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August Activities

Visit from the Farm

Daily

Join us every day for some good ol' animal therapy! Each week local farm animals will visit the Resort to provide a bit of joy and happiness to our guests. Learn about their world from the farmer as you meet their furry and feathered friends, and their climbing goats! 

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Daily Wine Cellar Tours

Daily 

Experience our complimentary daily guided tour of our Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Wine Cellar at Restaurant Latour.

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KidzSolé

Open Daily

KidzSolé is bringing the excitement of the circus arts to Minerals Hotel! Guests can experience the thrill of flying in a safe and simple way - suitable for all ages and athletic abilities - in "Learn to Fly Trapeze".

Along with the Learn to Fly Trapeze experience, KidzSolé also offers the ever popular Circus Ninja Warrior course. 

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Mountaintop Adventure

Open Daily

Let your adventurous side take over with our Mountaintop Experience. Watersports, swimming, fishing, hiking and archery await at our pristine lake.   

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TreEscape

Open Daily

TreEscape Aerial Adventure Ropes Courses is a unique blend of wooden platforms built high in the trees and connected by exhilarating combinations of rope walks, obstacles, climbing elements and zip lines all located in a beautiful forested setting. 

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Horseback Riding

Open Daily

Explore the scenic trails surrounding the Resort on the back of a well-trained horse. Guided rides are available for guests of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. The experienced wranglers at Legends Riding Stables guide every trail ride, fitting each to the level of each individual rider. 

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Kid's Laser Tag

Daily

Tag, you're it! Let loose and laugh your way through this fun action-packed activity at Minerals Hotel. 

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Marshmallow Roasts

Nightly

Old fashioned marshmallow toasting. Marshmallows and sticks for roasting await!  

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Archery Tag

Select Dates

Join us at Minerals for an exciting round of Archery Tag! Played similar to dodgeball, but with bows and foam-tipped arrows, this action packed game offers the ultimate family-friendly experience that engages everyone. 

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Trap and Skeet Shooting

Open Wednesday thru Sunday

Test your skills at our trap and skeet shooting range, located in nearby Wantage NJ. Shuttle service from the Resort is provided.

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Pony Rides

Every Saturday & Sunday

Delight your little ones with a hand-led ride on one of Farmer Keith's favorite ponies. Come meet Butters and Lily to create a memorable experience for your child!

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Learn to Scuba Dive

Saturdays & Sundays

At Minerals Hotel Outdoor Pool

3 Options:

  • Open-Water Scuba Diver Lessons; 3-Day Program; (Adult & Kids over 10 years with Parental Consent)
  • Scuba Discovery Program; 1-day Program; (Adult & Kids over 10 years with Parental Consent)
  • Future Buddies Program; 1-Day Program; Kids 8-12 yrsAt Minerasl Hotel Outdoor Pool

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Fishing and Archery

Every Weekend and Select Weekdays

Join us for at our sparkling Quarry Lake, located on property at Grand Cascades Lodge, for guided fishing and archery sessions every Saturday and Sunday morning. 

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Paint and Sip

Select Friday Evenings in August (3, 17, 24, 31)

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! 

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Art Classes at Minerals

Select Saturdays in August (4, 18)

Art Classes for every age!

Kids from 12pm-1:30pm: Paint your own chameleon on canvas with a live chameleon model.

Teens from 2pm-3:30pm: Enjoy a chance to express your creative side with your peers.  Fun and camaraderie!

Adults from 4pm-6pm: Enjoy a paint & sip class.  Let your creativity show with guidance from our in-house artist. We supply everything necessary for your success, including the wine! 

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Cake Decorating

Select Saturdays in August (11, 25)

Learn the basics of cake decorating by learning to use a pastry bag, different techniques such as piped borders, leaves and flowers. Have fun, create new memories and learn a new skill!  Available for all skill levels! Light refreshments will be served.

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Mixology Educators

Every Saturday

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. You will create the drink during the session and receive the recipe.

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Free Golf Clinic

Every Saturday

The Leadbetter Golf Academy is pleased to offer a complimentary golf clinic every Saturday from May 19 until September 1 for all hotel guests staying at the Resort. This clinic includes elements of both demonstration and participation and provides yet another fun way to enjoy your stay at the Resort!

Continue your instruction journey, or start anew, on Sunday afternoon as a dedicated Leadbetter instructor works with your group during this 45 minute full swing clinic. Nominal fee applies for Sunday's clinic.  

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Animal Educators

Every Saturday

Join us for an hour of fun every Saturday at Grand Cascades Lodge with animal experts from Eyes of the Wild, Rizzo's Reptile Discovery and Space Farms Zoo.  

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Farm Tours

Every Sunday

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.

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Wine Tasting with the Sommelier

Every Sunday

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.

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Edible Plant Discovery

Select Tuesdays (August 7th, 21st) & Select Saturdays (August 11th, 18th)

Join Resort naturalist, Heather Houskeeper, aka the Botanical Hiker, on an educational seminar and morning hike (evening hike on August 7th) through our nearby Nature Trail. Heather will discuss local foliage and speak about edible and medicinal values of items found in the area. 

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Kid's Aerial Yoga

Every Tuesday

Yoga, stretch & flexibility done on silks. Provides a fun and active approach to get kids moving, while increasing their overall strength.

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Goat Yoga

Select Wednesdays - August 8th & 22nd

1-hour yoga class followed by 30-minute mix & mingle with the goats. There is something about being in nature with the goats that is calming and therapeutic. A special way to bring more joy & play into our lives.

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Mentalist John Graham

Sunday, August 5

Grand Cascades Lodge invites you to join us for an evening of magic, mind reading and miracles with John Graham. 

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Plant and Sip

Friday, August 10

Join garden designer Susan Roessner for an evening of fun, as you design and plant your own exotic succulant terrarium. We supply everything necessary for your success, including the wine! 

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Magician Jay Mattioli

Sunday, August 12

As seen on America's Got Talent, Jay brings his hip style to Grand Cascades Lodge for an evening that will make your mind disappear into the world of magic!

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Family Game Show

Sunday, August 19

Join us at Minerals Hotel for a night that will certainly make you laugh! Brain Wash Game Show is here to see just how much you and your family know about all different types of trivia.

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Bee Keeping Talk

Saturday, August 25

Join JC from Bees, Birds and Bears Apiary 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!

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Salazar Magic

Sunday, August 26

Anthony Salazar comes to Minerals Hotel to entertain and amaze with an array of tricks that will keep you on the edge of your seat (if you don't fall off laughing!)

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Hickory and Scotch Golf Tournament

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Superb golf, sweeping views, great scotch and Emerald Isle dining! It's the quitessential Ballyowen Experience! Featuring Macallan & Highland Park blended scotch whiskeys.

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