The Crossing at Ghost River is an exclusive meeting and retreat centre located one hour from downtown Calgary and twenty minutes northwest of Cochrane, Alberta. The Crossing at Ghost River is an ideal venue for hosting corporate retreats, educational workshops, seminars, reunions and weddings. The 145-acre property provides substantial space for outdoor activities including open fields, walking trails, fire pits and fly-fishing on the picturesque Ghost River. The facility also offers two separate, well equipped meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 60 people, a modern full service commercial kitchen, comfortable common spaces and 27 guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms, all furnished with antique pieces.
Type of Property: Land with commercial accommodation, intended for use by corporate groups, workshops and weddings
Legal Description: NE & NW Qtr, Sec 27, 26, 6, W5M
Proximity to Calgary: 20 minutes NW of Cochrane
Land Use Zoning: MD Bighorn DC-4 Land Area: +/- 145.30 acres
Total Square Footage: +/- 25,926 sq. ft. (gross)
MLS #: C4147723
Call Shawn for more details at 403-540-9659
The Crossing’s Rich History
Local legend suggests that the Indigenous people in the region utilized a low point in the Ghost River as a ‘Crossing’, to facilitate hunting and trade, as well as a major access route for the region. In later years, The Crossing would connect and aid the early explorers, traders, and settlers in many of the same ways. In more recent years, The Crossing can trace its roots back to the Canadian Pacific Railway lands, and, after changing hands several times, began operating as a Retreat and Learning Centre in the mid 1970s.
Significant Opportunities for Growth
The Crossing at Ghost River is well positioned to continue growing its business as demonstrated by 16% occupancy growth in both 2014 and 2015. Calgary and surrounding areas as well as Edmonton provide a large regional market pipeline for new business initiatives. National and international seminars / workshops, tour groups, family reunions, outdoor education and arts & craft shows are just a few examples of potential business expansion opportunities.
Diverse Client Base
The Crossing at Ghost River has a diverse client base including oil and gas companies, government agencies, universities, transportation, technology services, professional associations as well as international workshop sponsors, not-for profit organizations and one time bookings such as weddings and family reunions.
Exceptional Service Philosophy
The Crossing at Ghost River is known for its all-inclusive guest experience where city comforts and technology meet the charm and tranquility of a refined country setting. Client satisfaction as measured through the hospitality industry’s Net Promotor Score (NPS) exceeds 90%. To illustrate the significance of this rating, the NPS U.S. Consumer Benchmark for 2016 rates the hotel sector at 29% with the Ritz Carlton chain at the top scoring 72%.
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