Get a glimpse of what a typical day could look like at Longleaf Plantation. The following schedule gives you an idea of what to expect during hunting season. No matter the season, the activities and amenities at Longleaf Plantation are sure to entertain. Your complete satisfaction with every aspect of your stay at Longleaf is our first priority. Each stay is fully customizable so let our team know how we can best serve yours.
Bring on the morning
Every morning, Longleaf Plantation’s Hunt Coordinator visits each lodge to prepare a fire in the fireplace and to brew fresh coffee for our guests rising to enjoy the day of anticipated events. There are countless places around Longleaf to peacefully watch the morning come to life. If you choose, you may also enjoy a workout in our Executive Fitness workout facility to start the day.
Breakfast is served
Breakfast is served in the main dining room. Once our guests are seated, they are greeted with a piping hot basket of homemade biscuits and a breakfast meat platter of sausage, bacon, and country ham. The main breakfast meal is then ordered. Our guests can choose between eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, grits, oatmeal, fresh fruit, cold cereal, toast, as well as a variety of homemade jams and jellies.
Prepare for the hunt
This is time for our guests to prepare for the morning hunt. You may need to check emails, make phone calls, enjoy some morning fishing, or warm-up with a few rounds of trap and skeet. If you need any additional hunting attire, you can head over to check out our apparel lines in our gift shop. The guide assigned to you will greet you and your shooting partner at the Powder House and lead you to your designated hunting course to enjoy the morning hunt.
With the day’s morning excursion underway, you and your shooting partner will hunt behind two braces of professionally trained hunting dogs keen on chasing plenty of Bobwhite Quail, Ringed Neck Pheasants, and Chuckar from the brush.
Five-star Southern Lunch
Following the morning hunt, your group will be treated to a delicious lunch of Five Star Southern Cuisine offered from the Longleaf kitchen.
A Time to Rest
This time is allotted for our guests to return telephone calls that they may have missed during the morning hunt, respond to e-mails, fish, shoot trap and skeet, or simply relax with an afternoon nap.
Most of our guests choose to change shooting partners for the afternoon hunt, although you may choose to stay with the same shooting partner from the morning hunt. Either way, you will enjoy a different hunting course and possibly a different guide for the afternoon hunt.
A Time to Socialize
Cocktails and conversation will rule during this time. Reliving the events of the day in front of the fireplace in your lodge or by the fire pit overlooking the main grounds is always a special time. At your discretion, hors d’ouvres will be served for your group’s enjoyment.
A Dinner to Remember
Dinner – this is truly a time to enjoy your labors of the day. Whatever the menu is for the evening, this is a much anticipated time for all of our guests. A good bottle of wine, a delicious meal, good conversation, a tasty dessert, and an after dinner cigar… could there be a better way to end a day with close friends and associates?
By this time of the day, most of our guests are looking for a comfortable chair in front of the fireplace to enjoy before retiring for the evening. However, should you be looking for more excitement for the evening, our billiard room may be the place for you. You may also want to work on a particular shot on the trap range that gave you trouble during the day’s hunts, or enjoy a competitive game of cards before calling it a day. Whatever you choose, you won’t find a more perfect setting to enjoy what will surely be a memorable day!