The best way to bond as a team, brainstorm as a group and strategize future plans is an offsite company retreat. Finding the right location for these one to multi-day meetings is the first step, and securing a venue that combines ample meeting space, welcoming accommodations, and trusted catering services can be a daunting task. Tetherow excels at this corporate challenge.
Located just seven minutes from downtown Bend, Tetherow embodies the laid-back vibe of Central Oregon while simultaneously offering an abundance of outdoor activities and indulgent luxury accommodations. “Bend is a great destination for meetings – traveling spouses always have something to do, and people can extend their stay through the weekend, making a family vacation out of it on the backend,” says Kristi DiTullio, Director of Sales at Tetherow.
Hosting everything from client and staff appreciation dinners to sales presentations and product launches, the staff at Tetherow adapts to each organization’s specific needs, customizing every detail of an event for their clients.
Meeting and presentation rooms are equipped with top of the line AV, which is incorporated into the overall package rather than charged as an extra fee, as many venues tend to do. Rather than a typical board room setting, the pavilion at Tetherow has floor to ceiling retractable glass doors and a stunning view, comprising an indoor/outdoor set-up. “Creativity is sparked by being outdoors,” comments DiTullio.
Group gatherings are a focus at Tetherow, from social networking at poolside cabanas to yoga on the lawn or a round on the coveted 18-hole on-site golf course. Tetherow aligns with Wanderlust Tours, who will pick up groups from the resort and take them to various locations in Bend for offsite experiences like “snow shoes and brews” or bonfires under the stars. On-site activities include innovative team-building activities like group mixology courses.
Tetherow boasts one of the biggest fleets available of GolfBoards, a fully electric cross between a golf cart and a surfboard, taking the golf game to a whole new level. “Corporations love GolfBoards,” says DiTullio, “it’s fun even for people who don’t golf.” Recent guest Jason Hurley, Vice President-Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, agrees. “It is a very challenging course, but with the golf boards, the scenery, and the course design, it was the best round I had all year.”
Tetherow also offers complimentary shuttle service to downtown Bend to individually enjoy the thriving culture of arts, outdoor activities, restaurants, breweries and distilleries when meetings pause for the day. For outdoor enthusiasts, Bend is a mecca for white water rafting, skiing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, biking and hiking. For those looking to get an indoor sweat, Tetherow’s state-of-the-art fitness center offers cardio machines and group fitness classes such as Barre and strength & conditioning. The outdoor swimming pool is heated to 86 degrees year-round.
For accommodations, Tetherow offers 50 hotel rooms with 17, soon to be 40, vacation home rentals, which corporations often use as extentions for the hotel. Each 2800+ square foot vacation home boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with showers included in each bathroom for extra privacy when traveling as a group, making the vacation homes a perfect fit for smaller organizational retreats.
Each house has a patio area with a BBQ, a hot tub for soaking up stress, and a fire pit for nightly gatherings under a bright, star-lit sky. Most homes also have a balcony with panoramic views. Families who come in for post-meeting weekend getaways can request a kid-friendly home with an upstairs great room, bunk beds, card table, and TV with cable connection for gamers. Says recent guest Stacey Hurley, “it’s not what you expect; instead of rustic-style cabins, the vacation homes at Tetherow are very spacious and modern.”
Catering is tailored to each organization, and Tetherow’s staff is well-known for superior service. Three onsite restaurants range from casual cafeteria style fare to fine dining at Solomon’s. The Row is a popular pub-like gathering destination for traveling groups, with a lively vibe of loyal locals who descend there after a round of golf or a day on the mountain.
Tetherow attracts corporations looking to intersect work and play. Says DiTullio “we appeal to attorneys, executives, tech organizations, etc. – people fly in from all over the country.”
61240 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend