We were finally able to escape for a quick weekend to the Half Mile Farm an Old Edwards Inn property, which you can read more about here. It's somewhat of a secret farm that you can't quite see from the road. But once you pull through the tight drive it opens up to the most lovely open property with gardens, a lake, and fireplaces at every turn. Upon arrival, I noticed that everything was upscale but so well executed and designed that you felt right at home. Tiny luxuries like cookies are available all day, s'mores kits, and blankets for sitting by the fire. It was all just very cozy. And I can only imagine the kinds of special touches they have throughout the other seasons.
Friday evening we joined others for a small happy social hour with Mary Martha Greene The Cheese Biscuit Queen before heading to one of our favorite dinner spots in the area, Four65. It's a Woodfire Bistro with just about everything made from scratch. The pastry chef came up with some amazing appetizers for us, and we of course got some pizzas. Dinner was capped it off with a dairy-free chocolate mousse and brownie. It was the perfect dinner.
On our full day there, we stopped by a few of the many waterfalls in the area. Our favorite is Dry Falls, but there are hiking and beautiful places to stroll all within minutes away. After a little time outdoors we strolled through the shops downtown and hit up the Bascom Art Center. We grabbed a small lunch and coffee at Calder's Coffee before heading back to sit by the fire with a good book.
That afternoon we had a fun cheese biscuit demo with Mary Martha Greene and got to hear her sweet stories while sharing some of her delicious recipes. It fit in perfectly with the southern charm and hospitality of the weekend. Couldn’t recommend this sweet mountain city or Half Mile Farm more.
Here are a few places to stop by or eat at while you are in Highlands:
Falls to See: