When traveling with children, it can often be difficult finding accommodation that is not only kid friendly, but also luxurious enough to guarantee that the adults will also feel pampered. From an upscale private ranch near the Yellowstone National Park, to an outdoor wonderland in Florida that promises to beat the thrills of Disneyland, these spots are all ideal for those seeking a high-end, yet child-friendly, vacation.
Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana
Yellowstone National Park is the perfect destination for a family vacation, as there is so much to see and do, from taking in the wildlife to hiking through some of the 900 miles of hiking trails that criss-cross around the park. While many families may choose to rough it when it comes to camping, this does not need to be the case, as the Lone Mountain Ranch can be found just outside of the park. This 160-acre private ranch offers a range of luxury cabins, each with their own private deck, giving families plenty of room to relax. The ranch offers guided excursions into the park, as well as plenty of other activities, from horseback riding to fishing on the high alpine lakes.
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Florida
Disneyland is always going to be one of Orlando’s biggest draws for children, but if you want to offer them an experience that is quite different, check out the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, a high-end spa resort that is set within 500 acres of the Florida Everglades. The rooms and suites, with their balconies, marble bathrooms and soaking tubs, are all exquisitely elegant, while the resort’s facilities, from their eleven restaurants to their three outdoor pools, ensure that there is plenty to do if you do not want to venture too far. The new interactive kids club is a great way to immerse your children in the great outdoors of Florida, while the kayak eco-tours, and fishing excursions, will teach them about the diversity of nature that can be found here.
Monarch Beach Resort, California
Located in Southern California, the Monarch Beach Resort has recently undergone a renovation that cost $40 million, and now boasts a truly impressive set of facilities and services. The guest rooms and suites, decorated in a soothing coastal palette, all feature private balconies and plush living areas, giving families enough room for some space of their own. This is also Miraval Spa’s first coastal location, and, in addition to the range of treatments that they offer up for adults, they also provide meditation and yoga for kids. The gorgeous private beach is another advantage to this resort, where children can enjoy a surfing lesson while parents relax on the sand and soak up the sun, perhaps with some food and drink delivered directly to their lounge chairs from the resort’s Monarch Bay Club.
Summer is the ideal time to jet off on a family vacation, and with each of these destinations situated within the country, it means that you will not have too far to travel. From the mountains of Montana to the beaches of California, each of these hotels and resorts promises a stay that both adults and children will truly love.