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Your Guide to a Yuba Sutter Family Reunion

by Emily Lee

When was the last time you attended (or planned) your family reunion? If you’re like most people, it’s something talked about over the holidays when you’re in the spirit of the season, but then quickly forgotten afterward. In part, the hassle of trying to actually plan one is most of the problem. We totally get it! It’s tough to find a place that has something for everyone (even grumpy ol’ Uncle Ed), plus find a place that can accommodate your large group. 

Good news though! We’re making it easy for you to get going on planning your family reunion. Here in Yuba Sutter, you’ll find something for everyone! With so many fun and unique activities in the area, your family reunion will be one for the books…and we promise even Uncle Ed will have a great time.

Here are our Yuba Sutter Family Reunion: Top Stays and Plays for planning a memorable (and fun!) get together: 

Where To Stay For Your Family Reunion

Frenchtown Inn

Find plenty of space for you and your entire family at the beautiful and secluded Frenchtown Inn. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the property offers a 3,500 square foot 5-bedroom main house overlooking a serene seven acre lake. 

Frenchtown Inn

9858 Frenchtown-Dobbins Rd., Oregon House, California


Hard Rock Hotel 

There’s something for everyone at the Hard Rock Hotel! Live music, entertainment, exquisite dining, incredible pool, sleek bars, and world-class gaming can be found at one single spot. With over 160 guest rooms and 31 suites, the renowned hotel is perfect for large group gatherings. Discover the Hard Rock brand with its amped-up style, service, and signature hospitality right here in the heart of Yuba Sutter! 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

3317 Forty Mile Rd., Wheatland, California


Frenchtown Inn

Collins Lake

Experience nature together at one of the most family-friendly spots in Yuba Sutter! Collins Lake has lakefront RV hookups as well as tent camping. Someone in the family not a fan of hauling a trailer or setting up a tent? There are also several cabin or trailer rental options too! 

Collins Lake 

7530 Collins Lake Rd., Browns Valley, California


Comfort Suites 

Who doesn’t love comfort? It’s all in the name! Make sure everyone in your family gets a good night’s rest and start your day rejuvenated ready to explore Yuba Sutter. The Comfort Suites offers guests access to their indoor heated pool and fitness center, along with complimentary breakfast featuring the Comfort Suite’s famous waffles! 

Comfort Suites 

1034 N. Beale Rd., Marysville, California


One of the many cabins at Collins Lake

Hampton Inn 

Why compromise quality for budget? Make it easy for everyone attending: stick to what you know and love! The Hampton Inn & Suites is a renowned brand you can trust for clean and affordable accommodations. Close to a variety of dining and shopping venues, as well as the convenience of a free hot breakfast, speedy Wi-Fi, and an on-site fitness center.

Hampton Inn & Suites 

1375 Sunsweet Blvd., Yuba City, California


Harkey House 

Step back in time and book your family reunion at the Harkey House Inn with three guest rooms and a separate cottage. This award winning, elegant Victorian bed and breakfast is located in a quiet historical neighborhood, and only a short walk to shopping and restaurants. 

Harkey House

212 C St., Yuba City, California 


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Harkey House Inn in Yuba City, California

What To Do At Your Family Reunion 

Check Out the History

There is an incredible amount of history in Northern California, and Yuba Sutter is home to many of the region’s most famous landmarks. Dating back as far as the 19th century, the historical markers in Yuba Sutter will delight the history buff within. 

Visit a Museum 

Museums have a way of enriching our lives with a greater understanding and appreciation for history and culture. With the Yuba Sutter area being rooted in story and heritage, there are several impressive museum sites that are sure to inspire and spark curiosity in visitors of all ages.

Experience Wine Tasting 

Relaxation, incredible wine and stunning views–say no more! Enjoy unique, local wines and take in the beautiful scenery. Yuba Sutter is home to some of California’s best wineries. Make it a wine-tasting weekend, and experience the flavorful specialties produced by the best vineyards in Northern California. No need for Napa–visit Yuba Sutter for a personalized, intimate experience perfect for either the wine aficionado or the novice taster. 

Discover over a dozen local wineries

Get Out on the Water

Home to some of Northern California’s most beautiful and popular reservoirs, one of Yuba Sutter’s best kept secrets is its lakes! Hobbyists can find everything from water sports to fishing to swimming. Got boats? Several lakes in the region allow for houseboats, ski and wake boats and jet skis, and they offer marinas and docking as well. Looking for more of a quiet outing on the water? Kayakers and rafters will fall in love with the serenity of the area's smaller lakes as well. 

Take a Hike

Experience the World’s Smallest Mountain Range! Expert guides from Middle Mountain Interpretive Hikes allow visitors to trek dozens of trails (ranging in ability level) on and along the privately-owned Sutter Buttes. Learn about the area’s unique origin and history as well as the ecology of the range during an unforgettable educational experience. Guided hikes range in ability level, and are offered most weekends from late October through mid-May. Pre-registration is required, and pets are not permitted. Cost for hikes start at $35, and groups of ten or more may charter a private outing as well.

Hike the Sutter Buttes

Tee It Up 

Driving ranges, Par 3’s and even Disc Golf, find a hole-in-one experience right here in Yuba Sutter! With a number of challenging country club courses all with stunning views and beautifully kept grounds, there are ample opportunities to schedule a round of golf during your visit to the area. 

Meet a Falcon 

West Coast Falconry is the premier Northern California resource for a full range of hands-on falconry classes and services.  Owner and Master Falconer, Kate Marden, invites visitors to fully immerse themselves in the incredible and ancient hunting tradition known as falconry. Classes and experiences are for falconers and non-falconers alike, and participants can actually work hands-on with the West Coast Falconry birds of prey.  Want to become a licensed falconer? The facility is the first in the state to offer an apprentice seminar that helps prepare those seeking licensure. Located in Marysville, California, educational demonstrations can be tailored to suit any size and age group.  Choose the falconry experience that best suits your level of interest or your particular need, and enjoy watching a spectacular aerial display of raptors in flight or even an up-close, face-to-face encounter!

Shopping, Dining, and More! 

West Coast Falconry

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