Are you planning your next company retreat? Do you want to have an unforgettable fun experience along with achieving the high-level goals of your company such as increasing the team building among the team members? Well, the most important factor behind a successful retreat is to select a unique, luxurious, glamorous, and trendy destination which should be casual and suitable for holding even the work sessions. And most importantly, a retreat should be never confined to four walls.
So if you are wondering about how to select the most suitable spot for your next company retreat then rest easy. We are presenting you the hottest locations for having a memorable retreat experience in 2018, the cool accommodations they offer and the unique experiences native to them. So let’s start!
1. Tofino, British Columbia
Tofino, located on the West coast of Vancouver Island, is a tiny town dotted with lakes, inlets, and even rainforests. It is undoubtedly the best place to go if you wish to go surfing on the rocky shores or the sandy beaches off the coast of Canada.
Although the town is fairly small, it lacks no amount of unique accommodations, be it exotic resorts, campsites, bed, and breakfast or a cozy cabin. If you wish to wake up to the sounds of the waves rushing to meet the shore then you should try rustic beachfront resorts such as the Ocean Village Beach Resort with small and private cozy cabins or if you are looking for a more eco-friendly option, try the Crystal Cove Beach Resort. High-end options such as the Long Beach Resort offering stylish rooms and cottages are also available. The Tofino Motel Harbourview offers relaxing rooms overlooking the harbor, the inlet, and the mountains.
Winter at Tofino comes with an onslaught of dramatic storms and skies and waves that roll in up to 20 feet high which attract storm watchers and any tourists looking for a thrill. The exposed coast experiences winds that build up over a long distance in the ocean and have resulted in the trademark bent trees lining the beaches at Tofino. Other activities include hiking, biking, surfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, golfing, wildlife viewing and of course, indulging in the numerous ancient cultural events at Tofino.
2. Bend, Oregon
Surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks and ancient lava tubes, Bend, Oregon has been rightly dubbed The Outdoor Playground of the West. With many exciting activities to offer from skiing at Mt. Bachelor to hiking up to the extinct volcano Pilot Butte, the town is located at a crossroads of a pristine pine forest and the high desert.
Bend offers a slew of lodging options to the tired tourist. Whether you wish to watch the evening sky from your camp or hide in a secret cabin in the forest, stay at a ski lodge or just be in a hotel downtown, Bend has it all. Mount Bachelor Village Resort is located among the tall pines of the forest on the slopes of the mountain offering the best rental rooms for families. Nestled beside the river is the Riverhouse on the Deschutes with all the luxury of an exquisite hotel room.
Bend is famous for its skiing opportunities on top of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains as well as the many hiking and biking trails. One trail leads straight to the extinct volcano, Pilot Butte. The Newberry National Volcanic Monument features the Lava River Cave, a huge lava river tube, which proves to be a one of a kind experience to watch. The Deschutes River offers tourists with many chances of fishing and other river activities. Other activities include paragliding, water rafting, rock climbing, camping and golfing.
3. Santa Cruz, CA
The Santa Cruz County features sandy beaches, mountains topped with redwoods, a buzzing downtown area, and acres of organic farms. The phenomenal wildlife, such as migrating gray whales, wintering monarchs, breeding elephant seals and bird watching consisting of more than 400 species of birds provides the tourist with a never seen before experience at Santa Cruz.
Whether you wish to stay near the crystal clear beaches, on the slopes of mountains among the redwoods, or in a downtown area with a burgeoning wine and beer scene, you can count on Santa Cruz to have it all. If you wish to stay downtown with a view of the pier and the beach as well as the boardwalk lined with gourmet restaurants then try the Beach Street Inns and Suites. Why go for a room, when you can book a whole house for yourself and family. The Blacks Beach Retreat offers you a private contemporary home right at the shores of the Twin Lakes Beach. The Highlight is the Pajaro Dunes Resort located off the Monterey Bay. Other popular accommodation sites include a Lighthouse Retreat, many family beach cottages, and oceanfront rental properties.
The Wilderness and the Wildlife at Santa Cruz are the main attraction. Apart from those, biking and hiking trails into the redwood topped mountains are available as well. Other water activities such as swimming, fishing, and yachting provide the tourists with a unique experience.
4. Steamboat, Colorado
Steamboat Springs is the home to the Steamboat Ski Resort nestled between 6 peaks including the Mount Verner. The city is famous for its geothermal springs said to have therapeutic properties.
Steamboat Springs offers many lodging options for travelers whether it be grand hotels, vacation resorts or small inns. The Steamboat Resort located right on Mount Werner offers a vacation getaway where the tourists can ski the snow-capped mountain or engage in other fun activities such as snow sports, lifting, riding the Gondola etc. Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs offers tourists to live right near the popular hot springs and bask in their therapeutic properties while staying at a luxury hotel. If you are looking for a rustic lodge, then the Western Lodge might serve you best!
The highlight of the town is the numerous geothermal springs dotting the small town. These springs offer you and your whole family a treat. Adults especially love them because of how relaxing the hot springs are. Other activities in the area include skiing the top of mountains or across the country, scenic Gondola rides, hot air balloon tours, snowsports, horseback riding, Nastar racing, Tubing and spa treatments.
5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole is a wonderland whether it be winter or summer. When summer rolls around, the place offers numerous activities such as whitewater rafter, hiking, biking etc. while in the winters, Jackson Hole is great for skiing and ice skating. The place is surrounded by the Teton Range stretching all around it and is near the famous Yellowstone National Park.
Whether it be slopeside lodges in the Teton Village or rustic hotels, Jackson Hole comes with its own unique lodging options. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences is the Number One Luxury hotel in the area. It offers many facilities such as a Spa, Indoor pools, Outdoor Heated Pools and is great to stay in if you wish to go skiing at the Teton Ranges. The Grand Teton Lodge Company is located at a hotspot which allows tourists to enjoy skiing on the Teton Range as well as visiting the Yellowstone National Park. Other Bed and breakfasts and luxurious resorts provide you with the ultimate comfort while breathing in the mountain air.
Surrounded by many National parks such as the Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Teton National Park as well as the National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole provides families with a unique chance to get in touch with nature. There are many activities available at Jackson Hole including winter activities such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, winter bike tours. Other activities include paragliding and hiking through the Teton Range.
6. Sun Valley, Idaho
Ski Areas near Dollar mountain and Bald Mountain is what makes Sun Valley such a hot spot for a resort town. With miles of hiking trails, the resort town has proven to be the ultimate hiking town for most tourists.
All lodging, whether it be historic lodges, modern condos or charming cozy cottages are within sight of popular tourist destinations. The slopeside Sun Valley Lodge offers the tourist with a luxurious stay with a scenic view of the mountains. An ideal location to enjoy all outdoor activities would be the Sun Valley Townhouses which are located on the White Clouds golf course. The Townhouses are great for families looking for a private cottage and that is within reach of other activities. Other options include apartment rental options such as the Deluxe Condos or small cottages or village Condos.
The mountains are certainly a joyride for any adrenaline junkies looking for a quick skiing fix or any hiking addicts looking for a trail. Sun Valley has miles of trails built for hiking and biking into the mountains. Other options include skiing, fun sleigh rides, ice skating, swimming, golfing, fly fishing, summer skating and watching spectacular Ice shows!
7. Big Island, Hawaii
The Big Island of Hawaii features diverse sand beaches, lush rainforests, 2 active volcanoes the Kilauea and Mauna Loa located in the Volcanoes National Park. The natural beauty and the diverse ecological features are what make the island the most in-demand site for vacationing.
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a unique stunning resort hotel with impeccable grounds and a lovely view of the crystal clear blue ocean. There are many beautiful beachfront resorts and hotels with the best ocean view and luxurious feel such as the Mauna Lani Resort, Hawaii Orchid Resort, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel etc. There are many bed and breakfasts as well as numerous rental homes present on the Big Island.
The Big Island is rich in culture. It has many Tropical Gardens such as the Nani Mau Gardens. There are also several waterfalls such as the Rainbow Falls and the Akaka Falls. The two Volcanoes are a great sight to see as well and offer a unique never seen before experience. Other activities include kayaking with dolphins, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, biking, swimming, zip lining, submarine tours, spas, sunbathing, diving, and volcano adventures.
So what are you waiting for? Pick a place, plan your retreat and start moving!