February 5, 2015 Written by

The Park on Main®. In Highlands, North Carolina. In the springtime.

When you’re “above it all,” what more could you ask for?

This is the right time, the right place, to make dreams of leisure and recreation come alive.

Brutal winter is fading into spring, and nature’s beauty begins to unfold into animated spreads of color and life. Come witness for yourself the soft elegance and delicate serenity of the Tar Heel State – at its natural best.

This is the finest of the genteel South: Georgia and South Carolina gaze from the south at North Carolina’s Highlands, Tennessee looks on from the west, Virginia is north and the Atlantic Ocean laps the state’s coastline to the east. Daytime spring temperatures hover lazily in the 60s with night times dipping into the 40s. Could you find better weather elsewhere? Not a chance.

Paradise awaits. In the spring. At The Park on Main®, a 24-suite luxury hotel with an upscale-rustic theme. In Highlands.

Book your accommodations today and prepare to enjoy the offerings of the Old North State.

Upcoming Events in Highlands, N.C.

Join in the Easter egg hunt!

  • Are you looking for mystery and intrigue? The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands is presenting “Murder Not Prohibited” at its dinner theater Feb. 19-March 1.
  • How about some culture? Some sophistication? The arts center is hosting the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Romeo and Juliet on March 8.
  • You’re in the South, which is renowned for its cooking – and its festivals. How about the Highlands Annual Chili Cook-Off March 14 at the city’s Community Building? Besides music and dancing, the event – 6:30-9:30 p.m. – will offer visitors chili (obviously), salsa and cornbread. Event organizers are also interested in chili aficionados who may want to compete. Call 828-526-2112 for information. Prizes include Most Unique Chili, Most Traditional and the Hottest.
  • The Highlands Recreation Park and Civic Center will host a community Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. April 4. The next day most Highlands restaurants will offer Easter Brunch.
  • The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center will host Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Ivan the Terrible on April19.
  • For those outdoors folks, the city will hold the Three Rivers Fly Fishing Tournament from April 30 to May 2.

While The Park on Main® opened its doors for business in June 2014, Highlands has been no secret for those in the know – especially in the spring. Visitors have been making the trek to one of the highest towns east of the Mississippi River for more than a century. The city has an elevation of 4,118 feet. This is North American rain forest – with a gentle touch of spring.

The Nantahala National Forest is a short and easy excursion from Highlands, which is known for its fine restaurants, cultural events and arts-focused atmosphere. Downtown is decked with galleries, antique shops and upscale boutiques. Five Highlands restaurants received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

With Highlands’ temperate weather, you can leave your suite at The Park on Main®, take a walking tour (either the three-block or the 20-block version) on the Highlands Heritage Trail and see 51 historic spots along the way.

Visit the Dry Falls!

Perusing Highlands history is fine and dandy, but how about the waterfalls? You can walk to Dry Falls, hike to Glen Falls or drive behind Bridal Veil Falls. You can also see Cullasaja Falls from the Mountain Waters Scenic Highway. For more information, visit www.romanticasheville.com/whiteside_mountain.htm.

Ya’ll come visit us this spring. We hope you make The Park on Main® your home for a few days and nights. We’ve got it all: color, festivals, arts, entertainment and restaurants. Let us know how we can be of service to you by following us on social media channels. Want to share this article? We’ve got the tweet ready for you.

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About The Park on Main

The Park on Main hotel is located in the quaint village of Highlands, North Carolina, a picturesque mountain retreat nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A boutique style hotel, the Park on Main offers 24 luxury suites, each facing an exquisitely landscaped central park-like garden terrace.

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