Hopefully, this year’s corporate retreat was a great success for you and your colleagues. Perhaps you planned some much needed team building at a local warehouse venue, or maybe you held a retreat at a nearby conference center and then headed to the local course for a round of golf. Although these retreat ideas may have accomplished last year’s goals, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s retreat with greater goals in mind. Let’s step out of the ordinary corporate event mindset and explore what you can accomplish on your 2016 corporate retreat in one of these three off-the-beaten-path destinations.
Brush Creek Ranch
A significant part of any retreat is ensuring that your team has the means and flexibility to think outside the box and express new ideas. Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming will help you create this creative dynamic and so much more. Brush Creek Ranch can easily accommodate over 150 people, and it has everything you would need on a corporate retreat including WiFi, indoor and outdoor event spaces, a service and catering staff, and a luxury pool.
There is also no shortage of activities to occupy your leisure time. Explore new ideas and refresh your mind on 50 miles of trails suited for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Brush Creek also has a zip lining course and shooting range for those looking for a little more excitement. The Trailhead Spa is the perfect place to relax after a long day of fun and brainstorming. It features a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a fitness center and a list of luxury treatments that can be a nice reward for a day of hard work and hard play.
Rooms Hotel Kazbegi
This destination offers an exceptional combination of nature and technology, meaning it is ideal for any type of corporate retreat. The Rooms Hotel Kazbegi is located in the picturesque Caucasus Mountains of Georgia in far eastern Europe. It is the perfect setting for open-minded collaboration. All the necessary tools are right at your fingertips. Even though you are in the mountains, it will be simple to virtually connect with clients and partners from anywhere in the world.
Rooms Hotel can accommodate over 300 guests with more than 160 rooms for overnight stays. Enjoy team building with exciting activities such as a bike tour or paragliding, or get the whole team together and take advantage of spacious library inside the hotel for a brainstorming session. The Rooms Hotel also boasts an onsite casino equipped with slot machines, poker tables and roulette.
Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York may be the perfect destination if you are looking to be treated to luxurious amenities and opulent surroundings on your corporate retreat. Oheka Castle is a chateau-style mansion known for its 1920's theme. It is an excellent location that has scenic views. The castle is also close to the beach and within walking distance of some delicious restaurants.
This property is no stranger to hosting corporate retreats with their expansive event space including the Terrace Room, the Ballroom and the Library. Take advantage of the complimentary WiFi and a continental breakfast, which will be offered to each guest on your retreat. You and your colleagues should also be sure to indulge in the fine cuisine prepared by the expert chefs at Oheka's on-site restaurant. During your downtime, you can hit their exclusive tennis court or play a round on the private golf course (for a little competitive team building, perhaps).
Which destination sounds like the best option for your 2016 corporate retreat? Let us know in the comments below.