FALL 2017

Experiential Incentive Trips Throughout Western Montana

Corporate meeting planners continue to look for that one-of-a-kind experience that will engage and encourage year-long motivation for their top producers. Western Montana has some of the finest guest ranches in the West catering to couples, groups and families and delivering an experiential vacation of a lifetime. Options range from a third-generation dude ranch sitting on the largest freshwater lake in the West—Flathead Lake Lodge—to the largest guest ranch in Western Montana—The Resort at Paws Up; this family-friendly working cattle ranch offers riverside glamping tents along the Blackfoot River. If you’re looking for an adults-only retreat, choose the 26,000-acre Relais & Châteaux property tucked in the Bitterroot Mountains—Triple Creek Ranch. Or, feel like a celebrity—and perhaps mingle with one—at the ONLY Forbes five-star ranch resort in the world, The Ranch at Rock Creek. Find out more about Western Montana’s guest ranches here.

Spotlight: Bear Creek Lodge

Many planners are searching for the ideal destination to host a unique board retreat, intimate meeting or corporate “think tank” session—a destination that’s easy to get to, yet feels far away from the stresses of the office. Look no further than Bear Creek Lodge, a mountain hideaway nestled in the Bitterroot National Forest of northwest Montana, easily accessible from Missoula International Airport (MSO). This log lodge offers eight guest rooms and delicious culinary experiences, as well as sunrise and sunset meditation and wilderness hikes. Add in activities like horseback riding, a cooking class or a day of fly-fishing on the renowned Bitterroot River. While reconnecting with nature, the usual daily "noise" quiets down, allowing for less distraction and greater clarity.

Meet Us at IMEX America

For the fourth year in a row, Montana will be an exhibitor at IMEX America in Las Vegas October 10 – 12, 2017. With representatives from Western Montana’s Glacier Country—including Kalispell, Missoula and Whitefish—along with Bozeman and Great Falls, the Montana booth is ready to connect with meeting planners looking to introduce Big Sky Country and the state’s diverse offerings to their companies and clients. If you want to learn more about meeting in Montana, feel free to request an appointment with us—we’d love to meet you. Walk-ups are welcome throughout the three- day conference at booth #A1310, and we’ll have daily giveaways during the travel exhibition; just come by and drop off your business card.