One visit to Bear Lake and you’ll be ready to welcome in a new family reunion destination and tradition. Our families return year after year to celebrate milestones, fulfill family traditions, rekindle connections, create lifelong memories and, of course, savor Bear Lake’s natural beauty and famous raspberry shakes. 

Bear Lake Premier Cabins are experts in planning destination family reunions, it’s what we do best! Planning a family reunion or large gathering can be overwhelming but Bear Lake Premier Cabins have been welcoming families to the beautiful shores of Bear Lake for years and are happy to share our top tips for planning a family reunion in Bear Lake.

Location, Location, Location!

A successful and fun family reunion begins with a destination that suits the whole crew, from the tiniest tot to great-grandma, very likely content in her fireside rocker. Bear Lake is an adventure-packed mountain getaway and a top location for a destination family reunion with a plethora of four-season activities for all ages to spend quality time together and have loads of fun. The big bonus! Bear Lake is only a 2-hour drive from Salt Lake City and is easily accessible with over 75 cities offering direct flights into Salt Lake City. 

Family reunion summer activities range from hiking and biking, horseback riding, exploring caves, golfing, and endless lake activities on the beautiful blue Bear Lake, the Caribbean of the Rockies. The trails around Bear Lake are easy and family-friendly with challenging mountain summits and hundreds of ATV trails nearby for the adventurous in the family. 

If you’re planning a winter family reunion in Bear Lake, the fun never ends. Bear Lake is only 13 miles from Utah’s #1 family-friendly winter resort, Beaver Mountain Resort. “The Beav” offers a diverse trail network with terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, a ski school for kids ages 6 and up, a family-friendly lodge and grill with fireplaces, and the greatest snow on earth! There are over 350 miles of snowmobile trails in the Bear Lake Valley and the winter months are the best time of year to fish Bear Lake with world-class fishing, ice-fishing, and the annual Bear Lake Monster Winterfest for the avid anglers in your group.

Plan Your Family Reunion in Advance

It takes patience, time and commitment to plan a successful family reunion so set the date far in advance for easy coordination. The recommended time is at least a year out! The secret to a successful family reunion is to cater to the entire family, something you won’t find in a hotel!

A large family reunion vacation cabin allows you to have your family reunion under one roof, share home-cooked meals, sip sundowners in the hot tub, roast s’mores around the fire pit and maximize time spent with family. Our family-friendly vacation cabins are hand-selected to accommodate large gatherings and designed with family reunions in mind, with space to entertain and privacy to spread out.

The Ideal Family Reunion Vacation Cabin

Finding a family reunion vacation cabin to accommodate your group is all part of the planning and there are important things to factor in when meeting the needs of the whole clan on a large group getaway. Here are the top things to consider when looking for the ideal vacation cabin for your family reunion.

Kitchen: The kitchen is the heart of the home and that doesn’t change on vacation. It’s a place to come together, plan and prepare family favorite recipes, make conversation and connect around the table, and share countless good times. From meal prep to dining, our kitchens are well-stocked with dishes and cookware, fully equipped with appliances and amenities, and spacious to cater for entertaining large groups. 

Sleeping Arrangements: The sleeping and bed arrangements are one of the most important things to consider when searching for a family reunion vacation rental. Our family reunion cabins feature separate studio apartments, family rooms, large bunk rooms and playrooms for the kids, and spacious suites with private bathrooms. Space, privacy, all the comforts of home (and more!). 

Indoor & Outdoor Entertainment: The ultimate goal of a family reunion is to hang out, have fun and reconnect and our Bear Lake family reunion rentals offer the space and amenities to do just that! Theater and TV rooms for movies and popcorn, games rooms for adult poker nights and family air hockey challenges, and themed rooms to keep the little ones entertained for hours. Gather outdoors for backyard BBQs, lawn games, and beautiful mountain views, and enjoy resort-style amenities with swimming pools, sports courts, kids’ play areas, and beach access to Bear Lake. 

Free WiFi: While a family reunion is all about fun, the reality is some family members may need to stay connected to the outside world. Choosing a vacation home with free WiFi ensures you can work remotely if required or get that last-minute school project submitted before a day of play.  

Planning your family reunion in the Caribbean of the Rockies just got easier! Book direct with Bear Lake Premier Cabins for next year’s big event and take advantage of expertise in planning a family reunion. 

Our local team has an intimate knowledge of the Bear Lake area and our selection of large rental cabins to match you with the ideal Bear Lake family reunion vacation cabin and create a personalized and memorable family reunion vacation in Bear Lake, Utah. Here’s a couple of favorite family reunion cabins in Bear Lake to entice you to turn your dream of a family reunion in the Wasatch Mountains into a reality.

The Hidden Chateau

The Hidden Chateau

13 Bedrooms, 8.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 52 Guests

The Hidden Chateau is in The Reserve, a private community on the northwest side of Bear Lake. This large Bear Lake family reunion cabin boasts 13 themed bedrooms, a spacious gourmet kitchen, a games room and theatre room, and an expansive deck with gorgeous mountain and lake views. The ultimate in outdoor amenities await at Hidden Chateau with a private clubhouse, swimming pools, hot tub, playground, sports courts, fitness room, and access to a private beach on Bear Lake.

Summit Ridge Retreat

Summit Ridge Retreat

9 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 35 Guests

Summit Ridge Retreat at The Reserve is ideal for larger groups, with 6 bedrooms in the main house and a separate guest house with 2 bedrooms. This elegant Bear Lake retreat features a kids playground, putting green for the golfers in your group, an outdoor fire pit for stargazing and s’mores, and access to The Reserve clubhouse, resort-style amenities, and a private beach.

Eagles Roost Cabin

Eagles Roost Cabin

8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 30 Guests

If easy seclusion and natural isolation are important, Eagles Roost is a spacious Bear Lake cabin nestled in the trees in Logan Canyon. Located less than 2 miles to Beaver Mountain Ski Area and Beaver Creek Lodge, and only a 15-minute scenic drive on Hwy 89 to Bear Lake, this large family reunion cabin boasts all the comforts of home, cozy wood-burning fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, games room for the kids and a large deck with panoramic views of Beaver Mountain and the Logan Canyon.



6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22 Guests

Sundance is a pet-friendly cabin in the heart of Garden City’s Harbor Village. This large group Bear Lake cabin is perfectly located close to the Bear Lake Marina and beaches with a paved bike path, ATV/snowmobile trails right from the cabin, and a sledding hill for hours of fun. End your day of Bear Lake adventures soaking up gorgeous views of Bear Lake from your private hot tub.

Family Reunion Resources & Planning

Now you’ve found the ultimate destination and the best cabins in Bear Lake for your family reunion, it’s time to put your organizational skills into practice and gather your family committee to plan out the finer details of your family reunion in Bear Lake, Utah. Our Bear Lake family reunion planning guide covers all the tips and tricks for planning your next family reunion and our expert staff are just a phone call away to ensure a successful and memorable Bear Lake family reunion. 

Browse our full section of Bear Lake cabins, book direct online or call our team today on (435) 565-6006.