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Kids Rule, Parents Drool.

Earlier this month, Rancho Bernardo Inn invited The JetSet Family to experience their dynamic summer package Kids Rule, Parents Drool. On paper the details looked fantastic, but it was not until we arrived that we realized how amazing this getaway was actually going to be. Rancho Bernardo Inn was named by Travel + Leisure one of the World’s Best Resorts for 2013. That’s huge! Let’s just say JetSet Tot instantly became the Kid Ambassador for the the resort and was given special treatment from the moment we stepped through those doors. Upon arrival, Tot was greeted with a bucket of toys and a very special GOLDEN TICKET to be used at some point during our stay. Her chariot? Her own personal chauffeured driven golf cart!


Let the ‘Glamping’ begin!

Yes, that’s right, our big, beautiful room had a child-size tent, sleeping bag, stuffed animal, and s’mores all ready to go for JetSet Tot. Is this not the coolest place or what? Rancho Bernardo Inn pulled out all the stops. Even an extra-special treat for JetSet Mom and Dad to enjoy, a delicious cheese platter with a great bottle of wine! Too bad our Lil’ foodie ate most of the cheese plate before she realized that she could pick-up the phone and order herself complimentary room service off of the Kids Menu whenever her little heart desired. Yep! All of the kids meals and drinks are free with the Kids Rule, Parents Drool package, even room service.


Scavenger Hunts & Mulligans.

We decided to take a walk before it started to get dark so we could get familiarized with the beautiful grounds. There were wishing wells around every corner and JetSet Tot loved going on the hunt for them so she could make wishes. (She really wants a unicorn…) Then she saw it, the miniature golf course next to the Pro Shop. It was all over. She could have stayed there and practiced her putt for hours. And, she did!


Kids Eat FREE!

During our stay at Rancho Bernardo Inn we made sure to sneak some in-room dining, lunch at Verandah Fireside Lounge & Restaurant and dinner at AVANT. All were fantastic and each had it’s own charm. Cafe Granada was perfect for on-the-go meals or snacks, Verandah was exactly what we were looking for during lunch and AVANT, well AVANT was amazing. If you missed our review on the newly opened restaurant make sure to check out this link. Stay tuned because we will be featuring a full-review on Verandah as well.


Dive-In Movies

Our family really l loved the concept of the ‘Dive In Movie’, how great is that? Movies at night right at the family pool. Not only do they serve popcorn and s’mores, but you can order room service and have it delivered to your lounge chair while watching movies like Brave and Despicable Me. Tot also hit up the Kids Rule Arts & Science Center where she made a really cool hummingbird feeder!


Pamper Me!

Now what is mandatory for every luxury vacation? That’s right, spa time! Well JetSet Tot had her own appointment to get beautified with a pedicure. She picked out a great shade of BUTTER nail lacquer and had her toes done. With a side of chocolate cake. Yes, chocolate cake. I’m telling you, she was SPOILED. Usually, it is the parents, but you know somethings up when your child is riding shotgun in the golf cart while JetSet Mom and Dad are in the backseat!


Rancho Bernardo Inn Rules!

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley


Promotional consideration has been furnished by Rancho Bernardo Inn. On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience.

Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley

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  • Lala July 24, 2013

    Chic but yet caters to kids..love this!!

  • Kimberly Carnevale July 24, 2013

    Wow, what a wonderful place! My daughter would LOVE that! Must keep this one on my bucket list! Great post—thanks for sharing!

    Kimberly “The Champion-Builder” Carnevale

  • Ankit Garg July 25, 2013

    It seems you all had great fun together.

  • What a great place to stay. I love how they make the stay for children so much more exciting.

  • Sofia July 25, 2013

    This sounds like the place to be!! With golden tickets, buckets full of toys, mini golf, and anything your kids’ hearts desire, my boys would never want to leave!

  • Edmund July 25, 2013

    Love this place! Would love to bring my family there too! 🙂

  • Jen July 25, 2013

    Wow! That looks like a dream come true for kiddos. Not half bad for adults either!

  • Brynn @ MommyDigger.com July 25, 2013

    The Ranco Bernardo Inn looks like a perfect getaway for families and relaxing too! I love the smore kit 🙂

  • Sharon Garofalow July 25, 2013

    What a fantastic package! I love that the focus is on the kids! This hotel definitely sounds like more than just a place to stay!

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  • Asha Marie Pena July 25, 2013

    I love how the kids are taken care of too.

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  • Katherine July 27, 2013

    The pic of your daughter in the floppy hat is just darling! What a fun vacation.

  • Rosey July 27, 2013

    I love Travel & Leisure for good info. and it looks like they were spot on with this one, what a fabulous place to be!!

  • Sounds like a fantastic place to stay. Thank you for the fantastic review. I love the fact that they were kid friendly, not all travel places are and this is important feature families enjoy.

  • Lyne Proulx July 30, 2013

    What a great family destination! Love their drive in movie and the smores to make! Thanks for sharing.

  • Beth August 2, 2013

    Love all the pictures. Looks like you guys have a lot of wonderful family adventures together.

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All August 2, 2013

    Looks like a lovely place! Love the little pizza!

  • Krista August 2, 2013

    Looks like a great time! I am really loving that black hat in the first pic!

  • Paula -Growing Up Bilingual August 14, 2013

    Looks like an amazing place, love the great service and attention to detail. I could use some pampering, will check it out for sure when we plan to visit the area.

  • Taylor @ Our Family World August 14, 2013

    Wow, this looks like a wonderful place! Loved the child-sized tent!

  • Juliana RW August 16, 2013

    Wow…looks everybody had fun. You are luck 😀

  • Stefanie August 16, 2013

    This place looks like so much fun! And, I love the Kids Rule Parents Drool theme. Adding it to our Family Travel List!

  • Allyson Bossie August 17, 2013

    You guys had a very large time and lots of fun stuff. I love the s’mores kit!

  • Dannellys rosario September 2, 2013

    This looks like a fun trip. I am always looking for something fun to do with the family. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • What a fabulous treat for her. I know my daughter would have loved that!! Is this Rancho Bernardo in the San Diego area because I used to live right by there.

  • Christie Moeller September 10, 2013

    Adding to my list of must visit get-aways!

  • cindy September 10, 2013

    Wow this place looks AMAZING! I want to go there! Love the pics! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already September 10, 2013

    Oh I love the Rancho Bernardo Inn!! We used to go there for brunches on Easter when I was a child growing up in Poway. Beautiful place and glad to see they are still going strong.

  • Myrah Falco Duque September 10, 2013

    What a great idea! Gorgeous place!

  • working MAMA September 11, 2013

    such a relaxing place for the family’s vaca

  • Giveaways 4 Mom September 13, 2013

    This looks like a great place to visit. I am so jealous.

  • Patricia September 13, 2013

    That looks fantastic!

  • Ann Brasco September 19, 2013

    I just read your post. Sounds wonderful – now I wasn’t to take my girls!! Great info!,

  • Ann Brasco September 19, 2013

    *want to take the girls

  • Vinma September 24, 2013

    wow… looks like a nice resort and very kid friendly too.. would love to go there one day 🙂

  • lalalapatricia September 24, 2013

    Interesting place especially for kids. I really love places where kids enjoys too as well as the parents/ family!

  • Allison September 24, 2013

    This place looks amazing. My girls would love it here!