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12 stunning corporate retreat locations across NYC for 2024

From strategic planning to team building, New York promises corporate retreats as dynamic as the city itself. From leafy Hudson Valley manors, to contemporary comfort of hotels within walking distance of Central Park, some of the world’s most inspiring venues set the stage for inspirational journey. But the question is with so many incredible options, where do you begin? 

New York City is a treasure trove of possibilities. Explore Central Park on a bike ride, catch a Broadway show, or unwind with a stroll along the High Line.

However, it’s not just the city that has plenty to offer! NYC’s surrounding areas, such as New Jersey and Connecticut, offer diverse places immersed in nature that promise a tranquil, serene retreat.

With TeamOut as your guide, we've handpicked the best corporate retreat locations tailored to your team's preferences and goals. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or team-building activities, we've got you covered! 

Let's elevate your corporate retreat experience with our curated selection of venues in and around the Big Apple!

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Best corporate Retreat Venues Near NYC 

1. AutoCamp Catskills: The Signature AutoCamp Experience in the Heart of Catskill Mountains

AutoCamp Catskills offers a fresh twist on corporate retreats! Nestled in the heart of Upstate New York's forests, this venue brings the AutoCamp experience to the East Coast.

Take your pick from Airstreams, Luxury Tents, or Cabins, each offering a comfortable retreat. Start your day with morning meditation and yoga.

Savor delicious meals from The Kitchen and General Store, offering everything from breakfast to late-night snacks. Don't miss their signature Grill Kits and local beer!

With three event spaces and premium dining options, AutoCamp accommodates teams of all sizes. The Clubhouse and The Hudson are perfect for reception dinners, while The Woodstock, featuring 2,800 square feet, offers spacious comfort.

For team bonding, explore the nearby town of Woodstock, hike the Catskill Mountains, or hit the slopes at Hunter Mountain. AutoCamp Catskills promises an excellent combination of work and play!

A camping experience has never felt so comfortable! Stay at AutoCamp Catskills and witness first-class amenities in perfect communion with nature.

2. Tarrytown House Estate on Hudson: A 26-Acre Lush Property Along the Hudson River

Tarrytown House Estate is an iconic Westchester retreat that blends 19th century Gilded Age mansions with modern meeting facilities across 26 acres. The estate is anchored by two historic mansions, the King Mansion and the Biddle Mansion

Choose between  guest rooms or Georgian-style suites. At Goosefeather, Chef Dale Talde  puts a twist on traditional Cantonese cuisine, paying tribute to Hong Kong’s culinary scene with a focus on noodles and dumplings. As for meetings, head to the Duke or the West terraces, hosting up to 300 guests each, or the Biddle Mansion, for private dining. The estate offers indoor and outdoor event spaces, including a grand ballroom, a historic mansion, a riverside pavilion, and multiple breakout rooms. 

Unwind by the pool, hit the fitness center, play a tennis game with your team or explore the Rockefeller State Park and The Pathway.

A tranquil escape by the Hudson River that combines historic ambiance and modern amenities!

📍 Location: 

  •  Tarrytown, New York

🛫 Logistics

  • 28 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) 

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 212 guest rooms (112 single+100 double) 
  •   Outdoor pool and sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor sports facilities 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Washington Irving’s home
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
  • Rockefeller State Park
  • The Pathway
  • Lyndhurst Castle 

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3. Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection: 140 Acres of Tranquil Bliss Just Outside the Big Apple

Escape the city at Wildflower Farms, a gem just 90 minutes from NYC in Gardiner, NY. Spanning 140 acres, it's the ultimate retreat destination. With 65 accommodations, from cabins and cottages to suites, there's something for everyone.

Discover six versatile meeting venues like the Green Room, for intimate gatherings, the Marigold Room, ideal for receptions, or the Maplehouse barn for larger gatherings of up to 100 guests. Indulge in Clay's farm-to-table menu or savor coffee and pastries at The Great Porch.

Relax at the Dew Bar by the pool or treat yourself at Thistle Spa. For team bonding, climb the Shawangunk Ridge, try honey tasting, or hike the Hudson Valley. Isn't this the perfect blend of work and play?

At The Great Porch, your team can connect over coffee and pastries overlooking a stunning nature backdrop. How wonderful is that?

📍 Location:

  • Gardiner, New York

🛫 Logistics:

  • 18 miles from New York Stewart International Airport
  • 80 miles from LaGuardia Airport
  • 86 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport

🏠 Property feature:

  • 65 accommodations
  • Flexible indoor/outdoor event spaces
  • Outdoor pool
  • On-site spa
  • Tennis, Pickleball, and Basketball courts

🔎 What to explore:

  • Terroir of Honey Tasting (on-site) and Cooking Class “Butter & Biscuits” (on-site)
  • Hiking in the Hudson Valley
  • Cycling in the Hudson Hills
  • Sailing on the Hudson (departing from Kingston town)
  • Walking trails into Mohonk Preserve or Minnewaska State Park
  • Rock climbing along the Shawangunk Ridge

4. The Pridwin: A 10-Acre Classic American Resort on on the Shelter Island Shoreline

Nestled on Crescent Beach, The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages overlooks the Peconic Bay. With its classic American charm and modern amenities, this 10-acre retreat offers hotel rooms and cozy cottages with private decks and gas fireplaces.

Indulge in classic Long Island cuisine made from high-quality, local ingredients at The Terrace, where live music sets the scene, or sip on craft cocktails at Crescent Bar. Start your day with a yoga session, then cool off in the water-view pool or pamper yourself at the Pridwin Spa, the ultimate relaxing retreat on Shelter Island.

With spacious meeting spaces like Frost and Morgan rooms, along with several breakout spaces, events host up to 125 guests. For team-building, paddleboard along Shelter Island shores, explore Mashomack Preserve, or savor a beer tasting at Shelter Island Craft Brewery. Your next team outing? An outstanding experience at The Pridwin.

Located on Crescent Beach, this retreat is close enough to the city of New York, but at the same time provides a tranquil, serene setting for your next team offsite!

📍Location:

  • Shelter Island, New York

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 54 miles from Long Island MacArthur Island (ISP)
  • 75 miles from Tweed New Haven Airport

🏠 Property feature:

  • 5 event spaces hosting up to 125 guests
  • Outdoor pool
  • On-site spa & sauna
  • On-site fitness center
  • Tennis court

🔎 What to explore:

  • Paddleboarding on the shores of Shelter Island
  • Explore the Mashomack Preserve
  • Beer tasting at Shelter Island Craft Brewery
  • Visit White Oak Wines Garden
  • Stop by Shelter Island Historical Society

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5. Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa: A Retreat in One of the Most Glorious Beaches on Long Island

Reward your team with a beachside getaway at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa in Montauk, New York.

Choose from 158 rooms, suites, and beachfront cottages. Step outside to a 2,000-foot long private sand beach.Unwind at the Seawater Spa & BathHouse, take a dip in the indoor saltwater pool, or try a yoga session with your crew. Dine at Scarpetta Beach for Italian classics and seasonal dishes, fresh seafood selections, and a world-class wine list. Join your team at The Firepit, an outdoor lounge featuring ocean views, specialty cocktails, and a selection of light bites.

Gurney's Montauk Resort  features multiple indoor/outdoor event venues, including The Beach Club and the Top Deck. The Great Hall, a seaside venue, hosts up to 300 participants. Team-building activities range from mixology sessions to shopping at Montauk Farmers Market or hiking the trails of Montauk Point State Park.

With indoor and outdoor event spaces, ocean views, and delicious dining options, nothing is missing from Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa!

📍Location:

  • Montauk, New York

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 120 miles from Block Island (BID) Airport
  • 130 miles from Theodore Francis Green State (PVD) 

🏠 Property feature:

  • 158 rooms, suites, and cottages
  • On-site spa
  • On-site fitness center
  • Indoor saltwater pool
  • Private beach 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Don't miss the Montauk Music Festival (seasonal) 
  • The Montauk Lighthouse
  • Stop by Montauk Farmers Market
  • Hike the trails of Montauk Point State Park

6. Madison Beach Hotel: An Elegant Spa Resort on the Coast of Connecticut

Escape right on the coast at Madison Beach Hotel, a refined Connecticut spa resort overlooking the Long Island Sound. 

Wake up to oceanfront yoga sessions before sharing ideas during team meetings. When sessions finish, wander the private beach just steps outside your door. 

Enjoy the Sound of the Sea spa and recharge! The Porch restaurant offers alfresco dining and breathtaking views, while coastal cuisine awaits at The Wharf.

Choose from five flexible rooms with ocean views or the outdoor lawn and beachside event space. The ballroom overlooks the Long Island Sound, accommodating up to 200 guests. Featuring 4,606 square feet of total meeting space, the largest room boasts 2,688 square feet.

Gather your team for a tour at the Chamard Vineyard, visit Downton Madison, or explore the Hammonasset Beach State Park.

With 5 meeting spaces hosting up to 200 guests, your team has all the space they need for a successful gathering!

📍Location:

  • Madison, Connecticut

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 54 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL)

🏠 Property feature:

  • 34 single rooms 
  • 5 meeting space for up to 200 people 
  • On-site spa 
  • On-site fitness center
  • Private beach

🔎 What to explore:

  • Chamard Vineyard
  • Visit downton Madison
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center

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7. Eastwind Hotel Windham: Your Team’s “Almost Camping” Experience in the Catskills

Book your stay in the heart of the Catskills! Eastwind Hotel Windham offers the ultimate all-season retreat. Known as "The Land in the Sky," Windham sets the perfect backdrop for your corporate getaway.

Choose from Scandinavian-style rooms or Lushna minimalist cabins, providing a fantastic glamping experience. With 16 guest rooms and 10 cabins, there's ample space for your team to relax.

Sip hand-shaken cocktails at the cozy Bar & Lounge or unwind in the Wood Barrel Sauna, boasting two Scandinavian-style saunas nestled in nature. Gather your team around the fire pits or relax in hammocks and take in the fresh air. Complimentary bikes are available for exploring Windham.

For team bonding, dine at The Windham Local, offsite, hike the Windham Path, or venture to Colgate Lake and the Adirondack Mountains. It's time to elevate your corporate retreat at Eastwind Hotel Windham!

An “almost camping” experience with top-notch accommodations and amenities. The best part? Your team is immersed in nature!

📍 Location:

  • Windham, New York

🛫 Logistics:

  • 63 miles from Albany International Airport
  • 83 miles from New York Stewart International Airport

🏠 Property feature:

  • 16 guest rooms and 10 cabins
  • On-site sauna
  • Hammocks
  • Fire pits

🔎 What to explore:

  • Dine at The Windham Local or Millrock Restaurant
  • Explore Windham by bike
  • Mountain Brook Farm
  • Windham Farmers Market
  • Colgate Lake
  • Hike the Windham Path and the Huckleberry Trail

8. Baron's Cove: Your Team’s Premier Refuge in the Hamptons 

Escape to Baron's Cove resort in the Hamptons for a memorable team-building experience, overlooking the waters of Sag Harbor. This resort offers 67 appointed rooms and suites with intimate patios and harbor views. 

The on-site restaurant is a classic All-American dining room offering Long Island fare, with locally-sourced vegetables, fish, and meats. Join your team and enjoy live music at the Lounge after a day of meetings and activities. Baron’s Cove provides an exceptional event space in the Hamptons, suitable for company meetings or group gatherings. The private event room suits groups up to 55 participants. Enjoy strategy and visioning sessions with abundant natural light, steps from the sand. 

For team-activities, explore Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island, go for a wine tasting at Wolffer Estate Vineyard and visit the Sag Harbor Historical Society.

The Hamptons is always a good idea, right? Stay at lush accommodations just a stone’s throw from beach fun!

📍 Location: 

  • Sag Harbor, New York

🛫 Logistics

  • 90 miles from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
  • 91 miles from Tweed New Haven Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 67 guest rooms
  • 1 meeting space (up to 55 people) 
  • On-site swimming pool 
  • On-site fitness center 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Explore Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island
  • Wine tasting at Wolffer Estate Vineyard 
  • Visit the Sag Harbor Historical Society
  • Head to Havens Beach
  • Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts

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9. 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!

📍 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


Best corporate retreat venues in NYC

10. Collective Governors Island: 173 Acres of Island Retreat Just 8 Minutes from NYC

Experience luxury camping like never before at Collective Governors Island, just a quick ferry ride from downtown Manhattan. Surrounded by lush greenery and views of the New York Harbor, this is your ultimate retreat location!  

Reset while exploring morning yoga, slow bike rides, culinary explorations, and sunset cocktails. Featuring freestanding accommodations, you can find the Great Lawn and Sunset Terrace in the center, where activities and entertainment take place.

À la carte menu includes seafood grilled over a wood flame and farm-to-island cuisine, perfect for al fresco dining. Hosting up to 30 guests, the retreat features 3 unique meeting spaces - the Collective Pavilion, the Collective Commons, Three Peaks Lodge - and The Great Lawn, overlooking the Statue of Liberty. 

For team activities, fly fishing in the Eagle River, having a drink at Island Oyster, or exploring the Laven­der Field in Earth Matter are all great options!

Host brainstorming meetings overlooking the Statue of Liberty - How inspirational is that?

📍Location:

  • New York, New York

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 8-minute ferry from New York City 

🏠 Property feature:

  • 32 rooms
  • 3 meeting space (up to 80 people) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • On-site Spa 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Fly fishing in the Eagle River 
  • Have a drink at Island Oyster 
  • ycling the 2.1-mile loop trail around the island

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11. 1 Hotel Central Park: Your NYC Sanctuary, Right Off Central Park

Just a few steps from Central Park you’ll find 1 Hotel Central Park, an eco-friendly haven offering unique event spaces.

Meals are all farm-to-fork and handcrafted for you by Chef Jonathan Waxman. At the daily market stand, you'll find fresh seasonal fruits, great to start the day in a healthy way!

Choose from 6 event spaces, including the Great Lawn and the Jams Room, hosting up to 100 guests

Recharge at The Field House, the state-of-the-art gym or get down to business at The Hive, the on-site business hub, where you can gather a small group and discuss ideas.

Take a chill pill and brainstorm boldly amid New York City, mere steps from Central Park, and explore nearby attractions like Rockefeller Center and Carnegie Hall. Catch a Broadway Show and enjoy your stay in the Big Apple!

An eco-friendly experience with a privileged location next to the iconic Central Park.

📍Location:

  • New York, New York

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 11 miles from La Guardia Airport (LGA) 
  • 22 miles from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)

🏠 Property feature:

  • 235 rooms
  • 1 meeting space up to 60 people 
  • On-site restaurant & Bar 
  • On-site fitness center 
  • On-site Spa 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Carnegie Hall 
  • Museum of Modern Art 
  • Cycling in Central Park
  • Visit the Central Park Zoo
  • Explore The High Line

12. Virgin Hotels New York City: An Avant-Garde Hotel in the Heart of Manhattan

In the heart of Manhattan's NoMad neighborhood you can find Virgin Hotels New York City, an avant-garde hotel offering diverse accommodations and event spaces.

Everdene is the place to savor stunning views of the Empire State Building, handcrafted cocktails, and a chic atmosphere -  eat your dinner or snack on some bar bites in this rooftop oasis along Broadway and 30th St. Take a dip in the 4th floor outdoor pool, unwind at the spa or challenge yourself at the fitness center.

As for meeting spaces, Virgin Hotel offers flexible configurations, multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, an outdoor lawn and spectacular views, making it a top choice for corporate retreats of any size!

The hotel's central location makes it easy to access iconic attractions like the New York Stock Exchange, the Yankees Stadium, Broadway, Top of the Rock and Madison Square Park.

Sip on a cocktail at the glamorous rooftop bar at Virginia Hotel New York City! Take in the stunning skyline views and enjoy the moment.

📍Location:

  • New York, New York

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 9 miles from La Guardia Airport (LGA) 
  • 16 miles from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)

🏠 Property feature:

  • 460 rooms 
  • 8 meeting spaces
  • Outdoor swimming pool 
  • On-site fitness center 
  • On-site Spa 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Yankees Stadium 
  • Broadway theater district
  • Top of the Rock
  • Madison Square Park
  • Empire State Building
  • New York City Botanical Garden

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Want to Plan Your Next Company Retreat in NYC? Ask our Experts!

Have you been dreaming of a corporate retreat in the Big Apple for way too long? Now it’s time to take action and set up for a fantastic team outing in the heart of NYC!

Explore Rockefeller State Park, visit the charming village of Warwick, take a stroll down the High Line, and catch a Broadway Musical - There are no limits to what New York can offer. After all, this is the city that never sleeps, right?

Whether you choose to stay in Manhattan or in the surrounding areas, the possibilities for adventure and relaxation are endless!

Let TeamOut handle the logistics with our expert planning tailored to your preferences and budget.

Schedule a complimentary call today and let's kick off this NYC adventure!

About the author
Thomas Mazimann
published on
May 9, 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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