Historical inns provide corporate teams with an ideal environment to bond and the privacy to addresses important issues
Moulin Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa (Gatineau, Quebec)
Located in a picturesque setting 25 minutes from Ottawa, Moulin Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa is perfect for executive retreats and team building with a wilderness or winter survival theme. The historical venue is on the site of a mill that was built in 1838. The original mill building was preserved and transformed into an inn in 2001.
Moulin Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa has 6 meeting rooms and 40 guest rooms. Meeting participants will be able to relax in a soothing environment with cascading streams and rich foliage.
When it's time for outdoor activities, participants can enjoy Gatineau Park that adjoins the property. Hiking, horse riding and cycling are available in the summer and, during the winter, groups can explore the park on snowshoes or cross country skis
The property is ideal for sensitive meetings where safety and security are important. U.S. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa for the 2010 North American Foreign Ministers Meeting at Wakefield Mill Inn and Spa.
Millcroft Inn and Spa (Caledon, Ontario)
Situated on a picturesque 100 acre estate in the Caledon Hills, Millcroft Inn and Spa is the perfect setting for meetings and executive retreats.
Millcroft Inn and Spa is a 1 - 1 1/2 hour drive from Toronto. The property can also accommodate arrival by helicopter.
The property which has 52 guest rooms has undergone extensive renovations. The spa and 20 croft units (with lofts) have been completely transformed.
The 8,000-square-foot conference center has 5 meeting rooms and groups of up to 80 people can also have meetings in the River Room in the main inn overlooking the falls.
Guests can relax or hike and cycle on the extensive trail network. Tennis and volleyball are available on-site. In the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are available.
For more unique Canadian inns and resorts also consult Preserving Small Inns and Heritage Event Venues, Corporate Event Venues: 5 Lakeside Resorts in Canada and Event Venues: Log Cabin Hotels in Quebec on Cvent Event Blog.
Photo Credits: Team Building Canada, Executive Oasis International, Millcroft Inn