For engage14! Bachelor Gulch at The Ritz- Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Denver-based Eclectic Hive collaborated with partners to create an eye-popping tipi village in the gondola and lawn area of this Beaver Creek property. The tipis were used for tent talks with guest speakers and as lounges for an evening party. Eclectic Hive outfitted the tipis with lounge furniture, but they can be outfitted to sleep four to six for retreats.
» DESCRIPTION: Research facility/summer scientific field station.
» LOCATION: Historic mining town of Gothic, 4 miles from Mt. Crested Butte and 8 miles from Crested Butte.
As we enter into the summer season, here’s a roundup of some of the many what’s new items that have crossed my desk as editor of Colorado Meetings + Events. Watch the Industry Notes and Meeting Notes sections of each issue to find out the latest and greatest in the Centennial State.
Places to Gather & Sleep
These fun options provide opportunities for smaller groups to join in or perhaps larger groups can ask for something similar.
Denver Art Museum
Untitled Final Fridays, February - October, 6-10 p.m
DAM’s monthly late night program features workshops, performances and tours with a twist. For example, on July 29, gather a crew and band together for a night of synchronized moves and creative collaborations. On Sept. 30, it’s all about dance, photography and artworks expressing time.
As we head into the summer season, it’s always fun to hear about what’s new and of interest to nonprofit, association and corporate groups that enjoy heading to the mountains for meetings, retreats and events. Here’s the latest from Breckenridge.
Sip, Savor & Stretch
Location: Beautiful views don’t make this college town secluded. Greeley is located about an hour north of Denver International Airport and south of Cheyenne, Wyoming. The northern Colorado community is also only an hour and 20 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and Pawnee National Grassland.
Many groups like to meet in the mornings and schedule team-building activities like golf, horseback riding, fishing and more in the afternoon. In the Grand Junction, Palisade and Fruita area on the Western Slope of Colorado, there is a fun option of happy hour hiking, a great way to combine getting outdoors with sampling local beer, wine and spirits and possibly capping off the outing with dinner.
The long awaited A Line, a new electric commuter rail route, now connects Denver International Airport, the country’s sixth busiest airport, to historic Denver Union Station, the city’s urban transportation hub that houses a hotel, boutique shops, restaurants and meeting and event space after a $54 million restoration project that wrapped up in July 2014.
We’ve all heard about food/wine and food/beer pairings, but adventure and libation pairings? With more than 300 breweries, 72 distilleries and 130 commercial wineries, an outdoor-crazy state like Colorado has great ways for groups to combine action and relaxation during breaks from meetings or as part of an incentive trip itinerary. Check out a few of the options from around the state.
The shipping container trend is hitting the Mile High City with two fun examples in the form of Avanti Food & Beverage and Cart-Driver.