Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah
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19 All-Inclusive Resorts Right Here in the U.S.

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All-inclusive resorts make vacations easy and can be a good value considering all they have to offer, especially when they're not in far away tropical locales.  Although they've long been associated with Caribbean vacations and overseas adventures, there are plenty of all-inclusive resorts right here in the U.S. From camping sites and beach resorts to luxury getaways and wilderness retreats, these resorts offer the best all-in-one package in America, and have received an abundance of high ratings from reviewers on TripAdvisor. 

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Tyler Place Family Resort, Highgate Springs, Vermont
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Tyler Place Family Resort | Highgate Springs, Vermont

Tyler Place, which averages a full 5 stars on TripAdvisor,  is open from the end of May until mid-September. Prices range from $178 to $289 per adult per night, depending on the time of year and accommodations. Located on a mile of lakeshore, the resort offers everything from archery to trampolines to farm tours, with plenty of woods for exploring — plus, everybody gets a bike. There are counselors and playgroups for kids, and adults can take classes in yoga and climbing, and there's a spa for post-workout relaxation. Nightly entertainment includes dancing, jazz, and games, along with candlelight dining and cocktails (sitters are available). Family meals are healthy and ample, with an emphasis on farm-to-table fare.

Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah
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Red Mountain Resort | Ivins, Utah

The red rock cliffs and canyons of Southern Utah are the backdrop of the Red Mountain Resort. There are two all-inclusive personal discovery retreats, four health and wellness retreats, and four adventure retreats. All of them include three healthy meals every day, as well as daily guided biking, yoga, fitness, and hiking classes. Spa and salon offerings are available in-room on on-site, and excursions are available to the many close by attractions. Adventure retreats start at $340 per person per night. Seven-night wellness packages start at $2,845. The resort and its many different packages and accommodation optionsearned a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor.

Sirata Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Sirata Beach Resort | St. Pete Beach, Florida

This Gulf Coast resort is ideal for families, reviews say. Costs range from under $160 a night in the winter to between $300-$400 a night in the summer, depending on accommodations. Sirata Beach enjoys a 4 out of 5 rating averaged from more than 3,500 TripAdvisor reviews. It has plenty of oceanfront amenities like beach volleyball, cabanas, and a fire pit. The resort, which is currently undergoing a $15 million renovation, features three restaurants, where package guests enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including well drinks all day long. The resort welcomes cats and dogs, but the number of pet-friendly rooms is limited and restrictions apply.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana
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The Ranch at Rock Creek | Philipsburg, Montana

The Ranch at Rock Creek claims to be "the world's first Forbes Travel Guide five-star guest ranch," a boast it reinforces with a perfect 5 rating on TripAdvisor, as well. That's because of all-inclusive amenities like farm-to-table cuisine from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and unlimited premium liquor, beer, and wine. Daily guided activities are included in every package, as is evening entertainment. Signature activities include horseback riding, shooting sports, fly fishing, and yoga. There are also trail adventures like mountain biking, hiking, and archery, as well as activities like stagecoach rides, rodeo, and wildlife viewing. Per-night rates for two people range between $1,800-$2,200 in the winter and $3,000-$3,500 during the peak season, with spring and autumn rates generally falling somewhere in between.

UC Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center, Santa Barbara, California
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UC Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center | Santa Barbara, California

Operating only in summer, this highly rated, weeklong camp costs about $1,150 for adults and less for children — the younger the child, the lower the rate. The room accommodations are what you'd expect from college dorms, but with all the activities offered, guests don't spend much time in them. Camps for kids, organized by age group, feature kayaking, horseback riding, surfing lessons, tennis, and field trips. There's a pool with a water slide, bike and scooter riding, and arts and crafts classes and activities. Adults have their own activity list: hiking, biking, surfing, wine tastings, golf, painting, and yoga, and entertainment offerings include talent nights, campfires, and a family carnival. Meals are cafeteria-style and a bit better than college-dining-hall quality. TripAdvisor reviews give the resort a perfect 5 out of 5 rating. The camp sells out well in advance so it's best to book early.

The Lodge on Little St. Simon's Island, Golden Isles, Georgia
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The Lodge on Little St. Simon's Island | Golden Isles, Georgia

Seclusion, stunning natural beauty, and gracious hospitality are the name of the game at The Lodge on Little St. Simon's Island, which dominates the finest among a chain of islands off the coast of Georgia. Boasting 11,000 acres of virgin wilderness and seven miles of pristine beaches, the island lodge offers rooms, cottages, or even full-island rentals. All packages include daily breakfast, lunch, hors d’ oeuvres, dinner, snacks, and unlimited soft drinks. Recreational equipment like kayaks, bicycles, and motorized skiffs are also part of the deal. Rates vary by time of year and accommodations, but two adults can reserve a four-day stay in May for $650 per night per person. According to TripAdvisor, which gives it a perfect rating of 5, the experience is well worth the money. 

Trout Lodge, Potosi, Missouri
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Trout Lodge | Potosi, Missouri

Run by the YMCA of the Ozarks, Trout Lodge is a year-round retreat on a lake with guest rooms and cabins for larger families. Rooms are on the rustic side, and meals are simple and served buffet-style, but reviewers posting on TripAdvisor give the lodge an average rating of 4.5 out of 5. Because this is a not-for-profit operation, prices are low. Rooms for up to five guests at the lodge start at $89 in the winter and spring, including meals as part of the package. Activities are water-centric, particularly in the summer, although there are other amusements such as zip lining and arts and crafts. The lodge hosts themed vacation weekends throughout the year.

Woodloch Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania
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Woodloch Resort | Hawley, Pennsylvania

Woodloch Resort offers a full roster of activities year-round and a range of accommodations to suit different budgets. As with much of the Poconos, the colder months come with a focus on skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, and other winter sports, but there are also plenty of indoor amenities, such as a pool, basketball court, and climbing wall. In summer, it's all about Teedyuskung Lake and the many water-based activities that draw visitors from around the region. There are also outdoor venues for basketball, tennis, volleyball, bocce, and golf. Nighttime sees a range of entertainment, contests, games, and classes. Roughly 1,600 TripAdvisor reviews  Roughly 1,600 TripAdvisor reviews give the resort an average of 4.5 out of 5. The May Midweeks special starts at $298 per family but special packages are available throughout the year. The resort offers full and modified meal plans, featuring two or three meals a day, and a-la-carte dining, as well.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Club Med Sandpiper Bay | Port St. Lucie, Florida

Active families who love sports flock to this resort on Florida's east coast. More than 3,500 TripAdvisor ratings combine for an average 4 out of 5,  with common praise for the food and attentive staff. Programs in tennis, sailing, and golf are included, as is a flying trapeze academy with circus activities. The resort hosts activities for all ages, with child care for children under 6 and a special club for teens. A spa offers extra relaxation. Meals, including alcohol, are available at a variety of restaurants. Packages start at $115 per night per adult.

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Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Chula Vista Resort | Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

The big attractions at Chula Vista are the water parks — all 200,000 square feet of them. In warm weather, the resort operates outdoor and indoor water parks, as well as a host of activities for kids, such as miniature golf. Adults can relax at the spa, play beach volleyball, golf, bike, and hike. There are plenty of things to do in winter, as well, including skiing, tubing, and snowboarding, along with indoor activities such as bowling and an arcade. A variety of accommodations and prices are available, including many special package deals. The all-inclusive package starts at $181 per person. TripAdvisor reviewers give the resort an average rating of 3 out of 5.

Mayan Dude Ranch, Bandera, Texas
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Mayan Dude Ranch | Bandera, Texas

This ranch in Texas Hill Country is all about the horses. Packages include two trail rides a day, one of which takes guests to breakfast. In addition to riding, guests have access to a pool, fishing, tennis, golf, and other activities. There is nightly entertainment, along with contests, hayrides, and barbecues. Meals are hearty, and beer, wine, and soda are included. Adventure retreats start at $340 per person per night. Seven-night wellness packages start at $2,845. The resort and its many different packages and accommodation options earned a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor.

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Common Ground Family Camp, Starksboro, Vermont
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Common Ground Family Camp | Starksboro, Vermont

For people looking for a community-minded experience, Common Ground offers a variety of weeklong summer camp experiences and special themed camp programs. TripAdvisor reviewers give this unusual camp a 5 out of 5 rating overall. Various arts, music, and nature pursuits are available for kids, as well as games, swimming, and other water activities. Yoga, dance, and movement classes entice children and adults alike. Community service of some kind is required for three hours during the week. Meals are vegetarian and made with food from local farms. Pricing is on a sliding scale based on ability to pay, with scholarships available. The most basic accommodation — a tent — costs $700-$1,000 for adults for a week, less for kids. Prices in cabins or the lodge (with electricity) are higher.

Indian Head Resort, Lincoln, New Hampshire
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Indian Head Resort | Lincoln, New Hampshire

There are a variety of places to stay at Indian Head Resort, including cottages and motel-like rooms in the main building. Located on 180 acres in the White Mountains, the resort is open year-round, with special spring and Memorial Day packages in the coming weeks. In winter there is ice skating and snowmobiling, as well as a heated indoor pool and spa. Warmer months bring hiking, biking, and water sports of all stripes. Prices vary depending on the season and the type of accommodation, but in the summer, the cost is less than $200 a night in the cottages, plus meal plans priced per person. TripAdvisor reviews give the resort an average rating of 4 out of 5.

Fair Hills Resort, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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Fair Hills Resort | Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

A family resort with a rustic atmosphere, Fair Hills averages a 4.5 out of 5 ratingon TripAdvisor. Open from May to September, accommodations are mainly in cabins around the resort's central lake. Sports and activity weeks are planned throughout summer. Activities are organized by age groups, with sandcastle building and fishing for young children; kickball, soccer, and capture the flag for teens; and golf, tennis, and hiking for adults. The resort organizes talent shows, hootenannies, and other camp happenings, as well. Three meals a day are included and prices start at less than $200 a night per adult. The cost is less for children, and kids under 5 are free most nights, and weekly packages offer new deals as they become available.

Migis Lodge, Sebago Lake, Maine
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Migis Lodge | Sebago Lake, Maine

This lakefront vacation spot has a main lodge and 35 cabins of various sizes among an expanse of pine trees. Although the resort offers activities for children, this is a good place for adults to unwind, especially outside the summer months. Guests of all ages can indulge in hiking, sailing, water skiing, tennis, golf, and fishing. There are camp counselors for kids and family activities such as campfires and bingo. Food is locally sourced, with lunch cookouts and cocktails available daily. This being Maine, the lodge naturally hosts a Friday-night lobster bake. Kids can eat separately and enjoy supervised playtime during the adult dinner hour. Prices depend on the time of year and size of the cottage. In early autumn, the cost is about $214 to $460 per person daily for a one-bedroom cottage, depending on the cottage and time of year, including all meals and activities. TripAdvisor reviews give the resort anaverage rating of 4.5 out of 5.

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Rocking Horse Ranch, Highland, New York
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Rocking Horse Ranch |Highland, New York

Although the focus at Rocking Horse Ranch is horseback riding for all skill levels, including pony rides for young children, there are indoor activitiesfor rainy days and plenty of other things to do year-round. In the winter, guests can go tubing, skating, skiing, and snowboarding and take horse-drawn sleigh rides. The ranch averages better than 4.5 out of 5 in ratings on TripAdvisor, with users highlighting the family atmosphere and impressive range of activities, including water sports, day camps, and a spa. A family of four can score a midweek special for $359 a night in April and May, $559 in June.

Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pennsylvania
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Skytop Lodge | Skytop, Pennsylvania

A year-round playground that appeals to families, Skytop Lodge emphasizes sports and other activities such as skiing, ice fishing, and dog sledding in the winter. There are daily events for kids, including snowman-building, movies, and campfires. In summer, guests can explore hiking trails and take part in water and land sports and activities, including archery, paintball, rock climbing, and wilderness survival. A meal plan option offers dining opportunities including formal (jackets required) and more casual venues. Room rates start at $229. TripAdvisor reviews give the resort an average rating of 4 out of 5.

Miraval Austin Resort and Spa, Austin, Texas
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Miraval Austin Resort and Spa |Austin, Texas

There are several all-inclusive packages available at the luxurious Miraval in Austin and all of them come with daily gourmet appetizers and entrees—you can order as many as you like. There's also complimentary fitness classes, lectures, wellbeing activities, unlimited smoothies, and hors d’ oeuvres at the bar and lounge. Every package in the no-tip resort also includes a generous amount of resort credit. Prices vary by package and time of travel. A four-weekday stay with the high-end Miraval Unlimited package goes for $629 per night, but comes with $175 per night in resort credit. The Fourth Night Free and Fifth Night Free packages offer a   night for four- or five-night bookings plus $100 or $175 in room credit, respectively. TripAdvisor gives the spa-inspired resort a rating of 3.5

Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego, California
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar | San Diego, California

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa is an old-world Mediterranean estate situated on 400 acres of pristine coastal canyon just five miles from the Pacific Ocean. Lounge by the pool in the SoCal weather, take a scenic hike, dine at one of the healthy and gourmet cuisine options, play world-class golf, or soothe yourself with a spa treatment, massage, or a soak in a whirlpool. After more than 2,000 reviews on TripAdvisor, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar maintains a perfect rating of 5. The Grand Spa Getaway starts at $699 per night, the Canyon to Coast golf package starts at $529 plus green fees, and the Third Night Free package starts at $369 per night — and those are just a few of the many all-inclusive options.