December 3, 2015
Whether you’re looking to enjoy the cold and snow or escape to an indoor paradise, we’ve got a great local getaway for your next long weekend or school break. We asked some of Hulafrog’s regional publishers to share their favorite winter destinations for families, and here’s what they said (in no particular order).
Hancock, MA | jiminypeak.com
We love it here! A super family-friendly resort. Ski-in/out lodging makes it easy with the little ones and the rooms all have kitchenettes (total score). Three onsite restaurants, heated pool, cool shops and ski school for the kiddos.
Liz Coscia, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
Hawley, PA | woodloch.com
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My kids won’t stop asking when they can go back to Woodloch! It’s like a cruise ship on land—all-inclusive with so many activities. It was great to “unplug” and have some good old-fashioned fun as a family. The winter fun is endless indoor and out—ice skating, tubing, sleigh rides—all on a beautiful wooded, lake front setting. I hear they even have live reindeer during the holiday season!
Kerry Bowbliss, Hulafrog Cofounder, & mom of two
Lehigh Valley, PA | bcmountainresort.com
Skiing, boarding, tubing...Bear Creek is fun for the whole family. Rooms were spacious and comfy. Tons of amenities and onsite restaurants make it an awesome trip.
Holly Duarte, Hulafrog Doylestown-Horsham, PA, & mom of two
Durham, NY | hull-o.com
Bring your whole clan together to live and breathe on this real live working family farm in the Catskills. Think snowshoeing, sledding, campfires and s’mores, arts & crafts, baking lessons, and more. You can also take a day trip to one of the nearby mountains to sneak in some skiing.
Gisselle Guerrero-Paredes, Hulafrog Summit-Basking Ridge, NJ, & mom of two
Ludlow, VT | okemo.com
Such a family-friendly mountain! This awesome resort in Vermont lets you enjoy skiing, skating, tubing, and so much more in a beautiful setting. Kids programs available for ages 3+ and you can save 10% if you book 7 days in advance. And everyone is talking about the two new covered lifts with heated seats!
Sherry Lombardi, Hulafrog Cofounder, & mom of two
Pocono Mountains, PA | kalahariresorts.com
We love building snowmen, but every once in a while it’s nice to think of the summer and enjoy an amazing indoor waterpark. Kalahari is awesome. Kids love all the slides and rides, and the Sunday morning character breakfast is a blast.
Rosalia Ferrera, Hulafrog Westfield-Clark, NJ, & mom of two
New Paltz, NY | mohonk.com
When you see this place, you’ll understand why it gets so many raves from magazines and travel sites. So beautiful at any time of the year and just what mom and dad need for a little getaway. Plus the kids love the all the activites!
Colleen Seldin, Hulafrog Red Bank, NJ, & mom of two
Lake Placid, NY | lakeplacid.com
Don’t even know where to begin...A beautiful Olympic village, great skiing, great skating, amazing lodges & resorts and tons of events. There is so much to do here during the winter. Every family should visit Lake Placid at least once.
Amy Haggard, Hulafrog Ridgewood-Paramus, NJ, & mom of two
Lincoln, NH | loonmtn.com
Good terrain for all abilities and great slope-side condos to crash in at the end of your day! Enough activities to keep every member of your family happy.
Jennifer Conkling-Schmitz, Hulafrog New Haven, CT, & mom of two
Pocono Mountains, PA and Fitchburg, MA | greatwolf.com
Indoor waterpark wonderland! Who said you can’t swim, spray, scream and splash in the middle of winter? Endless inside fun for the kids and a spectacular spa for Mom (thank you)!
Cristin Krokosz, Hulafrog Southern Monmouth, NJ, & mom of four
Stowe, VT | stowe.com
Ski lessons and camp for the kids, beautiful accommodations, a great little village for shopping, and so much to do. Don't forget to visit nearby Ben & Jerry’s to sample some yummy ice cream.
Nicole Sheridan, Hulafrog Westchester North, NY, & mom of two
New York City, NY | ilovenyc.com
Love the city in the winter. Eloise at The Plaza, ice skating at Bryant Park, horse carriage rides through Central Park, the Rockettes, museums, Broadway...It doesn’t get much better, especially this time of the year. Find a last-minute hotel online and turn a day-trip into a weekend of wonderful family memories.
Linda Escobar, Hulafrog Bergen County South, NJ, & mom of three
Kerhonkson, NY | pinegroveranch.com
Whoever said winter is boring never checked out this dude ranch. Horseback riding, tubing & sledding, ice skating, and more. Bonus: amazing kids camps let Mom & Dad score some much needed R&R or have fun of their own.
Melissa DelRosso, Hulafrog Pascack-Northern Valley, NJ, & mom of two
Lake Harmony, PA | jfbb.com
Like mother, like daughter! I learned to ski here and found it to be the perfect place to bring my daughter to learn to ski. Ski school offered as long as potty trained. Get there early to get a spot in the lodge for your picnic lunch!
Jennifer Fedorchak, Hulafrog Cape May County, NJ, & mom of one
Highland, NY | rockinghorseranch.com
Snow much fun to be had at Rocking Horse Ranch. My kids love the indoor water park and the year round horse adventures. I love that we can enjoy an all-inclusive with great food and nightly kid-friendly entertainment.
Jennifer Earney, Hulafrog Cherry Hill, NJ, & mom of three
New Hartford, CT | skisundown.com
Great terrain for skiers and boarders of all levels. Get a thrill and bring the kids night skiing under the lights. Lessons, fun events, and some awesome deals and packages for a great day for family.
Annie Steckroth, Hulafrog West Hartford, CT, & mom of three
Hershey, PA | hersheypark.com
Who doesn’t love chocolate? So much to do here in the winter. Kids will enjoy watching (and sampling) live chocolate making, and Mom & Dad can hit the spa or enjoy a chocolate martini. Bonus: the amusement park is open and decked to the halls in December!
Tracy Kawash, Hulafrog Lower Bucks County, PA, & mom of four
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We love Woodloch Resort, a true winter wonderland and the ultimate family getaway. So much to do...two huge snow tubing hills, winter Olympics games, snowshoeing, a 53-acre private frozen lake for skating & more. Not to mention a full activity program, amenities galore, 3 meals daily, nightly entertainment, and a luxurious spa. Find out why Trip Advisor named Woodloch the #1 best hotel for families in America!
Bonus: Get $100 off when you book by phone and mention “Hulafrog!”