Thirteen properties have been added to Kindred Resorts & Hotels’ portfolio across North America, including three in the U.S. Mountain West. The collection now includes 60 independent hotels and resorts each with their own distinct vibe and a focus on the group and meetings market.

Located in the heart of Mountain Village in Telluride, Colorado, the full-service Madeline Hotel and Residences has 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space to serve groups of 20 to 200 guests. The 14,000-squarefoot Telluride Conference Center, with performance and concert space, state-of-the-art video conferencing and more, is conveniently located next door.

Situated at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and only steps from the ski lifts of Squaw Valley, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn in North Lake Tahoe, California, has 56 guest rooms and suites with an event space that holds up to 200. Packages such as the Corporate Food & Wine Experience are among the many unique options offered to groups.

Set on 70 acres, Enchantment Resort offers views of the red rock formations that have helped make Sedona, Arizona, famous. The look and feel are equal parts luxury and Native American culture, and several meeting rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces. Groups also enjoy access to Seven Canyons golf club and a destination spa, Mii amo.

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.


Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.


To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.