10 Unexpected Places for a Family Reunion

Organize a fun, worry-free family gathering in these lesser-known spots.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash, ContributorJuly 11, 2016
By Sheryl Nance-Nash, ContributorJuly 11, 2016, at 1:54 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report

10 Unexpected Places for a Family Reunion

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View of Highway 16 passing through Ten Sleep Canyon in Wyoming

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Ten Sleep, Wyoming

For a fun family retreat in the mountains, consider slipping away to the town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, which is ideally situated in the western foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. At the Red Reflet Guest Ranch, the group can tap into their inner cowboy or cowgirl at the indoor and outdoor riding arena and soak in dramatic scenery. Horses are matched to each rider's experience level. Plus, you can enjoy guided hikes, ride dirt or mountain bikes, enjoy fly fishing on private streams or simply stroll along the 25,000-acre ranch. What's more, gourmet dining includes goodies from the ranch's butcher shop, organic greenhouses and gardens.
'The Jekyll Island Club was a private club located on Jekyll Island, on the Georgia coastline. It was founded in 1886 when members of an incorporated hunting and recreational club purchased the island for $125,000 from John Eugune du Bignon. The original design of the Jekyll Island Clubhouse, with its easily identifiable turret, was completed in January 1888. The club thrived through the early 20th century with an exclusive limited membership consisting of many of the world's wealthiest families at the time, most notably the Morgans, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts. The club lasted 54 years, closing at the end of the 1942 season due to complications from World War II. In 1947, after 5 years of funding a staff to upkeep the lawn and cottages, the island was purchased from the club's remaining members for $675,000 during condemnation proceedings by the state of Georgia.'