Lost Creek Ranch and Spa
Located between Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton Forest, in Wyoming, is an incredible family vacation spot called Lost Creek Ranch and Spa. Your vacation will start off right with the complimentary transportation they offer from the nearby airport. Rates for the ten cabins and twenty rooms include all meals. That is just the beginning.
Children under the age of six stay completely free and staff will provide cribs upon request. During the day, there are supervised children’s activities so the adults may enjoy some time on their own. Activities include a heated pool, whirlpool, exercise equipment, tennis, hayrides, lawn games and a game room. Ridding instruction is available for both children and adults.
The spa offers a sauna and team room as well as massage. What a wonderful way to spend the evening after a long day of vigorous activity.
Each of the cabins includes a private porch, refrigerators and fireplaces. Picnic tables provide a nice outdoor experience for the whole family. The staff will also do your laundry free of charge so you can spend your time doing more enjoyable things.
Dinners are served family style and offer two choices each evening. Breakfast can be either a full continental one or your choice from a large menu. Lunch is served buffet style and offers a large variety of choices. Kids can either eat with their parents or enjoy a special kid’s dinner with their newly found friends. They have a special menu of kid-favored food to choose from with the second option.
Not only is the staff highly trained in their particular occupation, but Lost Creek Ranch offers something found rarely elsewhere, a one to one staff and guest ratio. No matter what you need or want, there is always someone ready and willing to accommodate your wishes.
Mountain Laurel Inn
Hidden high in the mountain near Mentone, Alabama is Mountain Laurel Inn. By using the rustic look, Mountain Laurel Inn blends in with the surroundings on Lookout Mountain. This is a hikers dream. Full sized windows put forward breathtaking views of the surrounding woods, or just relax in one of the rocking chairs on the porch. There is even a separate guesthouse with a number of rooms, every one with its own separate entrance.
One of the more exclusive features of Mountain Laurel is the coffee placed outside each guest’s door. After the morning eye opener, step into the dining room for a full sized breakfast that starts with a variety of breads and continues with everything from breakfast pizza to decadent French toast.
The wildflower room celebrates the well-known wildflowers of the region. Spring is brought out by the large quantity of Mountain Laurel and Lady Slippers. Alabama has only one ski slope and it is shown in the motif of the ski room. The wildlife neighbors are well represented in the deer room, including Canadian Geese and wild turkeys. Come to the bridal room for your first or fiftieth honeymoon. This room is next door to the Mentone Wedding chapel. For parties of three there is the apartment room upstairs. This is the only two room groupings on hand. In the primary room is a queen-sized bed but a trundle bed and kitchenette is in the other room.
Full enjoyment of the area is complete with hiking and biking. For the more adventurous, take hold of a pair of the bikes that are on hand or go by horseback to do some sightseeing. Check out the loads of antique stores and take home gifts for all or just a few keepsakes as a reminder of a wonderful vacation.