Kid-Friendly Four Seasons Resort Whistler

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The free-form pool is heated year-round and there are 3 hot tubs.

The energetic vibe and fun-loving attitude make Whistler an ideal family vacation destination. Fresh and outdoorsy at its core, the scenery is breathtaking on its own, and add world-class snow activities including skiing, snowboarding, animal-watching hikes, snowmobiling, ziplining and more and you’ve got the perfect family-friendly destination.

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The view over-looking the Residences pool area.

We love it here.We visit Whistler as often as possible. With three kids, we’re always looking for destinations and accommodations for a family of five.

We recently scoped out the Four Seasons Whistler Resort for families with my three girls in tow to see how it serves up kid-friendly fun.

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The luxury master bathroom in the two-bedroom residence.

Baby & Toddler

  • The Resort offers cribs, play yards and high chairs
  • Upon Check-in, little ones receive a stuffed toy
  • Honest brand baby toiletries are provided
  • Children under 5 eat free
  • Child proof items available for guest rooms

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Nightly movies shown in the library.

Child

  • Children’s DVD library
  • Board games available at concierge
  • Child-size bathrobes
  • Welcome stuffed toy upon arrival
  • Toasting marshmallows and s’mores ingredients provided nightly at outdoor fire pit
  • Nightly movie night in the library
  • Year-round heated pool and 2 hot-tubs
  • Babysitting service
  • Nightly family movies in the library
  • Kids menus

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The large luxury kitchen in the two-bedroom residence.

Parents

Let’s not forget about us!

  • Resort car shuttle within Village by Mercedes Benz
  • Daily wine tasting (4-5pm Sidecut Lounge)
  • adult-only hot-tub

In the Winter time, the resort also offers Whistler Cubs: cooking lessons, crafts, mixology for mom & dad, and the Ski Concierge. You can arrive at the mountain to boots that are warm and dry, rent equipment, buy lift tickets, meet your ski instructor, and more.

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The beautiful porte-cochere at Resort check-in.

Accommodations

The hotel offers rooms for families like a deluxe King plus living area with pull-out couch, or the 2-bedroom connecting deluxe room. Bigger family or want a full kitchen and laundry? Stay in the residences. It’s a separate building with residences as large as a two-level 4-bedroom plus den that is up to 3700 square feet. All residences include a fully stocked kitchen with luxury built-in appliances and even espresso machine, living and dining room. We stayed in the 1500 square foot two bedroom, three bath suite which was more than enough space for my family of five.

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Residence master bedroom.

Luxury

  • Terry bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • L’Occitane toiletries
  • Down duvet, pillow-top beds & down pillows
  • Free WIFI
  • Free toiletries and sunscreen in health club and pool change rooms
  • Spa
  • Pet amenities (bowl, bed, food and water bottle)

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The kids hot chocolate is served at Sidecut.

This Winter

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The beautiful Sidecut restaurant.

Are you booking your Winter getaway? Here are some kid-friendly activities:

Ski Lessons

Whistler Blackcomb offers terrific ski and snowboard lessons (private or group) and camps for kids. Sharing a private ski lesson with the family is the way to go; alternatively take a private lesson and send the kids to camp.

DID YOU KNOW:

All children in the Whistler Blackcomb ski school get a GPS tracker. They know where your kids are at all times and you can even review where they skied and how many runs they accomplished.

Dog Sledding

This is a Canadian adventure MUST. You’ll be amazed at the speed of the pack during your exhilarating journey through the woods.

Snowshoe Cookout

Enjoy a campfire dinner and snowshoe hike.

Snowmobiling

There is a mini snowmobile track for kids, or take the whole family out on an adventure finishing up with a cabin fondue dinner.

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Nightly smores at the fire pit.

My girls enjoyed nightly s’mores at the outdoor fire pit while hubby and I tried Okanagan wines in the Sidecut lounge wine-tasting (daily. S’mores 4-6pm; Wine tasting 4-5pm).

Stay tuned as we give you the full Whistler with Kids scoop in our next post in this series.

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*Thank you to the Four Seasons Resort Whistler for hosting our stay; all opinions expressed are my own.

2 thoughts on “Kid-Friendly Four Seasons Resort Whistler

  • October 23, 2016 at 7:23 pm
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    Looks beautiful but very much out of the average family’s price range per night.

    Any tips on when to look for ideal rates?

    • October 24, 2016 at 9:16 am
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      If you want to go for ski season, now is a great time to book as they offer an early-bird package that includes lift passes (ends Nov 15).

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