The essential guide to family reunions in Door County

Ephraim Shores Door County vacation rentals

The top 6 things that can make planning family reunions in Door County a success

We all know how hard it is to find a night when your immediate family is in town just to have a family dinner. With organized sports going year-round, committee meetings and just trying to get some grocery shopping done, there is very little time left in your average week.

That’s why planning family reunions in Door County can seem even more daunting.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. With the help of Ephraim Shores Resort’s friendly staff and a few tools and tricks, even your most unorganized party planner can seem like a seasoned professional.

Tips for planning family reunions in Door County

  1. Choose a date – Getting the gang together requires a way to figure out schedules. For this seemingly impossible task, we recommend using an online schedule checker like Doodle. You can put a bunch of dates in and send out a link for your guests to select their availability.
  2. Pick a location – You want to stay away from random door county vacation rentals and go right to a resort like Ephraim Shores that can help you book blocks of rooms. As a family-friendly resort with plenty of amenities, there is something for all ages.
  3. Invitations – Once you have a date and a location, send out a formal invitation. Since it is family, make it fun and personal. A great way to send out a fun invitation is through Evite or Facebook.
  4. Food planning – If you don’t want to have everyone bring a green bean casserole, we recommend using a planning website like SignUpGenius to make sure everything gets added to a list and someone is responsible for it.
  5. Tours and events – There is nothing like exploring Door County and enjoying all it has to offer. Booking a tour or two through Door County Trolley is a great way to get everyone involved together.
  6. Photo sharing – By now most people have a Facebook account, so setting up a private group that you can invite your family too is really easy. You can have everyone post photos to it for all to see.

So, don’t put off getting the whole extended family together any longer. Having the right tools and the friendly staff at Ephraim Shores at your disposal can make planning fun-filled family reunions in Door County a lot easier.

Ephraim Shores Resort: A waterfront Door County resort for the whole family

Located in downtown Ephraim, with a private sundeck overlooking Eagle Harbor, Ephraim Shores Resort is the family friendly resort for groups of all sizes. From our many room types to our beautiful waterfront location, Ephraim Shores has everything your family needs for the perfect vacation. Some of our amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, and bikes for our guests to use. Contact us at 877-854-2371 or visit our website at to make your reservation.