Known for its incredible, luxurious features, The Ritz-Carlton lives up to its name in Half Moon Bay. Sitting atop bluffs on the West Coast, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the views from any part of the property are indescribable. The comfortable guestrooms, numerous amenities, attentive staff and lavish event space makes for the perfect location for an offsite meeting, special event or teambuilding experience.

We are all used to those monotonous meetings in the same, dreadful conference room featuring a repetitive agenda and tasteless coffee. It’s time to break the mold and find new inspiration. So, what’s the best way to do this? An offsite. Whether you take the team for a simple, one-day trip to a local attraction, such as a museum or convention center, or a three-day trip across the country, the change in routine and scenery are vital to accomplishing goals and bonding as a team.

We all know how difficult it can be to get a group of people with very different personalities to see eye-to-eye and work together in unison, especially in the business world. Each person brings their own, unique piece to the team, but unless everyone feels like they can communicate openly and express their ideas, ultimately productivity will suffer. So how do we break down these barriers?

Is your business in a rut? Are you dealing with high turnover with your staff? Is the market shifting or is there new competition to face? The perfect way to confront and analyze obstacles like these and many others is to get away and have a corporate retreat. Many people run at the thought of a team retreat because of the time, money, and energy that goes into one. I’m here to tell you that a retreat can be done on any budget, at any time, and the benefits far outweigh the preparatory work.

Mill Rose Inn is an award-winning, traditional bed and breakfast situated in the beautiful Northern California coastal city of Half Moon Bay. The combination of amazing personal service, coziness of the guest rooms, and overall charm makes for an experience you don’t want to miss. The surrounding gardens and antique décor create a romantic, relaxing, and inspiring atmosphere to complete your visit.

The Inn at Mavericks is a quaint, oceanfront hotel with an amazing view of Pillar Point Harbor and located in Princeton-by-the-Sea, a seaside village in Half Moon Bay. This prime location makes it easy for guests to get around and explore boutique shops, multiple trails, the sand and surf of the Pacific Ocean, and some delicious coastal restaurants, just a short walk out the front door. The comfortable accommodations combined with stunning views will make you want to stay forever.