In terms of resorts, an American Meal plan (AP) means that the resort rate includes three meals a day, most often provided in the hotel dining room. Resorts with a modified American Meal plan (MAP) only serve two meals a day--breakfast and dinner. There are resorts in the United States that cater to their guests and serve one or the other at least part of the year.
Purity Spring Resort
Located in East Madison, New Hampshire, this lakefront resort offers guests comfortable lodging, outdoor activities and a full American Meal Plan during the summer months and during winter weekends and vacations.
Chef Trevor prepares all the meals in the kitchen and serves them in the main dining room of the inn, and you will enjoy selections like broiled scallops to sauteed chicken. The resort features themed meals, such as Monday morning’s breakfast cookouts, where guests hike to Rocky Point and the resort staff prepares omelets and bacon over a campfire or the old-fashioned lobster bakes, with dripping butter and corn on the cob.
Purity Spring Resort 1251 Eaton Road, Route 153 East Madison, NH 03849 603-367-8896 purityspring.com
Rideout’s Lakeside Lodge
Situated among 22 miles of East Grand Lake in Weston, Maine, Rideout’s provides families the opportunity to fish for salmon or pickerel, go hiking through the trails, or swim as much you want without worrying about the meals.
The resort offers an American Plan during the summer, which includes a full breakfast of eggs cooked to order, French toast, breakfast meats, and their specialty oatmeal bread, and a bagged lunch of deli sandwiches, chips and homemade cookies. Dinners vary on the night, such as roast pork on Wednesday nights or a Thanksgiving turkey dinner on Sunday nights. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m.
Rideout’s Lakeside Lodge 6 Waterfront Drive Weston, ME 04424 207-448-2440 rideouts.com
At the Homestead, in Hot Springs, Virginia, guests will experience luxury with three championship golf courses, a 270-seat theater showing nightly movies and both indoor and outdoor pools.
The resort recommends pre-ordering its dining plan, featuring a daily breakfast buffet, including favorites such as made-to-order omelets, homemade pastries and fresh fruit and your choice of dinner options from the Sam Snead’s Tavern to French cuisine at the 1766 Grille. As of 2010, a classic guest room with the breakfast and dinner meal plan begins at $465 a night.
The Homestead 1766 Homestead Drive Hot Springs, VA 24445 540-839-1766 thehomestead.com
Shady Rest Lodge
Located on the the 300-acre freshwater Manson Lake in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, guests can water-ski or fish in the abundant lake before interacting with others in the dining hall. Shady Rest features a modified American Plan, offering breakfast and dinner during the summer months.
The resort prides itself on making meals memorable and, therefore, each guest will be guaranteed a table with no hassle. Besides regular traditional breakfasts, the resort features a brunch on Wednesday mornings, offering selections such as ham and cheese crepes, a fruit bar and hash browns. The staff prepares homemade bread for every dinner, and entrees include choices such as barbecued ribs and Mexican nights, with delectable desserts, such as homemade Heath Bar cheesecake. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Shady Rest Lodge 8440 Shady Rest Road Rhinelander, WI 54501 800-681-2050 shadyrestlodge.com