgets, from all-inclusive hotels to those offering spectacular outdoor activities, fine dining, and engaging kids’ programming. No matter if you’re looking for a relaxing lakeside sanctuary or an action-packed vacation, check out these New York family resorts and mountain retreats located statewide.

Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz

Nestled in the Hudson Valley, this family-friendly resort is just 90 miles north of New York City. Mohonk Mountain House Resort is a historic all-inclusive resort with plenty of family-friendly amenities. The resort offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, golf, and boating, as well as indoor options like swimming and a game room. For parents looking for some relaxation, the resort’s spa offers a wide range of treatments, while children can enjoy the on-site kids’ club with programs for ages 4-12.

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New York family resorts include the Mohonk Mountain House with idyllic surroundings and plenty of all-ages adventures. Photo Courtesy of Mohonk Mountain House

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort – Lake Placid, Adirondacks

The impressive Adirondack Mountains are six million acres of protected old-growth forests perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Set along the peaceful shoreline of Mirror Lake, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort offers a range of family-friendly activities, including swimming, boating, and ice skating. Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort also has a Kids’ Club and a variety of dining options on-site. For families looking to explore the area, this Lake Placid area resort is just a short drive, walk or free trolly ride from the Olympic Village and other local attractions.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark – Monticello

Situated just a two-hour drive from NYC, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is an excellent choice for families looking for a fun-filled vacation. Located in the scenic Catskill Mountains, the resort offers families a broad array of outdoor activities, including hiking, ziplining, and mini golf. The resort’s crown jewel is its massive indoor waterpark, the largest in the state. Other indoor adventures include an escape cube and an arcade. There’s also a Kids’ Club and a variety of dining options on-site.

High Peaks Resort – Lake Placid, Adirondacks

High Peaks Resort in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid is a great choice for families looking to explore the incredible Adirondack Mountains. The resort offers an extensive array of family-friendly activities, including hiking, biking, and kayaking. Watercraft usage is complimentary for resort guests. There’s also an indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center for those looking to relax. High Peaks Resort’s dining options include a farm-to-table restaurant and a casual pub. Furry family members are also welcome at this dog-friendly Lake Placid hotel.

Photo Courtesy of High Peaks Resort

The Adirondacks are an outdoor playground suitable for families of all ages to enjoy lake activities on Lake Placid, NY. Photo Courtesy of High Peaks Resort

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort – Highland

Another family resort near New York City, Rocking Horse Ranch, is conveniently located in the Hudson Valley. It’s an all-inclusive resort perfect for families with a range of activities, including horseback riding, water skiing, and snow tubing, as well as an indoor water park and a petting zoo. The four-season resort also features a Kids’ Club and a variety of dining options on-site.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa – Lake Placid, Adirondacks

In the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, families will find another kid-friendly resort in New York. Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa offers a luxurious retreat for families. The resort features a range of family-friendly activities, including swimming, fishing, and canoeing on the lake. For parents looking for some relaxation, the spa offers a variety of treatments, while children can enjoy the on-site Kids’ Club.

The Sagamore Resort – Bolton Landing, Adirondacks

Set on Lake George in Bolton Landing in the expansive Adirondack Mountains, The Sagamore Resort offers a variety of outdoor recreations, including swimming, boating, and fishing. The Sagamore Resort also features a Kids’ Club and numerous dining choices, from casual to fine dining. For parents looking to unwind, the resort’s spa offers a variety of treatments. Also enjoy island hopping adventures as this New York family resort is in the closest town to the State Park Islands and islands of the Lake George Narrows.

Photo Courtesy of The Sagamore Resort

Sail around Lake George for unique photo ops and family experiences. Photo Courtesy of The Sagamore Resort

Ridin-Hy Ranch Resort – Warrensburg

Situated in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Warrensburg, Ridin-Hy Ranch Resort is an all-inclusive resort perfect for families who love the great outdoors. Ridin-Hy offers a variety of activities, including horseback riding, fishing, and archery, as well as an indoor pool and hot tub. There’s also a Kids’ Club and a variety of dining options on-site.

The Whiteface Lodge – Lake Placid, Adirondacks

Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, The Whiteface Lodge is a luxurious family-friendly resort that offers a range of activities for all ages. This rustic mountain retreat features a heated indoor/outdoor pool, a game room, a movie theater, and a spa. Guests can also enjoy plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including fishing, hiking, and skiing. For children, the resort offers a Kids’ Club and a range of activities, from arts and crafts to outdoor adventures.

Treasured family memories are waiting to be made, so start planning your next family adventure in New York today. If you’d like to learn more about top New York family resorts, along with other family group travel and reunion options, be sure to get your free subscription to Destination Reunions for great ideas.

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