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20 Best Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States

While the Caribbean islands and Mexico are famous for their many all-inclusive resorts, there are lots of great options right in the United States. And, you won’t have to worry about the hassle and expense of passports either. From tropical resorts that offer lots of fun in the sun to guest ranches and mountain lodges, we’ve got you covered with these stress-free family-friendly all-inclusive resorts.

Tanque Verde Ranch - Tucson, Arizona Tanque Verde Ranch
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Tanque Verde Ranch - Tucson, Arizona

A top Western dude ranch for families, Tanque Verde Ranch is surrounded by soaring mountains and a cactus-filled desert bordering Saguaro National Park East. It offers the opportunity to enjoy lots of active pursuits, including hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, and then come back and relax at the spa. There’s a daily kids program, a kids day camp, and an outdoor pool to make a splash in, as well as kid-friendly outdoor pursuits such as fishing, archery, tennis, and pickleball. When it’s time to recharge, you can pick from a variety of lodging options with scenic desert and mountain views. Parents can look forward to a pampering massage or fabulous skin renewal treatment utilizing all organic ingredients at the spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Near Saguaro National Park

  • Activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking

  • A daily kids program and kids day camp

  • Rooms with mountain and desert views

Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan East end view of the Grand Mackinac Hotel
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Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan

One of the best Midwest family resorts, The Grand Hotel is the most famous hotel on Mackinac Island, a beautiful tranquil place where cars are banned, and the main form of transportation is a horse-drawn carriage. It opened its doors back in 1887 and not only boasts one of the world’s longest porches, but it has also been spotlighted in movies like the romantic 1980 film “Somewhere in Time.” Guests can enjoy the 220-foot-long swimming pool, two nine-hole golf courses, and a full schedule of children’s activities in the summer. The five-course dinner hosted in the Main Dining Room is a definite highlight and is included in the all-inclusive rates, along with a breakfast and lunch buffet.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to one fo the world’s longest porches

  • An outdoor pool and 9-hole golf course

  • A full schedule of kids activities

Tyler Place Family Resort - Swanton, Vermont Tyler Place Family Resort
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Tyler Place Family Resort - Swanton, Vermont

A top-rated resort in the U.S. for families, Tyler Place Family Resort sits across 165 acres along the shores of Lake Champlain in northwestern Vermont. Its children’s program can’t be beaten, offering something for nine age groups from babies to teens. There are lots of adult-only activities and classes too, along with mouthwatering farm-to-table meals. Plus, every guest gets a loaner bike with a choice of mountain bikes, tandems, cruisers, choppers, banana seats, and bikes for tiny tots with training wheels.

Key Amenities:

  • A kids program for all ages

  • Farm-to-table dining

  • Loaner bikes for kids

  • An outdoor pool

Sandpiper Bay Resort - Port St. Lucie, Florida Sandpiper Bay Resort
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Sandpiper Bay Resort - Port St. Lucie, Florida

One of the few Florida all-inclusive resorts and arguably the top option in the U.S. for active families, Sandpiper Bay Resort offers a bit of everything similar to properties in the Caribbean. It sits on an unspoiled stretch of beach between Miami and Orlando, overlooking the St. Lucie River, and features beautiful swimming pools and a variety of restaurants and bars for enjoying unlimited meals and drinks. Guests can also enjoy paddle boarding, sailing, tennis, golf, and basketball as well as special programs for kids and teens.

Key Amenities:

  • A beachfront property in Florida

  • Outdoor pools

  • Multiple restaurants on-site

  • Activities such as paddleboarding and sailing

Hana-Maui Resort - Hana, Hawaii Hana-Maui Resort
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Hana-Maui Resort - Hana, Hawaii

Hana-Maui Resort is the first resort on Maui to greet the rising sun, overlooking beautiful Hana Bay. One of the best all-inclusive resorts in Maui, it is one of the few that offers an inclusive package on the islands. Rates include three meals daily, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a resort credit per person per day that can be used toward spa treatments and private classes. Guests also enjoy unlimited access to a variety of programs and activities, and there are plenty of accommodation options to suit families, from family suites to cottages.

Key Amenities:

  • Overlooking Hawaii’s Hana Bay

  • Rates includes meals, snacks, and resort credit

  • Family suites and cottage accommodations

Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa - Dubois, Wyoming Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa
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Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa - Dubois, Wyoming

Located just a 45-minute drive from Grand Teton National Park, Brooks Lake Lodge & Spa offers a great base for families who want to take advantage of the region’s wealth of outdoor adventures among breathtaking scenery. In the warmer months, enjoy hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and canoeing, while winter brings opportunities for ice fishing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Meals aren’t what most all-inclusive resorts have on offer, with dinner especially impressive, featuring game, beef, poultry, and seafood, as well as appetizers and desserts. Rooms include modern amenities like Wi-Fi, while log cabins are extra cozy with special perks like clawfoot tubs. It’s easy to see why it’s one of the world’s best all-inclusive resorts for families.

Key Amenities:

  • Near Grand Teton National Park

  • Activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing

  • Gourmet dining on-site

  • Family cabins with master suites and wood-burning stoves

Chula Vista Resort - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin A family resort for your mild and wild sides
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Chula Vista Resort - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

One of the best resorts in the Wisconsin Dells, Chula Vista Resort is located in the “Water Park Capital of the World,” but it’s different than most resorts here as it offers fairly affordable all-inclusive packages, making it doable for many families on a tight budget. There are a ton of amenities, with indoor and outdoor water parks spread over 200,000 square feet, an 18-hole golf course, a mini-golf course for the kids, and a children’s activity center. Plus, parents can relax in the spa. There’s a wide range of tasty eats, from pizza and burgers to a chophouse, while rooms, suites, condos, and vacation rentals are all available, ensuring plenty of space for all.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor water parks

  • An 18-hole golf course and mini-golf course

  • A children’s activity center

  • Multiple restaurants on-site

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress - Orlando, Florida Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress - Orlando, Florida

Orlando is one of the most popular destinations for vacationing families and the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers convenient access to popular theme parks while also having a luxurious getaway with plenty to do onsite. It hosts 45 holes of golf, a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with water slides, Camp Hyatt for the kids, and multiple restaurants. The sprawling grounds include a private lake with a white sandy beach that offers water sports, while rooms feature private balconies that overlook Walt Disney World, which is right next door.

Key Amenities:

  • A lagoon-shaped pool with water slides

  • A lake and sandy beach with water sports

  • Rooms with private balconies

  • A short drive from Disney World

Vista Verde Ranch - Clark, Colorado Vista Verde Ranch
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Vista Verde Ranch - Clark, Colorado

Vista Verde Ranch is an all-inclusive dude ranch in the mountains north of Steamboat Springs that offers accommodation in either lodge rooms or private cabins. It includes all meals and beverages as well as activities ranging from river rafting and horseback riding to fly-fishing, climbing, and mountain biking. The adults can enjoy adult-only candlelight dinners while your kids get to take part in the fun “Dine and Dash,” a healthy but kid-friendly meal that’s followed by a treasure hunt, game of “Capture the Flag” or a hayride.

Key Amenities:

  • Lodge rooms and private cabins

  • Activities such as river rafting, horseback riding, and fly fishing

  • A Kids program, Tween program, and Teen program

Woodloch Pines Resort - Hawley, Pennsylvania Woodloch Pines Resort
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Woodloch Pines Resort - Hawley, Pennsylvania

Woodloch Pines is a family-focused resort that offers a wide range of activities all year round, from hiking, sailing, bumper boats, and go-karts to sledding, ice skating, and group contests. You’ll have lots of accommodation options to choose from as well, from basic motel-style rooms to private homes on the lake.  Meals and most drinks are included in the all-inclusive rates.

Key Amenities:

  • Activities such as hiking and sailing

  • Spacious lakefront homes for families

  • Meals and most drinks included in the rates

  • Nightly entertainment, including magicians, live music, and comedians

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island - St Simons Island, Georgia The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
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The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island - St Simons Island, Georgia

Take the 15-minute ferry ride down the Hampton River to this private barrier island, where you’ll land at the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island. The 11,000 intrusion-free acres of pristine natural beauty, including maritime forests and marshlands offer a secluded, worlds-away appeal that can only be enjoyed by up to 32 overnight guests at any one time. Without telephones or TVs, you’ll have the chance to reconnect with family at this top resort on the Georgia coast. There are seven miles of undisturbed, shell-strewn beaches and fun outdoor activities like fishing from the dock, swimming in the gentle surf, or bird watching – complimentary expeditions are offered for the chance to see a bald eagle or one of the other 280 species or so that soar through the skies.

Key Amenities:

  • Remote setting on St. Simons Island

  • Access to shell-filled beaches and bird-watching

  • A saltwater pool

  • Cabins with large open decks and fireplaces

Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake - South Casco, Maine Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake
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Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake - South Casco, Maine

Located in southern Maine just a short drive from Portland, Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake sits on 125 acres and has been welcoming families for over a century. The all-inclusive rates cover your accommodation, three meals a day and a wide range of activities. There are many ways to enjoy the water, including canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, water skis, wakeboards, and sailboats. The little ones will have plenty to do with camps for the kids, divided into age groups, as well as supervised evening programs that allow parents to enjoy time to themselves. Lodging can be enjoyed in cottages with fieldstone fireplaces, porches or balconies, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi.

Key Amenities:

  • A camp for kids, divided by age groups

  • Cottages with fireplaces, porches or balconies

  • Activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and wakeboarding

Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, New York Mohonk Mountain House
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Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, New York

Just 90 miles from New York City and you can enjoy a family getaway in the Catskills that includes lots of things to do indoors and out. A Victorian castle-like property on Lake Mohonk, guests enjoy swimming, hiking, workshops focused on themes like the art of chocolate and ballroom dancing, fitness and sports programs, and a kids club. This top luxury hotel in the U.S. is great in the winter too, with opportunities for ice skating, snow tubing, and snowshoeing. As it has an indoor pool, a swim is possible year-round. Three meals a day, evening entertainment, and an exceptional array of accommodations, including both rooms and cottages with private balconies and fireplaces are all part of the all-inclusive deal too.

Key Amenities:

  • Summer activities include swimming and hiking

  • Winter activities include ice skating and snow tubing

  • An indoor pool

  • Rooms and cottages with balconies and fireplaces

Camp Denali - Denali National Park, Alaska Camp Denali
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Camp Denali - Denali National Park, Alaska

Camp Denali is an all-inclusive lodge located deep within Denali National Park at Mile 89 on the park road. There may be no better way to experience the wilds of Alaska than with a stay here. A wide range of activities is included, from paddling a canoe across Wonder Lake to hikes led by natural guides. It requires a minimum three-night stay in one of 18 cabins, all of which have wood-burning stoves and wall-mounted propane lights along with Alaskan works of art. Bathing facilities are shared, but you’ll have your own private outhouse.

Key Amenities:

  • Set within Denali National Park

  • Canoeing and guided hikes

  • Cabins with wood-burning stoves

Red Horse Mountain Ranch - Harrison, Idaho Red Horse Mountain Ranch
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Red Horse Mountain Ranch - Harrison, Idaho

Red Horse Mountain Ranch is a top pick among families looking for an all-inclusive ranch vacation, with a long list of activities included like horseback riding lessons, fly fishing lessons, yoga, kayaking, biking, swimming, zipline rides, a climbing wall, archery course, and challenge course. There’s also an impressive kids program for ages three years and up. Accommodations are in classic log-style accommodation with various layouts, including options with up to four bedrooms. All have private bathrooms, spacious bedrooms, and private decks with magnificent views of the ranch.

Key Amenities:

  • An on-site kids program

  • Log cabins with up to four bedrooms

  • Horseback riding lessons, fly fishing, and kayaking

The Inn at East Hill Farm - Troy, New Hampshire The Inn at East Hill Farm
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The Inn at East Hill Farm - Troy, New Hampshire

An all-inclusive inn on a working farm in beautiful New Hampshire, families can enjoy taking part in all sorts of fun activities here, which include petting some cuddly animals like bunnies and getting to know how a farm works, including cow milking. There’s a kids’ club with activities like scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and movie nights, so parents can enjoy time to themselves, perhaps enjoy a pampering massage or taking a yoga class. There is a heated indoor pool available year-round and multiple seasonal outdoor pools along with opportunities to go horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. The restaurant serves farm-to-table fare, and accommodation ranges from basic rooms to one- to three-bedroom cottages and three- to five-bedroom homes.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor and outdoor pools + horseback riding, canoeing, & fishing

  • Working farm with opportunities to watch cow milking

  • Farm-to-table dining on-site

Alisal Ranch - Solvang, California Alisal Ranch
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Alisal Ranch - Solvang, California

Set on over 10,000 acres in the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, Alisal Ranch offers an authentic ranch experience with plenty of luxuries. Activities include the usual horseback riding along with fishing, kayaking, and swimming in the property’s private lake. Hiking, biking, golfing, and a ropes course are available, and kids age four and up can enjoy the kids’ club. There’s a spa where adults can unwind and the on-site restaurant offers delicious California cuisine. Accommodations are all Western-inspired and include various cottages that sleep anywhere from three to five, along with a home for large groups of up to 12.

Key Amenities:

  • Activities like horseback riding, fishing, swimming, kayaking, hiking

  • Kids’ club

  • Spa + restaurant serving California cuisine

Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course - Greenville, New York Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course
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Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course - Greenville, New York

Sunny Hill has been a popular resort for families for over a century. Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, it not only offers an award-winning golf course, but a long list of activities for all ages. There are outdoor pools, water sports that can be enjoyed at Lake Loree, softball games, playgrounds, wooded trails for scenic walks, a Viking obstacle course, movies under the stars, and much more. On Fridays during the summer, lake parties are hosted with kid-friendly games, delicious eats, and fireworks. Adults can look forward to some pampering at the day spa while the younger ones have a great time of their own. Accommodation options include cottages for up to three and The Lodge, welcoming as many as six guests.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor pools

  • Spa with hot stone massage and facials

  • Water sports, wooded walking trails, playgrounds & a kids’ club

Fair Hills Resort - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Fair Hills Resort
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Fair Hills Resort - Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Enjoy a budget-friendly summer camp at Pelican Lake, which draws families who return again and again, some for generations. While it’s a no-frills kind of place, it is a ton of fun for all ages. In addition to free meals in the on-site restaurant, there’s a 9-hole golf course, scavenger hunts, swimming, and other water sports on the lake, plus an outdoor pool and hot tub. All sorts of entertainment can be enjoyed, like weekly hootenannies and talent shows. Accommodation is in rustic lake cabins with one- to four bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. Some include full kitchens too.

Key Amenities:

  • A 9-hole golf course

  • An outdoor pool and hot tub

  • Lakefront cabins with up to four bedrooms

Marble Mountain Ranch - Somes Bar, California Marble Mountain Guest Ranch
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Marble Mountain Ranch - Somes Bar, California

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch lies along the banks of the Klamath River between Eureka and Yreka, California, and is surrounded by the Klamath National Forest and Marble Mountain Wilderness. Accommodation options include 10 private cottages and two luxury homes, while all guests have access to the dining lodge, a swimming pool, and a game room. All meals and activities like trail riding, fishing, and river rafting are included in the rates. It’ll be easier for families with little ones to take advantage of them as babysitting services are available too.

Key Amenities:

  • Private cottages and luxury homes

  • An on-site dining lodge

  • A swimming pool and game room

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