It’s time for your company’s annual retreat, which means it’s time to maximize your teams’ in-person conversations and connections. But what’s work with no play? Re-energize your team with memorable experiences at our full-service vacation homes in the most sought-after destinations. From our selection of private communities, hotel takeovers, and multi-acre estates, our offsites team provides work-optimized spaces and manages the entire experience so your team can focus on productivity.
As more and more teams have gone remote, where you decide to recharge has become even more important. Here are 7 corporate retreat venues curated specifically for large groups eager to collaborate.
1. The Polo Villas by AvantStay – Coachella Valley, California
The ultimate desert oasis awaits at The Polo Villas. This gated community features 11 villas with five-and six-bedrooms each, all equipped with expansive pools, spa areas, and outdoor firepits. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, your team will have ample room to spread out and come together, respectively. Each villa’s open concept and fully-equipped living space makes it the perfect setting for constructive gatherings. With expansive and inviting yard spaces paired with La Quinta’s temperate weather, The Polo Villas are the perfect venue for your out-of-office vacation.
2. Shakespeare on the Hudson – Hudson Valley, New York
*Note this is a buyout consisting of two homes located 1 mile apart. Each home has 11 bedrooms.
The historic Shakespeare on the Hudson, made up of River House and River Lodge homes, are architectural wonders of the 19th century. In one home, enjoy a game room and river-side pool. Plus, a great lawn and separated deck give you and your team plenty of opportunities to spend your days inside or outside. The other invites you to river views from every room, a two-story rustic library, and an additional pool and hot tub.
These homes allow your team to spread out amongst two corporate retreat venues with plenty of space to convene in the common areas and yard spaces. Approximately a two-hour drive from New York City, this northeastern space is the perfect getaway for teams looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for some R&R time.
3. The Chapel Compound – Charleston, South Carolina
If you’re looking for an east coast escape that still has the charm of a southern city, look no further than The Chapel Compound. This is a three-home property with 13 bedrooms in the heart of downtown Charleston that’s also a renovated wedding chapel. With the additional two carriage house suites, The Chapel Compound boasts a total of 3 kitchens, 13 beds, and 12.5 bathrooms, making the conversion of these historic buildings the perfect corporate retreat venue.
Make yourself at home with the beautiful indoor-outdoor living spaces including an enclosed patio, hot tub, upstairs balconies, firepits, and more. With just a few short blocks from the lively King Street, your team night out is just a walk away.
4. Marlin – Emerald Coast 30A, Florida
Within the 20-mile stretch of beaches along Florida’s famous Emerald Coast, lies AvantStay’s Marlin. This coastal home features 10 comfortable bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, allowing for the perfect ambiance for your team to hop between the beach and the home amenities. Enjoy the entertainment room equipped with a bar, shuffleboard, and ping pong table, as well as having a billiards table, pool, and open-air dining room at your disposal.
Not enough room for your team? Spread out amongst our many homes in the Emerald Coast, many of which are walking distance from each other and the beach.
5. Wanderer – Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Tennessee
If your company is looking for a custom Appalachian retreat, look no further than Wanderer, a massive, custom cabin located in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. This home is designed with your team in mind, with an ensuite bathroom for every bedroom, dual dining tables to ensure plenty of seating for everyone, and entertainment at every turn. Wanderer features a unique indoor pool, spacious decks, a luxurious hot tub, multiple grills, and even a home theater. If you’re looking to experience your corporate retreat in the Smoky Mountains in comfort and style, there’s nowhere that offers more space, amenities, and entertainment than Wanderer.
6. 121 Hotel Buyout – Nashville, Tennessee
For those who prefer a more classic hotel experience for your corporate retreat, checkout The 121 Hotel by AvantStay in Nashville, Tennessee. With the residential-style design, each room’s contemporary look makes you feel like your own Nashville luxury pied-á-terre. Offering the ultimate flexibility, the 121 Hotel allows your team to reserve individual rooms, suites, floors, or the entire building for an extraordinary experience.
A total of 16 bedrooms, including the Penthouse Suites, presidential-style rooms, and bunk rooms where each floor contains a living area and a full kitchen. Additionally, with several breakout spaces, lounges, a banquet/ meeting room, and a dedicated catering kitchen, this corporate retreat venue has endless possibilities for you and your team.
7. Starlight Estate – Coachella Valley, California
If you’re looking for a way to accommodate and impress your company in Coachella Valley, California, Starlight Estate is calling your name. This sprawling ranch-style mansion with an unbeatable array of amenities is ready to host your team of up to 26. This exclusive home is one of the few unique venues that feature a private, indoor tennis court with air conditioning, so your team can get their game on no matter the weather.
Spread out on the loungers across the luxurious pool with waterfalls or whip up a beverage at the outdoor bar and grilling area. The superior design details include warm tiled flooring, a large dining table, and marble island for plenty of space that allows everyone to enjoy each other’s company. Between the open common spaces, entertainment-ready outdoor area, and game room, there are endless ways for your team to relax and reconnect at Starlight Estate.