• Sponsored

    Hunt, Gather and Explore at JL Bar Ranch & Resort

    POSTED June 8, 2018
  • Sponsored

    Hunt, Gather and Explore at JL Bar Ranch & Resort

    POSTED June 8, 2018

Sponsored by JL Bar Ranch & Resort

Business professionals look to corporate retreats as a way to galvanize, collaborate and strengthen team bonds outside of the office. The JL Bar Ranch & Resort has designed packages and activities tailored to foster and promote these results. From guided hunts, to golfing, to photography classes, this Sonora resort really has something for everyone.


Corporate retreats at JL Bar Ranch & Resort are unlike anything your team may have experienced in the past. Instead of trust falls, your team can embark on one of the hunting excursions to the outer reaches of the property where all sorts of deer, turkeys, native and migratory birds and other animals roam freely. With more than 13,000 acres of Texas Hill Country ripe for a hunting retreat, the JL Bar Ranch & Resort specializes in providing unique experiences for guests looking to bag a trophy whitetail or or exotic.  An expert guide will come along on each excursion so hunting experience is not necessary. Novice and expert hunter alike can take advantage of the Shooting Sports Complex before their big hunt to utilize the skeet range, 5-stand course, pistol and rifle range and on-site professional instructors. A variety of hunts are offered including the year-round exotic hunt, focused on axis deer, fallow deer, red stag, exotic sheep and goats, water buffalo, bison,  blackbuck antelope only to mention a few; the turkey and upland bird hunt; and the Texas whitetail deer hunt, an immersive hunting journey optimized to get hunters the buck of a lifetime.


While the hunting retreats are definitely a highlight at JL Bar Ranch & Resort, they are not the sole focus of the property. The venue is also an ideal staging ground for corporate retreats and work events. The facilities are equipped with cutting-edge technology to make presentations of various scales easy and seamless. Onsite catering also ensures every meal is perfectly prepared for your employees, and many carefully-designed conference room options can accommodate groups of virtually any size. Events can also be customized to meet any need and create an unforgettable retreat.


Not everyone wants to hunt when they visit The JL Bar Ranch & Resort and the property is set to accommodate those individuals. For the adventurous guest there is cave exploration, kayaking and onsite yard games such as corn hole and ladder toss. For those looking to relax, they can spend time at the onsite pool, hot tub and fitness center. Golf enthusiasts can spend their days at the two different 18-hole golf course options, and between rounds can practice putting and chipping on the specialized green. Shooters can enjoy skeet, 5-stand, sporting clays, long range and 3-gun range shooting, or can try out the 3D archery setup that plays like golf with bows and arrows instead of clubs and holes. Finally, guests looking to indulge their artistic side can participate in photography or event make use of the onsite recording studio. No matter what attendees prefer, The JL Bar Ranch & Resort specializes in providing rewarding experiences guaranteed to make your escape feel effortless.

Sponsored by JL Bar Ranch & Resort

Looking for a unique west Texas ranch experience for your colleagues and executives? The JL Bar Ranch & Resort creates the perfect backdrop for corporate meetings. With dedication and enthusiasm we will have every detail covered from top of the line technology for presentations to modern facilities and exquisite catering services. We offer well-designed conference rooms where attendees will feel right at home when getting down to business. Whether it’s a two-hour meeting or a multi-day event, The JL Bar Ranch & Resort will accommodate your group to make the most of your stay. Let us help plan your corporate retreat to maximize your productivity in this unique setting.

Sponsored by Fairmont Austin

Travelling for work is inevitable these days, especially in the meetings and events industry. Why not expand upon these professional commitments and turn a corporate getaway into a leisure vacation? With Fairmont Austin’s downtown location, there is plenty to do both on and offsite to treat yourself to a little bleisure weekend.



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The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.


Sponsored by Visit Plano

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