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Family Fun Resorts

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Family Fun Resorts
...for all seasons of the year!


Rocking Horse Ranch Highland, New York  
    Just 75 miles from New York City is one of the best dude ranches around. Nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains on 500 acres, a stable of 120 horses and a variety of year-round activities are served up with plenty of family hospitality.
    Activities & Entertainment:  Winter: Horseback riding, hay rides, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowtubing, alpine skiing, skating, swimming, sauna.  Summer: Horseback riding, water skiing, paddle boats, fishing, swimming, water slides, tennis, handball, basketball, volleyball, softball, lazer rifle range, archery, shuffleboard, horseshoe pitching, croquet, miniature golf, hiking, guitar sing-alongs, square dancing, nightly entertainment.   
     Just for Kids: Winter: Supervised children’s program for 5-12 year olds. Skiing, tobogganing, snowtubing; western tiny town, fort wilderness, giant kid’s playground, children’s nursery, and  indoor activities.  In the evening, supervised pizza parties, dances, and marshmallow roasts.  Summer: Full day summer program provides horseback riding, swimming, waterskiing, fishing, petting zoo, scavenger hunts, crafts and games with evening ice cream sundae parties, campfire sing alongs, and dances.
      Accommodations: Main Lodge and Oklahoma Annex offer motel-style units and ranchettes similar to mini-suites.  Packages available.
    Dining: Meals included in room rate.  Pick from three dining areas.
    More Information: 800-647-2624
    Highland, New York 12528
    http://www.rhranch.com

Amelia Island Plantation Amelia Island, Florida  
     Here you’ll find plenty of sun, surf and beach--year-round!  Off the northeast coast of Florida is an island resort in perfect harmony with nature.
    Activities & Entertainment:   Golf, tennis, racquet ball, swimming, sunbathing, collecting shells, nature walks, horseback riding, surf and sport fishing, bicycling, paddleboats, hiking, game room, health center, hayrides, cookouts.
     Just for Kids: Supervised youth programs tailored for children (ages 3 to 12), teens and young adults. Half day and full day programs.  Crabbing, fishing, nature walks, scavenger hunts, storytime, hiking, golf, tennis, racquetball, arts and crafts, swimming, volleyball games, obstacle-course, kayaking, jet ski excursions, bonfires, DJ-hosted dance-a-thons.
      Accommodations: Deluxe hotel rooms, oceanfront penthouses, 1-3 bedroom villas with kitchens and bedrooms.  Packages available.
    Dining: Plantation offers a variety of dining possibilities.  
    More Information: 888-261-6161
    PO Box 3000, Amelia Island, FL 32035
    http://www.aipfl.com

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch
Tucson, Arizona
    Once a stagecoach stop, this year-round family resort is nestled between three mountain ranges, borders the Saguaro National Park, and is surrounded by Native American and Spanish history.
    Activities & Entertainment:  Horseback riding lessons for be-ginning to experienced riders, miles of riding and hiking trails, mountain biking, nature walks, bird-watching, swimming, golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball, catch & re-lease fishing, and jacuzzi/sauna.  Sightsee Tuscon or Mexico.
     Just for Kids: Fully supervised children’s program for ages 4-11.  Horseback riding programs tailored by age and mixed with tennis, swimming, hiking, nature programs, games, arts and crafts and some evening activities.  Babysitters are available.
      Accommodations: Main ranch house has guest rooms and suites.  Cottages (casitas) have patios and fireplaces.  Packages available.
    Dining: Meals included in room rate.  One main dining room with long tables.  Outdoor dining out on the range or around the pool is also possible.  
    More Information: 800-234-3833
    14301 E Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85748
    http://www.tvgr.com
 
Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Cayman Islands, British West Indies
    Just a short flight from Miami is an island of white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, lush, tropical gardens, abundance of sea life and one of the top dive and snorkel spots in the world.
    Activities & Entertainment:  Scuba diving, snorkeling, dive and snorkeling lessons, swimming, sunbathing, sailing, pedal boats, Sunfish, windsurfing, (full service dive and watersport operation), golf, and sunset cruises.  Sightsee museums, Turtle Farm, snorkel/dive Stringray City, and shop Georgetown.
     Just for Kids: Camp Hyatt is a fully supervised children’s program for ages 3 to 12; it runs year-round except for on weekends in September and October. Snorkel and dive lessons, nature walks, Caymanian crafts and Caribbean dancing, games, glass bottom boat, and field trips to local museums and sea turtle farm.  Babysitting is available.
      Accommodations: Hotel rooms, suites and 1-4 bedroom villas with kitchens.  Family and dive packages available.
    Dining: Several restaurants with a variety of menu choices.  Meal plan available.  
    More Information: 800-233-1234
    Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, British West Indies
    http://www.hyatt.com

 

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