So I took the kids to Kellermans last weekend. Not the Kellerman’s, but our Kellerman’s: The Chesapeake Bay Hyatt.
Kellerman’s? Let me explain for those of you not in Generation X. Dirty Dancing , the summertime classic featuring Baby and her “Loverboy” dance instructor, took place at Kellerman’s Resort: the kind of place families used to “summer” while Dad toiled back in the city. While no one “summers” anymore, I still think every family should have a Kellerman’s: a resort you return to time and time again.
Certain aspects define a Kellerman’s:
- Scenic location: preferably with a water feature
- Tech-free activities
- Driving distance from home
- Isolated enough to give kids more freedom than at home
- S’mores. Must. Have. S’mores.
While the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt is an upscale version of a Kellerman’s, I don’t think one necessarily has to be to qualify. Heck, a campsite might even do it (although you won’t find me sleeping on the ground anytime soon).
I’d love to hear about your Kellerman’s. Please share your recommendations in the comments.