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Groups FAQ

How big does my group need to be to get group rates

Generally to receive special rates, groups need to be 20 or more. However, we do make some exceptions for specific types of groups.

What are your group rates?

We base our group rates on multiple factors including but not limited to the size of the group, the number of activities, the type of group, the day of the week, time of year, etc. Because of this, we do not have a set list of group rates. We require that you provide us with a description of your event, including age and type of event with desired activities including options and a tentative itinerary. We suggest a budget per person, and total budget for the event. We can then work with this information to provide you with a quote and options.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, we generally require a 50% deposit to hold your reservation/booking and a credit card on file.

Can my group make individual payments?

No, in order to receive the group discount, you must make a single payment for the group.

How far in advance do I need to book my event?

We suggest at least 2 weeks in advance for activities, 2-6 months for cabins, camping and Harvest Hall.

What other charges should I expect?

Depending on the type of group and nature of the event, the following additional charges may apply: Clean up fees $30-$200 | Security fees $25 per hour/per security staff | Damage deposit $100-$1,000 refundable upon check-out inspection | Damage charges may also apply after a group has checked out and damage is found.

Do clean up fee's apply to all groups?

Clean up costs are optional and are based on the size of the group and type of event. Groups are responsible for any and all damages to the facility. If you would like to avoid being charged a clean-up fee, please make sure to do a final walk through with our staff after your visit. Otherwise, we would be happy to do the dirty work for you.

Do we serve food?

Yes, we serve drinks, snacks, sandwiches and frozen desserts for your convenience. Please let us know if advance if you want to use this option for your group's lunch and/or dinner.

Can we bring in out own food, drinks, catering?

Yes, we encourage you to bring in your own food or catering. We do not provide catering, but there is a kitchen available with the Harvest Hall rental. We can also provide a list of local catering options. Clean up costs may apply, and we encourage recycling.

Can I leave the park for lunch and return?

Absolutely, if you have multiple activities planned throughout the day, just make sure that you make arrangements to arrive for your activity at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Are there restaurants close to the park?

Yes, we are located about 15 minutes from the Village of Nashville, where there are several unique dining choices available. We are also about 20 minutes from I-65 and Columbus where you can find several fast food options.

How early should I arrive for my event?

For most of our activities, we require you to arrive AT LEAST 30 MINUTES prior to your scheduled tour/activity time. We require a confirmed itinerary for your visit. Once it has been approved, please send a copy to all of your participants.

What happens if I am late for my event?

We operate on a tight schedule, and adjust our public tour times to accommodate large groups. If you are going to be less that 30 minutes early for your tour or activity, please call our office and let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your late arrival, however, we may need to make adjustments to your reservations.

Are tips for the staff included in the cost of the activities?

No, however, we can include a gratuity for our staff in the upfront cost if you would prefer. Our staff are highly trained professionals who have put in many hours of training to give you the best experience possible. Typical gratuities should be in the range of 5-15% of the total cost of the visit. Groups of 20 or more should include a minimum of 5% gratuity.

Do I need individual waivers completed for everyone in my group?

Yes, depending on the activities you will be participating in. Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian signature. We will provide the necessary waivers once we confirm your reservation, and can also be download from our website under the Waivers tab.

Is there bus parking available?

Yes, there are 2 large fields that can be utilized for parking.

Do you have smaller meeting spaces available?

Yes, all of our cabins are available to rent and have a small sitting area that can be used as a meeting space. We also have picnic tables for public use, but are on a first come, first serve basis. We also have two paintball military tents, 16' x 30' and 20' x 54' that are available to rent after 6 pm and a covered outdoor stage 16' x 24'.

Do you accept Not-For-Profit or tax exempt groups?

Yes, current, proper paperwork must be submitted prior to your arrival.

Can we perform service work in exchange for discounted activities?

Yes, we are happy to discuss the exchange of service hours for credit toward overnight accommodations or activities. Please let us know if you are interested in this option and we can discuss the possibilities.

Are there restrictions on the days that our group can visit?

Sometimes, based on the time of year, existing bookings and staff availability. Although we recommend groups visit during weekdays, Saturday and Sunday visits may be available depending on the time of year. If weekends are your only options, please contact us so we can discuss how to accommodate your group.

Will our group need additional insurance?

Certain types of events may be required to have additional insurance policies and riders may be required.