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Three Catskills Resorts That Are Great for Family Vacations

Three Catskills Resorts That Are Great for Family Vacations

These three resorts in the Catskills offer an abundance of things to do with your family.

The nice thing about the Catskills, is that long-running family-favorite resorts like Villa Roma sit next to newcomers like Resorts World Catskills and the Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark. So, whether you’re looking for something new or if you’re a repeat visitor who’s been vacationing in the Catskills for generations, there’s a nice diversity in accommodations and activities for vacationing with kids in the Catskills.  

Resorts Worlds Catskills Recently Opened

Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in Monticello in Sullivan County, Montreign Operating Company, LLC built a casino resort within a $1.2 billion all-season integrated resort destination that will also include an entertainment project, golf course, and waterpark. The campus-style entrainment center appeals to adults who want an upscale hotel and fine dining restaurants and to families who want to explore the fun of the waterpark. Resorts World Catskills opened in February 2018 and the 332 room all-suite hotel has a beautiful spa—the Crystal Life Spa—two fitness centers, two indoor pools, and a Jacuzzi. Plus, there are a number of restaurants on property including Cellaio, an Italian-inspired steak house built in conjunction with celebrity chef Scott Conant. The restaurant has an exposed kitchen, where foodies can see the chefs hand-making the pasta. The 24/7 diner is open, yes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and features classic American diner options with a modern flare. The RW Food Hall has contemporary décor and offers fast and casual dining with four different menu options, plus a bakery.

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The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark Will Open This Spring

Next to launch is the Rees Jones-redesigned 18-hole golf course and The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark in Monticello. The waterpark will be a welcome family-friendly addition in the Catskills. The property will contain 324 suites alongside the newest state-of-the-art indoor waterpark features. Slated to be the New York’s biggest waterpark and scheduled to open in March, it will be 84 degrees year-round and will have sections for the younger set, as well as thrilling rides and a relaxing component for Mom and Dad.

Villa Roma Resort Has Been Loved for Generations

For some old-fashioned family-fun, head to Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, which has plenty of bells and whistles to attract families. In fact, the resort, which has been a Catskills staple for more than 60 years, sees plenty of repeat visitors who have been coming back for generations. No matter what the season, there’s plenty to do. In the winter, there’s skiing, ice-skating, tubing, paint ball, and a spacious indoor pool that attracts as many adults as kids (there’s a really spacious Jacuzzi adjacent to the pool). Plus, year-round activities—including a bowling alley, bocce ball, an arcade, horseback riding, movies, ping pong, and shuffle board courts—are especially appreciated in the winter months.  

In the summer, the resort really explodes with fun family activities such as zip lining, tennis, golf, basketball, volleyball, handball, bumper boats, go karts, outdoor pools and slide, rock-climbing walls, hiking trails, and fishing. What makes this resort feel so special is there are so many activities for kids (and parents), so you never run out of things to keep high-energy or inpatient kids occupied.

The resort also has a kid’s program and a spa and salon—for a real treat, be sure to book the hot stone treatment. There are also numerous places to eat on property including the main dining room, which features an extensive breakfast menu and an American and Italian style dinner.


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