An Off-The-Grid Getaway
Close to an hour southwest of Atlanta sits the ultimate outdoor escape that is Foxhall Resort. Located on a former horse farm that also housed horses for the 1996 Olympics, the off-the-grid getaway has quickly become a sought-after venue for weddings, corporate events, and beyond. On the property’s 1,100 acres are accommodations for more than 180 guests—ranging from luxury homes that are ideal for an extended family gathering to intimate villas and lakefront suites for romantic retreats.
The Best Self Atlanta team recently had a Team Activity Day (TAD) outing at the locale just outside of the perimeter. More than just a nearby sanctuary from the city, Foxhall Resort is a bona fide outdoor sports lover’s paradise that offers fishing, hunting, swimming, kayaking, tennis, golf, hiking, and so much more. For our group of thrill-seekers, our day was action packed with sporting clays, ATV riding, and archery.
As soon as you enter the grounds, which are also home to 16 lakes, it’s easy to see why Atlantans flock to its beauty. Rolling hills with green grass and lush trees stretch almost as far as the eye can see. Ducks and horses greet you with a glance from afar as you drive along the gravel roads.
Once all 13 of our team members arrived, we kicked off the day by sitting down for lunch at The Paddock. Its menu by executive chef Jeremy Swofford is inspired by the Southern landscape surrounding it—from the new rich smoked collard dip with housemade chips to the BLT featuring corncob smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, and tomatoes on heaping slices of Texas toast.
Once our bellies were full, we headed to the sporting clay area where all of our activities were conveniently located. From there, we separated into three groups and our guides John Murphy and Caleb Carson helped each group get the hang of its activity. For those interested in skeet shooting with shotguns, Caleb took them to a pavilion that overlooked the bottom of a hill. There, five stations were set up for shooters. And although our team varied in experience with gun familiarity, Caleb provided easy-to-understand instructions and safety information that made all feel comfortable. He even helped first-time shooter, art director Dona Halliday, hit a clay on her first try! At the same time, other team members were taking the wheel of ATVs and exploring trails with the guidance of John. From splashing through puddles to maneuvering tight curves and rocky pathways, the roughly 30-minute ride got us up close and personal with some of the site’s 15 miles of ATV trails.
We wrapped up with archery. Along with compound bows and longbows with easy arrow guides, the resort also offers a 3D archery course with lifelike rabbits, deer, and even bears. After just a few hours of fun at Foxhall Resort, our team was giddy from the excitement of an afternoon filled with adventure. We all cherished a chance to unplug and get outdoors for some grown-up playtime. If you’re in need of your own respite, consider a day trip filled with activites or check-in to one of the property’s cottages to extend the unforgettable experience.
Details: 8000 Capps Ferry Rd., Douglasville; FoxhallResort.com