If you are thinking about planning a relaxing getaway in 2018, there are several resorts across the country that offer outstanding accessible accommodations. Whether you are looking to explore the mountains, visit America’s premier theme parks, or just unwind by the pool, these five resorts can help meet any of those desires:
1) Little Valley Mountain Resort – Located in in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains just outside of Sevierville, TN, the Little Valley Mountain Resort offers accessible rooms for large groups or small luxurious cabins for two. All of their wheelchair accessible rooms include ramped entrances and open floor plans with first floor master suits. Every cabin has a unique design and charm, complete with a deck to take in all of the incredible views. The resort’s fishing area is also easily accessible by wheelchair.
2) Disney’s Caribbean Resort – As one of the premier resorts at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL the Caribbean Beach offers several wheelchair accessible rooms. They include wheel in showers, grab rails and level flat entrances. Disney offers accessible transportation to all of their theme parks and even has a Disability Access Service dedicated to helping guests in wheelchairs enjoy all of their magical attractions.
3) Resort at Squaw Creek – This stunning resort nestled in the Northern California mountains by Lake Tahoe is one of the most accessible resorts in the world. The resort includes an accessible fitness center, wheelchair height peepholes on doors and even audio/visual smoke detectors. Lake Tahoe local, Mario Rey, is the resort’s private Disabled Access Ambassador. He is passionate about providing guests with an unforgettable experience and making sure Squaw Creek meets and even exceeds all ADA regulations.
4) Turtle Bay Resort – If you are thinking about visiting Hawaii, then look no further than Turtle Bay. Located on the North Shore of O’Ahu, the trendy side of Hawaii’s most visited island is full of fun activities and delicious local cuisine. The resort offers 11 standard accessible rooms and 4 suites that are packed with accessible amenities. All of Turtle Bay’s pools and hot tubs are equipped with lifts. It is also a short drive to popular destinations such as the Dole Pineapple Farm and Pearl Harbor National Monument.
5) The Palazzo Resort – If you are considering a trip to Las Vegas, be sure to check out The Palazzo. The resort has 66 wheelchair accessible rooms and easy access to shopping and dining. Even the gondola ride through the indoor canal is wheelchair accessible.