Vermont: The Ultimate Family Vacation
Vermont offers the quintessential family vacation. Free from routine and full of fun, families will find endless opportunities for bonding, growth and adventure this summer.
Okemo Mountain Resort
“Okemo is so family friendly.” It’s a sentiment heard regularly from families visiting Okemo. The reason why is simple; Okemo is a family-run resort. The Mueller family has been operating Okemo since 1982, when their children were small. With Ethan and Erica now grown and helping to run the family business, Tim and Diane Mueller have grandchildren to chase around, so they know what a multi-generational family is looking for in a summer getaway: plenty of activities for the kids, comfortable accommodations with easy access to events, attractions, a selection of dining options, points of cultural interest and natural beauty ... and maybe even some shopping and a good ice cream stand. Okemo is a place where memories are made and traditions are fostered. It’s what the Mueller family calls “The Okemo Difference.”
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Visit America’s Family Resort nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains for nonstop family fun, adventures and new discoveries. With more to do than time allows, every member of the family will be treated to a memorable experience. Spend time with the kids doing fun activities while feeling good about being in an enriching environment. Or, give your kids the gift of full-day camp programs where they can travel around the beautiful resort grounds while making lasting new friendships. Try a new adventure like Mountain Biking, Zip Lining, or Disc Golf. Or, divide and conquer, only to come together sharing exciting tales of adventure at the dinner table in a mountainside condominium.
Mount Snow Resort
If you’re looking for fun and adventure for the whole family, Mount Snow Family Camp offers custom overnight camp options for the whole family that focuses on unplugging from devices and reconnecting with each other. Family Camp is a fully-customizable vacation experience perfect for a quick family getaway, or a long-overdue family reunion.
Bolton Valley is the perfect destination for a quiet family vacation in the mountains of Vermont. The charming slopeside neighborhood offers stunning sunset views, onsite dining and a Sports Center offering an indoor heated pool and games for the kids. Bolton Valley is also centrally located to many of Vermont’s signature attractions and activities from Burlington to Waterbury and beyond.
Bromley Mountain is located in the heart of Southern Vermont, six miles outside of Manchester, with a multitude of dining and lodging options to assure an exciting and care-free getaway for the whole family. Spend one full day experiencing Bromley’s Summer Adventure, and then check out other fun activities in the area: hiking, biking, shopping, climbing, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, and much more.
Killington Resort has fun for the entire family this summer featuring 30 miles of mountain bike terrain, 15 miles of hiking trails, a championship golf course and Adventure Center. Try one or all of the top 10 must do activities at Killington this summer.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe Mountain Resort’s Summer Adventure Center for families has it all from kid’s camp to adventures both inside and above the forest of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. It all starts in the state-of-the-art Adventure Center, where you’ll be welcomed and orientated to what activities fit best with your family. Stay together or have your own adventures at the Indoor Climbing Center, Stowe’s Treetop Adventure – including 60 natural ‘ninja warrior’ obstacles intertwined in the trees, the Stowe Zip Tour – which includes three of the longest zip spans descending from the top of Stowe’s Gondola or the Kid’s Adventure Camp for ages 3 to 14 years old.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Summer may just be Stratton Mountain’s secret season, promising an enticing menu of activities, adventure and discovery with weeklong lodging rates from $615. Follow the path that inspired both the Long and AppalachianTtrails on hikes for all levels, including ones that start with a scenic gondola ride to the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak. Peddle, paddle, golf or play tennis. Pull up a seat for Coca-Cola Movie Night under the big tent, sit slopeslide on the lawn with summer games and barbecues. Dive into a secret swimming hole, make history come alive at Hildene, the Lincoln family home, pack a picnic with Vermont cheese, jams, fresh fruit from a farmer’s market or pick your own berries and apples…everything you love about summer is right outside your door at Stratton Mountain.
Families will find everything they need at Sugarbush and the surrounding Mad River Valley. Summer camps for kids, mountain activities like mountain biking, swimming, disc golf, golf, tennis, zipline, and bungee trampoline keep the family entertained for hours. In the Valley, families can enjoy a number of outdoor dining options, as well as easy access to local favorite swimming holes and hiking trails.
Trapp Family Lodge
A Trapp Family Lodge getaway is perfect for just that – a family getaway. Bring the kids and let them discover the mountains through all the experiences they find on the property – visiting the cows, splashing in the pools, trying the Austrian cuisine, exploring the mountain biking trails or making new friends at the Mountain Kids Club. Discover it all when you stay on the A Few of Our Favorite Things package.
From July to August, families can become part of the “magic” that is the mountain playground. There are the winding uphill and downhill course for disc golf; then everyone can challenge themselves at the TimberQuest adventure park, or simply head up the mountain on the hiking trails and see nature up close and personal. There’s no doubt you’ll be hungry and thirsty after all this mountain activity, and that’s where the Black Line Tavern comes to the rescue with fine food and dining both indoors and on the deck.
The Woodstock Inn and Resort
The spirit of adventure is alive and well at the Woodstock Inn and Resort, and families will find new things to do at every turn. There, you can wander miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, play golf, take fly-fishing lessons, discover birds of prey at the Falconry center, relax at the spa and outdoor pool, or work on your backhand at the Woodstock Athletic Club.