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Some places claim to be family friendly. But there's more to offering accommodations that are receptive to folks with babies and kids than merely allowing them to stay. We've found a few places you'll have a hard time leaving because the establishment really goes out of its way to make folks with kids feel taken care of. Here they are:
The Bed and Breakfast: Not every bread and breakfast is family friendly, but for those who like the intimate service and character, it's a perfect choice if the owners welcome children with open arms. Try the Holly Tree Inn, located in Point Reyes, California. Book one of their child-friendly cottages and then switch off childcare with your spouse for an appointment with the masseuse. Take a Pilate's lesson or request a wine and cheese basket custom made for two.
The Upscale Hotel – Going to an upscale hotel immediately conjure images of upturned noses at children running afoot and babies having a meltdown. But there are some high-end hotels which do embrace children. The Four Seasons Hotel New York has great perks like free stays for kids under 18, childproofing upon request, and the use of free cribs, strollers, and bottle warmers. They even offer toys, games, and coloring books.
The Resort – Having a baby doesn't mean staying at a resort is out of the question – especially when it's a resort catering to families. Woodloch Pine Resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania, offers just about something for everyone in the family. Think of it as a resort with the activities that a full-scale outdoor camp would offer. Choose your stay at a standard room or splurge with guest home accommodations. Kids under 3 stay free as long as they're rooming with two adults.