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Don’t be fooled by its name: Colorado’s Bachelor Gulch is well suited for families, with wide-open spaces and tons of activities. And if you stay at the Ritz-Carlton here, you’ll find enough amenities (and nannies) to ensure that parents get a vacation, too.
Family-friendly activities, attentive service, and beautiful landscapes are hallmarks of America’s Best Hotels for Families, as voted by readers in T+L’s annual World’s Best Awards survey. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a prime example.
Connecting kids to the outdoors is a priority for many parents, so it’s no surprise that America’s Best Hotels for Families includes plenty of properties in natural settings. But even if the call of the wild is getting louder, Walt Disney World remains an indisputable kid-pleaser. This year, six resorts at the Happiest Place on Earth made the list. Here are some of the best family-friendly hotels:
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn & Villas, Orlando
Americana, everywhere: think carnival games and enough street theater to rival Atlantic City. Doubles from $500.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch,
Beaver Creek, CO
Winter heaven, this hotel has something for every family member: air hockey and video games in the teen lounge; a 21,000-square-foot spa with claw-foot copper tubs; and access to Vail Valley’s numerous golf courses. There's also an affordable ski-nanny program, doggie spa treatments, and fire pits. Doubles from $549.
Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Jackson Hole, WY
Tall-timber resort abutting the entrance to Grand Teton National Park; the new 16,000-square-foot spa has a rooftop yoga studio that offers kids’ classes. Doubles from $389.