8 Vacation Rentals That Are Kid Tested & Mother Approved

Take the stress and time-consuming guesswork out of your family vacation by leaving the planning to the travel experts at Natural Retreats. These 8 mom-inspired family-friendly vacation rentals will help determine which of our destinations is right for your next family trip. With our wide selection of accommodations — from beach front cottages and cozy cabins in the woods to desert villas and mountainside estates — the hardest part of this year’s vacation will be deciding where Mom wants to go first.

Big Sky, Montana | White Wolf Retreat

Located within a gated nature preserve and only 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park, White Wolf Retreat combines private luxury with exclusive convenience to Big Sky’s amenities. Custom built with locally sourced materials, each well-appointed room displays striking views of Lone Peak. For easy park access, guests have access to two personal SUV’s or can reserve a local-guided private tour with Yellowstone Luxury Tours.

Why The Family Will Like It: Optional access to the private Moonlight Club which includes outdoor activity center, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and Moonlight Lodge.

Why Mom Will Like It: With home features such as the expansive outdoor deck, wood burning fireplace, and gourmet kitchen, Mom will never want to leave.

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Tybee Island | Inlet Seaclusion

Inlet Seaclusion is a charming four-bedroom raised cottage, situated on a double lot among forty-year-old live oak and cedar trees. The home features spectacular views of the Back River from the widow’s walk, an ideal place to be when the sun sets!

Why The Family Will Like It: Kids and adults alike will appreciate the direct beach access, as well as the outdoor shower.

Why Mom Will Like It: The views from the widow’s walk, as well as the screened-in porch are fantastic!

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Park City, Utah | Silver Star Resort

Everything we love about Park City is directly at your fingertips at Silver Star Resort Our luxury condos, townhomes, cottages, and penthouses are situated mid-mountain within close proximity to local shops, notable eateries, and limitless recreation. Each unique unit provides upscale amenities such as private hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, and resort amenities. With all there is to experience take an extra night on us when you stay 3 nights.

Why The Family Will Like It: Equip the family for adventure with the best gear in the outdoor industry at Silver Star Ski & Sport located in the resort’s outdoor plaza. You’ll be greeted by two of the friendliest staff members who happen to be adorable bulldogs

Why Mom Will Like It: Indulge mom with award winning made-from-scratch fare, palatable cocktails, and on select summer evenings, live music on the wrap-around patio at Park City’s “hidden gem” The Silver Star Cafe.

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Sea Islands, South Carolina | Sea La Vie

Sea La Vie is a stunning three-bedroom home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with spectacular views of Pritchard’s Island. Located in a gated Fripp Island community, the home is within walking distance to the beach, the cabana club and the marina. Two guest cards to Fripp Island amenities are included for stays of seven nights or more.

Why The Family Will Like It: The home comes replete with four bicycles, as well as a golf cart, ideal for exploring the island as a family.

Why Mom Will Like It: Mom will appreciate the amazing views from the porch, as well as the proximity to the beach.

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Joshua Tree, California | Wyatt's Hideaway

Positioned in the heart of the Mojave desert, a mile from the trailheads in Joshua Tree National Park, Wyatt's Hideaway is where nature meets modern luxury. This three bedroom bungalow is brimming with southwestern charm, from its tasteful contemporary furnishings to the selection of local contemporary art on display. Bring the outside in as the garage door opens the wall's of the game room to the desert vistas and beyond.

Why The Family Will Like It: Joshua Tree's position in the high desert and limited light pollution make it one of the world’s best places to view the Milky Way.

Why Mom Will Like It: The private hot tub offering panoramic desert views will provide mom the ideal space for some well deserved “me” time.

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Cape San Blas, Florida | Sea's Life

Sea's Life offers luxury Gulf-front living at its finest. Spectacular water views abound throughout the home and are particularly impressive from the first-floor deck and the screened-in porch on the second level. Stay at Baron by the Sea for a week and save $250! Guests also receive one free ticket, per night stay, to local activities like beach horseback riding or chartered fishing trips.

Why The Family Will Like It: Your reservation includes $250 worth of free beach gear which includes paddle boards, corn haul set, and bikes with helmets.

Why Mom Will Like It: Tranquil Gulf panoramas and the private hot tub will provide Mom with the relaxation she craves.

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Teton Springs, Idaho | Handpicked Cabins

If you’re looking for a well balanced vacation containing equal parts relaxation and exploration, book a stay in one of our well-appointed private log cabins. Each cabin offers 360 degree mountain views, out-the-door access to hiking trails, and resort amenities. Stay three nights and receive week-long access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park with our Parks Package

Why The Family Will Like It: On-site amenities which include, award-winning Headwaters 18-hole Golf Course, Headwaters Swim and Tennis club, and two eateries: Storehouse Cafe and Headwaters Grill.

Why Mom Will Like It: Our full service Stillwaters Spa & Salon offers a large selection of services to pamper Mom from head to toe.

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Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee | Majestic View A #42A

This spacious, four-bedroom log cabin features spectacular mountain views, a game room and access to the community pool. Each bedroom is equipped with its own television and select bedrooms feature private balconies and jetted-tubs. Save up to 30% on your Smoky Mountain stay with our ‘Stay More, Save More’ special!

Why The Family Will Like It: The kids will love spending time in the game room and splashing around in the pool.

Why Mom Will Like It: After a busy day in the Smokies, Mom can pour herself a glass of wine, and take a soak in the hot tub on the porch while gazing at the stunning mountain view.

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