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November Events and Activities

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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Glow Golf

Every Night thru November 10

Guests at Grand Cascades Lodge are invited to enjoy our 18 Hole Natural Grass Putting Course every evening for round of glow golf! Glow in the dark balls and lit pin flags create a unique atmosphere to enjoy with your family! 

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Glass Paint and Sip

Select Friday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons

Looking for a quick artistic adventure? Visit one of our glass painting workshops to fulfill your creative needs! 

Join us for Wine Glass Paint and Sip. Spend an hour learning simple steps to create a gorgeous painted wine glass! Perfect for couples and ladies nights. 

Our Cider Mason Jar class is open to guests of all ages! Paint a festive autumn glass while indulging on delicious apple cider. Spiked version available for those 21 and older.  

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Horseback Riding

Wednesday thru Sunday

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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Chinoiserie Pumpkin Paint and Sip

Friday Evenings through November 15 

As the promise of Autumn approaches, why not think about a new way to decorate this year! Come join us for a relaxing, creative pumpkin painting class. Recall your favorite Blue China or let yourself be inspired by what our Artist can show you.

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Acrylic Paint and Sip

Saturday Afternoons at Minerals Hotel 

Friday, November 29 at Grand Cascades

Amaze yourself as you create your own masterpiece with hands-on guidance from local artists. Enjoy a stress free environment filled with fun, friends, laughter and creativity. We supply everything necessary for your success, including the wine! 

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Marshmallow Roasts

Friday and Saturday Evenings

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

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Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays

Thursdays through Sundays

Test your skills at an exclusive trap, skeet and sporting clays range, located in nearby Wantage NJ. 

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Essential Oil Trio Workshop

Select Saturday Mornings

Use our top quality essential oils to create three Do It Yourself essential oil products to take home and enjoy. Sip on a glass of wine while learning the benefits of essential oils to enhance a healthy lifestyle. 

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Holiday Photos!

Select Saturday Mornings

Stay with us Friday night and enjoy a complimentary family photo shoot on Saturday morning. Our professional photographer will be on site to capture your family for a keepsake portrait or to use for your holiday greeting cards! Guests must make photo session reservations in advance. 

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Cupcake Decorating

Saturday Mornings thru November 23 

Join us for a fun-filled cupcake decorating class and create seasonally, holiday or nature themed cupcakes that will be the star of any occasion! 

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Caramel Apple Dipping

Saturday Afternoons plus November 7 and 8

Sugar and spice and everything nice! Caramel apples are a fall favorite - let's make our own! Join us in the Lobby of  Grand Cascades Lodge to decorate caramel apples just the way you like them! 

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Apple Pressing

Saturday Afternoons thru November 2

Put on your coziest sweater and visit the croquet court at Grand Cascades Lodge for apple pressing demonstrations and sampling with autumn activities! Pony rides, games and pumpkin decorating await! Top off the afternoon with fresh cider and apple cider donuts from Pochuck Valley Farm!

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Animal Educators

Saturday Afternoons with Additional Dates for Teachers Convention and Thanksgiving Break! 

Join us for an hour of fun every Saturday at Grand Cascades Lodge with animal experts from Appalachian Animal Experience or Eyes of the Wild.  Additional shows will be hosted on November 7, 8, 28, 29 and 30! 

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Mixology Educators

Saturday Afternoons

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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Pony Rides

Saturdays and Sundays

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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Goat Yoga

Saturday Afternoons and Sunday Mornings 

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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Farm Animal Visit

Select Dates (November 2, 3, 7-10, 16, 17, 23 and 24)

Join us for some good ol' animal therapy! 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.

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Fishing and Archery

Select Dates (November 2, 3 and 7-10)

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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TreEscape

Saturdays and Sundays

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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Wine Tasting with the Sommelier

Sunday Afternoons

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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Mystery Weekend

Friday, November 1 thru Sunday, November 3, 2019

Join us for an unforgettably exciting weekend at Grand Cascades Lodge, as the expert team from Murder Mystery USA take you on one of the most unusual, exhilarating and spine tingling experiences ever! 

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Magician Brent Kessler

Saturday, November 2, 2019

With a blend of lighthearted humor, music and mind-boggling magic, Brent joins for a magical evening at Grand Cascades Lodge! 

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Teachers Convention Week

November 7 - November 9, 2019

No school, no problem! Bring your family to enjoy a fun-filled school recess with tons of fall activities for adults and kids during your days off.

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Dinner And A Show

November 7 and 8, 2019

Join us as we combine two of our favorite things: great food and phenomenal entertainment.  Dine with us at our dinner buffet and get treated to a complimentary family-friendly show!  Hosted at Grand Cascades Lodge. 

 


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Meet the Magician Dinner

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Join us for a special Dinner and a Show on Saturday night to meet Magician Anthony Salazar before his big show at 8pm. Enjoy our Italian dinner buffet as Anthony roams the room, visiting each table to perform close up magic. 

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Bouquets and Botanicals

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Presented by Hendricks Gin and Petal and Eon Floral Company. Join us for a unique opportunity to create a bouquet of REAL flowers that will LAST AN ENTIRE YEAR (!) without water or sunlight. Petal and Eon's patent pending technology makes this possible, with a variety of flowers to choose from (not just roses!). A Hendricks mixologist will be on hand serving featured cocktails to enjoy while you create your bouquet. 

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Salazar Magic

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Join Anthony Salazar at Grand Cascades Lodge for a carefully blended performance filled with magic, comedy and audience participation.   

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Veterans Play Free!

Monday, November 11, 2019

This Veteran's Day we celebrate our Veterans and active Military members with complimentary golf at Black Bear, Cascades and Crystal Springs. Play Ballyowen or Wild Turkey for just $50. We appreciate the dedication and service that you have provided to our country. Please bring proof of inactive or active service in the Armed Forces day of tee time.

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Mentalist Jesse Dameron

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Minerals Hotel welcomes mentalist Jesse Dameron. Jesse delivers powerful feats of the mind, as he influences the thoughts of the audience with the power of suggestion!

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Winter Ecology Talk

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join Resort naturalist Donna Traylor for an intimate talk about winter ecology in Northern New Jersey. Gain a new appreciation for nature as you learn what's really happening in the great outdoors during our seemingly quiet winter!

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Comedic Ventriloquist John Pizzi

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Minerals Hotel welcomes ventriloquist, comedian and magician John Pizzi for a night filled with fun and laughter. 

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Dinner and a Show

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Join us as we combine two of our favorite things: great food and phenomenal entertainment.  Dine with us at our dinner buffet and play along with a complimentary family-friendly game show by Majority Rules. Hosted at Grand Cascades Lodge. 

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Thanksgiving Day Animal Educator

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Our friends from Eyes of the Wild are coming for a special Thanksgiving Day animal show! Join us for an hour of fun with their furry friends! 

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Mentalist John Graham

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2019

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

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Gingerbread House Decorating

November 29 and 30, 2019

Join us during your stay for a fun time decorating your very own gingerbread house! 

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Winter Workshop

November 29 and 30

Celebrate the magic of the season at our Winter Workshop at Minerals Hotel!  Enjoy marshmallow roasting, visit with Santa's elf, sip on hot chocolate and other seasonal favorites while decorating a miniature Christmas tree!

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Christmas Corner at Grand Cascades Lodge

November 29 and 30, 2019

Take a horse drawn carriage to our Christmas Corner! Visit with Santa Claus, roast marshmallows, indulge in hot cocoa and watch the live nativity! 

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Dinner and a Show

November 29 and 30, 2019

Join us as we combine two of our favorite things: great food and phenomenal entertainment.  Dine with us at our dinner buffet and get treated to a complimentary family-friendly show!  Hosted at Grand Cascades Lodge. 

 


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Salazar Magic

Friday, November 29, 2019

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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Acrobat Yang

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Having performed with the Big Apple Circus, Yang's balancing and variety act is perfect for the whole family! 

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NJ Festival of Lights

November 29 and 30, 2019

Lights, food, interactive and modern displays and music support this international framework for arts and exciting cultural experiences for all ages. This Hello Panda Festival production is the largest of its kind in New Jersey. The attraction is teeming with handcrafted lantern exhibits, taking a page from the fine art of Chinese lantern making with magical displays of light and color, all handcrafted by world class artisans. 

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