Corporate Retreat at Barton Hill Farms
Your hard-working crew pulls together every day to make the business a success. Say “thank you” to your team members and their families with a corporate retreat at Barton Hill Farms.
Our 118-acre farm and events venue on the banks of the Colorado River is a one-of-a-kind outdoor retreat from the daily grind. Ancient cottonwood and pecan trees dot the rural landscape and provide shade for our herds of Angus cows, Longhorns, Dorper Sheep, goats, mini-horses, pigs, and hens.
Located just 30 miles southeast of downtown Austin, the farm can accommodate up to 2,000 people — plenty of space for all your employees and their families.
Barton Hill Farms is available for private company retreats on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from March through May in both Spring and Fall. Spring on the farm is a time of blooms and bounty. Crops include zinnias, strawberries, and more. Fall retreats will include access to our legendary corn maze and pumpkin patch.
For pricing and availability, please contact our event planner at [email protected] or (210) 275-2384
With over 20 acres of space available for roaming, a team event at Barton Hill Farms lets your crew get some much-needed social time while leaving plenty of room for maintaining a safe distance.
To keep everyone safe, we’ve implemented preventative measures based on CDC guidelines. Steps include:
- Cashless operations
- Daily health checks for staff
- Frequent sanitation of high touch points
To learn more about our COVID-19 procedures, view our Farm Policies page.
Escape Austin and Enjoy the Outdoors with your Team!
What To Do on the Farm
During your corporate retreat, your employees and their families will have full run of our 100-acre farm. You’re encouraged to bring a photographer to document your day in the Texas countryside!
Over 30 family-friendly activities will be included in your day, like:
- Shooting hoops in the Competitive Ball Zone
- Playing Human Foosball
- Trying their hand at Archery
- Going for hayrides
- Fishing in our catch-and-release pond
- Riding the Grain Train or the Bee Train
- Playing in our giant Lively ship sandbox
- Bouncing on our two 70’ x 35’ Jumbo Jumpers
- Climbing and sliding on the Fort Wilbarger playscape
- Lawn games
You’ll also have use of our covered pavilion, cedar barn, and plenty of picnic spaces throughout the lawn.
And in the fall, the whole family can enjoy our 5-acre corn maze, grown in a different shape and with a different theme every year.
Customize Your Corporate Event
It’s your day. We can help you to customize your corporate retreat with presentations, special events, and team building exercises. We’re here to provide a flexible space that you can use in whatever way is best for your team members.
Possible special attractions could include:
- Live music or DJ
- A mechanical bull
- Face painting
- A magic show
- A rodeo
- Big screen movie
- Strawberry picking (seasonal)
- Flower picking (seasonal)
- Pumpkin patch (seasonal)
We have an extensive list of entertainment vendors that provide a wide variety of event services. If you’re looking for something we haven’t provided in the past, our event planner can work with you to bring your unique event to life.
Food and Drinks for Your Team
No outside food vendors are necessary for your team building day on the farm. Barton Hill Farms can cater your event, whether you want to keep it casual or go all out. We can accomodate all allergies and dietary restrictions. We can also provide plenty of drinks, like Lavelle’s Lemonade, frozen lemonade slushes, tea, soda, and water.
If you’d like to bring in an outside caterer, they must be licensed and permitted by the Bastrop County Development Office.
Barton Hill Farms is licensed to sell beer and wine by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. No outdoor alcohol is permitted into the farm, and no coolers or cooler bags are allowed.
Our parking lot can accommodate up to 1,800 vehicles at no additional cost. We have a trained parking staff to facilitate an efficient and safe arrival and departure.
Corporate events at Barton Hill Farms last for 4 hours. If you would like more time, contact our event planner.
We do! All your team members have to do is show up and enjoy.