Callaway Gardens Pine Mountain, Georgia

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A seemingly endless expanse of forest is the backdrop for this nature-minded retreat 70 miles southwest of Atlanta. In addition to the botanical gardens that draw day visitors, there’s a butterfly center and a falconry program, as well as almost-daily summer performances from Florida State University’s “Flying High” circus. Enlist your crew in the family adventure program for waterskiing, stargazing, and scavenger hunts.

Guest Tip: The Stephenses of Edgewood, Kentucky, have been coming since 1974. Now that their group has grown to 29, they book five two-bedroom cottages, each with a well-equipped kitchen and screened porch. “We request the cottages closest to the pool,” says family member Jill Sutkus, who first visited the resort when she was three years old. “It’s hugely popular in the late afternoon, when the kids’ camp lets out.”

(Doubles from $139, cottages from $185; 7-day Summer Family Adventure program $2,701 for up to five people, including a two-bedroom cottage, a cookout, and activities for adults and children.)

—Alison Goran

Best Resorts for Family Reunions

Best Resorts for Family Reunions

Callaway Gardens Pine Mountain, Georgia

A seemingly endless expanse of forest is the backdrop for this nature-minded retreat 70 miles southwest of Atlanta. In addition to the botanical gardens that draw day visitors, there’s a butterfly center and a falconry program, as well as almost-daily summer performances from Florida State University’s “Flying High” circus. Enlist your crew in the family adventure program for waterskiing, stargazing, and scavenger hunts.

Guest Tip: The Stephenses of Edgewood, Kentucky, have been coming since 1974. Now that their group has grown to 29, they book five two-bedroom cottages, each with a well-equipped kitchen and screened porch. “We request the cottages closest to the pool,” says family member Jill Sutkus, who first visited the resort when she was three years old. “It’s hugely popular in the late afternoon, when the kids’ camp lets out.”

(Doubles from $139, cottages from $185; 7-day Summer Family Adventure program $2,701 for up to five people, including a two-bedroom cottage, a cookout, and activities for adults and children.)

—Alison Goran

Best Resorts for Family Reunions

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Best Resorts for Family Reunions

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