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Conference Facilities - Choose from Three Maryland Conference Center Retreat Locations:
Wye Woods  \  RIVER HOUSE  \  Houghton House

By definition, a retreat is a place of peace, privacy and tranquility. What better example can be found than 1,100 pastoral acres overlooking the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore? No wonder leaders from business, government, and academe converge at this Maryland Conference Center to plan, to debate and to learn.

The Queenstown Conference Center site, sections of which were once known as the Wye Plantation, was donated to the Aspen Institute by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. in 1979. William Paca, a signee of the Declaration of Independence and third governor of Maryland, maintained his family estate here and a monument to his memory stands near the Houghton House.

With Maryland’s Eastern Shore providing an exquisite backdrop, Aspen Wye River offers three distinct, full-service executive Retreats. Meet in this remarkable Maryland Conference Center where comfortable surroundings and modern technology coexist to pave the way for productivity.

Raise Your Standards at This Queenstown Conference Center

Choose one of these retreats for smaller groups, or reserve all three if you’re planning a session for up to 100 individuals. Backed by Marriott’s commitment to service excellence and the renowned respect of the Aspen Institute, Aspen Wye River Queenstown Conference Center inspires your group to achieve success.

No matter which Aspen Wye River retreat you select, you’ll enjoy the professional attention of our Maryland Conference Center staff. So you can focus on your agenda--whether it’s a yearly conference for your nonprofit group, a team-building program for your managers using our Outward Bound® facility, or an opportunity for your senior management to brainstorm fresh ideas.

At Aspen Wye River Maryland Conference Center, ideas have been known to flow as easily as the river.

Wye Woods

Wye Woods is the most relaxed of the three retreats. Boardwalks connect this compound of rustic lodges and buildings, which is located on the banks of the Wye River. Groups of 35-50 can enjoy Wye Woods.

  • Thirty-five guest rooms with individual climate control, radio, telephone and desk/study area, television, computer access.
  • Conference facilities for groups of up to 60 classroom-style or up to 120 theater-style, including two large conference rooms and breakout areas; complete audiovisual and business services.
  • Sunlit dining room overlooking the Wye River--serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, outdoor dining on deck in season.
  • Tennis, outdoor pool, biking, hiking, fitness center, softball, and volleyball.

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River House

Surpass the expectations of your most discriminating executive group. At River House, you'll enjoy the best in modern comfort and architecture in a secluded setting for groups of 20-26.

  • Twenty-six luxuriously appointed guest rooms with individual climate control, telephone with voice mail, desk, radio, lounge area, televisions, computer access.
  • State-of-the-art conference room for 25-30; complete audiovisual and business services, including video teleconferencing.
  • Elegant dining room with views of Wye River--serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with patio dining in season.
  • Outdoor pool and terrace, biking, hiking, fitness center with sauna, billiards, and game room

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Houghton House

This stately Georgian mansion preserves a more gracious way of life - while still offering the amenities you require for a successful meeting. Furnished in antiques, the Houghton House is surrounded by formal 18th-century gardens. Groups of 20-25 can reserve the Houghton House.

  • Twenty-five guest rooms with period furnishings, individual climate control, telephone with voice mail and desk/study area, televisions, computer access.
  • Spacious main conference room for 25-28 and traditional Library conference room for 12-15; complete audiovisual and business services.
  • Lovely dining room with garden view--serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with patio dining in season.
  • Tennis, outdoor pool, game room, biking, volleyball, fitness center, and championship croquet lawn.

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