They say that everything is bigger in Texas, so why not the way we hold corporate retreats. It’s more important than ever to get down to business and pack the agenda with as much information as possible so companies get their money’s worth. Of course, it’s been proven that when you mix in a little fun, your return on meeting investment will be higher, as attendees will retain much more of the covered material. Some of the perfect Dallas/Fort Worth area retreats include:
Southfork Ranch & Conference Center (Park)
This authentic property was built in 1970 as a horse-breeding ranch and home for its owners. Southfork received its fame in 1978 when it became the home for the Ewing family on TV’s Dallas.
When the series ended in 1991, Forever Resorts purchased the property and converted it into a conference center and corporate retreat. The seasoned staff at this ranch makes it easy to book events and work within your budget.
Inn on the River (Glen Rose)
This home was originally built in 1916 and used to be Dr. Snyder’s Drugless Health Spa. Now, all that remains is his inn and his mineral pool. In 1998, Ernest and Shirley Reinke bought this Texas Historical Landmark and have been pampering corporate guests Dr. Snyder-style ever since. Although limited in its on-site amenities, the inn isn’t too far from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dinosaur Valley State Park, which offer plenty to see and do. This ranch is known for its hospitality. Service is first-class, and the food is as good as any of Dallas’ finest. During meetings and events, the service is seamless and not in the least bit obtrusive. Just remember that this property is low-tech…no TVs… so no distractions for event attendees.
Circle R Ranch (Flower Mound)
Although this is not your traditional corporate retreat setting because you aren’t invited to spend the night, it does offer some off-site excitement and team-building activities. In the 1970s, the Circle R was created when Canada Dry executive, Alan Powdermaker, decided to relocate his family from Baltimore, Maryland and name the Circle R after his wife, Renate. The concept was to create an authentic Western setting in which to entertain private groups. Today, the Circle R hosts up to 250,000 people annually, including musicians like KC & the Sunshine Band, Dwight Yoakum, LeAnn Rimes, and the 1996 Country Music Association Awards Gala. This ranch gives visitors an authentic Texas experience. The staff puts services first and each event has great results, while at the same time entertaining visitors and getting them outside. With a shotgun salute by Western gunfighters to welcome you at the front gate, this is the kind of place you will walk away from with a lifetime of memories.
So if you’re in the market for your own corporate retreat, Supreme Auctions has the perfect property for you to purchase. On May 19, 2018, Oakland Ranch will be sold at a luxury no-reserve auction. This estate offers a spacious main residence resting 230-acres of privacy, views, and resort-style living, designed to deliver a feeling of security, comfort and sense of wellbeing plus acreage for farm and ranch users. The property offers skeet shooting, a stocked lake and an event venue on property to host your corporate retreat. To learn more, contact Supreme Auctions at (866) 929-2243 or visit SupremeAuctions.com.