Wonderful, ideal family reunion spot!Cait H.
This was our 8th year getting altogether for a family reunion and all of us agreed this was one of our best years!! My husband has nine siblings and over the years our group has sprouted to around 60 indivduals! We have tried to keep everyone under one roof for our gatherings and Rivendell was super ideal for our desires! We all love singing, dancing, playing volleyball, playing board games and swimming. Finding a vacation rental with everything we love to do, all together, has been a challenge over the years! Rivendell not only fit the bill, but felt like a home instead of a glorified hotel. It made our stay that much more endearing! On top of that, the owner was nicely attentive. We haven't gotten that from all the properties we've rented over the years. We felt his genuine concern over our stay. It was refreshing and much appreciated! We look forward to coming back!!
Could Not Have Been BetterJoan. K
For a large group, this was perfect. Beds for everyone. So often large places are not built as homes. This is a home that has spaces that bring groups together. With 17,000 square feet, each space is carefully thought out. There are several large areas for groups to gather but also intimate spaces to meet. The outdoor space was fantastic. Beautiful. By getting both houses, you gain a great kid's play area and a large soccer field, plus more sleeping areas. We have stayed at several large reunion places, and this by far was the best ever. It brought our family closer. We will be back!
Highly recommendKarma E.
This is our second year to spend our Christmas/New Years time as a family together. We have a large family and this home provides my grandchildren with lots of fun stuff to hang out and do. The swimming pool, hot tub, and basketball court is absolutely the best part of this home. We are still getting children out of the pool when it is time to vacate the home, they love it so much!!! Having indoor basketball games or indoor soccer games brings your family together in a very special way. Soaking in the hot tub, watching the grandchildren on the water slide, playing pool tournaments, using the stage for talent shows, all of this is available when your family spends their special time together. The home is very clean, the owner is always available, supplies are always filled and extra available, washer and dryer on all three levels, great area to eat and seat everyone, and plenty of places for family gatherings. My children and grandchildren asked us if we could please come to this home again in one year. When they love spending time with us our hearts are full and this home provides a place for love to abound. Thank you so very much for sharing your home with us!!!
Rivendell, what’s not to love!Stephanie M.
This is an absolute must for making family memories to last forever! The owner is amazing and super helpful, if you ever have a question he responds within minutes. The home is beyond beautiful and extremely well-kept, they have thought of everything! There are multiple activities for making fun memories whether you are 1 or 100! The home is extremely family-friendly and there are multiple large gathering areas to accommodate. Pictures cannot do this place justice, it is a must see and do! We were blessed to make so many great Christmas family memories here. As we loaded our grandchildren in the car to leave one of them looked up and said “I want to live here with mama and papa forever!” Thank you for sharing such a special home with us!
We had a truly glorious stay at this incredible home.Connie S.
Our family reunion at this gorgeous home was so perfect. There were 38 of us. We used both the main house and the bunkhouse, and we were glad we did it that way. I think we used every single feature of the property, except maybe not the outdoor basketball hoop at the bunkhouse since the kids had all the access they wanted to the indoor basketball hoop in the gym. And they used that a lot! Oh, and we only used the big screen in the lower level by the pool for our planned activities using that. Otherwise no one felt any need to waste time looking at the other screens! There is so much to do on this property that we really kept well entertained and engaged with one another in both the activities we planned and the open time for just enjoying each other here and there or relaxing and reading. It really isn't possible to truly describe all that this property has to offer plus the great quality of everything. Come and enjoy!!
An amazing experience for start to finish!Dimple S.
When we were on the lookout for a property that could be the ideal setting for our large family reunion, we came across this wonderful home...While we had some initial doubts, we were put completely at ease by Tom - who patiently answered all our questions and went out of his way to truly make our stay as comfortable as possible. We were a large group - 48 of us - and we were able to create some wonderful memories here. The house is perfect for all generations! The treehouse, pool, basketball court and soccer field were a hit with the kids. We held a family olympics, talent show (stage gave us the ideal setting), dance night, and some other events. The house is perfect in every way possible - enough to do for all, privacy when needed, and plenty of common areas to gather and bond. Per Tom's recommendation, we catered our food from Culinary Concepts (yum!). for breakfast and a formal banquet. While not required by Tom, we found it worthwhile getting Blue Brush Cleaners to come every day and clean the kitchen and the bathrooms.
Plenty of hikes in the region - do the windcaves! Also, look up in the night - the sky is simply amazing....
Tom is a perfect host...he has built a wonderful home that is ideal to create some lifelong memories. Every guest in our party, across 3 generations, had nothing but wonderful things to say about the home and our renunion. Thank you, Tom!
Our Favorite Reunion House By Far!Stephanie S.
We've stayed in a number of large houses over the years - but this one wins hands down. There were so many things about it that made it perfect - the gym, stage, pool, firepit area, gaga ball pit, movie room, and indoor treehouse kept everyone happy and entertained. We had a wonderful time and are already making plans to return. Thank you!!
Great Company RetreatManjit
Rivendell is the perfect place for a team work event. The property is sprawling with a second house that can be rented as well. The rooms are spacious, comfortable for a day of presentations, the gym/game room, and outside area had so many extra activities we never needed to leave. The kitchen is well equipped for a group to work together to cook for a large team. Tom was very communicative and accomodating and is a great host. Our team had a lot of fun after hours with all of the indoor ammenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rivendell and hope we can come back again soon!
Family ReunionCarol T.
We had our family reunion at the perfect location. The accommodations were everything and more than we had hoped for. The house was big enough to be under one roof to eat together, laugh together and enjoy tons of activities together. Everyone thought it was the best get together we had ever had!!
Fantastic locationKristy B.
We reached out to Tom last minute to rent for a group of 70 sorority women. We had a cancellation of our original rental & were looking for a last minute location. Tom was so accommodating.
The day the rental started, Tom met one of the collegiate women at the house & walked them through everything you would need to know for using the house. They never stopped raving about how fabulous the house was & what an amazing space we had found to accommodate them.
The women said “Amazing experience at this house. Owner met with us and toured the house and showed us how to use the facilities, super friendly. We brought a large group of girls that were all able to have comfortable accommodations, would love to visit again! ”
Great for large gatheringsJason G.
We had a large extended family reunion for about 70 people for three nights. This home was able to accommodate everyone comfortably. There are a variety of things to keep everyone entertained inside and outside the home and on the property. I'd recommend this property to anyone who needs to host a large gathering.
Second Family ReunionMichael L.
This was our second time to enjoy your beautiful home and property. It was a little like going home when the grandchildren came to once again enjoy their time together. They raced to the tree house and to pick out their bedroom. The one they used last time. 😀�
The kids enjoyed the trampoline while we sat and enjoyed putting our feet in the creek. Wonderful!! The barbecue pit area was great for our s’mores and songs. The little cottage worked perfectly for our newly married. Early mornings found little ones enjoying their airplane ride. The pool was super fun for all. We had a glow stick party in the gym. It will be a favorite memory. Gathering in the large living room our patriarch shared knowledge of the universe and beauties in the heavens.
We love your property. Thanks for the beautiful spot to bring our very large family.
Julie Ann and Mike Larson