Top Family Vacations in the Northeast
The Forks, Maine
The first words that greet you on the Northern Outdoors website are "Western Maine is a playground unlike any other". Stay with them for a weekend, and your family will know just what Northern Outdoors means!
With Maine’s North Woods flanking, the lodge itself is practically a match in natural beauty. Here you can truly relax and unwind, with the only noise you hear being the wind rustling through the trees. If you'd prefer some life-affirming adventure, your family will love whitewater rafting, hiking, and ATVing or snowmobiling (depending on the season). Meanwhile, inside the resort you'll be subject to unabashed comfort and a deluge of amenities. The pool is always ready for some fun, the Jacuzzi is primed for your sore body, and your taste buds will appreciate a handcrafted Maine microbrew and a tasty bite to eat right onsite!
1771 US-201, West Forks, ME 04985
The lodge is 42 miles from Skowhegan.
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Other amenities include a pool, a hot tub and an arcade, while outdoor activities include hunting, kayaking and snowmobiling.close
Winter Clove Inn
Round Top, New York
Winter Clove Inn provides the peak of family fun in the scenic Catskills! A mountain of onsite fun and mountain adventures just outside your door provide adventures for all ages while the Inn itself is the perfect place to unwind after an action-packed day!
Family fun is a tradition here, a tradition you'll become a part of the moment you enter the property. Once you step foot on the wrap-around porch and walk through the doorway, you’re transported to a time where the Colonial ideals of home and family took prominence. The family fun begins onsite, where both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, a playground, a basketball hoop, and an antique bowling alley await. The hiking trails, a nine-hole executive golf course, and 15 kilometers of cross country skiing trails add to the adventure. When you're ready to unwind, sit back and admire the majesty of the onsite waterfall before retreating to your room. Located next to the outdoor swimming pool, the Oaks Lodge has a friendly and familiar comfort in its size that makes it a very attractive option in the summer months. With two common areas on each floor (and a TV/DVD player and mini-fridge in each), as well as multiple outdoor gathering areas, the Oaks Lodge is tailor-made for families of all sizes. Family fun abounds here!
557 Winter Clove Rd Round Top, New York 12473
The Carriage House is three-bedroom suite with two baths and a cozy gathering area, perfect for small groups wanting to vacation privately and stylishly.
Plenty of adventures beckon just off the property. Stop by the Howe Caverns, Zoom Flume waterpark, or New York Zipline Adventure Tours!close
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Highland, New York
Despite its name, Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is more than just horses- it's the most fun your family will ever have!
Rocking Horse's sprawling 500-acre property and beautiful private lake provides a scenic backdrop for an absolutely unforgettable family vacation. Here, your mind can be at ease- the little things will be taken care of. Hungry? Your family will love the three delicious all-you-can-eat meals daily. Have no plans for the night? The Resort regularly attracts top-name entertainment, including magicians, comedians, jugglers, and circus acts from around the world. And when you're all tuckered out, get cozy in Rocking Horse's luxury rooms and get recharged for day two!
600 US-44, Highland, NY 12528
The resort is five miles from I-87 and six miles from the Poughkeepsie train station.
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Outdoor activities range from horseback riding, water sports on the lake and skiing, to mini-golf, tennis and basketball.close
What better place to reconnect with your family than on the beaches of Cape Cod? With Beach Realty you can easily choose the perfect place to stay that meets all of your needs!
Cape Cod is surrounded by water, so when you stay at Beach Realty, you'll feel like you're on your own private island! Enjoy fishing and boating during the day, keep your eyes out for seashells, or build a sandcastle with the kids. Beach Realty’s spacious vacation homes and cottages offer multiple bedrooms and baths, full kitchens, cable television with DVD player, and much more that will make you feel right at home. Some accommodations even allow pets so you don't have to leave any member of the family at home! Enjoy quality time with your loved ones as you lounge on the beach, swim in the water, or explore the Cape Cod area!
133 North Shore Blvd P.O.Box 406, Sandwich, Massachusetts 02537
With vacation rentals at East Sandwich Beach, Sandwich Downs, Sandy Neck Beach, Town Neck Beach, and much more, your Cape Cod getaway will be spent catching a tan with your toes in the sand!
Cape Cod is the perfection location to cast your line. Head to one of the many beaches, like East Sandwich Beach, Sandwich Downs, Sandy Neck Beach, or Town Neck Beach or charter a fishing boat!close
Railey Moutain Lake Vacations
Let Railey Mountain Lake Vacations help you find your next vacation accommodation on beautiful Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland.
Deep Creek Lake is a fantastic vacation destination, with activities for everyone year-round. Railey Mountain Lake Vacations is the top provider of Deep Creek Lake rentals, with over 450 rental houses, condos, cottages, and cabins that can accommodate any size group. Their Deep Creek rentals come with a wide selection of features and amenities, from private pools and hot tubs to home theaters, game rooms, and fireplaces. If you prefer to be right on the lake with a dock and boat slip or deep in the woods for a more private setting, Railey Mountain has something for you. If you plan to bring your pet you’re in luck! Railey Mountain has over 100 dog-friendly rental homes. You’ll have no problem finding things to do with your family in the area. Go hiking at Deep Creek State Park, explore Deep Creek Lake via kayaking, or combine family fun with fitness at Splash Island’s inflatable watercourse.
5 Vacation Way, McHenry, MD 21541
Check out downtown Oakland for antique shopping, explore over 200 years of history at the Garrett County Historical Museum, catch a show at Our Town Community Theatre, and more!close
South Casco, Maine
With a luxurious Main Lodge and 35 cottages nestled amid 125 acres of pine forest, Migis Lodge is a nature-lovers paradise. Show your family what appreciating the outdoors is all about!
Walk along the 3,500 feet of Sebago Lake shoreline and you'll see why Migis' guests return year after year, generation after generation. Active families will find a lot to love, from playing tennis and waterskiing to kayaking and sailing, there's always something to do around the resort. While the kids are off having the time of their lives, treat yourself to a massage at the wellness center or just lay on the beach and catch some rays!
30 Migis Lodge Rd, South Casco, ME 04077
The Lodge has been open since 1916!
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Freebies include all meals, plus activities like tennis, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking and a kids' camp.close
Allenberry Resort and Playhouse
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Grab your family and head on over to the beautiful and historic Allenberry Resort and Playhouse in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania to create unforgettable memories.
The beautiful Allenberry Resort and Playhouse is nestled along Yellow Breeches Creek in the Cumberland Valley near the quaint village of Boiling Springs. Choose any of their six private cottages, four lodges, two historic homes, or their restored 1820s limestone mansion, and live the Allenberry experience. Every accommodation features premium bedding, wireless internet, flat screen televisions, and more. At Allenberry, you will find a long year-round list of things to do and see during your stay. You only need to step outside your door to tube, kayak, and fly fish on Yellow Breeches Creek. You and your family can also spend the day hiking the world-famous Appalachian Trail or visiting local cafes and shops in Boiling Springs.
1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
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Enjoy coffee and scratch breakfast in the mornings at The Breeches Cafe and then get dinner at Allenberry Resort's flagship restaurant The Barn Restaurant, which serves a wide range of delicious fair using seasonal farm-to-table ingredients.close
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Kerhonkson, New York
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson, New York is an all-inclusive, affordable family vacation destination.
Set in the beautiful foothills of the spectacular Catskill Mountains, Pine Ridge offers stunning mountain views, as well as spacious and cozy accommodations. Their Western horses ride over miles of wooded trails that overlook the scenic Shawangunk Ridge with views of the Mohonk Mountain. For safety of all the riders, each trail ride is accompanied by several experienced wranglers. The heart of the ranch is their unique approach to horses for both riders and non-riders. They give their guests the opportunity to ride all day or just enjoy watching the horses in the field. Pine Ridge offers a first-class riding program at affordable rates and features trail rides for riders of all levels, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Pine Ridge makes sure to accommodate the younger horse-lovers, offering one free pony ride per day for children six and under, corral lessons for kids ages five to eight, and a Barn Buddies program. Pine Ridge doesn’t just have horses, the resort also features tractor rides, paintball, an indoor and outdoor pool, a petting zoo, and much more!
30 Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch program Own A Horse for the Day. Before buying your child a horse, have them try and take care of one for a day at Pine Ridge. Just some of what they will learn about is feeding, grooming, saddling, and riding.
Pine Ridge's herd consists of a mix of different breeds such as: Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, Paints, Percherons, Clydesdales, Haflingers, Icelandics, Morgans and Arabians.close
Killington Rental Associates
From your cozy Killington Rental Associates property you'll have easy access to Killington's diverse array of fun activities and attractions, whilst staying ins superior comfort!
Killington is home to some of the finest ski resorts in the Eastern United States. But regardless of the season you visit, you'll find something fun for you and your family to do! Besides skiing, in the winter there's sleigh rides, theater, shopping, snow-tubing, and snow snowmobiling galore! As if that wasn't enough, there's also ice skating and indoor rock climbing if you need a break from the outdoors. When summer rolls around, you'll want to explore the beautiful natural surroundings on a hike! There are several incredible Green Mountain hiking trails in the area- take a guided tour hiking the Appalachian or Long Trail and make some memories!
1810 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
The population of Killington was 811 at the 2010 census.
The town of Killington was chartered on July 7, 1761 by a New Hampshire grant.close
Tyler Place Family Resort
Highgate Springs, Vermont
Cozy and all-inclusive are understatements when it comes to Tyler Place Family Resort. Here the only thing you'll have to worry about is when you have to leave!
Tyler Place Family Resort has been a family-friendly destination for five generations- they obviously know what families are looking for. Here, your family will find comfy rooms, beautiful scenery, and award-winning kids programs! While they're off having the times of their lives, the parents can spend their time however they wish. Relax or get out and get active- it's totally up to you!
175 Tyler Pl, Swanton, VT 05488
The resort is only eight miles from the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge!
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There's also a bar, indoor and outdoor heated pools, plus an arts and crafts studio, and a game room.close
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
Split Rock Resort is a four season, family-friendly resort where families have been making memories for generations. Yours could (and should) be next!
There's a seemingly endless cornucopia of things to do in and around the resort for families. The H2Oooohh! Indoor Waterpark, redemption Arcade, eight lanes of Cosmic Bowling, and onsite movie theater, give you unparalleled options for fun. Outside you'll bond over hiking, biking, kayaking, or skiing at Jack Frost and Big Boulder in the winter. If you're exhausted from all the fun, slide into a hot tub while the kids swim at the indoor pool, or get pampered with an on-site massage!
100 Moseywood Rd, Lake Harmony, PA 18624
The Resort is 4.2 miles from Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Area and 6.1 miles from I-80.
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Dining options include an Italian restaurant and a sports bar.close
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Smugglers' Notch Resort is ideal for families of all ages- it's filled with activities designed to bring you closer together and make unforgettable memories!
Smugglers’ Notch's mission is to make sure your family has a vacation unlike any other. No matter what season you stay, the family experience is top-notch, and their staff will do everything to make sure you have a superior stay. The lodge offers dedicated children’s programs, designed to be a fun experience, a way of meeting new friends and sharing in an environment of learning and adventure that will help children grow. While the kids enjoy that, parents can take a load off and relax, either out in nature or just enjoying one another's company! Zip line canopy tours and airboarding over the snow are both stupendously popular and for the whole family. In the winter grab some skates and head to the rink or take snow walking tour of the scenic landscape- the immaculate beauty of Vermont will be on full display!
4323 Vermont 108 South, Jeffersonville, VT 05464
The resort is 40 miles from Mount Mansfield and 36 miles from Bingham Falls.
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Dining options include a cozy restaurant, a grill and a cafe.close
Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center
Callicoon, New York
High in the Catskill Mountains, Villa Roma is the perfect retreat for any occasion. That includes fun-filled family weekends!
Villa Roma is packed with all the luxury amenities you'd expect from a 5-star hotel, in addition to world-class hospitality. But it's always looking for new and exciting ways to make your vacation even better. Theme nights, including an Italian Street Carnival and Feast every Sunday, are an ever-popular attraction. There's also onsite dining opportunities, golf on the PGA championship course, horseback riding, and paintball. A short drive away your family will love a daytrip rafting on the Delaware River or experiencing NYC, Bethel Woods, or the Monticello Racino!
356 Villa Roma Rd, Callicoon, NY 12723
The Resort is nine miles from Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts and 19 miles from Monticello Raceway.
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There are three pools, a hot tub and a spa, and a fitness center has a bowling alley and racquetball courts.close
Crystal Springs Resort
Hamburg, New Jersey
Spring, summer, fall or winter, Crystal Springs Resort is a stupendous place to make some unforgettable family memories!
The AAA 4-Diamond Grand Cascades Lodge, while striking from the outside, oozes class, sophistication, and comfort within. It strikes a perfect balance between man-made luxury and natural beauty- which you'll find plenty of just steps from the resort! Opportunities for fun are endless: horseback riding up the mountain, trying your hand at some golf on one of the six courses, or diving into the crystal clear water the resort's own biosphere. Superb hospitality and attention to detail pervade every inch of Crystal Springs; treat your family to it on your next trip!
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
There's also a pool complex with hot tubs and saunas, and a spa, plus laundry service and a business center.
The resort is set less than a mile from Highway 94 and 4 miles from Mountain Creek ski area.close
A Skytop institution since 1928, Skytop Lodge is 5,500-acres of unforgettable family memories. They mean it when they incite you to "Discover the Poconos you never knew existed"!
If you're looking for an array of options in which your family can participate, look no further than Skytop Lodge. Here you'll find the ultimate Poconos playground, somewhere you can play a round of golf, go on an outdoor adventure, and scale a rock-climbing wall all in the same day! There's an Old Western-themed paintball course, a Treetop zipline and challenge course, and enough luxury amenities to satiate the Queen herself! Whatever you feel like doing, the friendly staff at Skytop will do everything they can to facilitate an incredible experience!
1 Skytop Lodge Rd, Skytop, PA 18357
The Lodge is 1.2 miles from I-84 and 52.5 miles from Lehigh Valley International Airport.
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There's an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, and a lake, along with trails, tennis and ziplining.close
Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages
Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Vermont, near the border of Quebec, lies a historic family-friendly lodge with breathtaking views and charming 100-year-old cottages. Pack the kids in the RV and start driving north to Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages, because this quaint camp is truly a one-in-a-million hidden gem.
Quimby Country Lodge is perhaps best known for its expansive, one-week, all-inclusive family vacation packages. Stay in a private cottage equipped with a wood stove and rustic porch. Take advantage of complimentary canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and motorboats. Enjoy meals in the dining room as well as lakeside barbecue and lobster bake. Try your hand at archery, sailing, arts and crafts or gather the troops for the famous Quimby Family Olympics!
1127 Forest Lake Rd, Norton, Vermont 05907
The fall foliage season is an absolute must in this part of the world. The sprawling, rolling hills turn an incredible orange and the air tastes a little crisper. Regardless of season, these hills are known for moose sightings and bird watching. Go for a swim, spend an afternoon fishing or take a canoe out on Forest lake. The Northern Vermont wilderness is stiflingly beautiful.
Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages was originally named “The Cold Spring House” when the doors first opened to guests in the summer of 1893. Charles Quimby, a tinsmith from New Hampshire, first owned the property and believed the mineral spring had healing powers.close
Angel Rock Waterfront Cottages
Cape Vincent, New York
Angel Rock Waterfront Cottages in Cape Vincent, New York is the perfect destination for families looking to make great memories.
Angel Rock Waterfront Cottages is a spectacular riverfront getaway for the whole family, featuring newly renovated, upscale cottages. All of their cottages are fully equipped with all the comforts of home. With cottages ranging from one to five bedrooms, Angel Rock can accommodate any size family. They also feature amenities such as cable television, living areas and much more! Exceptional views, a fishing pier, and boat rentals allow you easy access to the water. A great playground and a swimming area will be favorite locations for the kids, No matter how you enjoy this great getaway, you're sure to have a fantastic time!
34311 NYS Route 12E Cape Vincent, New York 13618
Located right along the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, this is the perfect place to cast your line.
Follow the trails located on nearby Wellesley Island at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center or visit the Dry Hill Ski Area in Watertown for downhill skiing.close
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, New York
Mohonk Mountain House looks like a Victorian castle. Perhaps it's only fitting that you're treated like royalty inside!
Lake Mohonk makes for an absolutely stunning background for any occasion, but your family will truly appreciate it on your next vacation. The carefully landscaped gardens and pristine wilderness/ of New Platz are perfect for folks seeking tranquil relaxation, while the lake has plenty in the way of swimming, boating, and other sports activities. Inside you'll be treated to Mohonk's warm interior, filled extensive woodwork, fireplaces constructed from Shawangunk stone, period accents, and expansive windows that frame the breathtaking scenery. While the kids run around in the beautiful outdoors, you'll be relaxing in style!
1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
The Resort is 90 miles north of New York City.
Founded by Albert Smiley in 1869, Mohonk Mountain House is a National Historic Landmark that must be seen to be believed!close
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
Taylor-Made Deep Creek is four seasons of activities and adventure, wrapped in a spectacularly comfortable wrapper! Whether you're exploring the coastline on a jet ski for some high-speed excitement, or taking a fishing tour with one of the local guides, you're going to have an unforgettable time!
There's just so much to do! Tackle the rapids at the Adventure Sports Center's man-made white water rafting course or brave some of the nation's top rivers with local rafting companies in summer. Winter allows for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and so much more! Go have a blast, then when you're all tuckered out return to your exceedingly cozy home. You'll swear your rental was tailor made for you!
35 Towne Centre Way, McHenry, MD 21541
Deep Creek Lake covers approximately 3,900 acres and has 69 miles of shoreline.
Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Marylandclose
Popularly seen as one of America’s “Best Inclusive Family Resorts”, Woodloch Resort is a naturally-majestic Poconos paradise.
Woodloch operates at all cylinders for all four season, so know that whenever you visit you know you'll be getting their best. Here you'll get traditional warm hospitality, spectacular amenities, and rustic accommodations. Around the resort your family will discover a plethora of things to do and see, from championship golf courses to one of the world’s best destination spas. Away from the resort, you have plenty of options to choose from! Go sightseeing in the Poconos, visit a nearby museum, or participate in some enthralling whitewater rafting.You and your family are guaranteed to be engaged, entertained, and energized after your visit. But most of all, you're guaranteed to leave with a handful of lasting memories!
731 Welcome Lake Rd, Hawley, PA 18428
The resort is 7 miles from Ski Big Bear.
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Amenities include meals (dependent on the plan selected), a championship golf course, an upscale spa (at a sister property) and nightly entertainment.close
Laconia, New Hampshire
The Naswa Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful lakeside family vacation with 1,000 feet of private, sandy beach and the sparkling waters of Winnipesaukee. Experience the comforts of home and variety with your choice of one to two-bedroom cottages and spacious guestrooms at the inn. The Blue Bistro provides classic favorites that are sure to please, and NazBar and Grill is a fun and casual dining experience for everyone. Primly located, The Naswa Resort is near an array of family-friendly attractions and activities. Take in the beautiful sites of the lake and the White Mountains on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Or, head out on the lake on the Mount Washington Cruise where you’ll view bridges, beaches, and lighthouses. Of course, you could always enjoy the fun of the lake with a jet ski or simply sit back and sink your toes into the sand.
1086 Weirs Boulevard, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
Summers are a great time to visit The Naswa Resort with a festival and entertainment happening nearly every week!
Owners Jim and Fannie Salta, immigrants from Lesbos, Greece, are also the founders of the Natural Spring Water Company.close
Bear Creek Mountain Resort
Provide your family with year-round fun at Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center.
Accessibility will not be an issue here, with Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., and Baltimore all being just a short drive away. Over 86 acres of slopes, trails, and terrain parks at the resort provide endless winter fun where you will spend your days slicing through fresh powder. Once the snow melts, the mountain makes way for even more outdoor activities! Seven miles of hiking trails, world-class mountain biking terrain, and a disc golf course give something for everyone in the family to do. And with outdoor pools and hot tubs, this mountain retreat might become a tradition among your family!
101 Doe Mountain Lane Lehigh Valley, PA 18062
The Spa at Bear Creek is a full-service spa that offers a variety of treatments and services.
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If you or your kids are new to skiing or riding, Bear Creek has beginner-friendly slopes and lessons available so you are comfortable maneuvering the slopes.close