When you think of an all-inclusive vacation, your mind probably heads straight for the Caribbean or Mexico. You don't need to leave the country to enjoy an all-in-one getaway, though. Some hotels in the U.S. provide all-inclusive accommodations, while others offer packages and plans with accommodations, meals and activities included in one easy price. These are our favorites.

Find more all-inclusive resorts in the U.S. and other destinations: All-Inclusive Resorts for Families. And be sure to consider our list of the 10 Best Dude Ranches for Families, as most dude ranches offer all-inclusive vacations.

Written by Lissa Poirot

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch - Montana

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32 Family Reviews
This western dude ranch is so much more than a traditional dude ranch. Visit the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and you'll ride horses, fish, hike and enjoy the great outdoors. This upscale dude ranch also features gourmet dinners, wine and cheese hours and private cabins to make you feel like you're enjoying the Wild West in style and comfort. Kids' programming will keep the children happy, and the entire family will enjoy the mountain air and dude ranch's rugged location.

Rocking Horse Ranch - New York

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912 Family Reviews
A unique family getaway is a ranch resort vacation, and for families in the East who can't get out to the ranches in the West, they can turn to Rocking Horse Ranch. Just 90 minutes north of New York City, the dude ranch is an all-inclusive resort and offers exactly all the fun one would expect on a ranch resort: horseback riding, bonfires and hiking. And with more than 100 rooms to choose from, guests won"t need to sleep in the rough. Also included in the price is a kids' camp. The resort regularly offers great promotions and package deals, too.

Migis Lodge - Maine

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41 Family Reviews
We"re almost afraid to list Migis Lodge here, as it"s a gem of a property that is a well-kept secret -- and we kind of like that about the lodge. Still, it"s a fantastic “Full American Plan” getaway option for families with wonderfully styled and luxurious cabin accommodations, daily meals, and a number of activities and kids" programs included. Kids can learn to water ski (included!), fish, swim, kayak and more on Sebago Lake, as well as enjoy special children"s activities and the Children"s Zoo in the evenings. Families will also love the Lobster Bakes and Island Cookouts.

Mohonk Mountain House - New York

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540 Family Reviews
Rock scrambles, carriage rides, woodland hikes, trout fishing, lake swims and campfires with S'mores are just some of the activities featured at Mohonk Mountain House, a 265-room National Historic Landmark resort. Sprawled on 2,200 acres in the Hudson River Valley, the castle-like resort also offers a complimentary kids' club for ages 2 to 12, and a teen program for those ages 13 to 17. Young kids can ride ponies, sail on boats and go on frog hunts while older ones can choose from tennis, hiking, orienteering and other activities.

The Grand Hotel - Michigan

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654 Family Reviews
A grande dame property, this resort, dubbed America's summer palace, dates back to 1887 when wealthy families arrived for vacations by steamer. Families still arrive by boat and are usually met by a horse-drawn carriage, as motorized vehicles remain prohibited. Part of the old-fashioned fun is getting around by bicycles or by foot. Although not a traditional all-inclusive resort, The Grand Hotel's rates include a full breakfast and dinner daily, plus supervised children's activities for ages 5 to 14, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay

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2500 Family Reviews
Located in sunny Florida, Club Med Sandpiper Bay is America's only all-inclusive chain resort. It makes the cut for its renowned amenities and activities, all included in the price. The resort features three swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course, an International Tennis Academy and kids' programs for all ages, from infants to teens. The resort's 337 rooms are divided between seven buildings along the St. Lucie River. Families can dine in three onsite restaurants and one casual sports bar, with the Marketplace restaurant featuring its Baby Corner for children to play in during dinner.

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Arizona

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388 Family Reviews
Scottsdale, Arizona is renowned for its luxurious resorts, including the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, which offers an all-inclusive package. The package covers meals and accommodations for two guests, plus parking and a 20-percent discount at the spa. Kids can be added to the package for an additional fee. It also covers the resort fee. Of course, access to the hotel's sparkling swimming pools and children's club are also included in rates. If you want to get out and explore (not that you need to), consider booking an excursion with the concierge. Options include Jeep tours and trips to the Grand Canyon!

Napili Kai Beach Resort - Hawaii

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232 Family Reviews
Hawaii's Napili Kai Beach Resort, located on Maui, comes close to an all-inclusive resort. Kids' activities are provided free of charge during the summer and peak seasons, kids ages 12 and younger eat free, and the resort is one of few that don't charge a resort fee, meaning parking, beach gear and Wi-Fi are all included in nightly rates. The resort prides itself on its intimacy and family-friendly environment and it shows in the number of guests who return year after year.

Related: All Inclusive Hawaii Resorts for Families

Tyler Place Family Resort - Vermont

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143 Family Reviews
Tyler Place Resort's formula for good, old-fashioned family fun features morning and evening children's programs with afternoons free for families to bike, hike, canoe and sail together. Little ones fish for perch and play dress-up; preschoolers listen to stories and jump on trampolines; and grade-school kids go on nature hikes, participate in gymnastics and put on marionette shows. Tweens take to zip-lines and go on fishing trips while teens add bicycle trips and water skiing. The accommodations, whether in the resort's Inn rooms or cabins, tend toward basic, but are comfortable. Kids and parents are separated at dinnertime, ensuring parents have time to relax, too.

Woodloch Pines - Pennsylvania

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1035 Family Reviews
Located on 1,200 acres of land, Woodloch Pines traces much of its success to a decision not to host a children's program. Instead, the lakefront Poconos resort provides much for families to enjoy together. In the summer, guests can water ski, kayak, sail, bike, hike, play mini-golf and swim in indoor and outdoor pools. Join in family games, cookouts, scavenger hunts and karaoke, too. In the winter, go snow tubing, ice-skating and fishing. Room rates come with meals and most activities. The two- to five-bedroom Guest Homes may be rented with or without a meal plan.

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