Concierge.com's insider take:
Eight is enough? Not for innkeepers Jim and Mary O'Reilly, who've raised an octet of their own offspring and now cater to other people's kids at the 24-room Wildflower. Set high on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Northeast Kingdom area, the inn is mad fun for both children and their tagalong parents. A petting barn, soccer field, batting cage, tennis court, and pint-size garden are among the 570-acre property's diversions. In winter, there's a sledding hill and ice-skating rink. Even infants receive special treatment, thanks to a Wee Tots program (for three-month-olds to six-year-olds) and a stash of bibs, cribs, sippy cups, and diapers. Adults can soak in some of the best views in Vermont simply by lounging in the outdoor pool and hot tub. The inn sits smack in the middle of the Kingdom Trails, an award-winning mountain biking network. Juniper's restaurant serves organic burgers, cornmeal-crusted trout, and shepherd's pie. Breakfast (included) means homemade maple pecan granola, teddy bear pancakes, and Stonyfield yogurt. Small families can stay in classic rooms while larger ones might opt for three-room suites. The rooms are nothing special, but everything around them is.