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7 Stunning Corporate Retreat Locations in Upstate New York for 2024

Upstate New York emerges as the ultimate destination for your next corporate retreat with its prime location between the city of New York and the state capital, Albany.

Renowned for its agricultural industry, including maple syrup and fruit production, as well as wine making, Upstate New York features small farms and vast outdoor spaces perfect for hikes. Famous for hosting the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, this region is equally celebrated for its Adirondack Mountains, Finger Lakes, and the Niagara Falls.

TeamOut is dedicated to elevating your team's energy, fostering connections, and crafting tailored experiences.

Whether you choose to climb the Shawangunk Ridge, discover the landscapes of the Hudson Valley, explore the streets of Saugerties, or simply unwind by the Colgate Lake, we got your back!

Grab your laptops and pack your bags! Let’s turn your Upstate New York retreat into a journey your team will remember for years to come!

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1. Hotel Lilien: Your Ultimate Catskills Boutique Hotel

Located just a stone’s throw from Hunter Mountain, the Hotel Lilien is a reference in the area. This 18-room boutique hotel and cocktail bar is a standout destination when it comes to dining and outdoor adventures.Head to Cocktail Bar & Lounge and sip on seasonal cocktails, craft beers, and taste a selection of wine. Savor small and large dishes, ideal for sharing.With a full corporate buyout, enjoy exclusive access to a wood-paneled library, sprawling deck, wood burning stove, outdoor fire pit, and swimming pool. With outstanding options for hiking and skiing, indulge in guided nature walks or hit the slopes with your team for a memorable day of team bonding!

Indulge in seasonal cocktails by the outdoor pool during Happy Hour and make the most of the tranquil, serene environment at Hotel Lilien’s.

📍 Location: 

  • Tannersville, New York

🛫 Logistics

  • 47.5 miles from New York Stewart International Airport
  • 42.7 miles miles from Albany International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 18 accommodations
  • Cocktail bar
  • Private dining room
  • Outdoor swimming pool

🔎 What to explore:

  • Hiking trails in the Hunter Mountain area
  • Explore Huckleberry Rail Trail
  • Discover Mountain Top Arboretum
  • Sightseeing in Tannersville Village
  • Visit Tannersville Antique & Artisan Center

2. 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

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.

📍 Location: 

  • Catskills, New York

🛫 Logistics

  • 50 miles from New York Stewart International Airport
  • 55 miles from Albany International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • Airstreams, luxury tents, and cabins
  • On-site grocery store
  • Three event spaces, including 2,800 sq.ft. The Woodstock venue

🔎 What to explore:

  • Hiking trails in the Catskill Mountains
  • Forest bathing in the Catskills
  • Skiing on the Hunter Mountain
  • Have a night out in Woodstock
  • Visit the town of Saugerties

4. 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

Woodloch Pines Resort: Prepare for Team-Bonding Fun in the Pocono Mountains 

Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, Woodloch Pines Resort awaits your next corporate retreat! With over 1,200 acres and room for over 1,000 guests, it’s located just 90 miles from NYC.

Choose from spacious accommodations, including guest rooms and vacation rental homes with three to six bedrooms.

Experience the Woodloch spirit with Meal Plan Dining, setting the day’s agenda at breakfast, lunch as activities wind down, and dinner before evening entertainment. Indulge in culinary delights at The Inn at Woodloch Pines or The Grille Room at Woodloch Springs.

Explore three miles of nature trails, paintball, indoor/outdoor pools, rock climbing, zip-lining, and more! With 4 meeting rooms accommodating up to 600 participants, plus a range of team-building activities like Woodloch’s Olympics and Amazing Race, your corporate retreat at Woodloch Pines Resort promises fun and bonding!

Make the most of the breathtaking lake views, outdoor swimming pool, and the array of suggested team-building activities at Woodloch Pines Resort!

📍 Location: 

  • Hawley, Pennsylvania

🛫 Logistics

  • 55 miles from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport
  • 66 miles New York Stewart International Airport
  • 66 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 4 meeting rooms (hosting up to 600 people)
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • On-site fitness center & spa
  • Tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts
  • Woodloch Springs’ 18-hole Golf course 

🔎 What to explore:

  • Explore Lake Teedyuskung
  • Discover the Pocono Mountains
  • Climb aboard the Lake Wallenpaupack boat tour
  • Stop by Bushkill Falls
  • Bass fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack

Wylder Hotel Windham: Your Basecamp for Adventures in the Catskill Mountains 

Looking for the ideal spot for your corporate retreat? Look no further than Wylder Hotel Windham! With over a century of heritage and sprawling on 20 acres of land, it's the prime venue for your team getaway.

With the Batavia Kill River flowing nearby and views of Windham Mountain, the hotel accommodates up to 137 guests in 110 guest rooms and suites, including the charming four-bedroom Farmhouse.

With three indoor meeting spaces and four outdoor areas, including Killside & Tamarack Garden, there's no shortage of venues! Host a brainstorming session at The Main Lodge, spanning 3,400 square feet, accommodating up to 200 guests.

Try delicious meals at Babblers, featuring beef stew and butternut squash risotto, and satisfy your sweet tooth at Babblers Bakery. Don't miss out on exploring the nearby Vineyard at Windham or taking a stroll along the scenic Windham Path!

Featuring seven indoor/outdoor event spaces and stunning views of Windham Mountain, this is a top-choice for your next team outing! 

📍 Location: 

  • Windham, New York

🛫 Logistics

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

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 110 guest rooms and suites
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Pickleball courts
  • On-site wood fired saunas
  • Fire Pits

🔎 What to explore:

  • Tee off at Windham Country Club’s 18-hole public golf course
  • Visit the Vineyard at Windham
  • Skiing at Windham Mountain
  • Explore the Windham Path
  • Horseback riding at Bailiwick Animal Park

The Stone Gate Resort: An Adirondack-Style Resort With Spectacular Recreation Areas

Looking for the ultimate lakeside retreat for your corporate getaway? Look no further than this 8-acre destination - The Stone Gate Resort on Lake George!

Nestled amidst towering pine trees, this Adirondack-style resort offers cabins, guest rooms, and suites with a touch of rustic charm. 

Indulge in delicious dining experiences at nearby hotspots like Adirondack Pub & Brewery, for craft beers & American comfort food, The Brasserie at Bayside, for high-quality farm-to-table cuisine, or Log Jam restaurant, serving up steaks and seafood.

With an on-site game room, private beach, and outdoor recreation areas including pickleball and basketball courts, there's never a dull moment! Venture out to the Adirondack Adventure Center for thrilling whitewater rafting and treetop adventures, or explore the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves. Get ready for a memorable corporate retreat at The Stone Gate Resort!

Unwind on the private sandy beach and enjoy the outdoor recreation areas with your team!

📍 Location: 

  • Lake George, New York

🛫 Logistics

  • 56 miles from Albany International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • Private sandy beach
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • On-site fitness center
  • Game room
  • Outdoor recreation areas - pickleball, bocce, and basketball courts

🔎 What to explore:

  • Adirondack Adventure Center - for Lazy River Tubing, Whitewater Rafting, and Treetop Adventures
  • Explore Fort William Henry
  • Visit Natural Stone Bridge and Caves
  • Embark on a cruise on Lake George
  • Adirondack Balloon Festival (seasonal)

The Must Do Team-Building Activities in Upstate New York

Revitalize your team with a fantastic Upstate New York retreat! At TeamOut, we're all about trading monotony for thrilling adventures tailored to your team’s style and budget.

Picture your crew scaling new heights with rock climbing sessions along the Shawangunk Ridge. Get tickets to the Adirondack Balloon Festival and prepare to be mesmerized by a sky full of hot air balloons!

Visit the vineyards of Windham and savor local wines with your team before heading to Bushkill Falls. 

Get ready to recharge, reconnect, and create memories with TeamOut in Upstate New York!

  • Adirondack Balloon Festival: It’s Adirondack Balloon Festival’s 50th Anniversary this year! Get ready for this four-day event: The oldest and largest hot air balloon event on the East Coast! Admissions are free!
  • Adirondack Adventure Center: If your team is adventurous and always looking for the next adrenaline-boosting challenge, head to Adirondack Adventure Center, offering outdoor activities like Lazy River Tubing, Whitewater Rafting, and Ziplining Activities. Located just 5 minutes from Lake George and 25 minutes from Saratoga Springs, this is a prime spot for exciting adventures.
  • Skiing at Windham Mountain: The Windham Mountain Club features six progressive terrain parks for skiers and riders of all abilities. Whether you're a freestyle expert or just starting out, there's a park for you and your crew!
  • Explore the Windham Path: This path consists of a 1.5-mile loop, providing the only public access to the Batavia Kill Stream. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Great Northern Catskills.The Windham Path is an extremely popular path for leisurely biking and walking, and is suitable for all ages.
  • Horseback Riding at Bailiwick Animal Park: The Ranch is located on 300 private acres at the foot of the Catskill mountains. Make the most of the scenic mountain trail rides, pony rides, and riding lessons, taking place every day, all year.
  • Bass Fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack: The lake is a great waterway for fishing. Catch everything from smallmouth bass to largemouth bass, walleye, pickerel, and yellow perch. Lake Wallenpaupack is 13 miles long with 52 miles of uninterrupted shoreline.
  • Have a Night Out in Woodstock: Woodstock is a wonderful walking village! Just two hours away from New York City, Woodstock is a charming little Catskills oasis where fewer than 6,000 residents prop up an art, religion, music, and theater scene worthy of national attention. For a prime experience, stop by Bearsville Theater, The Woodstock Pub, or Station Bar & Curio.
  • Visit the Town of Saugerties: Saugerties is a quaint little town in the Hudson Valley. Stop by the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, visit the Saugerties Lighthouse, and discover Saugerties’ Antique Gallery. 
  • Mountain Brook Farm: Mountain Brook Farm is family owned and operated, offering New York Trail Rides and Farm Experiences. It’s located 7 miles from Windham in the Northern Catskills.
  • Windham Farmers’ Market: You can’t miss Windham Farmers’ Market every Saturday! Buy everything from vegetables, to baked goods, teas, honey, maple syrup, pottery, flowers, soaps and more. Where? Just on 5410 Route 23, in front of The Windham Local Public House.
  • Rock Climbing Along the Shawangunk Ridge: The Gunks (short for Shawangunks) is one of the premier climbing areas in the country. The typical rock climbing season runs from April through mid-December. Enjoy the different rock climbing spots with your team, like Peter’s Kill Area!

Want to Plan Your Next Retreat in Upstate New York? Ask our Experts!

Start an exciting journey through the landscapes of Upstate New York! 

Cruise along the waters of Lake George, saddle up for a horseback riding adventure at Bailiwick Animal Park, hit the slopes for some epic skiing at Windham Mountain, or explore the shores of Lake Teedyuskung. Whatever you choose to do, TeamOut’s got your back!

Break away from the office routine and let TeamOut curate the perfect retreat tailored to your team's budget, culture, and objectives. Leave the planning to us while you focus on making memories!

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About the author
Thomas Mazimann
published on
June 10, 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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