If you’ve been to Alderbrook Resort & Spa in the tiny town of Union along the sparkling Hood Canal, when you think about it, you probably feel a wave of relaxation come over you.

That picture-perfect lodge and those cute cabins tucked under those towering trees; the babbling creek snaking into sparkling Hood Canal; that saltwater pool and hot tub overlooking the chilly water outside; doing yoga under the stars and saying “Namaste” to a full moon (seriously, this is a thing there, and its ah-mazing); and that gourmet restaurant — the steak, the seafood, and the decadent desserts — well, everything is really good.

So if you’ve already done the romantic getaway, the family trip, or the unwind-with-friends trip at Alderbrook in the past (or you are now planning one because of that above paragraph) there is something else Alderbrook offers that may not be on your radar. Meetings!

Alderbrook Resort & Spa — and many other locations you probably associate with vacations or weddings — offers meeting and conference venues. Alderbrook hosts about 500 groups every year for meetings. About 85 percent of businesses that host events at the resort are based in the Seattle area, 10 percent are from Portland, and 5 percent are from further away, officials said.

These are meetings your team will look forward to, and happy employees make good business sense all the way around.

So what does a meeting hosted at Alderbrook look like? It can be tailored for your team, your time, your budget, and your goals. Some corporations choose to stay and work in hiking, geocaching, kayaking, and more into their adventure. Others choose to just get out of the office for a day and get inspired by the change of scenery. Some go to do some work and then treat their employees to perks like a catered buffet, a special meal in the restaurant, or spa treatments.

Meetings and corporate retreats can cater to groups from 12 to 200. Spaces are equipped to handle all your multimedia needs, and it is a proven fact that all PowerPoint presentations are better processed by employees’ brains when they are in a pretty room that overlooks the mountains and water, as long as they also have plenty of catered snacks!