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6 Stunning Corporate Retreat Locations in Marin County for 2024

Step into the world of corporate retreats in Marin County! Read this article and discover the hidden gems of this picturesque region with TeamOut.

Known for its proximity to San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Marin County is home to charming towns, like Mill Valley and Larkspur. Mount Tamalpais, often called “Mount Tam” by locals, is the highest peak in the county! The rolling hills and open spaces of Ross Valley, San Geronimo Valley, and Marin Headlands provide a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts.

Whether your team is into hiking the trails at Marconi State Historic Park or ready to indulge in cheese tasting at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Marin County offers a mix of excitement and relaxation.

Start this journey and discover the Point Bonita Lighthouse, or experience the true essence of Marin County by kayaking off Heart’s Desire Beach. 

With TeamOut's planning, we've handpicked the 6 Top Corporate Retreat Locations in Marin County, guaranteeing a memorable experience for your team.

Are you ready to get out there and discover what Marin County has to offer?

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1. Lodge at Marconi: 62 Acres of State Historic Park in West Marin

With a privileged location within a 62-acre state park overlooking Tomales Bay, Lodge at Marconi offers a versatile setting for your next corporate retreat. 

With 45 guest accommodations and 8 indoor/outdoor event spaces, this is the spot to relax and connect with West Marin. 

Host your team dinners in the Redwood Hall, or enjoy sweeping views of Tomales Bay from the Meadow and Tower Hill, catering to up to 250 guests. Savor regionally-inspired cuisine after a long day of activities and brainstorming sessions.

When it's time for team bonding, try outdoor yoga, or fishing in Tomales Bay, or even hitting the biking trails at Marconi State Historic Park.

Lodge at Marconi offers the perfect location for a relaxing, yet exciting, team offsite!

📍 Location:

  • Marshall, California

 🛫 Logistics:  

  • 61 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • 62 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 45 guest rooms
  • 8 indoor/outdoor event spaces
  • Volleyball and basketball courts

🔎 What to explore:

  • Fishing in Tomales Bay
  • Exploring biking/hiking trails at Marconi State Historic Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Hog Island Oyster Co. 
  • Cheese tasting at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese

Willow Camp: A Wellness Stay in Stinson Beach

Pack your bags and join your team in the tranquil environment of Willow Camp in Stinson Beach, just a 45-minute drive from Downtown San Francisco.

Choose from a variety of accommodations, including the Lodge, the Carriage House, the Airstream, the Love Shack, or the Balifornia huts, imported from Bali.

Savor the full-service breakfast and the private chef lunch/dinner featuring tacos, salads, roasted chicken, and traditional American BBQ. For team-building activities, try the Yoga sessions in the Bagus pavilion,unwind by the outdoor pool, recharge with team s’mores by the fire, or kayak off Heart’s Desire Beach! Willow Camp stands out as a distinctive choice, giving your team a taste of something different! 

Unwind outdoors and enjoy a break from the city at Willow Camp.

📍 Location:

  • Stinson Beach, California

 🛫 Logistics:  

  • 36 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • 47 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

🏠 Property feature: 

  • Accommodation in lodges, houses, shacks, and huts
  • On-site dining options (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • On-site pavilion 
  • Outdoor pool

🔎 What to explore:

  • Yoga sessions in the Bagus pavilion or on the beach (on-site)
  • S’mores over an open fire (on-site)
  • Take the West Marin Food and Farm Tour
  • Kayak off Heart’s Desire Beach

Cavallo Point Lodge: Where Luxury Meets Nature in the Heart of Sausalito

Cavallo Point Lodge’s slogan, “Close to Everything, but Away from it All '' really captures its essence. Relax in the heart of Sausalito, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, on the doorstep of Golden Gate National Park. 

Featuring Contemporary Lodging, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Historic Lodging, which provides a glimpse into the property's storied past, a luxurious hotel experience is guaranteed.

Gather your team for on-site cooking classes at the award-winning cooking school, relish on an American farm-to-fork meal at Farley, or indulge in an elegant menu at Sula.

Start your morning with a yoga session on the panoramic patio overlooking Golden Gate Bridge or recharge on the outdoor terrace. The lodge's commitment to sustainability is internationally recognized for its sense of place, variety of activities, and exceptional service.

The lodge’s commitment to sustainability makes it a one-of-a-kind in your corporate retreat options!

📍 Location: 

  • Sausalito, California

 🛫 Logistics:  

  • 21 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • 40 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 142 rooms
  • Fitness center & spa
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Outdoor sport facilities
  • On-site yoga classes

🔎 What to explore:

  • Cooking classes by the award-winning Cavallo Point Cooking School
  • 350 acres of trails for running, biking, and hiking
  • Paddle your way around San Francisco Bay
  • Cavallo Point guided tours
  • Sausalito water sports
  • Fort Baker History Tour

Acqua Hotel Mill Valley: A Boutique Hotel Overlooking Mount Tamalpais

Check-in at Acqua Hotel Mill Valley, your prime choice in Marin County, California. Nestled along Richardson Bay with a backdrop of Mount Tamalpais, this boutique hotel has a privileged location surrounded by natural beauty.

With 49 guest rooms, this is a fabulous choice for your next team outing! Relax with your crew in the glassed-in Atrium and patio, and make the most of the bayside walking path that runs along the hotel’s property. Featuring over 1600 square feet of flexible meeting space, accommodating up to 150 guests, the sky’s the limit for your team gatherings!

In the evenings, listen to live music at The Sweetwater, visit the floating community in Sausalito, or explore the Muir Woods. Just a short six-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge, Acqua Hotel puts you at the heart of Marin County's best experiences.

Nestled along Richardson Bay with a backdrop of Mount Tamalpais, this is the perfect spot to relax and to strengthen team bonds.

📍 Location:

  • Mill Valley, California

 🛫 Logistics:  

  • 25 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • 34 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 49 guest rooms
  • 1,600+ sq. ft. of flexible meeting space

🔎 What to explore:

  • Explore a floating community in Sausalito
  • Discover the Muir Woods, just 6.5 miles away
  • Visit Point Bonita Lighthouse
  • Board the Angel-Island Tiburon Ferry and head out to Angel Island
  • Head to Point Reyes
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Walk on the Wild Coast

Inn Above Tide: A Tranquil Spot Above the Waters of Sausalito

Situated above the waters of Sausalito, The Inn Above Tide boasts 33 rooms and suites, each with private decks, offering views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, and the city skyline. 

Start your morning with a buffet-style continental breakfast, and end your day with a complimentary wine and cheese reception every evening.

Discover nearby galleries or dine at Picco Restaurant for Cal-Italian cuisine, choose Salsalito Taco Shop for Baja-style Mexican dishes, or gather for team drinks at The Spinnaker, all just a short drive from the hotel. 

Meeting spaces accommodate up to 10 guests, featuring a living room area and furnished deck overlooking the bay, ideal for intimate gatherings. Travel to Sonoma and Napa's vineyards, walk Tiburon's paths, or head to the Marin Headlands for team-building adventures. The Inn Above Tide sets the bar high in the world of corporate retreats!

Just outside San Francisco and located literally above the waters of Sausalito, The Inn Above Tide is a wonderful choice for a small team retreat.

📍 Location:

  • Sausalito, California

 🛫 Logistics:  

  • from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 33 guest rooms and suites
  • Meeting spaces for up to 10 participants 
  • On-site spa

🔎 What to explore:

  • Drive to the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa
  • Explore the walking / biking path in Tiburon
  • Discover Marin Headlands and Marine Mammal Center
  • Unwind in Tennessee Valley 
  • Take a day trip to San Francisco

Olema House: An Intimate Retreat Amidst the Point Reyes National Seashore

Just an hour north of San Francisco, Olema House provides an intimate retreat amidst the Point Reyes National Seashore, with 22 rooms and two cottages nestled across four acres of lawns.

Savor West Marin's finest at Due West, serving up fresh oysters, local organic produce from Bolinas farms, and meats from Point Reyes ranches - every bite is a taste of the region!

Host your team banquets in the indoor and outdoor spaces, or opt for the Main Lawn for a relaxed gathering by Olema Creek. Groups may take advantage of a full property buy-out. Featuring event spaces accommodating groups of 15 to 120, The Park Room can hold up to 32 people, whereas smaller meetings can take place in the Board Room.

Team activities include live music and fireside S’mores. Take a kayak tour on Tomales Bay, tour local wineries like Heidrun Meadery, or try oyster tasting at Hog Island Oysters!

Olema House

📍 Location:

  • Olema, California

 🛫 Logistics:  

  • 49 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • 50 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK)

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 22 guest rooms and 2 cottages
  • 4 acres of property
  • Fire pits

🔎 What to explore:

The Must Do Team-Building Activities in Marin County

Brace your team for an outstanding corporate retreat in Marin County, courtesy of TeamOut's handpicked lineup of team-building activities!

Start your team outing by relaxing in the Tennessee Valley or soaking in the vistas of Point Reyes. Later, stop by Fisherman’s Wharf for some team bonding over fresh seafood and local attractions.

Marin County is a treasure trove of tailored experience – from kayaking the waters of Tomales Bay to discovering hidden gems along the Wild Coast.

With TeamOut's expertise, your team is in for an epic retreat. Are you ready to dive into the adventure?

  • Cheese tasting at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese: Your team will enjoy a plentiful cheeseboard at your reserved table, including an assortment of cheeses and selected house-made accompaniments. Options include local charcuterie, grilled cheeses, ooey-gooey mac & cheese and the world-famous, house-made ice cream sandwiches! Sounds delicious, right?
  • Visit the Marine Mammal Center: Visit the world’s largest marine mammal hospital to see animal care experts providing life-saving care to patients so they can be released back to the wild. Hear inspiring stories of marine mammal survival on a Guided Tour with your team and learn the details about the Marine Mammal Center’s mission.
  • Stop by Point Reyes National Seashore: This is a 71,028-acre park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, California. Point Reyes National Seashore was created in 1962 as a way to protect the peninsula from development.
  • Tour Local Wineries like Heidrun Meadery: Come taste wine made from honey rather than grapes, producing naturally sparkling varietal meads! The process uses the traditional French Methode Champenoise. Book a tour with your team and dare to try this delicacy!
  • Fishing in Tomales Bay: This is a long, narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean in Marin County, northern California.
  • Oyster Tasting at Hog Island Oysters: Give your team a taste of oyster farming with a tour, tasting and master class in shucking. Explore the farm and learn how oysters are grown! 
  • Explore Marin County Bike Trails: There are plenty of beginner-friendly rides around Marin, offering a great biking experience for inexperienced riders. Take your team and enjoy the ride! We recommend the Hamilton Bay Trail or San Rafael Bay Trail. 
  • Discover Marin Headlands: The Marin Headlands is a crown jewel of the Golden Gate National Parks, a hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County. It’s a great way to explore nature’s beauty. 
  • Take the West Marin Food and Farm Tour: Explore beautiful Marin and Sonoma on a gourmet guided tour! Go behind the scenes to meet the makers and taste the wide array of artisanal food and libations coming from local food sheds. Contact Food & Farm Tours for more information.
  • Explore a Floating Community in Sausalito: The floating community's history dates back to the late 19th century, when fishermen's wooden shacks in Sausalito were converted to vacation homes by some San Franciscans. This unique collection of floating houseboats is a must see in Sausalito!
  • Head to the Gravity Vault, a Team-Focused Climbing Facility: Obstacles here are sufficiently diverse to cater to everyone, from beginners to seasoned climbers. Start with a Day Pass or explore the Membership Options. Explore 18,000 total square feet of climbing with your team! There are over 200 Top Rope and Lead Routes, and over 150 Boulder Problems! Adrenaline seekers: This one’s for you!

Want to Plan Your Next Offsite in Marin County? Ask our Experts!

Get set for an adventure-filled team outing in Marin County with TeamOut's selection of team-building escapades!

From savoring the flavors of locally harvested oysters at Hog Island Oysters to biking your way through County's trails or exploring the Muir Woods, there's no shortage of excitement in sight!

Leave the planning to TeamOut while you focus on fostering team connections and developing creativity for your business!

At TeamOut, we specialize in tailoring experiences to suit your team's preferences, making sure your team gets a retreat that ticks all the boxes!

Eager to discover the wonders of Marin County?

Schedule a complimentary call with us today.

Let's transform your corporate retreat vision into a reality! Marin County is calling – are you ready to answer?

About the author
Thomas Mazimann
published on
April 19, 2024
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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