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Skyline Lodge and Restaurant

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   470 Skyline Lodge Drive, Highlands, NC 28741
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Ranked #8 of 9 Highlands B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steph R Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time at the Highlands Lodge. We went for a wedding and couldn't have chosen better lodging. It is an older place tucked away in the beautiful mountains. The rooms were a little out dated but clean. Our balcony had a great view. The restaurant was fantastic! We arrived late Friday night, right after they closed, but... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arriving at the restaurant we were greeted by Lou who was behind the bar. She never said hello or welcome, just barked at us "Do you have a reservation"? Then, when I asked for a specific type of gin I wanted to drink, I got a very condescending and sarcastic remark insinuating that I was being difficult or a... More

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, first of all, I must compliment the overall beauty of this place and the nice breakfast buffet BUT, I'm writing about the room, and what they did to us was unacceptable. We had reservations 4 months before the event (a block of rooms were reserved) and yet when we checked in they had put us in the "conference center"... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beautiful! TA asks for my overall rating of the property, and I will oblige. I gave the Skyline Lodge 5 stars because of the effort to keep it's original dream of tranquility and simplicity alive while giving my wife and I the attention and privacy we needed. If the outdoors have inspired you; if visionaries like Frank Lloyd Wright fuel... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I booked this hotel for a visit to Highlands in October. The drive to Highlands was beautiful, but the Skyline Lodge was a big disappointment. In fact, we got little sleep due to a corporate party that was taking place. This group of loud, rude, so-called professionals did too much drinking and had no consideration for other guests. Unfortunately, the... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have always wanted to stay here because I love the area and the prices for other lodging is so much higher, plus I like staying off the beaten path. I had average expectations after reading previous reviews. Our first impression was checking in -- it seemed like we stunned the girl at the front desk by showing up and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Very rustic but elegant hotel with surprising 5 star Chef! A hidden treasure. Am afraid this review may ruin my ability to get a great room at a great price, just outside Highlands, NC!! Can hear the waterfall out our room and from our balcony!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The location of the property is nice and the food for dinner and breakfast was truly great, but the room we had was terrible. Run down and extremely musty. Not good, especially if you have allergies and asthma like myself. Sheets were like sandpaper, tons of crickets in the room, and the hot water took forever to run. A shame... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I'm not much for sitting around and relaxing. I'd rather bike, hike and explore. Skyline Lodge changed that. What an incredible setting. Perched on a mountain in an old-growth forest of pines and hardwoods. The tranquility puts everyone in a similar mood. Time slowed down but never went away. Every minute was peaceful. The staff was welcoming and addressed us... More

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Ingleside, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

I love this place I wanted to stay longer. The restaurant was very good the staff was like family very nice people. The only thing was the room could use some updating the bed was good good tv as well. OH this is important for people wanting to stay in touch with there phones and or internet email etc.... It... More

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Address: 470 Skyline Lodge Drive, Highlands, NC 28741
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Skyline Lodge and Restaurant 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Unbelievable is the word for Skyline Lodge & Restaurant...constructed of Redwood and Granite, begun in 1929 in the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition. Completed in 1965, Skyline offers a magnificent forty mile view and nestled 4,100 feet atop of Flat Mountain overlooking the banks of Big Creek's cascading waterfalls. From the beautiful views to the scrumptious meals, it's definitely a part of highlands the should be visited! ... more   less 
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