Amnicon’s Lodge could be the perfect venue for your staff retreat!
Every year we have a handful of small businesses who come to Amnicon with their staff team to look ahead at the coming year, make decisions, plan events, re-focus on the vision of the organization, and bond together as a team. If you’re looking for a similar experience for your staff team, we’d love to have you!
There are so many reasons why coming to Amnicon will be a better experience than your average conference room. The Fellowship Hall in the lodge is a comfortable and spacious meeting room, with a central fireplace for added ambiance. Meal service in the dining hall is convenient and delicious. And we have lots of great outdoor spaces when you need to take a break – hiking trails through the woods, and beautiful views of the Amnicon River Valley and the South shore of Lake Superior.
To give us the inside scoop on what it’s like to host a staff retreat at Amnicon, we reached out to a group who came recently – Progress North. Check out what they had to say about their experience!
Can you tell us a little bit about your organization, and why you were looking to do a staff retreat?
We’re a fairly new organization to the area. Progress North’s vision is to build a multiracial, multigenerational, gender diverse independent political presence in NW WI that challenges corporate power, structural racism & gender oppression. Our goal is to work with people and partner organizations to generate new politics to win and wield the power to govern – a politics that is people-centered, agenda-driven, focused on changing structural inequity and working toward a world where we can all not only survive but thrive.
We wanted to take some time away together as a staff team to focus on some big-picture projects, connect as a team, and plan the coming year. Going on a retreat seemed like a great way to do all that.
Why did you choose the Amnicon Lodge for your staff retreat?
We chose Amnicon because our Lead Organizer, Cheyenne Otto-Defoe, had been there for a staff retreat with a different oranization that she used to work with. She really enjoyed the space, and recommended that we come to Amnicon knowing that it would be a good fit for us, considering what we wanted to accomplish and the kind of environment we wanted for our retreat.
We needed somewhere that was large enough for us to spread out, quiet enough for us to focus, and private so that we wouldn’t be bothered by other groups or people. We also wanted somewhere we’d be able to stay together overnight. We also wanted somewhere with convenient meal service and a few recreation options. Amnicon had everything we were looking for!
What did you do while you were here? How did you fill your time?
We arrived around 9 am on a Monday morning, and stayed until about 4 pm on Tuesday. We had two full days of agenda items for our staff planning retreat…planning, problem solving, visioning… But outside of that we were able to take a hike to the beach and do a scavenger hunt outside. We also spent time just hanging out by the fire, getting to know each other and bond. So I would say we had a good balance of work time and outside and chill time together.
What was the best part of the retreat for you?
How was the food?
How was your experience working with Amnicon staff?
Would you recommend this experience to other similar groups?
Is there anything that could’ve been better?
Nothing that I can think of! It was really nice to feel like you took care of us. You provided everything we needed and still gave us the autonomy to use the space how we needed to use it. Thanks for everything! We’ll definitely be back.
So there you have it!
We’d love to share this amazing place with your staff team, and support your mission and vision as an organization. Click the links below to learn more about the Amnicon Lodge, or contact us to start planning your retreat!