Vintage Inn in Yountville has wrapped up renovation of all 80 guest rooms, suites and villas. A color palette of white and blue grey and natu- ral wood tones carry out the country French décor that meshes with early California accents. Guest rooms are decorated with original photog- raphy that captures the beauty of California wine country and was shot by local Napa Valley artists. Accommodations feature intimate seating areas, custom-built armoires, cozy wood-burning fireplaces and private balconies or garden patios. Vintage Inn and sister hotel Villagio Inn & Spa are a part of the 23-acre The Vintage Estate, which also includes Spa Villagio and V Marketplace, a lifestyle shopping collection housed in the former 145-year-old Groezinger Winery.

There are all sorts of happenings for meeting and event planners to plug groups into in Snowmass Village this summer, taking some of the pressure off building a memorable and effective agenda. 

 

In the soon-to-be released Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings, I write about Mountain Activities 101. That’s not the official title of the article—it’s actually Mild to Wild—but it is a primer about the many amazing activities groups can enjoy in the mountains, from cave tours in Bend, Oregon, to a kayaking, hiking and hot springs excursion near Boulder City, Nevada. 

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.