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5 Stunning Corporate Retreat Locations in New Jersey for 2024

Excited about planning your next corporate retreat in New Jersey? You should be! In this article we’ll go over some of the best locations for your next team outing. Get ready for a memorable experience in the Garden State!

New Jersey holds a unique place in American history, being the birthplace of the first baseball game and earning the nickname "Pathway of the Revolution". NJ leads the way with Atlantic City hosting the world’s longest boardwalk and Cape May being the oldest seaside resort in the United States.

Known for its history, landscapes, and culture, New Jersey offers an array of options for an extraordinary team getaway. From the colonial Peddler's Village to rafting adventures on the Delaware River, there's something for every team member to enjoy. Rock out at a concert at Stone Pony or savor fine wines at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery. 

With TeamOut's expert guidance, we've handpicked the top corporate retreat locations in New Jersey, ensuring an exceptional escape tailored to your team's needs, desires, and budget.

Ready to meet the possibilities of this dynamic destination? Let's dive in and make your stay in the Garden State one for the books!

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1. 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.

Featuring a privileged location in the farmland of West Cape May, Beach Plum Farm is certain to provide a tranquil retreat away from the city.

📍 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)
  • Play volleyball at Steger Beach
  • Head to Cape May beaches: The Cove (at the end of the promenade), Broadway and Grant Street beach
  • Visit Cape May’s historic downtown
  • Cape May Bird Observatory
  • Explore Cape May with Cape May Cycle Cruises

2. Crystal Springs Resort: NYC’s Closest Luxury Resort

Luxury and nature abound at four-season world-class Crystal Springs Resort, an Adirondack haven nestled in New York's Catskill mountains. 

Featuring six top rated golf courses, ten dining outlets, and two award-winning spas, your team is in for a treat! Choose from guest rooms and luxury suites with stunning mountain and valley views.

Dinner time? Crystal Springs offers a range of choices from 4-star dining at the award-winning Restaurant Latour and world-renowned Wine Cellar to NJ dining under the stars at Chef's Garden

Whether you’re planning an intimate retreat or an event for one thousand participants, Crystal Springs offers ballrooms, board rooms, breakout venues, and terraces with mountain vistas. For team activities, take a dip in one of the outdoor pools or tee off at the golf course! Explore the village of Warwick or participate in a chili cook off with your team!

Crystal Springs is New York City’s closest luxury resort - the best escape from the Big Apple is a retreat in the Catskill Mountains!

📍 Location: 

  • Hamburg, New Jersey

🛫 Logistics

  • 55 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 250 rooms 
  • 10 event venues
  • Multiple flexible indoor/outdoor event spaces 
  • Three outdoor swimming pools
  • 6 golf courses

🔎 What to explore:

  • Chili cook off (on-site)
  • Hiking with goats (on-site) 
  • Visiting the charming village of Warwick
  • Vernon Valley Farm Tour 
  • Wine tasting at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
  • TreEscape Aerial Adventure Ropes Course

3. The Asbury Hotel: An Out-of-the-Box Getaway in Jersey Shore

Host your next corporate retreat to The Asbury Hotel, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, featuring eclectic designs and local art. 

With a history shaped by artistic rebels and rock ‘n’ roll legends, The Asbury sets the stage for an out-of-the-box getaway.

The Asbury is brimming with spaces to grab a bite by day and by night, including the ocean-view rooftop and pool deck. Stop by the old-school diner serving up all the classics, from milkshakes to a selection of lighter plates. 

Meeting venues feature plenty of sunlight and flexible configurations from theater to banquet to boardroom. Gather your team at the iIndoor/outdoor Asbury Hall & Terrace, boasting 4,800 square feet, or head to the open-air rooftop venue Baronet, hosting up to 300 guests.

Take a break on the beach or explore the city's culinary and music scene. Watch a concert at the Stone Pony or head to Georgie’s Bar, a local landmark. 

Known for its eclectic designs and local art, this is a one-of-a-kind retreat just off New York City! 

📍 Location: 

  • Asbury Park, New Jersey

🛫 Logistics

  • 68 miles from John F. Kennedy International (JFK) 

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 110 single rooms 
  • 2 indoor/outdoor meeting spaces for up to 300 people 
  • On-site fitness center 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Watch a concert at the Stone Pony
  • Head to Georgie’s Bar, a local landmark
  • Visit Axelrod Performing Arts Center
  • Head to The Saint, a small live music venue
  • Explore Salt Water Market

4. Grand Cascades Lodge: A First-Class Resort in the Heart of Asbury Park

Located along the Appalachian Mountain Range and known for its first-class golf courses, the Grand Cascades Lodge in New Jersey earned its position among few AAA Four-Diamond hotels in the state. 

Recharge at Reflections Spa, dine at Restaurant Latour for an elevated culinary experience, take tours of The Wine Cellar, or enjoy light meals in The Chef’s Garden. Stop by Springs Bistro for a Tuscan-inspired cuisine, or choose Vista 180º Café for American classics. Unwind in the tropical Biosphere Pool Complex and choose from guest rooms, studios, or the Grand Villa for a comfortable stay. In the evening, enjoy live music at Crystal Springs Clubhouse.

With multiple indoor/outdoor event spaces, including the Big Sky Pavilion, the Emerald Ballroom, hosting up to 450 guests, or the Fire & Water Terrace, hosting up to 600, Grand Cascades Lodge is prepared to host teams of every size!

For team activities, tee off at one of the six golf courses, take the Vernon Valley Farm Tour and visit Downton Warwick!

With a stellar location, 6 golf courses, a pool complex, and multiple event spaces, this might well be your ultimate retreat location!

📍 Location: 

  • Asbury Park, New Jersey

🛫 Logistics

  • 57 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport
  • 60 miles from LaGuardia Airport 

🏠 Property feature: 

  • On-site spa
  • Multiple indoor/outdoor event spaces
  • On-site pool complex with indoor/outdoor pool
  • Private balconies and fire pits
  • 6 Resort golf courses

🔎 What to explore:

  • Scavenger Hunt (on-site)
  • Forest bathing & meditation (on-site)
  • Vernon Valley Farm Tour
  • Visit Downton Warwick
  • Take a behind the scenes tour of Black Dirt Distillery
  • Mountain biking at Mountain Creek Bike Park
  • Hike to the Beaver Dam

5. Lambertville Station: A Boutique Hotel Just an Hour from Philly and NYC

In the heart of Lambertville, New Jersey, you’ll find the renowned Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn, where 46 well-appointed rooms and suites await your team!

This 19th century train station was converted into an award-winning hotel, just one hour from Philadelphia and New York City. Dine at the on-site restaurant, where local ingredients are showcased with flair, giving you a fine dining experience on the Delaware River. Enjoy the Wine Cellar with 50+ Boutique Wines and savor the award-winning Sunday Brunch.

As for meeting spaces, this location features four venues, including a ballroom and meeting rooms suitable for 200 guests. Riverside Ballroom is the largest space and the riverfront terrace is perfect for cocktail receptions. Smaller gatherings seek out the intimacy of Creekside, Delaware or Board Rooms

For team-building activities, canoeing, kayaking, and rafting on the Delaware River is a great challenge for adventure seekers! Discover Font Hill Castle and hike the trails at Washington's Crossing Historic Park.

A stunning location with fantastic Delaware River views and town vistas. The perfect place to unwind and gather for team meetings!

📍 Location: 

  • Lambertville, New Jersey

🛫 Logistics

  • 11 miles from Trenton-Mercer Airport
  • 50 miles from Philadelphia Airport Marriott
  • 59 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 46 guest rooms and suites
  • 4 event venues (hosting up to 200 guests)
  • On-site business center

🔎 What to explore:

  • Catch a show at Bucks County Playhouse
  • See a concert at Riverside Symphonia
  • Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing and rafting on the Delaware River
  • Watch a performance at Music Mountain Theatre
  • Visit Peddler's Village, a Colonial village
  • Discover Font Hill Castle
  • Hike the trails at Washington's Crossing Historic Park

The Must Do Team-Building Activities in New Jersey

The ultimate corporate retreat in New Jersey might be just around the corner, courtesy of TeamOut's handpicked selection of team-building adventures! 

Whether your team craves outdoor adventures or cultural experiences, the Garden State has something for everyone. Set sail for a rafting expedition on the Delaware River, bask in the sun on the sandy shores of Cape May beaches, or embark on a hike to the Beaver Dam. For nature enthusiasts, a visit to the Cape May Bird Observatory promises an enriching experience. 

Here are some must-try team-building activities to elevate your retreat to new heights!

Outdoor Activities:

  • Visit Peddler's Village, a Colonial Village: Explore this spectacular year-round destination with your team. Peddler's Village is a storybook village with colonial-style buildings, award-winning gardens, and shopping, dining, and lodging options. It’s also a spot to celebrate traditions at annual festivals and seasonal events. There’s plenty to do and see at Peddler’s Village!
  • Discover Font Hill Castle: The building is an eclectic mix of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles. Fonthill Castle is designated a National Historic Landmark and has been featured in the Arts & Entertainment Network’s popular “America’s Castles” series. A great way to spend the day with your crew while learning about US history. 
  • Hike the Trails at Washington's Crossing Historic Park: Offering more than 500 acres of American history, the park preserves the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Take the 13-mile loop trail or the Green Dot Trail, which extends for 5 miles only. 
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting on the Delaware River: Enjoy a floating adventure on the Delaware River with Big Bear Gear River Tube rentals or take part in rafting adventures, perfect for beginners, families, and large groups. The Delaware River provides an expanse of crystal clear water and rapids all season long.
  • Take a Behind the Scenes Tour of Black Dirt Distillery: Take a behind the scenes tour of Black Dirt Distillery with your team and learn about the distillery process from start to finish. The tours leave from the tasting room at Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery at 114 Little York Road. Gather your team and hit this tour!
  • Mountain Biking at Mountain Creek Bike Park: Mountain Creek Bike Park offers world-class resort mountain biking just an hour's drive from New York City. Voted one of the "Best Bike Parks" in North America, Mountain Creek boasts over 40 miles of trails ranging from flowing machine-groomed cruisers to adrenaline-pumping fall lines downhill. An excellent activity for experienced bikers and adrenaline seekers!
  • Visiting the Charming Village of Warwick: Warwick is known for its wineries, farming community and its annual festival in October, Applefest. The town contains three villages: Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Warwick. Stop by nearby Dater Mountain Nature Park for nature landscapes or head to Sterling Lake, in the eastern part of town!
  • Vernon Valley Farm Tour: This working farm is located on 200 picturesque acres in Sussex County, Northwestern New Jersey, only about one hour from Manhattan. Vernon Valley Farm raises grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and naturally grown vegetables in Vernon, NJ, producing fresh, healthy, and flavorful food for the surrounding community.
  • TreEscape Aerial Adventure Ropes Course: The Aerial Obstacle Course is a ten-course tree climbing, zip-lining, and rope-swinging adventure placed amongst the trees of the Vernon Valley. There’s something challenging and fun for all ages and skill levels and it’s an adventure that you can keep coming back to! How does that sound for a team-building adventure?
  • Explore Cape May with Cape May Cycle Cruises: Cape May Cycle Cruises is the first and only pontoon pedal boat in South Jersey! An active way to experience the beautiful Cape May Harbor from the water with your team. What better way to explore Cape May than by enjoying a drink on comfortable cruising seats featuring a 10-person bar with built-in coolers and handrails?

Want to Plan Your Next Offsite in New Jersey? Ask our Experts!

Now that you have a wider perspective on what New Jersey has to offer, gear up for a fantastic corporate retreat! 

At TeamOut, we've curated a lineup of exciting activities suitable for everyone’s tastes, from exploring the historic trails of Washington's Crossing Historic Park or delving into the local arts scene in Downtown Warwick. 

Say goodbye to the office and hello to adventure as your team enjoys activities like touring Black Dirt Distillery or savor craft beers at Salt Water Market. From strolls in Cape May’s downtown to team bonding over a poolside soak overlooking Delaware River, New Jersey offers a combination of leisure and excitement for your crew. 

Let TeamOut handle the logistics, ensuring a smooth planning process tailored to your team's preferences and budget. 

Don't miss out – schedule a free call today and get ready to take your team retreat in the Garden State to the next level!

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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