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Vista Verde

Top 10 Family Resorts in the U.S.

Vista Verde in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in wintertime

COLORADO

Steamboat Springs
Vista Verde
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A room at Vista Verde in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

You gotta love a place that boasts its own Kid Wranglers. No, these babysitters in boots don't round 'em up and rope 'em in. Instead, they teach horseback riding basics and fill tiny bellies with nutritious food while mom and dad enjoy a wine tasting class or dinner by candlelight. From the welcoming day hayride to the marshmallow roast on the last night, Vista Verde's all-inclusive getaways are filled with traditional ranch activities and a few unusual extras, such as gold panning and fire truck rides — complete with sirens blaring — into town for hand-cranked ice cream. The ranch has separate programs for younger children and teens, so the older kids can play it cool while mountain biking or embarking on an overnight campout. And if you'd like to come in the winter, kids will find just as much to do, with skiing, snowshoe outings and igloo building. Just outside Steamboat Springs, this all-inclusive working ranch offers lodge accommodations, private cabins, multi-course dining events, hands-on cooking classes and adventure for all ages.

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