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The Best Family Reunion Spot in Every State

Plan the perfect family reunion, no matter what state you're in! On this list, there's something for everyone: outdoorsy types, spa lovers, golfers, roller coaster riders and more!

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Alabama

Doublehead Resort, Town Creek

You can’t beat the 35 waterfront cottages available at Doublehead Resort—each one has a porch, with hammocks, a washer and dryer and a full kitchen. You’ll sleep 10 people to a cottage, making this resort the perfect relaxing location for your family reunion. Want more great party tips? Check out our helpful family reunion planning guide.

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Alaska

North Face Lodge, Denali National Park

This traditional country inn is the perfect location to get cozy with your extended family. Their 15-room lodge has a gorgeous outdoor patio and a perfectly-placed fireplace in the center of the sitting room. Depending on the time of year, you might be able to see the northern lights.

Throw an effortless, stylish patio party that your guests won’t want to leave!

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Arizona


Enchantment Resort, Sedona

Take the family on an adventure to the past by visiting Sedona’s red-rock cliffs and their ancient cliff dwellings. You’ll love learning about Native American legends as you stay at this resort (which is large enough to host more than 900 people).

Check out our best family reunion food ideas.

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Arkansas


Whitney Mountain Lodge, Garfield

This Northwest Arkansas lodge has a breathtaking view of Beaver Lake. Located between the Rockies and the Appalachians, this peaceful getaway site is the perfect place to escape with your family. They have three private dining rooms and two decks, all available for rent for your event.

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California


The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, Solvang

If budget isn’t an issue, book a family reunion at the Alisal Guest Ranch Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley. This 10,000-acre cattle ranch is the ideal reunion spot for horseback-riding families, but there’s also a spa for the family members who would prefer to relax.

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Colorado


Blue Lake Ranch, Durango

Travel back to the Wild West with a visit to Southwestern Colorado. This 1900s homestead has beautiful casitas and cabins, along with a meeting room large enough to host 49 guests. They grow most of the food they serve, too!

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Connecticut


Lake Compounce, Bristol

Spend the night in the Bear Creek campground and spend all day running around Connecticut’s best amusement park. It’s the perfect family-friendly reunion spot when there are a lot of young kids in the group.

Wow your crowd with these easy camping recipes.

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Delaware


Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes

Enjoy a beachside reunion at one of Delaware’s most scenic state parks. The pavilion is available for rent, so make your base camp at the group site as you have fun at the two beaches and 18-hole disc-golf course. You can also climb up to a former military bunker for a brief history lesson.

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Florida


Kissimmee, St. Cloud

Experience Florida by visiting the best place on earth: Kissimmee! There are plenty of hotels, available for a fraction of the price as those inside the Magic Kingdom. You’re also ideally located to explore the Everglades or visit the area’s many golf courses.

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Georgia


Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island

Corral your family in the place where the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers vacationed. The grounds are filled with bike paths and outdoor activities, including paddle-boarding. Some of the cottages even have as many as 13 rooms!

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Hawaii


Tiki Moon Villas, Laie

Tiki Moon Villas offer the ultimate family reunion spot in Hawaii. Rent one or multiple beach bungalows; each villa has anywhere from one to three bedrooms. You’ll be able to lie out on the beach all day, then watch the sun set over the ocean at night. The villas make you feel like you’re in your own private paradise, but you’re not too far away from trendy cafes and other O’ahu gems.

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Idaho


Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley

There’s a plethora of four-season activities at Sun Valley Resort—go skiing in the winter, ride bikes in the summer or enjoy the resort’s heated pools and indoor bowling alley. If you want to group the whole family together, opt for their rental condos instead of the hotel rooms.

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Illinois


Illinois Beach Hotel, Zion

This hidden gem is located on Lake Michigan, about 40 minutes north of Chicago. The beachside setting is perfect for families that like to relax, kick back and enjoy the scenery.

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Indiana


Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort, Nappanee

Get a little country with a stay out in Amish Acres in Nappanee. It’s the only Amish farm listed on the Historic Register of Historic Places, and it’s the perfect place to shop for unique arts and crafts items.

Relive your trip with these Amish breakfast recipes.

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Iowa

Honey Creek Resort State Park, Moravia

You’ll find golf, waterparks and a multitude of outdoor activities at one of Iowa’s top family resorts. They offer luxurious rooms at the Lodge on Rathburn Lake, but you can also go more rustic and stay in the cottages or at the RV park.

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Kansas


Rock Springs, Junction City

If your active family loves horseback riding, canoeing, volleyball, archery and arts and crafts, they’ll love an outing to Rock Springs in Kansas. Play all day and relax at night with home-cooked meals and s’mores around the campfire.

Check out these tasty new ways to make s’mores!

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Kentucky


Louisville

Plan your family reunion in style with the experts in Louisville, Kentucky. The visitor’s center offers free workshops and planning kits, and they’re ready to roll out the red carpet for your family. The city has everything from outdoor activities to museums and galleries. Not to mention the Kentucky Derby!

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Louisiana


L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles

Visit the area where pirate Jean Laffitte is rumored to have buried his treasure! While you’re there, gamble in style at L’Auberge Casino resort, eat your weight in spicy Cajun food like Boudin sausage and check out the alligators at the Creole Nature Trail All American Road.

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Maine


Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa, Boothbay Harbor

This is a perfect location for a summer reunion! Enjoy the breezy porches, go sailing or play on the beach. There’s no shortage of family-friendly activities on this 57-acre peninsula.

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Maryland


Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City

Enjoy the scenic picnic environment of Pataspco Valley State Park in Maryland. The park offers so much to do in the great outdoors, like hiking, canoeing, mountain bike trails and fishing. You can also plan a picnic along the beautiful river.

Bring along one of these retro reunion recipes!

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Massachusetts


Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham

Experience Cape Cod like you never have before. The Inn’s original building has 40 rooms, but they also have over 30 cottages on the property (each with 12 bedrooms!). You’ll have plenty of room to enjoy each other’s company, and the property also has some great kids’ programs.

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Michigan


Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville

This Michigan ski, golf and spa resort is a perfect four-season family getaway. The 243-room hotel is tucked into the mountain, giving you access to both the 58 downhill slopes and 36-hole championship golf course.

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Minnesota


Grand View Lodge, Nisswa

This historic lodge is located on Gull Lake. In addition to the variety of activities, the lodge is happy to provide you with reunion planning help. They have plenty of rooms, and there are many fine-dining options available on-site.

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Mississippi


Mississippi Delta, Clarksdale

Delve into Southern hospitality with a stay at the Mississippi Delta. You’ll enjoy historical plantations, golfing and shopping during the day. At night, get ready to party at blues clubs and upscale casinos!

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Missouri


YMCA Trout Lodge, Potosi

Located in the heart of the Ozarks, this lodge has its own private 360-acre lake and is surrounded by wooded hills. The rates include three meals per day, so you won’t need to worry about cooking for your cousins’ cousins’ cousins.

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Montana


The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough

Get ready for glamping, because your family is about to fall in love with Paw Up’s 30 luxurious tent spaces. You can even reserve a private dining area (complete with a camping butler) for your reunion group.

Treat yourself to these delicious camping snacks.

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Nebraska


Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford

Explore over 22,000 acres of Old West History at this restored 19th-century army fort. Stay in the former officers’ quarter cabins, which house anywhere from 2 to 20 people. Or, you can reserve a picnic shelter for your reunion that can seat up to 200 people.

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Nevada


Springs Preserve, Las Vegas

Las Vegas is more than just casinos! Reserve a garden terrace, a patio or a banquet room to host your family reunion. Their spaces can accommodate up to 1,700 guests, too. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Botanical Garden and Butterfly Habitat.

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New Hampshire


Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield

There’s plenty to do at this unbelievable resort—hang out in the comfortable library-like rooms, go skiing at a nearby mountain or enjoy the resort’s 6,000 bottle-plus wine collection.

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New Jersey


Cape May

See the Jersey Shore the way it was meant to be enjoyed—walking the boardwalk, checking out the lighthouse and taking in the sun at the beach. There are tons of houses available to rent for the entire family.

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New Mexico


City of Rocks State Park, Faywood

Adventure-loving families will get a kick out of the incredible volcanic rock formations that created a “city” in the rocks. Bring the RV or the tents, because you’ll want to stay the night to check out the perfectly dark sky—and its ideal condition for star gazing.

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New York


Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz

You won’t believe you’re only 90 miles away from New York City when you arrive at this all-inclusive resort. They even have a family reunion coordinator that can help organize your get-together.

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North Carolina


Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, Asheville

Here’s the perfect place to host a family reunion. Make the cabins your home base, then get out to explore. They have some awesome craft beers (being among the biggest brew cities in the world), plus historic homes like the Biltmore House and a hot air balloon company that will take you on rides!

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North Dakota


Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, Medora

Historic Medora is ideal for a family gathering. Located in the valley of the Little Missouri, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities (as well as many historic, indoor activities). Look for rustic cabins if that’s your family’s preference, or stay at the inn with more plush accommodations.

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Ohio


The Chalets, Hocking Hills

These cabins strategically place you right in the heart of Ohio’s best state park. Some homes sleep up to 20, and many include private hot tubs and pools, too.

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Oklahoma


Fort Gibson Lake, Fort Gibson

Explore the 225 miles of shoreline along with fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. Rent a day-use area if you’re meeting up for a picnic, or stay overnight in their camping areas or rustic cabins.

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Oregon


Sunriver Resort, Sunriver

Stay at Sunriver and you’re only miles away from another beer capital, Bend. This is the perfect base-camp for the outdoorsy family that loves hiking, fly-fishing, rafting, playing golf or hanging at the resort’s pool. Something for everyone!

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Pennsylvania


Woodloch Pines, Hawley

This Poconos resort is a breathtaking place to host your next family reunion. There are plenty of connecting room options, and they have the space to host large gatherings. Hang out on the lake in the summer or hit the slopes in the winter.

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Rhode Island


Colt State Park, Bristol

If you’re looking for a charming outdoor spot for your reunion, check out Colt State Park in Bristol. Among their 464 acres you’ll find fruit trees, flowering bushes and picnic groves to accommodate your large party. Bring your bikes—they have tons of bicycle trails, too!

Here’s what to pack in your picnic basket.

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South Carolina


Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is breathtaking enough, but it’s even better when you get to add activities for the whole family! You’ll find museums, water parks, casinos, top-notch hotels and the must-see boardwalk.

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South Dakota


Custer State Park Resort, Custer

Bring everyone together at one of the world’s top 10 wildlife destinations. You’ll see free-roaming wildlife and you can stay on-site in cabins at any one of the four lodges on site.

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Tennessee


RiverStone Resort & Spa, Pigeon Forge

The Smoky Mountains are an ideal place to host a reunion when not everyone has the same taste in activities. You’ll be perfectly located to enjoy outdoor activities as well as visit Dolly Parton’s theme park (which has awesome food) and have access to plenty of shopping.

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Texas


Moody Gardens, Galveston

This action-packed locale is so big, there’s almost no way you can fit it all into one weekend! Enjoy theaters, rainforests, boat adventures, museums, zip lining and more in one of the greatest resort cities in the country.

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Utah


Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Orderville

Stay just outside the east border of Utah’s 4,000-acre Zion National Park for a memorable family reunion. Enjoy luxury accommodations or rustic cabins as you explore on ATV tours, fishing tours and participate in paintball tournaments.

Here’s what to make with your catch of the day.

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Vermont


Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe

Remember the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music? They actually founded this 216-room resort that’s perfect for family reunions. Enjoy the healthiest state in the nation with great food and plenty of outdoor activities, including skiing in the winter.

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Virginia


Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks

People call this area the Grand Canyon of the South for good reason: It’s the deepest natural gorge east of the Mississippi. There are plenty of lodges, cottages and campgrounds in the area, so stay a while and explore the caves and rock formations!

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Washington


Lake Crescent Lodge, Olympic National Park

Stay in the historic lodge that was around before Olympic National Park was even founded. The simple, turn-of-the-century guest rooms have ample room for your large group and provide an incredible view of the lake, making this lodge a cozy basecamp for nearby activities.

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West Virginia


The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

This 721-room hotel is located in the Allegheny Mountains and is one of the country’s top National Historic Landmarks. Enjoy the healing hot springs and a multitude of outdoor activities (both in the winter and the summer). If anyone gets bored, they also have a shopping complex on-site!

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Wisconsin


Gordon Lodge, Baileys Harbor

Staying at this incredible lodge in gorgeous Door County includes access to a private beach, along with complimentary kayak and bicycle rentals. The stylish rooms are classy but modern, and this quiet destination is the perfect place to relax and switch gears for a few days.

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Wyoming


Red Reflet Guest Ranch, Ten Sleep

If you want your family reunion to be filled with awe-inspiring views, adventure and gourmet food, take a peek at this 25,000-acre ranch. It’s off the beaten path, but your days will be packed with horseback riding, dirt-biking and the best ranch food you’ve ever had.

Lindsay D. Mattison
After years of working in professional kitchens, Lindsay traded her knives in for the pen. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to turn local, seasonal ingredients into beautiful meals for her family.

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