What makes or breaks a company retreat? What takes a company retreat from ho hum to a memorable company offsite that increases connection and productivity? You guessed it… the destination, and thus the hotel.
If the location you choose compliments your goals for your team, it will elevate your retreat tenfold. For example, more remote locations support increased focus for workshops and increase togetherness for team activities. This is why ranches make the perfect setting for an epic company offsite!
Immerse yourself in nature and connect with your team while surrounded by sweeping mountainscapes, wild meadows and green pastures. Boasting rustic charm, a variety of gathering spaces and a plethora of team-building activities in the great outdoors, a ranch is a fantastic choice for your company retreat. There’s no shortage of ranches scattered across the United States so we here at Moniker did the heavy-lifting for you and put together a list of our favourite destinations for you to peruse. Here are our Top 7 Ranches for a Company Retreat!
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Paws Up is a Montana resort that offers an up-close and personal Montana experience coupled with pure luxury. Surrounded by endless forests, intersected by 10 miles of the Blackfoot River and nestled under the most amazing starlit sky you’ve ever seen, Paws Up has defined the term "Glamping" in its finest.
Between luxury tents and rustic homes scattered throughout the property, the resort can accommodate up to 150 guests for corporate retreats. Cast a fly in sparkling waters to eager trout, explore the land Lewis & Clark swooned over or lose yourself in the spa. Its delicious cuisine, variety of activities and 12 meeting rooms will expertly meet your group’s needs. For a truly unique experience for your next company trip, Paws Up is the perfect choice.
Broadmoor Cloud Camp, Colorado
Sitting in the clouds with an obstructed 360-degree view showcasing the incomparable splendor of Pikes Peak, Broadmoor Cloud Camp is an authentic Colorado escape. Coupled with culinary delights highlighting the very best seasonal produce. This dude ranch-inspired resort is a remote retreat bordering the Pike National Forest affording guests unrivaled access to a plethora of outdoor adventures including horseback riding, cattle drives, hiking trails, disc golf, and yoga.
Though it has only 2 meeting spaces onsite, Broadmoor Cloud Camp offers access to its sister property just 30 minutes away, The Broadmoor and its 90 flexible meeting rooms! The 42 rustic yet luxurious rooms start at USD $1160 per room, per night, making this location a great option for leadership retreats or splurging on your top brokers. Your head will truly be in the clouds on this epic company retreat!
Tanque Verde Ranch, Arizona
As one of America’s old-time ranches, founded in 1868, Tanque Verde Ranch consistently ranks as an award-winning resort, offering charming, southwestern lodging. Located at the base of the Rincon Mountains and overlooking the rolling foothills, this ranch forms the perfect backdrop to any retreat.
Kick-back and relax in the modern yet rustic rooms each tastefully appointed combining the spirit of the Old West with today’s modern amenities. The 76 rooms start at USD $780 per night. The ranch’s all-inclusive meal plan will delight your tastebuds at either the saloon or restaurant. As one of Tucson’s top destinations for horseback riding with 180 horses, the ranch also boasts a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and a lake, hiking and biking for a truly exciting company retreat.
Brasada Ranch, Oregon
Established on the scenic Powell Buttes just outside of Bend, Oregon, blending ranch authenticity and modern amenities to create Brasada Ranch, an elegant western-style ranch. Set perfectly in the natural environment of the High Desert, the 75 guest rooms feature cozy sitting areas around indoor and outdoor fireplaces, panoramic views of the Cascade Peaks, and are priced at USD $240 per night.
The resort's 4 warm and authentic restaurants will make you feel at home. With a range of dining options from fine dining to ranch-style comfort foods and even roasting housemade s'mores over the outdoor firepit. Explore over 900 acres of desert landscape on horseback with an experienced team to guide you, make use of the fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools, spa and18-hole golf course. You can’t go wrong with this gorgeous spot for your team retreat.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Colorado
Sitting on 6,000 acres in the secluded Ranch Creek Valley, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is an upscale authentic western retreat offering guests unspoilt views and a serene setting. Dotted around the compound are small cozy cabins and a large lodge that features a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings, leather sofas and Native American art.
The ranch has 100 authentic guestrooms starting at USD $345 per night, 2 restaurants, a saloon and a wine cellar. Other onsite amenities include a fitness center, a heated outdoor pool, a spa and a theatre along with an array of outdoor activities including; paddle boarding and horseback riding to ensure an epic company retreat.
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
Experience the very best of the Wild West at the ultimate dude ranch, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch. Consistently rated among the best resorts in the U.S. with its rustic atmosphere, sumptuous meals, Western heritage, and an endless array of activities to inspire, you know you are in good hands for your company retreat.
Set on a 30,000 acre working cattle ranch, the luxury log cabins can comfortably host up to 200 guests and are reminiscent of the old west but with elevated touches and modern day amenities. Despite it’s wilderness setting, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch offers 19 meeting rooms for all your team needs! So kick back, relax, and enjoy that signature Wild West lifestyle.
Hacienda Del Sol, Arizona
Hacienda Del Sol is a high-end ranch dating from 1929, set on 39 acres in the Catalina foothills, this luxury property is a relaxing refuge with breathtaking views. The charming property features botanical gardens, gorgeous architecture, horseback riding, a spa and multiple pools. There will be no shortage of activities for your team retreat.
Starting at USD $310 per night, the 59 rustic-chic rooms highlight all the elements of luxury and modern-day creature comforts you may need, leaving you to relax and soak up the incredible mountain views. 6 meeting spaces make this an ideal spot for meetings as well as relaxation!
Ask The Experts
Perhaps you’ve already found the ranch of your wild west dreams from this list, but if you haven’t settled on the perfect fit for your team, we’ve got you covered. At Moniker we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of properties all over the world and are confident we can find the one that works for you. Contact us or check out our other recommendations in California, Colorado, Texas, London, Mexico, Lisbon and The UK for more fantastic locations for your company retreat. Happy ranchin’!