The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark Reviewed and Compared

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The scent of chlorine and the faint splashing sounds from the indoor waterpark were the first signs that my stay at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark was going to be anything but ordinary. It was a crisp October afternoon, the kind that makes you appreciate a good scarf, when I pulled into the resort's parking lot in Monticello, New York.

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From the outside, The Kartrite exudes an undeniable charm with its wooden façade that blends seamlessly with the surrounding Catskill Mountains. Walking in, I was greeted by the resort’s vibrant lobby - a medley of colours, warm light and the excited chatter of families checking in for their weekend getaway.

My suite, overlooking the picturesque Catskill mountains, was both spacious and cozy. It was modern yet retained the rustic charm I admired so much about the place. But the real pièce de résistance of The Kartrite Resort is the sprawling indoor waterpark, with its collection of thrilling water slides, a lazy river, and a surf simulator.

In the spirit of channeling my inner child, I started my water park adventure with the 'Nor'Easter' - a water slide that promises (and delivers!) a heart-pounding, gravity-defying experience. I then proceeded to the ‘Kraken’ - a water slide that one seven-year-old told me was "the bestest slide ever." The verdict? She wasn’t wrong.

When hunger called, I headed to ‘Eat. Eat. Eat.' - a unique diner inside the resort. Its playful décor felt like a loving homage to the pop art of the '50s and the menu was a fusion of traditional American cuisine with a modern twist. The BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, oozing with tangy barbecue sauce and served with a generous portion of coleslaw and fries, was an absolute delight.

At night, the resort transformed into a serene haven. From my balcony, I watched the Catskills bask in the silver glow of the moon, the silence only broken by a distant owl hooting. It was, in a word, peaceful.

If you're a family looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure or a solo traveller seeking an extraordinary getaway, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is an excellent choice. However, if you're in search of a quiet, romantic retreat, you might find the family-focused nature of the resort less appealing. In that case, I’d recommend Mohonk Mountain House - a tranquil lakefront property perfect for a romantic escape.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is a place that not only offers thrilling experiences but also creates lasting memories. It's a testament to the idea that sometimes, the most unforgettable adventures are the ones that bring out our inner child. As I checked out, a faint scent of chlorine lingering on my skin, I knew this was a place I'd remember, a place I'd return to. But for now, the road beckoned. There were more places to explore, more stories to tell, and I was just getting started.

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The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark Compared

When I weigh my experiences at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, and Mohonk Mountain House, each has its distinct charm, but they also vary in terms of amenities, experiences, and overall satisfaction.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark:
This resort scores high on family-friendly fun, with its massive indoor waterpark being the obvious highlight. The food and accommodations were pleasant, and the scenery was stunning. However, it fell short in providing the kind of tranquil, relaxing atmosphere you might seek in a resort getaway. It was lively, yes, but a little too bustling for my taste. Therefore, on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give The Kartrite a 7.5.

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort:
The Rocking Horse Ranch Resort stands out for its all-inclusive package and range of activities, from horse riding to water sports. It perfectly strikes a balance between relaxation and adventure, providing both a peaceful natural setting and fun experiences. The food was superb, and the service was exemplary. I'd rate the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort an 8.5.

Mohonk Mountain House:
Mohonk Mountain House truly excelled in all aspects. It offered both the serenity and natural beauty of its lakefront setting and a variety of activities. The accommodations were luxurious, and the dining was exquisite, truly a gourmet experience. The spa was an added bonus for relaxation. For a tranquil retreat or a romantic getaway, Mohonk Mountain House is my top pick. I'd give it a well-deserved 9.5.

In comparison, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark delivers high on family-friendly fun but falls short on the tranquility and serenity that both Rocking Horse Ranch Resort and Mohonk Mountain House offer. While it is a fantastic choice for a family getaway, it might not be the first choice for travelers seeking a quiet retreat or an all-inclusive, activity-rich experience.

mohonk-mountain-houseMohonk Mountain House is a good alternative

frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark:

What is the location of The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark?

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is located in Monticello, in the heart of the Catskills region of New York State.

What are the key attractions of The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark?

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is known for its large indoor waterpark, modern and comfortable accommodations, numerous dining options, and a range of onsite activities.

Does The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark offer all-inclusive packages?

The Kartrite offers several vacation packages, but it is not typically classified as an all-inclusive resort. Please check with the resort or on their website for the most current information about packages. Answer

Is The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark family-friendly?

Yes, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is very family-friendly. Its indoor waterpark is a big hit with kids, and it offers a range of activities suitable for all ages.

Are there dining options at The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark?

Yes, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark offers several dining options, including restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Is The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark open year-round?

Yes, The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is open year-round. The indoor waterpark offers a climate-controlled environment that makes it a great destination in any season.

What is the best time to visit The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark?

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark can be enjoyed any time of the year, thanks to its indoor attractions. However, if you want to enjoy the surrounding Catskills area, the summer and fall seasons offer great weather and beautiful foliage.

The vlog by Rainiers Family of  the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

The vlog by Rainiers Family features their visit to the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, New York's largest indoor water park. The resort operates all year round, maintaining a constant, summer-like temperature of 84 degrees. Convenient parking is plentiful at the resort.

Upon arrival, they checked into the resort, exploring the lobby with its warming fireplace, and noting the available carts for guests. They captured a quick look at the restaurant and began their journey towards the water park, which was the highlight of the day.

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