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New Lodging Properties for Glacier Country

Western Montana's Glacier Country is benefitting from four new lodging properties in Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Several properties also have renovated, including Flathead Lake Lodge on the east shore of Flathead Lake near Bigfork, which upgraded cabins with new wood floors and remodeled bathrooms.

Prime Spots for Glamping in Idaho

Camping for groups is a bit challenging and not the type of gathering embraced by everyone, but yurts offer a type of lodging that is somewhere between a cabin and tent. Usually round, approximately 20 feet in diameter, waterproof and semipermanent, a yurt typically features a wooden floor, skylight, hardwood walls and canvas for weather protection.

Tetherow Resort Introduced Major Improvements

Located less than 10 minutes from the shops and restaurants in Bend and 20 minutes from skiing and activities at Mount Bachelor Ski Resort, Tetherow Resort has completed several improvements including 21 vacation rental homes, adventure cabins, a swimming pool and a year-round event pavilion. The 3,100-square-foot event pavilion with golf course and mountain views has retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a variety of room sizes, including a separate boardroom and executive meeting space, holding groups of up to 350.

Westin La Paloma Celebrates 30 Years with New Features

Nestled among the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, The Westin La Paloma is celebrating its 30th anniversary with several new options of interest to groups. A serenity garden was created in partnership with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and has informative signs to educate guests about their cacti and succulent-infused surroundings.

Geocaching Treasure Hunt Across Utah

Under direction of the Utah Office of Tourism, a team of volunteer geocachers have thoughtfully placed geocaches in locations of exceptional scenic, historic and cultural interest throughout the state. Groups and individuals can download an app from geocaching.com that highlights all of the stashes.

Over-the-Top Learning Adventures in Colorado

Incentive trips and meetings with time built in for fun are the perfect times to integrate mountain learning adventures that are uniquely Colorado. Here are just a few from our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office

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7 Mountain Conference & Convention Centers Soar Above the Norm

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Groups that seek peaks as backdrops also typically are looking for unique factors, outdoor diversions and top-notch facilities. We searched for convention and conference centers that deliver this trio of assets and more, offering examples in the heart of central business districts, on a college campus, minutes away from national parks and steps from the slopes.

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Off-Beat Venues and Outdoor Spaces Offer Variety in Mountain West

These mountain meeting spots defy convention. Meeting rooms at hotels and conference centers are fine, but sometimes a more evocative setting can get a group’s creative juices flowing and catalyze a dynamic that’s difficult to foster in the usual event spaces. Here’s a roundup of some unique venues and outdoor spaces that offer something completely different in the Mountain West.

Taos Offers History, Arts and Mountain Recreation

TAOS, NEW MEXICO’S ARTS AND SKIING MECCA, represents different things to different people. It all depends how you look at it: in a gallery, from the top of a mountain or back in time. The history here gives Plymouth Rock a run for its money. The Taos Valley was settled by the Spanish in the 1600s, and the historic plaza has been the centerpiece of town since the late 1700s.

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