Steps for Starting a Rural Corporate Retreat
Thank you for considering what it takes to open a rural corporate retreat in Loudoun County! Rural corporate retreats provide group lodging amenities, thanks to talented entrepreneurs like you.
This page is designed to give you an overview of important considerations before establishing a rural corporate retreat, but your specific situation may have different requirements. The Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance is the ruling document.
Working with Loudoun County and Virginia Commonwealth staff will help verify that those requirements are met. Our combined goal is to ensure that your operation is safe for customers so that your business can be successful.
Before establishing a rural corporate retreat, it is important to understand what is permitted with that use. Opening a rural corporate retreat permits you to provide the following on-site services to employees and retreat visitors, but not the general public:
- Food service;
- Recreation facilities;
- Training programs, seminars and similar activities;
- Special events, with certain permissions (more on that below).
This use does not allow you to sell products on-site unless they are incidental and integral to the purpose of the retreat.
While this page focuses on rural corporate retreats, think about what additional uses (if any) you might consider later. Communicating these additional uses to Loudoun County and Virginia Commonwealth staff up front can help avoid surprises later in the process. If you have questions at any point, please contact Loudoun Economic Development at 1-800-LOUDOUN.
Detailed contact information for County and Commonwealth regulatory departments can be found at the bottom of this page.