There is a new option for meetings and special events in Evergreen, approximately 25 minutes from downtown Denver. Evergreen residents Dave Wilson and Sean Lynch redeveloped the former BMC West property into the Evergreen Mercantile Building and also developed The Wild Game with six meeting and entertainment spaces encompassing 24,500 square feet.
In Colorado's diverse landscape, travelers find themselves with a plethora of intimate, rustic, agrarian, mountain and lakeside inns. However, many small properties are not able to afford groups the space and privacy needed to host retreats, meetings and largerscale events. We have come up with five incredible options that are truly outside the corporate cubicle.
Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park
The MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show not only elevated attendance numbers, it showed how shaking up tradition can skyrocket energy and enthusiasm for all involved.
Colorado is definitely known for its high-octane winter pursuits, but summer and fall gatherings with plenty of adrenalin junkies won’t be disappointed with options such as these.
Opened earlier this year in a restored industrial warehouse in Denver’s River North Arts District (RiNo), Nocturne is a modern take on jazz and supper clubs of the mid-20th century. Nightly live jazz, including regular performances by nationally touring jazz artists, and a menu that features “Standards” like cubano sliders and boardwalk frites and constantly changing “Renditions,” which are tastings inspired by iconic and historical jazz recordings, are part of the theme.
On the surface, the typical meeting and event planner appears to live a charmed life: jet-setting all over the world, dining at lavish gala dinners, staying at the finest hotels and attending some of the world’s premier sporting events. These activities seem like daily occurrences when following a planner on Facebook or Instagram. We’re not complaining, but what photos don’t show is the work and behind-the-scenes maneuvering that created that perfect photo op.
JUST THE FACTS
OPENED: June 2015
GUEST ROOMS: 133 Kings + 12 Doubles + 20 Suites = 165
MEETING SPACE: 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including a ballroom, three meeting rooms, terrace and more. Can host groups of up to 170.
GENERAL MANAGER: David Bodette
EXECUTIVE CHEF: Chris Jakubiec
ART CURATOR: Dianne Vanderlip
MANAGEMENT GROUP: Commonwealth Hotels Collection, LLC