Retreat Reinvented – 5 Restorative Iowa Resort Retreats

Corporate retreats are back! They not only provide a terrific way to revitalize and rejuvenate your team and staff but have been proven to increase productivity and restore both company and team loyalty long after the chef interactive cooking class or bonfire. The success and effectiveness, however, lies in the careful planning and site selection of a Iowa resort venue where your guests experience a dream-come-true event and quite likely, tweet their friends and families that they’re never leaving, at least, not for a while.

Here are 5 Iowa Resort Venues that do just that:

Go jump in the lake

Iowa is most surely the land of luxurious lakeside resorts. Looking for sweet breezes, waves lapping on the shore and spectacular views? Check out Bridges Bay Resort in Okoboji, Iowa.  Then check in to enjoy this luxurious resort that offers spacious condo and hotel-style rooms, and the area’s only indoor waterpark with waterfront grill and bar including a zipline and the onsite Waterfront meetings and events venue accommodating dining up to 350 and 600 in group seating. Nearby Okoboji offers an abundance of activities too, so that your corporate retreat can incorporate water sports, parasailing, fishing, golf, shopping and dining.

For a grand old time, nothing beats King's Pointe - A Waterpark Resort in Storm Lake, Iow. With breathtaking surroundings and outstanding service, your corporate retreat will be a huge success. Especially when your attendees choose to take advantage of the indoor and outdoor waterparks. Or relax on a kayak, canoe, pontoon, pedal boat or aqua bike rented from the marina. Or surrender to the temptations of steak, seafood or even burgers and fries in the resort’s lakeside restaurant or patio. Offering a 2,750 square foot function space that can accommodate gatherings up to 300.

Honey Creek Resort at Rathbun Lake has become a destination of choice for corporate retreats, with a reputation for professional service, stunning landscapes, unparalleled accommodations and 8,881 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate groups up to 800. Tucked into a beautiful natural setting, this eco-friendly, “green” resort offers guests fabulous dining, water park, water sports rentals, and bike rentals, plus golf and breathtaking surroundings.

Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark in Dubuque, Iowa delights its guests with hospitality, premier accommodations and one of the most scenic corporate event spaces in Iowa. A seemingly endless list of possible amenities include 193 hotel rooms, a waterpark, arcades, laser tag, business center, fitness center and on-site restaurant and 86,000 square feet of event space that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. With choices that include everything from a water slides to arcade games, activities here will inspire your team and nurture a sense of camaraderie.

Though it’s not technically on a lake, Grand Falls Casino Resort in Larchwood, Iowa is still a premier place to jump right in and enjoy. Featuring 12,000 square feet of meeting space, top-of-the line technology, first-class catering, four restaurants onsite, luxurious suites and mini-suites, and an award-winning golf course, and oh, yes…gambling too - you’ll find that business is a pleasure here.

The Iowa corporate retreat has come a long way in the past twenty or thirty years. But fortunately, when planning your next one, you won’t have to go very far to find something extraordinary. Visit our Iowa corporate retreat guide for a complete listing of corporate retreat options.

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