by Amanda Norcross
Opened in April 2019, the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is the next destination resort you should visit! Located in the Catskills, this resort offers the largest indoor water park in New York State, with 11 different attractions. Highlights include several waterslides (we love that one is called Nor’Easter), a surfing simulator, and a fun sprayground with dump buckets for youngsters. The water park also offers private cabanas with mini-fridges, fresh fruit, beverage service, and more. Live nearby? Day passes are available.
Other resort perks include seven dining options (plus a candy store), an arcade, bowling alley, rock climbing wall, ropes course and a 3D adventure, plus organized activities (think arts and crafts and game nights) on select days. Parents will be happy to know there’s a fitness center and spa, too.
The all-suite hotel provides accommodations for families of all sizes, including a Family Bunk Suite that sleeps six guests. The largest room—a three-bedroom suite—can sleep 12 people comfortably.
Our Editor Loves
- Destination resort
- Indoor water park
- Suites for large families
- Water Parks
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
Still trying to retrieve clothing left behind by mistake. When we checked out, housekeeping was on our floor and we never received a call as a courtesy that items were inadvertently left behind. In fact, we stayed on the premises and had great fun...no contact. I was also informed would receive a bill via email..nada and its a week later.
We got there in the late morning and were able to check in almost immediately. Everyone is very friendly and the environment felt welcoming. The hotel itself is very nice and super clean.
The water park has enough to keep any kid busy for the day. I was with my 9 year old son who could not get enough of it. It's advertised as the biggest indoor in NY. That maybe so but it is not very big at all which I liked. It would be difficult to lose your kids there. They do have a bunch of really good slides, lazy river and heated indoor\outdoor pool.
I was worried food\drinks\extra activities would be over priced. Everything was moderately prices like your average restaurants. There was no reason to leave resort to eat.
The games were a bit pricey. I gave my son a $35 card and he was back before I could finish my drink. He proceeded to get another $50 out of me until I cut him off.
I will definitely go back again but may be midweek instead. Room rates are twice as high on Saturdays but there were more activities too. We really had fun and were sad to leave.
If you are going to hike the trails be careful. There are 2 Kartrite trails but are linked to Sullivan county trails. The are not clearly marked. Only the entrance is marked for 2 trails but there are 4 different forks in the trail after the entrance. We ended up on a different trail. I read this on another review so I was alert. We ended up back tracking to get back. The concierges didn't have much knowledge of the trails except the entrance location. The map provided was not helpful since it was a map of the entire Sullivan county trails with no detail of Kartrite trail. They should address this only because of the danger it poses.
Other than that all they need is a big outdoor pool and patio area. That was one thing I felt it needed. Over all we loved it and would recommend it. The place is new and will have some kinks to iron out but I'm sure they will do it.