Time doesn’t stop at Georgia’s Inn at Serenbe, but it does slow to an idyllic pace. There are long country lanes to walk, fresh air, porch swings, and the aroma of award-winning fried chicken wafting from The Farmhouse kitchen, Serenbe’s onsite restaurant. The 19-room Chattahoochee Hills resort is located just 25 minutes from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and 40 minutes from Downtown Atlanta, making it an excellent location for corporate and executive retreats, and for the adventurous, a little homegrown team building.
“Groups have told us that our farm-to-table cuisine, Southern hospitality and the bucolic serenity of being surrounded by 1000 acres of rolling countryside foster an environment for creative brainstorming,” says Chelsea Owens, event and conference manager for the Inn. All meals are provided by The Farmhouse kitchen, which sources organic, locally grown ingredients onsite from Serenbe Farms. Al a carte menus change weekly with the exception of “Fried Chicken Sundays,” featuring Southern comfort food straight from the recipe box.
The rooms are spacious, many with stone fireplaces, spread amongst six buildings, some originally constructed in the 1930s and 1940s. Larger groups will find lodging in the surrounding Serenbe community. The Birch Room, comfortable boardroom setting for 14, is one of four function spaces. The Lake Pavilion at Serenbe is an open-area building overlooking the lake and pastures. Wine and classic Southern cuisine prepared from organic ingredients and served on white-linen tables creates an elegantly casual outdoor feast. Some groups prefer the Hawthorne Room with its 125-inch rear-projection screen and internet capabilities, which also opens to a 50-pax outdoor terrace and gardens.
Groups can find as much solitude as they like, with hiking, waterfalls and a lake nearby. Of course, rolling up the sleeves and digging in to Serenbe’s farm culture is also an option, with over 100 animals onsite and plenty of options for traditional farm activities and animal bonding to be had.