At Primland, a new decade brings with it new opportunities—to escape from the everyday hustle, to step outside of our comfort zones, to create memories with the ones we love most. Here’s a glimpse at what 2021 has in store at Primland.*
What will be your opportunity to get away this year?
*All events are subject to change. For lodging guests only.
Primland Signature Event
Watercolors & Wine
April 10, July 3, August 28, October 17, and November 27
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Get creative and sip some of the best regional wine while learning the intricate techniques of watercolor. Local Mt. Airy artist Anna Culler will instruct guests on painting their own scenes that you can take home with you!
Reservations required | $60 per person Galaxy Ballroom
Cookies and Cocktails
APRIL 2 | 4-6 PM | Galaxy Ballroom
Enjoy cocktails while learning how to professionally decorate cookies for your Easter celebration. Take the cookies with you, or enjoy them right then and there!Reservations required | $50 per person
Make Your Own Walking Stick Hike
MAY 29 | 10:30 AM
Join Primland’s Naturalist, Tim Branham, for a hike and forage for your own walking stick. Concluding the hike, you’ll get the chance to decorate your walking stick at our workshop.Complimentary
Sunset Horseback Trail Ride
JULY 17 | 7:45 - 8:45pm (ride time); 8:45 - (s’mores)
Bring your own horse or ride one of ours as you watch the sun dip down beneath the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Trust us, you’ve never seen a sunset like this! Ride concludes with s’mores around an open fire.
*Riders must be 12 years of age or older. Helmets required. Proof of current Coggins Test is required.
Blue Ridge Wilderness & Survival Hike
AUGUST 7 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
This event will be led by Primland’s Naturalist, Tim Branham. You will be led on a journey to learn the many novice ways of wilderness survival in the Southern Appalachian Region of the Blue Ridge Mountains.Reservations required | $125 per person
Primland Spooky Trail
OCTOBER 23-31 | Time TBD
Venture out to Bootlegger’s Trail along to the Homestead in search of the ghosts who haunt this part of the woods. Hikers tell of a ghost that walks the woods and often rattles chains in the middle of the day. Some say the ghost even shows up in photos they’ve taken of the homestead. Other hikers claim they’ve heard footsteps in the woods around the area. You can still find the stone chimney and the family cemetery there today. Too scared to go alone? Take a hiking guide with you to guide you through the trail safely. 30-45 minutes.Reservations required | Complimentary
Holiday Wine and Wreath Workshop
NOVEMBER 27 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Celebrate the holidays during our Holiday Wine and Wreath workshop. You’ll learn how to create your own wreath using only natural items found around the Primland property, while enjoying a glass of wine from regional wineries.Reservations required | $60 per person | Maximum 9 guests
Ornaments from Nature to You
DECEMBER 11 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Bring home a piece of Primland with this ornament crafting workshop led by horticulturalist Brand Puckett. Using only natural items found on Primland property, you’ll learn how to create your own ornament that you can use to decorate your home for the holidays.Reservations required | $20 per person; children 12 and under complimentary | Maximum 9 guests
5-Star Gazing Primland
Primland’s altitude and the clarity of our night skies combine to offer an extraordinary opportunity to study stars, planets, and other celestial objects. Our Observatory is equipped with a Celestron CGE Pro 1400 telescope, which provides glimpses into the heavens that you simply cannot see anywhere else. The Observatory is an incredible experience year-round, but below are a few star-studded events worth visiting for this year.
March 20, 2021First day of spring in the northern hemisphere.
Full Moon, Supermoon
April 27, 2021Celebrate the full supermoon with us.
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 6-7, 2021
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has been observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7.