My wife’s family has these major family reunions every other year. The last two times we’ve had the reunion at the Hidden Springs Ranch in Altamont, UT. It’s a great place, really, except that it’s three hours from Salt Lake City and some of us drive Audis with cruise control modules that have burned out and cost $500 to fix so as a matter of principle we refuse to fix them and resign ourselves to having a tired right leg on long drives.
There are places closer to SLC, but what they lack is the ability to house 100 people in one building. The family has tried cabins before, but they like having one large building so that people can interact more. The last time they did cabins it rained the whole time so every family stayed in their own cabins the whole time and the whole purpose of having a family reunion was shot. The place in Altamont is nice because it has several nice, large bedrooms upstairs for the grandparents, about ten large rooms in the basement with bunk beds for all the kids and their parents, a game room, kitchen, and a huge common room that could fit 300 people if it needed to.
So if you know of any places similar to Hidden Springs Ranch, only closer to SLC, let me know.
BTW, if you’ve got a few million this might not be such a bad business model for you to invest in. The building would cost you $3-4M, the land would cost you another few million if it were in or around the Park City/Heber area, but then you’ve got a nice place to use yourself, and you can rent it out for $7-15K per weekend, and given that Hidden Springs out in the middle of nowhere requires that you reserve two years ahead of time, it sounds like there’s plenty of demand to go around. I’d consider doing it myself if I had $10M to blow.