Whoever said a luxury vacation can’t be a reality for an entire clan is quite mistaken. A new trend in travel features quality spots that make dreams come true. So forget roller coasters and cheap buffets, and envision your brood living the good life, family style, at one of these eight gorgeous resorts.

1 Barnsley  Resort Adairsville, Ga.



Barnsley’s charm begins with its location, just one hour and a relaxing world away from busy downtown Atlanta. Check your family into one of the country-style multibedroom cottages—think wood-burning fireplaces, rocking chairs and claw-foot tubs—before introducing your little ones to the miniature horses and other playful animals in the on-property barnyard. You can find adventure along bike trails, saddle up for horseback riding or escape to the spa for a specialty massage. Special plans? Call the resident Fairy Godmother, who will craft a unique experience just for your troop. (barnsleyresort.com)

2 the  cloister Sea Island, Ga.

The Cloister’s rooms and suites spotlight rich textures, exposed wooden beams and plush seating throughout the space. Outdoors, you’ll enjoy Sea Island’s offerings, including stargazing, wildlife walks and a sea turtle expedition at dawn. Bike rentals are available, but if you’d prefer being on the water, there’s kayaking and a two-hour family fishing trip that will introduce kids to the joys of casting a line. (seaisland.com/accommodations)

3 Salamander  Resort  & Spa Middleburg, Va.

The 168-room luxury resort sits on 340 acres in Virginia’s horse country and has activities for the entire family that include riding lessons and culinary classes. Your pooch is equally welcome; as evidenced by a weekly Yappy Hour event. (salamanderresort.com)

Read more in the November 2015 issue of EBONY Magazine. 



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