Gainey Conference Center Retreats

Nestled on 180 acres of beautiful rolling prairie land, the Gainey Conference Center provides a quiet, distraction-free facility for your groups to reflect, relax and learn. Your retreat at Gainey will receive an atmosphere conducive to education, growth and personal reflection through the enjoyment of our unique location and Midwest Hospitality.




Gina Yetzer


(507) 446-4461

Main Conference Room

The versatile seating arrangements of the Main Conference Room allows for your group to share information in a small group setting, collaborate through a face to face U-Shape arrangement, or relax, stretch and meditate when all tables and chairs are removed.

  • Square Feet: 1,260 sq. ft.
  • Capacity: 70 Tables and chairs; 100 Theater Style

Executive Board Room

The Executive Board Room in the French Norman-style Gainey Home provides a conducive learning environment in an elegant and comfortable space. Breakout space in the Fireside Room allows for creative brainstorming and casual conversation to flow freely.

  • Square Feet: 400 sq. ft.
  • Capacity: 14


The Mews building offers three different meeting spaces which are perfect for either full or half day events. The beautiful building was designed with rustic charm and grace that has been left unspoiled. A fireplace, mellow wood tones and soothing lights create a relaxing environment that enhances personal and professional development.

Classroom B

  • Square Feet: 528 sq. ft.
  • Capacity: 24 (tables and chairs), 40 (theatre)

Classroom C

  • Square Feet: 484 sq. ft.
  • Capacity: 20 (tables and chairs), 30 (theatre)


  • Square Feet: 840 sq. ft.
  • Capacity: 35 (tables and chairs), 50 (theatre)


The manicured grounds of the Center allow for your retreat guest to enjoy personal and group social time.

  • Labyrinth
  • Cybex Fitness Room
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Horseshoes
  • Yard Games
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Birding with Native List from the Minnesota Audubon
  • Bonfires (seasonal)
  • Basketball
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Challenge Activities
  • Tours of Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House (seasonal)


Relax in one of the Gainey Center’s private guest rooms.  King, queen or double beds are available with complimentary high-speed internet, gorgeous views, full sized iron board/iron, and hair dryers.