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When visiting The Umstead Hotel and Spa, be sure to browse our event calendar to learn what’s happening at our boutique hotel in Cary, North Carolina during your stay. 

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Nature Walk with Chris Rawls

Join us for a complimentary guided tour led by The Umstead’s Naturalist and Head Landscaper Chris Rawls. Stroll amongst the property’s towering trees framing its gardens and three-acre lake, featuring a restored stream, turtle nesting areas, butterfly garden and fountains that circulate the water for optimal plant and animal health. Learn about the array of native North Carolina plant life, vibrant flowers and ornamental shrubs that Chris has carefully cultivated and tended through the years.


Randi Solin "Sculpted By Nature: Glass Art as a Voice for Earth's Flora"

An Artist's Presentation and Reception

Randi Solin x The Umstead present "Sculpted by Nature: Glass art as a voice for Earth's Flora": An Artist's Presentation and Reception on Sunday, April 21st from 3-5pm. The creator of original blown glass sculptures inspired by nature, Randi uses glass like a contemporary abstract expressionist painter. She has been working in glass for over 30 years.

Her sculptures are collected by galleries, art consultants, interior design trade, public and private collections, and art collectors. Randi creates her signature glass artwork in her glassblowing arena located on the West River in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Our Gallery case will have an exhibit of this curated collection which will run from mid April to mid June, starting Saturday,  April 20th. All work can be purchased through our Gift Shop.


Salty Magazine Presents Herons x PRESS x Huniik Exclusive Chef Dinner

One night only! We are thrilled to announce that Herons will host the next SALTY Magazine dinner with guest chefs, Philip Tessier and Roberto Solis. On Monday, April 29, these dynamic chefs will join our very own Chef Steven Devereaux Greene, and all brought together by Salty Magazine's founder, Geeta Bansal. 

Call to Reserve: +1 919-447-4050


Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting

Discover Napa Valley

Napa Valley is April's topic for our continuing Uncorked series. Napa needs no introduction; the region has been world-famous for decades! Join our Umstead wine team on April 30h while they guide you through the voluptuous whites and reds from the United States' premier wine region.

Call to Reserve: +1 919-447-4050


Lynn Boggess "Progress"

Plein Air Painting Demonstration and Artist Reception

The Umstead Hotel & Spa is excited to welcome contemporary painter Lynn Boggess for his 6th exhibition in our Art Gallery, running May 1st through August 30th.  Best known for his dramatic textured landscapes, Boggess’ paintings have been a beloved part of the hotel’s permanent collection since opening in 2007. Taking inspiration from the property’s verdant surroundings, Boggess will have two plein air demonstrations while his works are in residence, as well as an Artist Reception.

Distance view of misty vineyard & mountains near Umstead Hotel and Spa


Peay Vineyards Micro Dinner

Discover Peay Vineyards with National Marketing Director Brooke Sabel while she leads a tasting through seven of Peay's top wines, paired perfectly with a 5-star Herons dinner. Peay has made a name for themselves, and rightfully so, making some of the most beautiful wines out of Sonoma on their stunning 53-acre property in the West Coast. Join us on April 23rd at 5:30pm for this unforgettable food and wine pairing event!

Call to Reserve: +1 919-447-4050
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Mother's Day Brunch

Join us this Sunday, May 12 for an elevated Mother’s Day brunch celebration. Make cherished memories with us, dining in our in-house Five Star Restaurant experience. Herons will feature an exquisitely-crafted four course menu with choice of entrée featuring dishes created and prepared by four-time James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Southeast, Executive Chef Steven Greene. 

Call to Reserve: +1 919-447-4050

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