With the COVID-19 pandemic largely behind us, travel of all kinds is finally getting back to normal. This includes business travel.
Corporate retreats are a great way to reward employees for doing a great job, encourage teamwork, and host important meetings and training sessions. But corporate retreat planning can be stressful and complicated. Not only are you hosting a large number of people and coordinating their meals, transportation, accommodations, and activities, but you’re also juggling scheduling meetings, training, and other sessions.
At Cougar Ridge, it doesn’t have to be!
From small-scale retreats to larger conferences, Cougar Ridge can accommodate a wide variety of events for your business. Our luxurious accommodations, unique meeting spaces, proximity to area attractions, and ability to fully customize everything from meals to activities make us the perfect place to host your next corporate retreat.
Ready to treat your employees to an event that they won’t soon forget? Keep reading for the ultimate corporate retreat planner,
The Ultimate Corporate Retreat Planner
Corporate retreat planning involves coordinating many different details and making seemingly endless decisions. Use this corporate retreat planner to simplify the process by asking yourself a few questions to jumpstart your planning.
How Many Guests Will You Have?
One of the first questions that you need to answer is how many guests you’ll be inviting. Your answer will determine how large of a space you’ll need for your event, how many rooms you’ll need to book, and just about every other detail of your retreat.
What’s the Goal of Your Retreat?
This next question might impact your answer to the previous one. The overall goal of your event will impact who you invite. For instance, if your goal is to celebrate a specific sales team’s success, you might invite just that team for a smaller getaway. But if you’re celebrating your company’s record-breaking year, you might host a larger event and more employees.
The goal of your event will also impact what it will look like. If you’re hosting a conference with skills-building sessions, you’ll need at least a few individual meeting rooms as well as a larger space. But if you’re simply hosting a fun getaway to celebrate a smaller number of employees, simply booking a stay at the Grand Lodge at Cougar Ridge might be a better choice.
What Accommodations Do You Want for Your Guests?
Will the guests of your retreat want to spend their free time together? Or will they likely prefer to have more time to themselves? Answering these questions will help you decide what type of accommodations to book for your guests.
At Cougar Ridge, our Torrey accommodation offers two types of lodging. The first is our beautiful Grand Lodge. In addition to four spacious King suites, guests enjoy access to all of the Lodge’s amenities, including a game room with a simulator, a bowling alley, multiple hot tubs, and more. This is a great option if you’ll be spending downtime with your employees during your stay.
But if you want to give your guests more privacy, our private Villas are a great alternative. Our 9 Villas offer two or three bedrooms with separate living spaces and private patios, as well as incredible views of the ranch and
How Will Guests Spend Their Free Time?
When it comes to corporate retreat planning, any meetings, conference events, or training sessions will often be the first thing you think about. However, it’s also important to consider how your guests will spend—and enjoy—their free time.
Cougar Ridge offers a variety of on-site activities perfect for treating your guests to a fun and memorable trip. From sand volleyball to a private rodeo to wine and beer-making classes, there’s no shortage of on-site amenities to choose from. Capitol Reef National Park is also just minutes away, and perfect for enjoying a day of hiking and sightseeing.
What Will Your Intenerary Look Like?
Once you’ve decided on the types of events you’ll be hosting and the activities your guests will enjoy, it’s time to compile an itinerary. While you’ll want to create a schedule of events, make sure to create some time buffers around each one. This will allow you to stay on track even if a meeting runs over or if your guests want to linger a little longer at lunch.
When it comes to planning fun activities, consider offering a couple of options for guests to choose from. That way if one guest wants to go hiking in Capitol Reef, but another would rather relax in the hot tub at Cougar Ridge, everyone can do as they choose.
What Will Your Guests Eat?
Perhaps the most important step on this corporate retreat planner is deciding what and when your guests will eat! Well-fed guests are happy guests. If your employees or other guests are listening to their stomachs growl, they’ll likely struggle to listen to that important training session.
At Cougar Ridge, we can help you plan fully catered meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Not only will your guests be well fed, but you also won’t have to worry about transporting everyone to restaurants for every meal, taking time away from your conference or retreat.
Corporate Retreat Planning at Cougar Ridge
Hosting a corporate retreat is a great way to celebrate your team, get them excited about training sessions, or mix up your next meeting. With Cougar Ridge and this corporate retreat planner, planning the perfect event for your company is a breeze!
Ready to start your own corporate retreat planning? Click here to learn more about how Cougar Ridge can help you host the perfect conference or retreat!