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25 Family Friendly Spa Hotels and Resorts
Bundle up the kids, tune up your bicycles, hire a pet sitter, and book a vacation for the entire family at these family friendly spa hotels and resorts.
These family-favorite hotels each have active programs to help children and families build wonderful vacation memories while Mom and Dad get some needed R & R in the spa and wellness centers located at each of these properties.
Some of the spas have services for the young ones, too, so you can take the “kids will play while the parents relax” approach or you can visit a resort which offers a spa and wellness menu for the entire family.
Situated on 2,000 acres, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, features guestrooms, suites, townhomes and private homes. The resort’s extensive list of amenities includes special programs for the family and children, especially the farm and animal habitats, adventure center, Kidz Club, the Hardy Girls Gymnasium, a spa and salon geared especially for the children, and a grooming salon for the family dog.
What doesn’t this spectacular resort offer the family on vacation? From a stunning location to its full service spa, from its equestrian programs to its pet friendly packages and bring-your-pet events, to its culinary classes and mother-daughter yoga sessions, from its Kids Camp programs, nature walks, science experiments, astronomy demonstrations, art classes, and more — Salamander Resort offers an activity for every family, every teen, every child.
The original concept of Woolley Grange Resort was to offer parents a luxury hotel environment suitable for a family. Children have always been an integral part of Woolley and they are positively welcomed. From the Ofsted-registered Woolley Bears Den, offering child care from birth upwards, to the simplicity of having baby equipment and baby listening in all rooms, Woolley is a spa and relaxation getaway for the whole family.
Hotel Kakslauttanen provides a one of a kind opportunity to admire the northern lights and stars of the Lapp sky in the famous igloo rooms. Enjoy the Finnish sauna, plus the Santa’s Resort at Kakslauttanen make an unforgettable destination with appealing winter and summer programs, including ice and snow carving, cross country and downhill skiing, ice sledging, husky and reindeer safaris, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
The best luxury resorts know how to engage and entertain guests of all ages while assuring privacy, quiet and relaxing retreats for adults who crave solitude. The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort does this — brilliantly. Reserved for the adults only are fine dining, private beach picnics, morning yoga sessions and spa services. Families are invited to participate in water sports, world-class snorkeling and diving, a freshwater pool with water slides, jungle gym and kid friendly cafe, kids camp with nanny services, mountain biking, buddy programs for older kids, and much more.
Camp Coyote at Enchantment Resort is designed to educate and entertain Enchantment’s younger guests with activities that explore the region’s culture and natural environment. Trained counselors guide camp-goers through a host of adventures. Each day, the resort features a different theme with corresponding events. Highlights include nature walks, sculpting pottery, star gazing, scavenger hunts, Southwest-inspired cooking classes and outdoor games.
This hotel offers American Craftsman style and elegance. With its world-class Mandara Spa and impeccable Disney service, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa defines grandeur. And for the family? Guests of the hotel visiting the Disneyland park have a special entrance. With your room stay and a park admission, families have convenient and direct entrance to Disney California Adventure Park.
A stay at the Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel in Paris is an invitation to discover its magic and charm. Built in the style of a historic castle and situated in a classic French garden with a lake, the hotel is close to Disneyland® Paris and just half an hour from the centre of Paris. Families with children love the proximity to the theme park, the outdoor playgrounds and the play areas inside the hotel. Don’t miss the full size carousel in the hotel’s lobby!
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a High Sierra wonderland for children of all ages. Kids like to stay busy and at Tenaya, the staff plans activities to keep up with their enthusiasm and energy. From the resort’s climbing wall, swimming, ice skating and youth snowmobiling, Tenaya keeps young guests fully engaged and entertained while parents enjoy the spa and more adventurous outings.
Sebasco Harbor Resort offers a variety of resort activities for guests of all ages, making it an ideal family spa getaway. Whether you enjoy a day of golf, a mountain bike ride, a scenic hike, a kayak trip or a day at the spa the resort can offer you choices. Stroll the gardens, dine in one of our waterfront restaurants or curl up in front of a cozy fireplace. Activities for children include Family Golf, Campfires, Pirate Adventures, Kayaking lessons, Lobster Fishing, and more.
Chena Hot Springs resort is a one-of-a-kind family destination whether you are interested in Aurora Northern Lights viewing tours, relaxing in the hot springs, touring the Aurora Ice Museum, getting a fabulous therapeutic massage, taking dog sled or cart rides, enjoying flight-seeing tours or any of the other fabulous activities offered year-round. Chena is also home to the northern-most Greenhouse in the USA.
The Dunton Hot Springs Ghost Town is known for its luxury lodging and exquisite natural views. It has been lovingly restored, is honestly weathered while luxuriously rustic, but also boasts fine dining, camping, spa services, hot springs soaking, and so much more beneath the glistening San Juan peaks. Adults, Families, Teens and Kids love the the Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Mineral Springs, Tee Pees, and Picnics.
Zion Ponderosa Ranch is known for its adventure and wellness retreats, but it is also a family destination with a fantastic Kid’s Camp. The camp includes a variety of learning, challenging and exciting activities for ages 4-11. While parents go explore, the kid counselors will take your children through a day of themed activities. Activities include teaching about surroundings, a climbing wall, crafts, chuck wagons, and swimming in the ranch pool.
Since 1919 The C Lazy U ranch has been celebrated for its rustic elegance, legendary cuisine and signature 5-SPUR SERVICE™. There is something (and then some) for everyone who enjoys our dude ranch vacations. Kids enjoy adventure and discovery while adults do everything they want, or nothing at all. Families, Couples, Corporations and Groups all enjoy this all inclusive spa ranch as a simple and secluded spa retreat destination.
Mission Point Resort offers a true resort experience with dining options ranging from fine dining to carry out picnic baskets, a full service salon and spa, health club, tennis, bocce ball, croquet, executive putting course, a museum with historical exhibits about the Straits of Mackinac, kids activities, swimming pool, hot tubs, family games, and more. The Kids’ Club Activity Center, conveniently across from the spa, is complimentary for guests of the resort.
Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan’s home for summer fun. Dash down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster – Michigan’s only alpine slide, make a splash at the Park at Water’s Edge, kayak or tube down a sparkling river, ride a mountain bike, hike miles of trails – including the Michigan Legacy Art Park. The Edge Adventure Course is an elevated course with multiple rope challenges plus a zip line over an outdoor pool.
Mountain Harbor Resort and Turtle Cove Spa offers an ideal location on Lake Oachita, one of the clearest lakes in the United States, from which to take advantage of a truly impressive array of outdoor activities, from scuba lessons to hiking to diamond mining, which will entertain every member of the family. Sports enthusiasts, spa enthusiasts, nature enthusiasts, and water enthusiasts will all be delighted.
Big Cedar Lodge in Branson has a special place in its heart for kids! You’ll find new adventures and create memories at every corner. From hooking your first fish, to discovering a passion for culinary creations, to exploring nature, to learning about the environment and outdoor activities, kids LOVE Big Cedar Lodge. No matter if you are 2 or 15, you’ll embark on new and exciting adventures and be begging to come back every year.
Give children the gift of nature and endless fun in the Great North Woods at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. The trained Mountaineering Club has activities for youngsters ages 4-12, while parents can enjoy some play time of their own. Children enjoy arts and crafts, play croquet and wiffle ball, and have cannonball contests in the outdoor pool. The Mountain View Farm offers hands-on experience with farm animals and critters, and evening brings campfire dinners.
Hilton Waikoloa Village is one of those luxury resorts that beautifully balances activities for families vs single adults in a respectful way. There is a quiet and calm pool for adults only, plus a sandy entrance shallow pool for kids, a terrific water slide, meandering pools and waterfalls, dolphin experiences, a salt water lagoon, hula dance and lei lessons. Club Keiki counselors teaching children about Hawaiian culture, past and present.
The Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg offers a seasonal kids’ camp which is open all day while parents enjoy the spa or site-seeing, plus offers evening programs for children, and special amenities like screened babysitting; indoor and outdoor swimming pools with fountains, dive-in movies, a playground, kid-friendly cuisine, and free shuttles to Busch Gardens, Water Country, and Colonial Williamsburg.
Club Med specializes in all-inclusive sports, wellness and family vacations at destinations around the world, and Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Florida is ideally suited for families. Parents can engage in personalized fitness, wellness and spa services, while youth and teens are treated to all-season camp activities, including cultural awareness classes, music and art appreciation, culinary classes, and more.
This family-owned resort has been hosted by Tylers since 1933. The Tyler Place Family Resort is the summer vacation you can picture Garrison Keilor or Jean Shepherd writing about. It’s an all-inclusive summer camp for young and old. Youth and children are enrolled in age-appropriate activities and encouraged to explore the resort apart from the parents. Adults can explore the lake, relax while baby sitters mind the young one, enjoy the spa, take a yoga class, or join in the fun.
Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Lakeway Resort and Spa provides an exciting Kid Zone with playful activities. Parents visit the spa while kids make new friends as they enjoy bounce houses, games, toys, books, and arts & crafts. The Kid Zone also features a ping pong table, billiards, a basketball arcade, air hockey and a pinball machine. Everyone loves the three outdoor pools with water slides, waterfront restaurant and activities at the on-site Lake Travis Marina.
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