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Leave your laptop at home and reunite at Granlibakken with friends and family

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Connecting with family and friends has been made easier over the years thanks to social media. But there’s more than a few things websites cannot do.

Laptops cannot hug or handshake, raise a glass to propose a toast, race down a mountain on a pair of skis or zip through a challenging obstacle course set on platforms above the trees.

Sure Facebook is an important tool but nothing beats being in a room full of family and friends, sharing details and memories that usually get overlooked in our written thoughts. There’s only one true way to engage in conversation and laughter and that’s being right in the center of it, side by side and face to face.

Get your family together for a reunion at Granlibakken!

Get your family together for a reunion at Granlibakken!

Granlibakken makes it easy for you to get your extended family, high school class or college chums together for some quality catch up time. Spacious lodging, an abundance of activities and delicious meals all figure into planning a reunion and all are available at Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge making it an ideal place for your reunion plans.

With 74 secluded acres of onsite play area, the resort is designed for large groups and offers packages to accommodate families and friends of 4 to 400. Granlibakken offers spectacular lodging options, and plenty of onsite amenities, including a spa, onsite yoga, a luxurious pool, hot tub and sauna, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, beach combing or boating and nearby golf courses.

A favorite onsite activity among family and friends is Granlibakken’s Treetop Adventure Park. Made up of a series of courses linking tree platform to tree platform with a variety of bridges and zip lines, those up to the challenge can ascend to a initial tree platform and then travel through the forest on an aerial trek anywhere from 15 to 50 feet in the air.

So whether it’s the youngest of tykes in the family tree or your college chums with competitive edges, the adventure park is an ideal place to gather, test skills and have some camaraderie in the name and spirit of togetherness.

This winter you and your extended family can can ski all day at nearby resorts, on-site at Granlibakken’s own ski hill or you can go sledding and then head into the woods on cross country skis and snowshoes. Return to the lodge from your day’s adventure to a nice banquet dinner, with dancing, entertainment and memories made for a lifetime.

Where do you plan to spend your next college or family reunion?

Granlibakken shines as an ideal place for college and family reunions

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Whether you’re looking to get your extended family together for some quality catch up time or you’re considering a reunion of your high school class or close college friends all it takes is creative effort and help to get a destination organized.

The key to a successful reunion is lots of space and activities for everyone.

The key to a successful reunion is lots of space and activities for everyone.

Spacious lodging, an abundance of activities and delicious meals all figure into planning a reunion, which makes Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge at Lake Tahoe an ideal place for your reunion. With 74 secluded acres to explore and play, the resort is designed for large groups and offers package plans to accommodate families and friends of 4 to 400.

This winter you and your extended family can ski all day at nearby resorts, on-site at Granlibakken’s own ski hill or head into the woods on cross country skis and snowshoes. In summer there’s onsite tennis courts, hiking and biking trails, not to mention the beach, boating, and nearby golf courses.

A new amenity that has become a sure-fire hit with families is the ultra-challenge known as the Tree Top Adventure Park. Made up of a series of courses linking tree platform to tree platform with a variety of bridges and zip lines, those up to the challenge can ascend to an initial tree platform and then travel through the forest on an aerial trek anywhere from 15 to 30 feet in the air. The Treetop Adventure Park offers a variety of courses suitable for ages 4+ and all levels of athleticism. See what the park is about.

Reunion packages at Granlibakken can include: daily hot breakfast buffet, box lunches for day trips, family dinners or themed dinner options, one hour complimentary cocktails for every two night’s lodging as well as a planning and coordination staff and on-site event coordinator to plan activities.

So whether it’s the youngest of tykes in the family tree or your college chums with competitive edges, Granlibakken is an ideal place to gather, test skills and have some camaraderie in the name and spirit of togetherness.

Where do you plan to spend your next reunion?

Family reunions: Food, games and elevation gains at the Treetop Adventure Park

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Getting the extended family together at one place over a summer can take some creative effort. Even though Facebook and Twitter has made it easier to organize gatherings, there are some in my family who remain stubborn and refuse to join the social network generation.

So we’ll probably compare notes again with family elders this summer, explaining to them how Facebook has revolutionized the way “modern families” who live miles apart can stay in touch. There’s always hope, right? It was only last year that our great aunt got a cell phone.

Speaking of generational gaps, there’s usually not any when it comes to my family’s priorities when it comes to fun and games. In fact, we love our gaming traditions celebrated annually.

The contests are the same every summer: Jarts (remember those dangerous things? Even though they were outlawed 30 years ago my family still busts them out every time we gather. No one has lost an eye or been stabbed in the heart yet), horseshoes, badminton and croquet for the yard games, Monopoly, Pinochle, and cribbage for the card table competitions.

And the food: Well let’s say that there are two kinds of eaters in our family: The health conscious and the gluttonous. Ironically when it comes to our family reunions, it is the fit and healthy members of the clan who slather up mounds of potato and macaroni salads, scarf nitrate-injected all-beef hot dogs by the dozen and suck down racks of tangy barbecue pork ribs as if they would never be able to eat meat again.

Speaking of great family reunions, Granlibakken is really an ideal place to hold them. With 74 secluded acres of onsite play area, tennis courts, a plethora of nearby hiking and biking trails — the resort this summer added the ultimate family game to its repertoire: the ultra-challenge known as the Tree Top Adventure Park.

Made up of a series of courses linking tree platform to tree platform with a variety of bridges and zip lines, those up to the challenge can ascend to an initial tree platform and then travel through the forest on an aerial trek anywhere from 15 to 50 feet in the air. The Treetop Adventure Park offers a variety of courses suitable for ages 4+ and all levels of athleticism.

In addition to the 50-plus platforms and bridges comprising the adult courses, a brand-new Flying Squirrel zone caters to the young adventurers ages 4+ and beginning climbers. It consists of 3 different courses and includes a variety of bridges and zip lines, some almost 300 feet long.

So whether its the youngest of tykes in the family tree or Uncle Leroy and Aunt Hazel who celebrated their last anniversary skydiving, the Tree Top Adventure Park is an ideal place for all extended families to spend quality time together.

- Jenn Boyd


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