Want to Plan an Epic Retreat in the Bay Area? Check Out the Properties Below
As a company that plans retreats for a living, we absolutely love California for its incredible scenery no matter which way you turn. With so many unique destinations scattered throughout the Bay Area from the Big Sur to tranquil Lake Tahoe - the Golden State has it all. Consider these corporate retreat locations in the Bay Area for your next team offsite. Just because you need meeting space that doesn’t mean you need to confine your team to a stuffy hotel.
Camp Navarro | Redwoods
Step away from the hustle of everyday life to slow down the pace and unplug. Nestled between the towering Redwood trees and a mere 2 hours north of the Bay Area you will find the rustic Camp Navarro. A remote spot to host your corporate retreat with 32 cabins and 50 glamping Teepees sprinkled amongst the trees. With acres of open space, the camp has the flexibility to customize an array of team building activities beyond their standard onsite amenities which include archery, guided hikes, lawn games, climbing wall, and morning yoga.
The Land | Philo
Inhale, take a quiet moment and just be. With beautiful scenery, a remote location, and world-class service, The Land retreat center is planted on 162 acres surrounded by giant Redwoods, private beaches, meadows and winding trails. Located 2.5 hours north of San Francisco, with a mix of houses, cabins and glamping tents this sophisticated property can accommodate up to 140 guests and with their overarching ethos to connect deeper this center is the ultimate place organize a corporate retreat that allows everyone to hit the re-boot button and connect with your colleagues.
Cavello Point | Sausalito
Located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, although a short distance from downtown San Francisco this hotel will ensure you feel miles away from the bustle of everyday life. A sanctuary inspired by the stunning natural setting featuring a luxurious hotel experience with spectacular views (spy the Golden Gate Bridge from the comfort of your bed), a green ethos, and an array of onsite activities. A corporate retreat at Cavello Point is sure to be a memorable escape.
Long Branch Farms | Half Moon Bay
A short bus ride from Silicon Valley lies Long Branch Farms. Take a step back in time as you arrive at the Old Western Town, a truly unique setting for a corporate offsite venue. Long Branch offers a plethora of onsite team building activities including chili cook-offs, slingshot, Lasso practice and Texas hold‘em just to name a few. With such a unique backdrop, let your creativity run wild as you come up with custom activities that allow teams to bond and create shared experiences that will be talking points in the office long after the retreat is over.
Carneros Resort and Spa | Napa Valley
Overlooking rolling vineyards and picturesque countryside, Carneros Resort and Spa delivers on the quintessential Napa experience. There 76 ultra-modern cottages that echo the rest of the resort aesthetic - 'agri-chic', ensures a luxurious but down to earth stay. Located outside downtown Napa and surrounded by award-winning wineries, this hotel is ideally situated to explore and experience the riches of the Napa Valley region. Sunrise hot air balloon rides, farm-to-table cooking classes and bike and wine tours, with so many incredible group activities to experience, a few days in the region simply won’t be enough.
Temecula Creek Inn | Temecula
All the allure of Napa Valley but without the prestigious price tag. Temecula Creek Inn is an award-winning boutique hotel tucked away within the sprawling foothills of Southern California’s charming wine country. Part countryside retreat, part golf resort, Temecula Creek Inn combines the picturesque setting with their renowned service and an effortless sense of refined elegance. Their range of event spaces and amenities make it the perfect spot for an unforgettable corporate retreat.
Edgewood | Lake Tahoe
Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, Edgewood has claimed one of the most scenic spots in the area, with uninterrupted views over the lake, mountains and its own private beach. Making it the perfect hotel for a remote corporate retreat, being secluded without feeling isolated. As one of the most stylish properties in the area with wood-filled interiors and stellar views, this is lakeside living at its finest. Despite the hotel’s size, boasting 154 gracious guest rooms it remains cozy with roaring fires lit throughout the year and with loads of intimate nooks and communal gathering spaces to encourage impromptu meetings, casual conversations between colleagues and the perfect spots for informal board game nights.
Tenaya Lodge | Yosemite
Set amongst a thick wooded forest Tenaya Lodge rises through like a grand mountain chalet, reminiscent of a ski resort. Perched outside Yosemite National Park’s southern gate and being just a little over an hour’s drive from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) the lodge is perfectly placed for a wilderness retreat but without having to rough it. Home to an array of onsite activities that are sure to keep everyone on their toes and have everyone leaving with many campfire stories.
Over the summer months, many of these unique properties are at their busiest, plan your corporate retreat in the shoulder seasons, early spring or fall, to ensure your retreat is not overrun by tourists plus you will benefit from more favorable rates giving you more bang for your buck. Thinking of planning a corporate retreat, get in touch and we'll provide plenty more customized options for you and your team.
Or if you're looking for more inspiration, check out our blog post on the top hotels in the United States for corporate retreats!