• WHAT’S NEW AT CONESTOGA RANCH

     
    POSTED March 8, 2016
     

After a successful inaugural season last year, Conestoga Ranch, a glamping resort overlooking Garden City’s Bear Lake, is introducing several new additions for 2016. Open this year from May 13 to October 2, groups and individual guests can enjoy a new yoga tent to relax, rejuvenate and kick off the day before setting out on the lake or surrounding trails. Special yoga and boot camp sessions and massages can be arranged upon request. Also, Conestoga Ranch has added more wagon circles so groups can create their own enclave and gather around a shared fire pit. An array of team-building activities, combined with transforming Campfire Grill restaurant into a meeting space, results in productive and fun company outings. Firewood and s’mores kits are included with lodging, which can accommodate up to 172 guests.

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.