• Unplugged Escapes in California & Colorado

     
    POSTED February 27, 2017
     
  • Unplugged Escapes in California & Colorado

     
    POSTED February 27, 2017
     
  • Unplugged Escapes in California & Colorado

     
    POSTED February 27, 2017
     

>>  Ski or snowshoe to Tennessee Pass Cookhouse near Leadville, Colorado, for a gourmet dinner featuring Colorado foods such as trout, rack of lamb and elk tenderloin. The off-grid yurt is lit by candlelight and warmed by a wood stove, and there are yurts for those who want to sleep in the woods in winter or summer. tennesseepass.com

>>  The family-owned Waunita Hot Springs Ranch east of Gunnison, Colorado, is a remote lodge where groups can relax, meet in a casual setting and enjoy the hot springs pool and homemade meals. A wide range of activities are available throughout the year. waunita.com

>>  The Garcia River runs through the 240-acre Oz Farm, a working ranch in Point Arena, California, that uses solar energy and wind for power and features a wide range of lodging from rustic cabins and yurts to geodesic domes and campsites. Help with farm chores, hike and take part in seasonal activities like yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, cooking and artist workshops. ozfarm.com

>>  The 250-acre Blackbird Farm and the Farm Stay Inn in Philo, California, has four cabins, two farm houses and yurts for guests interested in learning about sustainable farming.  Take to the trails on horseback, relax by the lake or plug into Foodology University classes addressing cheese making, preserving, and mustard and jam crafting. blackbird.org

>>  Tucked on 37 redwood-rich acres, New Mendocino Campground in Mendocino, California, is approaching its third season as a glamping location. Eighteen campsites have elevated safari tents outfitted with queen beds, down comforters, cotton linens and slingback chairs. Guests dine on a light breakfast served in the Meadow Tent. mendocinogrove.com

>> Next to Montgomery Woods State Park in the backcountry, the 27-acre Orr Hot Springs in Ukiah, California, is the real deal. Groups can stay overnight in guest rooms, cottages, yurts and a cabin, and relax in warm hot spring tubs, a large cold pool, sauna and steam room. orrhotsprings.org

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.