Meet in the Mountains at Leatherwood Mountains Resort
By: Adam Wohnoutka
The corporate retreat has evolved. No longer is it a stuffy, formal affair. Instead, meeting places are inspiring places, with scenic views, state-of-the-art facilities, and plenty of engaging team-building activities.
Nowhere is this new meeting place more evident than at Leatherwood Mountains Resort. Surrounded by North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, this meeting place oasis features stunning scenery, exceptional amenities, and outdoor adventures. Meet any time of the year, including mid-week and off-season to avoid the crowds.
Surrounded by pristine peaks and wandering woodlands, the view is sure to get your creative juices flowing. The 8400 square foot open air “Covered Pavilion” can accommodate 400+ for seated dinners. Set up a large tent and meet in the Cabin Meadow, a breathtaking creek-side pasture set in the shadow of the original Hendrix Home Place. For an indoor get-together, try the Hendrix Cabin or Saddlebrook Restaurant, which accommodates 40 to 50 inside and more than 200 when the lawn and gardens are utilized.
“Leatherwood provided a positive, relaxed experience for my corporate retreat,” a satisfied guest said. “The off-site workshops at the resort combine an informal setting that provokes open communication, teaming, and outdoor activities with a fantastic view. There’s no question from my team on where we go for our off-site meetings.”
Paired with these fantastic meeting spaces are luxury accommodations. Spacious vacation homes feature one to five+ bedrooms, so you can fit the entire gang. Enjoy an array of amenities like hot tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, satellite television, a swimming pool, and much more. Pets are welcome in many of the homes, so the entire family can stay. If you get hungry, catering options and private chefs are available to please every palate.
“Leatherwood Mountains Resort had an onsite restaurant that serves three meals a day,” a first-time guest said. “The food choices, service, and quality were great. We traveled with four teenagers, one preteen, and two adults. The home we selected had three levels, including three very comfortable bedrooms, a basement full of entertainment, a gourmet kitchen on the middle level of the home, pool table, ping pong, hot tub, and mountain views that were outstanding.”
When you’re not indulging in all the resort’s amenities, head out and enjoy the natural splendor. Try trout fishing in the many surrounding streams, have a holiday on horseback thanks to the resort’s equine center, or hike through more than 75 miles of mountain-lined trails. Hike along the ever-popular and ever-breathtaking Appalachian Trail. No matter what you’re looking to do, the devoted staff is more than happy to assist you.
“Abbie was a joy to work with,” returning guest Rita said. “She has an ‘anything you need, we can do it’ attitude and she means it. I was making most plans from Arizona and Abbie quickly provided me with any information I needed. I am a bit of a perfectionist and have trouble delegating responsibilities. The entire staff at Leatherwood continuously asked if we needed anything and anything we asked was immediately met with assistance. This was just about the nicest group of people I have ever had the pleasure to work with for any event. I highly recommend Leatherwood Mountains and Abbie to anyone looking for a venue that requires a pristine, rustic mountain environment.”
This devotion to above-and-beyond service, combined with awe-inspiring scenery, creative corporate spaces, and almost endless outdoor activities, make Leatherwood Mountains Resort your meeting place oasis any time of the year.