If COVID-19 has kept you isolated from extended family living elsewhere across the country or around the world, now is a great time to start planning your next get-together.
A destination family reunion is a great time to reconnect with family and create some incredible vacation memories together. But before you can create those memories, you’ll first need to choose your destination.
Keep reading to learn 5 reasons to book Cougar Ridge for your next family reunion!
1. Plenty of Space for Everyone
Destination family reunions can be a great way to reconnect with family you don’t get to see often enough and to enjoy a fun and memorable getaway together.
But booking a trip for more than just a few friends or family members can quickly get complicated. One of the biggest challenges is choosing where you’ll stay during your getaway.
You need a destination that not only offers plenty of rooms for everyone to sleep in but also space for you to come together as a group — after all, that’s usually the point of the getaway in the first place.
Hotels with conference rooms might be convenient, but they tend to be boring and drab, and hardly feel like an exciting vacation. Rooms may be small, and while you might be able to use conference rooms for get-togethers during the day, they aren’t great for hanging out and socializing.
A Cougar Ridge, you’ll have your choice of booking our entire Lodge or several of our Casitas. For larger groups, our Lodge provides the ultimate getaway destination. With plenty of space to relax together, it takes away the stress of choosing your destination and coordinating rooms for everyone.
2. Room for Privacy
While the point of a family reunion is to spend time together, it’s natural to want to enjoy some privacy and alone time during your trip as well. With four master suites available, our Lodge makes this a breeze.
After a full day of fun with your extended family, retreat to your private suite to relax, watch a movie, or maybe soak in one of our oversized clawfoot tubs. Two of our suites even feature their own private hot tubs, perfect for unwinding and taking in the stunning night sky.
For the kids, the Lodge features a bunkhouse that’s perfect for relaxing, playing games, and spending time together. It’s even located on the third floor, which is also home to a game room complete with a TV, game table, and pool table. With two sets of bunk beds and a private bathroom, it’s the perfect way to give younger family members some space to unwind.
3. An All-in-One Destination
Another downside to traveling with a large group is coordinating activities that everyone will enjoy, and transportation to get to and from those activities.
Booking a family reunion destination that offers on-site amenities is a great way to avoid this hassle.
At Cougar Ridge, there’s something for everyone to enjoy without having to leave the property. Start some healthy competition with a round of bowling, sand volleyball, or horseshoes. Enjoy a family BBQ. Take in the night sky. Relax in the hot tub. Visit with our resident animals. You can even schedule a private on-site rodeo for a truly unique experience.
If you’re looking to add a little education to your trip, we even offer classes on painting, beer and winemaking, horse care and training, and more.
4. Close Proximity to Outdoor Destinations and Activities
There’s so much to do at Cougar Ridge that you could easily fill an entire trip without ever having to leave. However, if you do want to explore some of the incredible sights that the area has to offer, you’re in luck; many are just a short drive away.
Our property is a short drive away from the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park. Here you can enjoy hiking and sightseeing. The park is a great place to see the famous Waterpocket Fold, a natural wrinkle in the earth’s surface that stretches more than 100 miles,
You’ll also find plenty of restaurants and activities like off-roading, boating, fishing, and more just a short distance away.
5. An Unforgettable Experience
Perhaps the most important reason to book a family reunion is the chance to create some new and lasting memories with your loved ones.
Particularly after spending so much time apart as a result of COVID-19, there’s never been a better time to book an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Whether you enjoy hiking, take in a rodeo, or just relax and enjoy one another’s company — or better yet, all of the above — you’re guaranteed to leave with new memories that you’ll cherish forever.
Booking Your Family Reunion, Corporate Retreat, or Other Event at Cougar Ridge
Ready to plan your own memorable family reunion at Cougar Ridge? Book your trip today to guarantee your spot and start planning the trip of a lifetime.