Ice fishing Mille lacs

Ice Fishing: A Different Kind of Corporate Event

All too often, a company’s annual “corporate offsite” meeting ends up being a real snooze. The idea is to get employees thinking differently by pulling them from their normal routines and away from their humdrum desks and offices. After all, a fresh environment lends itself to fresh perspectives and breakthrough ideas… right?

Well, to get employees thinking “outside the box,” the bosses generally do something frustratingly mundane, like renting out a ballroom or conference center at the local hotel. There’s usually a candy dish on every table, maybe a special tchotchke to remember the day by, and a mediocre hotel lunch. It’s all very cliche and stale – certainly not conducive to those desired fresh ideas. 

Ice fishing Mille lacsCorporate events don’t have to be that way! Why not host your next corporate offsite or annual team building event at The Red Door Resort? We offer a midweek ice fishing experience that will knock the argyles right of your employees’ socks!

We can help you structure your day(s) however you like. For example, you could schedule morning meetings in our spacious event center, followed by a catered lunch in our onsite cafe, and an afternoon of ice fishing in our many ice houses and ice castles before your staff retires to their lakeside cabins or onsite motel rooms for the evening. The hardcore anglers can even show off for their coworkers by sleeping on the ice in one of our sleeper houses!

Or flip it around: ice fishing at dawn, brunch in the cafe, afternoon working sessions, and a nightcap of fishing under the stars. Or perhaps you just blow off the meetings altogether and let your employees ice fish, snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe, and play broomball to their hearts’ content! 

Ice fishing Mille lacsA business meeting at The Red Door Resort on Lake Mille Lacs is a surefire hit. First-time ice anglers will love the novelty of it; experienced outdoor enthusiasts will see it as a unique and loyalty-building reward; even those with no interest in dropping a line through the ice will thank you for the opportunity to curl up in front of a roaring fire to read the employee handbook! 

Lake Mille Lacs Event Center

Not all venues for company outings are created equal. Sure, they all offer a big room with a bunch of tables and chairs (candy dishes optional), but at The Red Door Resort we have a few things that make us stand out from the typical hotel conference room. For starters, just look out the window! Is that a parking lot like you see from your office or from the hotel you booked for last year’s event? No… it’s beautiful Lake Mille Lacs!

Plus, your employees will find peace and tranquility in our modern cabins, exceptionally clean motel rooms, or roomy ice castles and on-ice sleeper shacks. We can also cater the event and provide the cafe as a private space for food and drink. And the real gem of our location is the event center: a 1,600-square-foot room perfectly designed to host just about any group event, including corporate offsites, business meetings, team training sessions, weddings, family reunions, and more. And it’s super quiet, so you won’t have to worry about interruptions and outside noise like you would in a busy hotel setting. 

Create Experiences and Grow Together

One of the best aspects of booking your group event with The Red Door Resort is that you can customize your time with us to fit all of your needs and we are here to help with planning. We are more than happy to take care of the heavy lifting so that you can relax and focus on delivering an unforgettable experience to your guests. Whether you have a single-day, multi-day, or week-long event, we can help get everything together for a memorable time at our resort. The easiest way to get started is to visit our website and give us a call at (218) 678-3686. What are you waiting for? The perfect offsite meeting/ice fishing trip is at your fingertips!

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