Opened in 2014, The Retreat in Marathon (“The Retreat”) was designed and purpose-built as a labor of love by serial entrepreneur John Ratliff. Every detail of the luxury boutique resort property was conceived and meticulously architected with the needs of entrepreneurs, executive teams and forum groups in mind. We have created an inviting, open and luxurious atmosphere at The Retreat that fosters inspirational thinking, while also giving everyone the time to relax and have fun.
The Villa at The Retreat is comprised of the Main House and the Bali Guest House. With 10,000+ square feet of livable space spanning across the two structures, The Retreat is the perfect intimate home setting for large gatherings of executive teams or families and friends that can accommodate 16 people comfortably.
The Perfect Destination for Executive Retreats
Built with the goal of offering a highly creative and relaxing atmosphere in mind, The Retreat has an executive-level conference room, coupled with other more relaxed and aesthetically pleasing gathering places around the property that will help teams come up with the next big idea or strategic breakthrough while taking your group to the next level.
An Intimate and Private Resort for Vacations and Getaways
The Retreat is a perfect setting to steal away for a vacation with your family or friends, or to have that perfect destination wedding in a private and intimate resort setting, that offers the comfort and coziness that you enjoy at your own home. Our brand promise is simple, to offer a special place for families and friends to gather.
Our boutique resort property nestled in the old world charm and beauty of Marathon, Florida has all the amenities to pamper you with 5-star luxury. We like to think of it as an island oasis in the Florida Keys.
Most guests plan day trips each day of their stay to explore the local surroundings. At the end of the week, they often say they cancelled their trips – citing “why would you leave such a perfect place to spend a day?”
Our Founder and His Vision for The Retreat
John believes that a creative, relaxing setting away from the demands and distractions of the workplace produces a better, more creative meeting and result.
John’s vision and high attention to details ensures The Retreat delivers a highly creative and relaxing atmosphere that will help teams come up with the next big idea or strategic breakthrough.
The Retreat is also a perfect destination resort ideal for family vacations, reunions, gatherings with friends and intimate weddings – all of which supports John’s belief that The Retreat is a special place for families and friends, of all ages, to gather.