Your Guide to Hosting an Epic Retreat in Austin, Texas

Home to cowboys, rodeos, and barbeque, it’s no wonder Texas is a favorite for company retreats. Texans go big, and that’s our strategy for these retreats! No matter if it’s a rodeo or spa getaway, these tips will make your Texan retreat go off without a hitch! We know the planning process can be stressful, which is why we put together plenty of free resources to help you, including a step-by-step planning guide, a list of essential tips and tricks, and the ultimate retreat checklist!

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VENUES

EVENTS

VENUES

LAKE AUSTIN SPA

LAKE AUSTIN SPA RESORT

Austin, Texas

Vibe: Boutique Hotel and Resort Retreat Center

Distance from Austin: *Staycation located in Austin*

Team Building: Lake-side Yoga, Hiking, Wellness Classes and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms with Amazing Views

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

Looking for a staycation? This No.1 rated resort is calling your name! Relax with some lakeside yoga, get your active on with your choice of over 20 fitness classes, or take in the scenery with a sunset cruise. This all-inclusive package has everything from team-bonding activities to gourmet meals, making sure that your team leaves feeling refreshed and closer than ever!

ROUGH CREEK

ROUGH CREEK LODGE AND RESORT

Iredell, Texas

Vibe: Ranch-Style Resort

Distance from Austin: <2.5 hrs

Team Building: Hiking, Fishing, Hayrides, Zip lining, Rock Climbing and More!

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

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

Let’s just start with the main reason we’re dying to take your team here: the 66 foot tall water slide and lazy river. Yup, you read that right. If that wasn’t enough to keep your team busy, there’s also zip lining, rock climbing, hunting, paintball and so much more! After a day of indulging your inner kid, take a load off at the spa or enjoy a delicious meal. With it’s wide range of activities to choose from, it’s no wonder we can’t recommend it enough!

COLLECTIVE HILL

COLLECTIVE HILL

Wimberley, Texas

Vibe: Glamping

Distance from Austin: <1 hr

Team Building: Sangria Social Hour, Biking, Mindfulness Activities, Bon Fire + S’mores More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Tents

Food + Drink: Complimentary & Cooked-to-Order

Did someone say Sangria Social Hour? Cooked-to-order breakfast, signature spa products, and a wine bar, you might say it’s a little different than the summer camping trips you took as a kid. Blending together both structured and unstructured team-building experiences, Collective Hill is your team’s perfect escape to the great outdoors…free of bugs.

GARRETT CREEK

GARRETT CREEK RANCH

Paradise, Texas

Vibe: Rustic Ranch

Distance from Austin: <3.5 hrs

Team Building: Ropes Course, Armadillo Races, Paintball, Murder Mystery Dinner and More!

Workspace: On-site Meeting Rooms… you might even be joined by the ranch’s dogs

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

Chances are you’ve never participated in an armadillo race, but we’re about to change that! While it’d be easy to spend all day overlooking the 460-acre ranch, rocking on the porch, there are plenty activities for you and your team to enjoy, including paintball, ropes course, and much more! With this rustic ranch, you’ll embrace the slow-living lifestyle and leave feeling closer to your team than ever before!

BARTON CREEK

BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA

Iredell, Texas

Vibe: Resort & Spa

Distance from Austin: *Staycation located in Austin*

Team Building: Golf, Canopy Tours, Corporate Rock Stars and More!

Workspace: Variety of on-site Meeting Rooms

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

We absolutely love Barton Creek’s epic team-building activities. From a mixture of cocktails and golf with Happy Hour Shootout to a vegetable peeling relay with the Whole Foods Progressive Meal Challenge these bonding experiences are nothing short of unique! Want to fully embrace Barton Creek’s whacky potential, Barton Creek caters to make sure your experience is just right, even if it means a Gatsby-style croquet game with bagpipes. Seriously, they’ve done it!

ACTIVITIES

THE WILD WEST

ESCAPE TO THE WILD WEST

Embrace your inner cowboy with this escape to the wild west. Trail rides, Rodeos, Line Dancing, Circle R Ranch even has a shotgun salute by Western gunfighters! With it’s unique experience, it’s no wonder we rave about this retreat activity! Spending a day at this ranch is the perfect way to embrace your Texas spirit and focus on some quality team-bonding!

OUTDOOR GAMES

Into the Great Outdoors

Nothing says team-bonding like hitting the great outdoors! Whether you choose to kick it old school with some classics, ie. kick-ball, egg-toss, etc., or incorporate some of that Texas spirit with horseback riding and horseshoe throwing, your team engagement is sure to sky-rocket! However, we highly recommend our favorite outdoor game: Survivor, where a combination of physical and mental obstacles challenge your team to promote insane team-building!

SPA DAY

SPA DAY

We know, this year has been stressful. Take some time to relax. It’s important that your team feels valued and there’s no better way to do that than a little bit of pampering, especially after a long day of hiking through the mountains or biking around the city. Whether it’s a dip in the pool or a massage complete with eucalyptus essential oils, your wish is our command!

BREWERY TOUR

BREW/ WINE TOUR

You’ve heard of Epcot’s Drink Around the World, now, we’re bringing this fun-filled cultural activity to our retreats! Here at Offsite, we believe that there’s no better way to let off some steam than by trying some of the city’s finest. Whether you’re a wine fanatic or all about a good brew, we’ve got you covered. Some of these amazing retreat locations even include their own epic spin on happy hour!

CAMPFIRE KARAOKE

CAMPFIRE KARAOKE

Team bonding and smores? Yes, please! What better way to bond with your team then by throwing together a quick boy band for the night. NSYNC, move over! Not sure you have what it takes to be the next Harry Styles? No, worries, you can have this after the brew tour so you’ll be all warmed up and ready to belt your hearts out, judgment-free.

These are just a few of the amazing venues and epic team-bonding activities we have up our sleeve! Schedule a consultation today to make your Texas retreat dreams a reality!

Taylor Moreno