Welcome to Cvent's Meeting and Event Planning Guide to Grand County, a countywide guide for meeting professionals. Set about 70 miles outside of Denver and at the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand County is made up of the communities of Granby, Grand Lake, Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Winter Park/Fraser. A fantastic destination in which to play, explore, relax, and hold a meeting, Grand County is rich in natural beauty, outdoor recreation, unique dining, and a variety of event venues set amid breathtaking surroundings. The authentic mountain destination features more than 100,000 total square feet of meeting space in facilities ranging from state-of-the-art ballrooms to rustic cabin boardrooms, as well as a full offering of unique group activities ranging from recharging in hot mineral springs pools to fly-fishing in Gold Medal waters.
Meeting delegates can fly into Denver International Airport, a 90-minute scenic shuttle ride to Grand County. Denver International is the fifth-busiest airport in the U.S., as well as the largest airport site in North America and the second-largest airport site in the world; it accommodates nonstop services to more than 170 destinations worldwide. Delegates can hop aboard airport shuttle service to Grand County, or arrive by train or bus into the Amtrak stations in Granby and Winter Park/Fraser and the Greyhound station in Granby.
Grand County offers a variety of unique venues well equipped for group gatherings, team building, and meetings. Grand County is home to the western gateway of Rocky Mountain National Park, a 415-square-mile park featuring more than 300 miles of hiking trails, several visitor centers, and a variety of recreation options and ranger-led programs in elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the park's grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the summit of the peaks.
One of the nation's oldest and largest natural hot mineral springs resorts and spas, Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa welcomes groups to hold events in its meeting spaces, as well as enjoy its 21 hot mineral baths and pools and variety of rejuvenating treatments.
Beyond its reputation as a fantastic summer and winter recreation spot—and the state's longest continually operated ski resort—Winter Park Resort serves as a fantastic choice for group events and adventures, thanks to its year-round conference spaces accommodating 25 to 850 people.
The 5,100-acre Snow Mountain Ranch, known as the YMCA of the Rockies, features a Nordic skiing center, lodging, and a variety of winter and summer activities, as well as indoor and outdoor meeting space. Groups have their choice of a number of team-building activities, including guided hikes, a challenge course, and a climbing wall, among many other options.
An environmentally friendly resort with on-site dining, a 10,000-square-foot spa, and rustically upscale lodging, Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa offers a variety of meeting spaces, including a space built from two Civil War–era barns, intimate conference rooms, and even a wine cellar and movie theater.