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2019 Handy Hawker Bybee Family Reunion

Ok family. You need to get your camping/RV space reserver this week or they will un reserve them…5-13-19..

Hi everyone. Hope you all have had a great summer!!!
After visiting with many family members about the 2018 family reunion location….. This year we will be headded to the Challis Hotsprings & RV resort for the family reunion. Its a good idea to get your reservations in ASAP to reserve a RV space. Each RV space is allowed to have 1 tent also.

The Challis Hot Springs is a 5th generation family-owned destination located in the Salmon River Valley of central Idaho. Our primary amenities include natural hot springs, RV and tent camping, and a Bed & Breakfast. We are located in an area surrounded by numerous outdoor activity possibilities. Our campground on the banks of the Salmon River is a perfect location to launch your kayaking or rafting trip, fish for trout and salmon, or just to watch the wildlife. Our Bed & Breakfast is nestled against the Pahsimerhoi foothills, which are perfect for moderate hikes, horseback trips, and geological features. We invite you to come stay with us and make the most of your visit to Idaho!

Amenities at the Challis Hot Springs include an eight room Bed & Breakfast, 33 RV camping sites with water and electrical hook-ups, and 13 tent camping sites. We have two soaking pools that are spring fed: a large outdoor pool that is maintained at a temperature suitable for swimming, and a smaller indoor therapy pool that is not temperature regulated. The bottoms of our pools are smooth gravel and river rock, allowing the hot water to naturally bubble up from the ground. Both pools provide changing rooms, and the larger pool also has bathhouses with showers. (Please remember, our water is supplied by the hot spring, so showers may be hot!)

The campground is located along the Salmon River and is within walking distance of the pools and guesthouse. RV sites include water hook-ups, but there is also a small pump house near the entrance to the campground that provides cold drinking water for all of our campers.

You will find the office in the front room of the main house. This is where you check in for your reservations as well as where you register for Hot Springs memberships. There is seating available in the office as well as free wifi.

The area surrounding the property is rife with outdoor opportunities. We invite you to explore and enjoy it. Guests can access hundreds of miles of ATV trails directly from the property, and the campground has a boat access on the Salmon River to recover or launch watercraft. The Hot Springs staff can provide shuttle services depending on availability of staff members.

WHERE: Challis Hot Springs

    • Make a reservation by phone: 1-208-879-4442
    • 5025 Hot Springs Rd, Challis, ID 83226

Schedule of Events: 

Thursday:

  • Everyone arrive and get settled in
  • Dinner at 6:00 (American Theme by the Bybee’s)
  • Card/board games after dinner 

Friday:

  • Breakfast – on your own
  • Lunch – 12:30 
  • Horseshoe tournament
  • Dinner – 6:00
  • Music/dancing after dinner 

Saturday:

  • Breakfast – 9:00 – Sourdough Breakfast – Men Cook
  • Meeting (immediately after breakfast)
  • Auction (immediately following the meeting) We will be doing a silent auction for some baskets and/or larger items and then our normal auction for any family items and anything you want to donate.  We will be doing raffle tickets again this year but only for the baskets and larger items.  All of the goodies brought by family will be auctioned to the highest bidder. 
  • Lunch – 12:30 – (leftovers…everyone bring your leftovers to share)
  • Games – 2:00 (at the covered shelter area)
  • Dinner – 6:00 (TBA)
  • Music and games after dinner – be ready to laugh!! 

Sunday:

  • Everyone pack up and go home.

2019 Reunion Meals 

Thursday:

  • Dinner – TBA

Friday:

  • Breakfast – On your own
  • Lunch – TBA
  • Dinner – TBA

Saturday:

  • Breakfast – Sourdough breakfast – cooked by the men
  • Lunch – TBA
  • Dinner – TBA

Sunday:

  • Breakfast – On your own