Our exclusive venue in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains is the perfect combination of quiet beauty and all-inclusive functionality. At Kennolyn, we take pride in our ability to carefully customize our offerings for diverse groups and needs. If you’re looking for a site for your next meeting or overnight retreat, take a moment to explore our accessible setting and gourmet meal options. Rest assured that our coordinators will work with you to address every detail of your event—from food to technology to our team-building ropes course, should you wish it.
Delicious Meals and Transparent Pricing
Your cost is a simple per-person expense (plus taxes and service fees), and includes:
- Meeting space for 50 to 150 people from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Furniture and basic equipment customizable for your meeting needs
- Continental breakfast
- Beverage stations throughout the day
- A professional coordinator committed to planning, setting up, and overseeing the success of your event from start to finish
If you wish to follow your meeting with a 2-hour reception (at an additional per-person cost, plus taxes and service fees), you’ll be delighted by our gourmet roaming buffet. Our menus incorporate local ingredients for a fresh and innovative dining experience. For a closer look at our meal options, visit our guide to the Day Meeting Package. Our executive chef would also be happy to design an original menu to your group’s tastes and dietary needs.
If you are interested in reserving space for a group larger than 150 or less then 50, get in touch with us to discuss possibilities.
Everything You Need For a Productive and Engaging Day
When you reserve a meeting space at Kennolyn, you’ll be the only group present, apart from our expert and attentive staff. That way, your event can be managed seamlessly without distractions. Here, you’ll find a diagram of our Hilltop Hacienda meeting room. Whether you prefer a classroom-style, theater-style, circular, or more versatile seating arrangement, we can adapt our space to optimize your productivity.
This space is also equipped with the following:
- Portable flat screen and DVD player
- Adjustable lighting
- White board, easels, and flip charts
- Notepads and pens
We’re happy to refer you to our excellent technology partner for any additional components you require.
Recreational and Team-Building Activities
Kennolyn is unique in that we offer a ropes course integrated right into our redwood forest. This is a popular option for businesses that host meetings for the day or for an extended retreat experience. Our professional facilitators will guide you through team challenges that exist far outside the typical work day, encouraging problem-solving and trust exercises to build individual and group efficacy. And, of course, it makes for a fun and memorable event.
Depending on your event plans, you may also be interested in reserving use of our swimming pool (your reservation also includes a lifeguard). For free time, or even dedicated group time, you’ll also have access to hiking trails through our stunning 300 acres, putting green, play field, and courts for basketball, volleyball, and tennis.
Our peaceful, immersive venue is tucked into the mountains, but it’s just 45 minutes from Silicon Valley and 90 minutes from San Francisco. At Kennolyn, you can get away from the office and find perspective, letting our beautiful views and fresh mountain air inspire your employees to new heights. Reach out to us directly to learn more about how we can make your meeting a success.
Up-front pricing, all-inclusive resources, integrated catering, and an awe-inspiring private setting make up our recipe for goal-oriented success.
Take your business retreat to the next level just a short drive from the Bay Area. Personal and professional expansion spring from our all-inclusive mountain village.
Fully functional and fully customizable at once, our meeting rooms combine comfortable space with breathtaking forest and ocean views.