Looking for a retreat location that's a departure from the typical hotel conference room, one with scenic beauty as the backdrop and doesn't take hours upon hours to get to? A place where quality, inspiring adventure activities can be turned into team building, leadership and personal development tools? We believe our resort, dollar for dollar, offers corporate leaders a terrific value without sacrificing quality.
As business leaders, we've used our personal experience to build a meeting facility, RiverWind Lodge, that pairs a stellar location with amentities that make for easy execution, whether it's the lodge's spacious great room (which can host up to 50 guests at tables) overlooking 30 miles of Buffalo River country or it's handily equipped kitchen featuring double appliances that expedite meal prep and clean up. Click here to learn more about RiverWind Lodge and its many corporate-friendly amenities, including the overnight accommodations.
We're less than 90 minutes from Northwest Arkansas and an easy 2.5 hours from Little Rock. Three hours from Tulsa and six hours from Memphis. With the finest mountain scenery in Arkansas as your final destination. Click here for driving directions and a map of our geographic location.
Although meal prep itself can be a team-building experience, sometimes you want them focused on other things or perhaps just enjoying some down time. If so, visit with our deli manager Alex (1-800-221-5514) about the hearty things we can do from our kitchen to help make meals for your event a snap for groups of up to about 15. If you have a larger group, we can refer you to a quality caterer who specializes in large-group food service.
It's amazing how people pull together and cheer one another on when standing on a platform 50 feet in the air with nowhere to go but forward! Suddenly a meek, mild person discovers that she has a lot of hidden bravery in her (and her teammates discover this as well)...or, a bold "I-got-this" type learns the importance of relying on the skill sets of others as the guides coach on departures and approaches, which are different from platform to platform. Plus, it's just pretty up there in the trees, so your team will enjoy themselves immensely and have great stories to tell when they return home.
Zip line rates are $89+tax per person for less than 8 people; $79+tax for 8 or more. For a private weekday tour (minimum of 8 guests), we need a 2-week advance notice as the zip line is not open every day of the week. Please call us at 1-800-221-5514 just as soon as your retreat dates are set.
It's always a good day when you hike the Buffalo National River and the Ponca area where we're located is home to the finest hiking trails in Arkansas. This is always a great year 'round choice for a group activity. Ask our office staff for a trail recommendation that would fit into your retreat itinerary.
March through June, we can help you organize a group float trip through Arkansas' prettiest canoeing scenery. Plus, even though you're there for fun and fellowship, canoeing is an activity which naturally inspires teamwork, so it's a great way to relax with your team, yet simultaneously influence the teamwork side of things. We can also prepare a box lunch and stocked ice chest (water / sodas / Gatorade) for your trip.
Staying with us, too? Corporate retreat clients receive 15% off canoe rental (Mon - Thurs) when booking lodging for the team in conjunction with the float trip. (Please remember that our canoeing season is March - June or until the water is becomes too low for floating.)
Through our zip line partners, Challenge Quest, you can turn a zip line experience into a quality team building or leadership coaching opportunity. Dr. Greg Robinson, Ph.D., president of Challenge Quest, is passionate about corporate teams and leaders. He can take a zip line and craft it into something far more than just a great adventure. If you'd like to explore this idea, call CQ at 918-695-8837.