After extensive online research about family friendly summer vacations we settled on Tyler Place.
Flying all the way from the West coast we were somewhat hesitant that it would not be as good as all the reviews say.
And it wasn't; it was 100x BETTER.
By day 2 we were already trying to figure out how to arrange Tyler Place into our schedule for next year. The last day we placed our reservation! Already excited to return.
There are too many things that we liked so here is a "small" list:
Zipline(both adult and child size), treehouse, sailboats, including a lesson, kayaks, waterslides, pool, hot tubs(including the adult only one), Duckman triathlon(I'm not much of an athlete and was moved by the positive encouragement from other guests), staff vs. guests softball game, bikes, quaint and cozy accommodation with playground gazebo, children's toys and hammock right nearby, trampolines, pony rides for our child, basketball game, ropes course, swimming, hiking, evening champagne cruise-made a ton of new friends, sail to island for bonfire and drinks a plenty, day trip to Quebec for wine tasting, scenic rides into town....
oh and the FOOD. WOW, we were expecting standard buffet fare and thought we would use our kitchen often. No way, this is 4 star quality, especially the desserts. At the end of the week we joked that they should take all the kitchens out of the cabins since there is no need!
Of course the #1 thing we loved about Tyler Place was our Parent Helper.
Wow, our toddler took to her within minutes and we all cried the night we said good bye. The staff at Tyler place are second to none. They keep the kids so busy and entertained that even kids who don't sleep well, were out within minutes and sleeping through the night.
The only suggestions I have are...not many.
Depending on the week you go, you may want rain gear.
Our cabin was somewhat away from the Inn so we were glad we brought flashlights.
Oh and try everything if you like, or do nothing if you prefer.
Tyler Place is what you make of it.
Next year we plan to make it even better than last, if that is possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 9 age-staggered kids programs for Infants to Teens. A cozy cottage or family suite with separate parent's bedroom. Awesome, enthusiastic, counselors you'll want to take home with you. Exceptionally good, wholesome meals - three times a day - plus snacks. Evening meals without the kids - a chance to recharge your marriage. An amazing variety of land and water sports with no waiting lines. Lots of fresh air, green grass, blue water, bonfires and nights full of stars. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tyler Place Family Hotel Highgate Springs
- Hotel Tyler Place Family
- Tyler Place Family Resort Vermont/Highgate Springs