Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts
Courtesy of The Ranch at Emerald Valley
The Ranch at Emerald Valley, CO
The Ranch, which opens in August 2013 less than 10 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, spreads over 16 acres surrounded by the Pike National Forest. The onetime retreat of gold and copper magnate Spencer Penrose will house guests in 10 one-, two-, and three-bedroom cabins with wood-burning fireplaces. Families can go horseback riding, fish in the trout-stocked pond, roast s’mores, and dig into Rocky Mountain rainbow trout and fresh pie at twice-weekly gourmet cookouts. To access sister resort The Broadmoor’s amenities (golf, tennis, and a spa with kid treatments), call the concierge to be escorted down the mountain. broadmoor.com/ranch
Rate: From $435 per adult per night, including all activities and meals. Alcohol, taxes, and gratuities aren’t included. Children six and under stay for free.