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

12 U.S. All-Inclusive Vacations Families Will Love
Planning a stress-free family vacation is top-of-mind for many parents and grandparents this year. Domestic vacations and road trips are popular as well. If you’re looking for a fun-filled family vacation closer to home, there are a number of top all-inclusive vacation options in the United States that fit the bill perfectly.

These outstanding family-friendly properties offer a wealth of activities and amenities for all ages and interests. Accommodations, meals and many activities are included and the entire vacation experience is hassle-free. Many of these places are open year-round as well.

For your next memorable family vacation, check out these twelve great all-inclusive family resorts located throughout the United States:

1. Florida: Club Med Sandpiper Bay. Known for its outstanding all-inclusive properties throughout the world, Club Med offers its family-friendly brand of hospitality in the United States at waterfront 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. Pennsylvania: Woodloch Resort. Located on over a thousand acres in the Pocono Mountains, this four–season all-inclusive resort has been named as one of the top family resorts in the United States by USA Today 10Best and others. 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 numerous fun activities and family events like hiking, biking, boating, waterskiing, tennis, bumper cars, go-carts, and much more. Winter activities at Woodloch include snow tubing, showshoeing, ice skating, indoor swimming, escape room fun, and family Winter Olympics. Accommodations range from family-friendly resort rooms to multi-bedroom luxury homes.

3. Colorado: C Lazy U Ranch. For more than 100 years, award-winning C Lazy U Ranch has been a favorite destination for families and multigenerational groups. This all-inclusive luxury dude ranch offers memorable year-round vacations and enjoys a high repeat guest rate. Known for its five-star guest experience, C Lazy U offers families a wide selection of activities including horseback riding, swimming, guided hiking and mountain biking, tennis, fly fishing, paddle boating, archery, ranger tours, renowned fully-inclusive kids & teens programs, and other activities. Families can stay in spacious rooms, one- to three-bedroom cabins, or a four-bedroom private villa. Pampering at the full-service Lazy You Spa is available as well. During the winter months, C Lazy U turns into a fairytale wonderland filled with snow and fun family adventures. Favorite winter family activities include indoor and outdoor horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, sleigh rides, snowmobiling and skiing at nearby resorts.

4. 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 delicious meals plus activities including 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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 wide variety 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 some horseback riding programs, swimming, hiking tennis, evening entertainment, visits to the ranch’s petting zoo, and a weekly ranch rodeo. Additional activities at this year-round dude ranch 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. The Lodge on Little St. Simons 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. Colorado: Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies. Families and multigenerational groups repeatedly return to this outstanding four-season playground set on over 5,000 acres in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. There’s a wealth of activities for all age groups at this fun-filled property. While Snow Mountain Ranch isn't a traditional all-inclusive resort, families can turn their stay into a highly inclusive experience by adding a budget-friendly meal plan. Vacationers can choose from a variety of affordable accommodations including 2-5 bedroom cabins, massive reunion cabins, lodge rooms, RV sites, yurts, and tent sites. During the summer months, families can enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, mini golf, bingo, arts and crafts, roller skating, archery, horseback riding and tubing on Snow Mountain Ranch’s summer tubing hill. In the winter, Snow Mountain Ranch transforms into a magical place for families, offering snow tubing, dog sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, fat biking, and a superb Nordic Center with access to 120 kilometers of trails.

11. Maine: Quisisana Resort. Set on 56 acres on the shore of 2,500 acre Kezar Lake, Quisisana Resort offers families a welcome summer respite from the outside world. Quisisana means “a place of healing,” and the property lives up to its name by providing a peaceful place for families to reconnect and get off-the-grid together. Quisisana’s rooms have no televisions or phones – and there’s no cell service on the property as well. 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, 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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