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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

A room at Vista Verde in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

You gotta love a place that boasts its own Kids 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 à deux. From hayrides to marshmallow roasts, Vista Verde's all-inclusive getaways are filled with traditional ranch activities and a few unusual extras, such as gold panning and antique fire truck rides 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 cross-country skiing, snowshoe outings and igloo building. Just outside Steamboat Springs, this working ranch offers lodge accommodations and private cabins, multi-course dining events, hands-on cooking classes and adventure for all ages.

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