Welcome to the Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center, set in the North Georgia Mountains just one hour north of Atlanta. Our dedicated team of meeting professionals will work with you to ensure that your meeting, retreat or event is flawless, with no detail left to chance.
Custom packages are available. Pick and choose the options you need. Minimum meal requirements vary pending season and/or day of the week. Call or email us for a quote. Our group coordinators are still happy to assist you with quotes, custom packages, one night rates and availability, multiple lodges, short notice specials and more so don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email as well.
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On site facilitation available. Half day and full day team building activities can be structured to meet your groups individual needs.
Here at Forrest Hills Resort you’ll find everything you need for a successful group team building retreat in Georgia including private group lodging, meeting facilities, all-inclusive retreat packages, team building activities, and more.
TEAM BUILDING EXAMPLE ~ HALF DAY SESSION ~ Available for small to large groups.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
We will begin with a series of thirty-minute initiatives which will involve all participants in ice breaking games. Our lead team members will discuss the goals, the full value contract, and the itinerary for the day. All participants will commit to supporting each other as they attempt new challenges which may be outside their “zone of comfort”. One of the underlying themes is that teams need to stretch to grow. To do so requires support from one’s associates.
The large group games will involve learning one another’s names and snap decision making through a face paced initiative entitled Cog Wheels. This will be followed up by a quick thinking, low energy event, “Bizz Buzz”.
(9:00 – 9:30 a.m.)
We will then break into groups of six, which can be handled randomly on the spot or be predetermined by the client. Each group of approximately eleven will rotate in 20-minute blocks through all six stations. (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) These games will build trust, out of the box thinking, the value of leadership and fellowship, as well as the importance of strategic planning.
Some games will involve moderate to high levels of activity; others only clear thinking and low movement. An example of the former is Keypunch wherein team members rapidly touch files numbered 1 to 30 inside a rectangular perimeter as quickly as possible, while the later is best seen in the participants joining in pairs, one sighted and one blinded to assemble a giant puzzle. Protocols which will be explained on site may simplify or complicate these procedures, not unlike the work day world.
All activities will be related to one’s work, and in fact are quite useful as teaching take-aways regarding employee relations, development of product and customer relations. All games will be explained, then taken part in, then debriefed.
We will close the day by joining in a large group (11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon). Participants will take part in one last event then contribute concluding comments.A t the morning’s end, we will have experienced laughter and learning, connectedness and collaboration, the importance of planning and valuing all of the team members contribution.
We can also assist you with arrangements for a full and half day ropes course with certified instructors.
These courses can be adapted to meet the physical limitations of your group.
Both high and low are available just a short distance from the resort at Amicalola Falls
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As a mountain resort, we have become a destination for corporate meetings, retreats, and corporate team building workshops, and we are the ideal meeting venue for groups of any size. We have a mix of accommodations with multi-room lodges and individual cabins with a combined total of 98 rooms. With corporate meeting facilities in various sizes, we offer free WIFI and have AV equipment on property.
Since we are located near Atlanta, you will save travel time and expenses. Just a short drive and you will be surrounded by the beauty, peace, and quiet of the Appalachian mountains; conducive to out of the box thinking and rich with history and activities along with fun, unique events such as our Chuck wagon dinners, horseback trail rides, and excellent dining. Bring your group and your agenda and we’ll take care of the rest. Plan your next corporate retreat with us.
Rent your own private hotel. We feature four casual group lodges with 8 or 16 hotel size rooms, private hospitality suite, covered deck, plus in-lodge or associated meeting space.
Our 12-suite Mountain Laurel Inn is a favorite among corporate retreats boasting 1200 sq. ft. suites, hospitality and meeting rooms with fireplace and an outdoor 12 person hot tub.
- 2000 square foot Ballroom with hospitality room.
- Restaurant on site with exceptional catering.
- All-inclusive corporate retreat packages with all meals, breaks and daily maid service.
- Customized team building.
- FREE WIFI and A/V equipment.
- No hidden fees!
Group Accommodations – 85 Total Guest Rooms
• 4 informal group lodges (40 rooms combined). All are within easy walking distance to resort amenities.
• Our Inn features 12 BI-Level suites, hospitality suite, meeting room and outdoor hot tub.
• For additional space we offer four individual king rooms, and 29 private cabins, all with a hot tub & fireplace
• 7 meeting rooms in a variety of sizes all with free WIFI. Our largest, the ballroom, seats up to 200.
• Outdoor Hot Tubs
• Outdoor Pool, 2 Sand Volleyball Courts plus 3 Horseshoe pits & Sport Court
• We are home to Gold City Corral & Carriage Company, featuring Guided Trail Rides, Hand-led pony rides, Chuck Wagon Dinners & Hay Rides
• Half day and full day team building activities can be structured to meet your group’s individual needs
• Additionally we have a Gift shop, package store, two beautiful wedding gardens and 125 seat chapel