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The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark Offers Endless Fun

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Photos by Sabrina Sucato

The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark is your go-to destination for a relaxing getaway or family-friendly day trip in Monticello.

Who else craves summer the minute that temperatures begin to drop in the Hudson Valley? Don’t get us wrong…fall and winter are fabulous. Sometimes, however, we all need a place to kick back, relax, and soak in the sunshine.

Lucky for us, warm-weather fun is just a short drive away at The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark. Located in Monticello, The Kartrite stands out as New York’s largest indoor waterpark and an ideal destination for families throughout the year. The Hudson Valley hotspot, which has been open since 2019, is a multifaceted attraction with everything from a hotel and waterpark to an arcade and laser tag onsite.

The Kartrite Resort

Photo by Sabrina Sucato

The Waterpark

As the name suggests, the onsite waterpark is the central (but far from the only) attraction at the resort – and for good reason. It boasts rides and activities galore, with something for all ages and adventure levels. Adrenaline junkies will adore the high-speed Krakken and the heart-racing Nor’Easter, while those with a competitive streak will want to grab a mat to slide down the Jiggerty-Jaggerty, which pits two racers against one another.

For those who would prefer to float the day away, the lazy river meanders around the waterpark, making it a top-notch spot to lounge while the kids have a blast. Speaking of the little ones, they’ll adore the water basketball area, aptly named Cannon-Ballers, and the Puddle Ducks pint-sized slides and bitty lagoon. Finally, before it’s time to go, everyone deserves a trip to the indoor/outdoor heated pool, which is particularly delightful when the Catskills air turns brisk.

Cabanas at the Kartrite

Photo by Sabrina Sucato


To keep the fun at the waterpark going, the cabanas are an attractive option. Not only are they located throughout the park, but they also come with a mini-fridge stocked with drinks, snacks, a 32-inch HD TV, towels, and wait service. Pro tip: Book one of the cabanas on the upper level, which is right next to the bar. For nibbles, an eatery sits on level one and stocks salads, pizzas, and snackable lunchtime bites.

P.S. Only want to visit for the day? The waterpark offers day passes, with lockers available onsite, for anyone interested in a day trip.

Chicken sandwich
Photo by Sabrina Sucato

Fun Galore at The Kartrite

Of course, the waterpark is just the start of fun at The Kartrite. Inside the resort, kids and adults alike can have a blast at the Playopolis arcade, which comes complete with a ropes course. There are TVs for watching the big game, as well as tables for foosball, air hockey, and even bowling. For the more adventurous, the 3D adventure, laser tag, and VR are all must-tries.

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Keeping with the family-friendly nature of the destination, The Kartrite offers a regular slew of planned activities. Keep an eye out for crafting sessions, weekend yoga, and special activities around the holidays. Beyond that, the resort boasts gift shops and a fitness center, along with outdoor games and access to nearly six miles of hiking trails. In fact, views of the Catskills abound throughout the property, including from the lobby windows and several of the suites. For those who want even more mountainside fun, an evening spent roasting s’mores around a firepit while sitting in an Adirondack chair is just the thing if you’re craving a burst of fresh Catskills air.

A bedroom

Photo by Sabrina Sucato

The Rooms

With so much going on at The Kartrite, it’s no surprise that the rooms are designed to accommodate visiting groups of all sorts. Suites are available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom sizes, with TVs, kitchen areas, and dining spaces included in certain rooms. To add to the fun, each floor of the resort is themed according to a different color, so families can pick and choose their favorite hue.


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Cauliflower
Cauliflower appetizer at Bixby's. Photo by Sabrina Sucato
crab cakes at the Kartrite
Crab cakes appetizer at Bixby's. Photo by Sabrina Sucato

Dining at The Kartrite

And did we mention the dining? Meals at The Kartrite can range from quick and casual to elevated and gourmet depending on diner preference. For a fast bite, head to Eat. Eat. Eat., the onsite buffet, or The Highline, which stocks breakfast-style bites. Surfside Grille is the place to go for eats inside the waterpark itself, while Bar Mez is a hotspot for drinks.

When dinner rolls around, Harvey’s Wallbanger is ideal for a casual meal (and to watch the game). Otherwise, head to Bixby’s Derby for an elegant dinner with food that will leave you craving more. P.S. Craving a sweet treat at the end of the day? Pop’s Sweet Shoppe is a must for confections of all sorts.

Shrimp carbonara
Shrimp carbonara at Bixby's. Photo by Sabrina Sucato
S'mores dessert
S'mores skillet at Bixby's. Photo by Sabrina Sucato

Fun Nearby

While there’s so much to do on the grounds, dining and entertainment at The Kartrite are only part of the experience during a visit to Monticello. For those who want to adventure off the property, Resorts World Catskills is just down the road, while Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is an easy drive away. There are also ample opportunities for fishing, hiking, and rafting throughout the year.

Want to peek inside The Kartite yourself? Check out the resort’s Instagram for the latest happenings or visit the website here.

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