Family Reunion Roundup 2024

by Marika Flatt on July 9, 2024 in Lifestyle, Family,

The Lone Star State provides the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories with your loved ones. Explore the best spots Texas has to offer and start planning a reunion that will be cherished for years to come. These diverse destinations across Texas ensure every family member will find something to enjoy.

July is Family Reunion Month. It’s a good time to start thinking about getting our families together. We’ve already included some options you might consider, including this family reunion roundup and other locations sprinkled throughout our large gathering section. From rustic lodges to luxurious resorts, there are plenty of venues to suit every family’s needs. Start planning now to ensure a memorable and enjoyable reunion for everyone.

The Highland

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Located near Dripping Springs, this 20-acre property is conveniently situated for families visiting from across Texas.  You can sleep around 30 people in two homes, plus they have a “Modern Cabin” with two rooms and a foldout couch. The homes are designed farmhouse chic. Even a four-generation family (like ours) will find this a perfect location.

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All generations can find something to do, whether sitting in the pool or the hot tub or playing pickleball. Additionally, there’s a cute little garden where you can pick produce for your meals. The Highland is a great spot where everybody has their own space and their own things to do, but you can spend quality time together. Sometimes, just sitting at an outdoor table with a great view is all you need to spark wonderful conversation.

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Embark on a scenic hike along the trails, or challenge your cousins to a game on the turf fields. Gather in the spacious kitchens for a hearty meal, or play volleyball under the starlit sky on the well-lit court. The Highland offers a range of activities that cater to every family member’s interests. Discover more about this exciting Central Texas location on our Studio 512 segment


Creekhaven Inn 

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Centrally located in the Texas Hill Country in Wimberley, Creekhaven Inn is an ideal lodging facility for corporate retreats. The inn boasts onsite dining and a spa, offering convenient access to additional amenities for retreat participants. Situated alongside Cypress Creek, the outdoor lawn and dedicated meeting spaces provide a picturesque backdrop for team-building activities and collaborative sessions. 

Creekhaven Inn enhances the retreat experience with the Wimberley Shuttle, a Mercedes Sprinter Van available for transportation or customized brewery and wine tours tailored to your team’s preferences.

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With 16 rooms available, Creekhaven Inn offers comfortable accommodations for retreat attendees. The inn features over 1,500 square feet of indoor public meeting space, including expansive decks, patios and gardens, perfect for hosting family reunions or business retreats. 

Rough Creek Lodge & Resort

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Spanning 9,000 acres of beautiful lakes and rolling hills, Rough Creek Lodge & Resort offers the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories with loved ones. Conveniently located only 90 minutes from Dallas, 75 minutes from Fort Worth, and 150 minutes from Austin, Rough Creek is easily accessible for families from various parts of Texas. 

The resort combines laidback luxury and southern hospitality with award-winning cuisine, top-notch amenities, and activities for all ages. Rough Creek provides diverse accommodations, from classic lodge rooms and private rustic cabins to spacious luxury homes, ensuring comfort and style for families of all sizes.

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Ideal for family reunions, Rough Creek boasts a wide array of activities to entertain guests of all ages. Whether hiking, fishing, hunting, zip-lining, horseback riding, or simply relaxing by serene lakes and picturesque landscapes, there’s something for everyone. The resort also offers a spa for relaxation and various kids’ activities to keep younger guests engaged. Chef Gerard Thompson’s modern take on rustic American cuisine ensures exceptional dining experiences with imaginative menus featuring the finest ingredients.


HarBet Lodge

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Located just 30 minutes from Houston in Alvin, Texas, HarBet Lodge offers a charming #farmhotel experience. This spacious farmhouse, rich in family tradition, provides a peaceful escape from city life. Guests can tour the farm, feed mini horses, gather chicken eggs, and fish for bass in the property’s private lake.

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HarBet Lodge, with its 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, can accommodate up to 12 guests. It features a dining area, a cozy living room with a gas fireplace, and a large back porch shaded by live oaks. This porch is perfect for gathering around the fire pit for s’mores and storytelling under the stars. This enchanting farmhouse is ideal for small families or corporate retreats.


BlissWood Ranch

Nestled in the tranquil countryside of Cat Spring, Texas, BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch offers a unique escape surrounded by nature. The ranch is home to many animals, including horses, Angus cattle, miniature donkeys, peacocks, camels, alpacas, exotics and even American Bison, providing a scenic and immersive experience.

This pet-friendly ranch boasts a diverse range of accommodations, from turn-of-the-century Texas homes to cozy cabins with hot tubs, and even unique glamping options like the Conestoga Covered Wagon. Guests can look forward to the convenience of full kitchens for meal preparation and options for a continental breakfast or DIY dinner kits.

BlissWood offers a range of activities, such as archery, exotic animal safaris, trapshooting and catch-and-release fishing in professionally stocked lakes. For those who enjoy riding, quarter horses and gaited Paso Finos from South America can be ridden to explore the 350 acres of meadows, live oak forests, creeks and ponds. Guests can also take nature walks or relax on the guest house porch to watch stunning sunsets.

Located just an hour west of Houston and two hours from San Antonio and Austin, BlissWood is not only a serene escape but also a conveniently accessible destination for family reunions or small team retreats.


Paniolo Ranch

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Discover Paniolo Ranch, a bed and breakfast spa in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Boerne, Texas. Paniolo Ranch spans one hundred acres and offers ample space for exploration, stargazing and relaxation in the spa. Known as a dream wedding venue, Paniolo Ranch is also a fantastic spot for family reunions.

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Inn at Sunset Mill Ranch 

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Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Inn at Sunset Mill Ranch is just minutes from downtown Wimberley, a quaint town known for its upscale arts and music venues. This charming inn offers a peaceful retreat with a unique atmosphere.

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The 25-acre property is available for rent. It features an outdoor movie theater, a silo-turned outdoor bar, and outdoor fire pits. It is the perfect location for small retreats or family reunions. (To preview the property, check out the website, which is currently under construction and set to launch in two weeks for a more comprehensive showcase.)


Country Woods Inn

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Located just 45 minutes from DFW, Country Woods Inn is a popular destination for family reunions. This award-winning family inn, nestled on the Paluxy River, offers a riverwalk leading to the historic downtown square in Glen Rose, Texas. With 40 wooded acres, guests can enjoy trails, fishing, campfires, and bird watching, all while discovering the beauty of family again.

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Country Woods Inn provides a farmstay experience where dinosaurs once roamed, allowing guests to pet and feed barnyard animals and enjoy breakfast in the barn. Accommodations include cabins, century-old farmhouses, a main lodge, and a rail car, with a chapel available for weddings. Voted the Most Unique Stay, it is ideal for reunions and retreats.


Yellow House B&B

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The Yellow House Bed and Breakfast, located just 5 minutes from Salado, Texas, Main Street, features a charming selection of accommodations. The main house offers 4 large, beautifully decorated rooms, each equipped with private baths and conveniently situated on the ground floor. Additionally, there are 2 private cottages available, each designed as King Suites. 

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The property boasts two guest houses for larger gatherings. One guest house features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, accommodating up to 5 queen beds. The second guest house offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, providing lodging for up to 4 queen beds. Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast included with their stay, and the ample space makes it an ideal venue for family reunions or special events.


Sage Hill Inn

The Sage Hill Inn & Spa enjoys an ideal location near Austin, in the heart of the Hill Country Wine region. Just minutes from the renowned Salt Lick BBQ and a 15-minute drive from the San Marcos Outlet Malls, the inn offers tranquility and accessibility. Each stay at Sage Hill includes a hearty breakfast and a delectable three-course dinner.

On site, guests can explore miles of scenic hiking trails, unwind in a refreshing pool and hot tub, and stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens. Several outdoor lounge areas invite relaxation, while four new pickleball courts provide active recreation and socializing opportunities.


7F Lodge 

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7F Lodge offers a collection of secluded cabin cottage suites, each a unique tribute to the countries that once flew a flag over Texas. These suites, adorned with iconic Texan motifs, provide an exclusive opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the charm of an aristocratic Spanish hacienda, a French chateau, or a cozy Hill Country cabin.

Guests can also enjoy accommodations in a vibrant Mexican bungalow, a lively jazzy blues joint, a rustic Texas log cabin, a traditional Western barn, or an authentic Aggie saloon.

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Renowned as a wedding venue, 7F Lodge is not just limited to weddings. It also serves as an excellent location for corporate retreats or family reunions. Its diverse and thematic accommodations provide a memorable setting for gatherings of all kinds, offering both privacy and a unique Texan ambiance.


Stardust Retreat 

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Stardust Retreat offers a retro experience blending Atomic Ranch Cool with small town Americana. Step back in time at this Mid-Century Modern vacation rental located in Coleman, Texas. Spread across 4 wooded acres on a private hilltop overlooking Coleman, Stardust Retreat consists of 2 separate homes with a total of 6 bedrooms.

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Built in the late 1950s, the homes retain all the fun and gorgeous retro style of Mid-Century Modern design. Each house offers a unique glimpse into the past with its nostalgic charm, making Stardust Retreat an ideal getaway for those seeking a vintage-inspired retreat in a tranquil setting.


BONUS!!! Check out this fun addition for your family reunion…


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Looking to add some flair to your family reunion? Consider MotoVino, a unique mobile bar service featuring a fleet of vintage Vespas retrofitted with beverage taps. Perfect for bringing a touch of la dolce vita to your cocktail hour, MotoVino offers CO2 or nitrous kegs, allowing you to serve sparkling wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverages. 

Turnkey services are provided with options for pre-filled kegs or using your own products, along with TABC-certified servers. Additionally, MotoVino offers classic Italian cars that can enhance the styling and catering displays for your event.

Rental rates start at $150 per hour with a minimum booking of 3 hours. For more information and to book, visit their website at MotoVino Texas.

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Marika Flatt, Outstanding Austin Communicator 2021, is the Travel Editor of Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She began her travel writing career in 2002, and can be seen as a contributor on TV shows across Texas, such as Great Day Houston, San Antonio Living, Spectrum News, Good Morning Texas, KVUE, Daytime (FOX), and Studio 512