Top Family Reunion Destination Resorts
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.close
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!close
Trout Creek Condominiums
Harbor Springs, Michigan
Enjoy four seasons of family fun at Trout Creek Condominiums, which showcases Michigan's breathtaking natural splendor and spectacular year-round amenities. The resort is located in the heart of Michigan ski and golf country and offers discounts on golf at area championship courses and Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry.
Trout Creek is the perfect place to host your next family reunion. Build memories together while you enjoy their beautiful grounds, condos, staff, and amenities. Just steps away from Trout Creek and Lake Michigan, the condos are an ideal setting for fun activities with your loved ones. Whether you spend your time casting your line or taking in a hike nearby, you're sure to have an unforgettable time!
4749 South Pleasantview, Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
Your family can find an array of aquatic adventures at nearby Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan, which provide the perfect outdoor playground for water skiing and boating.
Frequenters of the fairway can tee it up on many nearby golf courses like True North, Little Traverse Bay, and Black Lake!close
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!close
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.close
Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort & Indoor Waterpark
Grizzly Jack's Great Bear Resort is an ideal place to host your next family reunion! With flexible meeting spaces, dining, and exciting resort activities your family will never want to leave!
With rustic charm and natural beauty in every direction, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort is a wonderful destination for reconnecting with your extended family. The resort is just minutes away from a plethora of beautiful state parks, rivers, golf courses, wineries, shopping and dining in La Salle County. If the outdoors are your vice, you'll love exploring the scenic hiking trails and waterfalls, taking plenty of pictures along the way! For sport, make sure you play a round of championship golf or enjoy a wine tasting adventure- whatever you do you'll make memories that'll last a lifetime!
2643 IL Route 178, North Utica, IL 61373
The resort is two miles from Starved Rock State Park, and four miles from Vermilion River Rafting and Fishing.
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There's an indoor water park, an 18-hole mini-golf course, and a games arcade.close
Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins
Providing spacious cabins in a wooded setting, Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins will make any family reunion unforgettable.
Kishauwau’s is host to 17 cabins to fit families of any sizes. With each having central air and furnaced heat, you are sure to be cozy. Best suited for reunions, Grandma’s Cabin is quite spacious and can sleep up to 14 people, hence the name, ‘Everyone Gathers at Grandma’s House.’ Four separate bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a living area containing a 60” flatscreen television is flexible enough to handle most demands you’ll have. During the warmer months, step outside and catch up with relatives at one of the picnic tables while you cook a meal on the smoker grill before roasting marshmallows at the personal outdoor firepit. Spending time in beautiful cabins among the wilderness is a great way to get everyone to come together.
901 N 2129th Road Tonica, IL 61370
Multiple state parks are within a short distance from the cabins including Starved Rock, Matthiessen, and Buffalo Rock.
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Kishauwau also offers four dog-friendly cabins to choose from so you won’t have to hire a dog-sitter back home!close
Dunham's Bay Resort
Lake George, New York
Known as “The Best Kept Secret in Lake George,” Dunham’s Bay Resort provides an elite location in the Adirondacks and is more than suitable to host your next reunion.
Dunham’s Bay has plenty of lodging options that will accommodate families of all sizes. Basic queen and king rooms scale all the way up to rustic cabins with all of the modern amenities you’ve come to expect. Their Lake George location is also close enough to local attractions while also being far enough away to share a quiet and meaningful time with your family. You’ll be able to leave the stress behind as well with food options from breakfast to dinner available onsite. Plan your reunion with your special people in a special place at Dunham’s Bay Resort.
2999 State Route 9L, Lake George, NY 12845
More activities included onsite include a private beach, a tennis court, and an indoor hot tub and pool.
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Enjoy a meal at The View Restaurant at Dunham’s Bay Resort where you’ll indulge in a seasonal menu expertly crafted by their executive chef.close
The Forks, Maine
Make your family reunion one to remember at Northern Outdoors. With enough activities to make your head spin, reconnecting with the family will have never been easier.
Camp out under the stars together with the natural sounds of the wilderness surrounding you or opt for a comfier stay in one of their cabins or cottages, or Maine’s version of a rustic log cabin—a logdominium. These can sleep as few as two all the way up to 12; ideal for a larger family! Once you’ve settled in, grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Kennebec River Pub & Brewery onsite. From there, participate in any number of activities together! Kids and go for a swim at their pool, while adults can strap on a helmet and go for a pulse-pounding rafting trip. Lifelong memories will be forged at Northern Outdoors!
1771 US Route 201 The Forks, Maine 04985
The Forks region also has some of the best ATV and snowmobile trails in the entire state of Maine.
Rafting trips have options for all skill levels and will venture down either the Kennebec, Penobscot, or Dead River.close
Lakeview Lodge 307
As a family-friendly event and vacation venue, Lakeview Lodge 307 is a welcoming and warm venue perfectly situated to handle your family reunion.
Their various cabin configurations sleep 30 to 40 people so all the distant cousins should fit! The lodge offers a full gourmet caterer’s kitchen and dining space to accompany your group. Beyond their lakeside views and access to the clear waters of Lake DeSmet, epic views of the Big Horn Mountains lurk in the distance. During warmer months, participate in various water sports on the lake or carve a hole and drop in a line ice fishing together in the winter. A family reunion at Lakeview Lodge 307 will surely be remembered for generations to come!
284 Lake DeSmet Rd #254, Buffalo, WY 82834, US
Big Horn Mountain Ski Resort is just 45 minutes away and offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding slopes in Wyoming.close
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.close
Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach, Missouri
Set on Osage Beach, Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks 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 Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks’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 Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks
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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!close
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 fingertips. 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!close
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."close
Powers Creek Retreat
West Kelowna, British Columbia
Powers Creek Retreat is 18 acres of British Columbia's woodland paradise dedicated to weddings, reunions, banquets and other special events. It doesn't get much more special than a family retreat!
Even the biggest extended families will find plenty of space to reconnect at Powers Creek! Whether you're using the venue grounds for a friendly game of kickball or gathering around the two-tiered fire pit to toast marshmallows and share stories of bygone times, it's easy to lose track of time here. Sit down for a scrumptious meal in the indoor banquet hall and then dance the night away to live music. When the weather gets hot, hop into Powers Creek itself for a quick cool-off! Throw a Frisbee around in the ample open space- maybe even squeeze in a game of Ultimate! However you enjoy the family togetherness, you'll party safely knowing that everyone has fantastic accommodations onsite waiting for them.
2810 Smith Creek Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 1Y3, Canada
The pristine retreat has an abundance of trees, manicured lawns and a huge open green field. The buildings have been freshly painted and renovated with new flooring, etc
This beautiful, serene, wooded property is only 10 minutes from Downtown Westbank and Lake Okanagan.close
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.close
The Retreat at Center Hill Lake
The Retreat at Center Hill Lake is the definition of a destination resort. Round up the extended family and head to Smithville to see why!
Although there are a number of types of accommodations here, with a big group in tow the guesthouses are ideal. Inside you'll find full kitchens, bathrooms, lounge and recreation space, and Cable TV, plus up to four spacious bedrooms. If your space needs are even larger than that, The Retreat at Center Hill Lake has a commercial kitchen and dining villa that comfortably seats up to 150 guests. Meals can be catered for any group size, allowing you to sit back and catch up with your rarely-seen relatives. Of course you also have access to the fun and natural beauty of The Retreat's grounds!
358 Relax Dr, Smithville, TN 37166
The lodge is approximately one hour from Nashville and two hours from Knoxville.
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There's also a marina and a pool deck with lake views.close
South Beach Resort
Combining natural beauty and surrounding attractions with superb accommodations, South Beach Resort is an ideal family reunion destination!
What could be better than your own private residence on the shores of Lake Erie's Sandusky Bay? Nothing, that's what! Grab the extended family and pile them (comfortably) into a spacious cottage at South Beach Resort. Everyone will have plenty of space and privacy, not to mention the incredible activities and attractions waiting right outside your door! Catch up with the relatives while you explore the nearby lakeside towns of Marblehead, Port Clinton and Sandusky, or have a wild time at Cedar Point Amusement Park!
3000 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The hotel is 2.1 miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport and 2.3 miles from Family Kingdom amusement park.
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Other amenities include a game room, a fitness room, a sauna, BBQ grills and a business center.close
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!close