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14 Best Corporate Retreats in Texas

By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

corporate retreat locations in texas

Corporate retreats are one of the best ways for a company to bring together different departments, boost morale and elevate your company culture. They are a great way to bond with your team, improve communication, and set the scene for high level planning and goal setting.

Texas is becoming an incredibly popular destination for all-inclusive corporate retreats, and with an abundance of delicious food, warm weather, scenic environments, fun activities and exciting accommodation options, it’s no surprise why. The best ideas for your all-inclusive corporate retreat in Texas are Austin, Dallas, Houston and Hill Country, with tons of great options in each location.

And to help you plan your retreat we’ve put together a list of all the best places to host your retreat including:

  • The best corporate retreats in Austin
  • The best corporate retreats in Dallas 
  • The best corporate retreats in Houston
  • The best corporate retreats in Texas Hill Country
  • The best corporate ranch retreats in Texas
  • The best corporate hunting retreats in Texas

Best Corporate Retreats in Austin, Texas

Filled with innovative new restaurants, eclectic stores, museums, nature parks, live music, and fantastic team activities, Austin is perhaps the most interesting and unique destination in all of Texas. Whatever it is you want to get out of your corporate retreat, Austin will have you covered. Here are a few of our favorite places to host your retreat.

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe bay resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort, located on the outskirts of Austin, is a stunning lakefront retreat venue that has everything you need to host the perfect team retreat including multiple meeting with venues with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, three golf courses, a gorgeous marina and even a spa on the property giving your employees a chance to unwind and relax. 

What We Love: This is an all-inclusive corporate retreat which means that you can pick a package that takes care of everything from transportation to catering, helping you mitigate a large portion of the planning and allowing you to concentrate more on the events and activities that you want to enjoy with your team.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Austin

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is a beautiful retreat destination situated across 405 acres of land. If you are looking for corporate retreat locations in Austin, this is the place to check out. All rooms are designed in harmony with their natural surroundings, with every one of the 491 guestrooms having a lovely view of the rolling hills that surround the property.

When it comes to recreational activities, you can choose from horseback riding, archery, an 18-hole golf course, and even a water park. These activities blend perfectly with the nine restaurants and bars available on the property will give your employees a chance to truly relax, unwind and get to know one another.

What We Love: This place offers the perfect balance between luxury and nature. Every amenity that one could possibly need is located on the property in addition to recreational activities like bonfires, basketball, and even s’more around the fire. The sheer number of options gives you a chance to create a one-of-a-kind experience for your employees. 

Hotel Van Zandt, Austin

For a corporate retreat in the heart of Austin, Hotel Van Zandt is tough to beat. This is a classy hotel that offers stylish accommodation, delicious food and live music at Geraldine’s and modern meeting facilities with classic Texas hospitality.

Despite all Hotel Van Zandt has to offer, maybe the best thing about hosting your retreat there is it places you in the heart of Austin. Live music, galleries, museums, bike trails and of course barbeque will be right at your doorstep without having to organize complex travel arrangements.

What We Love: Hotel Van Zandt is perfect for teams who want a retreat that offers a balance of communal activities and individuality. By hosting your retreat in the middle of Austin you’ll have a ton of great team building activities you can organize also giving your employees the freedom to go off and explore, finding things that interest them personally and giving them some downtime to decompress.

Best Corporate Retreats in Dallas, Texas

Dallas is a thriving modern city filled with glamorous new restaurants and cocktail bars, classic taco and BBQ joints that are guaranteed to satisfy your team, and a bunch of exciting team building activities. If you want a classic Texas experience combined with a modern city escape then Dallas could be for you. Here are the best options for hosting your next corporate retreat in Dallas.

The Pittman, Dallas

Offering luxurious guestrooms and suites in downtown Dallas, The Pittman is a boutique hotel offering refined rooms, multiple restaurants and catered meeting rooms in a prime Dallas location.

At the Pittman you can get through all your work in several spacious board rooms, unwind with cocktails on the pool deck at Deep End, enjoy delicious seasonal tavern-inspired cuisine at Elm & Good and step outside and enjoy everything Dallas has to offer at your fingertips.

What We Love: The Pittman is an incredibly stylish and well-appointed hotel that is sure to make all your employees feel welcomed and comfortable. We love the perfect balance it offers of being able to relax and unwind with a poolside cocktail, while also having direct access to the massive selection of team building activities you can enjoy in Dallas.

Still Waters Retreat Texas, Springtown

 Still Waters Retreat Texas, Springtown

If you are looking for nature-focused corporate retreat locations in Texas, then Still Waters Retreat Texas is a good choice. Located just outside of Dallas in Springtown, this retreat is the place to go if you are looking to reconnect and relax. It is the perfect setting for small to medium sized companies who are looking for a close setup to help foster team spirit. 

The retreat includes an event center to help you host meetings and activities, a pool to help rewind, a stocked pond for sightseeing, hiking trails for the more adventurous people of the organization, a putting green, and a life chess board for a fun afternoon and also a small basketball court. All these amenities will help you curate a unique experience for your employees. 

What We Love: For us, it is the cozy setup offered by the retreat that is perfect for helping employees reach out and communicate better. One of the most important aspects of a retreat is to give people a chance to get to know each other and this is one place that will allow employees to do so.

Best Corporate Retreats in Houston, Texas

The largest city in Texas, and fourth largest city in the US, Houston is brimming with things to do, places to see and food to eat. From Texas BBQ and rodeos to a massive selection of multicultural cuisine and fun team activities, Houston truly has it all. If this sounds like the destination for your corporate retreat, here are our top places to stay.

The Woodlands Resort, Houston

The Woodlands Resort in Houston, a part of Hilton Hotels’ Curio Collection is a lovely hotel nestled in woodlands that makes for a perfect retreat destination. With comfortable rooms, fantastic restaurants and bars, pools and fitness centers, conference rooms and even dedicated team building activities, this is an all-inclusive Texas retreat that is truly hard to beat.

Their amenities include golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, pools and gyms so even when your team isn’t working or participating in your scheduled events they have everything they need to relax and enjoy their time together as a team.

What We Love: Woodlands Resort offers a ton of team building activities that will make your retreat extra special without you having to bend over backwards to organize events. Some of their specialities include chef competitions, scavenger hunts, margarita and guacamole competitions and even hosted holiday parties to help you celebrate a special event.

Magnolia, Houston

Part of the luxurious Tribute Portfolio, Magnolia Houston is a fantastic option for corporate retreats in the heart of Houston. With well-appointed rooms, and a modern Texan restaurant and bar featuring pool tables and love music, this is a great option for teams wanting to experience classic Texas charm as well as the modern comforts of a bustling city.

As well as their lovely accommodation and food, Magnolia also offers leather appointed meeting rooms and a bunch of exciting team building activities including whiskey distillery tours, happy hour, and an underground tunnel tour of downtown Houston.

What We Love: Magnolia gives you the chance to host your retreat in the heart of a vibrant, modern city which means that when it comes to dining and team activities the possibilities are practically endless. For a more dynamic retreat experience this can be hard to beat.

Best Corporate Retreats in Texas Hill Country

If you want to escape the city and get out into nature for your corporate team retreat then Texas Hill Country is for you. Easily accessible from Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Texas Hill Country is a beautiful massive area filled with roaring plans, beautiful valleys and rugged cactus filled landscapes. Peppered throughout the region you’ll find tons of welcoming accommodation and delicious BBQs and breweries that will take your retreat to the next level. Here are a couple of our favorite spots.

Omni Barton Creek

Situated in beautiful Hill Country, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is a luxury escape for your team that offers everything you could possibly need including meeting facilities, modern rooms and eight on-site dining options.

When  it’s time to relax and unwind your team can tee off and four goal courses, or enjoy some tranquility and the world class Mokara Spa. The fun doesn’t end there either, with Omni Barton Creek offering more activities including tennis courts and over 30 unique fitness classes.

What We Love: If you want to enjoy an all-inclusive corporate retreat where you don’t have to leave the wonderful site for anything then Omni Barton Creek is an outstanding option. What’s best about this destination is the variety it offers all on one site, with so many restaurants and activities that you’ll never get bored.

The Retreat at Balcones Springs

The Retreat at Balcones Springs is the place you should head to if you are looking to recreate a camp-like experience for your employees. This is one of the best corporate retreat locations in Texas’ stunning Hill Country. The whole property is customizable so you can easily create an itinerary full of activities that most of your employees enjoy. The company can hold around 145-160 guests making them a great option if you are a small-medium sized business. 

They offer a number of activities on the property. One of the most famous ones is their Almost Adults camp which replicates the same activities that your employees must have enjoyed during their summer breaks. The only addition that they have is a better spread of food and drinks. 

What We Love: This place is located in the scenic Texas Hill Country and is the ideal place to make your way to if you are looking to connect offline. Activities like fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, and golf are available on the property to help your employees get out in the open air and move.  No matter what the size of your company, this retreat is bound to invigorate and rejuvenate your employees.

Hill Country Casitas 

Hill Country Casitas

If you are looking to hold a small training session or an annual retreat for your small business, then Hill Country Casitas is a great place to do so. They offer a tranquil environment that makes it the right place for both relaxation and productivity. The property offers on-site lodging for 47 people. 

One of the most offbeat activities that the property offers is birding or birdwatching. So, if your group comprises some nature enthusiasts you can enjoy this activity. Other activities available include Star gazing, hiking through Oak Grove, Swimming, and Volleyball.  Another great aspect of this property is that you can allow people to get their pets on the retreat thus allowing for more people to be able to enjoy the retreat. 

What We Love: This is another property that provides an opportunity for your employees to indulge in team activities. They provide specialty lodging and each casita or room comes with a large porch to help people get together and enjoy relaxed conversations.

La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio

On the outskirts of San Antonio, La Cantera Resort & Spa is waiting to offer you a perfect luxury relaxation retreat. Whether your team wants to unwind in the spa or play a few rounds of golf they’ve got you covered.

With spacious rooms and numerous dining options including a full service bar and poolside dining La Cantera has everything you need. Multiple meeting rooms and event spaces will help you take care of business, while an abundance of activities will ensure you’re having fun. 

What We Love: What makes La Cantera truly special is its location. Its tranquil setting will help everyone relax, but you’re close enough to San Antonio to go see the sites, as well as being perfectly situated to go enjoy some Texas Hill Country Wineries.

Best Corporate Ranch Retreats in Texas

A great way to enjoy the stunning Texan landscapes and engage in memorable outdoor activities with your team is by organizing a corporate ranch retreat. Horseback riding, shooting and BBQ are abundant, but these days you can also find golf courses, spas and modern restaurants thrown into the mix at ranch resorts, so you’re bound to find something for everybody.

Wildcatter Ranch & Resort

Wildcatter Ranch & Resort

Wildcatter Ranch perfectly fits the bill of an ideal ranch getaway. The old school rustic field blends with the upscale modern amenities to prove a wonderful experience. With 41 guestrooms on the property Wildcatter Ranch can cater for everything from small executive retreats to large scale team meetups.

They offer a number of activities on premises like Horseback riding, sunset trail ride, clay shooting, archery, tomahawk throwing, and jeep tours. They also house a steakhouse that will allow your employees to sample classic Texas cuisine along with some wine. 

What We Love: The ranch exudes the charming hospitality that Texas is famous for. Almost all of their activities are guided by local Texas cowboys. This is a serene, picturesque getaway for your team that is bound to help them relax and recharge.

Lajitas Golf Resort 

No list of corporate retreat locations in Texas can be complete without Lajitas Golf Resort. If you want to escape the city then this famous golf resort is hard to beat. Located on the doorstep of Big Bend Ranch State Park, an all-inclusive retreat at Lajitas Golf Resort offers  you a mix of three unique offerings - gorgeous golf views, a world-class business center, and a full slate of amenities to help elevate your retreat.  

There are a plethora of activities one can pick from. For people who are looking for relaxation make your way to the Agave Spa, the swimming pool, or catch up on a movie at Flat Rock theater. People with a more adventurous bent of mind can hop on the zip lines, horseback trail rides, play a couple of holes at the golf course, or do some mountain biking. 

What We Love: There are a lot of options to choose from if you decide to go to this resort. Apart from the activities we also like the dining options that cater to everyone, whether you are looking for a casual meal or a complete 5-course dining experience. 

Best Corporate Hunting Retreats in Texas

Hunting retreats are another popular option for corporate retreats filled with team building activities and outdoor fun. There are lots of hunting retreats available throughout Texas, but our favorite is one that offers a little something for everyone, where as well as going on guided hunting trips you can also enjoy a spa treatment, eat delicious food, try exciting cocktails and get involved with countless other team building activities.

The JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa

For a classic Texas Ranch experience combined with a luxurious 5-star escape The JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa is hard to top. Stay in luxury cabins or well-appointed suites. Have dinner and a drink at the onsite restaurant or enjoy a coffee at MVBrew Coffee House. Enjoy the spa or get involved with a variety of activities including cookouts, horseback rides, yard games and of course hunting.

The JL Bar Ranch offers a variety of hunting activities including Whitetail Hunting, and Turkey & Upland Bird Hunts. Much of the JL Bar Ranch property is a pristine wildlife habitat that the ranch goes to great lengths to preserve so you know that any hunting activity you take part in is conducted with sustainability in mind.

What We Love: The meeting of rugged terrain and luxurious amenities makes The JL Bar Ranch Resort & Spa a truly special location for your next retreat, with an array of upscale lodging, restaurants and spas standing in contrast to the untamed serenity of the ranch’s 13,000 acres of oak trees and wild grasses.

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