12 U.S. All-Inclusive Vacations Families Will Love

12 U.S. All-Inclusive Vacations Families Will Love
If you’re looking for a fantastic family vacation closer to home, there are all-inclusive vacation options in the United States that fit the bill perfectly. Staying at one of these outstanding all-inclusive properties is a lot like cruising on land. Accommodations, meals and activities are included and the entire vacation experience is hassle-free.

If you're planning your next great family vacation, check out these twelve top all-inclusive family vacation properties located throughout the United States:

1. Florida: Club Med Sandpiper Bay. Known for its outstanding all-inclusive resorts throughout the world, Club Med offers its family-friendly brand of hospitality in the United States at Club Med Sandpiper Bay. This unique 307–room resort set alongside the river in Port Saint Lucie, Florida knows how to please families and multigenerational groups with specially designed family rooms, a wide variety of activities for all ages, and much more. Meals, drinks and entertainment are included as well. The water sports, circus school and Club Med Academies here are very popular. The resort offers excellent daily free kids and teens programs for children 4 to 17 years of age. A nursery for children ages 4-23 months old and a tots program for kids ages 2-3 years of age are available at an additional charge.

2. Vermont: Tyler Place Family Resort. This 165-acre all–inclusive property located directly on Lake Champlain is a family favorite, providing Vermont vacations for families since 1933. With daily children’s programs for nine separate age groups from infants through teens and 250 dedicated staff, the Tyler Place’s award–winning all–inclusive childcare programs and guest service levels are superb. In addition to three delicious daily meals (dinners are adults only affairs), rates at this resort include a wealth of sports and family activities such as biking, tennis, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, a field house gym, ziplines and trampolines, mini golf, hiking, arts & crafts and much more.

3. Colorado: Vista Verde Ranch. Active families and multigenerational groups repeatedly return to this outstanding AAA Four Diamond Rocky Mountain playground close to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Both summer and winter are popular times for families to visit. During the summer months, horseback riding and family activities take top billing at this luxury dude ranch. Vista Verde also features fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, photography, yoga, rafting, kayaking, culinary pursuits and more. A highly interactive kids program for ages 6-12 and a teen program are offered as well. During the winter, Vista Verde turns into a snowy wonderland filled with fun family adventures. Families can enjoy tubing, back country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides and other activities.

4. Pennsylvania: Woodloch Resort. Set on over a thousand acres in the Pocono Mountains, this four–season all-inclusive resort has been named USA Today 10Best's top family resort in the United States. Owned and operated by the Kiesendahl family for over 60 years, the focus at Woodloch Resort is on having fun and making great family memories together. Woodloch’s all-inclusive rate plan includes accommodations, daily meals, nightly entertainment, and a wide array of fun activities and family events like hiking, biking, boating, waterskiing, tennis, bumper cars, go-carts, and much more. There’s even a Kid’s Club area where parents and kids can do activities together. Accommodations range from family-friendly resort rooms to multi-bedroom luxury homes.

5. Maine: Migis Lodge. Set on 135 acres on Sebago Lake, Migis Lodge has been hosting generations of families since 1916. This beautiful lakeside family-owned resort’s Full American Plan includes sailing, canoeing and kayaking, waterskiing, rowing, swimming, fishing, tennis and wellness classes. Guests can choose from 35 well-appointed cottages or classic Main Lodge rooms. The superb staff at Migis Lodge provides plenty of fun, supervised activities for children and teens to enjoy.

6. New York: Mohonk Mountain House. This stunning cliff–top Victorian castle resort overlooking Lake Mohonk in New York’s Hudson Valley is a year-round family favorite. Mohonk Mountain House is located just 90 miles from New York City, which makes it easy to reach for many families as well. Owned and operated by the Smiley family since 1869, Mohonk Mountain House is surrounded by 40,000 forested acres and has been named a National Historic Landmark. Rates include three delicious meals daily, afternoon tea, and most activities including lake and indoor swimming, boating and fishing, hiking through thousands of acres of forests and the Shawangunk Mountains, ice skating, snow tubing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and daily kids and teens programs for four different age groups of children. An included Junior Naturalist program is also available.

7. Minnesota: Fair Hills Resort. Located in Detroit Lakes, Fair Hills Resort has been named as one of America’s most affordable all-inclusive properties for families. The property has been catering to active families for almost 95 years. Open from May through September, the all-inclusive resort offers guests three meals daily, accommodations in cozy cabins, and a wealth of activities for all ages. The resort’s recreation staff fills each day with games, free sports lessons, treasure hunts, and classes. Tennis, golf, sailing, waterskiing, swimming, basketball, and much more are available.

8. Arizona: White Stallion Ranch. Families enjoy making memories together at this family-owned ranch set on 3,000 acres of spectacular Sonoran desert bordering Saguaro National Park West in Tucson. White Stallion Ranch has been owned and operated by the True family for more than 50 years. Rates at White Stallion Ranch include three meals daily, select beverages, scenic trail rides and horseback riding programs excluding lessons, swimming, hiking tennis, evening entertainment, visits to the ranch’s petting zoo, and a weekly ranch rodeo. Additional activities include rock climbing, fat-tire e-biking, shooting, team cattle penning competitions and watching movies in the ranch’s 27-seat movie theater.

9. Georgia: Lodge on Little St. Simons. Situated on private Little St. Simons Island, this family–owned all-inclusive property accommodates just 32 guests in six well–furnished cottages and is a paradise for families and nature lovers. This 11,000-acre barrier island gem is filled with abundant wildlife, seven miles of white sand beaches, maritime forests and marshlands. All-inclusive rates at this intimate nature sanctuary include three full meals each day, all beverages and snacks, unlimited island activities and use of recreational gear, naturalist-led outings, and boat transfers to and from the island. A junior naturalist program for kids is also available during the summer months.

10. Montana: Flathead Lake Lodge. For more than 75 years, this family-owned all-inclusive dude ranch has been a favorite choice for active families. More than half of the ranch’s guests return each year. Located on 2,000 acres fronting Montana’s Flathead Lake, Flathead Lake Lodge offers families a wide selection of unlimited water sports, horseback riding, guided hiking and mountain biking, tennis, fly fishing and sailing lessons, fully inclusive kids & teens programs, and other activities. Families can stay in one to three bedroom log cabins or rooms in three lodge buildings. Rates include accommodations, meals and all on-site ranch activities. The ranch is a 45-minute drive from Glacier National Park, enabling guests to easily visit one of America’s most beautiful national parks.

11. Maine: Quisisana Resort. Set on 56 acres on the shores of Kezar Lake, Quisisana Resort offers families a welcome summer respite from the outside world. Quisisana’s rooms have no televisions or phones and there’s no cell service on the property as well, providing a peaceful spot for families to reconnect and get off-the-grid together. Families can stay in lodge rooms or in air-conditioned cabins located round the property. Quisisana Resort’s rates include accommodations, three outstanding meals daily, all entertainment and most activities. Guests can enjoy two sandy beaches, tennis, sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, volleyball, yoga classes and miniature golf. While activities abound, Quisiana’s live music and theater performances truly set it apart.

12. New York: Rocking Horse Ranch. Rated by TripAdvisor as one of the top all-inclusive family resorts in the United States, Rocking Horse Ranch is a popular spot for family vacations year-round. The property is located about 90 miles north of New York City in Highland, New York. Rocking Horse Ranch’s all-inclusive packages include meals, snacks, nightly entertainment and hundreds of activities such as unlimited horseback riding, accommodations, admission to the Big Splash Indoor Water Park and outdoor pools, Eldorado Hot Springs outdoor/indoor pool area, mountain tubing, water sports activities on the ranch’s private lake, snow-based activities during the winter months, and much more. Children’s programs for ages 6-12 are included as well, while care for children from babies through 5 years of age is available for a fee.

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