The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is NOW OPEN in the Catskills!

Monday, April 22, 2019
Have you heard about The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park? Omg, I have to tell you all about it!! This BRAND NEW resort and water park is NOW OPEN in New York State! A short ride from most areas of New Jersey, this new resort promises to offer something for all members of your family.


I will try to keep this post updated and add important information to it when I can. I'll also try to write follow-up posts when I get more information about this awesome resort and waterpark. In the meantime, feel free to Pin the image below for easy reference!


What is The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park?

Here's a blurb right from their press release:

"Inspired by the style of Manhattan and rustic charm of the Catskills, The Kartrite transports guests to a place like no other – a 324 all-suite luxury resort boasting New York’s biggest indoor waterpark, five-star dining, relaxing spa, and endless adventures for both kids and adults. Situated upon 1,600 breathtaking acres in Monticello, N.Y., The Kartrite is part of the Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort campus offering nearby around-the-clock entertainment, including golf at the adjacent world famous Monster Golf Course (reopening 2020)." 

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page


Where is The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark?

The Kartrite Resort is located at 555 Resorts World Drive in Monticello, New York. Use my handy Google map below to find out how to get to The Kartrite from where you live (click on the icon in the upper left corner of the map for more options- you can view the entire map in Google Maps or click on the exact location).



What is The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark?

The Kartrite Resort features 324 all-suite accommodations, the BIGGEST indoor waterpark in New York, an arcade with mini bowling, laser tag, ropes course, spa, multiple restaurants and bars, a nearby casino, and much more!

photo from The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark Facebook page

What Can You Tell Me About the Indoor Waterpark?

The Kartrite promises to offer some amazing water rides and activities for families. Here's what I know so far about the waterpark rides and attractions (and this info comes straight from their press release and Facebook page, since I haven't visited yet):

The Krakken

High speed, splash-tastic waterslide featuring saucers creating a drop and dive sensation. 48” minimum height.

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

Endless Summer Flowrider

This surf simulator creates the perfect wave for park goers daring to ride for as long as they can
stay on the board. 42” minimum height.

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

Jiggerty-Jaggerty Slides

Adventure-seekers can fly down these dueling slides, racing, bouncing and splashing all the way.
42” minimum height.

Nor'Easter

The Nor'Easter takes four riders soaring for a moment of weightlessness before flying back down to earth to banked curves, dips and turns. 48” minimum height.

Time Warp

Time Warp sends riders up one side and down the other, leaving them breathless and wanting more. 48”minimum height.

Empire Bay

In the middle of the action lies the King of lazy rivers, perfect for sitting back and enjoying the ride through the native vegetation. 48” minimum height or accompanied by an adult.

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

With more than 100 water adventures, slides and a massive dump bucket, KARTRITE ISLAND is a wonderland of water exploration. For the littlest water explorers, the PUDDLE DUCKS shallow
adventure lagoon is a zero-entry interactive pool with slides and water features galore.

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

The heated, indoor/outdoor AFFINITY SPRINGS offers a quiet respite from all the action, just three feet deep and perfect for soaking it all in. Aqua hoop dunkers delight in friendly competition at CANNON BALLERS.

Like a treacherous crossing over the crocodile-filled Mara River in Kenya, LATER GATOR CROSSING challenges guests to make make it all the way across this rope bridge.

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

As I said before, The Kartrite will be home to the biggest indoor waterpark in New York. The waterpark is covered entirely by the world's largest texlon transparent roof. Year-round fun for all ages, right?

artist rendition from The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Indoor Entertainment (besides water fun!)

The adventure continues on dry land with an indoor entertainment center for kids of all ages, and kids at heart.

Playopolis Arcade

A wide selection of kids arcade games from the nostalgic to the latest interactive learning. Video games, air hockey, pool tables. Redeem game play for prizes at THE VAULT.

Van Winkle's Alley ($6 fee) 

Four-lane mini bowling alley.

Carabiners ($12 fee) 

Rope obstacle course with zip line. (must be 48” or 42” if accompanied by an adult). Open 9am-9pm.

Scrapeskyer ($7 fee)

Climbing, LED-lit indoor rock wall with guides to assist every skill level. Open 9am-9pm.

Amazequest Laser Tag ($12 fee) 

Fun for the young as well as the young at heart! Laser Tag combines cutting edge computer technology with an action-oriented game to create an exhilarating, heart-pounding adventure in which strategy and teamwork are joined together.

Virtuality, the VR Experience ($12 fee) 

Enter the world of Virtuality. Where the player is completely submerged in a new world!

XD Theater ($7 fee)

What Are the Rooms Like at The Kartrite?

There are 324 LUXURY SUITES at The Kartrite. Every suite’s chic (and cheeky) furnishings reflect the style and lively atmosphere of The Kartrite, from luxurious amenities to dazzling decor.

JUNIOR SUITE DOUBLE QUEEN (420 sq. ft.)
This suite includes two queen beds and one queen sleeper sofa, sleeping a total of six guests. Perfect for families or friends looking to share a suite, this room style is comfortable and the most
economical (also available with balconies or patios).

JUNIOR SUITE KING (420 sq. ft.)
This suite features one king bed and a queen sleeper sofa, sleeping up to four guests. These suites are also available with balconies or patios for an additional charge.

FAMILY KING BUNK SUITES (500 sq. ft.)
The ideal room style for families, this suite sleeps up to eight with two sets of bunk beds (in a separate cozy enclave), one king bed, and one queen sleeper sofa (also available with balconies or
patios).

TWO-BEDROOM SUITES (range from 847 - 1,007 sq. ft.)
These suites provide space and privacy for families and groups, including a master bedroom with king bed and private bathroom, second bedroom with two queen beds, and living area with queen
sleeper sofa and second bathroom. Sleeping up to eight guests, these suites are also available with balconies or patios.

THREE-BEDROOM GRAND CORNER SUITE (1,820 sq. ft.)
Sleeping to up 12 guests, this suite has plenty of room for families and friends traveling together. Featuring five beds, three full bathrooms, a living room with queen sleeper sofa, plus a kitchenette and dining room, the hero of this room is a wrap- around balcony boasting stunning mountain views.

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

Spa and Fitness Services 

Chill Spa

Relaxing massages, rejuvenating body treatments, healing wraps, nail care, and more await at Chill Spa. Serenity for all ages including pint-sized pampering and packages.
Spa hours:
Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday/Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sweat Fitness

Featuring state of the art, new workout equipment and free weights,. Sweat is exactly that: a place to get your sweat on. The fitness center is open to resort guests 24 hours via guest room key access.

What Can I Eat at The Kartrite?

Under the direction of Executive Chef Rocco Pisera, The Kartrite presents plenty of bars and restaurants serving New York’s finest house made cuisine sourced from upstate farms and craft purveyors and fisheries who share the resort’s farm-to-table beliefs.

1. BIXBY’S DERBY / BIXBY'S TAVERN & TAPROOM
The finest local meats and produce create a simple, delicious taproom menu to satisfy the foodies, the bar crowd, the kids, and the pickiest of eaters. A little funky, a little interesting, this signature restaurant boasts regional dishes and sharing plates surrounded by custom-built furnishings and sweeping Catskills views. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

2. EAT. EAT. EAT.
An energetic buffet that takes pride in creativity, Eat. Eat. Eat. serves fresh and local cuisine to fuel up for a day at the waterpark or replenish after a day of adventure. The biggest of appetites will enjoy everything from a hand crafted omelet station and pastry bar, to high quality steaks and seafood, and epic dessert bar. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.

3. SURFSIDE GRILL
The bathing suit friendly waterpark restaurant allows for uninterrupted poolside fun, serving quick bites of classic burgers, hot dogs, salads and more to stay or to go. Open daily for lunch and
dinner.

4. THE HIGHLINE
A modern and relaxing coffee shop serving the perfect cup, as well as New York-style sandwiches and snacks all day.

5. POP’S SWEET SHOPPE
Straight from early 20th century New York with a modern twist, this candy shop has everything a sweet tooth could desire. Caramel apples, ice cream, homemade fudge, candy wall. Open
noon to late.

photo from The Kartrite Facebook page

6. HARVEY’S WALLBANGER
A nod to the “great American bar,” world-class mixologists serve classic cocktails and new inventions in a casual, friendly setting. Adjacent to Van Winkle’s Alley, it’s the perfect evening watering hole. Open 4pm-close.

7. BAR MEZ
Overlooking the waterpark on the mezzanine level, adults enjoy chilled drinks and warm sunshine year-round in the middle of all the action. Open for afternoon and evening drinks and food.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is Now Open!

Good news! The Kartrite is now open!!! They are taking reservations now, and you can book here. 

Photo from The Kartrite Facebook Page

A Note About Online Reviews

As of the publication date of this entry, The Kartrite has only been open about two weeks, and already, some negative reviews are popping up on the internet. As a blogger/journalist who has visited many grand openings, premieres and debuts, I can honestly tell you that there are going to be bumps in the road, and sometimes they are big bumps. If you are booking a room at a resort for its grand opening weekend, expect some issues (with any resort, not just this one). I am not excusing errors or malfunctions or wait times, but I'm reminding you to give these establishments a chance. If they had a rough opening weekend, chances are they will learn what they can improve on pretty quickly. At least, we hope! 

Find out more info about The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark by visiting their website and following them on social media...


...and, of course, stay tuned to The Jersey Momma for even more info about The Kartrite. Believe me, I'm just as excited as you are! 

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