Get out of the concrete jungle…Away from traffic jams and your daily routine…Smell the fresh air, see the stars, hear the birds sing! Bring your group to our distraction free environment and let us take care of all your needs so you can focus on your important agenda. You are in for a real treat.
Our Corporate Retreat Package Includes:
Meeting Facility: Set up, Clean up & A/V Equipment
Overnight Accommodations In a Private Mini Hotel (ranging in size from 8 to 16 rooms)
Private Hospitality Suite
Southern Style Breakfast
Morning Beverage Break
Afternoon Snack & Beverage Break
Daily Maid Service.
Copy And Fax Services.
Outdoor Hot Tub
Use of Outdoor Pool (seasonal), Two Regulation Size Sand Volleyball Courts & Horseshoe Pits & Two Mile Nature Trail
All Taxes & Gratuity ~ NO HIDDEN FEES
Mountain Laurel Inn
Our most popular lodge for a quiet, upscale retreat. Rent this private, 12-suite hotel!
Mountain Laurel Inn – Full Of Features Your Group Will Love
When you need more space or are on a tighter budget, we have 4 additional private lodges with a more casual setting. CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Everything you need in one, distraction-free place!
Our group coordinators are happy to assist you with custom packages, group outings, team building activities, multiple lodges, and more so don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email. Let us take care of the details while you focus on your agenda.
Corporate lunches are either dine in or working lunches at your meeting space pending group size.
For dinner, our talented chef offers a variety of plated or buffet options that are sure to please even the pickiest of diners.
A delicious, hearty breakfast buffet is a great way to start your day. Hand-cracked, real eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, Southern biscuits and gravy, bacon or sausage, potatoes, grits, pancakes or french toast, made from scratch muffins, orange juice and fresh brewed coffee made with water from an artesian well.
LUNCH & DINNER:
20 or More: Buffet meals are served when collectively we have 20 or more group guests. This saves you time and allows you to get back to your agenda.
Less Than 20 – Varies from boxed lunches or plated & delivered to your meeting space, to a set menu and plated in our dining room, to ordering off of our menu. Either way, the food will be plentiful and delicious! Dinners are always dine in. – Dinner is always buffet style on weekends.
BANQUETS & FORMAL LUNCHEONS
For larger corporate retreats, typically 40 to 150 guests, an upgrade to guaranteed private dining in the Rose Garden Dining Room with full choice of menu is available. Perfect for awards banquets, parties and corporate events. Ask your group coordinator for details.
Chuck Wagon Dinner
Take your group on a trip back in time! Depart Forrest Hills Resort for a scenic wagon ride to the river house for a steak and chicken cookout with all the trimmings plus live entertainment. $980++ For up to 20 guests. Additional guests $49++
On site facilitation available. Half day and full day team building activities can be structured to meet your groups individual needs.
TEAM BUILDING EXAMPLE ~ HALF DAY SESSION ~ Available for small to large groups.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
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 ropes are available just a short distance from the resort at Amicalola Falls
Popular Nearby Group Activities
Now that you are away from the concrete jungle, get out and play! Our group coordinators will be happy to assist you in planning an outing that’s just right for you. So many to choose from it’s hard to decide.
Listed in order of distance from Forrest Hills Resort
NEW! ATV Rentals & Riding – Iron Mountain Park – 3 miles
Ziplining & Archery at Amicalola Falls – 5 miles
Amicalola Falls – Highest waterfall east of the Mississippi – Hike the 429 stairs to the top! – 5 miles
Wine Tasting at Montaluce Winery – 8 miles
Adult Go-Karting – Atlanta Motorsports Park – 11 miles
Underground Gold Mine Tour & Pan For Gold – Dahlonega is site of the first gold rush in the USA! – 15 miles
Skeet Shooting & Sporting Clays – 15 miles
North GA Premium Outlets – 18 miles – Not great for a corporate outing but we have free discount coupons if they want to stop on their way home.