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Vermont hotels, inns, resorts offer family-friendly and kid-friendly stay

Vermont's hotels, motels, inns, and resorts strive to be family and kid friendly, welcoming parents and children with a relaxed atmosphere and, in some places, lots of planned activities for the kids. Some VT family friendly lodgings have kids camps, with swimming, arts, field trips, and cookouts. Some offer day care, playgrounds, and kids night out activities. And any vacation spot in Vermont is, of course, surrounded by world-class skiing, golf, hiking, biking, swimming, sightseeing, and just plain relaxing, for adults and children.

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2311 Toll-Free: 800-622-4000

Fun stuff for all ages, in and out-of-doors

You'll find scores of fun activities for all ages at Basin Harbor Club on Vermont's Lake Champlain. Splash in our pool, or on the beach, where you'll find a floating water trampoline. Explore the lake by kayak or sunfish or with a narrated boat cruise. We offer tennis lessons for all ages. Or rent bicycles (we have adult and children's) and pedal Vermont's back roads. Our kids camp offers arts and crafts, badminton, basketball, golf, fishing, hiking and capture the flag. Teens can enjoy field games, Wii tournaments, dance parties, mocktail hours and an opportunity to plan their own agendas. We can arrange babysitting, too. Stay in one of our family cottages, with space for everyone.

1746 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-7355 Toll-Free: 800-253-2232

Family and pet friendly lodgings with all the activities and amenities

Set in an ideal location right in the heart of Stowe Vermont, this renowned resort and spa offers the ultimate family vacation experience. This activity filled getaway features relaxed and comfortable guestrooms, spacious suites, and townhomes ideal for the whole family. You’ll enjoy the fully-equipped sports club, a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, an award-winning, yet casual onsite restaurant, and more than enough year round fun to keep the whole family active and smiling. Access the best skiing and riding in the East with a free and easy trolley ride to Stowe Mountain. Children under 12 stay for free with parents. Pets are welcome and will have their own dog friendly accommodations, including Stoweflake's extensive dog trails on 60 acres of wide-open space.

703 US Route 5 South St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone: 802-748-1500 Toll-Free: 866-489-7902

Bring your family for a blast in the mountains

For a vigorous, outdoor vacation in Vermont’s majestic mountains, you could not find a better place to settle in than Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke Mountain. This non-smoking kid-friendly lodging offers so much to do in all four seasons in Vermont’s historic Northeast Kingdom. In winter, four ski areas - Jay Peak, Burke Mountain, Cannon Mountain, Bretton Woods – provide plenty of powder for family skiing and snowboarding. In the warm seasons, northern Vermont is famous for its enthusiastic "Kingdom Trails” mountain biking community, not to mention hiking, water sports, and more. Fall foliage is magnificent. The Inn offers plenty of onsite fun and resources: indoor pool, video arcade with pinball, a pool table, and an air hockey table, sun deck, fitness room, laundry, and gift shop.

4216 Route 11 Peru, VT, 05152 Phone: 802-824-6941 Toll-Free: 800-722-2159

Southern Vermont’s Family Friendly Hotel

The Lodge at Bromley is the ideal spot for a family ski vacation! Located right next to the ski slopes, our freshly renovated hotel provides convenience and modern comforts, in and out-of-doors. Family rooms are available in a variety of sizes and bed arrangements, to make sure everyone is comfortable. And of course, plenty of activities for you and the kids to do besides skiing - from the game room to outdoors sports in any season. Historic Manchester Village is also ten minutes away, featuring shops, restaurants and attractions for all ages. Group rates also are available for large families and reunions - please call for additional information.

77 High Meadow Way Manchester Center, VT, 05255 Phone: 802-362-2739 Toll-Free: 800-548-4141

Bring the family - there are activities for all ages and all seasons.

The Manchester View sits high up on a hill off historic Route 7A just two miles south of Dorset in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont and minutes from some of Vermont's best family fun. Bromley, Stratton, and Magic mountains are all close by. Stratton and Bromley offer summer as well as winter activities. At Bromley the Adventure Park offers family entertainment events, a kiddie park, water slide, miniature golf, zip line, and a brand new Aerial Adventure Park.

More Manchester Area family activities include: hiking, boating, swimming and fishing on the Battenkill, horseback riding, sleigh rides, farm visits, fairs and festivals, theatre, shopping, and historic sites. Guests of the Manchester View can use the private Manchester Country Club for Golf and Tennis as well. On-site pool and acres of lawn are ideal for family getaways, especially our Two Bedroom Suites sleeping up to 6 persons.

This fine lodging property combines the best of a classic Vermont country inn, motel or even a small hotel, with large rooms and suites, beautiful views and a very convenient location.

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

With 350 acres to explore "family fun" is always inviting at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in central Vermont. Overlooking the sparkling lake and majestic mountains, The Resort has affordable getaways year-round for families to swim, kayak, horseback ride, hike, cross country ski & snowshoe, ice skate, go dog sledding, take a sleigh ride or "swoosh" down the old-fashioned sledding hill (sleds provided). Our Children's Summer Horsemanship Camp is popular with our young guests. It is a fun learning experience and an unforgettable part of their summer vacation. We feature a kids menu with favorites like mac & cheese, pizza, hot dogs and P&J.

Junction of Routes 103 and 131 Proctorsville, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-226-7361 Toll-Free: 888-764-6836

Resort is luxurious ground central for family vacation

You will never find a prettier place from which to launch your family vacation than the Castle Hill Resort and Spa. Nestled in the Green Mountains, five minutes from ski trails at Okemo Mountain, the luxury resort features resort homes perfect for families of all sizes, with breathtaking views and state-of-the-art amenities. In ski season, we’ll take you and the kids to the slopes – or hop aboard the Santa Express during the Overture to Christmas festival. In the spring, visit a maple syrup farm. In autumn, check out nearby nature centers, museums and Quechee Gorge. In the summer, go hiking, take in a free concert or just enjoy the outdoor heated pool and tennis courts and the resort’s warm hospitality.

458 Hill Farm Road Arlington, VT, 05250 Phone: 802-375-2269

There’s Plenty for Kids to Do Here, Year-Round

This Inn, surrounded by Vermont countryside, will tire out the liveliest kids in your family brood – guaranteed. Adults and parents might be enamored of the Inn’s luxurious beds, bathrooms, pub, and fire pit, but those kids need more room – which is available in the detached Farm House – and more action. In winter, nearby Bromley Mountains offers skiing and other snow sports. The warm seasons bring plenty of places to hike – including trails on the Inn property – and bicycle and swim, including our new pool. Pick-Your-Own orchards welcome families in fall, also a fine time to climb Mount Equinox. At the Inn property, kids and families can enjoy the game room with a pool table or visits to the friendly farm animals at the barn.

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Driving with the family was never so much fun

This wouldn’t be a family resort without special things for moms, dads and children to take part in and enjoy. Lake Morey Resort has it all. Golf, swimming, boating, tennis, hiking and more, and all-weather activities like on-site movie theater, indoor pool and fitness center, ping pong, billiards and board games galore. Organized daily recreational activities for the whole family. As families grow and things change, it is nice to have the opportunity to reconnect, share stories and make new memories. The Lake Morey Resort offers an unparalleled family experience.

818 Charlestown Road Springfield, VT, 05156 Phone: 802-885-4516

Explore Vermont with your kids

The place to stay when exploring Vermont with your kids is the Holiday Inn Express Springfield. They'll love splashing in our oversized, heated, indoor, saltwater pool. And they'll be challenging you in our game room, which includes a pool table and a wide assortment of video games. Fill them up every morning at our hot breakfast bar, which includes bacon, eggs, cereal, pancakes, sticky cinnamon buns, and 100-percent-Arabica-bean coffee. And there's so much to do here, you'll never hear anyone say "I'm bored." We're just a short drive from Bromley Mountain and Okemo resorts, so if it's snowing, bring skis. Another fun activity is the Green Mountain Railroad, and antique train that travels through the hills. Or head to the Vermont Country Store and it's enormous candy counter.

Junction of Routes 103 and 131 Proctorsville, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-226-7361 Toll-Free: 888-764-6836

Family-size rooms to make your mountain vacation fun for all

Whether it’s the two of you and your toddler or all the cousins, too, The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort and Spa, nestled in the gorgeous Green Mountains, has the perfect size accommodation and fun-things-to-do list for your family. From your extra-large family room (with sleeper sofas or bunk beds) or your suite with full kitchen, living room and gas fireplace, you can plan your days skiing or snowboarding at Okemo Mountain in the winter; fishing and kayaking in the summer; horseback-riding in the fall; and mountain-biking and hiking in the spring. Or hang out inside in the pool, fitness center or game room. In ski season, there’s family-friendly breakfast at Sweet Brier Restaurant.

511 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-4811 Toll-Free: 866-970-0786

No one ever says "I'm bored" at Golden Eagle Resort

Your kids will never forget a vacation at Golden Eagle Resort in Stowe, Vermont. We've got two heated pools, one indoor and one outdoor. You can fish in two stocked ponds. And hiking the surrounding nature trails is always an adventure. You might spy deer, ducks, great blue herons, or even a wandering moose. There's plenty to do in the area, too. Ride the Stowe Mountain gondola to the summit. Tour the Ben & Jerry's Factory, and enjoy samples at the end. Ramble around Stowe, which is full of great restaurants and unique shops. Rest on plush bedding with crisp linens, in rooms equipped with wifi and cable TV. Some rooms also feature jetted tubs, kitchenettes, and private balconies. Wake to breakfast at our Colonial Cafe.

at Tyson, on Route 100, 2 Dublin Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-8602 Toll-Free: 800-356-6844

Bring the family and get away in historic style.

This family retreat in the heart of the Green Mountains is just 5 miles from Okemo in activity-filled central Vermont - perfect for leaf peeping, hiking, biking, skiing, sleigh rides, and much more. One of only six authentic Vermont country inns functioning today that was originally built as an Inn and still operating year round, it features enough space to spread out including 23 rooms (some pet friendly upon request), others with private Jacuzzi and fireplace, a family suite, 7 condos, with breakfast included in most rates. There’s a pool table and an outdoor pool and hot tub. Walk the parks and trails, bring your tennis racket, paddle placidly on Echo Lake, or just find the front porch and chill.

485 Hotel Road Brownsville, VT, 05037 Phone: 802-484-7711 Toll-Free: 866-591-0448

More than a place to stay. A place to play!

Families at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Mount Ascutney Resort enjoy spacious villa-style accommodations, most featuring two floors and stairs, fully equipped kitchens and fireplaces in the living area, free Wi-Fi and parking. Families also enjoy an onsite restaurant with farm-to-table dining, fully equipped fitness center, an indoor and outdoor pool, game room, racquetball, tennis, family activities and much more!

Pack a picnic and head out to explore nature, rope toe skiing, hiking/biking trails on Mt. Ascutney. Back at the resort enjoy the playground, a game of volleyball, billiards, foosball, or the movie theatre.

401 Western Avenue St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone: 802-748-5666 Toll-Free: 866-359-8204

Wear out your kids on a getaway of outdoor play in the Northeast Kingdom

National Geographic has named St. Johnsbury the Best Small Town For Adventure, for if you have adventurous kids, bring them for a stay at Fairbanks Inn and the mountain activities all around the Northeast Kingdom. In winter, you will find snow sports at Burk and Jay Peak; other times of the year bring mountain biking and walking. Quieter kids will love visits to Dog Mountain (the Inn welcomes the family dog along with your kids), as well as the Maple Museum and the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. The Inn offers rooms with in-room microwaves and refrigerators and suites with kitchenettes, so you can save a bit of cash on some meals, along with a heated outdoor pool for lazier fun close to your base camp.

175 Tyler Place Highgate Springs, VT, 05460 Phone: 802-868-4000

Six generations of family – plus yours

Presenting the all inclusive family vacation. 165 acres on a private lakeshore in northern Vermont. 70 cozy family cottages and suites tucked in nature’s spaces featuring separate parents' bedrooms and 1-4 bedrooms for children or extended family, almost all with living rooms, screened porches, kitchenette or in-room microwaves and fridge. A rambling, country Inn offers a separate sleeping wing with 12 family suites and studios. Three healthy meals served each day with Vermont’s own local food and specialties atop the menu. The Fireplace Lounge and Bar provides relaxation, food, drink and entertainment for Mom and Dad while the wildly imaginative children's programs, great recreational facilities and sports equipment make for endless kids fun and every kind of family activity. A magnificent destination to please every age and vacation inclination.

155 Sterling Ridge Drive Jeffersonville, VT, 05464 Phone: 802-644-8265 Toll-Free: 800-347-8266

Families and log cabins are made for each other

In a beautiful rural setting astride Mount Mansfield and Smugglers’ Notch is this family friendly resort offering log cabin rentals with breath taking views, kitchen, living area with wood stove, flat screen TV with cable and Wi-Fi. Relax together on the covered porch with an outdoor fire pit to roast gooey S’mores, a charcoal grill and picnic table. In summer, walk our many wooded trails, fish in our ponds or take a dip in our heated swimming pool. Winter time brings snowshoeing, hiking and sledding right outside your cabin door. The surrounding area offers endless year round activity and family fun from paddling along the Lamoille River, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, horse drawn sleigh rides and much more.

511 Liberty Hill Road Rochester, VT, 05767 Phone: 802-767-3926

Perfecting the family vacation for 25 years.

Yankee Magazine loves this place, calls it the “Best in New England,” and the Kennett’s, Vermont “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2013-14. This celebrated farm home is the perfect respite for the whole family with common areas, rocking chairs and great home style cooking and hospitality. You’ll experience a real farm vacation complete with a beautiful red barn, a herd dairy cows, and the obligatory barn kittens. Seven guest bedrooms and four shared baths make it just large enough with breakfast and dinner served with local charm (and lots of maple syrup) at the family table. Swim or fish in the White River, hike or snowshoe in the woods, and enjoy the natural beauty of central Vermont that will change the way your family ever thinks about vacations again.

1 US Route 4 East Rutland, VT, 05701 Phone: 802-773-3200 Toll-Free: 866-229-6188

A perfect Green Mountain setting for a perfect family getaway

Stay at the gateway to Killington and central Vermont for family fun near legendary ski areas. This name brand hotel provides a range of rooms, from the standard single & double-bed room to our 1-bedroom suites which offers more space and luxury with a full-sized living room, dining room and kitchen combination. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. You’ll find a seasonal outdoor heated pool, tennis courts and a fitness room. Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily and Green Mountain coffee is always available. The hotel is 100% smoke free with in-room and in-hotel ADA accessible features. Enjoy the lowest price guarantee in a rural yet convenient location.