Training & Retreats Located one hour southwest of Jackson Hole, the all-new Star Valley Lodge opened in December and is situated in an open valley bordered by two mountain ranges and within close proximity to the Salt and Snake Rivers. Surrounded by Bridger Teton National Forest, Star Valley Lodge offers a place for corporate training, reward excursions, product demonstrations, and leadership and team-building growth by combining the latest technical and learning support with customized outdoor experiences such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, ATV riding, archery and target shooting. The property has a main lodge with six bedrooms and cigar bar and an adjacent lodge with four additional bedrooms. Dan Rees, Ph.D. professor emeritus serves as training director, bringing an extensive consulting and coaching background in leadership and organizational training. Stacy Robinson has been appointed general manager and Cindy Rowland as marketing/sales associate.

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.