20 of the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S.

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Rowdy spring breakers and unlimited watered-down umbrella drinks might be a thing of your past, but that doesn’t mean you need to strike “all-inclusive vacations” from your bucket list. From mountain ranches to poolside oases, these all-inclusive resorts in the U.S. are bringing new meaning to the hospitality game. From family-friendly resorts to adults-only getaways, there is something for everyone. No passport required.

31 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways in the U.S.

1. The Ranch At Rock Creek (Philipsburg, MT)

  • Getting There: 1.5 hours from Missoula International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Outdoor activities, nature, mountains, family-friendly
  • Rates: Starting at $2,800 per room per night

For those in need of a break from civilization—at least the annoying parts—this secluded five-star ranch in the mountains is the perfect place to escape for all the hiking, mountain biking, wildlife or poolside time you need (by the 25,000-gallon outdoor heated pool, of course). And at night, hit up the Silver Dollar Saloon for billiards and bowling, or attend a screening in the private movie theater to recharge from all that nature.

2. Blackberry Farm (Walland, TN)

  • Getting There: 25 minutes from Knoxville Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Spa, fine dining, guided activities
  • Rates: Call to inquire

You’ll swear you stepped into a painting at this 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, but those views are 100 percent real. As are the chef, master gardener, baker, cheese maker, forager, butcher, preservationist, restaurant manager and sommelier—yep, when you’re not in your charming suite, journaling from your bed in a plush robe, you’ll be working your way through the unique “Foothills” cuisine. Foodies: Rev your appetites.

3. Dunton Hot Springs (Dunton, CO)

  • Getting There: 2 hours and 15 minutes from Durango Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Romantic, hot springs, luxury outdoors
  • Rates: Starting at $2,721 per night

Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s never a bad time to dip into a natural hot spring (especially when there’s one right outside your cabin). That’s why this resort—er, well, former ghost town—deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies is open all year round. Once an old mining town, the upscale cabins are replete with fireplaces and Wi-Fi, and the kitchens are staffed with gourmet chefs, sourcing and foraging local foods. And if you really want to splurge, you can actually rent the entire town.

4. Miraval Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

  • Getting There: 51 minutes from Tucson International Airport
  • Why we recommend it: Spa, gourmet food, wellness-focused
  • Rates: Call to inquire

If you knew what a sound bath was before they were cool, this is the place for you. Designed to inspire balance and living in the moment, Miraval will have you meditating before you even get your room key. Maybe that’s because all packages include gourmet meals, unlimited smoothies and over 120 complimentary wellness activities weekly. Oh, there are also three gorgeous, serene pools on site—not to mention the surrounding Santa Catalina Mountain views.

5. Canyon Ranch Lenox (Lenox, MA)

  • Getting There: 57 minutes from Albany International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Wellness-focused, diverse activities, unlimited access to spa
  • Rates: Call to inquire

Keeping in theme with health and wellness, this gorgeous resort located in Lenox is a haven. Their all-inclusive packages include over 35 daily adventures, workshops and presentations helmed by wellness experts. Guests also get unlimited access to the spa and fitness facilities, locker rooms, as well as classes, so if you really enjoyed one particular session, you can join in on as many as you’d like. And don’t think you’re bound to yoga and meditation all day, this resort is located near hiking trails and boasts tons of gardens on the expansive property so getting some one-on-one time with Mother Nature is not a problem. P.S. Canyon Ranch also has locations in Arizona, California and Nevada.

6. Tyler Place Family Resort (Highgate Springs, VT)

  • Getting There: 46 minutes from Burlington International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Kid-friendly, onsite babysitters, creative activities
  • Rates: Starting at $160 per day for adults; $121 per day for kids and teens

One word: babysitters. This all-inclusive resort off Lake Champlain takes family-friendly to the next level. While the hiking, crafts, sports, biking and more will keep your kids busy during the day, real, live humans will watch your children as you enjoy your nightly farm-to-table dinner (this is Vermont, after all). But best of all, it’s not just the great food you can enjoy—there are arts and crafts for adults, too. From papier-mâché and jewelry making to kiln pottery and woodworking, you can channel your inner kiddo while someone else watches yours.

7. The Clement Palo Alto

  • Getting There: 11 minutes from Palo Alto Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Great packages, romantic, lively location
  • Rates: Call to inquire

Rarely does one venue ever double as a romantic getaway or a site to watch a college football game, but the Clement Palo Alto pulls it off. Treat your S.O. to a dreamy weekend with the hotel’s anniversary or birthday packages. The former includes a lush floral arrangement, box of chocolate and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne, while the birthday package comes with a fully decorated suite, a customized birthday cake and some Champagne as well. The Clement Palo Alto is also within walking distance of Stanford University's football stadium, so if your person would love to catch a game, the hotel’s football package comes with a box lunch for two.

8. Vista Verde Guest Ranch (Clark, CO)

  • Getting There: 1 hour from Yampa Valley Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Family-friendly, luxury, season outdoor activities
  • Rates: Starting at $1,995 per person for a three-night stay

Whether you’re escaping the madness of your children or you’re bringing the entire brood along, the Vista Verde Guest Ranch has got you covered. In addition to lux accommodations, their packages also include three meals per day, guided seasonal activities on and off the ranch, kids, tween and teens’ programs, weekly yoga classes, among tons of other perks. There’s bit of a caveat, however: The ranch has an age minimum of 6-years-old.

9. Club Med Sandpiper Bay (Port St. Lucie, FL)

  • Getting There: 45 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Beach vacation, unlimited drinks, family-friendly
  • Rates: Starting at $389 per night per adult

If you and your family’s bonding method is being active, look no further than this resort. Located on the banks of the Saint Lucie River, there are dozens of water sports to partake in—from sailing to windsurfing and water-skiing—and an infinite variety of land sports including volleyball, tennis and golfing, just to name a few. If you want to take things a little slower, you can schedule a spa day for you and your gang, take a yoga class together or spend the day just lounging by the pool and sipping mojitos and other beverages. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are unlimited.

10. The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA)

  • Getting There: 21 minutes from Cherry Ridge Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Adults-only, mountainous, spa
  • Rates: Starting at $1,622 per night

City dwellers love the Poconos for their serene and woodsy vibes that bring nothing but peace and quiet and the Lodge at Woodloch won’t disappoint on that front. Located at the northernmost end of Lake Wallenpaupack, this lodge has everything one needs to completely unwind and forget about their busy life. Packages at this adults-only resort include three gourmet meals per day, stimulating workshops, creative arts, cooking and baking classes, outdoor excursions—biking, birdwatching, hiking—and full access to health and fitness amenities.

11. Skytop Lodge (Skytop, PA)

  • Getting There: 46 minutes from Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Year-round fun, family-friendly, affordable
  • Rates: Call to inquire

If there is one thing every parent knows, it’s that kids are expensive. That’s why Skytop Lodge can be a lifesaver—if you hop to it early enough. When you book a stay anytime between April 11 to April 24, 2022, your kids’ stay and breakfast are totally free. Kids are also entertained with nightly campfires and marshmallow roasts as well as hiking, biking and other activities. Just make sure you’re visiting for at least a full weekend as there is a two-night minimum stay requirement to the offer.

12. Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa (Dubois, WY)

  • Getting There: 1 hour 17 minutes from Jackson Hole Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Rustic, spa, adventurous activities
  • Rates: Starting at $670 per night for adults; $383 per night for kids

Ditch the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and tuck away in this rustic lodge hidden in Wyoming's Rocky Mountains. A package at this quiet resort includes three meals per day—featuring foods farmed locally—plus a teatime to hold you over between lunch and dinner. When it comes to activities, trust this Wyoming staple to provide all your adventurous needs. You can go hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, archery, skiing and snowshoeing under one rate.

13. Twin Farms (Barnard, VT)

  • Getting There: 90 minutes from Burlington Airpot
  • Why We Recommend It: Artsy, farm-to-table dining, luxurious
  • Rates: Call to inquire

Artsy folk will love this sprawling venue housing a sophisticated, yet eccentric private art collection within its cottages and suites. Twin Farms is the epitome of luxury, with all-inclusive packages that include Vermont house-made breakfasts, prepared-to-order lunches, picnics anywhere on the property, multi-course farm-to-table dinner served every night, as well as cocktails and canapés each evening.

14. Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz, NY)

  • Getting There: 43 minutes from New York Stewart International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Vintage aesthetic, historic, relaxing
  • Rates: Call to inquire

This longstanding resort has been welcoming guests since 1869—that’s a whopping 153 years offering solace to city-dwelling New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike. The historic estate is still thriving, offering an inclusive package featuring three meals, afternoon tea yoga, meditation, fitness classes, as well as lake and winter activities. Amateur athletes can break a sweat playing basketball, tennis or keep things nice and steady while golfing.

15. Red Mountain Resort (Ivins, UT)

  • Getting There: 30 minutes from St. George Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Adventure activities, spa, proximity to Zion
  • Rates: Call to inquire

This adventure resort allows you to enjoy Utah and all its glory. You can be as active or relaxed, social or private as you want as Red Mountain offers personal discovery as well as group activities. Embark on a guided hike (hello, Zion National Park), kayaking adventure or go rock climbing. For some R&R, treat yourself to a warm Himalayan salt stone massage, nurse any sore muscles with the Red Rock hiker’s massage and fully unwind with a calming organic facial.

16. Fair Hills Resort (Detroit Lakes, MN)

  • Getting There: 19 minutes from Detroit Lakes Becker County Airport
  • Why we recommend it: Kid-friendly, facilitated activites, family fun
  • Rates: Starting at $1,266 for seven nights for adults; $679 for kids

Simultaneously unleash your inner kid while giving your own brood some once-in-lifetime memories at this family-oriented resort. The Sports Weeks package, for example, runs from June 19 to August 26, and includes facilitated daily activities for all ages, sports lessons in water-skiing, tennis, golf, sailing and swimming, as well as full access to the resort’s amenities.

17. Henderson Park Inn (Destin, FL)

  • Getting There: 30 minutes from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Beach vacation, adults-only, scenic views
  • Rates: Call to inquire

This breathtaking inn located on the shores of the Emerald Coast welcomes guests with a complimentary bottle of wine, roses and chocolates, so you’re in treated like VIP as soon as you touch down. Since Henderson Park Inn is a bed and breakfast venue, your rate doesn’t cover dinner. However, your breakfast and lunch are included, plus you have access to community snacks and a complimentary happy hour. Guests do have access to the inn’s in-house, restaurant—Beach Walk Café—so if you don’t have to leave the premises if you don’t want to.

18. The Lodge (Little St. Simons Island, GA)

  • Getting There: 1.5 hours from Jacksonville International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Secluded, seasonal outdoor activities
  • Rates: Starting at $500 per person per night, two night minimum

Welcome to Georgia’s Golden Isles, 11,000 secluded acres of natural beauty and wonder. At The Lodge, you have the option of choosing a cozy room, entire cabin or renting the entire property. In the remote wilderness of the South, you’ll find serenity in the great outdoors. Activities like birding, fishing, hiking, and eco-safaris take you off the property to learn about the region's cultural and natural history, while day trips will have you venturing to old-grown Live Oak forests and untouched coastlines.

19. Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island, MI)

  • Getting There: 20 minute ferry ride from Mackinac City
  • Why We Recommend It: Fun themed packages cater to a variety of interests for families and couples
  • Rates: Call to inquire

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is a sight to behold, perching over the shores of Lake Huron. Pick any of the myriad packages, which cater to couples and families alike. Kids (which here means anyone 17 or younger) will love Camp Grand, aka the fanciest glamping experience you’ll ever have. It includes outdoor activities like swimming, bike rental and hiking, plus a voucher for the beloved Sadie’s Ice Cream parlor, which you can enjoy as you rock on the porch. Meanwhile, couples may appreciate the Ballroom Dance Weekend with dance classes and an evening twirling away to live music from The Grand Hotel Orchestra.

20. Castle Hot Springs (Morristown, AZ)

  • Getting There: 1.5 hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Why We Recommend It: Mineral hot springs, adults-only (16+), myriad outdoor activities
  • Rates: From $1,925 per couple per night

Castle Hot Springs was one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards winners in 2022. Come for the mineral hot springs and stay for all the activities. Relax in the spa, clear your mind with a paddle board yoga or meditation class, go on a guided hike and explore Crater Canyon, take a farm tour and try your hand at a mixology class.

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