Company retreats have been proven to be one of the most effective ways to increase productivity. They are mentally and emotionally beneficial and the perfect way to bond with your team. If you’re looking for a location for your next company retreat near San Francisco, you’re very lucky: there are dozens of beautiful destinations that are perfect for a relaxing and energetic retreat. These are the 5 best locations that our clients chose in Q3 of 2017:
Santa Cruz, Oh Santa Cruz. Gorgeous city just an hour from SFO. We have hosted dozens of companies in Santa Cruz in 2017 alone. One of the perks of Santa Cruz is the proximity between mountain and beach. From surfing to zip lining, Santa Cruz offers it all in the realm of outdoor experiences and team building activities. The experience options alone, make it one of our all-time favorite company retreat destinations. For workspace for your retreat, we've rented houses, cafe's, restaurants and a brewery for teams in the past. The best hotels also offer some unique meeting rooms and workspaces. Accommodation options are fantastic in Santa Cruz. Two of our favorite hotels to host teams are The Dream Inn and Hotel Paradox. Your team can also have access to the private Earth Missions Ranch just twenty minutes north of downtown Santa Cruz.
The Napa Valley is renowned for its wines and idyllic landscapes and it makes the perfect location for a productive and relaxing company retreat. Accommodation options include resorts and hotels like the Inn on Randolph and the Napa River Inn, which are perfect for company retreats as they also offer beautiful workspaces with stunning views of the Napa hills. An Earth Missions retreat in Napa most likely involves renting out a winery for workspace, a bike tour of 3-4 wineries and a dinner experience with local and organic ingredients.
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The Russian River is low-key, one of our favorite spots in California. It is a popular destination for retreat planning veterans and there are many specialized accommodations that offer beautiful workspaces as well as outdoor spaces to enjoy the incredible natural sites that the river offers. Russian River Vacation Home and Tipsy Timbers Russian River Retreat are definitely the most recommended because of their stunning locations and quality of their services. The Russian River Day Float is a must for any company looking for a fun and relaxing day with their team. A full-day float down the river includes a catered lunch half way and fantastic time throughout.
Lake Tahoe offers some of the most beautiful views and landscapes in California. With its clear blue waters and mountain surroundings, it is a unique location for a company retreat. One of the best accommodations for retreats is the Granlibakken, an Alpine-style resort surrounded by an enchanting forest, which offers workspaces and conference rooms. The lake offers many activities, depending on the time of the year you decide to go: from skiing to hiking to kayaking, the fresh and clean air of Tahoe will reinvigorate your employers’ minds.
The National Park of Yosemite is one of the most beautiful parks of the United States and definitely an exciting choice for an unforgettable company retreat. Yosemite Resorts offer a range of accommodations that are perfect for company retreats, the resort Yosemite View Lodge and Cedar Lodge in particular have spacious conference rooms and services specifically for company retreats. When it comes to possible activities, you will have a lot to choose from: a hike to one of our secret pools is always a hit. We like to run some form of an All-Hands on these hikes. Some amazing results come out of meetings in wild.
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