Chalk Ranch Retreat – Frequently Asked Questions
How are you handling the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)?
Chalk Ranch is in a unique position to assist with offsite meetings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If your executive or corporate team is in need of a safe offsite meeting location we are here to help. We are in a beautiful and secluded area with no crowds. The Ranch’s location, fresh air, small group size and sanitization procedures can help minimize the risk of viruses and infections. We host only ONE client at a time and the lodge is thoroughly sanitized with a hospital-grade cleaning solution before each client visit. We are easily accessible by car and have a retired ICU RN on site 24/7. We can arrange medical evacuation service to Stanford Hospital, if needed.
Who are your executive & corporate retreat clients?
Our client’s are the leaders and team members of businesses, professional firms and educational institutions. Our client’s seek an intimate experience which fosters the building and nurturing of relationships with others, and our goal is to provide the environment and service to make that a reality.
Do you have floor plans and images of the interior?
Yes, please contact us and let us know about your retreat needs. We can share floor plans with image galleries, meeting seating arrangements and ranch policies. This will give you a better idea of how our corporate retreat can benefit you.
Who handles the details?
For very large groups we encourage you to use an event planner. However, many of our executive & corporate retreat client’s are smaller groups or frequent guests which don’t have access or need a professional planner. Fortunately, we can handle the logistical details for you to ensure that you have a hassle-free and delightful experience.
What about meals and drinks?
Some of our retreat clients like to demonstrate their culinary skills in our well-appointed kitchen, others prefer to have meals catered, and some like the talents of a professional chef. Whatever your preferences, we can help you with all of these.
What does it cost to have our executive or corporate retreat at the Ranch?
The rate primarily depends on what parts of the home you desire, how many people are in your group, and any additional costs that we incur on your behalf for things like equipment rentals and meals, etc. For budgeting purposes, a typical day at the Ranch can range from $3,500 to $5,000. Please give us a call so that we can understand your goals and give you a quote.
What if our company plans several executive or corporate retreats and off-sites over the next year?
Many of our client’s have budgets for executive & corporate retreats and off-sites planned throughout the year. These budgets often extend across the organization. For those companies who can make a commitment for future bookings, which also guarantees availability, we can offer a cost effective solution to help you achieve your retreat and off-site goals.
I know you are on the coast, but do you have internet, cellular service and TV service?
We have internet service through an ATT T-1 line, supplemented with a Verizon 4G data signal for large groups or high internet usage. Cellular service is provided via an internet connection. Satellite TV service is provided through 11 separate feeds, so every bedroom has it’s own channel selection.
What about safety and security?
Our client’s want a retreat experience that is safe and secure, and we have designed the Ranch to meet those needs.
The home has a fire sprinkler system, a 65 gpm interior standpipe which can reach the entire building, and 30,000 gallons of water storage. All rooms have smoke detectors, an exit directly to the outside or onto a deck (except the Eagle’s Nest), and there are fire extinguishers on each floor.
The Ranch has a defibrillator and, If desired, we can arrange for an on-site RN. In case of an emergency, there are two landing spots for medevac service to Stanford Hospital, a short flight away.
Exterior security is provided by a single entry to the property and outside area cameras. Interior security includes motion detectors, perimeter contacts and other non-intrusive devices. If needed, accommodations for security personnel are available.
For other client needs or questions, please contact the ranch manager residing in an adjacent building.
If you are looking for a secluded, private venue in which to meaningfully engage with others, the Ranch offers an unparalleled opportunity to reach that goal. Chalk Ranch Executive & Corporate Retreats is an experience you won’t soon forget. Come visit us soon!
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