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Highland Lake Inn & Resort

86 Lily Pad Ln, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9507
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 6 hotels in Flat Rock
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
A Cherished Mountain Retreat with Hospitality You’ll Love. At Highland Lake Inn & Resort, we offer guests a wealth of amenities and options, all at an uncompromising value. There are no other hotels or resorts near Asheville, NC, quite like us—encompassing such a wide range of enticing amenities and accommodations. Poised atop 26 scenic acres on a private lake in the town of Flat Rock, NC in Western North Carolina, our goal is to deliver an authentic mountain experience that’s as vast and varied as these storied hills. Experience a resort that is rich in history, passionate about the environment and eager to deliver warm hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Game room
Tennis court
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kate A wrote a review 19 Oct
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The Highland Lake Inn and Resort was incredible. They hosted my family and friends during my wedding weekend at Camp TonAWandah down the road. My guests were so happy. We had a really great rehearsal dinner at Seasons on Thursday night. The staff was friendly, helpful, and so on point. All of our guests loved their cottages and cabins and rooms. Everyone loved breakfast in the morning. It was a stunning location with a very wonderful staff. As a bride, I had communication with Kimbrell and Aminat for many months. They were so kind and supportive and wonderful. So grateful to the Highland Lake Inn and Resort !!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
KathleenS wrote a review 12 Oct
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Our quick pivot to this previously unknown destination lifted us out of the blues due to Southwest cancelling our flight to NYC. Gorgeous scenery in cozy, casual cottages - Highland is abundantly charming. Seasons restaurant gave us a comfy stool at the bar since we’d had no time to make a reservation and a succulent ribeye was served by De Anne - a really neat lady that gave us the scoop on local sites to explore! Beauty spot well worth the drive.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ruth T wrote a review Sep 2021
Springboro, United States39 contributions27 helpful votes
Highland Lake Inn is a timeless place to unwind and recharge. Reminiscent of summer camp, but with all the amenities. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast buffet at Seasons on site is hearty and tasty. And you can’t beat the location. Definitely a place to visit again and again!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kimberly McCall, General Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving us a review, and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed all that we have to offer! We look forward to seeing you for another visit!
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Kristen B wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the second year our family has come her for our annual family reunion. We stay in the main lodge but there are many other smaller cottages around the area. The grounds are beautiful with a lily pad studded lake in the middle. There are many activities on the grounds themselves - badminton, volley ball, swimming in the lake or pool, bicycling and paddle boating to name a few. I most enjoyed hiking on the grounds and at the parks nearby. The highlight being to hike down to feed the goats. The Inn provides a wonderful breakfast each morning that is complimentary with the room. You may also dine in their restaurant for lunch and dinner. I really enjoyed exploring the charming town of Flat Rock and then many surrounding towns. I'm really looking forward to returning next year.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Kimberly McCall, General Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort
Responded 20 Aug 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review of another wonderful reunion here with us! We look forward to hosting many more, and we will see you next summer!
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gettinlate wrote a review Aug 2021
Port Saint Lucie, Florida11 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the lodge for 3 nights. The room was nice, though the walls were paper thin. We could hear the conversations of the guests in the next room, as I'm sure they could hear ours. The exterior needs some pressure washing & painting in some areas. The grounds are large and lovely, and would serve as a great place for a large family gathering. The lake is nice, though not quite as nice as we'd hoped. We were also a bit disappointed that the lake was so far from the lodge that it couldn't be seen. The pool was nice, well maintained and refreshing on hot afternoons. We would consider staying again, especially with a larger group.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Kimberly McCall, General Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort
Responded 20 Aug 2021
Thank you for your feedback, and we apologize that we did not exceed the expectations of your stay with us. We have recently renovated the Lodge exterior with new siding and paint, and we will look into any areas in need of touch-ups, and thank you for sharing that with us. While all of our accommodations located on the 26 acre property are a short walk to the lake, we do not have any lodging with a lakeside view on grounds. We do have golf carts available for rent for those who are unable to make the beautiful walk past the organic gardens down to the lake. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the pool and the grounds, and the Lodge does make a wonderful gathering location for family reunions, that includes the larger common areas, an additional space suitable for events and the gameroom downstairs.
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US$122 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highland Lake Inn & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (7.8 km), Flat Rock Playhouse (1.3 km), and Mast Store (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include McFarlan Bakery, Binion's Roadhouse, and Dandelion Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Highland Lake Inn & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Highland Lake Inn & Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.