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Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina

Discover a charming town surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas, mesmerizing waterfalls and wooded forests in Highlands, North Carolina, home to the extraordinary destination resort Old Edwards Inn and Spa, a Preferred Boutique property, part of the Preferred Hotel Group. Here relaxation and serenity take many forms, from outdoor adventures including biking, hiking and horseback riding on nearby mountain trails, to the rivers and lakes offering canoeing, fly fishing and white water rafting. In town, stroll up and down Main Street and take in unique shopping, admiring the historic buildings. Or relish the elegant surroundings and superlative services of the inn itself, enjoying the European-inspired spa, decadent rooms and suites, gourmet dining, extensive terraced gardens, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. Perfect conditioning, warm southern hospitality and a memorable golfing experience all characterize the private Old Edwards Club located in Highlands Cove. Old Edwards Inn preserves a rich history while beautifully ushering in the future, exceeding guests' every expectation.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old Edwards Inn and Spa truly allows a unique experience, leaving your cares behind. Relax in the cozy ambiance of the Hummingbird Lounge and enjoy a welcoming libation. Guest rooms, suites and cottages provide a sumptuous retreat with period antiques, luxury amenities and Frette linens. Baths feature plush robes, rain showers and heated tile floors. Select suites offer private terraces with captivating rooftop views. Dining is always a special occasion at Madison's restaurant and the Wine Garden, where classically trained chefs create New Southern cuisine. The spa invites guests to retreat, indulge and stimulate the senses with treatments inspired by traditional techniques, and essential oils and remedies produced by local plants. Old Edwards Inn and Spa combines the very best of refined elegance with rustic charm, for unparalleled relaxation.

Location of Old Edwards Inn and Spa

Old Edwards Inn and Spa
445 Main St.
Highlands, North Carolina

Nearest Airport: AVL

Amenities for Old Edwards Inn and Spa

  • General Information
  • 95 Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Rooftop Bar
  • Cafe
  • Room Service
  • Spa Cuisine
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Wine Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • On-Site Car Rental
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Steam Room
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Mineral Baths
  • Culinary School
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Bathrobes
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Rain Showers
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Nature Walks
  • White Water River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wellness Programs
  • Golf
  • Business
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Reviews for Old Edwards Inn and Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fabulous, wonderful, place! I came to Old Edwards inn and Spa amd the Highlands for the first time with a girlfriend for a spa weekend! Every one of the staff were so warm, welcoming and professional! The staff really make a fabulous resort even more spectacular...... thank you! The property itself is beautiful and our room was in the lodge, which was perfect. The room was immaculate and soooo comfortable. We enjoyed a morning at the spa and the staff there were just as wonderful. Thank you so much for such a wonderful and relaxing stay!!

Atlanta_GALuv2travel - Atlanta, GA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Highlands, NC on a whim with no plan and ended up at Old Edwards Inn. It was an absolute dream, they treated us like we were royalty. The food was phenomenal, we ate dinner at The Log Cabin and had the best Halibut and Lamb shank. Breakfast was amazing at Madison’s. We had delicious pizza at the Market Fresh Cafe. Also go see Spoiled Rotten Boutique!!!!

Jennette R

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Are you a professional looking for a place that exceeds your expectations? Do you have limited time, and must make the most out of every minute... and you can't afford a mistake in choosing an over rated facility with a pompous attitude? Wow, do I have the place for you! I am in the hospitality business and really value my time off. This place knocked it right out of the ball park. The room was spotless, and remained that way throughout our five night stay. The kind and caring! My husband and I had to depart at 3:00 a.m. to catch a morning flight out of Atlanta, and, as requested, the staff brought up a wonderful hot pot of coffee, gathered our bags, loaded them up, started our car, and of course, turned the heater on! All with a smile! The Spa and it's facilities are on par the some of the nicest, if not the nicest that I have ever seen, including Vegas, and the Four Seasons in Turkey! The food at the restaurant was good, but, there are just as many great places to eat within walking distance of the facility. We actually ate many meals at a grocery store (The Mountain Grocery Store) which had a "whole foods" philosophy without the chain name. Every day, great farm to table specials, fresh baked goods, soups and salads , We liked the area so much, that we actually looked at property! A special shout out to Bruce at the Inn who without prompting, walked across the street and grabbed a real estate magazine and had it waiting for us upon our return...all with a smile and a great attitude. I am returning to work with a re-charged attitude, and a reminder to what hospitality and great service looks like!

Ann Marie E - St. John

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Old Edwards two years ago and decided to go again. It is still wonderful with lots of little touches to make it special. Our room rate included a room with a fireplace, and breakfast, lunch and dinner. And guests can use the spa even if they don't have a spa treatment scheduled. The Inn offers champagne, dove bars, chocolate chip cookies, at every turn. And because it was Valentine's weekend, there were roses given out, and rose petals on our bed and our table at Madison's. This is a relaxing place, just 2 hours north of Atlanta, and a pretty drive.

Vacationer2Maine - Atlanta, Georgia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never stayed at a hotel with better service. It is amazing how the service alone adds to the overall experience. It is the perfect place to unwind. The cuisine is also incredible. Overall I was very impressed.

gmG6018QZ - Atlanta, Georgia

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