Families love Vermont for its pastoral beauty, majestic mountains, and bucolic forests. It is a proven location for camps, summer fun, and recreation, so it should be no surprise that the Green Mountain State offers some great family friendly hotels. And whether you are up for a weekend stay or on summer vacation, just consult our handy guide, 10 best hotels and resorts for families in Vermont.
Want the resort experience but got kids? Well, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. How about a resort that has an indoor waterpark and eight swimming pools or hiking and walking around Vermont’s largest mountain. Better yet, take the Zip Line Canopy Tour and careen through the treetops and clamber over rickety bridges. Enjoy biking, dog sledding, mini golf, a skate park, geocaching, and more.
With a vertical drop of 2,153 feet, Jay Peak is the eighth largest in New England and the fifth largest in Vermont. And the resort at its base offers an indoor water park with four fun water slides, a lazy river, and a surfing pool. Plus, there is plenty of skiing, a golf course, an indoor skating rink, disc golf, live musical events, an on-site restaurant, and accommodations include hotel suites and mountain condos.
An all-inclusive resort, featuring comfortable rooms, suites, guest houses and cottages with kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi porches and fireplaces, Tyler Place Family Resort includes all meals and loaner bikes for free. Featuring all-inclusive family vacations, free of dangling extra charges, you will find engaging children's programs for the kids.
For over a century, Basin Harbor has welcomed guests and pets to the timeless beauty of Lake Champlain. With family, private, and romantic cottages featuring fireplace rooms, you can relax inside and out. Enjoy warm sunshine and the tranquil waters of the lake. Sip your morning joe on the front porch, learn to sail, or play tennis as a family.
Established on a 33-acre nature reserve with easy access to forest bike trails, Golden Eagle Resort is a place where you can relax while communing with nature. Featuring a complimentary trolley to downtown shops and off-site dining, and, on your return, enjoy the indoor, heated pool, the sauna, a hot tub, and the fitness center. Plus, the kids will enjoy the playground area, the tennis courts, and the recreational nature trails.
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort sits on 350 acres with a lake and majestic views of the Green Mountains. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, fridges, fireplaces, and coffeemakers and some have kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. Also, there is a heated outdoor pool with a hot tub and sauna two on-site restaurants. Kids will love the private beach with free kayak and canoe rentals.
The Lake Morey Resort is less than a mile from the Connecticut River and features bright, sunny rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TV. While some have balconies, mini-fridges, and views of the golf course, the separate lake house and cottages offer kitchens, dining rooms, and washer/dryers. Kids will enjoy the on-site movie theater and outdoor activities.
Surrounded by the Green Mountains, the Killington Mountain Lodge is in proximity to a Vermont State Park and two mountains. Rooms feature private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffeemakers, and fridges, while some have decks or balconies. Breakfast is complimentary, and kids will love the game room with pinball machines and video games.
On 1,200 acres, with majestic views of the Green Mountains, Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort features one of the most peaceful environments of any resort in Vermont. Cozy mountain villas and the 50-room Inn play host to many families looking for a bit of R&R. Overlooking the Black River, you're are not far from the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, and kids will enjoy the indoor and heated outdoor pools.
This movie-themed hotel is a little over a mile from Lake Champlain, and each of the 11 rooms features movie star biographies. All rooms come with cable TVs, Wi-Fi, and fridges. There is also an on-site snack bar, playground, mini-putt, and free parking. Plus, the kids will love the free access to the drive-in theater next door.