This resort is summer vacation year-round: Dad playing golf, the kids romping in the pool, Mom in the spa.
Golf without eco-guilt—the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course has been recognized for its environmental practices. Don’t miss horseback riding along wooded trails; a buddy saddle is available for little kids.
Most Unusual Activities
Owl prowl: Under cover of darkness, be on the lookout for nocturnal birds of prey. The nighttime hike is led by a naturalist.
More than 30 outdoor adventures, including canoeing, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, and evening campfires with s’mores.
The Signatures Bar and Grill features pub fare such as burgers, chili, and sandwiches. The Lakeside Restaurant specializes in surf and turf. Each offers vegetarian options.
Visit nearby Cumberland to shop; walk or bike on the C&O Canal; or ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
About 2½ hours.
Rates here can be great: A three-night family getaway starts at $258.
Looking for posh rooms and elegance? This isn’t the place. If you want fun and comfort, it is.