Enriching Activities & Programs
"Our management staff was very pleased that we were able to accomplish our teambuilding goals through your program, and we appreciate the work that you have since provided to ensure that our positive experience continues. Your staff helped us address some of the issues we are facing and facilitated an esprit de corps which will yield many positive returns in the future. Many thanks."
Groups come to Evins Mill for a variety of reasons, and building stronger teams is chief among them. Since 1997, Evins Mill is proud to have partnered with Adventureworks, Inc., which built and operates the ropes course at Evins Mill and has worked with dozens of our clients over the years. The collaboration between the resort and Adventureworks helps groups tap into the vast and often undiscovered resources that flow from true teamwork. The experts at Adventureworks tailor every program to the unique needs and objectives of the client, relating directly to the issues that teams face.
Solutions are generated, strategic plans are developed, teams emerge stronger and ready to take on new challenges. The resort's distinct conference spaces, combined with a state-of-the-arts challenge ropes course, makes Evins Mill the perfect venue for a corporate retreat that includes team development. Whether it’s a three-day intensive or an afternoon of play, Adventureworks provides real solutions for real companies.
A partial listing of some of the ways groups have leveraged an Adventureworks experience:
- Bringing together new teams
- Tackling new challenges
- Strategic planning
- Working through problems
- Celebrating success
- Establishing new leadership
- Interrupting routines or patterns
- Developing and strengthening trust
- Strengthening working relationships
Adventureworks can be contacted at 615.297.2250 or at www.adventureworks.com.
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Tastings & Tours
Evins Mill serves cheese from Harmony Lane Farm. By advance reservation, the Creamery offers tours of its property for a modest fee. Beyond the sight & sound of goats, pigs, cows & chickens, tours offer guests an opportunity to milk a goat by hand, bottle feed baby goats (in season). Evins Mill also serves wine produced locally by Northfield Vineyards. Pending availability, we can arrange for an on-site tasting - when Mark Ray shares the Northfield story and samples his wines, which are paired with appetizers prepared by Evins Mill.
Evins Mill serves beer brewed locally by the Calfkiller Brewing Company in Sparta, TN. Pending availability, we can arrange for an on-site tasting - when the Sergio Brothers share their story and sample their beers, which are paired with appetizers prepared by Evins Mill. Evins Mill also serves moonshine distilled locally by Short Mountain Distillery, located in adjacent Cannon County. Clients may schedule tours of the distillery & tastings of real Tennessee hooch by contacting Short Mountain in advance.
Bonfires & Bluegrass
As Smithville hosts one of the premier bluegrass festival in the country, it’s only fitting that Evins Mill could offer its group clients live musical entertainment – be it down home bluegrass by way of the Clyde Nokes Band or the mellifluous acoustic guitar of Gene Maxwell. Bonfires have become one of the more popular activities for our corporate clientele - especially in the Fall. Pending the receipt of a burn permit from the county, Evins Mill can set-up, break-down and manage a bonfire for up to two hours.