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.
Black Butte Ranch
Black Butte Ranch, Oregon
Central Oregon may not have the metropolitan appeal of a big city like Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in privacy, natural beauty, and bountiful amounts of family friendly activities. At Black Butte Ranch, you'll find the perfect venue for your next reunion!
Your family will enjoy the vast 1,800 acres of pristine wilderness that surrounds you at every turn during your reunion at Black Butte Ranch. Tee it up at Glaze Meadow Golf Course or Big Meadow Course, two 18 hole layouts that measure more than 7,000 yards in distance and are sure to challenge golfers of all skill levels. If you are looking to explore the area, head to Deschutes National Forest, a 1.6 million acre forest offering hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting and more. If you are planning your event during the winter months, your aunts, uncles, and cousins can try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There's no end to your Central Oregon adventure options. At the end of a long day full of activities, everyone will appreciate retiring to their luxurious accommodations. Choose from a variety of vacation rentals featuring elegant stone fireplaces, private decks, and full size kitchens. Some of the accommodations at Black Butte are even pet friendly so you can truly make this a reunion that everyone will remember; even the four-legged members of the family!
13899 Bishops Cap Black Butte Ranch, Oregon 97759
Black Butte Ranch is comprised of more than 1,800 acres that you can explore during your stay. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are also great options for the 1.6-million acre Deschutes National Forest, located next door to the ranch.
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If you are looking to relax during your family reunion, head to the Spa at Black Butte Ranch. Here you can choose from a variety of treatments including a soothing massage, facial, or a body wrap!
The Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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."
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center
Callicoon, New York
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.
Red Horse Mountain Ranch
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!
Blue Harbor Resort & Spa
When planning a family reunion in Wisconsin, don't settle for anything less than the best. Blue Harbor Resort & Spa is a one of a kind lakeside retreat nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Looking to give your family a reunion experience that everyone will be talking about until next year's event? Head to Blue Harbor Resort & Spa, located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The resort features 182 guest suites, ranging in size from 500 to over 1,900 square feet, ensuring that there will be enough space for every member of your family. If that's not enough space for your extended family, consider a two- or four-bedroom villa. Blue Harbor has 64 to choose from, all featuring amenities that will make you feel right at home. If you are looking to have a social hour, or a meal together as a group, you have more than 16,800 square feet of meeting and convention space at your finger tips. In addition to this, Blue Harbor also features a 54,000-square foot indoor entertainment center, retail shops, and a cafe. When it comes to fun and activities, you will never run out during your time at Blue Harbor. Choose from Indoor Mini Glow Golf or a round of golf at The Bull, Wisconsin's only Jack Nicklaus Signature course. The kids will love spending a day at Breaker Bay Indoor Waterpark, featuring a lazy river, water slides, and even private cabana rentals. What more could you ask for in a family reunion venue?
725 Blue Harbor Drive Sheboygan, WI 53081
The newest addition to Blue Harbor Resort & Spa is the Riptide Double Surf Simulator. This is the only Double Surf Simulator in Eastern Wisconsin and is designed to make the perfect wave for surfing or boogie boarding every time.
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Reflections Spa, the full-service onsite spa, offers relaxing therapy sessions, nail treatments and skin care services in a beautiful, tranquil atmosphere. Inquire about a spa package when making your reservation!
The Shallows Resort
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
When you are planning a family reunion, the most important factor is finding a venue that will keep everyone entertained. Our #7 pick, The Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, offers plenty of great outdoor activities, and luxurious accommodations that will make you wish your group never had to leave.
Spend your days soaking up the sun on 375 feet of stunning Green Bay shoreline. If you prefer to enjoy some action on the water, head out on a kayak, canoe, or rowboat excursion. Make sure to bring your rod and reel along with you for the opportunity to reel in a sturgeon, northern pike, or even a walleye. If your preference is to explore on dry land, take out one of the resort bikes and ride along Horseshoe Bay Road, Door County's most scenic route lined with limestone bluffs and rolling farmland. Egg Harbor sits just three miles from the resort and will keep you busy shopping for antiques, jewelry, and other trinkets to remind you of this amazing reunion. After a day full of activity, you have a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from including the Shoreside Motel, beach houses, cottages, and more. Build a campfire in your fire pit and enjoy a s'more or two. The Shallows also features an extensive DVD library, so pick one the whole family will enjoy for a movie night! Give your family memories they'll be talking about until next year's event when you plan your reunion at The Shallow Resort.
7353 Horseshoe Bay Rd. Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Population of Egg Harbor: 203
The Shallows Resort offers travelers plenty of ways to explore the natural beauty of Door County. Rowboat, kayak, and canoes are free to rent, making it easy to get up close and personal with the pristine waters of Green Bay. Kid's bikes, BMX bikes, and single-speed cruiser bikes make it easy to explore on dry land, and are also free to rent from the resort.
Osage Beach, Missouri
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!
Rancho De Los Caballeros
With 20,000 acres of scenic Sonoran desert to explore, let's be honest: you don’t want to do it by foot. Come to Rancho de los Caballeros, the premier horseback riding resort in the great state of Arizona.
The essential authentic cowboy experience, Rancho de los Caballeros is also an incredible place for families to reunite. There’s so much to do while you catch up, from horseback tours and hayrides to the spa, pool, and bird-watching! Just remember to not get too distracted by the gorgeous Arizonan landscape, as your relatives probably won’t be very pleased with being ignored! As they say on their official website, “ An all-inclusive stay at Rancho de los Caballeros only is limited by your imagination”.
1551 S. Vulture Mine Road, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
The traditionally-designed championship course is 7,014 yards long!
Winter Clove Inn
Round Top, New York
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.