Corporate Retreat Destinations | Great Ideas to Get You Started
With an increase in corporate retreats, it should be no surprise that many luxury resorts are beginning to set up offerings that cater specifically to this market. With a little bit of searching a planner will be able to find a location in almost any area that will have a corporate retreat program of some sort in place. With such a wide range of possibilities, Moniker Partners wanted to put together a listing of diverse locations to help illustrate this growing market and help give planners a few ideas!
The Ranch at Rock Creek
You will find it easier to bring the team together surrounded by nature on this 6600-acre ranch in Philipsburg, Montana. Depending on the time of year your group will be greeted by snowy plains, deep green foliage or wildflowers for miles. Don’t worry about “roughing it” however as the ranch has canvas cabins or even log homes for everyone set with many of the luxuries of home. The facility is all-inclusive, so the group can break out and enjoy everything the area has to offer at their convenience. The many activities include:
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Snowcat Adventures (Winter)
- Sleigh Rides (Winter)
- And More
Gateway Canyons Resort
The Gateway Canyons Resort is another location steeped in nature. Designed by the founder of Discovery Channel John Hendricks the resort’s central theme is “Adventure”. The activities are all managed out of the Adventure Center and from there a trip planner can set up exciting activities such as:
- Rock Climbing
- White Water Rafting
- Rappelling (Cutler Formation)
For something a bit less adrenaline-pumping team members can also:
- Visit the Colorado Automobile Museum
- Play Pool
- Air Hockey
The resort is located in Gateway Colorado and has been serving guests since 2005. The facility is very much like its own little community and is a great place for a team to get to know each other and develop.
Salamander Resort & Spa
Set in the middle of wine country the Salamander Resort and Spa is a little less rugged than our previous entries but still has a great natural backdrop. The spa itself is 23,000 square feet of relaxation stations including a bamboo massage the place is famous for. If that sounds too relaxing, then the group can always take part in an activity call Survival 101. The teams are turned around, dropped off in the woods with a compass and given 90 minutes to get back to the resort. After that, the bamboo massage may be a requirement. For even more excitement groups can participate in the Salamander Tree Top Zip Tour. This features two suspension sky bridges and five zip lines to get you through the treetops! The team can also take part in:
- Wine Tasting Challenges
- Culinary cook-offs
Once the fun is had, enjoy a glass of wine near a fire pit under the stars.
Located in Scottsdale Arizona, The Phoenician appears to be perfectly designed for corporate retreats. With full service from the airport pickup to team building exercises, this facility is well prepared for the needs of a traveling group. Activities include:
- Off-road adventures
- River Rafting
- Scavenger hunts
One team-building exercise drops the group off in the desert and invites them to find their way back. With each member given a different tool, they will learn to work together quickly as it tends to get warm out there.