Inspirational Venue

Thayer Leadership’s headquarters are located at the historic Thayer Hotel on the grounds of the United States Military Academy (U.S.M.A.) at West Point in the beautiful Hudson Valley, a short hour from New York City. For over 200 years, U.S.M.A., one of our country’s most treasured landmarks, has been producing leaders of character who are prepared to provide selfless service to our Army and the nation. The grounds of West Point are rich in history, allowing visitors to walk in the footsteps of famous military heroes from the past and present, and learn the story of West Point’s origins, its role in the Revolutionary War, and about the graduates who have shaped our Nation. 

The Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitors Center is a must see on your visit to West Point. Mr. Fred Malek, U.S.M.A. Class of ‘59, was a philanthropist, recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award, one of the owners of the Historic Thayer Hotel and one of the co-founders of Thayer Leadership. The state-of-the-art facility architecturally blends the past with today and includes numerous multi-sensory exhibits that immerse you in West Point’s rich tradition and history. 

The Hudson Valley region is the perfect getaway from the bustle of urban life with numerous opportunities to savor a thriving restaurant scene or simply relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Whether you’re visiting Thayer Leadership for a one-day or multi-day program, you’ll find the Hudson Valley offers a diverse array of things to do and experiences that will make you want to extend your stay: 

  • Scenic working farms, vineyards and wineries
  • Award winning farm-to-table restaurants
  • Charming Hudson River towns like Nyack, Cold Spring, Rhinebeck or Saugerties that offer eclectic boutiques and shopping
  • Grand estates from the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers
  • Outdoor adventures in State Parks or on the Hudson River