Winter Workcation - 5 Relaxing Iowa Resort Retreats

While the new trend of remote staff and distance learning has created more than its share of challenges its also provided a new flexiblity for corporations and their families that wasn't even a possibility before ... to take a workation, where you are working remotely while doing recreational things after the work hours and on the weekend. Whether your company is planning a corporate retreat or conference or you are simply looking for some time away from the day-to-day remote office and distance learning, you and your guests will experience a dream-come-true retreat that quite likely ends with a tweet to your friends and family that you’re never leaving. At least, not for a while.

Go jump in the lake

Looking for sweet breezes, waves lapping on the shore and spectacular views? Check out Bridges Bay Resort in Okoboji. 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. Featuring 9700 square feet of dedicated meeting and event space and an abundance of activities too, so that your corporate retreat can incorporate water sports, parasailing, fishing, golf, shopping and dining and more.

For a grand old time, nothing beats King's Pointe - A Waterpark Resort in Storm Lake. With breathtaking surroundings and outstanding service, your workation or corporate retreat will be a huge success. Especially when your guests 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.

Honey Creek Resort has become a destination of choice for corporate retreats, with a reputation for professional service, stunning landscapes, unparalleled accommodations and meeting space for 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 delights its guests with hospitality, premier accommodations and one of the most scenic corporate event spaces in Iowa. A seemingly endless list of possible workation amenities include a waterpark, hot tub whirlpools, business center, fitness center and on-site restaurant. With choices that include everything from a water slides to arcade games, activities here will inspire your team and nurture a sense of camaraderie.

For a really superior experience, why not book your retreat at PZAZZ! Entertainment Complex in Burlington. With comfortable hotel rooms, five on-site restaurants, and one of the Midwest’s finest golf courses could it get any grander? As a matter of fact, it could. With beautiful accommodations, relaxing spa, casino gaming and event center that accommodates groups of up to 325.

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.

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