We work with our network of partners to provide you with the best local and authentic experiences around. You can book these activities exclusively through the Catskill Mountains retreat package.
Guided mountain hiking
Treat your team to a guided hike along one of the region’s enchanted trails and reap the benefits of forest bathing. Short easy hikes (1-2hrs) and long intermediate-difficult hikes (3-4hrs) are available to suit your team’s needs. Your hike may include interesting conversations, stories about local lore, and observations of the geology, flora, and fauna of the eco-system. The Catskills are among the oldest mountains in the world – and they have much to teach for those who stop to listen.
Tubing on the Esopus Creek
Tubing on the Esopus is the most popular team bonding activity in the Catskill Mountains. The Esopus Creek follows Route 28 and winds through the bottom of town. There’s a quiet, calm section for team fun and a relaxing view, and a wilder section with rapids and whitewater for the more adventurous tubers, all in all totalling five miles of tubing fun. Each section takes about two hours to complete but we guarantee time will fly as you float down this scenic stream.
Yoga is a great team building activity for those who want to improve flexibility, strengthen their body, and calm their mind. Whether your colleagues are novices or seasoned practitioners, there are a wide variety of yoga styles to choose from. The ancient asana practice of yoga is based on unifying your breath with your body to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health. Choose from several different styles: Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Tibetan Five Rites Yoga, and Nejang Longevity Yoga and partake in a practice perfectly suited for you and your team.
Discover the ancient restorative therapies of Tibet at Dewa, the world-class healing spa and one of the few places in the West where you can experience the Tibetan KuNye massage. Dewa offers a wide range of Eastern and Western spa treatments featuring the Tibetan KuNye massage, herbal baths, Shirodhara, vibrational sound therapy, customized facials, as well as saunas and steam rooms to stimulate and detoxify your system. Dewa’s selection of treatments and packages will leave you feeling renewed, relaxed, and recharged.
Sound healing offers a wide range of benefits including stress relief, increased focus, a boost in confidence and improved energies and relationships with others. Whether you’re joining the team at Dewa Spa for a few hours, a day, or a weekend, Dewa’s selection of treatments and packages will leave you and your team feeling revived, productive and ready to take on the tasks you’re hoping to tackle throughout your retreat.
Regular meditation is proven to benefit cognitive function, increase concentration, reduce stress, boost feelings of happiness, and lead to physiological benefits. Regular quiet-time helps foster inner peace and increased self-awareness, helping you live a more balanced and empowered life. Learn basic meditation techniques with your team while having the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about effective meditation techniques.
Bonfire under the stars
Enjoy a sparkling wood fire in one of our stone fire pits, a classic Catskills experience, in a sacred and peaceful environment. Spend a couple of hours after dark in the glow of a nice wood fire, listening to the sounds of nature and spending quality time with your colleagues. Please note 24 hrs advance notice is usually needed for this activity, weather permitting of course.
Garden & Horticulture tour
Learn about the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring you the food and flowers at Menla, home of Dewa Spa! Their main garden is a source of food, flowers, herbs, medicinal plants, and pure beauty. They also have several beds around the property that are cultivated for their own personal use. Working in harmony with nature, they create gardens that improve the soils, provide habitat for beneficial critters, and are fully organic.
Let us help you to plan the retreat in the Catskills
The Catskill Mountains are a great choice for your team gathering as they offer a ton of fun team activities. Surf Office has experience with organizing hundreds of company retreats and we are here to help make your next retreat remarkable.
We’ll plan the retreat schedule for you and assist with booking flight tickets and airport transfers. After we discuss your requirements we’ll recommend the accommodation, team dinners, and activities that best suit your group. We’re here to help so that you can focus on your core business while we handle the in’s and out’s of retreat organization.