Best Family Friendly Resorts and Retreats

Bundle up the kids, tune up your bicycles, hire a pet sitter, and book a vacation for the entire family at these family friendly resorts and retreats. You can take the “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.

These family-favorite hotels 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.   Some of the spas have services for the young ones, too!

Here are our picks for Family Friendly Resorts and Retreats:

Mountain Harbor Resort, Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

Mountain_Harbor"Mountain Harbor Resort and Turtle Cove Spa offers an ideal location from which to take advantage of a truly impressive array of outdoor activities, which will entertain every member of the family.    Sports enthusiasts, spa enthusiasts, nature enthusiasts, and water enthusiasts will all be accommodated. I’d easily describe this as one of the best family friendly spa and lake vacation destinations in the United States.” — K.M., SpaIndex     More

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa, Anaheim, California

Disney Grand Californian Hotel® & SpaThis stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance.    With its world-class Mandara Spa, an impressive array of amenities and impeccable Disney service, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa defines grandeur in every way.   And for the family? Guests of the hotel visiting the Disneyland park have a special entrance. With your room stay and a valid park admission, families take advantage of a convenient and direct entrance to Disney California Adventure Park.   More

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

Dunton Hot SpringsNeither the impossible beauty of the drive beside the West Fork of the Dolores River, the road perched above haunting beaver ponds nor the dancing light through the aspen groves prepares you for the first sight of Dunton Hot Springs.    A Ghost Town lovingly restored, honestly weathered, nestling beneath the glistening snow fields of the San Juan peaks.   Adults, Families, Teens and Kids love the the Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mineral Springs, Tee Pees, and Picnics.   Recognized by Denver Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Spas in Colorado”.    More

C Lazy U Guest Ranch, Colorado

C Lazy U RanchSince 1919 The C Lazy U luxury guest ranch has been celebrated around the world for its rich history, 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.   More

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Maui

camp hyatt mauiSay aloha (hello) to the greatest Maui family vacation your keiki (kids) will ever have on their Maui vacation.  The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa offers Camp Hyatt, which offers fun and interactive programs for your child to explore the flora, fauna, culture and geography of Hawaii.  The resort intermingles games and activities with learning experiences, and fill their days with interesting projects and adventures to share with new friends. Some days include Hawaiian cultural themes such as beautiful lei making, hula lessons and much more.  On other days, the kids will build sandcastles to the sky, explore Maui wildlife, or fish on the banks of the Hyatt stream.   The Hyatt's fabulous kid's activity center features the 3,000-square foot Keiki Lagoon surrounded by sand and a 25-foot slide. At 18-inches deep with a sandy shore, lava rocks and mist, Keiki Lagoon is an ocean-like playground your kids will adore. A sand covered island sits at the center of the pool, amidst leaping water fountains that spout up to 10 feet high and tide pools.   More

Sebasco Harbor Resort & Spa, Maine

Sebasco Harbor Resort

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.    More

Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Massachusetts

Cape Codder Indoor Wave PoolOne of Cape Cod’s most acclaimed full service resorts, the Cape Codder, is centrally located in the heart of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.   Rolling sand dunes, endless scenic roads, historic attractions, and whale watches.  Everything a family on vacation could desire -- comfortable rooms and fireplace suites, all with in-room movies, Nintendo and internet access; two award-winning restaurants with weekend entertainment; beautifully manicured courtyard with beach-like area, volleyball and seasonal bonfires with entertainment; exciting Indoor Wave Pool with 2’ waves, 80’ waterslides, dancing fountains, 24-person Jacuzzi, saunas and a start-of-the-art fitness center. More

John Carver Inn & Spa, Plymouth, Massachusetts

John Carver InnLocated in the heart of Historic Plymouth, the John Carver Inn & Spa is just a short walk to all attractions, shopping and the breathtaking waterfront.   The exclusive Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool is fun for all with a water slide, waterfalls, soothing Jacuzzi set amidst a replica of Plymouth Rock, lap lanes and fitness room. Kids love our Magic Shows, Reptile and Animal Lectures and Presentations.    The Beach Plum Spa and Med-Spa offers a diversity of services. The elegant, serene atmosphere and accomplished beauty professionals together offer a world-class spa experience.   More

Mission Point Resort, Michigan

Mission Point Resort & Spa - Family RecreationMission 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.   More

Big Cedar Lodge, Branson, Missouri

Big Cedar FamilyBig Cedar Lodge 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.  More

Mountain View Grand, New Hampshire

Mountain View Grand CampfireGive children the gift of nature and endless fun in the Great North Woods at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa.    The trained Mountaineering Club counselors host interactive activities for youngsters ages 4 through 12, while parents can enjoy some play time of their own.  Children enjoy arts and crafts while exploring nature in the White Mountains Region, play croquet and wiffle ball, have sack races, and cannonball contests in the outdoor pool.  Evening brings dinner campfires. Don’t miss a visit to the Mountain View Farm for hands-on experience with farm animals and critters.   More

Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa, Warm Springs, Oregon

Kah-Nee-Ta RidingKah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa offers a variety of family-friendly accommodations such as rooms with balconies, teepees and even a full-service RV Park.   Take in the incredible landscape on a scenic horseback ride, or from the fairway on our 18-hole championship golf course.   Enjoy an adults day in our luxurious full-service spa, or join the kids barreling down a water slide into our hot springs-fed, double-Olympic sized pool.   More

Hotel Galvez & Spa, Galveston, Texas

Hotel Galvez & Spa, Galveston, Texas

Since it first welcomed guests in 1911, the Hotel Galvez and Spa has enjoyed a spectacular beachfront setting on the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston.    The hotel is just a bicycle ride away from the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Bishop’s Palace, and 32 miles of beaches.  Borrow a bicycle and helmet from our staff and set out on your tour of Galveston.  The Hotel also offers cruise guests a terrific park and sail program.  Reserve a night before your cruise, and your family will be shuttled to and from your Port of Galveston cruise, and your car will be valet parked while you are at sea.    More

Dream Castle Hotel & Spa, Paris

Dream Castle Hotel ParisA stay at the 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 seizes on elements from French history, close to Disneyland® Paris.  

Travellers appreciate the hotel for its quiet yet convenient and easily accessible location, just half an hour from the centre of Paris.  

Families with children love the proximity to Disneyland® Paris, the outdoor playgrounds and the play areas inside the hotel. Don't miss the full size carousel in the hotel's lobby! 


Woolley Grange Resort, Wiltshire, UK

Woolley GrangeThe 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.   More


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