Trip Tips: 5 Wilderness All-inclusives Away from it All

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

If you’ve only done all-inclusive in Mexico, you haven’t lived. In some of North America’s most beautiful places are tucked properties that combine a rugged landscape with luxury living, plus the delightful ease of inclusive meals and activities. It’s kind of like camping, but with a real bed and without all the advanced planning. Herein, five favorites.

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British Columbia, Canada: Nimmo Bay
In the gorgeous Great Bear Forest, only accessible by air or water, are the nine cabins that comprise Nimmo Bay. In addition to tons of little in-room extras including complimentary beer and wine and house-made cookies and truffles, the inclusive activities are kayaking, rock climbing, paint balling, fly fishing, wakeboarding, boat cruising, yoga, gourmet picnic lunches and more. Guests may tire from the activities, but never of choices.

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British Columbia, Canada: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
From YVR Airport, the resort arranges for guests to be flown to remote parcel of water-facing terra firma on Vancouver Island where its 20 luxury tents await. On the long list of inclusive goodies are horseback riding (they have their own stables), whale watching, fishing (lake, river or ocean), hot springs adventure, clay shooting, archery and mountain biking. Also, a spa treatment at their Healing Grounds, which also offers wood-fired cedar hot tubs and a cedar sauna, comes with a three-night stay.

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Colorado, U.S.A.: The Home Ranch
Just like home, but on a sprawling ranch in the mountains of Colorado, so probably not like home at all. Unless one’s home includes horseback riding, fly fishing, yoga and a crazy amount of children’s programming such as barn dances, volleyball, cook-outs and whitewater rafting. Those are just the summertime options. Oh, and some accommodations come with their own private hot tub.

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Colorado, U.S.A.: Dunton Hot Springs
Here, it’s all about the hot springs, and they have a few ways to enjoy them. There’s the 19th century Bathhouse, by the river and a number of pools around the property, including one right inside the Well House cabin. The daily rate also includes all meals and beverages so guests can soak the day away without worrying about what to do about dinner.

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Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: The Lodge at Woodloch
The fact that this property in northeastern Pennsylvania doesn’t have the word “spa” it is name is surprisingly, because it’s serious about it. Their inclusive spa packages include a daily service and they set up guests with a Personal Spa Concierge to help you choose the perfect course of treatments. There’s also hydro massage waterfalls, Jacuzzis and steam rooms. On top of that, there are fitness classes, water classes, art classes, garden programs and more.

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