Glamping in the Shadow of Mt. Rainier Offers Comely Concept for Corp. Retreats
Crystal Mountain near Seattle caters to groups, retreats and special events at 6,000 feet
April 13, 2021
Crystal Mountain is partnering with upscale, outdoor hospitality leader Under Canvas to introduce Crystal Sky Camp less than two hours from Seattle. Located at 6,000 feet in the shadow of Mount Rainier within National Forest Service land, Crystal Sky Camp is a 20-tent exclusive retreat opening this summer — July 2021. The inaugural three-month activation begins a three-year collaboration between both hospitality brands. Focus is on catering to group adventures of any kind, especially corporate retreats, incentives, and special events as the layout is set to accommodate up to 40-50 guests. Crystal Sky Camp is designed to provide guests with an immersive, mountaintop experience with all the comforts of a first-class resort.
“Crystal Mountain is excited to be partnering with Under Canvas to introduce Crystal Sky Camp,” said Adam Sutner, Vice President of Business Development for Crystal Mountain. “The combination of the picturesque and expansive beauty of Crystal Mountain, with Under Canvas’ expertise to connect guests with the outdoors feels like a winning experience for the adventure minded. This Is going to be a bold and unique adventure for a lucky few”.
In a site adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park within stunning scenery and cooling heights at 6,000 feet, Crystal Sky Camp and its 20 safari-inspired tents are accessed via two rather exhilarating chairlift rides with picturesque views at every turn, ensuring the stay kicks off with an adventurous start. The mountaintop campsite can accommodate up to 50 guests and is designed for group buyout experiences. Safari-style canvas tents, exclusive to the Under Canvas brand, offer plush king-sized beds with luxurious linens, wood floors with rug accents, outdoor and indoor seating options and wood-burning stoves. Bathhouses with private stalls, including hot showers, flushing toilets and sinks are located just steps from each tent. All tents have high speed WIFI to ensure efficiencies for corporate meetings and remote working needs, although the great outdoors is a tempting distraction.
Crystal Sky Camp offers the comforts and conveniences of an all-inclusive resort, in a non-typical setting. Guests will enjoy amenities such as:
-Daily housekeeping and turndown service
-Access to an expansive main lobby tent
-Daily meals including breakfast, trail-ready lunch and dinner, as well as beverages
-Transportation to and from base area
-A variety of indoor and outdoor camp activities such as giant Jenga, and classic board games
-Nightly campfires and s’mores
-Stargazing in the crystal-clear skies above with the camp’s very own high-powered telescope
In addition to these daily amenities, guests will also have exclusive use of Crystal Mountain’s modern Campbell Basin Lodge; with all of the comforts this implies such as a full-service bar, inclusive gourmet meals and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space that can be configured to suit the group’s needs. Underpinning all of this is each group’s dedicated Camp Concierge and support staff.
For those groups looking to elevate their experience, upgrades are available. While on site guests can book a wide range of adventurous activities for any skill level, from a two-hour fly-fishing session on a private alpine lake to horseback riding or a guided trek of the Cascades. For the thrill-seekers in the mix, full-day Sky Adventures can be booked pre-arrival. More details on adventure activities can be found here.
While a fun and tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is included in each group’s base package, culinary upgrades are available with customizable menus offering distinctive regional flavors and ingredients, developed by the talented culinary team. Groups seeking such in-demand options as mountain-foraged ingredients and Pacific Northwest seafood can arrange this upgrade pre-arrival.
“In a time where so many are looking to reconnect – be it corporate groups, weddings or reunions – Crystal Sky Camp offers the ideal destination for a memorable outdoor escape,” said David DiFalco, COO at Under Canvas.
With nature as the best architect, Crystal Sky Camp is exclusively designed to bring groups together in the best possible way with the best possible surroundings, whether meetings and creative team breakouts in the great outdoors to dramatic alpine weddings equipped with bridal suite options, to the ultimate family reunion.
The inaugural season for Crystal Sky Camp runs July 1 – September 31, 2021.