Outdoor Meeting & Retreat Spaces

Outdoor Meeting and Retreat Spaces

Wide Open Spaces. Wide Open Possibilities.

Our outdoor company retreat spaces are what put us on the map as one of the most in-demand retreat destinations in Minnesota. The crystal-clear waters of Sugar Lake and the wide-open spaces on our 400 acre resort grounds create a unique space that plays a pivotal role in our experiential process. It’s the reason why industry-leading facilitators run their leadership development cohorts here, and why companies keep coming back to us year after year.

A Retreat Experience that Begins on the Road

You’ll notice something remarkable as you make the (sometimes hours long) drive to our Northern Minnesota meeting venue. The drive takes you through dense Northwoods territory. There are no cookie-cutter neighborhoods, big shopping centers, bustling cities, or large population centers. We’re secluded, and that’s a large part of the experience. Taking people out of their everyday lives, removing the distractions, and cutting them off from the “real world” provide an experience you can’t get anywhere else.

Our Outdoor Retreat Spaces

Search and Rescue Activities at the Leadership Center

Team Bonding and Team Building Spaces

Our outdoor retreat spaces help teams connect experientially and play with purpose. These spaces, which include full high and low ropes courses, a 13-foot climbing wall, and 18-hole golf course, and extensive trails and grounds for various other activities.

Sugar Lake

Siseebakwet (Sugar) Lake is a 1,500-acre lake with eight miles of shoreline and 26 feet of water clarity. It truly is the most unique thing about our resort space, with water so blue that someone once called it the “the Mediterranean of the Midwest.” Our lakefront space not only adds to the beauty and seclusion of our retreat space, it also adds a host of water-based activities not offered by many other venues.

Sugar Lake in Minnesota

What Organizations Say About Our Retreats

“Sugar Lake Lodge is a beautiful resort tucked on the edge of the uniquely clear waters of Sugar Lake, outside of Grand Rapids, MN. Daily views of the rolling golf course, majestic pines, calling loons, soaring eagles and spectacular sunsets over the fairways and lake make any time spent here a special Northwoods experience.

As a preferred retreat center for us, we love the professionalism, customer service and genuine care and attention the entire Sugar Lake Lodge team puts into creating a personalized corporate experience for us every time we bring a group. They are driven to making every one of our corporate retreats the best possible experience and many of our clients make plans to come back with their families.

Thank you Sugar Lake Lodge team! You have raised the bar on hosting corporate retreats. We can’t wait to come back to work with you again soon!”

Peter Bailey, President, The Prouty Project

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