Family Reunion Planning

Family Reunions: “The Mountains Are Calling”

It is family reunion season; the time of year to wrangle in all the relatives to celebrate family, traditions, and a collective heritage. Give your family a weekend retreat they will want to repeat year after year! No matter what size family you have, a destination family reunion can double as a mini-vacation too! Here at Deep Creek Lake, the area offers a seasonal playground where families reconnect, relax, and rally for fun. A destination family reunion looks something like this:

Stay together.  The point of a family reunion is to spend time with family. When everyone is in one place it is easier to plan and coordinate activities for all.  This summer, bring the family to Blue Moon Rising Resort at Deep Creek Lake.  With fourteen adorable mountain cabins, this retreat is far from the ordinary.  Your family will have access to fifteen acres of woodlands overlooking Deep Creek Lake.  Come together in one of the many “gathering places” for a potluck dinner or a family game night.  Enjoy the warmth of an evening bonfire at the communal fire ring where families can play music, sing, and dance until the sun comes up.

Out and about.  If you want a place to go that will accommodate your entire crew, reserve a spot at a local establishment like Mountain State Brewing in McHenry.  With a line-up of local craft beers for every taste, the root beer is a real crowd pleaser too.  Specializing in hand tossed wood fired pizza,  there is a pie to please even the pickiest eaters.  With plenty of family style seating, the whole group can sit together.  If you’d like to have the weekend catered, consider Harvest Moon Market, the local source for fresh, natural, wholesome, real food in partnership with local farmers, and food artisans.

Play hard.  Plan activities for your group that proves photo worthy of fireplace mantels for years to come.  Start with an action-packed adventure at the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI), the world’s only controlled whitewater rafting facility.  Ranging from class I-IV, this guided ride will provide age-appropriate tours for the kids and even grandma.  Next, take advantage of Maryland’s largest freshwater lake and rent a pontoon boat to leisurely cruise the waters of Deep Creek.  With sixty-nine miles of shoreline, there is plenty to see and do along the lake’s edge including shopping and dining by boat.  In the event there is rain, Garrett Eight Cinemas can save the day with a movie and popcorn. There is always something to do at Deep Creek,  click here for other seasonal activities in the area.

Are you in charge of the family reunion this year?  You need to plan now and we can help. Call 240-442-5287 at Blue Moon Rising Resort to tour, reserve, or plan your next family reunion.  “The mountains are calling” and you should go.

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