Every year, our organization holds a planning session for the leadership team and this is the second year that we have held it at The Crossing. We have two intense days of work to get through and we rely on the professionalism and support that the superb staff at The Crossing consistently provide. Cozy accommodations, functional conference space, delicious food and very attentive service make The Crossing a favourite place to step back and really look at the big picture. The location and grounds provide the perfect setting for removing all distractions and really getting lots done, with time to relax, play horseshoes and have a fire by the river.
The HRIA Board of Directors has been holding its annual retreat at The Crossing for a number of years now. The peaceful surroundings, well-equipped meeting space, and excellent service make this an easy choice. The group always raves about the delicious, and plentiful food!
This was the second time we decided to hold our Western Retreat at The Crossing as we had a spectacular visit the first time. The meeting rooms were spacious, fully equipped and allowed for an opportunity to stretch the legs and enjoy a short nature walk between the dining experience and the meetings. The grounds are stunning and offer many different options for team building activities (we did fly fishing and nature yoga). The Inn is only a short drive to and from the Calgary airport, so is very convenient for out of city travellers. The food is amazing and Carol and her team went out of their way to accommodate our group’s every need. Overall a special place to host a ‘real Albertan’ experience.
The setting was perfect for our planning session. From the natural foothill setting, to the comfortable accommodations and meeting rooms, and fantastic food and service. Team building can easily be accomplished through nature walks down to Ghost River or in the games room where everyone can find a fun activity to take part in. I would highly recommend Ghost River Crossing.
The Crossing continues to provide a warm and collaborative atmosphere for our annual Board/Executive Planning Sessions. From the beautiful, secluded location in the foothills, to their comforting and indulgent menu offerings, and committed, friendly staff, any organization looking for a facility to work on planning and team building, will not be disappointed.
On behalf of the Veterans Transition Network, I would like to highlight the amenity and adaptability of the Crossing at Ghost River. As a baseline, this centre already provides superb food, atmosphere and activities. What impressed us, however, is that without question they provided ongoing modifications to their setup to accommodate the often challenging nature of treating trauma in military veterans. Having personally visited here, this is among my favourite retreat centres across Canada.
There is so much that can be said about The Crossing it’s hard to know where to start. Our company has held our strategic planning meeting there for the past 2 years. The breath taking scenery to the cozy relaxing rooms and let’s not forget about the food. The Chef prepared some of the most spectacular palette and visual satisfying meals for our team; it’s all anyone talks about for weeks after. Being in an environment with the sounds of the river off in the distance, beautiful wild life right in the front yard and fresh air really allows for a stress free no interruption approach for the work that our teams is required to complete during our retreat.
Our Executive Leadership Team at ATCO Power has held annual strategic planning conferences at The Crossing at Ghost River for several years now. We return because of the proximity to the city, yet the feeling of really being away from it all and the exceptional service and menu offerings provided every time we have been there. I would highly recommend The Crossing Experience to any group wanting the quiet peacefulness and ambience of this wonderful facility which really does generate good thinking.
From the very first communication to the end of our visit we were very satisfied with The Crossing! We held our leadership weekend at The Crossing with about 20 employees. Everything exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious – every single meal tasted like we were sitting at a 5 star restaurant. Our meeting space was absolutely beautiful covered with art and natural lighting. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They ensured we had everything from internet, outlets, power cords, projector screens, remotes and more! Also, they knew our agenda inside out so everything was always ready on time. The bedrooms make you feel like you are at home with quilts and large windows – also one of the most comfortable beds I have ever been in! I highly recommend the Crossing for a family weekend away or a company retreat
We have been hosting our training retreat weekends here at Crossing for almost 2 years now. Our participants that are involved on these weekends come away appreciating the environment, the atmosphere around them, and the food is amazing. The staff at Crossing makes us feel at home when we arrive and are very diligent in taking care of any needs we may have during the weekend. We appreciate them providing all our audio visual needs so we don’t have bring equipment. We would recommend Crossing to any group wanting top notch service and a retreat centre for your group.
For several years, we have used The Crossing at Ghost River for management retreats. Inspiring environment, relaxation, and play are essential for stimulating creativity, productivity and fresh communication within a team. The facilities and food service are exceptional. Every detail is 5 stars. Diane, Carol and the rest of the staff are always flexible and accommodating to our requests. They are an integral part of the seamless execution of our agenda. It is a pleasure dealing with professional staff that listen to our specific needs and follow through with every detail, every time.
As a location for an educational or business retreat, away from the distractions and interruptions of a normal workday, we found The Crossing at Ghost River to be an excellent choice. Not only were the meeting rooms well appointed, all of our technology needs were met. While the atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing, the venue is organized with multiple meeting areas and evening activities, providing ample space for work as well as recreation. The accommodations are comfortable and decorated to feel ‘homey’ and the food is outstanding, offering a variety of menu options What makes The Crossing at Ghost River truly unique, however, is the setting: it is beautifully scenic, nestled in the foothills, and beside the picturesque Ghost River.
We consider the Crossing at Ghost River our new home away from home. Really, I’m not kidding. This venue is our number one rated venue in Canada, and this is simply because The Crossing is the best! People fly in from all over the world to meet us in this magical place. As soon as you walk onto the property you can sense the peace that permeates the land here. I remember standing by the edge of the river on a moonlight night, and seeing the moon peak through the majestic forest as I listened to the soothing flow of the river. It is truly a transportive and magical place! The staff are like family to us and they go above and beyond to meet the needs of our group and to make sure that everyone is comfortable. And did I mention the food….oh, the food!!!! Their red seal chefs are amazing…wow, I’m salivating just thinking about it! So how would I rate The Crossing…well, it is clearly more than a ten out of ten, because a number could never relate the love and kindness that always makes our experience better than we could ever imagine.
Worth a visit! Ghost River Crossing is quaint, steeped in character in an exquisite setting. A hidden gem. If you are looking for a place to have a business meeting and/or a social function (with the added bonus of an overnight stay) you must check it out. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Our group considers Ghost River Crossing as the best venue that we have found to hold our company functions.