Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Schedule at The Inn



Actually, it's not quite over yet, and here are the remaining opportunities 
to stay at Colonial Pines in 2014:

Christmas Parade Weekend - Fri & Sat Dec 5 & 6
After Christmas - Sat Dec 27 through Sat Jan 3

is ALWAYS open and is a cozy, warm, convenient winter rental.  
Enjoy a stone fireplace, hike up Sunset Rocks, explore 
the winter beauty of Highlands Nature Center, and
get a special off-season rate.

Call for Reservations:  (828) 526-2060
Or email

541 Hickory St
Highlands NC 28741

Donna & Chris Alley
Innkeepers Since 1984
We love being your hosts!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hummingbird Special

Thanks so much to Nanci Adler who snapped this gorgeous and hard-to-get photo of a lovely little female hummingbird visiting the Moon Feeder on our porch!  The tiny birds are on a feeding frenzy right now before they fly South to avoid the coming cool weather.  Nights are now in the 40s and it hasn't been raining nearly as much as the forecast says, so check the special (below) and come on up!!

The hand-blown glass and copper feeder shown above is for sale in our gift shop along with other variations of Parasol's recycled hand-blown "Mini-Blossom" glass feeders which can hang from a beautiful curved hook or rest on a stake put directly into the ground or into a flower pot.

Stay with us soon for a last look at our little friends zooming from feeder to feeder and take advantage of this Last Minute Hummingbird Special:

20% Off 2014 Weekly Rates (Seven Nights) at
Miss Rebecca's Cottage or
The Guest House Apartment
Excluding Thanksgiving & Christmas Weeks

541 Hickory St
Highlands NC 28741
(828) 526-2060
Donna & Chris Alley, Innkeepers Since 1984

Monday, March 3, 2014

Not a Moment to be Bored!!

Aside from Highlands' famous hiking, shopping, and dining, take a look at the following amazing list of special events offered year-round for your pleasure.  Click on the links for complete details and SCROLL DOWN FOR A SPECIAL for week of SEPTEMBER 5.

 Highlands Playhouse (one-quarter mile from the Inn) offers first-run movies Thursday through Sunday on a new 35-foot movie screen with Dolby Surround. First Run movies are on the schedule, so click the link above to see what's playing now. They also sell popcorn, candy, soft drinks and wine!!  Their 75th (can you believe it!) Live Theater Season was a huge success and there are some off-season offerings as well.

The Bascom Arts Center (one mile from the Inn) has put Highlands on the map in the art world, and offers a vibrant year-round selection of week-end and week-long adult classes in pottery, painting, and photography for all levels. They also hold wonderful community events such as  Barn Dances and Raku-Firings. There is ALWAYS something to do at The Bascom, so check it all out on their website. Both professional and amateur artists find Colonial Pines Inn a reasonably-priced, and conveniently-located choice for accommodations while studying at The Bascom.

The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center (half a block from the Inn) offers great off-season entertainment such as Metropolitan Opera Performances in HD and live concerts by country, bluegrass, retro-rock, and Broadway artists. The PAC, as we call it, is also home to The Highlands-Cashiers Community Players offering "Mama Won't Fly" in May & June; and The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival opens their 33rd season of top-quality professional chamber music concerts in June, July, & August. Don't miss this incredible talent!

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce maintains a Calendar of Events organized by dates to make things easier for you.  They sponsor the annual CHILI COOK-OFF in March, a toe-tapping evening for residents and visitors alike featuring live music, dancing, chili, salsa, cornbread, wine & beer for only $20 per person!! They also sponsor two free music gatherings for all to enjoy June through August: FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE and SATURDAY IN THE PARK.

The Laurel Magazine is a beautifully printed monthly magazine about Highlands featuring news, stories, events, dining & shopping. It's another good source for finding out what's going on and you can look at it online at the above link. You will also want to pick up a free hard copy to take home when you're in town.

The Center for Life Enrichment with the motto "The Curious Mind Knows No Bounds," offers valuable adult continuing education classes since 1992 in the Peggy Crosby Center (3/4 mile from the Inn).

 Who knew there was so much to do in Highlands!! When we first became Innkeepers in 1984, there were only a few Summer happenings.  My how times have changed. At this writing, there are events yet to be scheduled, so please click the links above for more current details. 
 And if relaxing in a  rocking chair, sipping tea, and breathing cool mountain air is more your style than throwing pots at The Bascom (see photo), we offer that right here at Colonial Pines!!


is open for 2014 and we hope you will be our guests!

Sep 5 - Sep 12: stay at least THREE NIGHTS and receive
at Miss Rebecca's Cottage

Donna & Chris Alley, Innkeepers Since 1984
828.526.2060 or 866.526-2060 Toll-Free