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OUR EIGHT FAVORITE RESORTS
We did all the research for you: These spots have delicious food,
comfortable lodging and awesome activities—at affordable prices!
LAKE TOXAWAY, NORTH CAROLINA
The Tyler Place
HIGHGATE SPRINGS, VERMONT
SOMES BAR, CALIFORNIA
PORT S T. LUCIE, FLORIDA
Here, you’ll live like a pioneer
(tending to farm animals, pressing
apples for cider), but you won’t feel
stuck in the 1800s, thanks to the zip
line that glides through the treetops.
sample meal Fresh mountain trout,
zucchini casserole, mashed potatoes,
homemade bread and pecan pie.
the deal Adults, $177 per night;
children ages 10 to 15, $117, 6 to 9,
$97, 3 to 5, $30, under 3, free; the
seventh night is free; three meals and
all activities included.
This place is like a giant, 165-acre
summer camp. Your family can
catch fish on Lake Champlain, go on
birding expeditions with naturalists
and climb a rock wall.
sample meal Pesto pea soup,
pan-seared duck breast and triple
the deal Adults from $101 per night;
children from $84 per night; meals,
sports, yoga, individual bicycles
and supervised children’s activities
Marble Mountain combines
traditional dude-ranch activities
with white-water rafting, fishing
and clay-pigeon shooting. Guests
have access to a pool and hot tubs.
sample meal Herb-crusted tri tip,
zucchini frittata and chocolate soufflé.
the deal Based on a five-night stay
June through August: adults, $270 per
night; children ages 5 to 13, $250, 3 to
4, $135, 2 and under, free (receive a
10 percent discount all other months);
meals and activities included.
These folks invented the all-inclusive vacation, and this is
their newest resort, opened in
December. Golf buffs: Because this
resort is near a number of courses,
there’s an on-site golf concierge.
sample meal The buffet may include
ceviche, sushi, pizza, a cheese platter,
white chocolate bread and an ice
the deal $220 per person per night;
all meals and on-site activities
Couples Sans Souci
OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA
Talk about romance: Included in the
price is a trip to stunning Dunn's
River Falls. If you don’t want to get
out of bed, just order (free!) room
sample meal Smoked local marlin,
pink peppercorn rack of lamb and
coconut-apple bread pudding.
the deal From $318 per night for two
people with a three-night minimum;
all meals, alcohol, activities, off-site
tours, golf and spa treatments
included; no tipping allowed.
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GEORGIA
The hotel is surrounded by live
oaks, Spanish moss and (wait for
it) wild horses. You can walk along
the deserted 20-mile beach and
enjoy candlelit meals in the hotel’s
charming dining room.
sample menu Asparagus-and-pancetta soup, pan-seared sea
scallops and strawberry-rhubarb pie.
the deal From $395 per night for
two people; meals, activities and ferry
rides to and from the island included.
Resort & Spa
S T. GEORGE, UTAH
The modern-looking resort has
a new-age bent, with a life coach
on staff, Reiki therapy, tai chi
instruction and an emotional-fitness workshop.
sample meal Scallops with linguine,
fire-grilled vegetables, and quinoa
the deal From $300 per night for
solo vacationers; lodging, three daily
meals and tai chi included.
NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK
Bring friends to this 142-year-
old Victorian-style hotel and run
rampant among its 267 rooms, rose
gardens and trails.
sample meal Crawfish bisque,
gnocchi with wild mushrooms, and
earl grey panna cotta.
the deal From $270 per person per
night; three meals daily, afternoon tea
and most activites included.