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The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States

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Mexico and the Caribbean are famous for having some of the most luxurious all-inclusive resorts in the world, but what many people don’t realize is that some of the best all-inclusive hotels are actually located in the United States. You may even find an all-inclusive resort within driving distance from your home, as they are scattered throughout the country.

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19, some of these resorts may be closed or operating with fewer amenities than normal. Please check with the resort before booking, and always follow all state and local laws regarding travel at this time.

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States

From tropical resorts with all-inclusive rates to rustic ranches, Victorian hotels, and mountain lodges, the all-inclusive resorts in the United States are as diverse as the landscape of the country itself. Below is a list of 26 U.S. resorts that either are fully inclusive or offer special packages and promotions that include many of the features associated with all-inclusive resorts.

What is the Best All-Inclusive Resort in the U.S.? 

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Resort Location Alcohol Included? Age Restrictions Gratuity Included?
Red Mountain Resort St. George, Utah No No No
Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch Tombstone, Arizona No No No
Broadmoor Colorado Springs, Colorado Yes No Yes
Don CeSar St. Pete Beach, Florida Yes (with package) No No
Bungalows Key Largo  Key Largo, Florida Yes 21+ No
Grand Hotel  Mackinac Island, Michigan No None Yes
Twin Farms Barnard, Vermont Yes 14+ Yes
Vista Verde Guest Ranch Clark, Colorado Yes 6+ No 
Woodloch Pines Resort  Hawley, Pennsylvania No None Yes, added at end of stay
Dunton Hot Springs Dunton, Colorado Yes None No
Canyon Ranch Lenox Lenox, Massachusetts No 16+ Yes
Lodge on Little St. Simons Island  Little St. Simons Island, Georgia No 3+ Yes
Club Med Sandpiper Bay  Port St. Lucie, Florida Yes None Yes
Miraval Austin Austin, Texas No 18+ Yes
White Stallion Ranch Tucson, Arizona No None No
The Clement Palo Alto Palo Alto, California Yes None Yes
Skytop Lodge Skytop, Pennsylvania No None No
Blackberry Farm Walland, Tennessee No None Yes, added at end of stay
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa Tucson, Arizona No 18+ Yes
Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge Homer, Alaska No None No
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa Little Torch Key, Florida No 18+ No
Canyon Ranch Tucson Tucson, Arizona No 16+ Yes
The Ranch at Rock Creek Philipsburg, Montana Yes None Yes
Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa Dubois, Wyoming No None Yes
Lake Austin Spa Resort Austin, Texas No 14+ Yes
Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz, New York No None Yes

FAQ

Is everything included at an all-inclusive resort?
Do you tip at an all inclusive resort?
Does all-inclusive mean unlimited drinks?
Is it wise to go to an all-inclusive resort?
Are all-inclusive resorts worth it? 

Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah

Exterior of Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah

While not wholly inclusive, Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah has many all-inclusive packages to choose from. Whichever vacation type you choose: family, zion adventure, or their essential retreat, your stay will include accommodations, daily guided hikes, bike rentals, three healthy meals daily, fitness classes, healthy life classes and events, and personal discovery activities. The resort is dog-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your four-legged family members behind! 

Amenities: Fitness classes, healthy life classes, spa (voucher with Essential package), indoor/outdoor swimming pools, hiking, biking, whirlpools, Cybex equipment and cardiovascular center, pet-friendly, wellness training, nutritional guidance, Personal Discovery Providers, Shamans and spiritual guides, spiral labyrinth, medicine wheel, meditation grotto, walking trails, kayaking, golf. 

Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch in Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch horse corral
Tombstone Monument Ranch & Cattle Company

With their Full Guest Ranch package, you will have everything included in your stay at Tombstone Monument Guest Ranch. Immerse yourself in the ranch life, from riding, shooting, archery, breakfast by campfire, and of course, visits to the old west’s famous Tombstone, just three miles away from the ranch. For a truly immersive experience, try their Working Ranch Package, which has 2 ½ – 6 hours of working ranch time, where you will check and move cattle, ride and fix fences, and check wells, cattle ponds and the dam. 

Amenities: Horseback riding, archery, UTV tours, evening entertainment, soft drinks, shuttle to Tombstone, wifi. 

Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plaza with guests walking and mingling at the Broadmoor all-inclusive hotel

Just up the road from the main accommodations at Broadmoor is the Ranch at Emerald Valley, which promises “refined luxury with the rustic charm and inspiration of a wilderness enclave,” and is all-inclusive. Stay in a luxury cabin or at the lodge, and spend the day fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and enjoying five-star meals throughout your stay. 

Amenities: Fly fishing, morning coffee, horseback riding, archery, hiking, evening campfire and s’mores, buffet breakfast, canoeing, kayaking, board games, mountain biking, hot tub, lawn games. 

Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Florida

Aerial view of the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, Florida, United States

While not entirely all-inclusive, Don CeSar does have all-inclusive packages available for booking. This is the hotel for a purely Floridian experience. Relax by the pool (complete with pool bar), on the beach, or at the spa, dine at one of the six restaurants and bars, or shop at one of the specialty shops. This resort is the perfect Florida beach vacation resort. 

Amenities: Pool, private beach, pet friendly, fitness and wellness center, spa, water sport rentals.  

Bungalows Key Largo, Florida

Porch with blue lounge chairs at Bungalows Key Largo in Key Largo, Florida
Bungalows Key Largo

This adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys is the ultimate romantic getaway. Each spacious bungalow includes a private verandah with a soaking tub, as well as a flat-screen smart TV and a comfy bed with a pillowtop mattress. Dine at one of six on-site restaurants, take a yoga class on the beach, or float out on the bay in a private tiki boat.

Amenities: Bicycles for guest use, daily group yoga classes, multiple pools and Jacuzzis, and on-site spa (cost for treatments is additional).

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan

Exterior of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island with lilacs in full bloom
Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan offers several all-inclusive packages when  you stay at this historic hotel. At the Grand Hotel, you can stay in one of the many vibrantly decorated rooms, have afternoon tea, and enjoy dinner in the main dining room. Ice cream lovers will love Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor, which serves up treats made with Michigan-made Guernsey Farms Dairy ice cream. For a truly timeless experience, the Grand Hotel has a dress code after 6:30 pm- no jeans or shorts are allowed. 

Amenities: Pool, golf, lawn games, nightly entertainment, biking, waterslide. 

Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont

View of lake at Twin Farms hotel in Barnard, Vermont
Twin Farms

Once owned by author Sinclair Lewis, Twin Farms is nestled in 300 glorious acres of woods, meadows and mountains, and is a unique all-inclusive experience. Accommodations include 10 cottages, the lodge and the farmhouse. Each room has a fireplace, fully stocked fridge, and a selection of games, movies, music and puzzles. Book a spa treatment (at an additional cost) at the spa, or enjoy activities on the grounds. Enjoy a beverage at the fully-stocked Twiggs Pub on the grounds. 

Amenities: Japanese Furo, fitness center, six private ski trails, bee tour, swimming in Copper Pond, canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking. 

Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Clark, Colorado

Guest enjoying the fire in a lounge area at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Vista Verde Guest Ranch

At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch, guests can immerse themselves in a rustic life without giving up wonderful and indulgent luxuries. Providing people with an opportunity to unplug, this authentic ranch does not have phones, TVs, or internet in the guest rooms.

Amenities: Swimming pool, common lounge area with panoramic views, fitness center, indoor riding arena, and kids’ area with ropes course.

Woodloch Pines Resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania

Aerial view of the Woodloch Pines Resort and surrounding lake
Woodloch Pine Resort

This family-owned resort provides visitors with a warm and welcoming greeting as well as ample opportunities to have good, old-fashioned fun together. This resort is famous for its extensive activities program, which has a little something for everyone. Woodloch Pine Resort also boasts a championship golf course and a world-class spa.

Amenities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, rock climbing wall, kayaking, snowshoeing, and nightly entertainment.

Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts

Exterior of Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts
Canyon Ranch

Immerse yourself in wellness within the Berkshires with your stay at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts. With a wide variety of classes, coaches, and treatments at your fingertips throughout your stay, it is almost guaranteed that you will leave feeling better than when you arrived. Choose your own schedule while there, or visit during one of their themed weekends like a yoga retreat, Dance Weekend or breathwork. Canyon Ranch also has locations in Tucson, Woodside CA, and Las Vegas. 

Amenities: Hiking, yoga, tai chi, meditation, pilates, fitness classes, pool. 

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

Cabin at sunset at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado
Dunton

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the luxury of the hot springs when you stay at Dunton Hot Springs. Relax in the waters five different ways: in the 19th century bathhouse, at the actual source, in two pools, and inside the Well House Cabin. Have a truly unique stay in one of the cabins, some original to the gold rush in the late 1800s. 

Amenities: Snowshoeing, skiing, horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, archeological day tours to the desert, hot springs. 

Lodge on Little St. Simons Island on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

Interior lounge area at Lodge on Little St. Simons Island on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Those seeking peace, privacy, and natural beauty will feel right at home at the all-inclusive Lodge on Little Saint Simons Island resort. It offers more than 11,000 acres of space and more than seven miles of private beaches, yet only 32 people can stay at any given time. Personalized service in a charming setting makes this the perfect place for those looking to enjoy a slower pace.

Amenities: Meals prepared by on-site chef, boat transfers to and from the island, and naturalist-led excursions offered daily.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Aerial view of the pool at Club Med Sandpiper Bay
Club Med

Best described as one of the premier all-inclusive resorts in the United States for families who love to stay active, this resort has a little bit of everything. Similar to many of the Caribbean all-inclusive resorts, Club Med Sandpiper Bay lets guests enjoy days by the pool, water activities and plenty of food as well as drinks.

Amenities: Sports facilities with professional instructors, kids clubs, and outdoor pools.

Miraval Austin, Texas

Guest doing yoga under a stone archway at Miraval Austin
Miraval Austin

You’ll experience “Wellness with a Texas Twist” when you stay at Miraval Austin. Their unlimited package includes meals, a $175 daily resort credit, unlimited yoga, fitness, and if you book four nights, your fifth is free. Whether you are looking to relax, reconnect, find solace, or have an outdoor adventure, Miraval has something for every need. Mirival has locations in Massachusetts and Arizona.

Amenities: Hiking, yoga, meditation, challenge activities, climbing wall, complimentary airport shuttle, spa. 

White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona

People riding horses in a desert setting at White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona
White Stallion Ranch

For a vacation that offers an authentic taste of western American culture, the White Stallion Ranch is the best place to stay. Offering all-inclusive packages for its guests, this hotel is often described as a blend between a dude ranch and a luxury resort.

Amenities: Heated pool and hot tub, recreation room, spa, nightly entertainment, and a schedule of children’s activities.

The Clement Palo Alto, California

Outdoor seating area at The Clement Palo Alto, California

Located near Stanford University, the Clement Palo Alto allows you to rejuvenate and relax in downtown Palo Alto. Your all-inclusive stay includes gratuities, alcoholic beverages, food and more. Perfect for a getaway, or when visiting Stanford, every need will be met while staying at the Clement. 

Amenities: Rooftop pool, fire pit, fitness center, valet parking, outdoor dining patio, stocked guest pantry in kitchen, overnight shoe shine service. 

Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pennsylvania

Exterior view of Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pennsylvania
Skytop Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Skytop Lodge transports guests to an era gone by. Built in 1928, this historic lodge offers guests an atmospheric, luxury destination where they have access to the rugged outdoor terrain. On this 5,500-acre property, there’s no shortage of things to do.

Amenities: Spa facilities, outdoor adventure activities, and culinary dining experiences.

Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Bedroom at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
Blackberry Farm

This pastoral family-owned farm estate invites guests from around the world to enjoy its intimate, luxurious accommodations set against a magnificent backdrop in the Great Smoky Mountains. While not a true all-inclusive (alcohol, in-room dining, retail purchases, and some activities are not included in the nightly rate), we couldn’t leave the 4,200-square-foot Blackberry Farm resort off the list. Consider it nearly all-inclusive.

Amenities: Farm activities, cooking demonstrations, carriage rides, outdoor activities, spa facilities, and historic rooms.

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona

Bedroom at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona

Striking a balance between dramatic mountain views and restorative desert air, the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is the premier destination for a wellness vacation. Offering all-inclusive rates as well as a variety of rejuvenating spa services, this resort is ideal for adults who need to take some time for themselves.

Amenities: Award-winning spa with expert services, such as body renewal rituals, hair care, skin care, and energy healing options.

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge, Alaska

Cabins and lake at Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge, Alaska
Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge

The Alaskan setting is rustic but the luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, and personalized adventure packages are anything but at the all-inclusive Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge.

Amenities: Gourmet dining, luxe accommodations in a pristine setting, and personalized guided nature experiences.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida

Pool and outdoor seating at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

The Culinary Paradise Package at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key, Florida includes all of your meals plus a $100 voucher per person, per night. This adults-only, television and telephone free resort is the epitome of relaxation with a pool, beach, and spa at your disposal during your stay. 

Amenities: Welcome cocktail, pool, beach, non-alcoholic beverages, fitness center, paddleboards, kayaks, Hobie cat, Boston Whalers, nightly turndown service. 

Canyon Ranch Tucson, Arizona

Exterior of a building and fire pit at Canyon Ranch Tucson, Arizona
Canyon Ranch

Set in the Sonoran Desert, Canyon Ranch Tucson will challenge you both physically and mentally. Between rock climbing, mountain biking, hypnotherapy and meditation, there is something for you no matter what your journey is. Tucson is the first Canyon Ranch location in the country. Check out their other locations in Woodside, Ca, Las Vegas and Lenox MA. 

Amenities: Rock climbing, hiking, tennis, meditation, yoga, spa services and more. 

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana

Exterior of the Granite Lodge at The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
The Ranch at Rock Creek

Located on an authentic 19th century homestead, you will live the true rancher life when you stay at the Ranch at Rock Creek. This all-inclusive dude ranch has everything you need for a real cowboy adventure: horseback riding, shooting, and even a saloon! 

Amenities: Unlimited premium beer, wine and spirits, as well as assorted beverages and snacks, fitness center, pool, hot tub, evening entertainment, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, sapphire mining, ride along with a rancher, geocaching, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ranch rodeo, and a ropes course. 

Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa in Dubois, Wyoming

Interior of Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa, Wyoming
Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa is luxury within seclusion. Located within the Rocky Mountains, it’s the perfect blend of peace and adventure. No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll find yourself immersed in excitement—whether it is snowmobiling, riding on a dog sled, skiing in the winter, or horseback riding and canoeing in the summer, you’ll be able to fully unwind at the lodge after your fun-filled day. 

Amenities: Dry sauna, fitness center, hot tub, tranquility room, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, canoeing, archery, hunting, ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling. 

Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas

People walking in the courtyard of Lake Austin Spa Resort, Texas
Lake Austin Spa Resort

Reconnect with yourself as you calm your mind, body and spirit at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Your day will be filled with serenity mixed with fun. Several of their all-inclusive packages include a nightly voucher toward a spa treatment or personal instruction, so you can treat yourself to a facial or get a health and wellness assessment while at the resort. Create a daily schedule filled with talks with guest speakers, activities on the lake, yoga and much, much more. Added bonus? Your furriest family member can come, too, as Lake Austin Spa Resort is dog-friendly. 

Amenities: Yoga, meditation, stand up paddle boards, pools, sauna, whirlpool, relaxation areas, swings, hammocks, fitness facilities, fitness classes, unlimited smoothies and juices, kayaks, hydro-bikes, sculling boats, water taxis. 

Mohonk Mountain House in Paltz, New York

Aerial view of the Mohonk Mountain House, New York
Mohonk Mountain House

This “victorian castle resort” has been running since the late 1800s, and will not disappoint. Located just 90 miles north of New York City, it’s luxury and serenity for anyone looking for an escape. No matter what your idea of relaxation is, Mohonk Mountain House will accommodate you. From tennis, golf, and hiking, to meditation, yoga and spa treatments, you are sure to fill your soul with goodness during your stay. 

Amenities: Afternoon tea and cookies, hiking, yoga, meditation, fitness classes, indoor heated pool, guided hikes, lake activities, tomahawk throwing, rock scrambling, mountain biking, disc golf, archery, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing, and nightly entertainment. 

FAQ

Do all-inclusive resorts in the US include alcohol?

Many offer welcome cocktails or champagne, but for the rest of your stay, you will have to pay for alcoholic beverages. Some resorts have special packages you can book that will include alcohol. The resorts that include alcohol no matter how you book are: 

  • The Clement Palo Alto
  • Club Med Sandpiper Bay
  • The Ranch at Rock Creek
  • Bungalows Key Largo
  • Dunton Hot Springs

Is everything included at an all-inclusive resort?

Almost everything. Most include at least two meals (typically breakfast and dinner), your room, and most activities. Alcoholic beverages and spa treatments are usually an extra fee, as are specialized activities. Be sure to check with the resort you are booking at to see what exactly is included in your package. 

Do you tip at an all inclusive resort?

Unless it is explicitly stated at the time of booking that tips are included, you should tip while staying at an all-inclusive resort, although it is not required. 

Does all-inclusive mean unlimited drinks?

As mentioned above, some US all-inclusive resorts do include alcoholic beverages, but most only include water, soda, tea and coffee. 

Is it wise to go to an all-inclusive resort?

For a lot of families and couples traveling, going to an all-inclusive resort is the best way to go, as that way, the trip is already paid for when you get there, and there are no surprises. It is easier to save for an all-inclusive stay since you know exactly what you will spend. 

Are all-inclusive resorts worth it? 

The short answer is yes, they are, if you are looking for a resort vacation. Having everything paid for, and all of your activities during your vacation in one place may be the perfect vacation for some people. The costs that can incur while you are on vacation are many, so knowing exactly what you are paying can be a relief to some, and make it well worth the money. 

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