According to Booking.com, one of the most important holidays your child ever takes is their first holiday. It’s been shown that travelling helps improve confidence, develop social skills, boost future career success and develop creative thinking.
While travel has become so much more accessible for today’s families, choosing that ideal getaway can be an overwhelming task.
From a Red Caboose in Pennsylvania to a Wooden Castle in Montana, Booking.com’s ‘Book the U.S.’ List features the most awesome family-friendly accommodations across the United States. Some of these accommodations include:
The Keeper’s Cottage in Maine
The Keeper’s Cottage at West Quoddy Station is located on the Easternmost Point of the United States and has attracted travellers across the world to watch the sunrise over the ocean. One of the five buildings on the property, this quaint space was completed in 2011 and gives families the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and privacy of Quoddy Head. Have a family picnic or take the kids whale-watching and you’re sure to make some unforgettable memories.
The Savage River Lodge & Yurts in Maryland
On its 40 acres of private land and tucked away in the middle of Savage River State Forest, the Savage River Lodge is the perfect space for peace and quiet with your loved ones. Merging traditional tent camping with the comforts of the Lodge’s cabins, the yurts came to be. Designed and constructed by Pacific Yurts, these one-of-a-kind accommodations allow for a wonderful glamping experience for the entire family.
The Wooden Castle in Montana
The Montana Wooden Castle is the perfect place for a family getaway, and nothing says “mountain luxury” quite like this five-bedroom log home. Whether it’s parents vs. kids in the game room, breaking a sweat in the fitness center, relaxing in the steam room or roasting marshmallows in the outdoor fireplace, there’s always something to do. Featuring a 360° view observatory, it’s the perfect place to take in the breathtaking landscapes. Centrally located in the middle of a valley, the Montana Wooden Castle is minutes away from hiking, snorkeling, canoeing, ice skating and more activities full of family fun.
The Covered Bridge House in New Hampshire
In the spectacular Mount Washington Valley along the banks of the Saco River, The Covered Bridge House makes for an unbelievable family retreat. The proximity to White Mountains allows families to experience all there is to offer– skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking and canoeing.
The Red Caboose Motel in Pennsylvania
Make your next family trip extra fun and unique by staying at the Red Caboose Motel, consisting of 38 cabooses each decorated in the paint schemes of America’s most famous railroads. Watch a movie together in the barn, take an Amish buggy ride to explore Amish life, play games at the arcade, visit some animals at the zoo or ride around on the trackless train. Head over to the on-site restaurant, Casey Jones’, and stop by Janie Jones’, the take-out ice cream parlour, for some post-dinner dessert.
Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont
Situated in the mountains above the village of Stowe, Vermont, this Austrian-inspired lodge resort offers countless on-site leisure activities. Trapp Family Lodge features different activities for every member of the family, including yoga classes, rock climbing and dance lessons. The hotel also features three swimming pools, an on-site library and three restaurants serving a variety of local and Austrian cuisine. If exploring the surrounding areas, it’s easy to discover cross-country skiing trails and scenic hiking paths, making it the ultimate family getaway.