10 Kid-Friendly Inns To Visit

Whether you want one last hurrah this summer or you’re looking for a location for the next multi-generational family reunion this winter, make it an adventure that will be fondly remembered forever.

Family vacations and weekend getaways are perfect opportunities to reconnect and recharge. Make it fun for everyone by choosing a kid-friendly inn where adults and children can have a great time together, as well as apart. These bed and breakfasts, country inns and lakeside resorts feature age-specific activities and supervised babysitting that welcome stress-free participation from parents, children and grandchildren.


Young’uns can learn to rodeo at the all-inclusive Flathead Lake Lodge and Dude Ranch in Bigfork, Montana. For the less adventuresome, rides on the old merry-go-round at Big Grove Country Inn Bed and Breakfast in Oakland, Iowa are among inviting activities available for all ages.
Relax and savor a quiet breakfast while the children are safely occupied feeding the fish at Arbor House in Madison, Wisconsin. Listen to an outdoor concert at Bishop-Brighton Bed and Breakfast in Wyandotte, Michigan, with the kids never out of sight, climbing the playscape.
Bring the whole family to Haus Rohrbach Pension in Leavenworth, Washington, for a rowdy reunion. Take advantage of the economical Family Value Vacation Package at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior in Lutsen, Minnesota.
A variety of recreational activities are enjoyed in scenic New York state. Fish from the dock and swim with the loons at Birchwood Cottages in Chestertown; or bike along the Hudson Valley River Trails at The Red Hook Country Inn in Red Hook.
Work, school, sports and other commitments often dictate when schedules can be arranged for a family vacation. Stay at an all-season resort to best fit the needs of everyone in your family. Enjoy scenic summers and a winter wonderland at Dawson House Lodge in Chemult, Oregon. You can even bring your pets to explore the camp-themed comfort at Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse in Idyllwild, California.
A quick getaway or relaxing vacation at any one of these fun family escapes will provide lasting memories that your kids will be telling their own children someday.
–Julie Dietzel-Glair, Shirley Anitra Swagerty