The Best Winter Lodges and Resorts Near NYC for Families

winter lodges and resort
Getty Images

The Best Winter Lodges and Resorts Near NYC for Families

People are just itching to get away from home and take a much needed vacation with their family. Although it might be difficult to hop on an airplane and get away at the moment, there are some great winter lodges and resorts that you can visit for the ultimate winter vacation.

Whether you are looking for a lodge nearby or one that you have to drive a little bit to get to, here are a few winter lodges and resorts we think are perfect for all NYC families to try!

Psst… Here are the best rainy day activities in NYC!

Crystal Springs Resort

1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
(973) 862-4351
1 hour and 20 mins from Midtown

At Crystal Springs Resort you are sure to get the ultimate vacation experience! Enjoy some much needed family time while crafting, relaxing in the pool, trying out goat yoga and so much more! While you visit, make sure to stop by and check out the resort’s eco-friendly ice skating experience, Glice skating.

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

600 State Route 44/55, Highland, NY 12528
1 hour and 45 minutes from Midtown

The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is the perfect place for your family’s next adventure! There are so many amazing activities that are offered at the resort that will make a jam packed day of fun!

Kids will love trying out all of their outdoor activities offered at their Winter Fun Park while parents can relax in their New Eldorado Hot Springs! If you are an animal lover, then you also have to try out the resort’s horse adventures that offer riding for all skill levels.

Skytop Lodge

1 Skytop Dr, Skytop, PA 18357
(507) 257-2114
2 hours from Midtown

The Skytop Lodge is known as the grandest family resort in the Poconos and is a great place to bring the whole family.

From skiing and tubing to axe throwing and tree top adventure courses, this resort has the perfect activity for every guest. After experiencing a luxury family vacation at this lodge, you may never want to leave!

Mohonk Mountain House

1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
(855) 883-3798
2 hours from Midtown

Not only is the Mohonk Mountain House relatively close to NYC, but it is also known as Hudson Valley’s Most Iconic Resort. Mohonk wants to make sure that families are staying relaxed and having fun when they visit, which is why three meals and unlimited activities are included in your stay!

Take part in fun outdoor activities such as snow tubing and winter hiking or spend time at their indoor pool or their award winning spa!

The Woodloch Pines Resort

731 Welcome Lake Rd., Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 865-8000
2 hours and 15 mins from Midtown

Voted the #1 family resort by USA Today, The Woodloch Pines Resort has over 30 activities scheduled everyday and has tons of nightly entertainment options so every guest has something fun to look forward to each day!

Make sure your kids try out the resort’s amenities such as the indoor splash zone, go carts and their VR room. Parents on the other hand can spend some time taking a paint and sip class or winding down at their spa.

Greek Peak Mountain Resort

2000 NYS Rt. 392, Cortland, NY 13045
(800) 955-2754
3 hours and 40 minutes from Midtown

If your family is big into skiing or just outdoor activities in general, you are going to want to book a trip to Greek Peak Mountain Resort! This resort is home to the biggest ski resort in Central New York with 55 different trails to choose from.

Families can spend a much needed day on the slopes and for those who might be new to skiing or snowboarding, Greek Peak also offers lessons from professional certified instructors!

When you want to take a break from skiing, the resort also has a fun water park that is always popular with kids, or you can stop by their Adventure Center to try out other fun outdoor activities like snow tubing and their Mountain Coaster.

Sign up for New York Family's weekly newsletters!

The Whiteface Lodge

7 Whiteface Inn Lane, Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-0505
5 hours from Midtown

Located in the Adirondacks’ High Peaks region of Upstate New York, The Whiteface Lodge is a popular destination for parents to get some serious relaxation while the kids have some fun!

This lodge has a large list of  things to do with the family from ice skating and swimming in their indoor/outdoor pools to sitting by the campfire and making some delicious s’mores!

Guests can also register their kids for Whiteface’s children’s programs so parents can sneak away for a spa day or hike while your kids spend time participating in activities such as making arts & crafts or participating in a scavenger hunt.

Relevant Directory Listings

See More

USC Gymnastics & Baseball Training Facility

<p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">We offer sports activities, after school programs, birthday parties & private lessons for kids ages 3–13 years! Our gymnastics classes are a great way to keep your child active and healthy. We strive to empower and challenge children through the sport of gymnastics.</span></p>

Studio E Art Classes

<p>Art, drawing, illustration, painting, and pottery.  Studio E Art Classes for ages 2 ½ to adult offers a creative space to find joy and rest in the creative arts. 7-week sessions are available for all classes, or just drop into a class to give it a try.</p> <p>Studio E Art is a great place to schedule a birthday party, celebration, scout troop activity, fundraiser and more.  Summer camps for children and tweens are available for half or full day in art or pottery.</p> <p>Find a complete list of classes, descriptions, and times on our <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</a>, or give us a call at 631-744-4001</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.295; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 8pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-bc02a8ce-7fff-3ce7-fefb-13163f0a79b6"></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2e621915-7fff-f490-fe96-ea466c05ebda"></span></span></p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-eef1d235-7fff-f52c-632b-0a2c03581014"></span></p>

A-Game Sports

<div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px;">A-Game Sports is a premier provider of sports instruction and strength and conditioning for toddlers, children and adults. As an instructional and recreational youth sports facility, our goal is to make athletics a rewarding experience for all kids. A-Game Sports is located in New Rochelle, NY, and offers camps, lessons, customized programs for more than 10 sports and rental space for private events. A-Game Sports was founded in 2013 by two guys who decided that it was time to do what they truly love in life. Since then, we've made the ideology of fusing hard work and fun into a reality. Our dedicated staff of professional coaches share their enthusiasm with kids of all ages and skill levels that take part in our programs.</p> </div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px;"> </p> </div> <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: #ffffff;"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px;">With turfed fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and flag football, batting cages and tunnels for baseball and softball, and various basketball programs, A-Game Sports is one of the premiere sports facilities for kids and adults of any age. Aspiring athletes and fitness enthusiasts will benefit from our many strength and conditioning programs, while children new to sports will learn skills and techniques within their chosen sport, all while having a great time and keeping the game fun.</p> </div>