January 25, 2024 | Sammy Tran

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in America


The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in America

All-inclusive resorts are not as common in America as they are in popular vacation hot spots like Mexico or the Caribbean, but there are still more than you think.

This article uncovers 24 of the best all-inclusive resorts in America where you can enjoy an affordable family vacation without leaving the country.

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Alila Ventana Big Sur: Big Sur, California

Alila Ventana Big Sur is a beautiful wellness-focused all-inclusive resort ideal for travelers looking for rest, relaxation and an escape into nature.

Accommodations include suites with patios, fireplaces and hot tubs.

Amenities: Spa, fitness center, wellness classes, pools and hot tubs

Activities: Hiking

Couple looking at each other while relaxing in a jacuzzi.Ron Lach, Pexels

Brooks Lake Lodge: Dubois, Wyoming

Brooks Lake Lodge is a 100-year-old historic ranch-style retreat that offers mountain views from a classic wood-accented lodge.

Amenities: Spas, massages, dry sauna, and hot tubs

Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing

Brooks Lodge front - 2016Ronald Woan, Flickr

Cedar Lakes Estate: Port Jervis, New York

Cedar Lakes Estate in New York's Hudson Valley is an excellent choice for a winter or early spring getaway.

Accommodations include quaint cottages, cabins and suites situated on 500 acres of scenic land.

Amenities: Treehouse lounge, bar, outdoor firepits

 Activities: Hiking, snowshoeing, sledding, ice-skating, and more.

Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri - 2010Ted Engler, Flickr

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Triple Creek Ranch: Darby, Montana

Triple Creek Ranch is an all-inclusive ranch resort that offers a serene, luxury experience. It is surrounded by acres of untouched wilderness and home to a variety of wildlife.

Amenities: Pool and hot tub, a dry sauna, a fitness center, a tennis and pickleball court, and lawn games like bocce and badminton.

Activities: Horseback riding, whitewater rafting, scenic drives and walks, river float trips, snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and more.

Horseback riding at ranch.Ranch Seeker, Flickr

Lake Austin Spa Resort: Austin, Texas

Lake Austin Spa Resort is a secluded and peaceful lakefront getaway designed for adults only with an all-inclusive package that will meet all your needs.

Accommodations offer lake or garden views, outdoor patios, soaking tubs, and many comfort items.

Amenities: fitness center, spa, pools, steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs

Activities: Yoga, hiking, boating, and more.

Sea Water Lake River Vacation Swimming Pool - 2017PxHere

Alisal Ranch: Solvang, California

Alisal Ranch is stunning resort situation on 10,500 acres of land. The all-inclusive stay includes a long roster of activities available at your fingertips.

Accommodations offer studios and cottages and ranch-style dining using local ingredients only.

Amenities: Restaurant, pool, spa, fitness center

Activities: Archery, biking, fishing, family bingo, golfing, guided fishing trips, hiking, horseback riding, pickleball, ropes courses, and more.

Beaver Mountain Ski Resort, UtahThe U.S. National Archives, Picryl

Blackberry Farm: Walland, Tennessee

Blackberry Farm is an all-inclusive luxury experience that is incredibly popular and highly recommended by past guests.

Accommodations offer a room, suite, or cottage on a stunning serene setting.

Amenities: Spa, fitness center

Activities: Horseback riding and hiking or try archery, fly-fishing, wine tasting, whisky tasting, on-site brewery, cooking demonstrations, and more.

Blackberry Farm: Walland, Tennessee - 2016cdorobek, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

Bungalows Key Largo: Key Largo, Florida

Bungalows Key Largo, is a top resort in the Florida Keys. It’s the perfect escape for a typical warm weather all-inclusive vacation.

Accommodations offer 135 private waterfront or garden bungalows with verandas, soaking tubs and outdoor showers.

Amenities: Spa, fitness center, pool, bar

Activities: Fitness classes, paddleboarding, snorkeling, boat tours, scuba diving, and more.

Bungalow Sunrise - 2015Chad Sparkes, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa: Tucson, Arizona

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is an adults-only property that caters to health-conscious travelers. The resort employs a team of fitness, sustainability, culinary and outdoor experts to lead guided activities dedicated to health and wellness.

Accommodations offer desert vistas.

Amenities: Spa, fitness center, pools, saunas

Activities: Pilates classes, kickboxing, meditations, beekeeping courses, cocktail-making classes, and more.

Miraval Resort and Spa - 2012Josh Friedman, Flickr

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The Lodge at Woodloch: Hawley, Pennsylvania

The Lodge at Woodloch is another adult-only resort that specializes in spa getaways, offering respite in the Poconos.

Amenities: Spa treatment rooms, hair and nail salon, saunas, whirlpools, fireplace lounges, restaurant, bar, fitness center

Activities: Cooking classes, expert-lead lectures, hiking, kayaking, tennis, and more.

Woman at luxury spa resortcottonbro studio, Pexels

Woodloch Pines: Hawley, Pennsylvania

Woodloch Pines is the family-friendly side to The Lodge at Woodloch. It is full of numerous on-site activities catered to all ages.

Accommodations allow for up to six guests and include a patio or lacony and all the usual suite amenities.

Amenities: Indoor & outdoor pools, indoor splash zone, playground, restaurant, bar, and more.

Activities: Pool games, bingo, snow tubing, go-karting, paintballing, mini-golf, hiking, and more.

Open swimming pool with gazeboPixabay, Pexels

The Clement Palo Alto: Palo Alto, California

The Clement Palo Alto is an all-inclusive luxury hotel.

Accommodations offer one and two-bedroom suites stocked with all the usual room amenities.

Amenities: Rooftop pool, fitness center, conference room, 24-hour guest pantry, on-site eatery, firepit, library, and more.

Activities: Hiking, mountain biking, nature sanctuary, wine tours, and more.

People swimming in rooftop pool.Miguel Martinez, Pexels

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa: Little Torch Key, Florida

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is an adults-only private island resort that stretches across 4 acres of land. It is most known for its culinary experience.

Accommodations offer charming thatched-roof bungalows equipped with all the usual room amenities.

Amenities: Spa, pool, small beach, restaurant, and more.

Activities: Dolphin swim, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and more.

Aerial view of a beautiful island resortAsad Photo Maldives, Pexels

The Ranch at Rock Creek: Philipsburg, Montana

The Ranch at Rock Creek gives guests access to a life of rugged luxury on 6,600 acres of land on a stunning ranch. This resort is best known for its kid-friendly fun at their Flint’s Forest Rangers club.

Accommodations offer lodge rooms and barn glamping cabins, or standalone luxury homes.

Amenities: Hot tubs, firepits, spa, fitness center, hammocks and more.

Activities: Firing range, ice skating, UTV tours, workshops, fat biking, sledding, ropes course, archery, and so much more.

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana. - 2014Ranch Seeker, Flickr

Twin Farms: Barnard, Vermont

Twin Farms is a stunning resort spread across 300 acres that provides fun activities year-round.

Accommodations offer large rooms with fireplaces.

Amenities: Soa, fitness center, restaurant, and more.

Activities: Skiing, archery, axe-throwing, tennis, hiking, and more.

Beautiful red American classic farm room with fireplace.Artazum, Shutterstock

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Red Mountain Resort: St. George, Utah

Red Mountain Resort is an ideal retreat for fitness-oriented travelers. It is situated among red rock cliffs and canyons, offering a relaxing retreat. It is known as the Best Hiking Resort in Utah.

Accommodations include rooms or villas with all the typical room amenities.

Amenities: Fitness center, spa, pool, restaurant

Activities: Hiking, biking, kayaking, and more.

Rear view of young woman in the swim pool while enjoying mountain landscapeCreativa Images, Shutterstock

Skytop Lodge: Skytop, Pennsyvania

Skytop Lodge is located in the Pocono Mountains on 5,500 acres of land. It remains a favorite among adventure focused travelers.

Accommodations include rooms, suites, multi-room cottages equipped with fireplaces and balconies.

Amenities: Indoor & outdoor pool, restaurants, bars, fitness center, spa

Activities: Treetop ropes course, snowshoeing, kayaking, paintballing, hiking, and more.

Skytop Lodge Winter - 2008Charlie Anzman, Flickr

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island: St. Simons Island, Georgia

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island is surrounded by 11,000 acres of wilderness. It caters to nature-loving travelers looking for a relaxing retreat. It can only host 32 guests at a time, which means you can expect a quiet atmosphere.

Accommodations include individual rooms or small cottages.

Amenities: Saltwater pool, beach, local ingredient cuisine, spa, fitness center, and more.

Activities: Kayaking, hiking, birding, biking and fishing.

Little St Simons Island, the Lodge at Little St Simons, October 11, 1995Malachi Jacobs, Shutterstock

The Tyler Place Family Resort: Highgate Springs, Vermont

The Tyler Place Family Resort is exactly what you’d expect it to be, A family-friendly all-inclusive resort. It is situated on 165 acres of land boasting with gardens and forests and overlooking a stunning bay.

Accommodations include a variety of suites and cottages.

Amenities: Pools, spa, fitness center, restaurant, firepits, entertainment stage, and more.

Activities: kayaking, sailing, fishing, wakeboarding, tubing, water skiing, paddleboarding, fitness classes, bonfire nights, beer and wine festivals, live music, and more.After the Tyler Place Champagne Cruise - 2006Scott Ableman, Flickr

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort: Highland, New York

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort is a fantastic family-friendly resort that truly caters to people of all ages. Situated on over 500 acres of land there are endless activities available. There is an on-site wildlife exhibit that has goats, zebras, donkeys and Scottish Highland cows.

Accommodations include all the typical updated amenities, as well as bunk beds for kids.

Amenities: Indoor waterpark, outdoor pools, games room, restaurants, firepits, and more.

Activities: Hiking, rock climbing, mini-golf, shuffleboard, skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, live entertainment, fireworks display, comedy shows, juggling performances, rock climbing, trampoline, and more.

Beautiful view of Wild Wadi Waterpark. People swim in the pool and ride water attractions. - 2013lexosn, Shutterstock

Vista Verde Guest Ranch: Clark, Colorado

Vista Verde Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive resort made for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. It is known as one of the U.S. News picks for the best all-inclusive resorts for teens.

Accommodations include luxury log cabins or lodge rooms.

Amenities: Restaurant, Indoor riding arena, kids hut, adventure center, pool, and more.

Activities: Cooking classes, wine tasting, paddleboarding, horseback riding, archery, hiking, mountain biking, yoga, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and snow tubing.

Little children girls at group training equestrian lessons in indoor ranch horse riding hall.Gorloff-KV, Shutterstock

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Triangle X Ranch: Moose, Wyoming

Triangle X Ranch is an all-inclusive dude ranch with tons of opportunities for outdoor adventure. It is known as an incredible atmosphere for all ages. You wont find TVs or wi-fi access here as the property encourages visitors to unplug and unwind.

Guests typically see wildlife like elk, bison, mule deer and coyotes, and occasionally moose, wolves, bald eagles, grizzly bears and black bears.

Accommodations include cabins with one to four bedrooms that have porches and stunning views.

Activities: Float trips, rafting, square dancing, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing and more.

Brown wooden rocking chairs on a porch.Sri Gopi, Pexels

Fair Hills Resort: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Fair Hills Resort is a popular family-friendly getaway with all-inclusive rates from mid-June to mid-August. It is known as a “summer vacation home” to many.

It offers more than 100 accommodations, ranging from motel-style connecting rooms to cabins with up to four bedrooms, and select cabins even have kitchens.

Amenities: Beach, floating docks, restaurant, and more.

Activities: Scavenger hunts, boat rides, tennis, golf, volleyball, fishing, talent shows, ice cream socials and family campfire nights.

Kids On A Floating Dock In Kezar Lake - 2016Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr

Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake: South Casco, Maine

Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake is a classic family vacation spot that typically sees repeat guests. It is known for its variety of daily programming that meets the needs of guests of all ages.

Accommodations include private cottages or lodge rooms, all of which include porches, fireplaces and wet bars.

Amenities: Fitness center, Spa, firepits, and more.

Activities: Water skiing, kayaking and sailing to nature walks, arts and crafts, and swimming.

Men riding kayaks on body of water.Spencer Gurley Films, Pexels

Booking All-inclusive Resorts

The best way to book an all-inclusive resort in America is to book with the resort itself. Travel agents are known to book packages and pricing that appeals to their commission, rather than to your individual needs.

Woman at reception desk showing a calendar to a man.Pavel Danilyuk, Pexels

Understanding All-inclusive

Make sure you always confirm exactly what your “all-inclusive” booking includes. Note that not all packages will include everything you want. A lot of activities or extra amenities will come at an additional fee.

Some resorts may advertise as “all-inclusive” but only include a small range of amenities within that booking.

Friends at dinner on terrace.Kampus Production, Pexels

All-inclusive Resorts in America

Most people prefer to take a tropical vacation outside of their home country, however not everyone has that luxury.

America is home to close to 140 all-inclusive resorts that cater to families of all sizes and dynamics. Some of the most beautiful resorts in the world are located on American soil.

Man and woman walks on dock.Asad Photo Maldives, Pexels

Tipping Etiquette at All-inclusive Resorts

Some travel experts suggest you bring a total of $150-$200 for tips for a 1-week stay at all-inclusive resorts.

This equals to about $20-25 per day for staff members who cater to you throughout the day.

People in the restaurant having drinks.Ron Lach, Pexels

Final Thoughts

These resorts offer a wide variety of activities ranging from indoor to outdoor, on lakes, ranches, and sandy beaches and accommodate both individual travelers and large groups.

Whether you’re looking for an adults-only resort or a family-friendly resort, this list is sure to have something that appeals to you.

Be sure to do your research before booking, and ensure you budget for tips.

Happy young couple doing purchase on internet.Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels