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7 Stunning corporate retreat locations perfect for small groups

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1. Walden Retreats: A Comfortable Texas Hill Country Experience in Luxury Tents

Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Walden Retreats offers the ultimate small corporate getaway. With 96 acres of landscapes and 15 luxury tents, including 7 suites and 8 studios, overlooking the Pedernales River, it's a haven for relaxation and creativity.

Experience glamping in tents equipped with king beds, kitchens, private bathrooms, outdoor showers, gas grills, and private fire pits. Indulge in seasonally themed supper clubs featuring Walden's delectable cuisine and sip on craft beer from Bear King Brewing or enjoy La Pulga tequila tastings.

Host your retreat in the versatile Event Lodge with a catering kitchen or gather your team in the 5,000 sq ft lawn for breakout sessions. Fuel creativity around the large, private fire pit area and explore nearby attractions like Fredericksburg, in the Hill Country Wine Region or the Pedernales Falls State Park. 

At Walden Retreats, comfort doesn’t have to be compromised for an adventure in the great outdoors! Here, you’ll find all the amenities you need!

📍 Location:

  • Johnson City, Texas

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 57 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 15 luxury tents/rooms, including 7 suites and 8 studios
  • Tents feature a private bathroom, outdoor shower, gas grill, and private fire pit
  • Multiple indoor/outdoor event space
  • 5,000 sq ft lawn

🔎 What to explore:

  • Visit Fredericksburg in the Hill Country Wine Region
  • Explore Pedernales Falls State Park
  • Beer tastings at Real Ale Brewery
  • Head to Luckenbach Dance Hall
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

2. Bar SZ Ranch: Welcome Ranch Life with a Familiar Stay

Ready for a real ranch adventure? Located amid 2200 acres of California golden hills and pastureland, Bar SZ Ranch, a family-owned property, offers a unique retreat experience on a genuine working ranch.

Take your pick from the Ranch House, boasting 6 bedrooms, a sprawling yard, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, the Log Cabin with its BBQ and fireplace, or the private RV.

With breathtaking landscapes stretching towards Pinnacles National Park, the ranch provides an idyllic backdrop for your event. Plus, you can interact with the ranch's resident horses, feed them, and even take horseback riding lessons during your stay.

Equipped to host corporate retreats of various sizes, Bar SZ Ranch ensures a fantastic experience for your team. Explore nearby attractions like Pinnacles National Park, just a 10-minute drive away, and discover hidden gems like Bear Gulch Caves and Reservoir and the High Peaks Trail.

Bar SZ Ranch is a top-notch choice for a tranquil ranch retreat with your small-sized team. This will certainly be an experience to remember!

📍 Location:

  • Paicines, California

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 74 miles from Monterey Regional Airport
  • 84 miles from San Jose Airport (SJC)

🏠 Property feature: 

  •  2200-acres of private land
  • Choose from the Ranch House, the Log Cabin, and the private RV
  • Outdoor pool (at the Ranch House)

🔎 What to explore:

  • Horseback riding lessons (on-site)
  • Drive to Pinnacles National Park, only 10 minutes away
  • Explore Bear Gulch Caves and Bear Gulch Reservoir 
  • Hike the High Peaks Trail
  • Wine tasting at De Rose Winery Inc and Golden State Vintners

3. Beach Plum Farm: 62 Acres of West Cape May Charm

Welcome to Beach Plum Farm, located in the farmland of West Cape May, New Jersey. Offering a fantastic retreat experience for small teams, this working farm is an agrarian paradise spread across 62 acres.

Discover over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables, along with chickens, eggs, and Berkshire Hogs, all produced right on the farm and supplied to local Cape May restaurants. Indulge in farm-fresh delights at the rustic Farm Kitchen, offering a menu that changes daily based on the morning's harvest. 

Stay in one of six historic cottages and barns, each boasting fireplaces and outdoor fire pits, perfect for cozy gatherings. Team activities include farm bicycle tours, outdoor yoga sessions, or dipping at the Orchard pool. With flexible meeting spaces like the Hoop House, Winsome, and Winona cottages, accommodating up to 30 guests, Beach Plum Farm provides an ideal setting for executive teams to reconnect and strengthen bonds.

Guests can certify that this working farm is an agrarian paradise spread across 62 acres! The perfect place to unwind and take a break from the office.

📍 Location:

  • West Cape May, New Jersey

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 6 miles from Cape May Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • On-site farm and market
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor showers

🔎 What to explore:

  • Beach Plum Farm Guided Farm Tours (on-site)
  • Visit Cape May’s historic downtown

Orca Island Cabin: A Glamping Paradise on Secluded Orca Island

Escape to the remote paradise of Orca Island Cabins, nestled in Resurrection Bay, accessible only by a 1-hour water taxi ride from Seward Small Boat Harbor. This spot is located 9 miles southeast of Seward, Alaska. 

Experience the rugged beauty of Alaska with yurt accommodations on a private island or along the Humpy Cove shoreline. Each cabin boasts solar power, a fully equipped kitchen, cozy living spaces, and private bathrooms. Your rate includes round-trip water taxi service, kayaks, paddleboards, fishing gear, and more. 

Dive into team-building activities like sea kayaking in Humpy Cove, cruising Resurrection Bay, whale watching for Orcas, or hiking the Waterfall Trail. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the wilds of Alaska!

This secluded retreat is everything you need to get away from the city hustle! Try kayaking or paddleboarding with your teammates in Humpy Cove and discover the wonders of Alaska!

📍 Location:

  • Seward, Alaska

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 79 miles from Kenai Municipal Airport
  • 110 miles from Ted Stevens International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • Accommodation in yurts/cabins
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Private decks with BBQ
  • Outdoor fire pits

🔎 What to explore:

  • Sea kayaking/Paddleboarding in Humpy Cove
  • Resurrection Bay Cruise
  • Orca whale watching in Humpy Cove
  • Hike the Waterfall Trail on Orca Island
  • Take the Jeep Trail on Orca Island

5. Hotel Moraine: Farmland and Ocean Views Just a Mere 90-Mile Drive From NCY

Tucked away on the North Fork of Long Island, Hotel Moraine stands out as the ultimate escape for your corporate retreat.

Just a 90-mile drive from New York City, this seaside haven provides a combination of farmland and ocean views. Escape to the Cottage on the Bluff, where your team can unwind and connect during the exclusive Sunset Happy Hour, overlooking the waters of the Long Island Sound.

With 20 guest rooms featuring fireplaces and private terraces, Hotel Moraine is the perfect choice for lazy days on the private beach or productive meetings in the versatile event spaces, catering to all your retreat needs.

Explore team-building activities such as wine tours at Croteaux Vineyards, cycling adventures through the quaint Village of Greenport, or exhilarating water skiing on the Peconic Bay.

Located on the North Fork of Long Island, Hotel Moraine stands out as the ultimate escape for your corporate retreat.

📍 Location:

  • Greenport, New York

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 91 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • 90 miles from LaGuardia Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 20 guest rooms
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Private beach
  • On-site fitness center

🔎 What to explore:

  • Cycle through the Village of Greenport
  • Ice skating in Mitchell Park
  • Water skiing on the Peconic Bay
  • Take the ferry to Shelter Island
  • Visit Croteaux Vineyards
  • Join the First Glass Wine Tours

St Helena French FarmHouse: The Perfect Vacation Home in the California Wine Country 

Experience the best of Napa and Sonoma at the exquisite St. Helena French FarmHouse for your next corporate retreat. Tucked away in the heart of California's famed wine country, this haven offers 11 guest rooms, ideal for hosting small corporate gatherings.

Enjoy the complimentary concierge services and exclusive access to Napa-Sonoma's hidden gems. With green facilities and winery memberships, your retreat promises both sustainability and sophistication.

Equipped with state-of-the-art meeting spaces, including wide-screen televisions and dedicated conference rooms, the farmhouse provides the perfect backdrop for small productive sessions. Unwind by the chemical-free pool or explore nearby attractions like the Charles Krug Winery and the Culinary Institute of America. From breathtaking views to Michelin-starred dining, elevate your corporate retreat at the St. Helena French FarmHouse.

Have a fantastic California Wine Country country at St. Helena French FarmHouse, where outdoor spaces and meeting facilities ensure a memorable retreat!

📍 Location:

  • Saint Helena, California

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 9 miles from Santa Rosa Regional Airport
  • 69 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Pool & Hot Tub
  • Deck, patio, and porch
  • Kitchen & kitchenette
  • Outdoor play area

🔎 What to explore:

  • Visit downtown Saint Helena
  • Charles Krug Winery
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • V. Sattui Winery
  • Beringer Vineyards 

7. The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant: A Boutique Stay Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains

Located in Western North Carolina, The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant beckons as the perfect destination for your next corporate retreat. Perched on a wooded hillside in Chimney Rock, the inn offers a picturesque setting, with the Rocky Broad River and the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop.

Accommodations range from guest rooms to spacious multi-bedroom cabins and cottages, ideal for group stays. Recharge at The Esmeralda Park or indulge in a rejuvenating massage at the spa.

With well-equipped meeting facilities and The Esmeralda restaurant serving delicious dishes crafted from local ingredients, your team will find space for both work and leisure. Don't miss the chance to explore nearby attractions: Walk across the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, hike the Hickory Nut Falls Trail, and have a picnic with your team by the Rocky Broad River.

Here, the Rocky Broad River and the Blue Ridge Mountains provide an inspiring setting for your team’s brainstorming sessions and activities. 

📍 Location:

  • Chimney Rock, North Carolina

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 24 miles from Asheville Regional Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • Guest rooms, cabins, and cottages
  • Indoor/outdoor meeting spaces
  • On-site spa
  • The Esmeralda Park

🔎 What to explore:

  • Visit Asheville, Charlotte and Greenville, nearby
  • Lake Lure horseback riding experience
  • Explore the Hickory Nut Gorge and hike the Hickory Nut Falls Trail
  • Team picnics by the Rocky Broad River
  • White water rafting, tubing, and fishing on the Rocky Broad River, the Green River, and Lake Lure
  • Shopping in Downtown Chimney Rock

Our Checklist for Small Groups to Organize the Perfect Offsite

Ready to take your corporate retreat game to the next level? At TeamOut, we know that planning an offsite can be both thrilling and nerve-wracking.

This checklist is your go-to guide for everything from choosing the perfect venue to planning engaging activities and coordinating logistics. Whether you're a seasoned retreat planner or a first-time organizer, our checklist will help you stay organized and focused!

  • Find the Perfect Location: Scout for a retreat spot that matches your team's energy. Are you a team of mountain lovers? Or do you prefer a beach-style hotel? Is your team into glamping in the wilderness and away from the city, or does your crew prefer a comfortable inn close to a picturesque small town? 
  • Choose Locations with Collaborative Spaces: Opt for venues with areas that foster interaction and creativity. Whether it’s a sophisticated rooftop deck, a poolside bar, outdoor fire pits out in the wild, or sports facilities, communal spaces provide the inspiration needed for out-of-the-box thinking. 
  • Hands on Deck - Let’s Organize Team-Building Activities: Take your retreat to the next level with exciting team-building activities. Team picnics by the Rocky Broad River, wine tastings at Beringer Vineyards, ice skating in Mitchell Park,

water skiing on the Peconic Bay, and Orca whale watching in Humpy Cove - all of these are such core memory moments your team will cherish for years to come! Don’t miss out on spa treatments, s’mores by the campfire, swimming in the outdoor pools, and more! Ensure the location you choose provides all the amenities you need to have the retreat of your dreams!

  • Why not Become a Volunteer? Smaller groups are easier to organize. Consider engaging in group volunteer activities like beach clean-ups, fostering team bonding while giving back to the community!
  • Ensure Accessibility: Keep travel times minimal by choosing a location that's easily accessible. Hotel Moraine is just 90 miles away from New York City and Beach Plum Farm is only 95 miles from Philly! You don’t have to travel far to have a fantastic retreat experience.
  • Consider Professional Assistance: Most inns, hotels, ranches, and accommodations in general already provide an event planner to smooth your event planning process, ensuring a seamless experience that goes from catered meals to business packages. If planning a retreat for your small groups seems overwhelming, enlist the help of our experts at TeamOut. We collaborate with local experts to curate constructive group getaways, ensuring a stress-free and successful retreat. 

Want to Plan Your Next Offsite Soon? Ask our Experts!

Your corporate retreat doesn’t have to conform to large venues and sizable resorts to be a roaring success! 

Get ready to charm your team with an enticing mix of comfort and adventure on your next small group corporate retreat! 

Imagine waking up in a boutique accommodation next to the Blue Ridge Mountains or the appeal of a vacation home in the heart of California's famed wine country. In these locations, it’s all about your team’s privacy and professional needs! 

With TeamOut’s guidance and suggestions, breathe in the tranquility of a glamping getaway on Orca Island, or enjoy your stay in luxury tents amidst the Texas landscapes. 

Let TeamOut handle the details and craft a retreat experience that perfectly aligns with your team's preferences and objectives. 

Book a free call with us today!

Pack your bags and prepare for an exciting, tailor-made small group retreat experience!

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Thomas Mazimann, a French entrepreneur and former international kayaking athlete, transitioned from sports to tech after moving to the U.S. He co-founded TeamOut, revolutionizing team gatherings.

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