Family-Friendly Destination Hotels & Resorts

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The Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont. (Photo Courtesy of  Destination Hotels & Resorts.)
The Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont. (Photo Courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)

Summer is around the corner and Destination Hotels & Resorts properties across the U.S. are offering family-friendly travel packages to help your clients get the most of their stay.

Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont, with access to Stowe Mountain Resort ski area and the village of Stowe, offers families an out-of-the-box vacation with a rustic furniture-making class, a guided family hike or snowshoe adventure, dinner at the Hourglass Lounge, and milk and cookies as a welcome. Rates start at $1,254 for two nights for a family of four. For more information, visit stowemountainlodge.com.

The pools at Lansdowne Resort. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)
The pools at Lansdowne Resort. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)

At the Lansdowne Resort in Virginia, families have the opportunity to take part in an adult version of hide-and-seek with a geocashing adventure on the hotel’s grounds. After this fun-filled activity, families can hop on the shuttle transfer to Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, home to the largest collection of aircraft and space aircraft in the world. The package also includes accommodations in adjoining rooms, and dinner at Stonewalls Tavern or Crooked Billet, the hotel’s clubhouse. Rates start at $174 per night. For more information, visit lansdowneresort.com.

The Suncadia Resort. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)
The Suncadia Resort. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)

For the adventure-seeking family visiting Washington, The Suncadia Resort’s Suncadia Family Adventure package takes families on a guided nature trail hike with views from the Manashtash Ridge, Thorpe Mountain, or they can enjoy the scenery of the Cooper Lake hike. Families will also take part in a downriver adventure with a 3-hour guided rafting expedition on the River Float Trip on the Yakima or Cle Elum rivers. Later, families can indulge in a home-style dinner at the hotel’s Portals Restaurant. Rates start at $929 with a minimum 2-night stay.

For more information, visit suncadiaresort.com.

Rooftop pool at the Embassy Row Hotel. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)
Rooftop pool at the Embassy Row Hotel. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)

Art-lovers traveling to Washington, D.C. can immerse themselves in the art scene at the Embassy Row Hotel with the Mini-Monet Family Vacation package, which gives families the opportunity to unleash their inner artists in Dupont Circle. Families start their day at The Phillips Collection, a private art gallery that features exhibitions on Rothko and Georgia O’Keefe. Then they’ll stop at ArtJamz for two hours of studio time, to take a jab at creating their own masterpiece. Families then have ample time to explore the capital with four all-day metro passes. Rates start at $361 per night.

For more information, visit embassyrowhotel.com.

La Cantera Hill Country Resort. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)
La Cantera Hill Country Resort. (Photo courtesy of Destination Hotels & Resorts.)

Families traveling to Texas can enjoy the Hidden Passages Adventure Tour when staying at La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Families will visit the Natural Bridge Caverns, where, outfitted with caving gear, each guest is lowered by rope through a 160-ft. well shaft. The 3-hour adventure will have them traveling approximately one mile, going down to 230 ft. below surface level to the Fault Room, which features one of the longest soda star formations in North America. Rates for a family of four start at $759 for one night, each additional night is $199.

For more information, visit resortlacantera.com.

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