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Vermont Open Studio Weekend presented by the VT Crafts Council - Memorial Day Weekend May 28-29, 2022

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.
Pool Sterling Ridge Log Cabin Resort Jeffersonville Vermont
Sterling Ridge Resort

155 Sterling Ridge Drive Jeffersonville, VT, 05464 Phone: 802-644-8265

Log cabins and fun area activities make this mountain resort a must for families

At the Sterling Ridge Resort, families love spending time together in their private log cabins as much as they love all the area’s activities. Nestled in the mountains, the log cabin resort is close to horseback riding, rock climbing, gondola rides, zip lining, golf courses and farmers markets. Go hiking on the property (or skiing and snowshoeing in the winter), learn to fly fish, take an electric bike tour or walk through a covered bridge to swimming holes and the Brewster River Park. Go on a winter sleigh ride or visit a maple sugar house in the spring. One-, two- and three-bedroom cabins, and larger houses, have wood stoves or fireplaces, covered porches, grills and fire pits – and breathtaking views. Some are dog-friendly.
Tan Pool Room - The Pointe Hotel at Castle Hill Resort - Proctorsville, VT
The Pointe Hotel at Castle Hill Resort

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

Even your most finicky family member will find attractions near this hotel irresistible

Relaxing, affordable, family-friendly: That’s The Pointe at Castle Hill Resort & Spa, the premier hotel in southern Vermont’s scenic Green Mountains. You’ll find free wifi, mini-fridges and lots of space to stretch out in the hotel’s rooms (some with bunk beds), suites and studio lodgings. There’s a heated indoor pool and hot tub, a well-equipped fitness room and enough nearby attractions to satisfy every member of your family. Here’s a short list: mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding and zip-lining. In the winter, there’s downhill skiing at Okemo Mountain, cross-country skiing, skating, snowmobiling and snowboarding. Other area attractions include welcoming farms, a nature center, the Vermont Country Store, amazing Quechee Gorge and spectacular Bridal Veils Falls.

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Outdoor Pool - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT - Photo Credit Beth Campbell
Mountain Top Resort

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

Mountain resort guarantees there is something for every family member to love on its 700 acres

Does everyone in the family have a different definition of the perfect vacation? Then you need to book a lodge suite – or fabulous guest house (everyone has their own room!) – at the Mountain Top Resort. Activities include swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing in the 740-acre lake; playing tennis, disc golf or sand volleyball; in the winter, skiing, snowshoeing, skating or sledding; horseback riding and riding in horse-drawn sleighs; and just plain relaxing on a lawn, in a garden or under a birch tree. There’s an on-site spa, a restaurant with water views and a friendly tavern. Ask for picnic lunches and take the family hiking on 40 miles of trails or just chill out together in the pool.
Family Biking - Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa - Stowe, VT
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

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

Activities and lively atmosphere are resort’s main attractions for families

Your family really can “do it all” at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, whether that means hiking or skiing on the property’s groomed trails, swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools or touring the Ben & Jerry’s factory right down the road. The family owned and operated resort on over 50 acres has two Har-Tru tennis courts, racquetball and squash courts, lawn games and family and children’s activities. It’s close to swimming holes and kayaking in the summer and downhill skiing, skating and sleigh rides in the winter. Tour a maple sugar house in the spring; shop the Stowe boutiques for early holiday gifts in the vibrant fall. Accommodations are spacious, and Charlie Bs’ Pub and Restaurant has a great kid’s menu.
Vermont Open Studio Weekend presented by the VT Crafts Council - Memorial Day Weekend May 28-29, 2022
Lakeside Tent Dining - Basin Harbor - Vergennes, VT
Basin Harbor

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

Resort on Lake Champlain a family favorite for its activities, central location

It’s no wonder families return every year to their cottage at the Basin Harbor resort on breathtaking Lake Champlain: There is so much to do! Play tennis, basketball, soccer, lawn games or pickleball right on the resort property. Go tubing or water-skiing. Take out a paddleboard or sailboat, go swimming in the lake or heated pool or grab a pole and go fishing off the dock. A kid’s camp with day and evening activities for ages 3 to 17 means adults can grab a massage, a yoga class or just relax by the lake. Nearby: great hiking, biking, kayaking, scenic cruises, farmers’ markets and fun shopping. Dining is casual, relying on fresh local ingredients. Please review our COVID policies before placing your reservation.
Family Size Cabin - Your Place in Vermont - Okemo Valley
Okemo Valley - Your Place in Vermont

Valley’s comfortable family lodging options include resorts, hotels, country inns

When families travel, where they stay is as important as what they do. In the Okemo Valley, the four-season destination in south central Vermont, families have lots of lodging options. There are exciting mountain resorts with indoor and outdoor pools, spas and spacious family suites. There are comfortable hotels with game rooms, full kitchens, and rooms with queen bed-bunk bed combinations. And there are quiet country inns where you can go boating on a lake and dine on-site, family-style. As for activities, you name it, the valley has it, from spectacular alpine and nordic skiing in the winter to kayaking in the spring, zip lining in the summer, hiking in the fall – and shopping all year long.
Family Firepit Time - Green Mountain Inn - Stowe VT
Green Mountain Inn

18 South Main Street Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-7301 Toll-Free: 800-253-7302

Time for a family getaway? Check into this fun, full-service mountain resort

Pack up the kids (and, in the winter, your skis) and head for the hills of Vermont. At the friendly Green Mountain Inn, families have space to stretch out in luxury rooms, suites or apartments. Or, ask about a Depot Street townhouse, with all the comforts of home plus access to a year-round outdoor pool and fire pits. The inn has a kid-friendly game room, a breakfast place with hearty morning meals and a comfy restaurant with an extensive children’s menu. Hiking, biking, sleigh-riding, skating, downhill and cross-country skiing, toboganning, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, ice-climbing: The list of activities practically at your doorstep is almost endless. Lots of fun shopping and restaurants, too, to make for a perfect family vacation.
Children on Swing - Liberty Hill Farm Inn - Rochester, VT
Liberty Hill Farm & Inn

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

Families have been falling in love with this gracious farm inn for decades

It’s impossible to imagine families not falling in love with the Liberty Hill Farm & Inn, where guests have been enjoying the everyday adventures of the farm life since 1984. The inn’s Greek Revival-style main house goes back to 1825 and features cozy rooms and plenty of private nooks. But it’s the barn that’s the big draw: Kids can help milk a cow, bottle-feed a calf, explore the hay loft or cuddle with kittens. Outside, there are berries to pick, meadows to romp in, trails to hike. (And, yes, there’s also wifi.) There’s nearby fishing, swimming, biking and museum-going. Meals are casual, served family style, bountiful and oh so delicious. Gather together in the evening on the farm porch to watch the stars come out.
New Aerial View - Manchester View - Manchester Center, VT
Manchester View

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

Spaces to relax, places to go: Let this inn be your family-friendly vacation headquarters

Family vacations require two things: Space to stretch out and relax and access to great activities. The Manchester View, nestled between the Green and Taconic Mountains, has both. Rooms and suites are comfortable and cozy, with fireplaces, spa tubs and private decks and patios. A heated seasonal outdoor pool, free wifi, room refrigerators and continental breakfasts are among its many family-friendly amenities. As for activities, they range from alpine and cross-country skiing, tubing and snowshoeing in the winter to ziplining, boating, fishing, swimming, golf and tennis in the summer. Come up for spectacular foliage and farm visits in the fall, and hiking and biking in the spring. And the dining and shopping (from major-brand outlets to country stores) are first-rate year-round.
Girl Asleep on Dad - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

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

No such thing as ‘I’m bored’ at this resort, with activities and amenities designed for families

Here’s a guarantee they have made for generations at the Lake Morey Resort: You will never hear a member of your family say “There’s nothing to do” or “I’m bored.” There’s kayaking and water skiing in the summer, golfing in the fall, skating and skiing in the winter and hiking and biking in the spring. Indoors, there’s a movie theater, heated indoor pool, classic bingo games and a ping-pong table. You can curate a vacation as unique as your family, to include structured programs for the kids, marshmallow roasts and pontoon boat rides. Families love the resort’s casual-dining restaurant, serving three farm-fresh meals a day. Stay in one of the resort’s luxurious private cottages or in a multiple-room suite.