If you’re looking for a family-friendly getaway from New York City or Boston, look no further than Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont.
Located on a 600-acre lake surrounded by greenery, boats of all shapes and sizes, summer homes and a golf course, you’ll not find a resort this much fun and activity packed for miles and miles. Lake Morey is not only a tranquil, beautiful lake with tremendous value to water sports lovers, but the resort has excellent service and a great appeal to families with adults and children of all ages. It’s rustic yet elegant at the same time and offers a bit of old time family resort fun that you can’t find in many places any longer. From kayaking to paddle boarding to berry picking in nearby orchards, there is something for everyone in the clan and no one will be disappointed.
On a recent weekend, I took my kids and my mom for a few days to rest and enjoy. We truly didn’t know what to expect, but happily found an abundance of activities to spend our time, both together and separate, and all experienced many things for the first-time. Grandma and grandson became a kayaking duo. They would wake up and head right to the lake. We all played glow in the dark golf and laughed and laughed and laughed under the moon. We went blueberry picking at a farm 20 miles away.
The trip was full of quintessential multi-generational experiences. We opted to have most of our meals at the resort. The hotel has a meal plan which makes food choices and timing easier for families. Breakfast and dinner were spent in a dining room with fabulous views of the lake and offered healthy options for all of us using Vermont’s fresh produce – blueberry pancakes for example. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed the variety of selection immensely.
I highly recommend a visit to Lake Morey Resort, and I can only imagine that Fall in Fairlee would be the most heavenly time to visit. This Fall they’re offering many opportunities for family bonding. From apple cider pressing lessons to cider hour, kids can try different varieties of apple cider while the Lake Morey Beer Master serves up delicious local tastings for adults, from hot mulled cider and Woodchuck Cider to a wide range of seasonal local brews.
When not indulging in apple tastings, guests can enjoy activities on the lake (pontoon boat rides, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and more), hike the many scenic local trails, play a round of golf on the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course, indulge in the onsite spa, or catch a movie in the resort’s own 120-seat indoor movie theater.
They’re also offering a special this Fall, starting September 19th through October 12th, rates for the Smash, Sip, & Stay package start at $418 per adult (kids 3-12 are $80 and kids 13-17 are $130), double occupancy, plus 9% VT tax, and include two nights’ accommodations, dinner, breakfast, apple cider pressing lessons, cider hour, an evening bonfire with make-your-own s’mores and use of the resort’s standard seasonal amenities.
Disclosure: Holly received a complimentary visit to Lake Morey to facilitate this review but all opinions are her own