Guest: Rizzo's Reptiles Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time: 3:00PM at Grand Cascades Lodge Price: Complimentary Reservations: Reservations are not required
Guest: Zoo Mamma Lori Space from Space Farms Zoo Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 3:00PM Price: Complimentary Location: Grand Cascades Lodge
Reservations: Reservations are not required
Guest: Wallaby Tales Animal Show Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 Time: 3:00PM Price: Complimentary Location: Grand Cascades Lodge
Reservations: Reservations are not required
Guest: Rizzo's Reptiles Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 3:00PM at Grand Cascades Lodge Price: Complimentary Reservations: Reservations are not required
Guest: Wallaby Tales Animal Show Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017 Time: 3:00PM Price: Complimentary Location: Grand Cascades Lodge
Reservations: Reservations are not required
Select Saturdays in May
Join our Resort Mixologists to learn how to create the perfect cocktail for the season! Focusing on a different topic each week, learn the history of the alcohol and how to properly utilize it into a cocktail.
$15pp plus tax and gratuity. Must be 21 years or older.
Reservations required. Please call 877.677.1829
One cocktail demonstration will be created and served.
Sundays in May
This educational tour will take guests to nearby Vernon Valley Farm, where young, modern farmers (Kirk and Christina Stephens) utilize nature's synergies to create a fully sustainable farm. Guests will enjoy a hay wagon guided tour of the farm, interact with various farm animals and harvest fresh fruit or vegetables in season. Vernon Valley Farm consists of over 270 acres, with exquisite views of our area.
Complimentary, however space is limited so advanced reservations are required. Please call 877.677.1829.
Shuttle service will be provided to Vernon Valley Farm.
Wine Tasting with the Sommelier
Every Sunday in May
Enjoy an informative wine education discussion with our Resort Sommelier, including Q&A, basic wine and food pairings, tricks of the trade, glassware usage, and decanting. Tasting of one white and one red wine included in the Bordeaux Room of the Wine Cellar.
Date: Every Sunday Time: 1:30PM - 2:30PM Price: $25pp plus tax and gratuity Reservations: Call to sign up today. 72 hour cancellation policy applies. 21 and over only
Action Packed Activities
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Tag, you're it! Let loose and laugh your way through 3 amazingly fun action-packed activities at Minerals Hotel. From the outrageous game of Knockerball to laser tag and the new sport of Archery Tag, come to the fun zone and play!
Action-Packed Activity: Knockerball Details: KnockerBall is a wacky and incredibly fun game in which you are encased in a bubble and can 'knock' your opponent and not get injured. Date: Saturdays & Sundays Time: Saturday 4:00PM | Sunday 11:00AM Price: $15pp Location: Minerals Hotel
Reservations: Reservations required. Call to sign up. Must be 15 years or older and 60" or taller. Waivers must be signed by participant. A parent or guardian must be present to sign waivers for minors.
Action-Packed Activity: Laser Tag Details: Laser tag is a tag game played with harmless lasers. Two teams battle to disarm their opponents by shooting a laser from their gun at the other team. Date: Fridays & Saturdays Time: Fridays & Saturdays 6:00PM Price: $15pp Location: Minerals Hotel
Reservations: Reservations required. Call to sign up. Suitable for ages 8+. Waivers must be signed by all participants. A parent or guardian must be present to sign waivers for minors.
Action-Packed Activity: Archery Tag Details: Archery Tag is played similar to dodgeball with bows and patented foam-tipped arrows. Date: Saturdays & Sundays Time: Saturday 2:00PM | Sunday 1:00PM Price: $25pp Location: Minerals Hotel
Reservations: Reservations required. Call to sign up. suitable for ages 12+. Waivers must be signed by all participants. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver for minors.
Paint and Sip
Friday Evenings in May
Amaze yourself as you create your own masterpiece with hands-on guidance from local artist, Susan Roessner. Enjoy a stress free enviornment filled with fun, friends, laughter and creativity. We supply everything necessary for your success, including the wine!
Susan Roessner comes to us as a fine artist known for her oil paintings of nature. Painting landscapes, birds and flowers are her passion. She is a fun and engaging instructor, having taught classes for over 20 years. She is also a garden designer and the Visual Merchandiser at the Crystal Springs Shop.
Come join her for our paint and sip sessions to indulge your spirit and creativity!
Classes are hosted Friday evenings from 6-8pm in the Crystal Springs Clubhouse.
Reservations are required. To reserve, please call 877.677.1829.
Participants must be over 21 years of age.
The Botanical Hiker
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017
Grand Cascades Lodge is excited to welcome hiker, plant enthusiast and lover of all things wild, Heather Houskeeper, to the Resort to share her knowledge and excitement for the natural world!
Heather, aka The Botanical Hiker, is a Certified Herbalist, long-distance hiker and author. She has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, North Carolina's 1200 mile Mountains to Sea Trail (twice) and set the record as the first person to hike the 1,000 mile Finger Lakes Trail System in one continuous trek. When not woods rambling or pulling back the petals on a botanical find, she educates and guides others into the natural world through orkshops and guided hikes. Last Spring, she published her second book in her Botanical Hiker Series: A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Finger Lakes Trail. To follow her adventures and research, visit her blog: www.TheBotanicalHiker.blogspot.com
Check out our on-site activity list for more details on Heather's presentation and hike schedule.
Magician John Graham
Saturday May 6, 2017
Grand Cascades Lodge invites you to join us for an evening of magic, mind reading and miracles with John Graham.
Complimentary, no reservations required. Open to all hotel guests and members.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
We are excited to have Sarah Berman and Corey Finck of The Armstrong Farm in Augusta NJ, here to begin the production of Shiitake mushrooms. The process of planting a mushroom is called inoculation and early spring is the time to do it! We invite you to join us for an afternoon of inoculation. Learn everything you need to know to start your own backyard mushroom logs. Help inoculate logs for the farm or take one home!
Visit Corey and Sarah in the Chef's Garden between 11am-4pm.
Observe, participate, learn! No cost to take part in the inoculation.
If you would like to purchase a log to bring home, cost is $25 per log - either pre-inoculated or make your own.
No registration needed - just stop by!
About Sarah and Corey, and the Armstrong Farm:
The Armstrong Farm is a historic six acre homestead farm nestled in the Kittatinny Valley of Augusta, New Jersey. A variety of seasonal produce is grown using biodynamic and organic methods with a focus on regenerative and permaculture design concepts. This creates a farm rich in biodiversity which is the foundation of nutritionally dense food year round. Our products include organic pastured eggs and pork, seasonal mushrooms, perennial fruit, annual vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs and wild foraged products. Events and workshops are hosted on occasion with a mission to educate the community on back-to-basics living and natural farming techniques. Check us out online: www.thearmstrongfarm.com.
Saturday, March 13, 2017
Join Anthony Salazar at Grand Cascades Lodge for a carefully blended performance filled with magic, comedy and audience participation.
The man with the suitcase. Federico, the second
child of Bruno Ceretto, followed in his father's footsteps and devoted himself
since his early days in the company to sales with a particular focus on foreign
Dynamic, inquisitive and outgoing, he spends half the year flight-hopping
between the United States, Europe and Asia to build the profile of the family
wines. It was his initiative that saw the exports extend into the Asian
In addition to devoting himself to the promotion and expansion of the family
name, Federico has worked, with great passion, on Relanghe, the hand-made
confectioner founded in 1993 with the aim of promoting the exceptional
qualities of Piemonte hazelnuts.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Get ready to laugh the night away at Grand Cascades Lodge with the Gizmo Guys. This is a show not to be missed!
No registration needed, complimentary to all hotel guests and members.
Complimentary shuttle service is available from Minerals Hotel for Minerals guests wishing to attend.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Your guided journey takes you to the Vista 180 cafe and the Crystal Tavern for sips and snacks before venturing on to the Chef's Garden for a dinner prepared by Chef Anthony Bucco and the Crystal Springs Culinary team. After dessert, finish your evening on the Fire and Water Terrace with a specialty crafted after dinner cocktail from the Springs Bistro.
Time: Start at 5pm - dinner at the Chef's Garden begins approximately 6pm
Cost: $89 per person plus tax and gratuity
Location: Meet at the Hostess Stand at the Crystal Tavern at 5pm. 21 and over only
Reservations are required. Please call 877.677.1829
Bee Keeping Talk
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Join Andy from Sweet Things and Wild Thyme Honey as he discusses fun facts about how a bee colony developes, how they make honey and why they are so helpful to the foodchain. This is an event that you don't want to miss!
Come and experience an American Bourbon tasting featuring Elijah Craig, Henry McKenna, Evan Williams 1783 and RittenHouse Kentucky Rye. We will also be presenting Hudson Whiskey and Kings County, both local from NY state.