Luxury Corporate Retreats: Why Top Companies Are Seeking Out Space for Their Employees and How You Can Find the Perfect Place for Your Team
Retreats — whether they are for corporate gatherings, family reunions, or wellness pursuits — are a great way to get together, enjoy company, team-build, and reflect on life.
But it can be tough to find the perfect property for your needs, especially if you don’t have a solid idea of exactly what you’re looking for.
PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE works with buyers looking for retreat properties for all types of reasons, and we have experience matching companies with the perfect space.
Continue reading to learn why corporations are buying luxury retreats, what they’re using them for, and what you should be looking for in these types of properties.
Table of Contents
- Why Are Companies Buying Luxury Corporate Retreats?
- What Are Companies Using Luxury Corporate Retreats For?
- What To Look for in a Luxury Corporate Retreat
- PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE Welcomes the Opportunity To Help You Find the Perfect Luxury Corporate Retreat Space
Why Are Companies Buying Luxury Corporate Retreats?
Some of the reasons companies are buying luxury corporate retreats these days include:
- Business owners looking for an investment that can also be used as a corporate retreat for their teams
- Property managers hoping to rent out the space for family reunions or other large gatherings
- Entrepreneurs looking to start a wellness retreat to help others come closer to the true versions of themselves
- And many more
If you’re in the market for a luxury corporate retreat property, PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE has agents available to show you any of our stunning listings that you want to see. Let us know the specific details of what you’re looking for, and together we’ll find the perfect place for your company’s needs.
What Are Companies Using Luxury Corporate Retreats For?
Extravagant company retreats are making a comeback these days. Retreats have been a part of corporate life for many years, but in today’s post-COVID world where more employees work remotely and Zoom meetings are the norm, companies are turning to these spaces to build bonds and foster a corporate culture among employees who may not see each other regularly.
There’s also a rising push for employees to find an improved work-life balance, and luxury corporate retreats can be a big part of this.
The Most Common Types of Retreat Properties
The most common type of retreats are corporate retreats, but the fun doesn’t stop there!
Other types of retreat properties include:
And crucially, the retreat property you purchase does not have to be single-use. While some amenities and features in your property may be focused on one type of retreat, many can be set up for all sorts of uses. This is a great option if you are purchasing your retreat property to use as a rental.
Since most retreats are often held in rented spaces, retreat properties offer an excellent opportunity to invest in a property while also being a source of passive income as the investment matures.
What To Look for in a Luxury Corporate Retreat
Given the many different types of retreat possibilities, the perfect property is hard to define. A corporate retreat might need different qualities than a yoga retreat, for instance.
That said, there are many valuable qualities that apply to all. Below, we’ve featured the qualities that we most often look for when searching for high-quality luxury corporate retreat properties.
This is a big one (pardon the pun). Since most retreats are designed around large events for companies, families, or organizations, or they need to hold room for many individual participants, having plenty of space is crucial.
While your location will dictate how much space is reasonable for your budget, you will want at least a multi-acre property as well as plenty of indoor space to hold events and activities. Having lots of outdoor space and some distance from neighbors is also a major plus!
For retreat properties where overnights will be offered, rooms for participants will also be needed. This will require either a large building or multiple smaller buildings to give your guests the relaxing and rejuvenating experience retreats are known for.
We recommend our clients invest in a property that is in a beautiful location. This adds to the visual appeal and will provide an extra benefit to anyone participating in a retreat at your property. It also adds to the value of your property.
Some common areas in Oregon and Washington where we recommend retreat properties include:
- Oregon Coast and Washington Coast
- Central Oregon High Desert
- Columbia River Gorge on both the Oregon and Washington sides of the river
- The Willamette Valley, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla, Yakima Valley, and surrounding wine regions
- Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt Washington, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Rainer
While many properties in these areas are stunning, you can find beautiful retreat properties outside these areas as well. The agents at PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE are happy to show you luxury corporate retreat properties wherever you want to explore.
Since retreats should either offer an experience that allows for a group to connect, or time for an individual to connect with themselves, providing a peaceful environment is crucial.
So how do you choose a peaceful property? Part of it is space and natural beauty, but it is also important to provide an environment with calm architecture and atmosphere. This can partially be achieved through interior design, but having windows and natural lighting also helps bring a sense of calm to your retreat property.
Another great way to do this is with landscape design. Even if your property does not have a beautiful landscape design when you make the purchase, choosing a property with the space and potential for it will go a long way when investing in that aspect for the future.
A Place That Is Modern and Up-to-Date
Retreat properties should always provide a calming experience, as they are providing an experience that is bringing guests close to the natural and spiritual world.
We recommend selecting a retreat property with unique features, quality design, and more than one building. This will provide a luxurious and fulfilling experience for anyone participating in the retreat and will also require less investment from you to get the property where it needs to be to start renting.
Also, choosing a property that already has running water and utilities set up will get your retreat property going much sooner and eliminate the possibility of a massive investment after purchase.
Of course, you can always invest in remodels and new construction on your property to make it perfect for the retreats you or your tenants or guests plan to host if that’s what you prefer.
Amenities and Activities
It is a retreat, after all! The amenities you offer, or the activities you have on-site or nearby, will be different for each type of retreat. They will also be determined by the type of experience you are hoping to curate for your guests.
The important thing is that you offer something to your guests that makes them feel relaxed and fulfilled. For corporate retreats, that could be a volleyball or basketball court. For a wellness retreat, that could be a spa, a location with a nearby hike along a lake, or opportunities for horseback riding. The possibilities are endless and the only limit is your imagination.
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PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE Welcomes the Opportunity To Help You Find The Perfect Luxury Corporate Retreat Property
At PEGGY HOAG REAL ESTATE, we’ve helped clients find luxury retreat properties in Portland and the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. Let’s explore what it will take to find a property that will meet your needs and offer your guests a one-of-a-kind experience.
Contact us today to get started!