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Top 14 Resorts for a Family Reunion in the United States

Family reunions have become more popular than ever, and there’s nothing quite like combining a large gathering of loved ones and enjoying a fabulous destination at the same time. Whether it’s over a long weekend or an entire week, the money spent will be worth every dollar and all the hours of planning, provided you choose the right spot. An increasing number of resorts are now offering well-priced packages that can make it more affordable too, so be sure to inquire even if you don’t see it listed on their website. From beach resorts in Florida and the Hawaiian Islands to ranch properties in remote wilderness areas and just about everything in between, these are some of the best options for your family reunion.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa - Oahu, Hawaii Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
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Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa - Oahu, Hawaii

When it comes to family-friendly hotels in Hawaii, it’s hard to beat Aulani. A reunion here is pretty much guaranteed to thrill the kids, and the kids at heart, perfect for a multigenerational family reunion with something for everyone. It offers one- to three-bedroom villas with all the comforts of home, ensuring plenty of space, along with supervised activities for ages three through 12, allowing the adults to relax at the beach, around the pool, or in the spa. There’s a private snorkeling lagoon, a magnificent pool with water slides, and a lazy river. Plus, Disney characters will be roaming about, providing encounters that are sure to thrill the younger ones in the group.

Key Amenities:

  • Supervised activities for ages 3 through 12

  • Private snorkeling lagoon + a large pool with water slides and a lazy river

  • Disney characters, including character breakfasts

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Kiawah Island, South Carolina Kiawah Island Golf Resort
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Located near Charleston on the coast of South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers multiple accommodation options to suit families, ranging from luxurious retreats at The Sanctuary to resort villas and full-home rentals. It sits along the oceanfront with a pristine beach and offers a wealth of desirable facilities, including three pools, five championship golf courses, and a five-star spa. Family-friendly activities are hosted daily as well. Take advantage of bike rentals to pedal the over 30 miles of paved paths or even along the hard-packed sand below the tideline. In the water, everything from kayaking to surfing and stand-up paddleboarding is on offer.

Key Amenities:

  • Five championship golf courses

  • Three swimming pools

  • Spa, bike rentals, and water sports

Silver Mountain Resort - Kellogg, Idaho Waterpark at Silver Mountain Resort
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Silver Mountain Resort - Kellogg, Idaho

One of the world’s best hotels for a family reunion, Silver Mountain Resort offers fun all year round while offering a wide range of accommodation options to suit families on nearly every budget and of any size. Activities during the warmer months include mountain biking at Silver Mountain Bike Park, which hosts nearly 40 singletrack trails, while e-bikes can be rented, making it easier to explore more, including sections of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes nearby. Hiking and golfing at the on-site Galena Ridge Golf Course is possible, and Silver Rapids offers the largest indoor waterpark in the state. In the winter, enjoy some of the best skiing, snowboarding, and tubing around. There’s a spa for pampering and a long list of dining venues, too.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to the largest indoor waterpark in the state

  • A golf course, a spa, and multiple dining venues available on-site

  • Access to the Silver Mountain Bike Park, e-bike rentals, and hiking trails

Sunriver Resort - Sunriver, Oregon Sunriver Resort
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Sunriver Resort - Sunriver, Oregon

Sunriver Resort, one of Oregon’s top resorts and just a short drive from the beautiful town of Bend, is a 3,300-acre award-winning property with family reunion vacation rentals. It’s nestled among gorgeous natural landscaping and located just east of the Cascade Mountains along the Deschutes River. There are four magnificent golf courses with forested meadows and water winding through, an outdoor pool, and excursions like horseback riding and rafting. After any activity, you can head to the spa and enjoy a range of different dining venues with indoor and outdoor seating.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to four golf courses

  • Access to an outdoor pool and spa

  • Multiple indoor/outdoor dining venues on-site

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu - Kauai, Hawaii Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu
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Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu - Kauai, Hawaii

If you’re looking for a tranquil Hawaiian island setting for your family reunion, Kauai is the place to go and Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu offers some of the largest villa-style rooms you’ll find, plus one of the coolest pools in Hawaii. It includes everything from 1,300-square-foot one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom penthouses with 3,600 square feet of living space. All have full kitchens and private lanais. A swimmable beach can be reached in about 10 minutes on foot, and right on the grounds is the 350,000-gallon Signature Lagoon Pool, waterslides, a poolside bar and grill, plus two other pools. There’s also a fitness center with cardio and weight training equipment and a spa specializing in Hawaiian treatments like Lomi Lomi massage and a Pohaku warm stone ritual.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to four golf courses

  • Access to an outdoor pool and spa

  • Multiple indoor/outdoor dining venues

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa - Thompsonville, Michigan Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa
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Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa - Thompsonville, Michigan

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa is a popular winter resort (even for non-skiers) with a diversity of slopes and cross-country trails, but it can be enjoyed in any season. The warmer months bring the opportunity to enjoy river tubing, zip lining, golfing, scenic lift rides, rock wall climbing, and a water playground with obstacles and slides for the younger ones. A fitness center with an indoor pool and a full-service spa are on-site, along with multiple eateries. The variety of lodging options includes everything from spacious townhomes at the top of the mountain to cottages nestled in the woods and cozy hotel rooms. Group discounts are available for groups with at least 24 adults or more than 50 attendees.

Key Amenities:

  • Activities including golf, river tubing, zip-lining, and more

  • On-site fitness center with an indoor pool

  • Full-service spa on the property

Blue Harbor Resort - Sheboygan, Wisconsin Blue Harbor Resort
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Blue Harbor Resort - Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Especially popular with families and for family reunions, Blue Harbor Resort sits along Lake Michigan and offers accommodation with plenty of space, including two- to four-bedroom villas with full kitchens. There’s lots to do on-site, with the star attraction a 54,000-square-foot indoor waterpark with a pool and slides, one of the top waterparks inside of a hotel in Wisconsin. The property also has an arcade, mini-golf, and a spa. Charter fishing is available, and you can enjoy hikes on trails that run alongside the lake, too. After any activity, the spa is the perfect place to go, and there are multiple dining venues, including a cafe, a casual restaurant, and a bar and grill.

Key Amenities:

  • Indoor waterpark with a pool and slides

  • Home to mini-golf and an arcade

  • Access to Jacuzzis and an on-site spa

Red Cliffs Lodge - Moab, Utah Red Cliffs Lodge
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Red Cliffs Lodge - Moab, Utah

One of the coolest budget-friendly hotels in the U.S., Red Cliffs Lodge is ideal for families who want to enjoy lots of outdoor adventures. The property is described as “Like a Scene Out of a Western Dream,” and it won’t disappoint. Set along the Colorado River, backed by high, fiery red cliffs near national and state parks, a wide range of activities can be enjoyed, including horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, tours of Arches National Park, scenic flights, and more. There’s a seasonal pool and hot tub, a fitness center, a bar that hosts live music, and the Cowboy Grill restaurant is on-site, open for breakfast and dinner. Accommodation is in cabins with log furniture, Wi-Fi, living areas with satellite TV and fireplaces, kitchenettes, and private patios. Most come with a river view.

Key Amenities:

  • Seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub

  • Wide variety of activity options, including hiking and horseback riding

  • Bar and restaurant on-site

Seascape Resort & Marina - Marathon, Florida Seascape Resort & Marina
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Seascape Resort & Marina - Marathon, Florida

A relaxed, family-friendly resort in the Florida Keys, located midway between Miami and Key West on Knight Key, the Seascape Resort & Marina has a private marina, dock, and boat launch, ideal for families with lots of boating enthusiasts. There are a dozen island-inspired rooms, each of which can accommodate as many as six guests and come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, and air conditioning. The entire five-acre property can be fully booked for your family reunion. It includes BBQ facilities, a large pool, and lots of toys, from paddleboards and kayaks to bicycles and fishing rods.

Key Amenities:

  • Large outdoor pool on-site

  • Kayaks, paddleboards, fishing rods, and bicycles available

  • Access to BBQ facilities

The Resort at Paws Up - Greenough, Montana The Resort at Paws Up
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The Resort at Paws Up - Greenough, Montana

One of the most spectacular wilderness resorts in Montana, everything will be taken care of for you with a stay at The Resort at Paws Up. That includes airport transfers, non-guided activities, special programming, all meals, and even gratuities. Guided activities come with an additional cost and include horseback riding, ATV excursions, fly fishing, canoeing, and chuckwagon feasts. A children’s program and babysitting services are available when parents want to enjoy some activities on their own. Accommodation includes large estate homes as well as campsites that come with a camp butler and a dining pavilion for a group of 12 to 24 guests.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to outdoor activities like fly fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, and hiking

  • Children’s program and babysitting services

  • Two on-site restaurants serving rustic ranch fare and gourmet cuisine

Chatham Bars Inn - Cape Cod, Massachusetts Chatham Bars Inn
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Chatham Bars Inn - Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Chatham Bars Inn is ideal for a family reunion in one of the cutest beach towns in New England, with shingle-style cottages that accommodate up to four spread throughout the 25-acre property, some of which have views of the inn’s private beach. Excursions like lobstering, whale watching, cruises, and fishing trips are all possible along with other seasonal programming. There’s a Forbes Four Star-awarded spa with a pool, steam room, sauna, and hot tub, plus a wealth of dining experiences, from clambakes at the Beach House Grill to fine dining with an ocean view at STARS.

Key Amenities:

  • Many excursion options, including cruises, fishing trips, and whale watching

  • Full-service spa with a pool, sauna, steam room, and hot tub

  • Multiple eateries ranging from casual to fine dining

Sea Island Resort - Sea Island, Georgia Sea Island Resort
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Sea Island Resort - Sea Island, Georgia

Sea Island is the ultimate family reunion resort for a Southern-inspired beach getaway. The Cloister offers a wide range of room types and private cottages that are ideal for large family groups, and there are a variety of activities available, from dolphin spotting excursions by sailboat to stand-up paddleboarding, horseback riding, golfing, and guided walks to see nesting sea turtles. There are multiple pools, water slides, splash pads, hot tubs, and five miles of private beachfront along one of the best beaches in Georgia. When parents need alone time, perhaps to indulge in a treatment at the 65,000-square-foot spa, the kids can enjoy Camp Cloister.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to a private beach

  • Activities including sailing, dolphin spotting, stand-up paddleboarding, and more

  • Massive full-service spa on-site

  • Multiple pools and water slides

The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, Colorado The Broadmoor
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The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Broadmoor is a sprawling estate at the foot of the Rockies in Colorado Springs with a wide range of accommodation and activity options. It includes everything from rooms and suites to residential brownstones and multi-bedroom cottages on a golf course. Complete wilderness experiences with overnights in log cabins on a dude ranch, high-altitude cabins at Cloud Camp, and riverside cabins ideal for fly fishing enthusiasts are available too. Enjoy boating on Cheyenne Lake, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, rock climbing, falconry, and pickleball, along with a huge pool with slides and a long list of dining venues.

Key Amenities:

  • Activities ranging from horseback riding and golfing to falconry and mountain biking

  • Home to a huge pool with slides

  • Multiple dining venues on-site

Omni Mount Washington Resort - Bretton Woods, New Hampshire Omni Mount Washington Resort
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Omni Mount Washington Resort - Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

One of the top resorts in the Northeast, Omni Mount Washington Resort is nestled in the White Mountains and also has a number of sister properties, like the Lodge at Bretton Woods and the Bretton Arms Inn, that make it an ideal pick for a family reunion. Not only does it offer a spectacular setting, but during the warmer months, enjoy golf at two courses and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Winter brings opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. There are also special programs for the kids, like summer scavenger hunts and tree walks, as well as ski-and-play options. The huge spa is ideal for pampering anytime.

Key Amenities:

  • Year-round activities, including hiking, horseback riding, skiing, and snowboarding

  • Special kids’ programs and ski-and-play options

  • Home to two golf courses and a spa

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