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Top 10 USA Family Resorts
Families who vacation within the continental United States have the luxury of choosing nearly any type of vacation they desire. A mountain retreat, beach getaway, Northwoods vacation or educational heartland experience are all a short journey away. And we've picked out the Top 10 Family Resorts to ensure that your family can make the most of your getaway, no matter which region you choose to visit!

Woodloch Pines Resort

Hawley, Pennsylvania

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We know that family tradition is important to you. So we’ve found you a resort that’s been a rich part of many family’s traditions for years! Welcome to Woodloch Pines – proudly owned and operated by the Kiesendahl family for over 50 years. And welcome to your new family resort tradition!

It’s a place where families return year after year. Some come for the breathtaking natural setting in the Poconos, where hiking, fishing, boating and swimming abound. Some return for the fun-filled family activities such as Family Olympics, game show contests, bumper boats, indoor splash park and more. Some come for award winning golf, rejuvenating spa or luxurious guest houses and suites. But we know most families return for a destination vacation so packed with full-service family entertainment that it’s like a “cruise on land!” Enjoy three family-style meals every single day. Visit the Heritage Nightclub for a Broadway-style theme show. No matter your age, you’ll find an activity for every family member that will keep you returning year after year. Welcome to your new family resort tradition at Woodloch Pines Resorts!

Getting there

From the East: Drive on Rt. 6W approximately 13 miles. Turn right at Exxon Station onto Rt. 434N to Rt. 590W through Greeley, Lackawaxen, and Rowland. Follow Rt. 590W 3.6 miles to intersection. Bear left at the intersection, continuing on Rt. 590W 7/10 of a mile to the main entrance on your left. From the North and South: Turn right at the Settler's Inn and Bingham Park and continue on Rt. 590E. Woodloch is approximately five miles off Rt. 590E on your right.

Fun facts

The original 12 acres included a main lodge, annex and two cottages, accommodating about 40 guests. By 1961 expansion had doubled the size of the resort and by 1983 the resort had grown into 150 acres with almost a mile of shoreline and 135 rooms.


All packages include three delicious and abundant meals daily, endless activities, nightly entertainment, amenities and accommodation choices from classic standard rooms to waterfront suites with private balconies.


Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth, Michigan

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Frankenmuth spells family fun at the Bavarian Inn, where a German fairytale unfolds in front of your very eyes. Vacationers of all ages will discover something exciting with authentic German architecture, a fun-filled indoor water park, dozens of festivals throughout the year, and much more!

Located on 13 picturesque acres of Old World charm, there's so much place to explore. Seven of these acres are devoted to family fun, much of it in the form of the indoor waterpark, which features four swimming pools, two water slides, and three whirlpools. Putter on over to the 18-hole miniature golf course, get your game on at the arcade, or belt out karaoke in the lounge. Explore more than 40 shops and boutiques to find the perfect vacation keepsake. Satisfy your stomachs at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, which features a diverse array of culinary creations that range from authentic German dishes to family-style chicken dinners. Adults can sample Michigan's largest selection of German beers and the entire family can celebrate Oktoberfest. The 360 European-themed guestrooms offers spacious stays to unwind after adventure-packed days!


One Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734


Admire the Inn's architectural gems like the Glockenspiel and authentic wooden covered bridge.

Related Onsite Offerings

Two restaurants, two lounges, and two gift shops ensure that you'll have plenty of choices for entertainment!

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Here’s a family resort where you’ll be blown away by newly appointed amenities and surrounded by luxury. This is Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center – your family resort vacation that combines a lavish Italian atmosphere with endless recreation in the breathtaking New York Catskills!

Its recent $27 million rebuilding project resulted in a charming café, piano bar, 600-seat ballroom and architecture and décor reminiscent of Italy. Lavish dining and conference facilities along with indoor and outdoor pools, two playgrounds, bumper boats and more make Villa Roma the perfect combination of upscale luxury and family convenience. Hit the links on the par 71, 6,499-yard golf course for a unique view of the gorgeous Catskills. Or experience them first-hand at the onsite ski facility! With 100 percent snowmaking sledding, tubing, skiing and snowboarding are favorites for winter recreation. Or just hit the sports complex for tennis, racquetball, fitness facilities, an eight-lane bowling alley – and a little friendly competition! It’s your ultimate Catskills family resort vacation.

Getting there

From New York and Metropolitan Area: George Washington Bridge to New Jersey Palisades Parkway to New York Thruway North. Proceed on Thruway to Exit 16 and proceed West on Route 17 to Exit 104. Route 17B West 15 miles to Cochecton. At the light turn right onto 17B and 52. Bear left (17B) and follow to stop sign. Make a right onto 52A. Make the next left onto Gabel Rd. and follow straight to Villa Roma.

Fun facts

Visit Villa Roma for a theme weekend! The Couples Overnight Getaway, Italian Festival Weekend, Premier Irish Weekend and more are available.


The children’s program at Villa Roma offers on- and off-site activities for every age. Enjoy rock climbing, Wii tournaments, beaded hair braiding, scavenger hunts, movies and much, much more!


Chula Vista Resort

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Here’s your chance to make the most of your Wisconsin Dells family vacation. We’d like to introduce Chula Vista Resort – the most complete family resort experience in the Midwest! Incredible themes, endless activities for all ages and more abound at this full-service, all-inclusive family resort!

We know that Wisconsin Dells is known for its waterparks. But at Chula Vista you’ll find that and so much more. Themed hotel suites, luxurious three-bedroom condominiums, golf loft suites and more are all situated a short distance from the bustle of downtown Wisconsin Dells. Dine at the Kaminski Bros. Chop House, Crash Landings Snack Bar or Luigi’s Pizza. Challenge yourself at the newly remodeled Coldwater Canyon golf course. Or enrich your spirit with rejuvenating spa services at the Spa del Sol. Our favorite part of the resort are the waterparks, (yes, there are two!). The indoor and outdoor waterparks combine to create over 200,000 square feet of splashing, soaking and sliding fun for every age! Adventure lovers: check out the Cyclone. This new waterslide is a stunning 48 feet high, making it the tallest waterslide in North America! For a more relaxing adventure float on the Rio Rapido Action River. This family resort represents the Dells at its finest!

Getting there

Access from Interstate I90 – 94: Take Exit 87 off the Interstate. Go to the 7th set of stoplights all the way through downtown. Turn left onto Hwy. 13 N. and continue for approximately three miles. Turn left on Chula Vista parkway which will lead you right to Chula Vista Resort. From the east, go to the intersections of Hwy's 16, 23 and 13. Go north on 13 for three miles. Turn left at the Chula Vista Parkway entrance.


New all-inclusive packages give you and your family a complete vacation filled with unlimited activities, food and drinks. The new all-inclusive rate includes what you need to make your vacation perfect. Weekday, week-long and weekend options are available. No matter which option you choose it’s sure to be fun-filled!

Fun facts

The indoor driving range at the Wisconsin Dells Center has opened the doors for golfers to get their swings ready for the season. The nets have been hung and the mats have been assembled and we are ready to go. And it’s all at the Coldwater Canyon golf course, right onsite at Chula Vista Resort!


Palm Island Resort

Cape Haze, Florida

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Everyone wants to get away to paradise. Lucky for you, it’s closer than you might think. Palm Island Resort offers a Florida vacation free of cars, busy tourists (and hopefully, alarm clocks!). This family resort gives you a feeling you've never had before: you've left the world behind, and arrived in a spectacular new one where you could stay forever.

Start your day with a casual walk along the private, two-mile white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico where you can hunt for shells, read a good book and relax in the warm sunshine. Take out a canoe or kayak and explore the scenic shores. Play a game of tennis on one of 11 onsite courts, or swim in one of five sparkling pools! Kids will love nature hunts, bicycle tours, scavenger hunts, sand castle building contests and daily arts and crafts time. And the incredible villas at Palm Island allow endless relaxation at this Florida family resort. Choose from gulf, bay or harbor views, each with complete resort access, full kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer and incredible views from your screened porch. Grill out on your patio, or dine at the onsite Rum Bay Restaurant. This is Florida paradise like you've never experienced.

Getting there

From the South: Take I-75 South to Exit 191. Turn right on River Road. After crossing US41 continue about seven miles. Turn left on Pine Street. Continue for seven miles to Panama Blvd. From the North: Take I-75 North to Exit 170. Turn left onto King's Highway. Turn right onto Veteran's Blvd and continue across US41 onto SR776. Go across the El Jobean Bridge. Turn left onto CR771 and continue to Panama Blvd. Turn left onto Panama Blvd.

Related Onsite Offerings

Palm Island Resort is the right place for your next meeting. Whether planning your next winning strategy, saying thanks for a job well done or renewing old acquaintances, their staff of experienced professionals can make your meeting memorable and productive.


Check out Johnny Leverock’s Seafood House on the mainland, a Gulf Coast dining delight since 1948. It’s just a short water taxi ride from the resort. Open for lunch and dinner, Leverock’s offers a range of freshly caught seafood such as Salmon Fritters, Johnny’s Shrimp Scampi, Seafood Martinique and Grouper sandwiches as well as chicken and steak.


High Hampton Inn & Country Club

Cashiers, North Carolina

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A rustic southeast mountain inn is the perfect place for your family to explore the majestic beauty of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. High Hampton Inn & Country Club offers everything you'll need for a fantastic family vacation.

Choose from 116 guest rooms and suites in the main lodge, or go with something a little more unique from High Hampton's selection of cottage rentals. The first thing you'll notice upon arrival is the absence of a television and telephone. The inn wants you to appreciate a true mountain getaway, and great onsite amenities like golf, tennis, hiking, and kid's activities are all within walking distance of your comfortable accommodations. Don't worry about your meals during your stay. High Hampton offers American Plans giving you the ideal all-inclusive getaway. Don't wait any longer! It's time to start planning your North Carolina family getaway today!


1525 Highway 107 South Cashiers, N.C. 28717


Many mountain cottages offer in-suite or in-room fireplaces and screen porches, and most have stunning mountain and lake views.

Related Onsite Offerings

Interested in Falconry? What about Llama hikes? Each of these is available at High Hampton Inn & Country Club...and so much more!


Red Horse Mountain Ranch

Harrison, Idaho

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One of Idaho's best kept secrets, Red Horse Mountain Ranch is the perfect place for cowboys and cowgirls of every age! Explore the lush landscape on horseback, learn what it's like to get your hands dirty at a working ranch, or hike through the majestic mountain trails. Your family outdoor oasis awaits!

With 300,000 acres of Rocky Mountain heaven just outside your front door, Red Horse Mountain Ranch offers almost infinite space for family exploration! Saddle up and explore the scenic peaks on horseback, reel in a boatload of trophy trout on the St. Joe River, or mountain bike through the heart-pumping mountain trails. Awaken the spirit of the Old West in your log cabin, which features authentic pine furniture and private decks that provide breathtaking views of the snow-crowned mountains. Ride, hike, or bike through this ruggedly beautiful landscape! No matter whether you're a beginning rider or an equine expert, there's a program to accommodate you. A full schedule of beginner to advanced western horseback riding means that you'll find the group that fits your skill level. With five to eight different families staying at the ranch at a time, you're sure to meet some new friends. The kids program typically features seven to 15 kids, so the little ones can form some lasting friendships as well. And, all-inclusive offerings like chef-prepared meals, housekeeping, and rustic yet refined lodgings ensure that you can focus on having fun!


11077 East Blue Lake Road, Harrison, Idaho 83833


Discover a trove of hidden treasures on a family geo-caching expedition! Bring or rent a GPS unit and start searching for trinkets!

Related Onsite Offerings

Work together at the Challenge Course, which challenges your group mentally and physically with obstacles like a 300-foot zip line and a climbing wall!


Tanque Verde Ranch

Tucson, Arizona

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Escape to the Old West at Tanque Verde Ranch! Offering Arizona fun for all ages, cowboys and cowgirls can enjoy a variety of ranch activities focused around horseback riding. Activities and amenities for kids and adults alike will ensure that everyone is riding high here!

Hop into the saddle for family fun on horseback! Traverse 60,000 acres of ruggedly beautiful desert landscape on any of the Ranch's 180 horses.Experienced wranglers and guides are available to give their expert instruction and lead you on a scenic journey through Arizona's dusty mountain trails. When you're not on horseback, try mountain biking, ATVing, and hiking. Onsite, the little ones with enjoy a wealth of activities like tennis, crafts, swimming, and nature programs. The Ranch's caring and knowledgeable team will teach kids the importance of working together. Adults will find relaxation at La Sonora Spa, which offers rejuvenation after a day in the hot desert. The entire family will love the Southwestern cuisine prepared by the master chef and his talented team of cooks. Family fun heats up in the desert!


14301 East Speedway, Tucson, Arizona 85748


La Sonora Spa features Eminence products, which are a 98 percent organic Hungarian line that uses all fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs.

Related Onsite Offerings

The entire family will enjoy special dining events like the Old Homestead Breakfast Ride, Mexican Fiesta Night, and the Cottonwood Grove Ranch Barbeque with live entertainment.


Running Y Ranch Resort

Klamath Falls, Oregon

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This is a different kind of family resort, where outdoor recreation abounds and exploring nature is a way of life. It’s world-class golf, mild climates and 300 days of sunshine a year near the scenic Cascade Mountains. This is Running Y Ranch Resort, your ultimate place to discover Southern Oregon.

Hit the links on Oregon’s only Arnold Palmer design, where 18 holes of verdant hills, towering trees and sunny mountains frame your game. Explore the 6,000 acre ranch and let your horse be your tour guide. Use nature as your personal playground on a bird watching tour, whitewater rafting adventure or fishing trip. The ways to explore your surroundings are virtually endless! Located inside the Sports and Fitness Center, the Sandhill Spa is the perfect place to revel in relaxation. If you’d rather kick it up a notch, bring out your competitive side at the basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. Take a dip in the indoor pool, hot tub or sauna, or try a yoga or aerobics class. This is a family resort perfect for nature lovers, active lifestyles and relaxing retreats. It’s time for you to discover Southern Oregon on your family vacation.


As a guest of the Running Y, you can enjoy 24-hour service and registration, complimentary resort-wide transportation service and unlimited use of the Sports & Fitness Center, with indoor pool complex, sauna, a first-class exercise facility, and the Sandhill Spa; enjoy Running Y's award-winning golf course, eight miles of paved trails, Ranch Corrals and more.

Fun facts

The Running Y is honored by Golf Digest as one of "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" and is consistently recognized as one of the best in the state. Golf for Women recently ranked the Running Y No. 13 among the "Top 50 Courses for Women." As a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, the course also helps preserve and enhance the beauty that sets the Running Y apart.

Related Onsite Offerings

At the Running Y Ranch, a variety of dining options awaits you. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or an evening of fine Northwest cuisine, all meals are prepared with pride and presented with exceptional service. Check out the Wetlands Lounge and Gallagher’s Café and Sports Bar!

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It was a noble quest along the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan to locate a full-service family resort. We found Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center – a nautical-themed family resort that brings luxury to a whole new level. Come to Sheboygan for the family resort vacation of a lifetime.

This year-round destination resort is one-of-a-kind. This could be because it’s one of the only resorts on the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan. Or it could be because of the 54,000-square-foot indoor entertainment area and waterpark. Maybe it’s because of the nautical theme that appears everywhere from the lobby to the restaurants to the waterpark to your accommodations. But we think it’s the combination of all these things that makes Blue Harbor a spectacular family resort. Walk the sandy Lake Michigan shores, enjoy splashing, soaking fun at the indoor waterpark or have a relaxing morning at Elements Spa. For great lakes dining at its finest, visit Weissgerber's Seabird Restaurant™ for seafood, steaks, wine and al fresco dining overlooking the beach. Your Sheboygan vacation just got a little better at Blue Harbor Resort – the ultimate family resort vacation destination!

Getting there

Traveling south on I-43 towards Sheboygan, take Exit 126, which is Hwy. 23 going east. Turn right on 14th Street going south and then left onto Indiana Ave., which brings you directly to the traffic circle at South Pier Drive. Traveling north on I-43 towards Sheboygan, take Exit 123, Hwy. 28 going east. Turn right on South Washington Street, left on South Business Drive and right on Indiana Ave. into traffic circle at South Pier Drive!


Even if it's 10 degrees below or raining cats and dogs, it's always a balmy 84 degrees inside Blue Harbor Resort’s 54,000-square-foot entertainment area and indoor waterpark.

Fun facts

The huge, three-story Grand Lobby features the world’s largest hand blown glass sculpture.