Gorgeous San Juan Island has long been a popular destination for team building retreats and business meetings. Only 65 miles and 45 minutes by plane from Seattle, it’s easy to reach, yet feels like truly getting away from it all. The isle is the place to focus and get fresh ideas. Our Earthbox Inn & Spa with its 72 guest rooms, indoor heated pool, hot tub, and exercise room, is one of the largest hotels on the island. We offer seven room styles and extend group discounts year-round. Equally important to lodging during your retreat is an adequate place to meet. Besides our own onsite conference room, we’ll share with you our favorite unique and awesome places to retreat on San Juan Island.
1. Earthbox Conference Room: Our conference room is 1675sf and dividable into two separate spaces. It can hold up to 100 people, 75 seated. We provide free wifi and audio & visual equipment. We also offer a fully stocked commercial kitchen and can get you in touch with amazing island caterers to feed your people. For inquiries contact our team of group coordinators today.
2. Brickworks: Brickworks Event Center in the heart of Friday Harbor is home to the Friday Harbor Farmer’s Market, the Summer Arts Fair, the Old Fashioned Christmas Market, and other community events. It can be reserved for meetings and weddings, dances and presentations. The gorgeous historic building with exposed beams, high, vaulted ceilings, and fir floors is equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment, including a large drop-down screen, two wireless microphones, ten ‘in-ceiling’ speakers, and plug-and-play MP3 capability. It can seat up to 120 people and has a commercial kitchen.
3. San Juan Safaris Whale Watch Boat: Our friends at San Juan Safaris can take 1 -100 people on a customized cruise with a complimentary itinerary to see whales, go birding, or enjoy the sunset. Catering is available. They also offer guided kayak tours. Can you say “Team Building"?
4. The Net Shed at the Oyster Farm: Picturesque Westcott Bay Shellfish Farm rents out their Net Shed, a rustic building made from wood, metal, and stone and furnished with island-made tables. The garage doors roll up in nice weather to the view of serene Westcott Bay. They offer wifi and a sound system. In-house caterer Deb Nolan inspires with Pacific Northwest Sea to Table menus and yes, you get to shuck your own oysters. The Net Shed holds up to 70 people, 50 seated.