Flash Raffle 2019 #2: Win a Three-Night Stay at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA!

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels will be joining us at Admin Bash 2019 — so be sure to say hi.

Bringing Ninjas together through events like Adminglings, Admin Bash, and now OfficeNinjas Con is a big part of what we do and love at OfficeNinjas. (We’ve produced over 70 events!) But organizing these experiences is no joke — it takes a lot of strategic planning, nimble collaboration, and a respectful acceptance of those inevitable panic-inducing surprises along the way.

No doubt, you’re nodding your head right now. It’s a scenario of which Ninjas are all too familiar. Coordinating company-wide gatherings and team activities is an exercise in organized chaos. And that’s not even including what it takes to ensure these events are productive and memorable!

So, when it comes to choosing a hotel, you want a partner who understands what’s at stake — and who can help pull off an unforgettable experience.

There’s a reason our Admin Week 2019 partner and today’s Flash Raffle host Benchmark Resorts & Hotels took top honors as Best Overall Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel Brand in the 2018 Stella Awards. Providing phenomenal experiences is what they do best.

We sat down with them to get the deets on how they make corporate event planning personal and do it with flawless collaboration.

Ninjas Ask Benchmark Resorts & Hotels 5 Big Questions

What differentiates Benchmark from other hotel brands?

All of our hotels have their own unique voice, inspired by the natural setting and local landmarks. We all carry one common theme: we genuinely love to serve our guests and be true partners in our communities.

Our guests enjoy transformational experiences (like rafting down Snake River at Snow King Resort in Jackson, WY, or adventuring through the mountains at Chaminade Resort & Spa’s on-site ropes course). We truly enjoy being the liaison between our guests and the local culture, and work with you to find activities that best match the personality and needs of your team.

Where are Benchmark properties located?

Ninjas work in a variety of fields, so we provide a variety of experiences. We have unique destinations in 19 states spanning the coast to the slopes (and offering a range of resources to match)!

When you choose your venue by experience, you’re able to hone in on what really matters to your team. Would an obstacle race on the waterfront bring your group together, or would they benefit more from a night of digital golf?

How much does it cost?

While this will vary depending on the location and length of your stay, one thing everyone at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has in common is a genuine desire to serve our guests. For example, at Chaminade Resort & Spa, we offer all-inclusive pricing.

That’s right: meals, accommodations, event space, AV, taxes, gratuities — the works. You won’t need to worry about that coffee-guzzling VP of Sales or the presentation that requires a little extra technical savvy. We’ll keep your team fueled and set up for success throughout their entire stay.

What size groups can you accommodate?

We work with groups as small as 10, and accommodate much larger groups as well. Our planning team will be here for you every step of the way to ensure your event runs smoothly, from strategy to execution.

Each of our meeting destinations offers unique programming and activities to keep your group engaged. We’ll help you lead company-wide exercises or smaller team-building competitions, explore unforgettable landmarks, or attend a skills class.

Do you offer special discounts for groups?

Yes! Just like our destinations, each location offers unique packages and ways to save on group experiences — as well as special perks to go along with them. Our hotel meeting experts are here to help you with this, too, and will work to find the best fit for your team AND your budget.

Exclusive Promo for Ninjas!

Admin Week is all about the win-win. That’s why our partner, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, has created a can’t-miss deal JUST for Ninjas. Check it out:

Benchmark’s Chaminade Resort & Spa is offering a team building event deal: book a team event with a minimum of 20 rooms per night for two nights and receive:

  • 50% off the resort fee
  • Two for one Signature Classics team building events
  • One per 50 comp rooms

To take advantage of this offer, email OfficeNinjas’s go-to Benchmark representative.

Flash Raffle 2019 Day 2, Hosted by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels!

Thanks to our Admin Week 2019 partner Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, three lucky Ninjas won a stay at the Chaminade Resort & Spa, a spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz, California!

Pop over to the Benchmark Resorts & Hotels website to check out their stunning options. Then, let us know in the comments what you’d most like to do on a dream weekend getaway.

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Comments

  1. Annette Mikkelsen
     

    Would have fun soaking up the views, sun, beaches and relaxing atmosphere!

  2. HJJ160
     

    I’d love to have some of the spa treatments especially the Antioxidant Body Wrap and Massage – 80 Minutes and one of the facials.

  3. Lexi
     

    I’d love to be able to just relax!

  4. Cassandra D
     

    Relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  5. Nitters
     

    Sounds like there are lots of options of luxury travel, relaxation and Fun!!

  6. Alexandra White
     

    A perfect mix of getaway: a well-appointed place to rest my head surrounded by nature, a little luxury. A fireplace, good food, fresh air, mountains, and ocean.

  7. Carol
     

    Leave my laptop and my phone in the room and hit the pool!

  8. Kathleen
     

    Take me away!! It looks amazing!!

  9. Kristin Schmidt
     

    I enjoyed the website itself as it’s easy to maneuver and really shows off what they offer. I like the variety of properties and different styles of stays too.

  10. Suzanna Erlichman
     

    Oh, man! I NEED this one!

  11. Annalise Phomvongsa
     

    I like what I’ve reviewed thus far and glad to see so many properties in FL!

  12. Stacie
     

    Yes, Sounds Amazing!

  13. B.Hughes
     

    Great info to keep handy… esp. for small group options!

  14. Darshana Dave
     

    This is an amazing option for corporate level events and travel. Thank you!

  15. lemenu
     

    duly noted for personal or work related travel !

  16. Judy Sheffield
     

    What a great way to relax!

  17. Terri White
     

    This looks wonderful!

  18. Abigail
     

    Oh to have a little getaway to read and relax!

  19. Peya R.
     

    This looks incredible!

  20. Sharon
     

    Looks wonderful!

  21. Nina
     

    Never heard of them before now, but I definitely want to check them out!

  22. Grace Atkinson
     

    This resort looks amazing!

  23. Daniela G
     

    I’d love to have my first real vacation with my fiancé! We’d spend our time hiking and swimming.

  24. Leisa Vandehey
     

    I appreciate that they will work with groups as small as 10!

  25. VK
     

    We all need a getaway sometimes!

  26. Tracy Painter
     

    Fabulous ideas I can share with my for their travel. Thanks!

  27. Janet Tarr
     

    This is a beautiful place! I would love to be able to check out the facilities and report back to my doctors for their annual retreats.

  28. Jennifer
     

    Gratitude for this amazing share! Love it!

  29. Karen Moe
     

    It is impressive that they thought to incorporate the venue with the activities they offer. I also appreciate that they are all-inclusive. Usually AV is an added pricey expense and you deal with an outside vendor. Great job Benchmark Resorts & Hotels!

  30. Lisa McElrea
     

    This place looks amazing!

  31. Jenn
     

    What an exciting getaway!

  32. Angeline R. S.
     

    Great to learn more about Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and awesome to know they have a location in Santa Cruz with an all-inclusive spa!

  33. April Frandsen
     

    Destress, snorkel and spend quality time with my husband.

  34. Reyna M
     

    Great Opportunity and Experience!

  35. Victoria Quade
     

    This looks like a dream getaway!

  36. Theresa
     

    Looks like a great place to relax and unwind.

  37. Luis
     

    This is fantastic

  38. Lindsey Hughes
     

    Looks fabulous! Will definitely consider for our next Sales QBR.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Let us know how the Chaminade team can help Lindsey! We <3 taking care of sales teams!

  39. Barbara N
     

    Chaminade is spectacular! Would love this!

  40. Erin
     

    I’m relaxing just looking at the photos!!

  41. Laurie L Nowak
     

    Would love to go on a Mother/Daughter trip to Santa Cruz for some much-needed relaxation!

  42. Ally MacDonald
     

    The views and amenities look amazing!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      The views just might be my favorite part about working on property at Chaminade! Breathtaking!!

  43. JillRM
     

    Looks amazing!!!

  44. Katy Harth
     

    Excited to share this opportunity with my fellow admins, and this service with my other events managers. This would be a great fit for some of our employee getaways that we plan each year!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Thanks for sharing Katy! We so appreciate you spreading the word!

  45. Mallory T
     

    What a gorgeous property!

  46. M Steph
     

    The idea to have all-inclusive packaging is a good idea. However, for small startups, I wonder if the pricing with all inclusive items is worth the price.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Would love to get you pricing info M Steph! We’re always happy to modify our package inclusions to make sure you aren’t paying for things you don’t need. We want to make our package work for you, not the other way around!

  47. Leslie C
     

    Relax!!

  48. Michele
     

    Relax, unwind, and enjoy the spa

  49. CindyB
     

    I’m ready to go NOW!

  50. NBH
     

    What a great idea for corporate travel! Will definitely look at this more for our upcoming off-site retreat.

  51. Amy
     

    Always like to hear new ideas!

  52. Adrienne
     

    Beautiful!

  53. Robin J
     

    Definitely on my short list for locations!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      YAY!! Let us know what we can do to help the next time you’re on the hunt for a great location! We’re here to help!

  54. Denise Labrado
     

    I would love to win this Resort Getaway raffle! It looks amazing!

  55. Tujuana Britton
     

    A weekend stay to just relax – sounds WONDERFUL

  56. Haley Maduff
     

    Every Office Ninja deserves some R&R. This is amazing!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      That’s the TRUTH!

      We’re so excited to be participating. Wish we could give EVERY ninja the R&R they deserve!

  57. Anna Meneguite
     

    Happy Admin week everyone!

  58. Jennifer Dinis
     

    Beautiful place. Would love to visit.

  59. Angenee
     

    omg take me awayyyy

  60. Danielle Cogan Geaney
     

    What would you most like to do on a dream weekend getaway? Not look at email :-)

  61. Kate L
     

    Dream weekend getaway will include beach time, spa time, me time and wine time!

  62. Barbara C. Espinoza
     

    Love all the locations!

  63. Ashley Goldsmith
     

    I would take some me time – read a book, relax and put my feet up and soak in the sun.

  64. Melissa Inman
     

    Rest & Relaxation! Sounds divine!

  65. Keisha Taylor
     

    I’d finally take some much-deserved “me time” to rest, relax and experience the beautiful atmosphere around me!

  66. Bobbie
     

    Put my feet up and warm up in the sunshine. They are going on my list of possibilities when I travel that direction.

  67. Kris Wade
     

    Would love to experience something like this first-hand! AND then come back and share with the team all the possibilities :)

  68. Debra Hofland
     

    I’ve been to a lot of beautiful places but these photos make me think I NEED TO GO HERE, TOO!

  69. CD
     

    Beautiful venue!

  70. Nicki
     

    Would love to cruise on up to Santa Cruz! Looks amazing.

  71. Magdalie
     

    Don’t think ever stayed in a Benchmark Resort but this looks like an absolutely fantastic introduction to the brand!

  72. Andrea Spencer
     

    This looks like a great location for a Strategic Planning meeting. It has the right balance of fun intertwined with a casual working atmosphere. The setting appears very relaxing but also intimate enough for meaningful collaboration and brainstorming.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      That’s us! Fun, casual, relaxed and intimate!

  73. Rei
     

    Very exciting that this is something being offered to us Admins!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Team Chami <3s this incredible admin community!!

  74. Ali
     

    Beautiful location!

  75. Kathy Fry
     

    This would be a super getaway!

  76. Lori Daveggio
     

    Santa Cruz is so beautiful!!

  77. Sol
     

    Looks beautiful and wonderful to enjoy and relax!

  78. Frankie Martinez
     

    I could use a getaway. Even for 1 night!

  79. Anthony S.
     

    Santa Cruz is so cool. I love the boardwalk.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Yes! The Boardwalk is such a blast! Have you checked out the summer concert schedule yet? They just posted it a few weeks ago!

  80. Clarissa Angel
     

    This would be amazing!! Good luck my fellow Admins!!

  81. Andrea Stasio
     

    The all-inclusive option is absolutely an awesome offering

  82. gc
     

    Sweet!

  83. Kathleen Cassidy
     

    Best raffle ever!

  84. Kim
     

    All of these locations look beautiful! Just the thing for Administrative Professionals Day!!! A girl can dream, right?

  85. Cheryl Taylor
     

    This visit would serve a double purpose for me: (1) serve as a site visit for future senior leadership off-sites; and (2) afford me an opportunity to experience the type of getaway I coordinate for many others. Thanks for this amazing offer!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Fingers crossed for you Cheryl. I know the Chaminade team would love to have you visit!

  86. Chandra M
     

    Dream weekend getaway? Sit by the pool slathered in Sunblock, drinking a margarita, reading a book next to the love of my life (of course my husband)…

  87. Nakia Laushaul
     

    I would breathe. I’ve been holding my breath for the last two years.

  88. Pamela Hendrix
     

    Adding this to my bucket list!

  89. Amber Surber
     

    I would love to explore outside…. and maybe sleep in if I’m lucky :)

  90. Sharryl Headrick
     

    Swimming is my thing……I’d swim and swim and swim!!!

  91. Zara
     

    This is exciting! Can’t wait to share.

  92. Sadie
     

    What a nice treat! Good luck, team!

  93. Anita Maasen
     

    Seriously, it sounds like we could all use a little time away from technology and the demands that we deal with on a daily basis. There is goodness in having a solid change to reset and recharge.

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Absolutely, Anita! Recharging is SO important ⚡️Hoping you get some time for yourself this Admin Week!

  94. Barb Vandenberg
     

    Would love an opportunity to check this place out!

  95. Karen D Meyer
     

    Hike and relax – enjoying the natural rhythm of nature and the ocean! What a great getaway place so close to the Bay Area for corporate retreats and meetings!

  96. jessica
     

    Best of luck to all! Would love a getaway with my bf!

  97. Courtney
     

    Looks wonderful

  98. ValerieC
     

    Wonderful program the promotes great products such as Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, but most important, promoting Administrative Assistants.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      We <3 admins! The work you do each and every day is AMAZING!

  99. Zorina Mercado
     

    Needing a real good vacation! This is awesome…

  100. Christine Hodgson
     

    What a beautiful property!

  101. Janice Filbin
     

    What a dream to be able to relax and unwind here.

  102. Debbie Orens
     

    I would love to use this property for my next Executive Team QBR!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Let us know how the Chami team can help Debbie! Would love to make you look like a super star and create the best QBR for you yet!

  103. Ana Weddall
     

    Looks like an amazing resort. Would love to check it out.

  104. Rachel DeGaetano
     

    What a fun week and an awesome Raffle idea! Thanks to all the planners :)

  105. Debbi Tank
     

    I would love to book a retreat at one!

  106. Monica Calzada
     

    This looks great!

  107. Donna
     

    That is just wonderful! Thanks to the team for going all out.

  108. JAM
     

    Love adventure and then relaxing!

  109. Lisa
     

    Any one of these getaways would be a dream come true! I haven’t been on a vacation since 2009 and being a single parent with a son in college, I don’t see one in my near feature!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Fingers crossed for you Lisa! Would love to get you the pampering you deserve.

  110. Jennifer Anderson
     

    I love how you guys incorporate appreciation with getting the word out about these products. I’ve been an EA for 30 years and am so happy to see that administrative professionals are being recognized for their contributions and of course, their buying power. Thank you for shining the light on us!!!!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Right?! This is exactly why we love OfficeNinjas. We are so excited that they give us the chance to participate in bringing you all the recognition that you deserve!

  111. JoAnn Hill
     

    Looks fantastic! maybe a long weekend this summer!

  112. Valerie S.
     

    What would I most like to do on a dream weekend getaway? Relax poolside, schedule some spa time, and eat amazing food :)

  113. T. Nicole
     

    Is this an adult only resort? Please say yes, so I’m required to leave my two year old at home with Dada or Grandma. LOL

  114. Alison Januzelli
     

    WOW! What an amazing place!

  115. Anna Ali
     

    What would I most like to do on a dream weekend getaway? Literally nothing! I’ve never had a vacation where we spent time just lounging :)

  116. Victoria Coronado
     

    I love learning about new places to recommend to my executives! It would be even better to experience it first-hand myself :)

  117. Vaughn-Shane
     

    See, these are the little (BIG) things that make ninja-ing totally okay at the end of the day. Where’s the closest zip-line…?

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      We’re so stoked to hear the love. Because you guys all deserve this kind of appreciation!

      If you’re a zip-line lover like I am – check out Mount Herman Adventures. 15 minutes from Chaminade and SO MUCH FUN. Also, Chaminade has a super fun ropes course onsite. Sans zip-line but all of the other adventurous fun!

  118. Kirbi
     

    What an ideal location! Close enough to SF, yet far enough to feel like a getaway!

  119. Phiandra Peck
     

    My dream weekend getaway would include an ocean view, hiking, swimming, time to read, shop, and people watching. Thank you for being an APW sponsor.

  120. Shelia Jernigan
     

    This would be great relaxation

  121. Jackie Parr
     

    Looks like such a great place!

  122. Nadirah
     

    Looking amazing!

  123. sarahb
     

    If only my non profit had more $$$!!!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Don’t let $$ stand in your way! If your team is flexible with offsite dates we can always try to make something work. Team Chaminade has a number of non-profits that they work with each year!

  124. Bianca Flores
     

    Relax, bring my paints and easel and some wine!

  125. Pam Stone
     

    I’ve heard such great things about the Chaminade! I would love to check it out!

  126. Janelle Cook
     

    OMG. They are all BEAUTIFUL

  127. Alexis Terrill
     

    Would love it! Sounds amazing, keeping this in the books :)

  128. Jessie Padilla
     

    WOW! this looks amazing!!! – So exciting.

  129. Ferlin B.
     

    The resort looks amazing! I would love to just relax and enjoy the view.

  130. Jessica Ahlers
     

    Looks awesome! I would not want to answer work emails :)

  131. Sue C.
     

    All inclusive in Santa Cruz???? Sun, wine, surf, wine, beautiful views… WINE… that just sounds too good to be true!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      You’ve got to try the Alfaro Pinot Noir that’s always available onsite. Delish!

  132. ChrissyB
     

    A trip to California and Santa Cruz sounds great!

  133. Heidi Pryor
     

    I would LOVE to have some down time with sun and a good book!

  134. Janet Sorrentino
     

    Looks relaxing

  135. Michelle H
     

    A relaxing stay in Santa Cruz would be a wonderful refresher!

  136. Joanne Calegari
     

    It looks like a wonderful site to rest and relax!

  137. Tonya Stephens
     

    Charminade Resort & Spa looks like a little piece of Heaven!! That Chillaxin Master 3 day getaway has my name written all over it 🤗❤️

  138. Vincent Parisi
     

    Definitely putting this one in my pocket for the next team outing/offsite meeting.

  139. Lori Harris
     

    Ohh how pretty. A real vacation wish with no laptop or cell.

  140. Victoria
     

    On a getaway, I would mostly like to relax and enjoy the fresh outside atmosphere.

  141. Cindy McGinley
     

    I’m already packing my bags. ;)

  142. Brittanee Bryant
     

    I love the all inclusive concept!

  143. Jere Gabriel
     

    Would love to visit and recommend to my bosses for their retreats!

  144. Heather Wolfgram
     

    This looks like the perfect relaxing getaway! Much needed.

  145. Aimee McGlinchey
     

    Great option for future events… thanks for sharing!

  146. Jenna Rall
     

    How awesome would this be?

  147. Kari Alway
     

    Love that it is all inclusive.

  148. Casey
     

    I would be so shocked to have a weekend away, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself! Explore and relax would be high on my list.

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Fingers crossed you get the opportunity to do just that, Casey! 🎉

  149. TL
     

    This looks beautiful and like a perfect place to get away and relax.

  150. Nancy Torres
     

    Looks so cozy! <3

  151. Kathy Zarr
     

    I would like to do a easy hike, zip lining – try new things.

  152. Trevejah Jones
     

    This would be a great couples get away or staycation for a long weekend! I hope this is in my future it looks beautiful

  153. katie lee
     

    would be such a great place to have a team outing!

  154. Becky Miller
     

    Gorgeous property! I will keep it in mind for future travel.

  155. Dana L
     

    Would love to check it out and be able to recommend to others . . . love that it’s all-inclusive!

  156. Ali S
     

    These properties look amazing!

  157. Kayla
     

    This would be amazing.

  158. Alison Beruta
     

    Find a good book to get lost in and enjoy a nice escape from my kiddos!

  159. Kiera
     

    This resort looks amazing! Will be adding to my travel list!

  160. RaeDyne
     

    I haven’t used Benchmark in the past but look forward to trying to use them in my exec’s future travels!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Thank you RaeDyne! We’d love to work with you!

  161. Sarah J.
     

    Beautiful! Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places.

  162. Kelly
     

    Mother & daughter weekend.

  163. Silicia
     

    Love water front vacation.

  164. Emilie Griffin
     

    Santa Cruz is such a beautiful place, and I would love to check out these resorts!

  165. Karen O'Neill
     

    Cannot wait to relax and unwind at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels!

  166. Debbie
     

    Pick me. Please!

  167. Dora
     

    A much needed getaway for me and my coworker EA! :-) Who wouldn’t want to be on top of a mountain sipping some wine and getting massages?!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      All day, everyday! Wine and massages. We love the way you think!

  168. Sarah D.
     

    Looks beautiful! Yes please!

  169. Leila Shooshani
     

    love the all-inclusive pricing

  170. Michele T.
     

    I would love a few days in beautiful Santa Cruz! I’ve never been to California despite living on the West Coast for several years.

  171. Jasmine Punzalan Zmich
     

    Sounds great and looks relaxing

  172. D Wright
     

    Looks like a beautiful place and I am in dire need of a vacation!

  173. Jessy
     

    This working mama could use a getaway!

  174. Jeana Brand
     

    Beautiful resort! Just the kind of place I’d like to be to relax, do a little walking, and eat, drink, and shop. Not necessarily in that order!

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Those things really work in any order 😂 Happy Admin Week, Jeana!

  175. Karin M
     

    What a beautiful venue

  176. Kyra
     

    Such a great idea!

  177. Kristen C
     

    I would relax, relax, relax! Preferably under the sun and next to water :)

  178. Karina
     

    Looks amazing!

  179. Gina Worrall
     

    Adding to the Maybe Someday file.

  180. Helena Chevalier-Stehlik
     

    I’ve toured this hotel and it’s in a perfect location to host a meeting or plan an offsite meeting for one of your teams.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Thanks for the love Helena! We hope you’ll be back soon!

  181. Stacey A.
     

    This looks amazing! What every Ninja needs! Pick me!

  182. Michellevera Yumul
     

    I love Santa Cruz! I’ve never heard of Benchmark Resort & Hotels. It would be great to check it out.

  183. Meg Maurer
     

    Woot! Excited to see everyone tomorrow!

  184. Chrystell Lemke
     

    I honestly would soak up some sun, take a nap and lay by the pool maybe even read a book!

  185. Susan M
     

    Looks relaxing.

  186. Tamiesha Stevens
     

    A vacation sounds fantastic right now!!!

  187. Jennifer
     

    Adding this to my list

  188. Nicole P
     

    What a treat this would be!!

  189. Kristina Conaway
     

    I would LOVE to ejoy a getaway at Chaminade. I would definitely book a brunch at the Sunset restaurant, head into Capitola to do a bit of shopping and have a cup of coffee. A visit to the spa is a must-do as well :)

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Brunch, facial and shopping – YES! Can we join you? ;)

  190. Donna B. Thompson
     

    What a great way to relax

  191. Tiffany Grota
     

    Yes Please!

  192. Alex B
     

    I need a vacation…

  193. Cheryl Alvis
     

    This is an amazing option and I would love to partake!

  194. Kathy Mueller
     

    I would love to take just one or two or… trips to Ashby Confections!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      ASHBY! <3 that you know one of our fave local ladies! The tortoises….YUM

  195. Tracy C.
     

    This looks like a very nice resort.

  196. Shannon Schraa
     

    How amazing does this getaway look!?

  197. Amanda
     

    Beautiful!

  198. Tanya F.
     

    Wonderful! I will share this with my team. Can’t wait!

  199. Yasmin
     

    Relax and enjoy the nature!

  200. A Brady
     

    This is such a great venue! I love getting to Santa Cruz for events.

  201. Amber B
     

    This is such a great venue! I love getting to Santa Cruz for events.

  202. Yvonne Torres
     

    Nothing like being by the ocean…

  203. Helena M
     

    This is a hot area for meeting space these days. Would love to take a tour while I am there and check out the meeting space for future events!

  204. MichelleM
     

    I would love to sit outside and enjoy catching up on some reading!

  205. Alicesun
     

    I love to give my team different options!

  206. Shelly Doine
     

    Love exploring new places, then sending my team for offsites or conferences

  207. Renee
     

    Looks amazing!

  208. Crystal Hansen
     

    Awesome! I am already checking out the Benchmark site for executive retreat ideas! (And personal vacay ;)

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      So great! Be sure to check out Lake Arrowhead Resort in SoCal. One of my favorites!

  209. Miriam
     

    Such a gorgeous place! I’d love to go here and unwind. Thanks Office Ninjas!

  210. Jessica
     

    Could really us this!!

  211. Laurie
     

    CA trip would be a first!

  212. Melissa B
     

    Love It!! Looks like an amazing place to relax!!

  213. Myka Williams
     

    I love Chaminade. I’ve only had a chance to attend a team event there but would love to stay overnight!

  214. Susan Melton
     

    NO – THING

  215. Tara Barnes
     

    As a working mom of two young kids, I would SLEEP, fuel my body with healthy food, exercise and meditate.

  216. Angela W.
     

    Amazing!

  217. Nicole Valk
     

    I would RELAX! Enjoy some time at the beach and enjoy the yummy food that Santa Cruz has to offer! A girl can only dream!

  218. Sherry Hogelucht
     

    I love the “All Inclusive” options. Thank you Benchmark for offering this great Raffle! —-Sherry

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      We’re so excited to be participating!

  219. Jeteca
     

    Beautiful! I need this! :)

  220. Lee S
     

    Very interested to learn more about this group. Seems to be worth a look for our quarterly and annual offsites.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Lee S let me know how I can help! Here to be a helpful resource for you!

  221. Wendy J Forbes
     

    Santa Cruz is a wonderful destination to get away. I have heard nothing but good things about this resort.

  222. Leslie Ulwelling
     

    Looks amazing! I could use that right about now

  223. Tiffany Q.
     

    What a beautiful property and location! Looks perfect for either a relaxing weekend or hosting an event.

  224. Regina Sanchez
     

    What a beautiful place!

  225. Lindsey Turner
     

    I love that they have all-inclusive options. I would spend a weekend by the pool reading a good book. Some unwind time is much needed.

  226. Rebecca Schwant
     

    Stunning beauty all around! Oh, to be pampered, instead of doing the pampering!

  227. Jeannie S.
     

    Santa Cruz, a view with a beach, and some R&R and what a perfect place for business and fun !

  228. Lori H
     

    To be honest….nothing!!! Well, maybe relax, and breathe…

  229. Lacey Horton
     

    I love Santa Cruz! Can’t wait to check out a new space! ;)

  230. Jenny
     

    So awesome! I can totally see myself using this as we plan for our offsite next year!

  231. Gytahnna
     

    Wow what an amazing raffle prize! Count me in!

  232. Kathryn Flint
     

    Thank you Benchmark. I look forward to learning more.

  233. Darcy Pintado
     

    Lie by the pool, read, and sleep!

  234. Emily Tedore
     

    Thanks for the great opportunity!

  235. Monica
     

    Spa time and relaxation!

  236. Stephanie Woo
     

    This is awesome!

  237. Lisa Peicich
     

    I stayed at this property years ago. It is truly beautiful!

  238. Charmayne Druley
     

    Wow! What an amazing gift! I have never been to any resort, but have seen many photos. Such an amazing idea for a getaway. Thank you so very much for the recognition-I truly appreciate it! Good luck to everyone. (We are all winners, no matter what)

  239. Shelley Mcginn
     

    I can’t wait to check out one of these hotels!!!

  240. Joan Feifar
     

    On a getaway I’d put away my phone, leave my laptop at home and unwind with no to-do lists!

  241. Safiya Carter-Thompson
     

    I can see my self sitting fire side with a glass of wine in my hand and a look of ultimate relaxation on my face!!

  242. Zara Lozano
     

    How exciting! Admins can definitely use a vacation ;)

  243. Maddi Null
     

    Wow this resort looks amazing!! Whoever wins this giveaway is going to enjoy it so much!

  244. Kirsten
     

    Relax while being kid free!!

  245. Ethel Kruger
     

    Awesome!

  246. Tanieka Farrington
     

    This looks great!

  247. Starin Short
     

    Stunning!

  248. Kari Furse
     

    LOVE Santa Cruz!

  249. Andy
     

    turn off devices :-)

  250. Becki Bowers
     

    Seems like a great option for a company retreat.

  251. Felicia F
     

    I sure could use some rest and relaxation! Benchmark says they love to serve and I could use some serving up!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      We’re here for you!

  252. Shannon
     

    Great resort with a great view! Easy team to work with for meeting planning, too. Woo hoo!

  253. Donna Gehlken
     

    This resort is so amazing. I love Santa Cruz. My son is in college at UC Santa Cruz. It would be perfect for a visit–I could see my son and also relax at a great hotel to take in the beauty of Santa Cruz!

  254. Jo Ann Y
     

    Sip a mimosa, relax and read a professional development book and not worry about anything exploding at work for an entire day!

  255. Amy N
     

    Looks amazing; would be a great place for a retreat!

  256. Jacqueline
     

    I’ve been to holiday events at the Chaminade and am always impressed. The resort is beautiful. I would love to experience staying a night or two!

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Great to hear, Jacqueline 👏 Happy Admin Week!

  257. TS
     

    Great Fun!

  258. Audacious Admin
     

    Thank you, Benchmark!!

  259. Jolene
     

    Amazing!

  260. Robin M
     

    I would love to be able to take a trip like this – for work or play!

  261. Brieana Krueger
     

    This place looks like the perfect spot for our company offsite this year! I could use the R&R!

  262. D Strimbu
     

    I know what chain I am booking with next!!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      YAY! We’re here to make you shine!

  263. Myra
     

    Great info. Definitely gave me some ideas for future events.

  264. Sasha O
     

    It would be perfect for a staff retreat!!

  265. Krissie Bacho
     

    This resort looks amazing! How fun would it be to explore Santa Cruz and take in all that the spa has to offer!

  266. Alaina
     

    On a dream getaway, I would most like to unplug fully!

  267. Brandy
     

    Looks like a great place for an executive meeting. And it just so happens I have one coming up in July that I need to plan!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Let us know how we can help Brandy. We’d love to take care of your execs in July!

  268. Bethany
     

    The experiences sound so good, and glad to hear their is a price range of different options.

  269. Grace M. Pollert
     

    Chillin out maxing, relaxing all cool, trying not to sunburn while I read next to the pool…

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      YES!!!

  270. Nikki
     

    A weekend getaway to relax and unwind sounds like a dream! I would love to enjoy the atmosphere and quite frankly not do anything! A logistics-free trip would be a perfect vacation :)

  271. MJ K
     

    Looks fantastic!

  272. Patrick Dunne
     

    These giveaways keep getting better and better

  273. C COFFMAN
     

    RELAX AND REFOCUS – 2019 has started off with a bang… both parents passed within 45 days of each other and my husband underwent a kidney transplant a month ago.

  274. Jaclyn Smith
     

    Looks amazing

  275. AprilB
     

    I’d take in the view & relax with a good book

  276. Maureen
     

    Fabulous location and always a relaxing experience!

  277. Helen
     

    Quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle? Yes, please.

  278. L. Parris
     

    Would love to stay here!

  279. Kristin
     

    Great giveaway!

  280. marlene
     

    Love it! to get inspired and relax

  281. Rosalyn
     

    Looks like a beautiful property.

  282. Gabby S
     

    I would love to stay here!

  283. Carla H.
     

    This sounds amazing!

  284. Emily S
     

    Looks like a great place to stay to get away!

  285. Heather Fields
     

    Oooh now you have me daydreaming at work! I’d love to go so I don’t waste valuable work time in Santa Cruz dreamland ;)

  286. Cora Fowler
     

    I would love to stay here! :)

  287. Yvonne
     

    I need this one!

  288. Rebekah Marquez
     

    Beautiful!!

  289. Brooke
     

    Looks like a perfect getaway!

  290. Paula Hooper
     

    My dream weekend getaway would include poolside relaxing/networking.

  291. Lori Miller
     

    Rest and relax.

  292. Karen
     

    Sounds like a great place to take a relaxing vacation unplugged from the emails/phone calls/text messages!

  293. Renae Hardy
     

    I’m going to be at this resort for a wedding in a couple weeks. I can’t wait!

  294. Alex Byrne
     

    Great giveaway!

  295. Sounita
     

    Worked with Chaminade for a team event a couple years ago and it was an awesome experience!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Sounita! We thought working with you was awesome too! Can’t wait to have you back again soon.

  296. Leticia
     

    Chaminade Resort & Spa is amazing property. Would love to get back again.

  297. MB
     

    So smart to have an all inclusive option!

  298. Jessica Ferstand
     

    I love a getaway, and if I can learn about properties that my company may be able to film with I can cross mutiple items off my list. I love to relax, to shut off and enjoy time away from my hectic office, but I never forget who I am and what I do.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      We <3 working with film crews!

  299. Melinda Saretzky
     

    One must always make plans to getaway to reboot and refresh, even just for a night. It makes all the difference.

  300. Jennifer Banta
     

    My dream vacation would be at a pool, reading a book with no cell signal.

  301. Deborah Kirsner
     

    It looks wonderful! And I deserve a break today!

  302. Shanen Stone
     

    I would love to just disconnect and relax by a pool. Take in some local food and enjoy the moment.

  303. Tana
     

    A worry free getaway! Aah, that’s the dream!

  304. Korri
     

    My organization has held retreats at the Chaminade (before my time) and loved it! I’d like to experience the wonderful service & location that my coworkers still talk about.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Fingers crossed for you Korri! Would love to get you out to Chaminade!

  305. Joanna H.
     

    I could use a RRR moment, too much going on…I can Release, Relax and Revive my mind, body and soul!!!

  306. Terri Blackert
     

    I would enjoy a massage and then relax in the sun!

  307. Jo Sumrall
     

    Sleep and eat!

  308. Angela F
     

    This is awesome! Definitely adding it to the list.

  309. Sandy Stevens
     

    One word: All-Inclusive!! That’s amazing, and Santa Cruz is lovely this time of year. Keeping fingers crossed that I win. ;)

  310. Liz M
     

    Yes Please!!!!

  311. Nancy Gardner
     

    I would take long walks, naps, and lounge by a pool…..that would be paradise to me!

  312. Nicole Leonard
     

    On a dream weekend getaway, I want to do NOTHING!!

  313. Martha S.
     

    I would love a weekend getaway at the Chaminade!

  314. Jodi Rowlands
     

    What an amazing location to reflect and rejuvenate!

  315. Kristen Wilkie
     

    Enjoy some sunshine after a long cold winter and spring

  316. Cheryl Briscoe
     

    The perfect environment to relax and enjoy the beauty of mother nature at it’s finest. At the same time, participate in some awesome outdoor opportunities that push and challenge the limitations we often times set for ourselves. This trip would create balance where needed in my world!

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Sounds like a plan, Cheryl! Fingers crossed for you 🤞

  317. Judith
     

    This sounds wonderful! Who wouldn’t want time to learn in, relax in and just enjoy a place like this!

  318. Sonya
     

    I love AIs …relaxing and wildly entertaining!

  319. Austin Baker
     

    I am ready for a getaway! Would love to do some filming and marketing to promote their brand if I win!

  320. Kerri Fagan
     

    Love this! Putting it on our list for retreat ideas now

  321. Nancy Avalos
     

    Love love love! Sharing with our EA team and execs.

  322. Shannon Carroll
     

    Would love to relax here!!!

  323. Erica Christianson
     

    Beautiful- it’s on my list!

  324. Josh Thomas
     

    Looks like an amazing location and experience for our next leadership retreat.

  325. Suzanne D
     

    Awesome prize!

  326. Sandy K
     

    This sounds like an amazing getaway!

  327. Ivona
     

    Benchmark is a great company – one of my favorite bosses of all times works for them now and they are a great supporter of the EA community.
    I am staying at their San Antonio Riverwalk property in September and am looking forward to experiencing their hospitality.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Thanks for the love Ivona! So jealous that you’ll be out at Hotel Contessa soon. Such a great spot! Let’s connect so I can make sure the team knows when you’re coming!

  328. Kay Ray
     

    Some of my stress was relieved just reading this! Yes, I would love to win this raffle and then bring back my amazing experience as a possible meeting place for future events.

  329. Josie Gonzalez
     

    You guys rock when it come to appreciating us!! This would be a well deserved getaway for one of these NINJAS.

  330. Jess H
     

    What an amazing place!

  331. Melissa Whitacre
     

    Yeeeees Please! This sounds so amazing.

  332. Tari
     

    Sounds like something I personally need right now!!

  333. Melissa C
     

    Looks so beautiful!

  334. Debra Coleman
     

    so cool! this is why ON rocks! you make admin pro week truly something to smile about. TY!

  335. Bilma
     

    This is awesome.

  336. Tarah
     

    Wow! Looks gorgeous!

  337. RONDA VANSTEMPVOORT
     

    Relax

  338. Laura D
     

    Beautiful!

  339. Cecilia
     

    Italy!!! (Again.)

  340. Adrian Jauregui
     

    In a dream getaway I would like to forget about my life at home for a bit and just enjoy the moment.

  341. Anne-Marie Held
     

    Great timing! I’ve been looking for an offsite location for our summer Sales Meeting

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      We’re here to help! Excited to chat summer, sales and fun with you!

  342. Melanie M.
     

    I would love to get away to one of the beach destinations, sit in a chair all day with a drink, and just take a nap!

  343. Sheri Kelley
     

    Pick me, pick me!!

    1. Colleen Morrison
       

      I would give a lot for a few days of just relaxing by the ocean.

  344. Theresa
     

    I would love to take a vacation and relax, eat some amazing food, dance, and enjoy time with my favorite guy.

  345. Sharon Taylor
     

    What a beautiful and memorable venue. Oh, what memories I could make relaxing and rejuvenating here.

  346. Julie A Bock
     

    Would love to do a food experience in a location I have never been.

  347. Michelle
     

    Yes, please! I would love a vacation!

  348. Gina Lewis
     

    Looks and sounds awesome!

  349. Gina Lewis
     

    Love this idea, can’t wait to try it out.

  350. Donna
     

    This looks like an amazing place to relax and do things I would not normally do. It looks like a great place for team building.

  351. Barrett Shaw
     

    I would unplug and take time to relax and enjoy solitude.

  352. Kay Dority
     

    relax! take in some sights.

  353. monica m
     

    Great locations!

  354. Donna
     

    This would be an amazing time to relax and also do something fun that I normally would not get to do.

  355. Elizabeth Allen
     

    Looking forward to winning an awesome hotel stay!!!

  356. Stacy Nisthal
     

    Ready for some R&R !

  357. Cheryl Burns
     

    This is such an awesome trip package! I am grateful that there are so many companies out there that are willing to donate such awesome prizes for Admin Week.

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      We <3 admins!

  358. Laura
     

    Time to relax!

  359. Laura Snyder
     

    What beautiful views! I want to be there!

  360. Cindy
     

    A dream weekend getaway would include, a quiet place to sit back relax and watch the sun come up over the water.

  361. Debbie Slocum
     

    Excited to join office ninjas!😊

  362. Kathy Kubik
     

    I hadn’t heard of this property company, I’m adding it to my list when I search properties for our quarterly Sr. Leadership offsite meetings. Thank you!

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      Awesome! We’re here to make offsite planning easy for you!

  363. Erin Schuster
     

    Great locations corporate incentive travel!

  364. Claire Wichelmann
     

    I would just relax.

  365. Cheri
     

    Looks like great venues. It would be a fun place for a family to unwind and relax as well.

  366. Laura Binversie
     

    Looks wonderful! Fingers crossed and good luck to all!

  367. Staci G
     

    Amazing Property!

  368. Teri Clanton
     

    I’d spend time on the patio relaxing and exploring the area since I’ve never been to CA.

  369. Lesa Redfield
     

    What a beautiful place to relax.

  370. Megan Cowher
     

    Looks beautiful!! Fingers crossed!

  371. Brenda Lepinski
     

    I want to sit back and relax with a nice massage.

  372. Erin Schuster
     

    Looks fantastic!

  373. Julie
     

    Great idea for an offsite

  374. Trish
     

    What a wonderful venue!

  375. Samantha Tanner
     

    I would most like to relax and enjoy not being at the office!

  376. Kris Leibrand
     

    Thanks for sharing the information!

  377. Angela Harris
     

    Oh how wonderful this would be!

  378. Auriel
     

    Looks like a dream!

  379. Michelle Lacey
     

    I would love to sleep in and then explore the area.

  380. Stefanie Biaggi
     

    Always looking for new resources for corporate travel. This is great! Thank you!

  381. Marieebee
     

    I don’t think there is a place close to me but it will give me a reason to take a trip!

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      Marieebee let us know where you’re located. We can keep you updated on new properties as they come up! We’ve added 5 new locations in the last 3 months and are always adding to the portfolio.

  382. Jennifer Newman
     

    So awesome! Has my wheels turning for our annual retreat!

  383. Cynthia Whitley
     

    Turtle Bay in Oahu! Just chillin by the water, drink in hand and the whole week ahead of me of doing nothing!

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      🐢🌊❤️

  384. Jackie
     

    Amazing!

  385. Sandra Schrawder
     

    It’s always good to learn about new places to hold meetings where the staff is helpful and the atmosphere is relaxing.

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      A great place for you AND your team 😍 Happy Admin Week, Sandra!

  386. Leslee Bachus
     

    You had me at “all inclusive”

  387. Jill Alexander
     

    Peace and quiet with nature!

  388. Corliss
     

    Would love to get my company to travel to a destination company offsite!

  389. Christine
     

    this place looks like heaven on earth!

  390. Lisa m
     

    This looks so relaxing! Exactly what I need right now 😊

  391. Tran Huynh
     

    Looking forward to just relaxing.

  392. Cassaundra Walker
     

    The resort is beautiful!

  393. Cathy Pikes
     

    Sounds fun and relaxing…

  394. Jessie Williams
     

    I would want to spend some quality time with my husband, relax, and spend some time out doors!

  395. Minerva Ontiveros
     

    Wonderful place for team building! Will share

  396. Carol
     

    Looks beautiful. Would enjoy the relaxation and getting outside.

  397. Shirley Pennywell
     

    Not only is it a beautiful getaway. I’ve held successful team offsites there years ago with very large groups. The meeting rooms, accommodations, and meal plans were wonderful and coordination was easy.

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      Thanks for the love Shirley! We hope to get to host you again soon!

  398. Caryn Sucharski
     

    Loved reading all about the Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. The Chaminade Resort looks like an incredible place to recharge and rejuvenate. Would love to be able to unwind mentally and physically for a bit from a huge amount of stress that I have right now. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this raffle!

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Thank YOU for every thing you do, Caryn! Fingers crossed for you 🤞

  399. Amber M.
     

    This looks like a perfect weekend getaway!

  400. Linda Jolly
     

    Looks and sounds wonderful. Would love to give it a try.

  401. Gina Van Dusen
     

    very nice

  402. Jenny
     

    Looks beautiful & I would love to stay here!

  403. Col
     

    Looks amazing!

  404. Alexandra Brena
     

    This looks amazing!

  405. Kim Rociola
     

    RELAX!!

  406. Angie J. C.
     

    What an amazing venue and location!

  407. Jennifer Wisniewski
     

    The views look amazing. How peaceful!

  408. Claire R.
     

    Beautiful accommodations!

  409. Ashley Van Houten
     

    Relax!

  410. Olivia Lehman
     

    Great idea for company travel!

  411. Mary G
     

    Looks Great!

  412. Meg Cooney
     

    I think I can hear the collective gasp at how beautiful the resort in Santa Cruz is!

  413. Maegon F
     

    What an awesome idea! Already told my boss about it and it’s going on our company dream board.

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      We can’t wait to make that dream come true!!!

  414. Jeri Smith
     

    This has been on my travel “wish list” for years!

  415. Ashly Roush
     

    I would like to enjoy a vacation instead of working during it plus since we are about to have a baby it might be a nice babymoon.

  416. Jeri Smith
     

    This has been on my “want to visit” list for years!

  417. Kaytlin Hemmert
     

    Never been to Santa Cruz, this resort look beautiful. Seems like a perfect way to unplug from work and recharge. I couldn’t think of a better way to relax. After a lovely vacation getting back to work will be wonderful. you’ll have a clear mind to and a clear look on your upcoming work.

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      It’s amazing what a little break can do! Thanks for being a part of our community, Kaytlin!

  418. Kristin Mars
     

    Chaminade looks amazing – what a fantastic prize!

  419. Cindy Beauchamp
     

    Very nice venue. Glad to have learned about them through ON! I’m always looking for somewhere new to host my team.

  420. Doris Moroskie-Blewitt
     

    Sounds like a great place to get away and rejuvenate!

  421. Lori
     

    I’d like to rest and relax!

  422. Amanda
     

    All inclusive is an awesome idea!!

  423. Marion Rosita
     

    Beautiful place. Great idea for travel.

  424. Irene Dillon
     

    I love to relax, not look at the calendar or plan anything, Just enjoy my surroundings.

  425. Amanda White
     

    All inclusive stays is a great idea!!

  426. Sel
     

    Santa Cruz sounds perfect to me!

  427. Sonja
     

    This would be a wonderful trip and R & R is always good to break up the routine.

  428. Rachel Jacobson
     

    Okay, it’s super cool she has a side hustle as a baker, like me! Woot woot!

  429. Ronna M
     

    Love it!

  430. CC
     

    Relax with the fam!

  431. Tracey Dillon
     

    Looks absolutely amazing! Thank you Benchmark Resorts & Hotels for getaway.

  432. Katherine Cochran
     

    Pick me!! This looks amazing. I love Officeninjas

  433. Claudia L.
     

    Beautiful property!

  434. Kristen Boston
     

    Chaminade, Santa Cruz looks like a relaxing retreat! I look forward to a visit!

  435. Laura Swallows
     

    SPA DAY!

  436. Teena Singley
     

    Pick me, pick me! I would LOVE to experience Benchmark in Santa Cruz, CA!!

  437. jfpeters
     

    What a great concept of locations based on the type of experience the customer desires!

  438. Marilyn
     

    What a great way to unplug!

  439. Amy A.
     

    Looks incredible!

  440. Robin Fisher
     

    River rafting sounds amazing but just a get away in general–count me in!

  441. Jennifer B.
     

    Sounds amazing and relaxing.

  442. Jessica Dore
     

    Love that Office Ninja does these giveaways. This one looks amazing!!

  443. Dezilou0619
     

    That abaccus bed is awesome… I am “a Baccus” you know. LOL!! Best of Luck to all of those who enter. What a fun prize!

  444. Melissa L.
     

    This looks like an amazing getaway to spend with my husband. :)

  445. Sheri DiMaggio
     

    Can you say retreat? Refresh, yes! I love that it’s all inclusive too!

  446. Tiffany M.
     

    Sounds Amazing!

  447. Nicole K.
     

    I would love to just unplug and relax with some serious me time. Working full time, and being a single mom sometimes I forget to take care of myself. Or even more honestly I don’t because I am so busy putting my son first or peoples needs at work I put myself to the back.

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      It’s a problem with you Ninjas — you think of yourself last. Hoping you can find some time for yourself this week, Nicole 💛 You deserve it!

  448. May
     

    Always up for a new place for teambuilding events

  449. Ann Wehrlie
     

    Sounds incredible! I have a group to recommend this space to for a biannual retreat.

  450. Mindy Beard
     

    I would love to go see my Grandkids and then relax as I have been working on home construction.

  451. Deborah Adelman
     

    A getaway, a spa, sunny California. Win3 Sounds wonderful!

  452. Rachel Jacobson
     

    The Meditation Nook is an interesting add-on to the suites. I’d love to use that!

  453. Doris Moroskie-Blewitt
     

    I can’t think of a better way to celebrate APW!

  454. AH
     

    How pretty! Looks like a great place to build a team.

  455. J. Witthuhn
     

    Looks like the perfect way to recharge one’s batteries. :) The rooms look fantastic! Great idea to have an all inclusive package for a meeting. Makes the planning very simple.

  456. GraceC
     

    Looks amazing! Would love to explore somewhere new!

  457. Lindsay Zhang
     

    Ahhhh we’re planning FOUR major fundraising events right now and I could use a break!

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      Whew! You DO deserve a break! We’re rooting for you and hope the fundraisers bring in more $$ than ever before!

  458. Courtney
     

    Oh wow! I’d get in a lot of relaxation…but I also would need to check out the craft beer, and go on a hike!!

  459. Alison A.
     

    So great to know more about this and the services that are offered! Will definitely be reaching out!

  460. Tawny Moore
     

    Sounds like a great place to stay!

  461. Jamie Buller
     

    I would love to sit back with a book and relax. Breathe!

  462. Rachel S
     

    A dream weekend getaway would land me someplace warm and sunny…perfect for being outdoors and exploring!

  463. Karen Moyer
     

    Great article, nice place would like to visit

  464. Stacey Roberts, CAP
     

    This looks beautiful. I wish I could convince our Exec Team to take a little team building retreat here!

  465. Jilenez
     

    Sounds amazing!

  466. Sherri
     

    Terrific resort for an offsite. Love Chaminade! Great location and beautiful property.

  467. Xia Luu
     

    Definitely relax and recharge!

  468. Sherri
     

    Love Chaminade! Great location and beautiful property.

  469. Stephanie Nance
     

    Most excellent!

  470. Kristen
     

    I just want to recharge! :)

  471. Stacy Flaherty
     

    Never enough “me” time. This would be heavenly!

  472. Theresa
     

    Looks relaxing!

  473. Cynthia B
     

    So would use this to come to Admingling next year!

  474. Rhonda Ostwald
     

    Besides chilling, I would love to explore the area and possibly determine if it’s a viable location to bring our board of directors’ meeting.

  475. Aubrey K
     

    Beautiful resorts – good to know there is a location near Chicago!

    1. Brynn Kessler
       

      Eaglewood is so great! Night golf, bowling onsite…and the food….!!!!! SO good!

  476. Brittany Hablitzel
     

    Awesome!

  477. Janie Eller
     

    I would most like most to practice a little R&R that everyone talks about. :-) As ninja’s ourselves that’s difficult to do, even though we highly suggest it to others. :-)

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      Yes – it’s YOUR turn. Fingers crossed for you Janie!

  478. Priscilla
     

    Relax, unwind, and enjoy the scenery!

  479. Bobbi-Anne Lombardo
     

    Love that this is not only perfect for a personal getaway but great for team building events and corporate groups too.

  480. Caroline O
     

    These sound fantastic! What a great concept!

  481. Priscilla
     

    Relax, unwind, and enjoy the scenery

  482. bcWRE
     

    Will be passing along!

  483. Heather B.
     

    Putting this resort on the short list! Sounds amazing!

  484. Stacey Paget
     

    It’s always nice to find new properties to hold our meetings!

  485. Tina Wheeler
     

    Seriously – how cool is that bed? Thanks for the giveaway, Benchmark!

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      Right?! It helps with counting sheep ;)

  486. m
     

    ack! sign me up!

  487. Cortney P
     

    Looks beautiful!

  488. V Moore
     

    Something to actually make me take a vacation! Sign me up!

  489. Sara Cass
     

    I’m in! :)

  490. Kay Nicholson
     

    Amazing idea for next team outing. Love the idea of ALL inclusive. I can’t wait to plan our next team event. I will definitely be saving this one in the EA Book of Knowledge.

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      This EA Book of Knowledge sounds SOOO valuable! What other nuggets do you keep in there? ;)

  491. Jennifer Glass
     

    Looks dreamy!

  492. Alice S
     

    Love the all-inclusive pricing for conferences. Makes it so much easier!

  493. Pearl Taylor
     

    Looks like a great place to read a good book and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

  494. Brittany Ballard
     

    Not only would it be a relaxing trip, but I’d get the rare chance to visit with my best friend who lives just outside of Santa Cruz! Talk about a refresh from work!

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Fingers crossed for you, Brittany!

  495. Shelley Rappè
     

    3-nights in Chaminade? When do I leave?

  496. Stephanie
     

    I absolutely need this in my life!

  497. AmyBH
     

    Looks absolutely amazing. Would be perfect for my upcoming wedding anniversary. I’d probably spend a whole day just exploring the resort!

  498. debbie
     

    This fun and wonderful

  499. Tiffany Harris
     

    I would love to have some time with my hubby without the kids. We could use a reconnect and today is our 14th wedding anniversary.

  500. Jenna Killion
     

    relax in paradise

  501. Amethyst
     

    3-nights in Chaminade? That will be heaven! The breeze, deers, the hikes and the landscape scenery! Precious!

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      The deer! Part of the Chaminade family :)

  502. Michelle Goraj
     

    Would love this to rest, renew and restore my spirit.

  503. Mysti Nundahl
     

    Sleep! Uninterrupted, peaceful sleep…followed by some adult beverages soaking up the sun possibly a swim!

  504. Katharyn Brown
     

    What a great idea for a corporate retreat!

  505. Lynn
     

    Oh to relax … what a lovely thought! I’m in!

  506. Jamie L
     

    The Meditation Nook on the suites is such a great idea!

  507. Shari Rector
     

    What a beautiful resort! I would love to stay here.

  508. Melanie B
     

    R&R is always good: Rest & Re-Charge!

  509. Vernette
     

    I love the idea that cater to what is around the local area. My sister and I always take a yearly vacation, might be checking this resort out. Looks amazing.

  510. Colleen Mck
     

    What a great location for an executive retreat. I’ll have to do a site visit!

  511. Colleen Delcamp
     

    I would like to relax, soak up some sun and have a spa treatment.

  512. Rose
     

    Enjoy myself and relax.

  513. Jenelle Rosine
     

    What an awesome Administrative Assistant Week prize!

  514. Elizabeth Mersereau
     

    I would love to reconnect with myself with much needed self-care. It looks like a great place to have mini-adventures and to forget about the stresses of work!

  515. Kennedy
     

    Love this!

  516. Nancy
     

    Looks amazing!

  517. Veronica
     

    Great idea of having these hotels in places where folks can do activities and it being all inclusive. Would be a great place for a team building event.

  518. Brittnie W
     

    I would love to just sit back, relax, and rest! It would be so blissful! :)

  519. Bonnie
     

    An opportunity to escape and relax!

  520. Nancy P
     

    Sounds amazing!

  521. Cheryl Krause
     

    Happy Admin Week! This looks like a great option for corporate travel!

  522. Nicole C.
     

    Looks amazing! #goals

  523. Brittany
     

    A massage on the beach!

  524. Nicole C.
     

    Looks amazing!

  525. Kristopher Pershing
     

    I am in the Hospitality industry and this looks simply amazing!

  526. Dianne Richards
     

    This sounds like a wonderful site.
    Relaxing & peaceful, away from home & work; time to chill – just about anything about vacation is the best!

  527. Jacque Swirzinski
     

    Looks very relaxing and truly has it all!

  528. Nikki Cavender
     

    This looks like a beautiful place to get away and recharge!

  529. Roz Mason
     

    I didn’t have a getaway for my honeymoon two years ago. This would be much needed! Sounds like an awesome stay.

  530. Rhonda Kilburn
     

    I love to explore new places. We love to try new food, see museums, and just walk and explore the area.

  531. Grace Tisdale
     

    Sounds absolutely amazing!

  532. Cobina
     

    I would like to relax and take in the sites, sounds, and beauty of the resort.

  533. Angelece Cook
     

    I love to travel and this seems ideal.

  534. Lynette
     

    Love the idea of winning a relaxing stay, looks like a great place to stay!

  535. Pam K
     

    This would be so much fun!

  536. Robin Milner
     

    Relaxing! Wonderful that it is all-inclusive!

  537. Vanessa Folk
     

    Looks amazing!

  538. Rebekah Garfein
     

    The properties are all gorgeous. I would love to explore somewhere new like San Antonio, TX.

  539. Lauren Shively
     

    Would love to spend time at the Snake River location and get out of the city to relax!

  540. Rachel Smith
     

    Adding it to the Possibility File.

  541. Molly R
     

    So excited to see so many Ninjas tomorrow in SF!

    1. Brynn at Benchmark
       

      Us too!

  542. Rhonda Evans
     

    I would most like to relax, breath, and decompress – but also reflect on the blessing of being alive, as well as being able to do what I love as a career, which is Executive Administrative support.

    1. OfficeNinjas
      author

      Sounds like the perfect plan, Rhonda 💛 It’s important to reflect on what’s important. Thanks for being admazing!

  543. Jenna
     

    This would be awesome!

  544. Sabrina
     

    Thank you!

  545. Vanessa Folk
     

    I’ve always wanted to go to San Antonio…its definitely a bucket list item! And the Benchmark Resort there looks amazing!

  546. Rebecca C
     

    Cave! Beach! Zipline! Beach! Sunset & wine! Beach! :-)

  547. Jaclyn Swencki
     

    I’ll remember this option for future travel needs!

  548. Sarah Stegmiller
     

    Take me to paradise!

  549. Sally Thousand
     

    With a dream weekend getaway, I would unplug, unwind and relax. No running, no juggling, just me, a book and a pool! :)

  550. Kenya Johnson
     

    Interesting. I’ve never heard of this type of hotel service. Very nice of them to be all inclusive and to sponsor adventures activities. I love this idea. I’m all in.

  551. Andrea
     

    I’d love be to know more about the are for a get away.

  552. Olivia
     

    This girl needs a getaway!

  553. Corri Green
     

    With usually only taking time off to make sure a kid gets to the Dr., this would be a welcome break.

  554. Shameka R Forte
     

    Rejuvenate and restore balance. I’ve helped lead an organization from 2 to 16.

  555. Leisa R
     

    Relax!

  556. Patricia Tucker
     

    What a wonderful way to honor those who help others to shine in their professions

  557. Anna
     

    I would just cherish the opportunity to unplug for a bit!! I can’t imagine how nice it would be to take time just for myself.

  558. Lynne
     

    A vacation…. that would be awesome!

  559. Cassy Clayman
     

    Love California vacations

  560. Dawn Miller
     

    The article was interesting in that in told me things about the hotel/chain that I did not know before. I’m always glad to find companies with women that support women.

  561. Rhea Bisgounis
     

    Wow, this looks like absolute heaven on a rainy Tuesday in Boston!

  562. Shana Brewton
     

    This sounds like such a great vacation to win. After three months of planning a college president inauguration and then going right into planning commencement, I am going to need a break. This sounds like the perfect getaway.

  563. Heather Gulley
     

    Much needed mental break!!

  564. Julie Creagh
     

    Great information, adding information to my list.

  565. Kelly Ament
     

    I would love to enjoy some outdoor activities and RELAX!

  566. Barb P.
     

    Looks amazing!!

  567. Michelle Neat
     

    My dream get away would be not waking up before 10 am haha

  568. Cindy Pavelchik
     

    The Properties look awesome!!

  569. Kelly
     

    I would love to enjoy some outdoor activities and RELAX!

  570. Natalie DeRosha
     

    Sounds AMAZING!!!

  571. Macie John
     

    A Task book? I thought I was the only one with them! Love it. I even have a duplicate so that I can leave one at work and take one home with me as my job is round the clock! Glad to know there are others out there. Keep up the great work, you rock!!!

  572. Kara
     

    A relaxing trip is exactly what I need!

  573. Lupe H.
     

    Good luck everyone! Love Santa Cruz!

  574. Sherri
     

    Such a peaceful retreat!

  575. Marissa Bruce
     

    Rafting?! Tree climbing?! Sign me up!

  576. BarbR
     

    Relaxing!

  577. Melinda Lodge
     

    Would love to win!

  578. Christine
     

    Properties look beautiful! I need to look into further and plan a girls weekend!

  579. Karon McMakin
     

    Love vacations! Especially unique experiences. What a great prize this will be for the lucky winners.

  580. Debbie Kocis
     

    I sooooo need this vacation!!!

  581. Kristina Condiff
     

    Ahhhh I need a getaway!

  582. M. Rider
     

    This trip would certainly scratch the “Spring Fever” itch I’ve got going on. :)

  583. Angela D.
     

    Looks like the perfect place to turn off my phone, read my book and relax!

  584. Julie Hagelshaw
     

    Looks beautiful for an R&R recharge.

  585. Macie John
     

    A quick get a way would be a blessing. And this place looks amazing!!

  586. Jessica Simmons
     

    Chaminade is beautiful, it’s been a long time since I’ve been a guest there.

  587. Tina Smith
     

    I think I just might look into this for a little girls weekend!!

  588. Terri Mullan
     

    The all-inclusive makes budgeting easier!

  589. Katie B
     

    My dream weekend getaway consists of doing as little as possible! All I need is a beach or a pool and good food!

  590. Kris Hruska
     

    I love the all-inclusive options! Talk about great-sounding adventures! Forget work! I’m taking my family!!

  591. Terri Mullan
     

    Awesome understanding of what it takes to have a successful event!

  592. Tara Collard
     

    Would love to take a break here!

  593. Jacob S
     

    I’ve heard so many good things about Chaminade Resort & Spa, I’d live to be able to visit myself!