My husband and I just returned from an anniversary weekend at HBM. We loved it! The staff was excellent and we enjoyed meeting the owners, Mike & Donna Holder. I booked very late, so we ended up with a small cabin, though we would have liked one of the larger cabins or rooms for couples. We did check those out and they looked very nice. Our cabin though, was clean and comfortable, with a private balcony overlooking a scenic gorge (with the creek in the distance).
My husband called it the "Disney World" of zip-lining. The guides were great and funny and the lines were high; it was incredibly fun and scenic. The beauty of this area--with beautiful Snake Creek--really adds to the zip line experience. Additionally, the hiking is incredible; I wish we would have had more time for it.
We really enjoyed the food. We stayed two days and the breakfasts were different. The first day's buffet was fairly traditional, but they served us fresh eggs cooked like we wanted. The next day we had croissants, chicken patties and delicious chicken gravy--along with the eggs and fruit. We also had a romantic dinner which was very good. I loved the appetizer plate with cheeses, and fresh fruit. The Porter cheese was especially interesting.
If you want to get away into nature, this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the middle of 1200 wooded, preserved acres in the beautiful Snake Creek Gorge, this Country Inn and Retreat Center is known for the world's largest,longest continuous zip line canopy tours, adventure and team building treks, Day Spa, history museum and on site chef. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Historic Banning Mills Hotel Whitesburg