Initially purchased by the Smith family in the 1830s for $0.50 per acre, owners Neil and Trish Leichty restored the Butts Mill Farm's historic mill and transformed the land into a priceless trove of amusement and activities for all ages. The Discovery Zone houses hamster-approved brightly colored tubes and slides, and Noah's Ark and Western-themed playgrounds add dramatic backdrops to games of tag and re-creations of scenes from Dances with Wolves. Kids can plop down to rest atop an amiable pony for a gentle ride and meet mammalian farm denizens at the petting zoo. Across the river spanned by a covered bridge, a mini-golf course pits putters against one another to engage in a little friendly competition and wagers over first-borns.
The licensed massage therapists at Refresh and Restore have worked their therapeutic magic on triathletes and Olympians, but their primary focus is on everyday people suffering from chronic tension. Knotted muscles slacken under flowing Swedish strokes and indulgent add-ons such as hot stones and essential oils. Guests can also solicit a massage therapist for a specialty couples massage, ideal for married couples on an anniversary or superheroes and villains seeking to let bygones by bygones.