Colonial Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast
Sweets & Treats from Colonial Pines Inn 4 Oct 2013, 12:02 pm
(Scroll Down for a Last Minute Special!)
Sadly, our little postcard cookbook is no longer available, so...
melt-in-your mouth treats enjoyed with a cup of Earl Grey Tea
Fall day like today. Wish you were here!!
MENTION THIS BLOG FOR A LAST MINUTE SPECIAL:
New Reservations Only
Sun/Mon/Tues Nov 24/25/26
SECOND NIGHT HALF PRICE!!!
(Bargain Basement excluded)
Stone & Steel 29 Jun 2013, 11:04 amSometimes, the best decisions in life take a while. We have wanted to add stonework and an iron railing to our front entrance since 1984 when we first asked the Barnes family (local stonemasons) for an estimate. Other projects took priority but finally, in this our 30th year as innkeepers (after numerous discussions on design, logistics, and budgeting), we have just completed the job. And guess who our stonemasons were? That's right - the next generation of the Barnes family!!
your THIRD NIGHT HALF PRICE or your FOURTH NIGHT FREE.
(The Bargain Basement, always $90, is excluded from this deal)
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme 17 Apr 2013, 8:42 am
Spring has arrived and allowed us to plant a new herb garden.
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL THROUGH JUNE 20:
MENTION THIS BLOG and get your
Second Night for Half Price!
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
Arrive Monday and stay Thursday FREE!
Call for quotes on longer stays.
sawhorses out of pressure-treated lumber
and salad greens, and - voila! - the perfect little herb garden
Winter White, Spring Specials 7 Mar 2013, 9:38 am
We haven't, either - but a guest recently captured this photo
of the rare White Squirrel (not an albino) between here and Brevard.
How lovely it would be to see one on a
beautiful snowy day like we've had lately.
Join us for a chance to see all things white and enjoy
these Late Winter/Early Spring Specials:
(Miss Rebecca's Cottage included)
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
Arrive on MONDAY
and stay THURSDAY night FREE!
(excluding July & October)
"Social Security" in Highlands 16 Feb 2013, 6:14 pm
JOIN US WEEKENDS THROUGH APRIL 15
FOR SECOND NIGHT HALF PRICE
and enjoy great off-season entertainment in Highlands!
The Highlands Cashiers Players present
6:30-9:30 Saturday March 9
Live Music & Dancing, Chili, Salsa, Cornbread
Beer & Wine $20/person all inclusive
Highlands Conference Center - Two Blocks From the Inn
ENTER YOUR GOURMET CREATIONS OR
JUST COME & HAVE FUN!!
Details at www.highlandschamber.org
Passion Flowers for Our Valentines 9 Jan 2013, 9:40 am
A Happy 2013 to YOU!!! 2 Jan 2013, 10:26 am
Miss Rebecca's Cottage is always open and ready for your wintertime visit! Enjoy a third night at half price for Valentine's Weekend, and please check out our other 2013 SPECIALS.
Chris & I both want to extend a personal THANK YOU to every single one of our fantastic guests who made it a come-back season in 2012! You were perfect guests - considerate, funny, kind, sweet, entertaining, helpful, and sometimes delightfully opinionated! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Colonial Pines and found us to be polite and professional Innkeepers. Yes, we were ready for a break by the end of October, but we loved every minute of it and we are honored to have been your hosts since 1984. We will be open and ready on
FEBRUARY 14 to do it all over again for our
To visit before Feb 14, check out
Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free) 11 Nov 2012, 8:52 am
This five-layer recipe featuring chocolate, maple syrup,
toffee bits and cream cheese has AMAZING FLAVOR
and is a BIG HIT with our family and our guests
for the holidays!! Each layer is easy to make and
in a 9X13 pan, it cuts into (24) 2-inch squares.
For the Crust
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
Press into the bottom of a greased 9X13 pan
and bake @350 10 minutes, then cool.
For the Chocolate Layer
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
Microwave about one minute,
stirring halfway through.
Pour over cooled crust.
3 Tbsp toffee bits
Chill until set, about 30 minutes.
For the Pumpkin Layer
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup real maple syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
29 oz can pumpkin
1 1/2 cups half & half
(or evaporated milk)
Mix well & pour over chocolate layer.
Baked @350 about 80 - 90 minutes
or until set.
For the Cream Cheese Layer
Beat until smooth:
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
Spread evenly over chilled pie.
For the Whipped Cream Layer
Beat until foamy:
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
Add & beat until soft peaks form:
1/2 cup maple syrup
Spread or pipe over pie just before serving.
Bon Appetit and Happy Holidays!!
Here's a HOLIDAY DEAL for YOU:
Dec 6 - Dec 9
Dec 27 - Jan 1,
and take these discounts:
for these available dates:
(The Guest House Apartment is closed until Spring)
A Family Heirloom Finds a New Home 2 Oct 2012, 7:30 pm
Goodbye Hummingbird Specials 2 Aug 2012, 2:31 pm
THROUGH OCTOBER 4:
Arrive Monday or Tuesday and your
Second Night is HALF PRICE!
Arrive Monday and receive Thursday night FREE!
New reservations only.
Does not apply to the Bargain Basement.
August & September are the best months for viewing hummingbirds in Highlands! The babies are hatching and there are families of the cute little creatures buzzing all over the porch where we have added seven new feeders to see if that would attract more hummers. Well, it did and they also buzz red hats, shirts, or lipstick! They'll be with us until mid-September or beyond when they begin their fantastic journey south. This great photo was taken last year by one of our guests.
Our feeders, like the one above, are from PARASOL and are made from recycled glass. They come in many designs and beautiful colors. This one is called "Camelot." We have a few of these (and a couple of other designs) to sell, but we don't ship. You'll have to come to the Inn to make a purchase. The best idea is to be our guest and spend some "porch time" where you can see them in action!