Day: February 15, 2017

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A village of treehouses at Historic Banning Mills

Guests at Historic Banning Mills can (literally) branch out from traditional accommodations by staying in a treehouse village.

Set about 70 feet above the gorge and accessible only by rope and wood sky bridges, seven treehouse rooms offer guests a rare opportunity to find tranquility up in the leaves, complete with a slight sway in the breeze and tree trunks bursting through the floorboards and out the ceiling.

The treehouse rooms each come with a king-sized bed, gas log fireplace and lots of windows. Also, just because guests are sleeping in a tree does not mean the accommodations are without modern perks, as rooms include a microwave, small refrigerator and a jetted tub for two, as well as a Keurig coffee machine.

Treehouse rooms are $209 the first night and $189 for each additional night, double occupancy. The price includes a full country-style breakfast each morning of the stay…….READ MORE………

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Historic Banning Mills Screaming Eagle Eco Zip Line Canopy Tours

The Largest, continuous zip line canopy tour in the world with a Guinness World Record! 45 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Screaming Eagle zip line canopy tour features more than 10 miles of the course in the trees.

Experience: The Flight of the Falcon tour includes the new 3,400-foot line where our guests fly like Superman, half-mile-long ziplines and extreme tours, and Sky Trek bridge at 600 feet long and 190 feet high.

The 100-foot free fall off our new Power Tower is now open. The tower is also home to the tallest free-standing climbing wall in the world. At 140 feet tall and with a Guinness World record, this is a great adventure!………READ MORE……….

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Historic Banning Mills – Ziplining/Treetop Fun! Plus This Week’s Picks

A couple weekends ago we kicked off spring with a family day trip to HISTORIC BANNING MILLS southwest of Atlanta in Whitesburg, GA. Drew is almost 9, and has become quite passionate about ziplining (really anything adventurous). He’d been begging me to take him someplace where he could experience more thrills. It’s tough, because most companies don’t accommodate kids under 10 (or under a certain weight limit), but Historic Banning Mills has one canopy tour (The Level 1 Forest Tour) for ages 8+, plus the new Crazy Squirrel Village, a two-tiered obstacle course for ages 4+!  When I heard about that, I was sold, because I knew that Jack (age 6) would love it too.

Now, Historic Banning Mills has it all. It’s by no means a place just for kids. Just the opposite in fact. Guinness Book of World Records measured and proclaimed the Screaming Eagle Zip Line Canopy Tour at Banning Mills “The Longest continuous Zip-Wire (line) course/tour, in the world,”  featuring six different adventure levels and nearly 40,000 lineal feet.  In addition, Banning Mills has the World’s Tallest Freestanding Climbing Wall, standing at 140-feet tall (14 stories); the Sky Trek bridge(which is 600-feet-long, over 180-feet-high, and travels over Snake Creek Gorge with breathtaking views); team building and GPS Trek courses; two Aerial Adventure Parks; and a 100 foot Power free fall. There’s something for thrill-seekers of all ages! (I’m happy to stay on level 1, thank you very much!) …………READ MORE……….