Set on 500 acres in Carmel Valley with 181 Suites, championship golf, tennis, pools, horses, hiking trails, vineyards, over 7k sq ft of meeting space

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Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA. www.carmelvalleyranch.com

Set on 500 acres in Carmel Valley (320 sunny days a year… so they say) with 181 Suites, championship golf, tennis, pools, horses, hiking trails, vineyards, over 7k square feet of meeting space… and all of the other “stuff” that Monterey/Carmel has to offer.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Great views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, Chaminade is a combination of a resort and conference center, 10k sq ft of meeting space, lots of outdoor areas for teambuilding

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Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, CA

www.chaminade.com

Set on a hilltop with great views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, Chaminade is a combination of a resort and conference center… 156 guest rooms, 10k square feet of meeting space, lots of outdoor areas for teambuilding. And since the resort is also IACC certified (that’s a good thing), complete Meeting Packages are also available.

 

 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Right on the beach and next to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, guest rooms all with ocean views and 3500 sq ft meeting space

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Dream Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA   www.dreaminnsantacruz.com

It’s the Location thing. Right on the beach (picture Group Surfing Lessons or Sand Castle Building). Right next to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk (and all of the stuff you can do there)… 165 beach front guest rooms (all with ocean views) and 3500 square feet of meeting space.

 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Located about a 10-minute drive south of Santa Cruz, it is set on the bluffs overlooking Monterey Bay

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Seascape Beach Resort, Aptos, CA www.seascaperesort.com

Seascape is a special place. Located about a 10-minute drive south of Santa Cruz, it is set on the bluffs overlooking Monterey Bay (I have often seen whales and dolphins just off-shore) and 17 miles of beach that never seem to be crowded (great for team-building and BBQ’s). It offers 285 Studio and One Bedroom Suites and Two-Bedroom Villas and 17,000 square feet of meeting space. Check it out.

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

This 10-room 400-acre property includes a stone hacienda, vineyards, wine caves, Carmel Valley

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Holman Ranch & Vineyards

This 10-room 400-acre Carmel Valley property includes a stone hacienda, vineyards, wine caves, an olive grove, horse stables and not one, but two tasting rooms. The Ranch is available for all sorts of events, both indoors and out, regardless of whether you are staying on property. Each of their many outdoor spaces can individually hold 200+ for an event, but since they only take one event at a time, you could conceivably take over the whole ranch and invite everyone you have ever met. It’s a beautiful spot. www.holmanranch.com    

“Nestled” on 330 acres in Carmel Valley both a Hotel and a Venue - CA

Stonepine Estate (both as a hotel and a venue)

Many resorts seem to be nestled somewhere, and The Stonepine Estate is no exception. “Nestled” on 330 acres in Carmel Valley, the Estate (as a hotel) features an eight-bedroom chateau and three houses, totaling 16 guest rooms. The estate offers a very high-level of service combined with creativity and friendliness, and is a perfect venue for Board meetings and retreats.

As a venue (regardless of whether you are staying there or at another property), they can accommodate groups up to 250 and do all sorts of themed parties and events (my personal experience there involved a private demonstration of amazing horsemanship… combined with a delicious BBQ).  Besides the western themes easily incorporated into their equestrian center, other, more elegant settings are a natural for Great Gatsby type events (or other themes in which people pretend to be rich and carefree). Anyway, whatever the theme, they are good there. www.stonepineestate.com

107 acres of “ecologically diverse” protected beachfront land in Pacific Grove, CA

Asilomar Conference Grounds

There is no place quite like Asilomar, or as it is officially called, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. It’s on 107 acres of “ecologically diverse” protected beachfront land in Pacific Grove (I assume the market value is “infinite”).

The original Lodge and Cottages were designed by Julia Morgan (of Hearst Castle fame) and more contemporary accommodations were added later on… for a current total of 313 guest rooms and 65,000 square feet of meeting and event space. So… big stuff is possible. They have meeting packages, a slew of activities and team building options, and they are very, very affordable. Note… they are not a traditional resort because their history and status is like no other… but for the right group their location (and pricing) is amazing. They definitely have the nature thing going. www.visitasilomar.com

A Special Place To Think (And Relax, and Drink Wine And Eat Great Food) - Carmel Valley, CA

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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

A special place to think (and relax, and drink wine and eat great food). It’s quiet in a really good way and I feel rich when I stay there. 73 guest rooms, suites and villas. It has about 3200 square feet of meeting space (give or take), lots of creative team-building programs, and of course… Carmel Valley, wineries, and easy access to all of the other stuff. www.bernarduslodge.com

 

850 acres, 93 guestrooms, a recently renovated 18-hole golf course - Carmel, CA

Quail Lodge & Golf Club

It’s famous for a reason. 850 acres, 93 guestrooms and suites, a recently renovated 18-hole golf course, and approximately 6500 square feet of indoor meeting space (plus some great outdoor space). And add in something cool…The Land Rover Driving School. Yes, cool. www.quaillodge.com

If You Really Want To Impress Someone, And Budget Is Not As Important As.... - Pebble Beach, CA

How can I even begin to write about the whole Pebble Beach “thing”. I will try (and fail) in summarizing when I say… if you really want to impress someone, and budget is not as important as whatever ROI you expect from entertaining them, take them to Pebble Beach. Everything about the place is superlative… the location, the service, the prices… and of course, the Golf. Your group can stay in the original 161-room Lodge, the 269-room Inn at Spanish Bay or the Spa-connected 24-room Casa Palmero… it’s all a wow. The thing to remember… the famous line about buying a yacht… if you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it… just saying. www.pebblebeach.com

Historic mansion, steps away from the beach, shops and restaurants - Carmel, CA

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La Playa Hotel
If you want to feel like you are staying in a charming historic mansion just steps away from the beach and the shops and restaurants of Carmel-by-the-Sea, then this now 75-room boutique hotel is perfect for you (because that’s what it is). Originally built in 1905, it features 5,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and some beautiful garden and patio space. This place is great. You feel like it’s your home in Carmel. Really nice people. www.laplayahotel.com

Four-Star Property on Cannery Row Overlooking the Bay - Monterey, CA

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

The facts… 290-room Four-Star property on Cannery Row overlooking the Bay. 17,000 square feet of indoor space, 13k of outdoor space (also overlooking the Bay). Their marketing speak says it combines elegance and sophistication… I find that both interesting and fascinating. Just teasing. I have stayed there on multiple occasions and It’s a really, really great hotel.

If you are thinking of Monterey, you would be doing a dis-service to your group if you did not at least ask them for a proposal. www.montereyplazahotel.com

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

A Member of The Conference Connection And Has Undergone A Complete Refurbishment - Monterey, CA

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Hotel Pacific

Like its Conference Center neighbor across the street, the 105-room (all Jr. Suites) Hotel Pacific (a member of The Conference Connection) has also undergone a complete refurbishment.  The hotel offers three meeting rooms, the largest of which is 951 square feet. My handy calculator tells me that is 39 max., classroom. Max. But… it is right there, and all of the downtown Monterey stuff is right there too. www.hotelpacific.com

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

Four Diamond LEED Certified and 50,000 sq ft of Meeting Space - Monterey, CA

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Portola Hotel & Spa

First thing you notice about this 379-room Four Diamond LEED certified hotel… it’s connected to the new Conference Center. So connected, it seems to be the same thing It’s not, but it is definitely has the Location thing going for it. By itself, it offers 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and groups routinely use both the Conference Center and the hotel. (Historical Note… I had a group that used both facilities in 1980. Pretty funny).

But that is far from all… it’s right next to a state historic park (let’s add 60k square feet of outdoor space), and about a two-minute walk from the Wharf and the Beach. There is also a Brewery on property, bocce ball courts, and get this… a Salvador Dali museum right next door.

There are a billion other things. Check it out at www.portolahotel.com 

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.

341-Room And 16,000 Sq Ft Of Onsite Event Space Is A Member Of Monterey’s Conference Connection, CA

Marriott Monterey

A member of Monterey’s Conference Connection (and connected to the Conference Center by Skybridge), the 341-room Monterey Marriott offers 16,000 square feet of onsite event space. The top floor 3500 sq. ft. Ferrantes Bay View room is aptly named and features awesome views of Monterey Bay.

And of course… downtown Monterey is right there, and everything else is… right there. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mryca-monterey-marriott/

Donna Cohen

I have decades of experience creating and producing online marketing. I left the corporate world to work independently with people who need help establishing and maintaining their online presence. Not everyone knows how, has the aptitude, or time to learn how to use online marketing tools, and nor should they have to try. Those people who need help and/or don't want an in-house marketing team work with me. Each client has different needs, goals and expectations. I do custom work for each of my clients. I get to know each person and know their voice, their style, rhythm and budget. 

I have a large skill set that covers the range of tasks for online marketing. It is both easy and cost efficient to work directly with me. I can get the whole job done. 

Website Design, Build and Optimization, SEO, Keywords, Hashtags, PhotoShop, Email Marketing and Newsletters - Mailchimp, Google Forms (Registration & Surveys), Survey Monkey, SquareSpace, Wordpress, Square, Twitter, Blogger, Tumblr, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Facebook Ads, Pinterest, Instagram, Word, ePub, Excel, Audience Development, and more.

Book Production; Print and eBook, Design, coding, Marketing and building Audiences.