We had the most amazing vacation and it rained 80-90% of the time! I had 21 meals without my children: ages 2.5 and 13 mo. It was the most stress free vacation I've ever had! There are planned activities every day and you can participate or not. The food is buffet (but excellent buffet think of the very best wedding food then better), the evening events sometimes require you to wear a name tag. The staff....... the staff is incredible! I believe they rival some of the best staff at the Ritz or Waldorf Astoria. Customer Service is exceptional. The TP staff are so incredibly friendly and accommodating and everyone is so relaxed.
Others have mentioned the cottages are 'rustic' in that I will attempt to clarify: they are a lake cottage in upstate Vermont. Obviously this is not a penthouse suite in a major city at a 5 star hotel. However they are very clean, the beds and pillows are comfortable and well appointed, the towels are neither overly fluffy nor chintzy. I've included photos of our cottage 'Goose' which was a 1 min walk to the Inn where adults eat, 1/2 min walk to the Playhouse for those under 2.5 and perhaps a 3-5 min walk to the Clubhouse where the 2.5-5 yr olds eat and play, depending on the toddler's mood, number of puddles to jump in and motivation. We even had a small view of the Lake from our cottage from the living room and screened in porch. The cottages are all far enough way from each other you couldn't hear other families, except when the toddlers were attempting to out scream each other in the late afternoon but even then that usually just encouraged my boys to join in on the call of their people.
We had a master bedroom with king bed and plenty of space, the bed was so comfortable! the Kids room had two twin beds and also fit two cribs! with heat and AC. The bathroom was between the rooms and was clean and serviceable.
Amazing! It was delicious! It was buffet, the soups were incredible. There is something on offer for everyone, vegetarians to hearty meat eaters and even those that enjoy salad. There is also a lobster and steak night! The soups were delicious, breakfast was delightful. Every meal was very good.
As I said earlier it rained most of our trip and Tyler Place showed what they were made of! The tennis tournament was rained out, and TP bused the players into a town about 20 min away and rented out the entire indoor tennis center. The indoor tennis center was excellent. A few days later the archery lesson was rained out and again TP bused the archers a few towns over and rented out an entire indoor archery center. All this was free of additional charge to the guests! It was above and beyond.
I can not say enough good things about Tyler Place. It is the most amazing family vacation! I can not wait to return.
- 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