Vermont is a vacation paradise with snow covered mountains in the winter, rolling green hills dotted with classic red barns in the summer, and vibrant colored forests in the fall. The best Vermont family resorts showcase Vermont’s best activities, and a family vacation to Vermont is perfect for getting back to nature and relaxing. There are so many ways to make your family vacation in Vermont work for your family. You can camp, book a house through VRBO or AirBNB or you can stay at one of the best family resorts in Vermont.
From the best Vermont ski resorts for families to the best Vermont lakefront vacation rentals read below for 10 ideas on great places to stay in Vermont.
Best Vermont Family Resorts
So what makes a great family resort in Vermont? The answer is of course a little different for every family, but the best Vermont resorts for families include comfortable rooms, age appropriate fun activities, and a family oriented vibe. A great family resort is also fun for adults. We’ve included a range of price options.
Book one of the resorts below for an amazing Vermont family vacation.
Vermont Ski Resorts for Families
One of the best things about Vermont’s Ski Resorts is that they also make amazing resorts during the summer months. It’s definitely worth considering taking advantage of one of these family resorts even during the off season. See suggestions below on the best Vermont Family Resorts for skiing.
Jay Peak Resort is an amazing ski mountain and since it’s located in the Northeast Kingdom, it typically gets over 350 inches of snow each year. The mountain has tremendous tree skiing and plenty of options for every ski level. Once you’re off the slopes, there is plenty of fun in the resort for kids, including an indoor water park, ice arena, nordic skiing, fat tire biking, a movie theatre, arcade, and indoor climbing wall.
After a busy day, grab a bite at one of the many restaurants like the Foundry Pub and Grill or Bullwheel Bar.
If you’re visiting in the summer, you can enjoy the arial tram, golf, hiking and more all while enjoying the activities right at the resort.
Located right on Stowe Mountain for easy ski in and ski out, the Lodge at Spring Peak is in the heart of this quintessential New England town. This town is chock full of charm and in addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, you will find countless outdoor activities and nearby restaurants and an onsite pool.
Stowe Mountain has well over 100 trails and 13 lifts with excellent skiing and the highest skiing in Vermont.
The Austrian inspired Trapp Family Lodge is a year round Vermont family resort on 2,400 acres. With year round activities including hiking, biking, sleigh rides and more there is something all year round for everyone, making this an excellent choice for a Stowe Vermont family vacation. Located near the Stowe Mountain Ski Resort, you also have excellent options for getting out on the mountain to ski and snowboard in the winter.
Check out the many restaurants here and you will find something for everyone.
Okemo is a great place to land for your Vermont Family vacation. The ski mountain offers excellent beginner terrain and since Okemo is easy to get to, from Boston and New York, this is a popular New England family ski resort. You can also try out tubing and skating in the winter. If you’re visiting in the summer you can enjoy golf, or visit the adventure zone for zip lining and rock climbing.
Lakefront Vermont Family Resorts
If you’re visiting Vermont during the summer, your kids are going to love the chance to swim and enjoy watersports in Vermont’s pristine lakes. See the Best Lakefront Vermont family resorts below.
Stay in the lodge or in one of the 74 cottages on this beautiful property. Step into this traditional resort on the shores on Lake Champlain for family fun. The kids will especially love the large trampolines on the water and everyone will love the food. There are so many activities here which makes it feel like summer camp for the whole family. There is even a kids club which mean adults can get some time for activities while younger kids have fun of their own.
Nestled on Lake Champlain and right near the Canadian border, this is a fun and active family vacation. This is the best all inclusive resort in Vermont and has too many family activities to list. This is a great choice for active families with tennis, sailing, waterfront activities, and bikes. Kids can take part of activities throughout the day with their peers while adults enjoy their own activities. It is truly like camp for the whole family.
Other Vermont Family Resorts
Check out these Vermont family resorts for unique locations and fun activities.
For a unique stay, check out the Inn at Shelburne Farms. This educational center focuses on agriculture and sustainability, and you can stay here and enjoy the grounds and eat at their farm to table restaurant. Enjoy the grounds and soak in the culture of Vermont for a weekend at this Inn.
This Vermont family resort is located near Burlington and Lake Champlain making it easy to explore much of Vermont. There are plenty of nearby activities and the staff can help you plan your entire trip based on your own activities. They also work closely with the Catamount Outdoor Family Center and can help arrange activities and programs for your family through this center.