Golden Acres Farm and Ranch
Gilboa, New York
800-847-2151 or 607-588-7329
This is definitely the place for families in the Catskills. Activities include indoor and outdoor horseback riding, playing with the farm animals (babies in the spring and summer), feeding the animals, indoor and outdoor swimming, fishing, tennis, basketball, ping pong, hayrides, badminton, movies, softball, fossil hunting, arts and crafts, berry picking, archery, and boating. A children's program runs during the summer months for children 4-12 and nursery care is provided for children 3 months to 3 years.
You can choose from individual family rooms, two room suites, or an apartment with a kitchen and two rooms with meals included or you could choose "you cook" vacation apartments but you must bring your own towels, cookware, and dishes. Campgrounds are available.
Call or visit their web site for more information and reservations.