Best Team Building Activities: Mild & Wild
Stonewall Resort’s fun team-building exercises that fuel a little friendly competition, while also firing up the friendships
Segway or Kayak Relay Races
Groups divide into teams and then have the choice of competing in a race on two wheels throughout the trails of the wooded 1,900-acre property or with paddles on the 2,600-acre Stonewall Jackson Lake.
“Fired Up” Cooking Competition
Stonewall’s culinary team divides the group into teams, provides them with all the necessary cooking accoutrements (ingredients, grills, stovetops), then tasks each team with preparing a different course with a provided recipe. All participants leave with an apron emblazoned with the Stonewall Resort logo.
Local Community Service
For groups that are looking to bond while contributing to a larger cause in the community, the resort can organize charitable efforts. Options include a build-a-bike workshop (all bikes that are built are then donated to children in need), highway cleanup, as well as playground maintenance (painting, rebuilding obstacles, etc.)
Geocaching Scavenger Hunt
Groups are given the coordinates to locate points of interest throughout the resort, including the unusual groupings of waist-high rock walls on the property’s Cairns Trail, the scenic overlook on the Overlook Trail, and the preserved 180-year-old log cabin from Roanoke’s pioneer days.
Guided Night Hike
The resort’s on-staff naturalist takes groups on nature walks on the cart paths of the golf course at night, when the region’s flora and fauna really come alive.
Event Themes: Prepare to be Inspired
A few of Villas of Stonewall Resort’s corporate party ideas that your team will be talking about well into next quarter.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
Based in the ballroom, the resort sets up tables featuring local beer and bourbon for tasting, and pair it with your choice of a unique barbeque menu. Themes include “Memphis Barbeque,” “Kansas City Barbeque,” as well as “Not Your Average Protein” with unique sauces and twists like turducken (chicken stuffed into duck), wild hog leg, and more.
Yuengs & Wings
A rep from Yuengling (America’s oldest operating brewery established in 1829) comes to the resort and gives a talk on the history and brewing process before the main course – actually three courses of wings and fries paired with different Yuengling beers. For example: bacon jam wings and coconut lime fries paired with Yuengling Black & Tan.
Kickoff to New Orleans
This Mardis Gras–inspired event includes a menu of po’ boys, mufalettas, jambalaya, crawfish etoufee, as well as beaded décor, voodoo dolls at each place setting, and beignets served with coffee from Café du Monde (an iconic New Orleans café).
A Night at the Races
A NASCAR-simulated small-scale race track is set up in the middle of the ballroom, where colleagues race one another. Themed décor and track-themed food is also included.
A roaring ’20s–themed dinner headlines this event that features a red carpeted front entrance, red curtains, celebrity impersonators, and, of course, guests dressed in period costumes.
Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts
The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination-focused.
Field and Stream Menu
This buffet menu focuses on locally caught fish and meat, including cornmeal-dusted catfish, sweet tea– brined turkey breast, and hickory-smoked strip steak. Sides include creamed collard greens, West Virginia–style green beans, and sweet corn spoonbread.
Southwestern Buffet Menu
Marrying southern flavors with spice, this Tex-Mex–themed dinner includes veggie quesadillas with spicy salsa, slow roasted pulled pork shoulder with salsa verde, and chicken burritos with green chili queso.
Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Menu
This buffet menu features locally made craft beer and bourbon, then pairs it with the ideal barbeque dish creations: Kolsch beer bratwurst, bourbon and molasses baked beans, and hickory smoked ribs.
Pig Roast Picnic
A whole pig is roasted all day in barbeque, sweet chili, and other spicy sauces for the ultimate outdoor picnic accompanied with BLT salad, whole roasted corn ears, baked beans, and peach pie.
Meeting Technology & Amenities: Simple to Smart
Offerings – from high-tech highlights to just plain ingenious add-ons – that make holding a meeting at Stonewall Resort unlike anything else.
High Speed Internet
Unlike other resorts, the internet is complementary and high speed, transferring 100 megabytes per second. So bring all the wireless devices you can handle.
State-of-the-Art Conference Center
West Virginia's only four-diamond lakeside conference center is IACC certified. That stands for “International Association of Conference Centers, which means Stonewall is the cream of the crop when it comes to current technologies, experienced audio and visual assistance, and enthusiastic meeting planners.
Ceiling-Mounted LCD Projectors
Located in the larger conference rooms, these projectors are the latest in state-of-art video projection, meaning they’re easy to use and feature the best picture display.
24 Hour Business Center
Located in the conference wing next to the conference concierge desk, this business center offers two workstations, photocopying, and fax and printing services.
Off-Site Meeting Venues: Landmarks to Live It Up
Meetings become lifetime experiences when hosted in one of West Virginia’s most unique meeting venues.
Nestled in the hills of Weston, West Virginia, this Old World–inspired winery built from hand-cut stones offers an on-site banquet facility seating 100 at handcrafted oak tables with a large wrap-around porch. A large grass area overlooking the vineyards is suitable for tents and tables for larger events.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Formerly known as the Weston State Hospital, this facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill in the mid-1800s and, today, holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, and the “curative” effects of architecture. The building features a front lawn great for tented events as well as other indoor spaces.
West Virginia State Wildlife Center
Located a half-hour away from Stonewall, this zoological park offers motor coach tours through the property to come face-to-face with native species like river otter, elk, bison, mountain lion, and timber wolf. A picnic area offers tables, grills, and a pavilion with eight tables for dining amongst the wildlife.
Kane’s Grub & Pub
Weston’s most popular fine-dining establishment, Kane’s offers a rustic atmosphere in a historic building of downtown. The restaurant is available for booking and features items like Norwegian Atlantic salmon filet, filet mignon, ribeye, and several varieties of house-made cheesecake.
This small bistro available for rental may look like an unassuming building nestled in downtown Weston, but what it lacks in curb appeal, it more than makes up for in cuisine appeal. The menu features creative, beautifully prepared dishes, like crab cake meatballs, chicken lasagna with gouda, and coffee-rubbed filet.