Planning your next family reunion? If you want to veer away from the local park or backyard cookout, these resorts have major budget-friendly perks. Make it easier to get everyone together for a super fun time of either skiing, swimming or exploring nature with these super awesome resorts that are easier on the wallet. These are the best budget-friendly resorts for family reunions.
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Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin sits right on Lake Michigan. Some seriously sweet sleeping accommodations from bunk beds to loft nooks give suites a touch that makes a vacation tons of fun for kids, while parents will adore the fireplaces and jacuzzis. This top-rated resort in Wisconsin is classically decorated with timeless touches and hues of deep blue, while the waterside paradise also features modern amenities that will excite the family, from an indoor water park, arcade and on-site snack bars, to a luxurious spa and restaurant.
Resort at Squaw Creek is quite close to Lake Tahoe. Ski down the slopes or wind down at the spa or sauna before zooming down the massive water slide at the on-site pool. The cabin-esque location is wrapped by dramatic mountains and is exciting to visit during the winter when the ski season is in full swing, or the spring and summer when the green foliage cascades over the hills and hiking trails are supreme. The pools are spacious enough for lots of play sessions for the kids, and there’s lots to do around the area that won’t cost extra.
Looking for a luxury wilderness ranch vacation? The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana gives a taste of life on the range via rustic historic homestead lodging, and activities like hiking, horseback riding and fishing. Close to Yellowstone National Park, days and days of unforgettable adventure lie ahead for the whole family.
Near Phoenix, Arizona Grand Resort’s high-end facilities, including a dreamy spa, pairs well with its enormous on-site water park with a wave pool and lazy river. Giving off a Mediterranean essence, the polished resort accommodates families, and some major Phoenix sites are close by, like mountain trails and a botanical garden. Bonus— you’ll never have to leave to eat as a handful of restaurants are on-site, like extensive buffets and Mexican fare.
Comfort Suites Paradise Island is the perfect budget family option when wanting to experience the luxurious side of the Bahamas without spending a ton. Comfortable rooms, a full hot breakfast and on-site restaurant create a convenient atmosphere, and The Cove at Atlantis is a short walk away. Guests at Comfort Suites have access to the renowned water park with Mayan themed slides and a lazy river with a water elevator, so you never have to get out.
Pronghorn Resort is located in Bend, Oregon, and is enveloped with the sloping peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Perfect for the family who loves a good game of golf, the major feature of Pronghorn is the sprawling green course, which is noted to have a more relaxed vibe than other high-end ones. The luxurious multi-room suites are more reminiscent of a warm, luxe home, and they are perfect for big groups. A totally different reunion experience from the traditional backyard barbecue can be found in Bend, which houses outdoor adventures within its river and downtown streets.
Canyon of the Eagles Lodge and Nature Park in Burnet, Texas, is centered around native foliage and local wildlife, as the expansive property houses a diverse nature park and observatory. Further adding to the stunning location, it resides on the shores of Lake Buchanan and waterside nature walks are provided as a courtesy. A major bonus for family gatherings, kids under 10 stay free. With a naturalistic look, the pool is a wonderful place to lounge and homes for rent feature 1920s aesthetics.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa in St. Lucia may seem like a place to drop some serious dough, but all-inclusive prices with no extra fees and free airport transportation save a pretty penny. There are an unbelievable amount of things to do for kids of all ages, from zip-lining and beach glow parties to escapes for the grownups, like their own pool space and lots of tasty rum drinks. Everyone can convene together at one of the multiple on-site restaurants.
Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa is in Thompsonville, Michigan, and is a ski hub with a diversity of slopes and cross country trails. Summer brings scenic lift rides, a luge type slide, zip-lining, river tubing, rock wall climbing, and a water playground with slides and fun obstacles for the kiddos. Needless to say, any season is a good time to gather loved ones here. The surrounding scenery is picturesque and the cozy rooms have a lodge appeal.