Conferences at RMBL

RMBL can host large events, groups, and conferences (more than 30 people) in August, September, and October, subject to availability. RMBL is usually snowed in from mid-November to mid-May with access by ski or snowshoe only.

In the fall we can house 135 conference participants onsite in Gothic, with 60 available beds in premium or high-end cabins and 75 beds in mid-budget rate cabins. A range of options are available for off-site housing in Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte. Please visit here for more information.  The main hall of the billy barr community center can seat 196 participants lecture style or 128 participants seated for meals. Our conference/board room in the Community Center can seat 18 participants comfortably at one table. Two upstairs classrooms in the separate Barclay building each seat 30 participants lecture style and 18 participants in rows with tables. We have additional smaller break-out rooms available for rent.

billy barr community center
The main lecture hall (2,005 sq ft or approximately 50’x40′) offers seating for 196 comfortably (14 rows of 14). We can use partitions to adjust the space to fit smaller group sizes. There is a ceiling-mounted projector and a mechanical screen. Presentations can be loaded onto a resident computer with a flash drive. Alternatively, presenters can plug in their computer directly to the presentation system. Videos can be shown, as well as traditional PowerPoint presentations. There is a microphone for the speaker, with amplifiers throughout the room. Wireless access is available in the billy barr community center.

Additionally, the billy barr community center has a small conference /board room (429 sq ft) with a conference table that seats 18 comfortably. During presentations, the room seats 17 comfortably around the table for presentations with one table end being empty. The conference room has a wall-mounted flat-screen TV with Skype capability. A computer can be plugged into the flat screen for presentations.

In the summers/fall RMBL has a 20’x30′ feet tent available for rent that sits on top of our outside 40’x40′ gravel pad which is included in the overall rental price. If a group would like to set up a separate tent, they can do so at their own cost. The group will need to inform RMBL at least 2 weeks in advance of the event and RMBL will charge the group a take-down fee at $45/hour.

Break-out Rooms
In the Barclay building – a separate building on campus – we have 2 classrooms that can each be set up with a projector and a screen. Classrooms seat lecture-style ~30 (the maximum) in rows without tables, ~18 in rows with tables, and ~12 in a horseshoe-shaped table facing a screen. The library – downstairs in the Barclay building also serves as a break-out room. It can seat lecture-style ~25 in rows and ~ 15 in rows with tables facing a screen.

Ruby Lounge, a communal cabin, and Town Hall, a prominent historic building in Gothic can also be set up as break-out rooms. They seat ~20 lecture-style and a mobile PowerPoint projector is available for use.

The billy barr community center seats 128 inside for meals, plus another 18 in the conference room. It is possible to set up more tables in the 20’x30′ tent directly adjacent to the billy barr community center to increase the number of people seated for a meal. However, because of the weather this is not advisable unless arrangements are made for a closed tent with portable heaters, at an added cost. We could price out a daily meal plan or individual meals (we serve breakfast at 7am, lunch at Noon, dinner at 6pm) and adding meeting amenities, such as coffee and snacks, please contact us for pricing.

It is possible for up to 30 individuals to cook their own meals, using a combination of the domestic kitchen in the billy barr community center and facilities in the cooking cabins. Larger groups will either need to make arrangements for catering in the billy barr community center or plan offsite meals in Mt. Crested Butte or Crested Butte. Groups may rent the domestic kitchen separately from the billy barr community center on a daily basis. The domestic kitchen has four different cooking zones that serve four people per zone. If a group rents the entire billy barr community center use of the domestic kitchen is included.

Groups larger than 30 will need to have all meals catered. Caterers must be approved by RMBL, though this involves no additional costs. The Community Center has two kitchens, a commercial kitchen and a domestic kitchen. Catering is done out of the domestic kitchen unless separate arrangements have been made.

Internet and IT Support
RMBL has an open wireless internet system available throughout the campus, although some dead zones exist and coverage may not be dependable in all cabins. Excellent wireless access is available in the Community Center. There is no cell phone service in Gothic – however, there is wifi-service.

If your group requires IT Support, it is free the 1st hour if a conference rental fee is paid. Otherwise, there is a $50 set up fee. Additionally, IT Support is at $50/hr, if: 1) The group is using Zoom; 2) Several people will video and/or desktop share at the same time; 3) The number of people or importance of the meeting dictates a higher level of support.

Our housing stock has a mining town feel to it. Cabins are available for rent as part of your workshop or conference. From very rustic to highly comfortable cabins you have multiple options that will cater to your group’s needs. Please read about the different cabin categories from Premium to Budget here. Smaller groups (less than 30) will rent the premium and high-end cabins first, larger groups will have access to all cabin categories.

The daily housing fee includes access to the internet, cooking facilities and running water at the billy barr community center, and use of the Shower House.