This Summer, All-Inclusive Travel is in. Families, couples, groups, and all sorts of leisure travelers are adopting the all-inclusive lifestyle for their vacations. Why? Why not! All-Inclusive vacations don’t just mean unlimited food and beverage poolside, no, no. All-Inclusive resorts around the country are offering guests a vacation with unlimited access to resort activities, extras, food, beverage, shows, you name it. With that in mind, here are this summer’s Top 5 All-Inclusive Vacation Resorts that you have to see to believe.
1. Skytop Lodge – Skytop, Pennsylvania
Overlooking a 5,500 Acre estate in the stunning Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge is an All-Inclusive dream come true for every brand of traveler. The property is equipped with 193 units, including deluxe cottages, ideal for romantic escapes and family vacations, as well as a charming 20 room Inn. Couple that with the peaceful serenity of the surroundings, the state of the art spa, and endless array of activities ranging from dog-sledding to guided trout fishing, and you have all of the elements for an amazing vacation.
2. Woodloch Resort – Hawley, Pennsylvania
A long-time family favorite for year round travel, Woodloch Resort has established itself as one of the premier All-Inclusive resorts in the United States. And for good reason; All-Inclusive packages at Woodloch include 3 delicious meals everyday, unlimited access to world class family activities, entertainment & amenities. A state of the art spa, championship golf course, and wide variety of unit types, this Pocono Mountain escape truly has it all. After all, they weren’t rated the #2 “Best Hotel for Families” in the US (and #6 in the world) in 2013 by Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Awards for nothing.
3. Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center – Callicoon, New York
Stunning surroundings in the heart of New York’s Catskill Mountains. Villa Roma Resort has worked its way up from a small, hotel style B&B to a modern, sophisticated, All-Inclusive resort, ideal for families and couples. A recent $27 Million renovation has given Villa Roma the facelift to run with the big boys in the way of amenities and activities. All-Inclusive packages include a wide variety of unit types to choose from, unlimited access to resort activities, as well as unlimited use of a teen lounge, arcade, fitness center, jacuzzi, sauna and so much more. Grab the kids and head for the Catskills – you won’t be disappointed.
4. Smoke Tree Ranch – Palm Springs, California
A unique blend of historic hospitality and pristine desert surroundings bring Smoke Tree Ranch into the loop on this summer’s list. Sitting on 375 stunning acres in Palm Springs, Smoke Tree Ranch is the only guest ranch in the area – and they do it the right way. All-Inclusive stays at Smoke Tree (The Full American Plan) gives you everything you need to make your trip a memorable one. Hearty breakfast, lunch & dinner are standard in the dining room, while ranch activities, including golfing, go carts and live entertainment pull together the days and nights.
5. Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake – East Gull Lake, Minnesota
Minnesota…synonymous with snowy months and bitter cold temperatures, has perhaps one of the most beautiful and temperate summer seasons in the United States, and certainly in the Midwest. For years, Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake has been a staple in family and All-Inclusive travel. Located on the pristine shores of Gull Lake, Cragun’s brings an all inclusive package to the table, rivaled by few in the area. Enjoy endless lake activities, an indoor sports center with tennis courts, hiking trails, a luxurious spa, two 18-hole championship golf courses and so much more. Minnesota isn’t looking so cold after all!