Tax Day Special!! Book any room for 2 nights, April 15 & 16th, and enjoy 65% off your stay in honor of both tax day and Chuck's 65th Birthday! Use promo code Happy2024.

Crafting Connections: Hosting Your Corporate Retreat at the Water Street Inn

Crafting Connections: Hosting Your Corporate Retreat at the Water Street Inn

Is inspiration, creativity, or productivity from your team lacking? Are you planning a project that requires extra focus and attention? Have you been searching for a way to shake things up, motivate your team members, and show your team that their hard work is appreciated?

If you answered “yes,” to any of the above questions it may be time to plan a corporate retreat in the Twin Cities! With stunning views of the St. Croix River, delicious and chef-driven cuisine, friendly hospitality, and 61 sophisticated onsite guest rooms, The Water Street Inn is the perfect place to host an inspiring corporate retreat near Minneapolis.

Whether you’re hosting for an intense and inspired marathon work session, a casual team-building event, a company celebration, or a traditional corporate retreat in the Twin Cities, The Water Street Inn offers incredible accommodations, unique amenities, fun activities, onsite dining options, and beautiful riverfront guest rooms.

Want to learn more about why The Water Street Inn is the perfect place for corporate retreats in the Twin Cities? Keep reading!

Beautiful and Convenient Location

The Water Street Inn is located in the heart of scenic Stillwater, Minnesota, just a short drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul and easily accessible from anywhere in the Twin Cities. Known as “The Birthplace of Minnesota,” historic Stillwater was originally settled in 1848, and is nestled on the banks of the beautiful St. Croix River. With its picturesque riverfront and recreation areas, vibrant and walkable downtown, and diverse dining, shopping, and entertainment options, Stillwater is an incredible location for a unique corporate retreat experience near Minneapolis.

The Water Street Inn is situated in the heart of historic Stillwater and on the banks of the St. Croix River. Stillwater’s only riverfront hotel and events venue, The Water Street Inn offers unique accommodations and unparalleled hospitality in a convenient, central, easy-to-find location — perfect for corporate retreats near St. Paul.

Delicious Onsite Dining Options

Every hard-working team needs to eat, especially if they’re participating in all-day meetings, group discussions, and critical planning sessions. But many times, menu and meal planning for corporate retreats in the Twin Cities can turn into a task that no one wants to take on.

The Water Street Inn offers a variety of onsite dining options, perfect for groups with varying tastes and preferences. Charlie’s Restaurant and Irish Pub features a delicious daily breakfast, fresh lunch favorites, Irish tavern classics, and signature chef specials that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. At Charlie’s, guests will find a casual, comfortable atmosphere, friendly and familiar service, a large outdoor patio, live music on the weekends, and a large selection of Irish spirits, draft beers, and good times. Charlie’s is the perfect place for teams to grab a bite or a beer and take a breather — without leaving the building.

With a sweeping 270-degree view of Stillwater and the St. Croix River, Papa’s Rooftop Patio features a menu of crisp, creative cocktails, and inventive, craveable small plates, shareables, and sandwiches. Papa’s provides attendees of a corporate retreat in the Twin Cities an inspiring, open-air setting to unwind after a productive day.

Inspiring Riverside Meeting and Conference Rooms

The Water Street Inn offers comfortable, contemporary conference rooms and meeting spaces for corporate retreats near the Twin Cities. Our riverfront meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful views of the St. Croix River — perfect for inspiring and energizing team members and boosting creativity. Each meeting room has flexible seating options and audio/visual technology to support all of your retreat needs, and our thoughtful team members will ensure you and your team members have everything you need to have a productive and positive corporate retreat in Stillwater, Minnesota.

With gathering spaces to accommodate groups from 2-250 guests, The Water Street Inn will help you unite your team with its inspiring riverside accommodations and collaborative atmosphere. Our events team can help coordinate activities and schedules, book conference rooms and dinner reservations, and otherwise ensure that your Twin Cities corporate retreat is flawlessly executed and enjoyed by everyone on your team.

Gorgeous and Comfortable Guest Rooms and Suites

While many venues for corporate retreats in the Twin Cities are for day-use only or require additional arrangements for overnight stays, The Water Street Inn offers 61 unique onsite guest rooms and suites. With a mix of modern and historic rooms, corporate retreat attendees can simply head upstairs to relax, unwind, and get a good night’s rest.

At The Water Street Inn, our guest rooms and suites each has its own charm, style, and sophistication. Many rooms feature fireplaces, some offer whirlpool tubs, and others have balconies overlooking the St. Croix River. Our team of booking professionals will help you decide which rooms will be best for your retreat guests, and assist you in getting the best group rates.

Notable Nearby Dining Options and Activities

The Water Street Inn offers everything a group needs to host a successful corporate retreat near Minneapolis without leaving the property. But that would be a shame!

Located in the heart of historic Stillwater, Minnesota, The Water Street Inn is just steps away from all of Stillwater’s incredible attractions. Corporate retreat guests can enjoy delicious downtown dining destinations, exciting outdoor activities, breweries, boutiques, antiques stores, and entertainment options — all within walking distance of The Water Street Inn. No matter what your team members enjoy doing in their off-time, Stillwater offers unique dining, recreation, and entertainment options for corporate retreats in the Twin Cities.


If you’ve been looking for an ideal location for your next Twin Cities corporate retreat, The Water Street Inn in Stillwater, Minnesota, may be the place for you. With delicious onsite dining options, inspiring riverfront meeting rooms, and gorgeous guest rooms and suites, The Water Street Inn is an inspiring destination for corporate retreats big and small.

Want to learn more about hosting your company conference or corporate retreat at The Water Street Inn? Contact our events team today!

Scroll to Top