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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Old Edwards Inn and Spa sits atop the beautiful southwest plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The acclaimed European style resort fills several blocks filled with amenities, music, dining venues and individually appointed guestrooms, suites and cottages. Meals at the onsite restaurants are sourced from resorts farms and gardens. Spanning four beautifully landscaped blocks in downtown Highlands, the resort is in the heart of a walking mountain town filled with restaurants, live and performing arts, boutique shopping and pristine outdoor recreation on the fun and scenic Southwest Plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shops
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
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Jim P wrote a review Nov 2022
Old Edwards Inn & Spa is my favorite getaway for total relaxation & VIP treatment in a beautiful, low-key, unpretentious environment...The Falls Cottages are among the most luxurious, understated, comfortable accommodations I've ever experienced, & I've visited some of the nicest 4-5 star hotels & resorts all over the world. Along with the amazing, friendly, totally professional staff, restaurants, spa, gym, & exceptional ambience... It's close to perfect! I will come here every year for the rest of my life!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 days ago
What can we say, jimpU7310WH but thank you for such a wonderful review. Our staff are second-to-none and they want to ensure that our guests have all expectations exceeded. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming back.
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Ken H wrote a review Nov 2022
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This place is magical, from the time you check in to the time you check out while planning your next stay. All rooms are warm and inviting but the more you stay the more you'll find your favorite. It doesn't matter what time of year you go the town is full of things to do or do nothing but decompress with top quality and service.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you, S9806EGkenh for taking the time to leave your review. Your experience is how we hope every guest feels when staying with us.
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dpowell2017 wrote a review Nov 2022
Atlanta, Georgia5 contributions
This the best and most secure hotel in Highlands, NC. The service is first rate. They have a fantastic chef who makes local dishes. The rooms are well appointed. The staff goes out of their way to make you comfortable.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
dpowell2017, farm-to-table is very important to us, and our chef is wonderful as indeed are all of our staff. We thank you for your review.
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DeeAnn M wrote a review Nov 2022
Greenville, South Carolina768 contributions426 helpful votes
We just returned from a short two-night stay for our first visit to Old Edwards. I wish we could have stayed longer. This outstanding hotel is top notch in every way. The decorative and romantic rooms are lovely, and the grounds are truly beautiful. We had an adorable cottage room and enjoyed our fireplace on the cool fall nights. Our bathroom had a great free-standing tub, huge marble shower plus heated floor throughout. Each room feels privately secluded to allow for a relaxing and peaceful stay. It is hard describing this place as the hotel takes up a few city blocks of the main village area of Highlands. Most buildings are spread out yet close enough that you can walk to the spa, workout facilities, restaurants etc. Car parking is available in numerous lots depending on the location of your room. The staff here excels at customer service in all areas. The Madison Restaurant and Wine Garden Cafe serve excellent meals and the servers here will go over and beyond. Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about Old Edwards Inn. The location is ideal as you can stroll the village and shop, enjoy the delightful jacuzzi tubs or take a short drive to local hiking trails or golf. This is a wonderful getaway spot, and we will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
DeeAnn M, we are delighted that your first stay with us was everything you hoped it would be. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and appreciate you taking the time to leave your review.
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skiime wrote a review Nov 2022
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Had a wonderful getaway weekend at OEI. In this day of a scarcity of workers and bad service, we found the exact opposite. The staff was extremely welcoming and the level of hospitality was...what I would expect, but what I expect is amazing, and they did not fail to deliver. Can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Our staff strive to exceed any expectations that our guests may have, skiime. Our aim is to ensure that your time with us is relaxing and enjoyable and that you leave looking forward to your next visit. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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bsembler wrote a review Nov 2022
Vero Beach, Florida39 contributions18 helpful votes
We recently spent three nights in the historic building. We had an outstanding stay. The hospitality and level of care shown by the staff was exceptional. We enjoyed our suite and our personal balcony overlooking the main shopping area. Cocktails in Hummingbird Lounge each night were festive and we met extremely nice people. It was such a lovely stay, we booked next year's visit before we departed. We even added one night to next year's trip. We can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you, bsembler, the Historic Inn is beautiful, and the Hummingbird Lounge is a wonderful way to spend an evening with a cocktail or two. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Michael P wrote a review Nov 2022
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We spent a few days at the Lodge to rest after our wedding and couldn’t be happier with the experience. SHELLIQUE greeted us on arrival and my bride was sick from the drive. (Very windy fyi!) shellique was so kind and helped us get comfortable. She and the rest of the staff in the Lodge 10/30-11/3 was absolutely incredible and invaluable to our experience. We also had amazing service from a male porter and we didn’t catch his name so hoping his manager will recognize him for us! They were honestly incredible. Spa is also next level.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
michaelpO2089RC, we appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We will pass on your comments to Shellique and also to management. Our staff truly believe that our guests should have the best experience and will make sure that happens. Our spa is indeed world-class, and we hope that from beginning to end, you and your bride enjoyed your stay with us.
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Stephanie B wrote a review Oct 2022
Tuscaloosa, Alabama16 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the Oak cottage room at the Lodge at Old Edwards. This was our first time in Highlands and I cannot believe we have missed out on this for so long. I cannot wait to book another getaway with my husband - Old Edwards is the absolute perfect spot to get some quality time. Highlights: - We liked the cottage feel that made it seem like we had our own little hideout. The landscaping around the entrance to our room was beautiful and just felt special coming and going. - I had read people raving about the heated floors and towel warmers but DUDE they are really that awesome. It's a thoughtful touch and something that really added to the overall experience. No more shivering getting out of the shower!! - Housekeeping was also fantastic - they were so good about working around our schedule. I've stayed at Fours Seasons where if you missed the morning round you were lucky to have them come back, but here it was no problem. - The staff in general was so kind and everyone had a pleasant attitude. I do not take that for granted, especially these days. Hospitality matters to these folks. - Madison's - we ate at the hotel restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast - great selection, great coffee. The one morning we had uncharacteristically slow service they comped our meal which was just truly incredible - again, hospitality matters. DINNER - OMG. First, they had Mouton Rothschild available *by the ounce* which if you are a #balleronabudget is the ticket. It's a wine I've always wanted to try and Madison's provided that opportunity!! That paired with their steak tartare - omg. Possibly one of the best bite/drink combos of my LIFE. Even if you aren't a wine fan, get the steak tartare. The flavor combination of the tartare and the briny capers and the crispy salty truffle potato chips is out of this world. - The Hummingbird Lounge - this place is great for cozying up with a book during the day and pretending you're in the Scottish Highlands (or Fraser's Ridge, iykyk). At night they open up the bar and it was our favorite place for a nightcap after going out to dinner. All in all, I can see us returning to this place for years and years to come. We are big fans of the Grand Hotel in Fairhope, AL and this is kind of a similar feel. Just a beautiful property with lots of history and service that makes you feel special.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
crimsontide85, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as you did. Our front of house and housekeeping staff will always ensure our guests enjoy every minute of their stay with us, and leave with wonderful memories. As you experienced, Madison’s has an extensive and impressive wine list, and a wonderful menu, and the Hummingbird Lounge is simply superb for a relaxing after dinner drink in a beautiful setting. Thank you for your review.
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Dennis wrote a review Oct 2022
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So refreshing compared to other places we’ve stayed in the area! Best service I’ve had at any resort I’ve been to. Madison’s has incredible food. Loved the Anniversary Package. Great spa experience. Ideal location.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 27 Oct 2022
DHD1234, we are delighted you enjoyed our Anniversary Package. We strive to provide the best experience possible for our guests and hope you will visit us again. Thank you for leaving your review.
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Taylor S wrote a review Oct 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina3 contributions2 helpful votes
Just spent our honeymoon in the Luxury Spa Suites and it did not disappoint! The room was beautiful and we enjoyed both the patio and fireplace in the suite. The spa was 5-stars, food was delicious, and service was top-notch. We will definitely return and cannot recommend OEI more! Area waterfalls and short hike to Sunset Rock are a MUST!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 17 Oct 2022
What a wonderful review, Taylor S, thank you for taking the time to leave it. Your honeymoon is like no other time, and we are delighted that your experience with us is one that you will remember. We look forward to welcoming you again when you come back to Highlands.
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US$313 - US$473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsHighlands
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Highland Excursion (0.2 km), Mountain Theatre Company at The Highlands Playhouse (0.1 km), and Highlands Wine Shoppe (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Paoletti, Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro, and Kilwins Highlands.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Old Edwards Inn and Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Highlands.
Are any cleaning services offered at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Old Edwards Inn and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sky Valley Overlook (13.4 km).