It’s never too early to start planning a nice, leisurely outing with your family. Truth is, life is hard and you deserve a break every once in a while. So how about a holiday at one of the best resorts for family reunions?
1. Mohonk Mountain House
Imagine yourself on a 2,200-acre property in the Shawangunk Mountains. A stay in a National Historic Landmark that looks like a Victorian castle with 265 rooms. Sounds like a dream? That’s the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. Summer or winter, there is a little something for everyone. This place is great. In summer, you can go hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or just swimming in a lake. And your kids might enjoy frog hunts (for ages 2-12) organized by the Mohonk Kids Club from mid-June to September. If not that, there is orienteering and stargazing. But it’s not all summer glory. In winter, you can go snowshoeing, ice-skating or snow tubing. If you’re not outdoorsy, they have a spa. And the place has over a hundred working fireplaces. So get a book and get cozy. For the non-summer, non-winter months, there are many weekend activities. These specialty workshops are for adults and kids and cover a wide range of topics like photography, yoga, and cooking with chocolate.
2. Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Putting on lots of gear and heading out is not everyone’s idea of a vacation. If you are more about beaches and golf, this is for you. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort (the name says it all. Well, almost.) is an island packed with 10 miles of sand in South Carolina. Walk around, go bicycling, build a sandcastle. Do whatever pleases you on a beach. And don’t worry about the kiddies. From May to September, Kamp Kiawah keeps them busy with a variety of nature-based activities. You can also get babysitting services if you book in advance. And for you. Ready? Hit the spa or check out the resort’s excellent tennis program or its five golf courses. Want to shake things up a bit? Go crabbing or searching for alligators. Or try ocean seining and kayaking. And when you’re not out doing something, the resort has a range of stay options. You can get rooms at their luxury hotel or choose from their selection of condominiums and rental homes. This is a great family reunion resort in the summer. But it might be wise to book as soon as you can before the prices peak.
3. The Greenbrier
What do you like to do with your family on holiday? Bowling and billiards? Swimming and outdoor picnics? Hiking and horseback riding? Tennis and golf? How about falconry? The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia offers them all. If you’re looking for a bed ‘n’ breakfast package, they have it. Do you want a little murder mystery dinner theatre? You got it. Did you come for the healing spring waters? They got you covered. Just pick a combination and enjoy yourself. But don’t mistake this to be a cute little place for cozy evenings. The Greenbrier sits on a 6,500-acre property and is a National Historic Landmark. It has 721 rooms which include guest cottages. And there are plenty of deals making it a great place to host a family reunion. If you have kids, or nieces and nephews, who are teenagers, they can keep themselves busy driving over the ruts and hillsides. And, there is a gaming and shopping complex spread over 82,000 square feet. What are you waiting for?
These three properties are top-most on our list for an amazing family reunion.