Kentucky Derby Party Auction
Get a preview of the main items at our Derby Party event:
a day at the races, a night at the creek
Christmas at the Biltmore House
Why travel to the North Pole for Christmas cheer when you could head to North Carolina and America’s largest home—the palatial Biltmore house and grounds. The Biltmore House is resplendent with over 55 hand-decorated trees including a 35’ Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall, thousands of poinsettias, miles of garlands and lights and too many wreaths and seasonal plants to count.
Your 3-night reservation for two in the Inn are for December 12 – 15, 2019 and it includes breakfast daily and a tour of the Biltmore House. Be prepared for a truly magical experience!
Savor a New England autumn or winter week in Kennebunkport, Maine in a stunning 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathbeachfront home. One of Maine’s most beautiful waterfront towns, it offers quaint galleries and shops, whale watching excursions, sightseeing tours (and yes, that might be a member of the Bush family tucking into a lobster at the table next to you!) Come in December and feel like you’re walking through a Christmas card! Available mid-October 2019 – March 2020.
Best of the Lowcountry – Marine Expedition and Dinner for 10
Even lifelong locals will discover something new and fascinating on this 2-hour exploration of salt marsh estuaries of the Lowcountry. Captain Amber Kuehn will take 10 of you on her boat, the Spartina, and introduce you to plants and creatures of the marsh. While the sights are beautiful, this is a scientific expedition rather than a sight-seeing tour. Afterwards, head over to the world-famous Hudson’s Seafood House on the docks for a Shell Ring Oyster Roast featuring local specialties. Available September 2019 – March 2020.
Colorado Cabin Adventure
If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a rustic, yet comfortable, log cabin then this 5-night vacation with Colorado Cabin Adventures at Grand Lake is for you. Located on 5 acres along the North Fork of the Colorado River, a 2-hour drive from the Denver Airport and just 3 miles from the historic town of Grand River, Colorado Cabin Adventures features a cluster of newly-renovated cabins. You’re just a 3-minute walk to Shadow Mountain Lake, Pine Beach Park and the Arapaho National Forest.
Family trip? Choose River Run, the largest cabin with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths that comfortably sleeps 8 (6 adults max.). Two bedrooms feature queen beds and the third has full-size bunk beds.
Vacationing with another couple? Opt for Moose Crossing and Paintbrush, two 1-bedroom, 1-bath cozy cabins, each with a queen bed in the bedroom and a futon or fold-out sofa in the living room. Sleeps 2 to 4.
Buck’s County 200-year-old Mill House
Mill House, your retreat in Buck’s County, is just 75 miles from New York and only 25 miles from Philadelphia. Built in 1789 as a working mill and converted last century, this exquisitely decorated home is situated on 5 acres of lush gardens, manicured lawn and leafy woodland and features a two-story living room, 2 open fireplaces and a brand-new chef’s kitchen. This restful property has 2 double bedrooms, accompanied by 2 bathrooms as well as a 4thfloor attic room with 2 twin beds. A wonderful break from the Lowcountry heat, there are no seasonal restrictions! Dates are subject to availability.
Escape to Charleston for 2 Nights
Billed as “Charleston’s most intimate waterfront retreat,” the charming HarbourView Inn overlooks the waterfront park to the historic Charleston Harbor. Start your day with breakfast delivered to your water view room, then take your included carriage ride down cobblestone streets lined with moss-draped oaks and towering magnolias. Borrow a bike for a ride along the waterfront and enjoy your included harbor cruise. The HarbourView Inn is designed to make you feel right at home with warm hospitality that will have you returning again and again. A foodie’s paradise! Second honeymoon??
Harbourtown Vacation Villa in Sea Pines Resort
A dream vacation on America’s favorite island! You’re in the center of the fun in this gorgeous 4-bedroom, 4-bath villa in the shadow of the famous lighthouse with sweeping waterfront views of the Calibogue Sound and the Harbourtown Pier. Hop a complimentary trolley to the Sea Pines Beach Club, Sea Pines Center for shopping and dining or South Beach Village. Included is a round of golf for 2 at Heron Point, designed by Pete Dye with recent modifications to make the course more player-friendly. One of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” and South Carolina’s 2015 Golf Course of the Year, this is a round you’ll always remember.
Luxury Yacht Cruise for 10 People
Imagine 10 of you cruising the waters around Hilton Head on the Lauren Nicole, a gorgeous 52’ yacht enjoying a catered box lunch or hors d’oeuvres with beer and wine on the high bridge as a pod of dolphins race alongside. Life doesn’t get much sweeter than this!
Host a 5-Course French Dinner for 6 in Your Home
Oh la la! What could be more fun than throwing a gourmet dinner party where you don’t have to do so much as turn on the oven? Start off with a consultation with your chef at the French Bakery where you’ll plan your 5-course menu and choose wines over a complimentary breakfast or lunch. Then send out invitations to your favorite dinner guests. On the day of your party, your only task will be setting the table and choosing your finery as The French Bakery completely takes over. Truly you’ll be treated like a VIP guest in your own home! Bon appetite! Excludes holidays.
Go Whole Hog with a Down Home Pig Pull for up to 100 People
Charles Sampson is well-known for his fabulous “pig pulls,” a veritable feast of finger-lickin’ local dishes. Start off with kicked up fried pickles. Then load up your plate with fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-the-mouth slow-cooked pulled pork, collard greens, baked beans, fried turkey and hoppin’ John for a true taste of the South in your mouth. Save room for a heaping serving of Slap Yo’ Mama peach cobbler. Wash it all down with beer, wine and the brown house wine of the Carolinas—gallons of Sweet Tea!
In appreciation for your generous support of Heroes on Horseback, our volunteers and members of the Board are delighted to be your servers for the evening, including set-up and clean-up. Not available on holidays.
Stolpman Vineyards Estate Grown Syrah
Gather your wine aficionado friends for a 6-year vertical tasting. Pair an appropriate hors d’oeuvre to accompany each year and challenge yourselves to decipher between the fresh nose with bright cranberry and tangerine notes of the 2013 and the 2017 where gushing boysenberry juice seeps through the finish. Taste them in order or taste them blind and try your hand at identifying each based on the accompanying technical and tasting notes. Is there a sommelier in the house?