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Program #21068RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 15 — Sep 20, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a truly unique place to vacation! It is on 500 acres nestled in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. The atmosphere is casual but the comforts are of a complete resort. It is surrounded by apple orchards, has a sparkling lake, and has the largest stable of saddle horses in the East. In addition to the Road Scholar Program, the ranch also offers a schedule of activities to partake in! Besides horseback riding there is fishing, paddleboating, nature trails, nearby golf, miniature golf, horseshoes, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a great food-choice menu, a huge breakfast buffet, a 24 hour coffee/cake, a nightclub with nightly entertainment, and a very friendly atmosphere.

Contact info:
Pancake Hollow Road
Highland, NY 12528 USA
phone: 800-647-2624
web: www.rhranch.com

Room amenities: All rooms are carpeted with private bath, individual temperature control, TV, direct dial telephone, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Anything that is offered by the resort is available to Participants. The resort is a AAA 3 diamond rated resort. All rooms include TV, telephone and daily maid service. The grounds are beautiful and include a lake for fishing and paddleboats, nature trails, horseback riding, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools and more!

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
These need to be arranged directly with Rocking Horse Ranch and can only be accommodated depending on availability. The phone number is 1-800-647-2624.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Welcome to the wonderful Rocking Horse Ranch Reso...
Welcome to the wonderful Rocking Horse Ranch Resort!! The resort recently won near top recognition from the 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards! As a family resort it ranked second in the United States and third in the world!

Note: Check-in is between 4 and 5:30 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner will be served.

Evening: Following an orientation you may enjoy the facility, socialize in the lounge, or enjoy evening entertainment.

Lodging: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a truly unique place to vacation! It is on 500 acres nestled in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. The atmosphere is casual but the comforts are of a complete resort. It is surrounded by apple orchards, has a sparkling lake, and has the largest stable of saddle horses in the East. In addition to the Road Scholar Program, the ranch also offers a schedule of activities to partake in! Besides horseback riding there is fishing, paddleboating, nature trails, nearby golf, miniature golf, horseshoes, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a great food-choice menu, a huge breakfast buffet, a 24 hour coffee/cake, a nightclub with nightly entertainment, and a very friendly atmosphere.

Contact info:
Pancake Hollow Road
Highland, NY 12528 USA
phone: 800-647-2624
web: www.rhranch.com

Room amenities: All rooms are carpeted with private bath, individual temperature control, TV, direct dial telephone, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Anything that is offered by the resort is available to Participants. The resort is a AAA 3 diamond rated resort. All rooms include TV, telephone and daily maid service. The grounds are beautiful and include a lake for fishing and paddleboats, nature trails, horseback riding, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools and more!

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
These need to be arranged directly with Rocking Horse Ranch and can only be accommodated depending on availability. The phone number is 1-800-647-2624.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 16 - A day on the beautiful Huguenot Street! The sev...
A day on the beautiful Huguenot Street! The seven stone houses and several accompanying structures were built in the 18th century by Huguenot settlers fleeing discrimination and religious persecution in France and Belgium.

Note: We are v. fortunate to be visiting Huguenot Street at the time of completion of a major restoration of the interior of the Abraham Hasbrouck House, c. 1721. Please see: www.huguenotstreet.org for a preview of what is in store for you!

Breakfast: Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

Morning: This morning we will travel to the beautiful Huguenot Street in New Paltz. There will be a lecture onsite from one of their experts.

Lunch: After lunch we will be given a tour of Huguenot Street.

Dinner: Dinner at the ranch is served at 6 p.m. and followed by entertainment provided by the ranch. You may also enjoy the indoor pool, the beautiful grounds or socializing with others in the lounge rooms.

Lodging: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a truly unique place to vacation! It is on 500 acres nestled in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. The atmosphere is casual but the comforts are of a complete resort. It is surrounded by apple orchards, has a sparkling lake, and has the largest stable of saddle horses in the East. In addition to the Road Scholar Program, the ranch also offers a schedule of activities to partake in! Besides horseback riding there is fishing, paddleboating, nature trails, nearby golf, miniature golf, horseshoes, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a great food-choice menu, a huge breakfast buffet, a 24 hour coffee/cake, a nightclub with nightly entertainment, and a very friendly atmosphere.

Contact info:
Pancake Hollow Road
Highland, NY 12528 USA
phone: 800-647-2624
web: www.rhranch.com

Room amenities: All rooms are carpeted with private bath, individual temperature control, TV, direct dial telephone, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Anything that is offered by the resort is available to Participants. The resort is a AAA 3 diamond rated resort. All rooms include TV, telephone and daily maid service. The grounds are beautiful and include a lake for fishing and paddleboats, nature trails, horseback riding, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools and more!

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
These need to be arranged directly with Rocking Horse Ranch and can only be accommodated depending on availability. The phone number is 1-800-647-2624.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Off to Hyde Park for the day!
Note: "All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River." (FDR) We will tour Springwood this morning, the beloved home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park. We will also visit Val-Kill the only National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady. FDR encouraged Eleanor Roosevelt to develop this property as a place that she could develop some of her ideas for work with winter jobs for rural workers and women. Val-Kill, loosely translated as waterfall-stream.

Breakfast: Following breakfast we will depart for a tour of Val-Kill and the Roosevelt's home, Springwood. We will be gone most of the day.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the ranch.

Evening: Enjoy the entertainment offered by the ranch following dinner!

Lodging: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a truly unique place to vacation! It is on 500 acres nestled in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. The atmosphere is casual but the comforts are of a complete resort. It is surrounded by apple orchards, has a sparkling lake, and has the largest stable of saddle horses in the East. In addition to the Road Scholar Program, the ranch also offers a schedule of activities to partake in! Besides horseback riding there is fishing, paddleboating, nature trails, nearby golf, miniature golf, horseshoes, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a great food-choice menu, a huge breakfast buffet, a 24 hour coffee/cake, a nightclub with nightly entertainment, and a very friendly atmosphere.

Contact info:
Pancake Hollow Road
Highland, NY 12528 USA
phone: 800-647-2624
web: www.rhranch.com

Room amenities: All rooms are carpeted with private bath, individual temperature control, TV, direct dial telephone, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Anything that is offered by the resort is available to Participants. The resort is a AAA 3 diamond rated resort. All rooms include TV, telephone and daily maid service. The grounds are beautiful and include a lake for fishing and paddleboats, nature trails, horseback riding, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools and more!

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
These need to be arranged directly with Rocking Horse Ranch and can only be accommodated depending on availability. The phone number is 1-800-647-2624.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh. Following ...
Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh. Following lunch we will cruise the beautiful Hudson River.

Note: Hasbrouck House served at Washington's Headquarters during the last years of the Revolutionary War. We will enjoy lunch at Mount Saint Mary College following these visits. The cruise will take you south of Newburgh and you will see West Point.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the ranch.

Lunch: We will have lunch at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.

Afternoon: We will tour Washington's Headquarters.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the ranch.

Lodging: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a truly unique place to vacation! It is on 500 acres nestled in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. The atmosphere is casual but the comforts are of a complete resort. It is surrounded by apple orchards, has a sparkling lake, and has the largest stable of saddle horses in the East. In addition to the Road Scholar Program, the ranch also offers a schedule of activities to partake in! Besides horseback riding there is fishing, paddleboating, nature trails, nearby golf, miniature golf, horseshoes, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools. There is also a great food-choice menu, a huge breakfast buffet, a 24 hour coffee/cake, a nightclub with nightly entertainment, and a very friendly atmosphere.

Contact info:
Pancake Hollow Road
Highland, NY 12528 USA
phone: 800-647-2624
web: www.rhranch.com

Room amenities: All rooms are carpeted with private bath, individual temperature control, TV, direct dial telephone, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Anything that is offered by the resort is available to Participants. The resort is a AAA 3 diamond rated resort. All rooms include TV, telephone and daily maid service. The grounds are beautiful and include a lake for fishing and paddleboats, nature trails, horseback riding, ping pong, handball, shuffleboard, bocci, fitness rooms, saunas, a whirlpool hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools and more!

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies.
These need to be arranged directly with Rocking Horse Ranch and can only be accommodated depending on availability. The phone number is 1-800-647-2624.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 19 - This afternoon we will take a tour of the Maritim...
Note: The Maritime Museum was founded in 1980 by steamboat and tugboat men, as well as local citizens who wanted to preserve the shipping history of the Hudson River. The Hudson is a 315 mile watercourse that flows from north to south. The highest source is at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains. It flows southward past the state capital at Albany and eventually forms the boundary between NYC and New Jersey.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the ranch.

Morning: We will leave for Kingston to visit the Maritime Museum and learn about the Hudson River - the river that flows both ways.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

Afternoon: Following lunch we will cruise the magnificent Hudson River.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the ranch.

Evening: Following dinner enjoy the entertainment provided by the ranch!

Lodging: Rocking Horse Ranch Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 20 - Enjoy the amazing RHR Facility before you leave!
Note: This facility has to much to offer but it has also been a busy week! Relax and enjoy yourself and all that Rocking Horse Ranch has to offer!

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served.

Morning: Following breakfast we invite you to enjoy the Rocking Horse Ranch facility!

Lunch: Lunch is served from12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thank you for joining Mount Saint Mary College's Road Scholar Program at Rocking Horse Ranch!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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