for groups of all sizes
retreat and conference center

leave your ordinary to achieve the extraordinary

New Braunfels is the perfect place to gather your people.

Bring your guest group or company and head for a retreat in Texas. We’ve helped guest groups refresh and connect for 40 years. Offering a year-round destination for corporate retreats, training workshops, and team building. Choose between our two amazing locations in New Braunfels and Austin, Texas on Lake Travis.

With 40 years of experience planning, and serving corporations, nonprofits, government groups, ministries, and schools you’re in expert hands. Your guest group will experience the Texas Hill Country in a fun and enjoyable environment.

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Two Locations:

Guest Groups can come to New Braunfels or Spice  between Austin and San Antonio, our property is one of a kind, with state-of-the-art facilities in a rustic, Hill Country setting. Thousands of square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, private rooms, bunkhouse cabins, sports, recreation, and dining options make T Bar M the perfect retreat for fun and fellowship with your group.

With full catering service and a plan tailored to fit your schedule and goals, your dedicated event coordinator is ready to help plan and execute your vision. Our staff’s notable attention to detail and commitment to service frees you from dealing with logistics, so you can retreat with a purpose.

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T Bar M at a glance:
  • Nearly forty years of experience planning, hosting, and serving corporations, nonprofits, government groups, ministries, schools and small businesses.
  • Indoor and outdoor facilities for meeting, dining, playing and relaxing.
  • Lodging and gathering spaces allow you to experience nature without sacrificing comfort.
  • Activities and facilities designed to help teams refresh, connect, and grow.
  • Ideal for executive gatherings of 10 to groups of all sizes up to 350 people.
Lake Travis … the perfect place for groups to escape together.

Just outside of Austin sits our 140-acre, lake-front property on Lake Travis. With large meeting facilities, exciting activities, delicious food, and breathtaking views, this secluded venue is the ideal escape for larger groups. Bring your organization, school group or company for a secluded outdoor retreat in Austin, Texas.

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Retreat in nature, sleep in comfort.

Overnight guests can choose from a variety of lodging options. Our VIP Texas Rooms, lodge rooms, and group bunkhouses feature all the comforts and modern amenities of home, while preserving nature’s beauty.

Nestled in a playground of gnarled oaks and native landscape, each lodge is footsteps from on-site dining and recreation. Play hard, sleep comfortably, and wake inspired! T Bar M is a camp, but you won’t be camping out.

All of our lodging options are non-smoking and pet free for the convenience of our guests.

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meeting spaces

Change your environment, change your results.

Imagine giving your people a place to meet, play and grow together. Connection happens when you take people are out of their normal. Take your people out of their everyday pressures and to a place where you’re free to relax, play and gather together.

After 40 years of hosting corporate organizations, non-profits, churches, schools and groups of all kind we understand the value of taking time away on a retreat. A change of scenery and the positive benefits nature provides will bring people closer together.

Whether you’re planning a large conference or a more intimate gathering, our expert staff will help you select the ideal meeting space for your group to reflect, relate, and create.

Conference rooms

Texas Sage

Breakout spaces

Functional dining spaces


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We focus on the details, so you can focus on your people.

In 30 years of hosting groups, we’ve planned and managed events of all kinds. From corporate team building to educational seminars to government planning sessions, our experienced hospitality team expertly handles all the details. Logistics are our specialty, and we’ll get them right for your special event!

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Your Event Coordinator

Once you decide T Bar M is the right place to bring your groups, your dedicated event coordinator will help you with all the details.

Hospitality Team

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We take eating seriously!


Eat together, grow together.

Food is serious business, and it’s a seriously important part of your retreat. Our food quality, dining options, and catering execution bring groups back to T Bar M year after year.

From an elegant plated dinner for 16 in our banquet space to a casual BBQ for 300 in our courtyard, our award-winning chefs and servers will make meal-time anticipated, enjoyed, and memorable.

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what people are saying

Our guests say it best.

Over 30,000 guests annually, hundreds of groups served, and decades of experience give us confidence that we can provide your group with the best possible retreat experience. But don’t just take our word for it! Read what our guests have to say.

  • I have worked with T Bar M for many years. The Church enjoys having our yearly Marriage Retreats at their facilities. They are great to work and provide excellent service. The retreat center is a great place to relax, enjoy nature and get away.

    Eddy Curry

    Pioneer Baptist Church Abilene TX

  • We have been doing Dallas Seminary donor retreats at T Bar M for over 30 years. It has been such a special place of ministry for us. The hospitality, the facilities, the accommodations, the food and the staff have always exceeded our expectations. Our donors from around the country come back year after year to enjoy the Texas brand of hospitality that T Bar M is known for.

    Doug Mackinnon

    Dallas Theological Seminary

  • Over the past 10 years of hosting leadership training and corporate events at T Bar M, the staff’s attention and flexibility to meeting our needs, and sometimes wacky requests, has been first rate. The tenured T Bar M staff has consistently supported our programs, sometimes front and center, and sometimes transparently behind the scenes. It is a true honor to work with an organization with common values, commitment to making people better, and commitment to continuous improvement.

    Joel Stone

    SpawGlass Civil

  • We use T Bar M for our middle school retreats and leadership training. I have been involved in the camping and retreat ministry for over 4 decades and have seen great retreat venues, and unfortunately, poor ones. T Bar M is one of the great retreat centers. Although that’s partly because of the facilities, it really is a result of the staff. I can’t say enough about the staff, they are super.

    Dr. Thomas Erbaugh

    San Antonio Christian School

  • T Bar M has been the PERFECT place for our Student Ministry Retreats. The layout of the fields and cabins and activity areas makes running a weekend Retreat so much easier. Nothing is too far away, but it also doesn’t feel cramped. The staff have always gone above and beyond to accommodate our crazy ideas and plans. We hope to continue that relationship for as long as we can!”

    Brett Myles

    Austin Stone Community Church

  • We love our time at T Bar M! The location and atmosphere provide a beautifully peaceful yet fun getaway. The staff is warm and welcoming and do everything they can to accommodate us and our guests. Although visiting means we are out of town, T Bar M does an amazing job making us feel like we're home.

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  • I have hosted high school retreats for over 20 years and T Bar M is by far my number one choice. The staff has always been more than accommodating for our unique approach to student retreats. The facilities at Lake Travis provide an ideal setting for believers to untether from life’s hectic schedules and find respite in the midst of life’s storms.

    Dr. Ed Smith

    Grapevine Faith Christian School

do, see and explore

We have activities for all ages, personalities, physical capabilities, and weather conditions. Everyone in your group will be able to learn, enjoy, connect, and grow at T Bar M.

team building

Plan, play collaborate.

We customize a series of problem-solving experiences that require teams to develop and execute plans through physically engaging and fun activities. Each challenge requires every team member’s contributions – their ideas, their support, and their efforts. Our Teambuilding Program is structured so that activities sequentially build upon one another and increase in difficulty as trust and confidence within the group rise.

  • Leadership Challenge

  • High Ropes

  • Teambuilding

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