November at a Glance
Only four weeks out from Thanksgiving, we fully expect a sell-out. So make your guestroom, RV, or campsite reservation immediately for a minimum 3-night holiday stay. Check out our online calendar of events to see the entire month of November at a glance!
Eagle Eye Observatory
(photo on the left by Richard Acosta. Photo on the right shows the Full Moon occurrence on November 19th, partially eclipsed by the Earth as the shadow moves across the lunar surface, making it somewhat reddened)
Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, Eagle Eye Observatory’s one-hour sessions begin earlier in November. Book your session through Guest Services before you arrive, [email protected], or upon check-in. The program is now held Wednesday through Sunday, at 8 pm, 9 pm, or 10 pm. Private one-hour sessions are also available but must be booked a minimum of 1 week in advance.
The observatory is fascinating for adults and children. Jim Sheets, our resident astronomer, takes stargazing to a whole new level for beginners and enthusiasts. Read Jim’s monthly Astronomically Speaking column on our website. The November column (posted October 31) tells you what to look for, including winter constellations, meteor showers, and prominent planets.
Guests are also welcome to bring a telescope and set it up on one of our 31 viewing stations surrounding the observatory. Each station includes an elevated platform and electricity.
Guided Nature Walks – Native American Traditions
Noted Highland Lakes Master Gardener, Willard Horn, will lead a themed Canyon of the Eagles nature walk focusing on the three Native American Indians tribes who lived in the area and how they used native plants and animals. What native edibles sustained them, and how did they incorporate local plants for medical purposes to improve their wellbeing and health? In addition, we will see artifacts from Willard’s private collection! November guided walks will be held on Saturday, November 6 at 3 pm, Sunday, November 14 at 9 am, Sunday, November 21 at 9 am, and Friday, November 26 at 3 pm.
We are offering a rather grown-up, but still kid-friendly, craft on Saturday, November 6 and 13 at 1:30 pm. Together, we will make a tiered decoration for your doorway to welcome you home. With burlap, silk, wood, and paper leaves in an assortment of colors and styles, you may craft a one-of-a-kind creation you will enjoy for years to come. The nominal $6 fee includes all art supplies and fun. You supply the creativity.
Go on a Photo Safari
(L to R, Osprey by Charles Anderson, Fox by Sylvia Flannery, Sunset by Leroy Cervantes, fall flowers with moths by Leroy Cervantes)
Do you love to take photos of sunrises and sunsets, landscapes, birds, plants, and animals? Then let the 940-acres at Canyon of the Eagles be your muse. Taken with your fancy camera like the first two photos, or on your cell phone like the last two images, capturing a moment is magical.
What’s your social game; Insta, FB, TW, Pinterest?
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Music, Football & Cocktails
(Left to right, Pauline Reese, Natalie Rose, David Horner)
Book your stay and enjoy our outdoor music series. November’s Saturday night lineup includes; Pauline Reese on November 6, Natalie Rose on November 13, and David Horner on November 20. The Eagles Nest Lounge is open on Friday and Saturday afternoon for watching football (and other sports) on a big screen TV and stays open through the evening for live music. Order a craft beer, bottle of wine, or handcrafted cocktail and something to eat from the Eagles Nest Lounge menu.
Wintertime means wearing your favorite sweater, snuggling in front of the fire, a cup of hot cocoa, comfort food, and a bottle of wine. Surprise your sweetheart and book a romantic Canyon of the Eagles getaway, and don’t forget to schedule a couples massage during your stay.