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Planning the Perfect Family Reunion

Posted On
Apr 04, 2014
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Whether it's this summer, next winter, or three years from now, planning the perfect a family renuion takes time. Start planning now. Here's our tips for making the your event something that will be remembered for a lifetime (remembered in a good way) in Utah's ultimate family reunion destination. 



Whether your family is into roughing it in the great outdoors or into something with the amenities of home you can find it all in Heber Valley.

For the camper types, we’ve got Jordanelle and Wasatch Mountain State Parks and Lodge Pole Campground that feature camp sites, trailer sites and pavilions for hosting your parties. For those still looking for the outdoor experience but a step above a tent bring your RVs or trailers to Mountain Valley Resort for access to a swimming pool, a playground for the kids, and laundry facilities for when your kids discover the universal toy known as dirt.

Not into roughing it? No problem. We’ve got you covered, literally, with two world class lodges large enough to fit your entire family under one roof! The Silver Springs Lodge and Timber Moose Lodge are great places for the whole family to be together and still have enough space and privacy for when Uncle Herald tells the same catfish story for the hundredth time.


Once you’ve had your fill of Canasta, Uno, or Gin Rummy remember you are in Heber Valley, Utah’s Adventure Escape. From age 2 to 82 there is something for everyone here. The best way to plan for your adventure activities is browse through our list of local outfitters who can take you on adventures from fishing and ATV rides to horseback and hot air balloon rides. Or if you are into planning your own escape head up to the mountains for some great hiking trails.

No family reunion to the Heber Valley is complete without a ride on the iconic Heber Valley Railroad. Slow things down a bit as you relax and enjoy the ride on a historic railroad as you see the Valley as they did in 1800s. Ask your grandma what it was like back then.


Now that you have a place to stay and things to do, it’s time to plan the food. Nothing builds memories, or brings them back like ice cream and shakes. You have many places to choose from for a quick treat between slide shows of your aunt’s trip to the world’s largest ball of yarn.

With so many great local restaurants, and a few familiar chains, you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy, and with so many to choose from you can leave to cooking at home. After all you’re on vacation. 

By Dallin Koecher



Outdoors, Family, Outfitters, Summer, Treats