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Great Family Summer Getaway-Pine Ridge Dude Ranch; Part 1

All Inclusive, Family Resort in Catskills

Pine Ridge Ranch Outdoor Fun

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A great family summer vacation can be found at the all inclusive resort, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch!

One of the best parts is, the ranch is nestled in the Catskill Mountains, right in Kerhonkson, NY.

We went for a weekend and it's a great escape to just be a family and have that down-home experience. However, if you can, I encourage going for longer. You most definitely will not get bored. I had an awesome time and got to try new activities. For a preschooler, Abby never lost interest and had her own favorite activities at the ranch. My husband got a well deserved, restful weekend. This week, I will discuss some of the activities. Then stayed tuned for the conclusion post where I talk about everything else we loved about the ranch!

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Outdoor Activities

Pine Ridge Pool

For those hot summer days, you can cool off in the outdoor pool that hosts two slides. There is an awesome deck next to the pool and a place to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Abby also enjoyed running through the sprinkler. (There is an indoor pool too in case of inclement weather)

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Down the path from the playground to the right is a bounce pillow and climbing wall. The whole family had family bounce time. It is so much fun. The climbing wall, will have to wait until next time. Remember that both these activities have requirements and you must be physically fit.

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Next is the playground. Abby loved the pirate ship and climbing around on everything. It reminded me of days past when I was little like my daughter.

There was a campfire every night too. The first night, a wrangler rode up with a horse. Marshmallows and sticks can be found at the Pine Ridge store.

There are old school things too like dodge-ball, shuffleboard and corn-hole. Abby really liked some of the more traditional games.

Lastly is the tractor ride and lake. You can walk to the lake which is a mile round trip or take the tractor. We took just the tractor ride and didn’t stop for any length of time at the lake. If you do stop, you can bring your own tackle or get it  from the general store in the ranch. There are also paddle boats. I also heard that if you plan it right, you can catch a ride on the way back up.

Indoor Activities

The absolute best was the Saturday night Stephen Christopher the Magician. His act was hilarious and my husband and daughter got to participate in it. He was at 9 pm after an hour of DJ dancing. The night before,there was also a DJ. However, we ended up in the Silver Dollar Saloon Upstairs. Abby highly recommends the Shirley Temples and put a good song on in the Jukebox.

There is an arcade. This is always a good time filler if you have time between activities. A lot of the games, you win tickets for prizes in the prize machines.


One key point to mention is there is always an activity schedule with additional activities throughout the day and night. I thoroughly enjoyed Line Dancing with Goldie! It was a great time and many people took part in Karaoke as well. They did a really good job of not missing a beat, even when it rained, activities were easily moved indoors in order to continue enjoying all the fun! There is stuff behind the desk too like games and coloring which is also good for those in between moments.

Abby also recommends the ring toss onto the fake bull head and this game where you drop the string and try and snag the hook on the post (it’s also outdoors). Email me if you know the name of that game! Stay tuned for next week's part 2 post. In the meantime,mosey on over to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch Website and learn more. See you at the ranch! You can also view a short video here!

Adventures of Abby Girl is all things my daughter and I experience in the Hudson Valley and beyond completely as it is. You can read more blogs about Adventures of Abby Girl here. This week there is also a free list on the My Favorite Things page on my website about the top ten things to bring to a Dude Ranch. Some other cool stuff on that page too that I recently added! Feel free to follow on Instagram and Facebook or watch videos of all things Abby Girl and Momlife on Youtube. When I'm not writing my blog or shooting crazy videos, I own a local photography business in the Hudson Valley-Erica Higgs Photography. Questions, comments or want us to visit and do a write-up about your destination? Contact us!

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