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Banning Mills March 20, 2018 0


$115 Level 4 Extreme Zipline Canopy Tour

  • Offer valid May 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019 Tuesday – Thursday ONLY 
  • MUST call 770-834-9149 to book
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  • Can not be applied to existing reservations or combined with any other offers
  • Subject to standard restrictions and policies
  • Standard fees apply
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Banning Mills March 1, 2018 0

Valentine’s Day at Historic Banning Mills

Valentine’s Day at Historic Banning Mills

Friday, February 8th – Sunday, February 17th 2019

Historic Banning Mills will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Six Course Meal each night. The dress is semi-formal attire, and seating will occur between 6 – 7: 30 PM each night. Meals will be served in the main dining area in the Main Lodge at Banning Mills. Each six-course meal will be served with either a glass of wine or sparkling juice. The cost is $109.99++ for two people (menu for the dinner is listed below).

Our overnight package includes the six course gourmet meal, one night stay between February 8-17th in a Creekside Jacuzzi Room or Pine Log Cabin Room, and a full country breakfast the following morning. The price of Valentine’s Day Package is $324.00 for two people, or $348.00 for two if you decide to upgrade to a Tree House Room.  Room packages are all inclusive.

*****Reservations Required, limited seating each night.*****

If you plan on joining us, please call us at 770-834-9149 to make your reservations TODAY, spots are filling up fast!!!!

 ++ =  7% sales tax, tips appreciated

Valentine’s Day Six Course Meal Menu

Starter: Gourmet Cheese served with Roasted Herbed Almonds

2nd Course: Appetizer

Flat Bread Trio (Caramelized Onion/Pesto & Sundried Tomato/Tapendae)

3rd Course: Soup

House made Tomato Basil Soup or Watermelon Gazpacho (Vegan)

 4th Course: Artisan Salad

Artisan Lettuce with Champagne Vinaigrette and shaved asiago

 5th Course: Entree of your choice

Petite Filet: Certified Angus Beef Filet topped with Parmesan Butter

Free Range Chicken Breast:  Topped with spinach artichoke cheese sauce and crispy prosciutto

 Chili Blackened Scottish Salmon: Topped with housemade fig jam

 Surf and Turf: Venison Medallions with a lump crab cake and cajun remoulade

  Smoked Pork Chop: topped with pear preserves and goat cheese crumbles

Champagne Shrimp with Pasta: Sauteed Shrimp Tossed with Champagne Cream Sauce

Veg Option:  Potato Samosas with gochujang sauce over red beans and rice

 6th Course: Dessert

Decadent orange creamsicle cake, blood orange sorbet and assorted handmade truffles 








Creekside Jacuzzi Overlook Room:  Our creekside Jacuzzi room has a BIG Aspen Log King bed, a sitting area with a chair and ottoman, desk, private bathroom, in-room double jetted tub, gas log fireplace (operational in cold weather months) and decks overlooking the creek and gorge. Enjoy an in-room mini-refrigerator, Keurig coffee machine, and satellite TV.










Treehouse Room:  A cozy rendition of the Swiss Family Robinson’s rooms but with all the modern conveniences, our new Tree House rooms have a king bed, gas log fireplace, jetted tub for two, private bathroom with shower and covered back deck overlooking the Gorge. There is a microwave and small refrigerator in each as well as a Keurig Coffee machine. Room pricing does include a full cooked country breakfast each morning of the stay. Please remember that these really are “rooms in the air” and must be accessed by a sky bridge. The rooms will move a little but are perfectly safe and some movement is normal and to be expected. Beautiful rooms, Great views and a unique lodging experience.

Banning Mills July 6, 2017 0

Why Companies Should Consider Outdoor Team Building

Why Companies Should Consider Outdoor Team Building

Team building seems to have lost its way over the past several years. Most employees hear the phrase team building by management and quickly start contemplating ways to avoid the same old same old activities.

It is important for employers and employees to fully understand the purpose and dynamics of team building activities as well as finding a resource that offers appealing activities to make the team building exercises more welcoming and well, FUN!

Team building activities are intended to improve performance in a team-based environment. Team building is one of the foundations of organizational development and morale that can be applied to companies, corporation and other groups such as sports teams, school classes, military units or flight crews. The formal definition of team-building includes:

  • *aligning around goals
  • *building effective working relationships
  • *reducing team members’ role ambiguity
  • *finding solutions to team problems
  • *Fun, our specialty, is an important component of team building, but the intent is become productive, focused, and aligned. Our activities are geared towards creating a learning environment, exceeding results and engaging team members.

Competitive activities allow teams to own their actions by producing meaningful results. Collaborative team building activities push teams to work together to produce results.

The best team building experiences are the ones that allow passionate, dedicated and talented people to give their best towards a common goal, towards a shared vision of success.

In our experience, outdoor team building works best because

  • Employees get out of the indoor office settings and into nature
  • Sunshine and outside environments increase attention for participants and lift moods/spirits
  • Outside events tend to be remembered longer.
  • Better participation because it is not the “same old, same old”
  • New Experiences tend to increase creativity, a willingness to step outside the box for new idea production, higher energy levels and productivity and yes, change does produce stress but it is a good kind of stress.
  • Effective team building will build trust among coworkers, assist in conflict resolution skills, increase collaboration and promote positive communication techniques. Every workplace will have challenges and struggles, but providing an environment where your employees can communicate, verbally and non-verbally, with respect and specific needs are key to a healthy team-based environment.

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