We held our annual team retreat here in November 2014 for 6 nights, and it worked out extremely well. The first half we had 11 guests + 2 babies, and the second half we had 19 guests (and the babies). A few beds were shared but it was quite comfortable, and the fact that every room had it's own bathroom was key for our mostly female group. Having the option to hold casual small group meetings in the living room was perfect for our team, and using the heated lodge/cabana building for larger meetings, full team meals and a final night party worked great. Cooking in the kitchen and serving ourselves meals was easy and fun, and it made food for a group of 20+ people for a week very affordable. The hot tub was a bonus as were the outdoor fire pits (all 3), and as the mother of one of the babies onsite, I can say that having access to the third floor loft space as a playroom (we brought a safety gate) was the best way for us to keep the kids with a babysitter - safe, having fun, and far enough away from the group to let us parents be fully present for meetings - but close enough that we could step away if needed and still listen to group conversation downstairs in the living room. It really couldn't have worked out better for our group considering we booked the lodge sight unseen! The owner was a delight to work with leading up to the week, and the caretakers onsite did just that - took excellent care of all of our needs. David cooked us a fantastic Thanksgiving-themed meal so that our team who all works remotely could enjoy a holiday together. It was a special treat, and we appreciated the extra effort. Hiking at Wallace Falls State Park just across the street was a wonderful half-day activity as was using the large lawn space and patio for outdoor games and team building. Grocery runs to the Gold Bar corner store were also easy and quick, and the charcoal BBQ worked great! Unless our team grows considerably, I can see us booking Wallace Falls Lodge again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a custom built, Log Lodge set on 10 gorgeous view acres in the country, with hiking trails to the Wallace Lake, and Water falls. Available for Private rentals for Wedding Events, group retreats, off site work retreats, friends and family gatherings, scrapbook or quilting retreats. We can sleep up to 28 people for friends and family retreats and we do weddings with up to 125 guests in the Summer months. We do smaller weddings of 60 guests or under during the late Fall, winter, early Spring months. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wallace Falls Lodge/Bb Hotel Gold Bar