Every type and style of meeting venue is unique. The goal is to find that perfect venue to fit your needs. While resorts and lodges are known for their expansive meeting and event space they are also known for their incredible experiences. Take advantage of the many amenities resorts and lodges offer to make your next meeting or event uniquely yours.
Each resort and lodge delivers an exclusive atmosphere. With many taking cues from their natural surroundings, you’ll fi nd rustic beauty, stately lake-side manors, and cozy mountain cabins. Fully immerse yourself in the resort or lodge’s theme. With two locations in the Midwest, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions surrounds their guests with an authentic African theme. The spirit of Africa is reflected in every aspect of Kalahari from the handcrafted artwork on the convention center walls and uniquely appointed guest rooms to the poolside ZanziBar Grille.
One of the best ways to engage your attendees during the meeting is to make sure they’re enjoying their time outside of the meeting. Have a group that loves to play? Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI offers the Wilderness Canyon Zip Line Tour, Northern Lights Sky Ropes Course, and the recently added Room Escapes by DOA, as just a few of their options to meet your attendees’ playful side. The Wilderness Resort’s OK Lazer Tag Arena is a massive 4,000-sq.-ft., two-story attraction. Teams of up to 15 players are able to make their way into the Town Square and compete for points while avoiding shots from other players and from the game itself. Who wouldn’t want to challenge their co-workers to a showdown at the OK Corral?
History buffs may enjoy a stay at Buffalo Ridge Resort and Business Center in Gary, SD. The once abandoned School for the Blind and Visually Impaired was completely renovated and restored with historic appeal. Worried about the weather? Take advantage of a unique system of underground tunnels at Buffalo Ridge Resort which were originally used to allow the students to travel from one building to another in the event of inclement weather.
Seize an opportunity to explore the great Midwest outdoors whenever your meeting allows. Canoeing, kayaking, and dock fishing are all an option at Stonewater Cove Resort and Club in Shell Knob, Missouri. Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Minnesota offers a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and yard games. Their newly remodeled fire pit is a great place to gather and don’t forget the s’mores. With activities such as skiing, mountain biking, tennis, and golf, Devil’s Head Resort offers a year-round outdoor adventure.
The Fox Valley Region Porsche Club of America’s 25th anniversary celebration took place at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor, WI last June. Jeffrey Larson, Director of Marketing & Sales for Landmark Resort shared, “What started as a 40 attendee event blossomed into 100+ Porsche enthusiasts and 60+ cars on display for the enjoyment of club members, resort guests, and the public at large.” Door County and the resort turned out to be a better draw than anticipated, and Laura Prellwitz, President of the club was blown away by the fact that attendance grew exponentially. “Larger than I ever dreamed,” stated Prellwitz.
Prellwitz truly appreciated everything the resort offered. “Everyone I encountered (cleaning staff, grounds crew, kitchen staff, serving staff, catering staff, administration, etc.) at the Landmark – all the services, food, and accommodations – far exceeded my
expectations at every level.”
Larson added “What was unique? Nothing and everything. Many of the amenities and experiences have been done for numerous
other groups. At the same time, it was their group meeting, and the resort staff was involved in everything from planning the rally route to helping with judging in the car show (only one category). Hitting the goal to provide the communication and support required for a successful gathering.”
What Prellwitz and Larson describe is what Midwest resorts and lodges do best. They exceed expectations in every category including service, accommodations, meeting space, and activities. Every event at a resort or lodge becomes a unique experience just for your attendees.