Here’s the plan, create a diversion. Something your staff or members not expecting at the annual Minnesota conference, meeting or retreat. Something so flat out spectacular, they’ll never see it coming. That’s the second part. Busting out. Escaping the prison of the same old/same old routine – meeting, break, meeting, break, wrap up, followed by watery drinks in the hotel bar.
This year, break free and plan a great escape for the gang to relax at a Minnesota resort retreat.
Expand the Relaxation
Discover enchantment in this neck of the woods at one of many magical Minnesota lakeside resorts. Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center is snuggled up to lovely Lake Darling. Natural beauty abounds there along with year-round activities including a waterpark, golf course, snowmobile trails through the woods, indoor and outdoor tennis, a full-service marina and much more. Breezy Point Resort & Conference Center on Pelican Lake overflows with bountiful beauty. Choose from a variety of lodging options, including Jacuzzi suites, deluxe condominiums, vacation homes and unique retreats like the Eagle’s Nest or the BP Wright Vacation Home. With over 4,000 square feet of meeting space, Chase on the Lake has the room to accommodate your crew. Then after business comes the pleasure of onsite bowling, swimming, boating, golfing or relaxation at the spa.
In what many consider Minnesota’s annex, Wisconsin offers a serene experience at Minnesuing Acres. Just over 2-1/2 hours east of Minneapolis, this secluded lakeside hideaway is known for its comfortable lodging, scrumptious dining, great meeting spaces and fun activities no matter what the season.
Meanwhile, back in Minnesota, your group will love to play a round at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake. With 45 holes of championship golf, a world-class spa, full-service meeting facility and 2,500 feet of sandy beach between their toes, your meetings will be the most memorable of the millennium. But if you’re looking for great group activities, you may want to steer your gang to Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge. Team building takes place on the 18-hole golf course, a pontoon ride on the lake, a game of giant outdoor twister, human bingo, high ropes, or even just horseshoes.
Meetings are more productive when you retreat to The Lodge at Giants Ridge. With room for up to 350, the resort offers cost-effective package that include lodging and meals for your entire team. Downtime is upbeat with golf, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and a spa onsite.
Fun in the Cards
Casinos — with their bright lights, acres of entertainment, and exciting gaming — are great places to get away. Bring your group gambling and we can almost guarantee a good time is in the cards. Just a twenty minute drive from MSP International Airport, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is strategically located for your group’s convenience. It’s all the excitement of a Vegas getaway, with the games, events, dining and accommodations of a first class, local venue. Want to get out of the city? Head north to Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center in Mahnomen. You’ll hit the jackpot with state-of-the-art meeting space, comfy accommodations, fine dining, spa, and even an RV park.
Make Room for Retreat
The search is over. If you were looking for a rustic, outdoorsy atmosphere combined with the excitement of a target and wingshooting, then look no further than the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. Shooting challenge courses and hunt adventures give your group an activity they’ll never forget. Or, for a different kind of quest, take your posse to Watson Hunting Camp & Bar where they offer guided dove hunting, duck hunting and goose hunting along with fish houses and a pheasant preserve.
Breaking out of the ordinary will always lead to the extraordinary. Plan your great escape now!
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