Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

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R i d g e T a h o e L a k e T a h o e , N e v a d a www.smallmarketmeetings.com 40 Nevada Meeting Guide often roams through town in the spring and summer. The Silverland has the largest plot of natural grass in Virginia City, Steiner said, "so they gravitate toward the hotel." "They'll come and feed off the green grass; this is one of those few cities or towns you can get up close to wild horses," he said. Although Comstock doesn't offer tours of its mining operations, groups can go to Ponderosa Saloon for a drink and a guided tour of the mine in the back of the bar, or take a guided tour of the Chollar Mine, where they'll see tunnels, timber bracing, silver ore and antique equipment. Groups can also take a V&T Railroad trip, a carriage ride or a historic walking tour. www.silverlandusa.com Ridge Tahoe Lake Tahoe, Nevada This summer, the Ridge Tahoe wrapped up a $2 mil- lion project to expand and renovate its event space. The project expanded its Clubhouse by 2,300 square feet, adding two meeting rooms on the first floor, and reno- vated the 3,700-square-foot Castle Rock conference space only "a staircase away" on the second floor, said Marlena Feitas, vice president of resort sales and mar- keting for the Ridge Resorts. The space boasts quintessential rustic Tahoe style with vaulted ceilings, wood beams and large windows that let in plenty of natural light as well as views of Castle Rock, a "signature landmark above Lake Tahoe," she said. "You do not feel like you're in a conference center," she said, adding, "In addition to really feeling like you're at Lake Tahoe, it's really easy for a group to take a break and experience Lake Tahoe." Outdoor activities are the name of the game at the 11-acre resort, where guests will find on-site tennis, racquetball and basketball courts; pools; rock climbing; and nearby access to hiking, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, rafting, ATV tours and more. The Ridge Tahoe has a trailhead on its property that connects to the 72-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, where groups can go on an hourlong guided hike as a team- building activity. The Ridge Tahoe offers in-house DMO services to planners. Resort staff can make reservations for a Lake Tahoe cruise aboard the 500-passenger MS Dixie II paddle-wheel boat, charter the 90-passenger Tahoe Paradise yacht or arrange tickets for a scenic ride on the Heavenly Mountain Gondola at the neighboring Heavenly ski resort, where groups will also find a mountain coaster, zip lines and a ropes course. Winter activities aren't limited to skiing and snowboarding at Heavenly; the Ridge can arrange for guided group snowshoeing treks and snowmobile tours. The Ridge will also partner with the Round Hill Pines Courtesy The Ridge Tahoe The Ridge Tahoe offers abundant year-round outdoor activity options for guests.

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