The Ranch 4.0 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village in Malibu has recently opened up as a meeting destination for private groups and corporate takeovers and offers guests an intensive boot camp and wellness program with picturesque morning hikes, rejuvenating exercise classes, daily massages and free time. Since the retreat can now be rented out for a private group of under 20 guests, The Ranch 4.0 (a shortened, four-day version of the weeklong program) can sculpt the fitness schedule and dining experience to accommodate special requests. Groups of all sizes, up to 200, can also be accommodated. This unique, challenging experience leaves guests feeling stronger and healthier as individuals and as a team.

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