Vermont: Highgate Springs, Tyler Place Family Resort - All-inclusive Summer Vacation Fun.
Known for independent flair and extraordinary children's programs, The Tyler Place combines a feeling of nostalgia with cutting-edge resort facilities creating a vacation atmosphere that renews families, reignites marriages, and restores the natural fun and charms of childhood on the shores of Lake Champlain.
The Tyler Place Family Resort focuses entirely on all-inclusive family vacations with imaginative children's programs, family activities, and private "couple time" for parents. They demonstrate philosophy of "back to basics" fun meaning no TV, and no video games. Basically the concept is to offer a great camp for children and a great camp for adults works in the same resort. Accommodations:
Unlike many family resorts, all the resort’s accommodations are family friendly meaning enough space that for separate parents' bedrooms plus one to four bedrooms for children or extended family. The comfy New England style units are tucked along the lakeshore, meadows and woods. They have no condos, timeshares, or in-accommodation TVS. Just choose your own cottage or family suite as your family vacation base and the Tyler staff will take care of the meals, housekeeping, and entertainment. Bonus points:
They do have WIFI at the Inn and cell phone reception. Activities:
All the fun is included, really. Explore the woods, mess about in boats, pick blackberries, enjoy campfires, watch the moon rise over the lake, and relax. The resort provides super counselors, leading-edge, all-inclusive equipment and facilities. Guests may ride tricycles or bicycles of their very own, spend time with friends, and enjoy family time in a country setting with woods, meadows and lakeshore. The vacation activity menu is exhaustive spanning all interests and skill levels. From mountain and road bike touring, mountain hikes and nature walks to kayaking and family fishing with toddlers or teenagers, Mother Nature works her magic enabling guests to relax and unwind. The resort features both indoor and outdoor heated pools with splash pad and wading pools, and lakeside Jacuzzis. Guests may enjoy the art classes, climbing walls, ropes courses, two trampolines, space for gymnastics and tumbling, an archery range, driving range and mini golf. Play a game of badminton, horseshoes, croquet, or Bocce Ball. Make use of the all weather tennis courts (2 clay), all weather squash, and indoor/outdoor basketball. Play volleyball, soccer, softball and T-ball, air hockey, Foosball, Ping Pong and table pool. Bonus points:
Take a picnic basket for a family hike along the mile of secluded lakeshore, visit a Vermont farm, or nibble patisserie across the border in Quebec.
Enjoy parent’s night out.
The resort provides the option for parents to have their own time (sans kiddos) any or every night during the week. The all-inclusive, informal, late evening events include music, dancing, lakeside bonfire chats (with other adults), late night swims, game nights while children are safely in your cottage or suite with one of the dozens of experienced evening sitters. The resort is ideal for family reunions.
Guests who loved the place as children now return with their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren for family reunions. It is easy to spread out in separate cottages or cozy up in your own multi-suite guesthouse. With children and grandchildren happily occupied all morning, adults have time and space to pursue their individual interests. And grandparents will discover the joy of relaxed conversation with their own children over candlelight dinners while the grandkids are off with cousins and friends for evening group activities.
Families Don't Stop at 18.
For families traveling with adult children, or looking to organize a grown-up family reunion Tyler Place's sister property, the Red Clover Inn, is a great place to getaway. In the summer, families can take advantage of cycling and hiking tour packages that explore the stunning Green Mountains. The Red Clover Inn offers guests all the creature comforts of an apres-ski lodge, from Jacuzzis and fireplaces, to exceptional dining, a tavern and a luxurious spa are paired with the great outdoor adventures of Killington, Pico and Okemo. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to Killington Ski Resort and Pico Mountain and in the winter cross-country skiing enthusiasts can ski from the Inn's back door. (Red Clover Inn. Off Route 4. 7 Woodward Rd, Killington, VT 05701. 1(802) 775-2290 or www.redcloverinn.com
Location on the planet:
The Tyler Place Family Resort Old Dock Rd. Box 1, Highgate Springs, VT 05460. (802) 868-3301 or www.TylerPlace.com