Top Minnesota Team Building Resorts
If fishing is your thing and you want it to be your team’s thing too, head over to Lake of the Woods, where Cyrus Resort will be ecstatic to help foster the budding anglers inside your team.
What better way to build team unity than sitting in a boat in the middle of a lake with no technology to distract you? Tell your team to grab some roughing-it clothes, cause business casual isn't gonna cut it here! Trophy walleye, sauger, and northern pike all patrol Lake of the Wood’s depths, and only savvy fishermen and fisherwomen will be able to coax them into your boat. The staff of Cyrus Resort are veterans of a thousand fishing expeditions, and can certainly assist you in landing the big one. If you prefer a solitary experience, boats, reels, and the like are available for rent. Your team will leave closer than ever!
3928 Cyrus Rd NW, Baudette, MN 56623
Madden's on Gull Lake
Sometimes team-bonding can be done without having to physically exert yourself. Sometimes there's solace in peace (usually those go hand-in-hand, actually). Perhaps your team would be better suited to less strenuous resort activities. Perhaps you want to just tell them "I appreciate you". Madden's is that resort.
"Do it all, or do nothing" -Words that Madden's believes wholeheartedly. The entire resort is open to your team. Madden's famous golf courses, delicious restaurants, and pristine sand beach are only few of the options at your team's fingertips. But if you're in need of REAL relaxation, head over to The Spa at Madden's. With a stunning lake view and relaxing plantation-style architecture just a few feet from Gull Lake, The Spa at Madden's is the reason that your team will owe you their livelong loyalty. Try out a rejuvenating pedicure, or feeling your stress melt away with a hot stone massage. Either way, you're going to be pretty popular when you get home.
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401
Brainerd's population was 13,592 as of the 2010 census.
The resort has nothing to do with famous NFL coach/commentator John Madden, who was born the southeastern Minnesota city of Austin.close
Cedar Valley Resort
Escape from the stuffy office space and get somewhere your whole team can breathe and take in a new perspective with Cedar Valley Resort.
Nestled amongst the natural beauty of the nearby bluffs, Cedar Valley Resort offers its guests spacious cabins perfectly fit for any business retreat. Spread out and think outside the box in their relatively new event center that can host up to 100 people and features a full kitchen, in-floor heat, and state of the art sound system and video projection. Cook your own meals or have one of the local caterers bring the food to you! And when you're between meetings, relax by your cabin’s fireplace, take in the breathtaking view from the deck, or go for a short nature hike. It's sure to clear your mind!
905 Bench Street Whalan, MN 55949
Other highlights of the event center include 2 breakout rooms, a large capacity grill, and outdoor seating.
From Minneapolis/St. Paul, take Hwy. 52 to Fountain. Take a left onto County Road 8 and travel east to Lanesboro. At Parkway, take a right and travel about five blocks to a stop sign. Make a left onto Hwy. 16 East and continue for four miles to Whalan. Turn left off of Hwy. 16 and onto Main Street. Travel over the bridge and continue straight until the road dead-ends at Cedar Valley Resort.close
White Eagle Resort
Look no further than White Eagle Resort in Cook, Minnesota for your next unforgettable team building retreat! Stay in one of White Eagle Resort’s classic Minnesota cabins that sit on 1200 feet of shoreline on the west end of Lake Vermillion.
For large groups, White Eagle recommends their biggest and best cabin, Osprey. This cabin features three levels with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and can comfortably sleep 16 people. Each floor has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room. In addition to the kitchen on the main floor, there is a second one in the walkout basement. Enjoy your lake view on the deck and patio, cuddle up in front of the gas fireplace with a good book, or relax in one of the Jacuzzi tubs/showers in each bathroom. Lake Vermilion is known internationally for its great fishing and big fish, so make sure to hit the water with your team to catch some dinner! The resort itself features amenities such as a sauna, multiple bonfire areas, complimentary kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards, and more.
3026 White Eagle Drive, Cook, MN 55723
At White Eagle Resort, they offer activities for all ages, including hiking on nearby trails, roasting marshmallows at one of the bonfire areas, and swimming in their sandy swimming area with a water trampoline.
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Each cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a gas grill out on the deck, and a wood burning fireplace or wood stove.close
Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
Since 1898, The Ruttger’s family have shown guests all the wonders that their lodge (and Bay Lake) have to offer. Now, they'd like to show you and your team. Who are you to say no?
A Minnesota cabin vacation doesn't get much more authentic than at Ruttger's. Your team will feel like they've died and gone to heaven on the shores of flawless Bay Lake. 27 holes of golf, a luxurious spa, and Bay Lake itself present a diverse and exciting mix of potential activities for you and your team to immerse yourselves in. Ruttger's also offers custom-designed team-building activities, such as Giant Outdoor Twister, Human Bingo, Aqua Golf or Horseshoes, Minnesota Amazing Race or the ultimate High Ropes Course. Again, who are you to say no?
25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood, MN 56444
There are three islands on the lake. The largest of these, the 72-acre Church Island, is used as a Lutheran church camp.
Bay Lake is part of the headwaters for the Ripple River, and the river is common spawning spot for fish.close
Sugar Lake Lodge
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Sugar Lake Lodge is the perfect place for business or pleasure. Your team will undoubtedly be smitten with the wide variety of accommodations, facilities and activities, as well as the delicious chef-prepared meals. Of course, you can’t really test your team’s mettle while relaxing in your rooms, can you?
Sugar Lake has dedicated team-building activities specifically designed for a group of individuals to learn to mesh. Softball, golf, and fishing tournaments are all available, each planned especially for your group. If you want even more intense team-bonding, the Leadership Center Ropes Course will test your teammates trust and physical abilities. Qualified instructors are there, each trained to integrate your business challenge into the solutions learned during a ropes course experience. Your team will learn about the powerful relationship between trust, risk, and results. They’ll sink or swim, but either way you’ll come out a lot wiser than you went in!
37584 Otis Lane, Cohasset, MN 55721
The population was 2,698 at the 2010 census.
Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort
Fishing, fishing, and more fishing! At Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort, you and your team will grab your rods and set out on a mission to catch the big one, survive, and become a team along the way. If Appeldoorn’s has anything to say about it, that mission will succeed.
Your team will stay in lavish cabins, filled with opulent decor and scintillating comforts. Then your team will hit the second biggest lake in Minnesota, rain or shine. Preferably rain, because nothing builds character and teamwork like bonding over a shared disdain of the current working conditions. But if it’s a nice day (as it often is), you’ll be fishing on a clear, cool lake, with only light conversation and a loons cries to listen to. With the unparalleled bonding gained by your team at Appeldoorn’s, those walleye and muskie don’t stand a chance!
45401 Mille Lacs Pkwy, Isle, MN 56342
The northern half contains most of the lake's mud flats, while gravel and rock bars cover the southern half of the lake.
Mille Lacs means "thousand lakes" in French.close