You’ve put too many tykes in time out for sticking their fingers in each other’s ribs and eyes to take a chance on a place that sounds like “poke a nose.” But trust us – if just for this one time – the Poconos won’t bring tears, only smiles and laughter.
Woodloch Pines Resort has all the entertainment of a five-star cruise, but in reality our No. 1 pick is firmly grounded in the woodlands of the Pocono Mountains. In fact, the nearest body of water is Lake Teedyuskung and though it’s no Pacific or Atlantic Ocean, it is a prime spot to teach little Jimmy how to fish. Watch the sun rise as you are reeling in bass, bluegill and catfish on the dock. Don’t dally too long, though. Soon it will be time to start your engines – errrr, your air-cushioned bumper car. If this classic isn’t hip enough for the youngsters, tell them to get their feet wet – in water bumper boats equipped with squirt guns, that is! Still not seeing something that you like? Well, how about the Broadway-style theme shows, indoor splash pool, snow tube run, ice skating, ice fishing, hayrides, family Olympic games or bingo?
Woodloch has activities for some solo adult time, too. Woodloch Springs golf course is an onsite 18-hole, par 72 course in the rolling hills of PA.
It’s worth spending an afternoon on the beautiful PA trails for a look at the bald eagles – this is one of their prime nesting areas.
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So what do you do with the kids while you’re swinging on the green or taking a yoga class at the fitness center? Leave the little ones in the very capable hands of Boomer Bear for Boomer Cub Club fun like arts and crafts.
The beautiful shores of Flathead Lake is sure to bring the whole family together for unforgettable fun when you stay at the Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort!
Bring together your siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles for a getaway that's truly one-of-a-kind. With over 100 guestrooms, you can rest assured the whole family will be accommodated comfortably. A variety of modern amenities such as flat screen televisions and wireless internet will make you feel right at home. When you're not relaxing in your room or at their onsite pool, the lake is sure to call your name! Grab the family and hop aboard the resort's 65' deluxe passenger cruiser, The Shadow, for a fun lake cruise that offers incredible views of the surrounding Mission Mountains. Adults will love the onsite casino that features over 240 machines and many live games. Or, nearby you can indulge in a day trip with the whole family and visit Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Resort's Alpine Slide, and much more!
49708 US Highway 93 East Polson, Montana 59860 US
The Nook at Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort offers a menu of delectable meals plus an all-you-can-eat breakfast every morning!
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The Best Western KwaTaqNuk Resort is the perfect place for reunions, meetings, and weddings! With over 5,000 square feet of convention meeting space, an outdoor tent accommodating up to 300 guests and more, you'll be sure to have a truly unforgettable event!
Bring your family reunion to a location with a wealth of activities. Bring your family to The Lodge of Four Seasons.
At the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri, you will find a wide variety of exciting activities perfect for your family reunion. Kids can play in Adventure Club, the supervised activities center with a variety of electronic games, crafts, and fun things to do. You can also do trap shooting, swim in the pool, enjoy free movies every night, and much more. After all that excitement, you will find still more family fun at your reunion in Lake Ozark. Relax at on-site Spa Shiki, enjoy a family dinner at one of the on-site restaurants, or just relax in a spacious room. With so much to do, The Lodge of Four Seasons will make your reunion unforgettable.
315 Four Seasons Drive Lake Ozark, MO 65049
The Missouri Hotel and Lodging Association (MH&LA) announced in 2010 that The Lodge of Four Seasons is "certified green."
Callicoon, New York
CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9559
You may not want to take your big family reunion to the Big Apple, but New York sounds appealing. Well, our No. 4 pick is more than happy to host your family and your family’s family and your family’s family’s family for the debut of your smash-hit reunion in the Catskills!
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center has the refined elegance to cater to the adults’ taste accompanied by onsite activities to keep the kids occupied, plus plenty of fun the whole group can enjoy together. Splash around together in the zero-entry pool with a dumping bucket, slide, jungle gym and water spouts or play a good game of Marco Polo. If you want to step it up a little, grab some old clothes for a round of paintball! Or, opt for a calmer game in the Sports Complex with two tennis courts, an eight-lane bowling alley and four racquetball courts. As the little ones dream of winter Villa Roma fun like downhill skiing, snow tubing, sledding and snowman building contests, take a seat at the Mezzanine Piano Bar or watch a live show at Club Forum.
356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, NY 12723
Bummed because family reunions are supposed to be themed? No worries – Villa Roma has got you covered with Theme Weekends like Polka, Groovy 60’s, Italian, Irish and more.
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During your hot stone massage at Villa Roma Spa or round of golf on Villa Roma’s par-71 course, drop the kids off at the Children’s Program. They’ll love Delaware River rafting, Wii tournaments, t-shirt tie-dying, color wars and more.
If you're looking to add a little Western flavor to your next family reunion, look no further than the Red Horse Mountain Ranch, Idaho's premier all-inclusive family dude ranch vacation spot!
Situated on a sprawling 300,000 acres, this full-service, all-inclusive dude ranch experience serves up cowboy-style fun every member of the family will love. Buck up for a day on saddle during a family horseback riding session. Then, catch a smallmouth bass in the fishing pond, brave the heights of the zooming Mega Zip!, go geo-caching, or kayak the Coeur d'Alene waterway. And, your little "buckaroos" will love the fun and adventure of the Ranch's Kids' Program. After everyone gets back from a day of adventure, rest up in an authentic log cabin or lodge suite, enjoy some authentic Western grub, and unwind with a Swedish massage before topping of your day around the campfire listening to cowboy poetry and roasting marshmallows! Yee-haw!
A 10% group discount is offered when 10 or more family members stay!
Accommodations are designed for singles to families of 8.
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Visit the Old West Saloon for music, dancing, a pool table, and a bar in the evening!
The components of raising a healthy plant or garden are the same for an unforgettable family reunion. Each need sunlight, water and tender, loving care. At our No. 6 resort, grow and blossom as a family beneath the warm rays of California’s sun.
Terranea Resort is perched on 120 lush acres of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Set atop a majestic cliff, the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean are at your feet. In this idyllic setting, your family will be inspired to hike through this coastal preserve without complaint to viewpoints that allow you to see the Catalina and Channel Islands – and maybe even catch sight of a whale! Beyond the Pacific Ocean, Terranea has more water fun in their pool with a 140-ft. waterslide and Splash Zone and Jacuzzis. Or, relax in private cabanas with flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and dining service. Family game night just got even better with glow-in-the-dark bocce balls for night games, hermit crab races, bubble blowing contests, beach blanket bingo, croquet tournaments, ocean snorkeling and more. Where does the loving, tender care come from? The amazingly attentive staff, of course!
For a night on the town, head a little north to Los Angeles. Famous for its fine dining and superb shopping, L.A. is also home to natural beauty like La Brea Tar Pits and Hermosa Beach.
Destination Earth is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country and also the program that helps Terranea Resort be eco-friendly.
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Kids-only clubs bring out their creative CA side in Tide Pool Adventures Camp with activities like building their own pirate cove while the teens rock their own scene kayaking, surfing and horseback riding along with nighttime fun like glow-in-the-dark activities and movies.
While birds migrate south for the winter, we tend to gravitate north. You may think that snow-covered grounds and a cool wind whipping across your face doesn’t resemble the ideal vacation destination, but instead of taking our word for it, sneak a peek at our No. 7 pick.
The Fairmont Banff Springs ski resort didn’t make those majestic mountains the color of glinting steel with powdery slopes, but we give them props for choosing this fabulous location to set up camp! Yes, we have traveled to Canada once again for its unparalleled mountain scenery and pastimes. Another great credit to Fairmont Banff Spring’s locale is its close proximity to Mount Norquay, Banff’s very family-friendly ski area. Groomed runs, bumps and terrain parks suit any level of skier – plus, Norquay is the only lit terrain park and only night skiing area in Bow Valley. When you come off the slopes, warm up with traditional afternoon tea, including scones with Devonshire cream and almond mocha lady fingers, at Rundle Lounge with views of Rundle Mountain and Bow Valley. Wrap up the family’s night with Mountain Heritage Campfires where Banff natives tell local stories.
For some solitary time in the midst of family clamor, escape to Willow Stream Spa for a Wildflower Body Polish.
From Calgary International Airport, Take Barlow Trail North to Country Hills Boulevard. Travel west onto County Hills to Stoney Trail. Exit onto Stoney Trail South. Follow to Trans-Canada Highway/Route 1. Obtain a Park Pass from National Park Gates. After the gates, exit at Banff/Lake Minnewanka. At the stop sign, turn left onto Banff Avenue. Follow Banff Avenue over the bridge, after which you make a left and stay in the left lane to follow Spray Avenue. Spray Avenue will take you to the doors of Fairmont Banff Springs.
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Possibly even more stunning than the Canada mountain range outside is your luxury guestroom inside Fairmont Banff Springs. Ornamental fireplaces and chandeliers grace the elegant rooms of silky sheets and ornate décor.
Tan-Tar-A. It may sound like we are trying to order a side of tartar sauce, but in fact we are telling you the name of our No. 8 pick for those families aspiring to make reunion planning history with a goldmine – a goldmine of Missouri fun, that is!
Set on Osage Beach, Tan-Tar-A Resort is a 420-acre Ozark wonderland of outdoor and indoor amusement. Begin by throwing on a pair of skis and holding on as the boat zips off on an accelerated start to an eventful MO family reunion. Work your legs in the paddleboats or give both your legs and arms a rest parasailing above the pristine Lake of the Ozarks. You don’t have to leave the lake’s shores at lunch time, either. Just set out a blanket on the emerald green grass and have a picnic. But if you do decide to venture indoors, you’ll find plenty of wildly entertaining times there, too. Timber Falls, Missouri’s largest indoor waterpark, ranks high on our list of inside attractions. Feel like a kid again yourself when you race your tots to the top of the three-story tree house. Or, take your own adult time out at Windjammer Spa!
Spend an afternoon on 27 holes of championship golf on Tan-Tar-A Resort’s The Oaks and Hidden Lakes golf courses.
From Tulsa, take I-44 East to Lebanon. Travel north on Hwy. 5 to Camdenton. Then take Hwy. 54 east for ten miles to State Road KK. Turn left and head north for three miles to the entrance of Tan-Tar-A Resort.
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Before the kids and grandpa wake up, sneak down to Java Lakes – not for a morning dip, but for a morning mocha frappio!
Your four-season family meeting place oasis is the New England Outdoor Center! Full-service, lakeside cabins and a wealth of outdoor activities make for a recreation-filled reunion. Bring your loved ones here and take advantage of the facilities and the fun!
You're in for a reunion to remember with adventures for all ages just outside your door. Grab your family (and a paddle) for whitewater rafting on the Penobscot River, complete with rushing rapids and breathtaking Maine scenery. For more laid-back family fun, enjoy fantastic fishing on some of the best lakes, ponds, and rivers in the Northeast for bass, brook trout, and landlocked salmon. Stay dry with nature hikes, moose and wildlife tours, and Baxter State Park explorations. Come winter, families can go snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Onsite, you'll find a variety of guest homes and cabins to accommodate even the largest reunions. Premium cabins sleep up to 14 and lodgings future exceptional amenities like patios, flat-screen televisions, picnic tables, and gas grills. Soak in stunning views of Mt. Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain. After a day of adventure, sample the diverse and family-friendly flavors at River Drivers Restaurant, which overlooks Millinocket Lake. A reunion here teems with recreation and relaxation!
Fire Road 20D, Millinocket, Maine 04462
Northern Maine gets about 100 inches of snow during the winter, providing guests at The New England Outdoor Center with direct access to some of Maine’s best snowmobiling trails.
Family float trips allow for a less intense rafting experience. Guests of all ages will enjoy low-key rapids on the West Branch of the river.
Round Top, New York
CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9609
Your family reunion reaches new heights in the pristine peaks of the Northern Catskills! Travel back in time to an era where family ideals sit at the forefront. And, while the Winter Clove Inn does adopt the family-centered view of the past, the amenities burst with modern flair!
Families will enjoy the mystique of the mountains in an unforgettable bonding experience that brings loved ones together. Instead of spending the vacation planning, spend it enjoying the company of your loved ones. Winter Clove Inn provides three meals daily, 50 comfortable rooms, and an array of activities to keep everyone entertained. Make a splash in the sparkling swimming pool, play shuffleboard, tee it up for some golf, or participate in a fun-filled bowling tournament. Wander off-site for a wealth of wilderness activities. When the summer sun in shining, embark on a family hike through the breathtaking Catskill Mountains trails. When the winter wonderland arrives, go cross country skiing through 10 miles of pine-lined trails. Swap family recreation for relaxation when you kick up your feet on the wrap-around porch and enjoy the company of cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Family comes first at the Winter Clove Inn!
P.O. Box 67, Round Top, New York 12473
Explore the Inn's more than 300 rolling acres, which feature amenities such as a bowling ally, heated indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, tennis courts, a basketball court, and more!
The Canoe & Kayak Package in the Ramshorn Sanctuary provides fun for the whole family! Join an Audubon naturalist for an in-depth look at the flora and wildlife that exists in the secluded Ramshorn Sanctuary.