The Retreat in Marathon was designed as a labor of love by John Ratliff, a serial entrepreneur. Every last detail of the property was conceived with the needs of entrepreneurs, executive teams and forum groups in mind. The Retreat is a place that inspires exponential thinking through its inviting, open and luxurious atmosphere.
The center piece of the lower level of the Main Home is a massive outdoor (covered) sports bar that features 3 high definition televisions, as well as a pool that includes a swimmer’s treadmill. Once inside the Main Home you will find a full breakfast bar (complete with refrigeration and appliances) that opens up into a game room for fun gatherings for your entire group. Just off the Game Room in the Main Home there is a lower-level bedroom with 2 queen-sized beds and an ensuite bathroom.
The Guest Home, which is adjacent to the Main Home, is an inspired structure that features a fully stocked taproom, large conference room and a half bath. The custom-built fold-away doors in the club room of the Guest Home can be opened up to create a 180 degree indoor/outdoor space overlooking the serene outdoor pool and spa.
The Upper Level of the Main Home is comprised of a beautiful gourmet chef’s kitchen, spacious dining room that seats up to 14 people, an airy living room with glass pocket doors that open up to a wrap around terrace, and 3 luxurious bedrooms. The bedrooms include the Master Suite, which features a rain shower and in-room service bar (with refrigeration), a second master suite, with a beautiful spa-style shower, and a guest bedroom with access to a separate full bath immediately next to the room.
The Main Home and Guest Home are connected by a walkway that overlooks the stunning grounds and natural setting that surrounds The Retreat. Upon entry to the Upper Level of the Guest Home, the guest is greeted by an intricately constructed lofted wooden ceiling. Just off the foyer inside the Upper Level of the Guest Home is a stunning master bedroom with three sided pocket doors that open onto a private deck. The Guest Home also boasts a second, spacious guest bedroom, and the two bedrooms in the Guest House share a spectacular spa-like bathroom that includes an 8 jet body spray rain shower and separate spa tub.
The Upper Level of the Guest Home includes a large loft area just above the landing, with 2 queen beds and a private seating area. It is a great play space for children and has plenty of room for adult guests as well.
Every detail at The Retreat has been considered with the comfort and relaxation of the guest in mind. The property is turn-key and fully provisioned for maximum enjoyment.
Some of the amenities include:
Waterside meditation and game garden that is complete with both chess and backgammon lunch tables
Wireless outdoor music supplied by the whole-home audio system
Elevator discreetly located on the lower level of the Main Home
An outdoor sports bar with seating for more than 20 people, which includes 3 LCD televisions, each with multimedia surround sound playbars
Enclosed pool with swim treadmill
Breakfast bar with a drawer microwave, drawer dishwasher, large refrigerator and freezer and bar seating for 4
A dynamic game room with billiards and poker table, large whiteboard for planning and a large multimedia LCD TV with Sonos playbar, XBOX, Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 4
Free standing 42” Lynx Professional Grill is located on the patio just off the Breakfast Bar
Large outdoor pool with underwater LCD lighting, sunken jetted and heated spa, entry lounge area, and an additional 12-person spa with waterfall
Private sand beach with adjoining tiki bar complete with refrigeration and a built in Lynx 42” professional grill
Swim up pool bar and dining area that adjoins the Tiki Bar and is complete with LED and rope lighting for nighttime use, and features 2 42” LCD HD televisions with sound bars
Property-wide audio system capable of streaming virtually any song through a subscription service that is included with the audio system, or from playlists that can be streamed from a guest’s device
Commercial style taproom with 4 different beers on tap, glass freezer, 3 glass front (and backlit) beverage refrigerators, as well as a double drawer dishwasher and full sink
Inside the taproom, guests can enjoy multi-screen viewing via an 84” LCD TV that can be split into 4 screens or watched as one screen with surround sound, as well as 2 additional 42” LCD televisions with surround sound
Executive-level conference room with a 60” LCD TV/Monitor (with HDMI and VGA connection) and seating for 12
the entire property is served by a hi-speed internet connection
Beautifully and fully stocked Chef’s kitchen
2 front load LG washers and dryers
The home was designed primarily for meetings of executive groups and families, and with that in mind there are several technology touches that accent the guest experience, including:
BUSINESS CLASS WIFI
Dual Comcast business class internet feeds, which provide 100 mbps service to a fully integrated whole-home WiFi system. The system is highlighted by meshed access points both inside and outside the house, which provides full coverage across the entire property.
There is a Sonos whole-home audio system with separate zones in all bedrooms, indoor and outdoor functional areas that is controlled from smart devices located throughout the property.
The conference room is complete with multimedia monitor and sound, Apple TV, and mini iPad controls. Automated remote control smart device system that controls the spa, pool and Sonos system.