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Make Meetings Work: The Resort at Cypress Hills

Everyone knows the feeling when a meeting request arrives in your inbox. It’s a mix of dread and panic, punctuated with an eye roll and a groan. This is doubly true when the meeting is offsite, and labelled an “event” or a “retreat.” It doesn’t have to be this way. You can organize and hold a staff meeting or retreat that can be productive, effective and enjoyable for everyone. And, you don’t have to go far to make it happen. The Resort at Cypress Hills, located in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park near Maple Creek, is the perfect place to host your next corporate meeting, event or retreat. No one will groan when they get that meeting request.

No matter the size or length of your event, the Resort has the facilities and accommodations to make your next event a success from beginning to end. You can take your meeting out of the boardroom, escape the distractions of the office and focus on what you and your team need to accomplish. Your only distraction might be the great outdoors you’re surrounded by. Don’t worry – the team at The Resort will make sure you slot in some time for fun and relaxation too. “We can make your event one that your team will talk about for years to come—for all the right reasons,” says Kim Eng, co-owner. “No matter the time of year you’re here, your corporate event can be one that is both productive and fun for everyone.”

“The Resort at Cypress Hills has hosted the Saskatchewan Summer Star Party, held in August each year, for 21 years. Their professional staff have always gone the extra mile to ensure that our events are successful. The chef and kitchen staff are to be commended for the delicious banquet they prepare for us each year.  We are looking forward to working with them again this year to make sure our 300+ attendees have an enjoyable experience.” – Les Dickson, Chair, 2018 Saskatchewan Summer Star Party.

The Resort features a range of accommodation options, your choice of several different event rooms, each set up specific to your event. With a great catering menu from which to choose your group’s meals, your next meeting, retreat or banquet is sure to be a success. Your meeting space choices include the large Wapiti Room (250 people), the smaller Cypress Room (80 people) and the lovely Upper Dining (80 people). Available seasonally, the beautiful outdoor courtyard accommodates 100 plus people, and it’s perfect for break-out sessions, lunches, breaks and more. “If you need to host a large meeting or something small, or need space to spread out for sessions, we can do it,” says Eng.

Meeting Room at the Resort

When you choose to host your event at The Resort, you will get assistance from their in-house event planner, who offers a host of planning options from setting up room blocks, arranging menus, and coordinating room set-up and equipment. “Whatever you need for planning, we can help,” says Eng. “We can assist with technology, special menus, and arranging plans with other vendors.” The Resort at Cypress Hills has hosted meetings and conferences for many years, working with government ministries, the energy sector, youth leaders, rural municipalities and various associations. Their experience with retreat planning and hosting is also extensive, having hosted groups of all sizes for yoga, fitness, quilting, scrapbooking, photography, art, astronomy and much, much more.

“Medicine Hat Public School Division has been holding a yearly retreat at The Resort at Cypress Hills for greater than two decades. Throughout the years, we have enjoyed the picturesque location while receiving excellent banquet and meeting services. We return every year to the great service and welcoming spirit of the wonderful staff.” Mark Davidson, Superintendent, Medicine Hat School District No. 76.

The Resort offers the space, accommodations and amenities you and your guests need for a wonderful stay. Not only are the meeting spaces designed for productive work, the Resort is a beautiful, relaxing place to enjoy. Nestled in Saskatchewan’s gorgeous Cypress Hills, the views alone are worth the trip. Team building activities abound, with access to everything from beautiful hiking trails to fishing, zip-lining to horseback riding, to boating and swimming and so much more. The season you visit doesn’t matter either—there are things to do and see year-round.

Let The Resort at Cypress Hills make your next meeting, conference or retreat one to remember. Break out of your boardroom and make your way to the southwest. Your staff will thank you for it.

For information, contact the Groups and Events Department at groups@resortatcypresshills.ca or call (306) 662-4477 extension 156.