17 Extraordinary Family Reunion Vacation Rentals Around the Country

Large family vacation rentals for family reunions 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, which have grown immensely in popularity with the rise of Airbnb Luxe rentals and similar offerings. And a quick look at the numbers also makes it easy to see why more people are turning to vacation rentals:

  • 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. One 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. So many of our guests enjoy the space so much they frequently return to use our homes for long-term and seasonal rentals—a wonderful testament to the experience they had.

If you and your family are looking for something different than a hotel stay, take a look at a few of our large family reunion rental homes in Colorado and California that were tailor-made for an unbeatable group getaway. Many of these homes also work perfectly for corporate retreats and offsite meetings, too. Or, if you're planning a ski trip to Colorado, check out which Colorado ski resorts are best for families.

Remember, all InvitedHome rentals include a dedicated vacation consultant team, trip planning assistance from booking to checkout, high-end linens, and a responsive local team to ensure your stay goes exactly as planned.

Colorado Family Reunion Locations

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Russell Estate

Russell Estate is among the best family reunion vacation rentals in Colorado because it features a 6-bedroom main house and a 2-bedroom guest house. In the main house, there's still plenty of living space for everyone to gather, as well as an in-home theater, private outdoor hot tub, and views of Hole 3 of the Telluride Golf Course. 

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Vail Valhalla

Vail Valhalla combines the majesty and luxury of Vail with the beauty and coziness of a Rocky Mountain ski retreat. Set on multiple levels built into the side of the mountain, you'll find a private pool and hot tub unlike any you've seen before, a grand entranceway, and plenty of space for lounging with your entire group. This home is also included on our list of the best long-term and seasonal rentals in the Vail Valley

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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 home 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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Riva Penthouse at Golden Peak

The Riva Penthouse is located on the top two floors of the Vail Ski Club, directly at the base of Golden Peak. This luxury penthouse is across the street from the Golden Peak Ski School and the Vail's childcare facilities, making it an exceptional spot for families with young children. 

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Pineview Hideaway

This Breckenridge home two large outdoor decks and a huge outdoor hot tub excellent for large groups, and is located just outside of Breckenridge. 

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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. Looking for family-friendly activities? Here's a list of the Top 15 Family Activities in Breckenridge

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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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Mont Vista Chateaux

Experience Breckenridge, Colorado, like never before in Mont Vista Chateaux. Experience the French Alps right here in Colorado. And if you need helping planning a family getaway, check out our list of the Top 15 Family Activities in Breckenridge

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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. 

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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. 

Utah Family Reunion Home Rentals

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Casi Cielo

As you approach Casi Cielo, nestled into the side of the famous Deer Valley ski resort in Park City, Utah, you'll quickly see why its name means "Almost Heaven." With huge living spaces, a deck that overlooks the entire valley, a private outdoor hot tub, and a game room, this is the ideal getaway for large families and groups. Once you see the photos, you'll also see why this home made our list of 15 homes with breathtaking views.   

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Lakeside at High Star Ranch

Lakeside at High Star Ranch provides close proximity to the excitement of Park City (about 20 minutes outside of town), as well as the quietude and comfort of a Wasatch Mountain home. Located within High Star Ranch, your stay comes with access to the Rhodes Valley Outfitters horseback riding, miles of hiking, biking, and snowshoeing trails, and even an events center that attracts national touring acts. 

Thanks to this home's location and additional amenities on offer, it also makes for a fantastic corporate retreat or offsite planning session for businesses in Park City or Salt Lake City.

California Family Reunion Locations

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Big Buck Lodge

When you stay at Big Buck Lodge, you'll get access to your own bikes, which you can use to explore the beauty of Tahoe City and the nearby Skylandia Beach. After a full day of riding around town, retire to this retreat and gather around the outdoor fire pit or any of the large decks, or soak in the private outdoor hot tub.

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Lakeshore Retreat at Dollar Point

Enjoy sweeping views of the glittering water and a traditional Lake Tahoe cabin feel, complete with a cozy stone fireplace and lodge-themed decor, at Lakeshore Retreat at Dollar Point. For an even better view, step out onto the spacious deck, or plan a meal here on the outdoor dining set. 

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Sierra Sanctuary at Northstar

Sierra Sanctuary is perfect for families who want easy access to Northstar's amazing skiing and still have plenty of space to sprawl. Gather together in the private hot tub, around the outdoor fire pit, or on any of the spacious decks and patios -- all of which offer views you'll never grow tired of. 

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Sierra Shores

The Sierra Shores 4-bedroom townhome is located just steps from the lake, and from the large outdoor deck, you'll feel the breeze as it passes off the water and through the trees. This home is located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe.

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Grandview Retreat

Visit Grandview Retreat and you'll be rewarded with epic views of the gorgeous Carnelian Bay, which you can take in from all over the multi-level home. Relax under soaring pine trees in the backyard, and cook a feast for your whole group on the gas grill. 

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