We think we might like (need) a recuperative 'special' family holiday.
It would be a last minute thing, assuming certain other things went our way, end of August.
Currently thinking USA or swiss/austrian alps. This is because we're looking for good service, reliable infrastructure/hygiene etc , somewhere with a 'top of the world' feeling with soul-restoring scenery.
It needs to be child/toddler friendly - ideally with interconnecting rooms and adventure playgrounds - but don't need childcare.
Don't want anything too demanding - so Disney is out.
In Europe - Kinderhotel looks about right, but I don't know USA well enough to know what their version of that is.
We've just come back from a week at a Kinderhotel in the Austrian mountains and found the level of service, the quality of food, the childcare and the outdoor/indoor activities on offer to be superb. Beautiful scenery. Very good value for money too considering that all meals, drinks, childcare, wellness area and activities/classes are included in the price. Certainly much better than any of the French Pierre et Vacances resorts which are much more 'basic'. And you have to pay for all extras...
We've just been at the Wellness & Sport Hotel Alpina in St Johann (Austria). Last year we went to the Alpenrose in Lermoos and friends of ours have been (and liked) the Krallerhof in Leogang.
The hotels do offer great facilities for children (kids club, kids restaurant/menus, buggies etc), but the facilities for adults are just as good, im my experience. The food is excellent, with a huge breakfast buffet in the mornings, lunch/cakes in afternoon and a very good, changing evening dinner (often in buffet form). The wellness area of the Alpina was great - different types of saunas, steam rooms etc. There was also an adult 'sports' programme, with nordic walking, hiking, aerobics, yoga etc on offer. All of this are free i.e. included in the price.
When were you thinking of going? The best time for a summer holiday there would probably be around July/August as it might get cool during the autumn - although if you like hiking/cycling etc you might like the slightly cooler weather.