Groups can experience the grandeur of Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an expanded schedule of guided day trips offered through Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco. Day trips are available every Saturday, from March through November, and overnight glamping excursions coincide with the spring and fall equinoxes in March and September. Day trip participants enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. Customized day or overnight trips are available on other dates. 

Hotel Chaco, a 118-room boutique hotel located in Old Town Albuquerque, was inspired by the ancient architecture and civilization of Chaco Canyon and launched the tours last year with Heritage Inspirations, LLC. Chaco Canyon, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was home to a thriving Pueblo culture between 850-1250 A.D.

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.

 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

Only 90 minutes from Portland International Airport, groups can ski with locals, enjoy a beer at a craft brewery, spend the night in a mountain resort and follow snowshoe trails through old growth forests on Mt. Hood. These three ski resorts offer a wealth of entertaining options. mthoodterritory.com