A local operation is considering retooling
its 100 acre wood (with cabins and meeting facilities) to become an eco-friendly,
sustainable, facility for eco-friendly sustainability types.
I know you all have your favorite local
places to go to for planning retreats - any that you would care to suggest
as models? I know of two or three with different strenghts - and
they are not all at the top end of the scale - it takes a while to move
from where you are to where you want to be, after all...
PLACES - please suggest one or two:
Lied Lodge & Conference center is
a on the big side; this facility is going to stay rustic and is certainly
not building a 144room hotel -
Shadowcliff is probably the most like
what this operation has in mind - rustic -
Woods Hole Research Center- Someone
help me here - is this the place where WasteWatch had its meetings in the
early 90's? Wow, look at what happened to it with the help of mcdonough....
INDICATORS - please let me know what
would be a must have or a deal breaker for you in order to hold a meeting/retreat:
It appears to me that the Xanterra Corporation
has a pretty good handle on how it does things - some actual measurements
for this small operation to aspire to: