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From Wyoming to Florida, Vermont to Santa Fe -- RockResorts Offers Vacation Options for the Whole Family

Forget family vacations filled with theme-parks and shopping malls. ¬ Instead, gather the entire family for a RockResorts road-trip across the U.S.A. this summer. RockResorts, a luxury resort company, offers a variety of vacation options filled with hiking, biking, off-road driving, exploration, art and culture. RockResorts are located across the country, in destinations that are ideal for children and teens, such as:

Snake River Lodge & Spa (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) For an outdoor adventure, families can stay at Snake River Lodge and visit nearby Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, or ride the Aerial Tram up Rendezvous Mountain to an elevation of 10,450 feet. Kids and teens can enroll in the nearby Kids Ranch program, with summer activities including mountain adventures, wall climbing, arts and crafts, and science projects. Or young adventure seekers can partake in the Kid's Ranch Team Extreme program that offers mountain biking, climbing/orienting, kayaking, and races. Located in Teton Village, Snake River Lodge & Spa offers 88 rooms, and 46 luxury condominiums.

The Equinox Resort & Spa (Manchester Village, Vermont) The historic family-oriented Equinox Resort offers unusual opportunities for adults and children. The Junior Country Pursuits Program features off-road driving courses, where children ages 6-12 drive half-scale model Land Rover replicas over steep ascents, descents, rock crawls, and through challenging trails. Kids 12 years and older can interact with Harris Hawks at the British School of Falconry, and kids 8 and older can learn to take aim with junior bows at The Archery School. The 183-room Equinox Resort & Spa, dating back more than 200 years, is situated on 1,300 acres between the Green and Taconic Mountains.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa (Santa Fe, New Mexico) Perfect for families with teens, Santa Fe offers a unique cultural experience with centuries old Indian villages to explore, the world's largest collection of folkart, and relics of the Old West. Nearby attractions include the ancient cliff dwellings of Bandelier National Monument, Native American Pueblos, The Santa Fe Children's Museum, and The Randall Davey Audubon Center. For the active family, mountain biking, river rafting and hiking are also options. After a day of exploration, families can return to the resort to rejuvenate poolside, or explore the property's six landscaped acres. La Posada de Santa Fe is a 157-room pueblo-style village resort situated just minutes from the historic plaza and museums.

Keystone Lodge (Keystone, Colorado) When families check into Keystone Lodge, each member receives a complimentary Adventure Passport, which provides access to an abundance of free activities at Keystone Resort. During Spring and Summer, these activities include bike and boat rentals, fitness center admission, historical bus tours, in-line skate rentals, tennis clinics, yoga classes and much more. Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains and thousands of acres of national forest, the 152-room Keystone Lodge is the perfect year-round mountain resort destination.

Cheeca Lodge & Spa (Islamorada, Florida) In the Florida Keys, Cheeca Lodge & Spa offers Camp Cheeca‚ with daily activities for children 5-12 years of age: fishing off Cheeca's pier, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and lagoon swimming. There is also a "Kids' Night Out" on Friday and Saturday evenings with a pizza dinner. Additionally, tours are available of nearby Indian Key, Lignum Vitae Key or Everglades National Park. The 201-room Cheeca Lodge & Spa sits oceanfront on 27 lush acres in Islamorada, the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World."

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa (Sausalito, California) A 20-minute ferry ride from San Francisco, Sausalito provides a laid-back peaceful retreat from the city, yet is still close to famous San Francisco attractions like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Additionally, the whole family can go bike riding, kayaking, or sailing in the bay. ¬ Hiking options are available at the nearby Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais State Park. Nestled on a hillside in Sausalito, the historic Casa Madrona Hotel offers 63 rooms with marina vistas.

For more information and reservations at any RockResort property, please visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM or call 1-888-FOR-ROCK (888-367-7625).


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