The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Looking for a family adventure and getaway for a short while, but not too far? Then the The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark in Monticello, New York is just the place.

The Kartrite is a great staycation for families to spend quality time together and make new memories. Here guests are encouraged to unplug from social media and participate in traditional fun like playing table games, snuggling up on the couch for movie night, and making new friends while doing arts & crafts.

Being cooped up in the house this winter, it’s easy to get cabin fever as you get tired of binging Netflix while trying to keep warm from freezing temperatures outside. After a 90-minute drive from New York City, parents could kick back in a lounge chair under a palm tree in the heated waterpark as they watch the kids splash and frolic away in the pool.

The Kartrite presents a modern-meets-mountain family adventure in the Catskills and is New York’s biggest indoor Waterpark. Full of rich and lush vegetation, it is the most modern, state-of-the-art indoor waterpark where it is 84 degrees year-round. Don’t forget the sunscreen even in the middle of winter one can get tanned here. The park is covered by a transparent roof and features more than 10 slides and water adventures boasting daring drops and gnarly waves, a not-so-lazy river and indoor-outdoor pools.

Even adults will feel like a kid again among the parks many attractions. For instance, the Nor’easter wall will make you feel just a moment of weightlessness before flying back down to earth. Kartrite Island has this massive dump bucket that refills with water every few minutes and tips over to drench those who stand under it. Then there is the Endless Summer Flowrider where you can ride the perfect wave for as long as you can stay on your board. It is sought of like training to ride a surf board before actually doing it on the ocean.

You can reserve a private cabana on an upper level where there is a bar and high views of the park. Being up higher, the balmy temperatures may be a bit much and cause you  to head down to a pool to cool off. Cabanas come with a stocked mini-fridge, ceiling fan, plenty of seating and TV.
Just before you enter the waterpark there is an indoor entertainment center with ropes course, rock climbing, arcade, mini bowling, laser tag and virtual reality. There’s always an action-packed calendar of daily activities at the Kartrite.
With 324 exquisitely designed suites the resort offers all-suite accommodations welcoming families of all sizes, well decorated, colorful furnishings with a good mix inviting to parents and kids. Millennium Magazine experience a suite that featured a dining area with mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. A balcony outside the living room offered views of the waterpark and nearby woods.
There are seven restaurants and bars at the resort, all with delicious dining options. Eat. Eat. Eat. offers a palate-pleasing breakfast buffet and chefs cook up omelettes how you like them. Bixby’s Derby Tavern & Taproom serves specialty cocktails like Planter’s Punch with bixby rum blend with fruit juice, lime and bitters, and our recommendation for an entree, pan roasted salmon with warm fregola and beets.

Things to do in the Catskills

Once you enter the resort, there’s almost no need to go back outside, but if you’re a nature lover, the Catskills are calling with nearby hiking trails. Since the family is up in the mountains, they may as well check out other things to do while in the Catskills:

World Resort Catskills: Literally next door, a five minute is drive away to New York’s newest casino, offering an unmatched experience in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort, includes an 18-story all-suite hotel and a casino and entertainment complex featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and our Sportsbook 360.

Seen and Be Scene: Travel across rolling farm country and down winding roads. Traverse steep hillsides up to stunning waterfalls or descend to deep reservoirs glimmering with reflections of the beautiful landscape that is the Catskills.

Homegrown Brew: When you visit breweries in the Catskills, you will notice something different – something fresh. It’s not just hops and grains, it’s local ingredients, grown and harvested with care by the breweries themselves and nearby local farms. It’s water straight from mountain streams, and brewing methods powered by sustainable energy. It’s beer that comes straight from the earth, as pure and natural as the Catskill Mountains themselves.

Booking weekday reservations at the Kartrite are better if you want fewer screaming kids running around with the waterpark less crowded, but come the weekend with kids out of school and parents off from work, the resort is packed with families.

Millennium Magazine followers can use discount code MILLEN for 10% off one night and 20% off two nights or more!

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, 555 Resorts World Drive, Monticello, NY 12701.