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In Search of the Ultimate Corporate Retreat

Companies like Cisco and Southern Fidelity Insurance have long sought the seclusion of corporate retreat destinations. Instead of spending millions on renting rooms at resorts with lavish spas and recreational activities, some savvy executives prefer instead to invest in luxury real estate in quieter, pastoral settings. The thought is, that team-building, brainstorming and strategizing are activities better served set away from “the rate race” of the city, while still being in the privacy of the company’s own domain. These three gorgeously appointed estates marketed by the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program offer just that kind of corporate respite, complete with ample acreage, unbridled natural beauty and rural quiet.

Glaciers End Estate

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Located on 20 wooded acres about 50 miles outside of Chicago and set behind a gated entryway, the ultra private Glaciers End Estate has enjoyed a reputation for being one of the most sought-after estate homes in Illinois for a corporate retreat. The 20,000-square-foot masterpiece boasts seven ensuite bedrooms and nine and a half baths, a home theater, sauna, library, fitness room, bar, two elevators, and a European commercial-grade chef’s kitchen — all prized amenities for a company seeking a place to host their executives for a weekend.  The interiors have been “brilliantly orchestrated to capture views of lush, rolling, wooded land,” according to listing agent David Faber of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago. “The entire property simply takes your breath away.”

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Beyond the residence, there is a stocked pond, beach area, fire pit, basketball and bocce ball courts, manicured lawns, winding paved trails and resort-like pool area with outdoor spa tub and rock waterfall. A large additional structure can also be converted to equestrian stables. “It’s so magnificently built and so secluded, it feels like a private resort,” adds Faber. “It’s the ultimate lifestyle home.”

Glaciers End Estate is on the market for $4,995,000. For more information, Faber can be reached at or (847) 322-8033.

Rocky Mountain Compound


The sweeping 360 degree views from Colorado’s Glenwood Springs to Vail and 36 private acres combine to make this Rocky Mountain stunner the perfect answer for a family compound, or a corporate retreat. “The minute you step inside, you will appreciate the craftsmanship, detail, floorplan, and generous spaces,” promises listing agent Patty Brendlinger of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. Six bedrooms, six full baths and three powder rooms provide enough privacy for guests, while the dining room (which can seat 20 people comfortably, and provides access to the kitchen and butler’s pantry) and great room (which boasts endless peak views with a double sided fireplace) are the ultimate entertaining spaces. “A full finished walk-out basement includes a 1,000 bottle wine room, media room, full bar and billiards table, two en suite bedrooms…plus access to the hot tub for star gazing,” adds Brendlinger. In the summer, retreat goers will appreciate nearly 3,000 square feet of exterior decking…and let’s not forget those mountain views.


This beautiful mountain retreat is offered at $5,980,000. For more details, Brendlinger can be reached at or (970) 379-5484.

Temecula Wine Country Estate


Perhaps a company might want to treat employees to a wine country getaway, but can’t quite afford Napa or Santa Barbara. Enter this dreamy Santa Barbara-inspired estate in the foothills of Temecula. Nestled amid verdant landscaping and overlooking the rolling hills, the private 11,050 square-foot fully furnished property “redefines elegant country living,” says listing agent Barbara Walker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Wildomar. “It’s the area’s pre-eminent family compound or corporate retreat.”

The residence was built surrounding a watery oasis and entertaining mecca, making it particularly alluring as an executive getaway. The resort-like pool and spa are the centerpiece of the courtyard surrounded by the main residence, two guest casitas, eight-car garages plus RV garage and two-bedroom guest apartment. It’s easy to feel as if you are in a hotel — “the port corchere and campanile bell tower with antique bell signals a guests’ arrivals,” says Walker. Quieter moments can be spent in the the palm grove or the rose garden, or walking among the avocado groves with approximately 1,370 trees and family fruit orchard.


Architectural elements inside and out showcase exquisite detailing, expressed in a hand crafted beamed ceiling, individually selected granites and vessel sinks and more. Entertaining for extended periods of time is easy with a great room that opens to a large gourmet kitchen, four wet bars, a pool cabana, gymnasium, and of course, a wine cellar and theater room with a 100-inch projector screen. The California lifestyle is in full effect with indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces at every turn.

This serene Temecula gem is priced at $5,000,000. For more information, Walker can be reached at or (951) 253-4050.


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