Make Your Next Retreat Unforgettable With These Great Team Building Activities
In addition to its designation as a National Scenic Area, the unique terrain of the Columbia Gorge AVA provides a wide variety of growing conditions and home to dozens of award-winning wineries and vineyards that produce the widest array of varietals anywhere. Friendly, interesting winemakers love to share their passion for wines and secrets of the Gorge. You will find spectacular settings to build relationships and unwind while you savor the grape and take in breathtaking scenery. We can arrange transportation, private barrel tastings and catering for your team.
Ever wonder what really goes on in a brewery? Touring Full Sail Brewery is fun and informative. Tour guides Randy and Jessica will lead your team on a tour of our Hood River brewhouse where you can meet the people behind the pints and learn about the art and science of crafting beer. You'll also see the local ingredients Full Sail uses to concoct their award winning brews and learn a plethora of Full Sail fun facts and history, including their sustainable brewing practices.
Let us arrange a private chef from one of the area’s many outstanding restaurants for a fun and relaxing team Cooking Class at Columbia Cliff Villas. Learn new cooking skills while you enjoy great food and incredible wine! Classes are often limited to 12 people and cost approximately $100/person.
White Water Rafting
The White Salmon River has long been known as the best one-day rafting trip in the Northwest providing far more whitewater in its 7.25 mile course than most rafting rivers provide in twice that distance. Now with our two new options in the Upper and Lower Gorge which compliments our Middle Gorge there can be no questions about the White Salmon River being #1 for a memorable team-building adventure.
Six spectacular golf courses, including the Golf Digest 4-Star Indian Creek facility provide special rates, great food and services for your outing.
Getting away from the office for a few days of productive work can feel almost like vacation. Give yourself and your team an opportunity to let go of your everyday stresses and relax with a basic yoga class taught by local, certified yoga instructors. Return home with a feeling of accomplishment and renewed spirit. Classes are available for small groups under 12 and can be held in our Penthouse Suites, overlooking the Gorge.
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Endless Hiking and Biking
Countless beautiful trails with seasonal wildflowers and year-around waterfalls always leave a lasting impression. We can help you chose the best ones and arrange transportation, boxed lunches and some fun stops on the way back.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Big Winds has the largest lesson and rental center in the Gorge. They have everything you need to get started with standup paddling and can help you improve your current skills as well. The staff at Big Winds has been paddling for 5 years now and knows the ins and outs of this new, developing sport. Big Winds offers private group lessons that are perfect for a fun team building afternoon break. This is a great, fun activity that your entire team can enjoy!
Wind Surfing Lessons
For groups who are more adventurous and looking for a challenge, come learn to windsurf! Big Winds has the largest lesson and rental center in the Gorge. They have everything you need to get started with windsurfing, and can help you improve your current skills as well. With the most knowledgeable staff in the gorge, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience.