This winter, if your family yearns to explore a winter wonderland, go skiing and swimming (in an indoor waterpark) on the same day, or experience the northern lights in all their glory, then grab a cup of hot cocoa and read on for some fun winter vacation ideas that come highly recommended by our very own Winni Wanderer readers!
The Inn at East Hill Farm Vacation Resort – Troy, New Hampshire
Families with children of all ages will find winter activities to enjoy at The Inn at East Hill Farm. This family vacation resort has activities such as horseback riding, sledding, s’mores by the campfire, and much more. Plus, it is located close to Mount Monadnock which is a great place to snowshoe and cross-country ski in the winter. Ashley C. from Wilmington, DE mentions that a stay at The Inn at East Hill Farm is a “great opportunity to see and interact with farm animals - milking the cows and goats, feed pigs, gather eggs – and fun activities like go sledding, snowshoeing, take a winter hike, and enjoy more food than you can eat.” Time to get planning!
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Kalahari Resort – Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania
Want to plan a winter vacation that has the flexibility for skiing and waterpark fun in the same day? Look no further than the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, PA. Boasting 220,000 square feet of waterpark fun, the resort is also close to area skiing which makes for a well-rounded winter vacation the whole family will enjoy. Allen A. from Oakland Gardens, NY tells us “With good restaurants, water park fun in the middle of the winter, and skiing nearby, it’s like a one stop shop for family winter fun!”
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Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, Alaska
Alaska vacation anyone? Virginia R. of Bryan, TX highly recommends the Alyeska Resort stating, “Everything about this resort is magical. The amazing restaurants onsite – Sakura and Seven Glaciers were our favorites, the amenities in the room, the aerial tram, skiing, and the spectacular Northern Lights. One of our favorite stopovers in Alaska was the Alyeska Resort!”
There is a plethora of offsite activities as well - museums, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and glacier boat tours to name a few. Experience the beauty of America’s “Last Frontier” at the Alyeska Resort and have a family vacation that will be remembered for years to come.
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Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark at Grand Geneva – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Hailed as one of the best indoor waterparks in Wisconsin, Timber Ridge Lodge offers a splashing good time, mini bowling, meet n’ greets with their mascot Bruce the Moose, an arcade, and so much more! Jeff F. from Beach Park, IL said his “grandkids had a lot of fun” because there was so much to do. If you love adventure, then try one of the 35-foot-high slides to get your pulse racing. If you want to explore the laid-back side of the water park, take a float in the 500-foot lazy river. During the winter, there is skiing on property and be sure to check out the Winter Carnival for competitive snow sporting activities.
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Big Sky Resort – Big Sky, Montana Looking for a true family winter skiing vacation? Big Sky Resort in Montana has you covered…in snow that is! With over 5,800 skiable acres and 320 runs to choose from based on skill level, there is something for everyone in the family. Andrea from Alexandria, MN recommends the resort for the “skiing, beautiful landscape, restaurants, pools, and spas to enjoy” which has us dreaming of this winter wonderland. Speaking of a winter wonderland…there is also an enchanted forest filled with lights that guide you along a trail, plus sleigh rides, dog sledding, and snowshoe tours. Bundle up and let’s go! Learn more about Big Sky Resort
We hope this inspires you to plan a winter family vacation, and we especially want to thank all the readers who recommended these resorts! Have you visited a great winter resort and want to tell us about it? Reach out to us at WinniWanderer@winni.com. Hearing from you will make our day!
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