We came with a group of approximately 30 people and could have easily had more. The home is perfect for having space for everyone to be together, but also has spaces for folks to spread out and be in smaller groups or even alone. It was cold while we were there so we didn't take advantage of the lake, but the house offered so many different things to do, that we didn't even notice. This is a wonderful home!
This place is amazing and we love coming here! Every single thing is wonderful and the place is beautiful and so amazing for large gatherings!
This property has so much room for a large group that they never feel cramped! The owners have supplied everything that anyone may need while they are staying at The Ark from kitchen utensils to any of the outdoor space activities to books and board games. Those seeking to host a large corporate retreat, church retreat, family gathering, or wedding would be well served by this property.
The home is super incredible with great fashion taste. There was not a single chair, recliner, etc. that was uncomfortable. There is a sense of style and luxury at every turn. The in-home theater was exquisite and enjoyable. The kitchen had everything you needed to cook up your favorite meal. We had a lot of fun in the great room watching football and playing billiards and ping pong. What a great weekend. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a great place to have a family reunion or any other large event.
This is our second time holding our ladies retreat at The Ark at Lake Lanier and we loved it! I have three words to describe our experience, Beautiful, Cozy and Peaceful. We're looking forward to our next retreat there.
My family of 20 stayed at The Ark over New Years. We had a total of 20 people (13 adults and 7 children) ages 85 to 5 and two dogs. We had an absolute fantastic time. This place is big, but it doesn't seem too big. If you all want to sit together or eat together, you can. But if you want to be apart, you can do that too. The house is well equipped with everything you need from the kitchen to the bathroom.
The wifi is good throughout the property and every TV has Netflix access. There is also a Sonos system you can easily hook your phone to and play your favorite playlists all over the property.
The grounds have plenty to do for all ages....including an 8 on 8 game of kickball, a 12 man game of horse and an epic Gaga ball tournament. The outdoor fire pit provided a great place to sit and visit and put off enough heat to beat back the 25 degree air. There was plenty of firewood and they brought more when we thought we were going to run out. A few of the brave kids even got in the hot tub.
With a few kids in laps, we were able to all sit and watch football and a couple movies in the theater and by adding one of the provided folding tables to the table for 22, we were all able to sit and eat each meal together.
There were very few issues, but what minor ones we had, we called and they were promptly handled, even on New Years Eve at night.
We didn't do any of the water activities provided because of the time of year, but could see everything there was to offer and it was a lot. There is also a game storage room outside that has every kind of lawn game and ball you can imagine.
If you have a large family and want a great getaway where you can all be together and also have some space when you need it, this place is for you. The price was well worth it.
I was at the Ark in December for a retreat, and I had the most amazing time! The place is so very spacious and meticulously decorated. The bed was comfortable, and the movie theater was a wonderful bonus! It's situated directly on the lake and has a wonderful two-story dock that you can relax on and enjoy some quiet time or hang out with other people. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone! I was even able to spend a bit of time with the owners, and they are the nicest, friendliest people you'll ever meet. I really don't see how my experience could've been any better!