15 Extraordinary Family Reunion Vacation Rentals Around the Country

Large family vacation rentals in beautiful destinations

The way families get together over the holidays or for special occasions is shifting. A space that was once dominated by hotels and resorts has now veered toward luxury vacation rentals, and a quick look at the numbers makes it easy to see why:

  • There’s more space. The average hotel room is well under 400 square feet, compared to the average vacation rental at 2,000 square feet.
  • It’s easier to stay longer. A 2016 TripAdvisor survey found 43 percent of respondents planned to stay a week or more in their vacation rental, while only 24 percent said they would stay more than three days at a hotel for leisure travel. 
  • It’s more than a room. The TripAdvisor survey found 82 percent of respondents look for stunning views in a vacation rental. Another 67 percent require a washer/dryer, 46 percent look for a private pool, 33 percent want an outdoor grill, and 32 percent want vacation homes with a hot tub.
What statistics don’t convey, however, is what we’ve heard our guests say make for the best family getaways. They're looking to create a unique environment where they can cook together, gather around the fireplace together, sit on the balconies together, and explore the surroundings together, with all the comfort and privacy they would have in their own family home. They want to craft perfect vacations that lead to lifetime memories.

If you and your family are looking for something different than a hotel stay, take a look at a few of our family reunion homes in Colorado, California, and Florida that were tailor-made for an unbeatable group getaway. Many of these homes also work perfectly for corporate retreats and offsite meetings, too. Click to learn more about the home and its amenities, see all photos, and check for availability.

Colorado Family Reunion Locations

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Il Podere

Il Podere, which means "family homestead" in Italian, is one of our premier Vail Valley properties. Perched atop a mountain on 220 acres, this homes features private hiking trails, a hilltop pool and pool house, infinity hot tub, basketball courts, a private movie theater, and beautiful terraces. This is an excellent home for large events with as many as 180 attendees.  

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Elk Horn Outlook

One of the finest homes in Vail/Beaver Creek, Elk Horn Outlook has the rustic charm of Colorado and the space to fit your entire family. The large, round dining table provides a great setting for an elegant family holiday meal. Also, the deck and balcony views are not to be missed.

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Dancing Bear

Set in the heart of the mountains of Telluride, Dancing Bear has 360-degree alpine views and ski-in/ski-out access to one of the country’s highest-rated ski resorts. The large outdoor hot tub looks out over the mountains, and the grand dining table has seating for 10. It's also our best-performing home on Instagram, and it's not hard to see why. 

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Mountain Kingdom

When you take your next family getaway to Breckenridge, stay at Mountain Kingdom to discover what alpine royalty looks like. This lodge is big enough for everyone to have their own space and plenty of privacy. Sit on the back deck for unbelievable views of the canyon below and ridges beyond, or gather in the hot tub with equally impressive views. 

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Quantum

A ski-in/ski-out modern Vail home, Quantum is luxury mountain living at its finest. There’s plenty of communal space for large families, and an exceptional, grand dining table for meals together. There’s enough privacy for everyone, but still plenty of open space and seating, making this home ideal for large groups.

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Village Overlook

You and your family will have all the space, views, and luxury amenities you can handle at Telluride's Village Overlook, yet you'll still be able to walk to the free scenic gondola in five minutes. This home is perfect for families who want quiet downtime together around a roaring fireplace or in the private outdoor hot tub, as well as outdoor activities like skiing and hiking. 

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The Valley Vista

Experience Steamboat Springs, Colorado, like never before in The Valley Vista. Its name is telling of what you can expect from a stay here: sit back on the deck and look out over Mt. Werner, Fish Creek Falls, and the Yampa River, and even spot the occasional elk known to wander through the yard. You'll also get the same views through the 25-foot tall wall of windows in the living room. 

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Prospect Lodge

Located in the hills of Mountain Village in Telluride, Prospect Lodge is remote enough to give you privacy and serenity, yet still only a few minutes from the action of town. If you're looking for a winter family reunion over the holidays, this home offers ski-in, ski-out access, as well as a private hot tub. The game room and cozy loft also make this a perfect family home. 

California Family Reunion Locations

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Pacific Gardens

Located near the beautiful Hope Ranch neighborhood of Santa Barbara, Pacific Gardens is close to the beach, downtown, and several nearby parks. Lavish and ornately decorated, this home is especially well suited for elegant gatherings. Walk the lush gardens outside the home, or relax on the back deck and take in the Santa Barbara sun. 

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Ravenscroft

This California family reunion vacation rental is sumptuously decorated inside and out, and was designed by the famous architect George Washington Smith. Bring your family together to stay where celebrities partied in their heyday, including Charly Chapman and David Niven. Be a part of history at Ravenscroft.  

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Villa Chaparral

Take your family to California's wine country, and book an unforgettable stay at Villa Chaparral. En route to the hills just outside of Santa Barbara, this home is modeled after a French country estate, and includes a private pool and hot tub. The home is so exquisite, it was recently chosen to host a party co-sponsored by Tesla and InvitedHome

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The Black Bart House

Easily bring two or more families together at The Black Bart House, where a main and guest house share an estate carved out from the soaring pine trees of South Lake Tahoe. Hiking and world-class skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort are a short drive away, and back at the house, there's a huge outdoor hot tub, plenty of deck space, and a game room with a big screen TV. 

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Glen Eagles Manor

Come home to Glen Eagles Manor, where your entire family can stay together, yet still have plenty of space and privacy. Located among the pine trees of South Lake Tahoe, this home has a huge kitchen ideal for cooking your family's favorite dishes, a game room and pool table, a private outdoor hot tub, and ample outdoor living spaces. Pets are allowed, too, so it's truly a home for the entire family. 

Florida Family Reunion Locations

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The Cabana House

Don't let the name fool you - this is far from a simple cabana. The Cabana House is located along West Florida's beautiful 30A highway in a community called Rosemary Beach. From the house, walk to all the restaurants, bars, and boutique shops of this bustling neighborhood, or head to white-sand beaches nearby. 

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Kiwi Grove

Kiwi Grove offers plenty of space for all guests and is still walking distance to the beach. Hang around the house on the large upper-level deck and around the private pool, or follow the boardwalk from the home directly to the beach. 

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