Family Reunions
at Laurel Mill Lodge
The key to a successful family reunion is the setting. 
There should be a range of accommodations to fit various budgets and preferences,
privacy and freedom from distractions
and plenty of activities for participants of all ages.

Laurel Mill Lodge has all of the above.

Accommodations include camping for the outdoor types,
dormitories for the budget minded,
and “cushy” cabins for those who would rather spend a little more for more comfort.
We can accommodate your group for as little as $35 per person per day.

Located just 2 1/2 miles off of Highway 17,
Laurel Mill Lodge is convenient to both the San Jose and Santa Cruz areas,
where a wide range of activities is available.
And yet the feel of the place is that of deep wilderness.
Towering redwoods, wild flowers, the sound of a running creek
and a variety of wildlife
set the stage for a restful carefree vacation.
There are no traffic noises or intrusions of any kind.
(Well the bluejays do get kind of uppity sometimes.)

Indoors the great hall with its huge fireplace affords a cozy space to hang out
and talk, share photo albums or watch videos on our big screen TV.

Outdoors there is ample space for organized games
such as croquet, badminton, Frisbee and tetherball.

Other amenities include a huge outdoor hot tub and a suana.

Hiking, either along the creekbed or on the maze of mountain backroads,
affords an intimate experience with this incredible natural setting.

You may cook for yourselves in our fully equipped kitchen
or drive to a variety of fine restaurants.

Discount tickets are available for many of the attractions
in San Jose, the mountains and the beach.

We think you should start planning your reunion about a year in advance.
We can provide some on-line guidance as plans develop.

We will give you your own private page on our website,
accessible only to your members.
This will allow you to communicate with everyone as plans develop,
and to keep the interest and excitement on the increase.
After the reunion, you may keep your website page for an extra month
as a place to share pictures and memorabilia.

The way we see it, Family Reunions are organized extended family vacations
(emphasis on the “organized”.)  And it's no good if it's no fun. 
We think we have a
fun place.

Reunions at Laurel Mill Lodge are like camping with comforts.  You get a 27 acre former summer camp - turned - resort pretty much all to yourselves for just about as many days as you can stand it (Most people choose 2 to 9).
The facilities include lots of indoor and outdoor space for a variety of activities.
Campers have access to flushing toilets, electric lights, hot showers,
6 rustic cabins have bunks with foam mattresses for your own sleeping bags
or ones we rent (sleeps 24),
8 cabins have king-sized sleeping lofts, carpets, thermostated heat and half baths.
Other amenities include a 20 person hot tub, an 8 person sauna,
a big screen TV with some eclectic videos and DVDs, a closet full of games and toys,
an industrially equipped kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator,
plenty of tables and chairs, trees and mountains and creeks and animals.
(Did I mention places to hide out?)
We will be glad to help with the planning.
Our personal experience includes preparing food and planning multi-day parties for 500 and 600 people. 
It's not that hard if you've ever done anything like it before.

   
Laurel Mill Lodge
Esther Seehof and Bob Kundus, Proprietors
PO Box 368
Los Gatos, CA 95031
(408) 353-5851
proprietors@laurelmilllodge.com