13 Amazing Venues for Your New York Retreat

SIMPLIFIED RETREAT & OFFSITE PLANNING FOR NEW YORK AREA STARTUPS

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Planning a retreat or offsite for your team, no matter the number of people can get overwhelming and stress-ridden, but we’re here to make the process easy. Get some inspiration and ideas and enjoy browsing through all of the top company retreat venues within 4 hours of NYC below.

Only a few hours from New York City, upstate New York and The Catskill Mountains are filled with wild and amazing regions, offering a retreat location that suits everyone!

Here are the top company retreat locations for New York Area StartUps.

Scroll down to explore each venue in detail.

SOYUZIVKA

1.  SOYUZIVKA COMPANY RETREATS

Kerhonkson, NY

Size of Team: Up to 80 People

Vibe: Lodge /Heritage Center/ Outdoors

Distance from NYC: <2.5 hrs

Soyuzivka Team Building: Hiking, Fishing, Hockey Rink, Local Breweries and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms (indoors & outdoors)

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants + Wineries

Budget: $+

Nestled between the Shawangunk and Catskill mountain ranges, this cultural center is the perfect site for your next retreat! Soyuzivka’s open-air hotel is great for taking in the scenery while increasing employee interaction. After spending the day fishing or hiking the Shawangunk ridge, relax and spend some quality time bonding with coworkers at the local wineries. You can even take your whole retreat outdoors with options for both indoor and outdoor breakout spaces!

WINTER CLOVE

2.     WINTER CLOVE

Round Top, NY

Size of Team: Up to 49 People

Vibe: Lodges/ Cottages/ Boutique Hotel

Distance from NYC: 2.5 hours

Winter Clove Team Building: Golfing, Bowling, Happy Hour + Lawn Games, Camp Fire Karaoke and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms, Conference Center and Outdoor options available

Food + Drink: On-Site and Included

Budget: $$+

With stunning panoramic views you can spend your day working on your par at the 9-hole golf course or soaking in the sun at the pool. The best part? The rain can’t get you down, with both indoor and outdoor amenities, your retreat will be one to remember! From a beautiful mountain setting to a renovated 1800’s barn, from a team Olympics to bowling; Santa Cruz provide.

PINE RIDGE DUDE

3.     PINE RIDGE DUDE RANCH

Kerhonkson, NY

Size of Team: Up to 107 People

Vibe: Private Ranch Buy-Out, Boutique Hotels and Resorts

Distance from NYC: <2.5 hrs from NYC

Pine Ridge Team Building: Horseback Riding, Peddle Boating, Fishing, Mini Golf, Massages, Bon Fire + S’mores, and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: Included On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants

Budget: $$$+ ($250 pp pn)

The experience at Pine Ridge is what truly sets it apart. Arrive to a horseback riding and lunch, check-into your accommodations and then head of to the pool and embrace your inner kid on the water slides. Lastly, end your night with some S’mores and campfire karaoke. We can rave on about this venue all day so we’ll just say this; If you’re looking for a unique and rustic experience for your team- look no further!

KAATSKILL

4.     KAATSKILL MOUNTAIN CLUB

Hunter, NY

Size of Team: Up to 100 People

Vibe: Boutique Hotel/ Resort

Distance from NYC: <2.5 hrs from NYC

Kaatskill Team Building: Beautiful Guided Hiking, Yoga and Meditation, Game Night, , Zip-lining, Bon Fire + S’mores, Local Village Tour and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms (Indoor and outdoor spaces)

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants + Private Dinner Party

Budget: $+

The huge bar is perfect for happy hour bonding after a relaxing day at the spa. Not feeling a steam room and a nice cucumber mask, get in touch with your adventurous side with tubing on the Esopus or horseback riding! And if you’re feeling really adventurous, get a new perspective by soar through the scenary on zip line. It’s no wonder we rave about this retreat.

HANDSOME HALLOW

5.     HANDSOME HOLLOW

Long Eddy, NY

Size of Team: Up to 100 People

Vibe: Lodge / Camping / Glamping

Distance from NYC: <3 hrs

Handsome Hollow Team Building: Cooking Classes, Adventure Challenge around 93-acre property, Local Wine and Cheese Tasting, and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: Delicious Farm-to-table Catering

Budget: $$$+

Need an escape from the big city chaos? This quaint barn offers just that! Whether your living out your Parisian summer dreams with local wine and cheese tastings or coping with your mid-life crisis through the adventure challenge, this retreat destination offers the perfect opportunities for employee bonding and team building!

HONOR’S HAVEN

6.  HONOR’S HAVEN

Ellenville, NY

Size of Team: Up to 232 People

Vibe:Boutique Hotel and Rustic Retreat Center

Distance from NYC: <2 hrs from NYC

Honor’s Haven Team Building: Relaxing Spa day, Ropes Course, Lake Fishing, Hiking, Happy Hour + Lawn Games, Team Olympics and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants + Private Dinner Party

Budget: $$+

With a stressful year, it seems like we’re all in need of a wellness retreat and Honor’s Haven is just that! Our favorite thing about Honor’s Haven is the blend of both structured and unstructured team building events and experiences. Find your inner zen through a variety of classes like energy yoga and meditation or get some serious team bonding in at the rope course. This retreat will have your team leaving refreshed and closer than ever!

THOMPSON HOUSE

7.     THE THOMPSON HOUSE

Windham, NY

Size of Team: Up to 70 People

Vibe: Lodge / Camping / Glamping

Distance from NYC: 2.5 hrs

Thompson House Team Building: Guided Hikes, Day on the Lake, Barbecue, Hiking, Scavenger Hunt, Camp Fire Karaoke and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms (outdoor spaces available)

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants + Private Dinner Party

Budget: $+

This is one of our all-time favorite venues, because of how much team-bonding takes place. Go head to head with your coworkers and test your mini golf skills with Team Olympics then get cozy by the fire and Belt it out with some campfire karaoke. Whether you have the voice of Aretha Franklin or a rabid pack of squirrels, it doesn’t matter, all are welcome.

GILBERTSVILLE

8.  GILBERTSVILLE FARMHOUSE

South New Berlin, NY

Size of Team: Up to 35 People

Vibe: Lodge / Camping / Glamping

Distance from NYC: <3.5 hrs

Gilbertsville Team Building: Scavenger Hunt, Goat Yoga, Outdoor Movie Night, Bon Fire + S’mores, Farm Tour and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants

Budget: $$+

Nothing quite says bonding like a weekend in the great outdoors…only let’s do this retreat in style… that’s right we’re talking glamping. If the luxury tents weren’t enough to sway you, the goat yoga, and mini donkeys definitely will be. This is our favorite retreat for small companies looking for a way to bond in nature without excessive use of bug spray.

FARMHOUSE CATSKILLS

9.     FARMHOUSE CATSKILLS

Callicoon Center, NY

Size of Team: Up to 75 People

Vibe: Farmhouse Buyout/ Camping / Glamping

Distance from NYC: <2.5 hrs

Farmhouse Catskills Team Building: Archery, Guided Meditation and Yoga Flow, Rafting/Floatella , and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants

Budget: $$$+

This retreat is perfect for the explorer in you with funky antique stores, electric art galleries, and bars reminiscent of 1930s speakeasies, it’s easy to get lost in this cultural mecca. Combined with a wide variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling, it’s easy to see why this is one of our all-time favorite retreat destinations.  

FULL MOON

10. FULL MOON RESORT

Windham, NY

Size of Team: Up to 75 People

Vibe: Resort Buyout

Distance from NYC: <3 hrs

Full Moon Team Building: Hiking, Happy Hour + Outdoor Game Night, Scavenger Hunt, Guided Yoga and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants

Budget: $+

We love Full Moon Resort for its affordable prices and beautiful scenery. Meadows, forests, and springs, this fairy wonderland is our favorite for companies looking for a rustic retreat and some quality team building. While it’d be easy to stare at the view all day, there are plenty activities for you team to enjoy including fly fishing, zip lining, and water tubing!

GURNEY’S MONTAUK

11. GURNEY’S MONTAUK RESORT & SEAWATER SPA

Montauk, NY

Size of Team: Up to 145 People

Vibe: Beach-Side Luxury Hotel

Distance from NYC: < 2.5 hrs

Gurney’s Montauk Team Building: Beach Barbecue + Outdoor Games, Surf lesson, and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: Wide Variety of On-Site Seaside Eateries

Budget: $$$+

Looking for a luxurious retreat? We’re going all the way with this Five Star Hampton’s getaway.  Grab your ridiculously over-sized sunning hat and head to the private beach or hit the waves with a professional surf class! Oh, and did we mention the full-service spa with relaxation areas and oil-infused steamed rooms?

TAKK HOUSE

12. TAKK HOUSE

Troy, NY

Size of Team: Up to 175 People

Vibe: Boutique Hotel & Resort

Distance from NYC: < 3 hrs

Takk House Team Building: Dancing Experience, Local Breweries and Craft Cocktails, Talent Show + Karaoke, and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: On-Site and Amazing Local Restaurants + Private Dinner Party

Budget: $$+

Once a Knights of Columbus building, the Takk House is oozes vintage charm, making it easy to get lost in the beautiful architecture.  Let loose and spend a night on the dance floor. Don’t worry we can play the “Cha Cha slide” to hide those spunky moves. After sweating it out on the dance floor take the gang to the alley social club for a classic game night and a cold glass of craft beer. Located in the heart Troy, you’ll be exposed to farmers markets, festival, and a variety of local eateries.

SKY ARMORY

13. SKY ARMORY

Syracuse, NY

Size of Team: Up to 900 People

Vibe: Boutique Hotel

Distance from NYC: < 4 hrs

Sky Armory Team Building: Scavenger Hunt, Golfing, Hiking, Wilderness Survival Workshop, Bon Fire + S’mores, and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms

Food + Drink: Our culinary team starts with fresh and in-season products and prepares your personalized menu from scratch and infused with their love of food to create some of the best food in Central New York.

Budget: $$$+

Situated in the heart of downtown Syracuse this modern venue is perfect for a large corporate retreat. Spend the day exploring the beautiful parks in Onondaga county or the mountains of the Adirondacks then hit up downtown at night. With it’s wide range of activities to choose from, it’s no wonder we can’t recommend it enough!

Taylor Moreno