by Amanda Geronikos
Comfortable accommodations, onsite dining options and a waterpark make The Country Place Resort a prime destination for families vacationing in the Catskills.
All rooms include refrigerators, DVD players, two TV’s and free Wi-Fi. The Deluxe Lakeside Room can accommodate up to five people, with two double beds and a private deck with a table and chairs. The Two-Bedroom Queen Suite fits seven guests with two queen beds and a sofa sleeper. Rollaway beds are available upon request.
Meal plans are available for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast includes the usual suspects, such as French toast, pancakes, omelets and hot and cold cereals. A rotating dinner menu features a selection of three entrees each night, and a special dinner menu is available for kids. Soups, salads and appetizers are also served. For lunch, eat at The Tavern at Shady Glen, River Grill, Sandwich Kiosk or the Snack Bar.
Plenty of outdoor activities are offered, including three playgrounds, a heated outdoor pool and bounce house. But the real attraction is Zoom Flume Water Park, where waterslides, chutes and rivers abound. Hotel rates include unlimited admission to the water park.
When you need a break, head back to the hotel arcade, reading room or Internet room.
Our Editor Loves
- Zoom Flume Water Park
- Large rooms with refrigerators
- Meal plans for breakfast and dinner
- Water Parks
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
I went here with some family friends and we were really looking forward to a nice day out. What we found instead was litter strewn about, unhappy and surly park employees who were not helpful and just not a day that was worth what we paid.
The water features were in desperate need of paint and upkeep.
The food was overpriced and the things that were supposed to be hot were cold.
It was sad that we spent the day here when we could have gone elsewhere and had a better time for less money.
by Frank B
For the price I paid to go here, I would have paid double at other places. I went here during the 4th of July weekend. You know how places like to Jack up their prices at this time of year. I was priced out of other water parks and resorts, so I figured I'd give this one a try. I am so glad I did. My trip wasn't perfect, but it was good enough for me to come again. I'll talk about the good first, and then mention the bad.
All inclusive. You get the water park, your room, and restaurant quality breakfast and dinner for less than what other places charge without feeding you. The food is decent, and so are the portions. This place has the best of both worlds. Peace and Quiet if you need it, or fun entertainment for the kids. The water park is very nice, and when that closes, they have things to do on the property such as an outdoor pool, a basketball hoop, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, a little playground, and a little bounce house. They also had great customer service.
The Bad: Poor cell service. Since it's in the mountains, GPS and phone calls are very spotty. You may need to switch to cellular calling in order to be able to use your phone. I got lost getting home because no GPS was available. They do have free wifi, but it's kinda iffy. Also, if you don't like bugs, think twice before coming here. You're smack dab in the middle of the country, so there are all kinds of bugs everywhere. Especially at night. Also, they didn't clean the room every day. We had to use the same towels (which were not much larger than hand towels) and washcloths for our entire stay. Plus, the soap is a joke. Just bring your own soap and towels. You've been warned! There are also no irons in the room. You have to share their irons with other guests.
Despite that long list of cons, I still think the good outweighs the bad enough for me to come back again. It's a nice getaway if you like a quaint quiet spot that also has a nice water park. It's not the fanciest place you will go to, but it's not shabby or dirty either. Plus, the price is right!