MD Resort

601 Old Base Road, Aurora, Texas 76078
Innkeeper(s): Bill and Susie Benedick
 

27th Annual Partyfest! Tradeshow 11 Feb 2015, 12:38 pm

The Oaks at MD Resort.  Come see us at Dallas Market Center, Booth #143, February 25, 2015

Eagle Mountain International Church Open Door Assembly, February 15-18, 2015 11 Feb 2015, 12:25 pm

MD Resort is the closest lodging to Eagle Mountain International Church (8 minute drive). Open Door Assembly February 15-18, 2015.

NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, April 10-11, 2015 11 Feb 2015, 12:23 pm

Texas Motor Speedway is just 15 miles from MD Resort.
NASCAR Xfinity Series: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Duck Commander 500

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 16, through February 7, 2015 28 Jan 2015, 8:45 am

PRCA rodeo action and World-Class livestock shows. Great Family attractions, shows, midway and more! Transportation available to and from the Fort Worth Stock Show and MD Resort.

Eagle Mountain International Church Open Door Assembly, February 15-18, 2015 28 Jan 2015, 8:41 am

MD Resort is the closest lodging to Eagle Mountain International Church (8 minute drive). Open Door Assembly February 15-18, 2015.

NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, April 10-11, 2015 26 Dec 2014, 8:53 am

Texas Motor Speedway is just 15 miles from MD Resort.
NASCAR Xfinity Series: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Duck Commander 500

Kenneth Copeland Ministers’ Conference, January 20-22, 2015 26 Dec 2014, 8:41 am

MD Resort is the closest lodging to Eagle Mountain International Church (8 minute drive).  Conference is by Invitation Only! January 20-22, 2015 Fellowship and Early Check-in January 19th 3p-6p (Partner Service Center) Kenneth Copeland Ministries Headquarters 14355 Morris-Dido Road Newark, TX, 76071 817-252-2868

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 16, through February 7, 2015 26 Dec 2014, 8:29 am

PRCA rodeo action and World-Class livestock shows. Great Family attractions, shows, midway and more! Transportation available to and from the Fort Worth Stock Show and MD Resort.

Planning a Productive Retreat Isn’t Easy – But We Can Help! 15 Nov 2014, 11:29 pm

The offsite corporate retreat.  People either love them or hate them, and it’s not hard to see why. Done correctly, retreats can be an effective way for your organization to bring about positive change. Done poorly however, and you end up with a wasted weekend and the possibility of making things in the office worse. It’s not an easy task to plan a retreat that is fun and productive, but MD Resort’s professional planners can lead you the whole way.

There are many reasons your organization may want to hold a retreat. The time away can help solve a specific company problem, explore new strategies, evaluate performance, or train in new areas. A corporate leader should also consider using a retreat for input, support, and creativity from their partners or employees.

Using a retreat to deal with sources of conflict or confusion is no easy task. The problem needs to be one that impacts the whole group, not just a few non-team players. The solution should be a method that involves members, rather than talking at people to get a point across. Let members voice their opinions on issues, and make sure you listen! General participation is key for any positive change to be made. Our professional staff can guide you in choosing the best solutions for any specific problems your organization may be facing.

A retreat is more than just a very long meeting. It’s a chance for co-workers, team members, board members, or managers to dig deeply into issues. This is most effectively done somewhere offsite so the group will not be distracted – a fresh environment yields fresh perspectives. MD Resort is the perfect location for any DFW business to have a retreat. Our ranch is only 25 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, in the beautiful country hills of Aurora.

Of course, don’t forget about the fun! Regardless of your retreat goals, a successful retreat needs to involve some downtime for good old fashioned fun. This time is a great opportunity for team members to learn things about one another they never would have otherwise. A team building environment encourages members to build natural bonds that can carry over to the workplace too! Remember that a good retreat will always have people occupied. No empty downtime that encourages isolation and exclusion!

MD Resort can help you plan your next retreat. We have experience seeing what works and what doesn’t. So give us a call and we will take time to discuss what your goals are and how we can make your next retreat the best ever!

Why Corporate Retreats are Coming Back 15 Nov 2014, 11:28 pm

As the economy has begun a steady uptrend, corporations are realizing that making an intelligent investment in the right kind of retreat is a proven business tool.

Since their height in 2005, corporate retreats had seen a steady decrease in popularity. People have argued they are used as extravagant vacations and are a poor use of company funds. With the troubled national economy of the last decade, the desire to spend money on a corporate retreat diminished.

Retreats are seeing a post-recession comeback for a number of reasons.

Corporate training is on a steady increase, and retreats are an effective way to build team coordination and train employees. The self-contained nature of retreats decreases wasted time and can be fun for employees. Many businesses are learning how to have cost-effective retreats that have real benefits without the expensive fluff.  In the last couple years, corporate retreats have transformed into an important service for businesses by minimizing wastefulness and generating revenue in the long-term.

Here are some long-term benefits they can have for your business:

Retreats facilitate REAL friendships between your employees – Attempts to forge bonds between employees in the office often end in disaster. There can be very few shared interests among employees, which can prevent them from ever forming relationships on their own. Time spent at a corporate retreat is an opportunity for people to connect through participation in common activities. This time spent together allows employees to get to know one another and laugh together. Break time is always important to give between activities because it is during this time that people will come together and connect personally after interacting in activities together.

Retreats are times for training! Any business success depends on having well trained employees to get the job done effectively. The environment of a retreat develops team coordination, group problem-solving skills, and creativity. Skill building training can also be used at a retreat as a way to focus in-office training throughout the rest of the year. While fun activities are essential to a great retreat, productive activities that apply to your business goals of the year are also important to generate long-term revenue.

Retreats boost Moral! While retreats are not simply a vacation for the whole corporation, they are a place for employees to renew their excitement and enthusiasm for work. Retreats can be held in beautiful outdoor environments that reduce stress and give people an opportunity to refresh their thinking and come back to work with a new drive. A successful retreat will leave employees more excited and productive when returning to work.

Corporate retreats are seeing an increase in popularity because when done right, they are effective ways to increase the long-term bottom line while improving employee relations and moral.  To begin planning your retreat, plan your budget and choose an attractive location to enjoy! MD Resort is the perfect place for DFW companies to hold a retreat. Our beautiful outdoor fields and trees, indoor games and billiards, and other fun activities make our resort a very popular spot for successful corporate retreats. Call us today at 866-489-5150 to talk with one of our experts to begin planning your next retreat!