Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Summer Resort Vacation

School is out, the sun is shining, and it’s time to spend summer vacation with your family. But it can be hard to enjoy your trip if you’re worried about coordinating, budgeting, and finding something that everyone will like. 

Need an easy way to get the most out of your summer vacations with kids? Our team at the Heartwood Resort knows how to make any family’s vacation as exciting and worthwhile as possible. 

Check out our top tips for planning the best summer vacation with your family, and then come visit us on our beautiful 700 acres of pristine Northwoods forest in Wisconsin!

Get Lots of Kid-Friendly Activities in One Place

A father and son catching fish while on a summer vacation.

You’ve done all the planning for your memorable summer resort vacation. We know the last thing you want to do after all that is start planning out all your activities for your getaway. 

That’s why going to a resort that includes exciting outdoor activities is the best way to ensure fun summer vacations with kids. There is no need to research different activities and trek out to several locations. Enjoy activities that are just steps away from your cottage, rental home, or lakeside hotel room! 

Here are just some of the activities that you’ll get from the Heartwood Resort in Washburn County, WI:

Have Fun in the Water

A family with a son and daughter rowing in a  yellow kayak with their mom while on summer vacation at a resort.

With our private lakes, beaches, and resort excursions to the Namekagon River, you’ll love having fun in the sun while cooling off in the shimmering waters of Wisconsin. We offer all sorts of water sports and activities, including:

• Kayaking

• Canoeing

• Rowboats

• Fishing

• Swimming

But having easy access to these activities isn’t even the best part. At the Heartwood Resort, you will enjoy free equipment rentals. So, feel free to try it all without worrying about your budget! 

Whatever you do, make sure you apply plenty of sunscreen. The risk of sunburn is always present (yes, even in a state like Wisconsin!).  

Explore National Park Trails

2 boys and their mom hiking with walking sticks while on summer vacation.

Summer vacations with kids allow you to step out of the routine of your everyday life and get in touch with nature. And there’s no better place to do that than in the scenic, 700 acres of forest located on Heartwood Resort’s property. 

On our national and state park trails, take advantage of:

• ATV/UTV Rides

• Hiking

• Biking

NAt Heartwood Resort, there is no need to take a hike to get to a trailhead or drive out to enjoy nature. Here, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of nature everywhere you turn. You can’t get enough of the breathtaking views, and you and your family will never forget exploring our forest together. 

Visit a Golf Course

Heartwood Resort is conveniently located near three golf courses. While they aren’t popular among most kids, they’re a hit among the older crowd. So if Mom or Dad needs to get away for a couple of hours, you can feel free to escape to the nearby greens!

Play Exciting Sports

A father and son looking at a trail map of Heartwood Resort to go mountain biking.

Does your family have a bit of a competitive streak? If so, they will be eager to take advantage of some fun sports while on vacation. 

Heartwood Resort has many sports available on-site, including disc golf, basketball, horseshoes, tennis, and sand volleyball. You can have a rousing game of horseshoes as a family or let the kids compete in an intense tennis match while you relax in our rustic, red Adirondack chairs. With so many options, no one will ever be bored! 

Make Dining Easy

Walleye Sandwich at Heartwood Resort in Trego, WI.

When it comes to finding a place to eat, it seems that agreeing can be a chore rather than a happy and relaxing opportunity. But when you go to a resort that makes dining simple, you don’t have to dread finding a lunch or dinner spot! 

The Heartwood Resort is proud to offer a kid-friendly, affordable restaurant that makes dining enjoyable for the whole family.

We offer a wide array of dining choices, which means that even picky eaters will be able to find something to love. Our menu includes:

• Fine dining choices like steak and seafood

• Pasta dishes

• Crowd pleasers such as our craft pizzas and hamburgers

• Tasty sandwiches

• Healthy options like wraps and salads

• A kids’ menu that features chicken fingers, mac and cheese, and more!

It’s hard to go wrong with a kid-friendly restaurant like this that’s a short walk away from your rooms. Of course, you won’t want to forget about our delectable desserts and weekly dinner specials. 

Don’t waste summer vacations with kids arguing over where to stop for dinner after a long day filled with activities. Take time to enjoy each other’s company with a relaxing dining experience. And when the kids have gone off to bed, parents can enjoy a drink or two at our full-service bar! 

The restaurant and bar are open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for you and your family to enjoy.

Bring Your Dogs

A small dog and boy in a boat while on summer vacation.

We know that your dog is part of the family. So when we tell you that Heartwood is a family-friendly resort, we’re including Fido! 

Finding a pet sitter, paying for boarding, and saying your goodbyes can be stressful for you and your dog. Not to mention it takes a fair chunk of change. But when you choose a spot like Heartwood, you can bring your dog along for all the fun and adventures! 

We know your dog will love our outdoor activities just as much as you do. So don’t forget to bring everyone in the family for exciting summer vacations with kids! 

Plan Summer Vacations With Kids to the Heartwood Resort

A family jumping from a dock into a lake.

The average family vacation is just over four days. Are you going to spend those four days anxiously looking to keep the kids entertained with the next activity? Or do you want to enjoy the time you have as a family and have a getaway filled with unforgettable adventures? 

We know you and your family deserve only the best. That’s why the Heartwood Resort takes pride in offering thrilling activities, delicious dining, and a pet-friendly atmosphere to create the best summer vacations with kids. We know you’ll love your time here. So escape on your dream Wisconsin vacation at Heartwood Resort this summer!