With winter officially in the rearview mirror, there’s no better time than right now to start planning your next summertime family reunion. Perhaps this is the year that the family gathers at a luxurious, faraway location to celebrate a special life event in the family, such as an anniversary, wedding, or birthday. With seemingly hundreds of top-ranked family reunion locations scattered throughout the country, it can be challenging to choose one that perfectly fits your family’s size, style, and budget. Luckily for you, Elite Destination Homes has hand-selected three of the best family reunion locations in the U.S.

Lions Gate Estate – Marietta, GA

family reunion locationsLet’s start the list with a gorgeous European-inspired residence in the city of Marietta, located in-between the North Georgia mountains and lively Atlanta. Lions Gate Estate is the perfect combination of old-world charm, sophisticated luxury, and secluded natural scenery. The estate is a short drive from the Gone With the Wind Museum, Six Flags White Water, and SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. This 18,000-square-foot home sleeps up to 20 guests and features an outdoor swimming pool, eight fireplaces, a billiards room, and so much more! Each beautifully appointed room is layered in 19th-century charm, which will be become evident when you first stroll past the dazzling chandeliers, unique candle holders, marble fireplaces, and old-world mirrors. The kids can enjoy the lavish outdoor pool area while the adults bask in the classic sophistication here in one of the premier Atlanta luxury homes.

Bryce Canyon Estate – Zion National Park, Utah

family reunion locationsFor an adventurous family reunion, we recommend Bryce Canyon Estate, located on the edge of Zion National Park in Southern Utah. Nearby Bryce Canyon National Park is also within reach for those hoping to explore the region’s natural beauty. This luxurious, hand-crafted mountain-top lodge is one of the best family reunion locations in the U.S.

Bryce Canyon Estate features a valley-view outdoor terrace, a ten-person hot tub, and ample space for horse boarding. Even if you’re not planning on bookending your family reunion with stints at Zion and Bryce Canyon, you’ll fall in love with this estate’s glorious, sweeping mountain views. Beautifully dissimilar from Lions Gate Estate, Bryce Canyon is a stunning log-cabin marvel with massive stone fireplaces, antler chandeliers, soft lighting, and repurposed wood floors. The end result is one of the best ten-person Southern Utah vacation rentals. Besides several acres of space to play a wide variety of yard games, this estate has a large entertainment room (with an Xbox 360), an EarthStone pizza oven, and a gas barbecue.

Celebrity Oceanfront Estate – La Jolla, CA

The perfect way to cap off this list of gorgeous reunion-sized vacation homes is with one of the best luxury oceanfront homes in the San Diego area. La Jolla is one of the best-kept secrets of Southern California as this San Diego neighborhood sits on a particularly beautiful stretch of the Pacific Ocean. This posh seaside town is equally luxurious and scenic thanks to the wind-swept pines, sandstone canyons, and jaw-dropping sea cliffs. The Celebrity Oceanfront Estate, widely known as one of the top San Diego luxury homes, sits on the Pacific’s edge. This home is highlighted by a lavish oceanfront swimming pool area complete with a fire pit, comfortable outdoor furnishings, and a sizable hot tub. One of the best features of the Celebrity Oceanfront Estate is its rooftop tennis court.

You’ll also discover an ultra-luxurious interior with a fitness room, grand bathrooms, and some of the best ocean views imaginable. The home sleeps 16 people and is a short drive from award-winning boutique shopping, the San Diego Zoo, and SeaWorld. To check availability, please visit us at EliteDestinationHomes.com, or you can give us a call today at 1-651-389-3843 to speak with a member of our team. All of these family reunion locations come with complimentary concierge services to ensure that your stay is utterly unforgettable.