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Skyline Lodge and Restaurant

2.5 of 5
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470 Skyline Lodge Drive, Highlands, NC 28741
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Bluesandwhites Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall the stay was very good. Arrival, it is just a few minutes drive from downtown Highlands. Just off the beaten path and a little secluded. It is a beautiful view as you approach the property. The check in processs went very smooth and the check in staff was very friendly. As we checked in we realized that we only... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

..I was so very happy to read your kind comments ,,,we do all we can to make our guests happy to be staying with us ..our restaurant , ATITUDES , has a very good reputation --and no microwave in the kitchen ! ..sorry about the sausage --I do like them too ..we will try harder !! More 

western north caolina
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67 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we chose the lodge because it was pet friendly and our dog was a happy camper. as has been said, the decor is dated and it is an easy fix in some cases. the restaurant should celebrate the view and stonework by removing the drapes and hanging fake vines etc. the old photos are great and i would expand that... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so please you refer to SKYLINE as " quirky " --you obviously got us ! and we will remain that way ...We all are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are coming back ! Do not expect changes though --we love our quaint and rustic theme ....thank you for your thoughtful review ... More 

Bryson City, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had no idea what to expect but this place was more than we could have hoped for. A great place to decompress and relax. The food at the adjoining restaurant was amazing although the service was not fast.

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

..there is absolutely NOT a better place to decompress and relax .......thanks for staying with us More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found a GEM! Highlands BEST kept secret! A short drive from downtown Highlands. Excellent customer service. They couldn't do enough for us! The rooms are rustic but in a quaint way. Beds comfortable. Loved the rockers on our private balcony. No AC. SO Check the temps before going. There was a fan in the room. This is a great... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

THANK YOU ! We have small fridges available and 20 rooms with A/C . Usually there is no need for them as the temperature up here in the mountains is great . We all very much appreciate your very kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon ! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this lodge because it was pet friendly. And we was very pleased, it was very quiet and peaceful. We stayed Sunday through Wednesday so the restaurant was closed but that was fine we drive into town which wasn't very far. The decor was a typical Mountain Lodge theme. Nothing fancy but pleasant. The staff was amazing really went... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

THANK YOU for your kind words . I also love it here in the mountains . We look forward to your return .Sorry you missed out on the restaurant , Altitudes , the food is great . We look forward to your return . More 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skyline Lodge is not a modern, new place to stay, but it was built to last. It is a beautiful, spacious, well-designed lodge in the southern Smokey Mountains near Highlands, North Carolina. The room I stayed in was very well appointed, open, and very comfortable with all amenities of a upscale chain (wifi, excellent sleeping, personal attention, swimming pool, safe... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

....it really makes my day when I read such great comments ---- my staff appreciates having the chance to please each and every one of our guests ....they work very hard and always with a smile ....thank you for visiting with us .. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got home after a wonderful time in this cool, refreshing mountain area. We were based at this unique hotel/resort, and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Being there in the middle of the week gave us the luxury of being one of only a few residents, so it was very quiet. The staff was remarkably welcoming and went out... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

LOL I could have written this ,,,I love it here and your kind words made my day ,,thank you and say hello to me next time you visit with us please .. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The staff and check in/check out was slow, confusing and rude. The rooms smelled bad, had no amenities. The staff left before dark, with no one there for assistance. The pool was full of algae, the hot tub was locked up. The place was eerily empty. Not handicap friendly. The phones didn't work, the doors lacked security. STAY AWAY.

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

---one of our guests wrote ; "Super clean establishment! The staff went out of their way to make a pleasant stay even more enjoyable. We enjoyed a nice quiet visit and can't wait to go back. Breakfast at the restaurant is out of this world! " More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So, I was hesitant about booking the room, saw lots of comments that the rooms were dated and musty smelling, which to me includes a sense of dumpiness. Also saw comments that the beds weren't comfortable, there was no wifi, etc. Well, let me tell you, I had great wifi, a comfortable bed and the room was awesome. There was... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

THANK YOU . we appreciate your comment and hope to be of service again . We certainly try hard at Skyline -- all our employees know that you , our guest , are important More 

Millbrook, Alabama
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We chose the Skyline Lodge because of reviews of other travelers. We were not disappointed. Our room was spotless and comfortable. We enjoyed spending time in the rocking chairs on our balcony. We received a breakfast basket the morning the restaurant wasn't open. The basket contained apple and pineapple juice, cranberry and blueberry muffins, blueberry and strawberry yogurt, an apple... More 

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

..you took the words right out of my mouth----thank you for staying here with us !! More 

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