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Old Edwards Inn and Spa

445 Street, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go once a year to this spa at the end of a month in Highlands and each year it is an all day treat! One of the best Spa's in the country truly, it is peaceful and quiet. Now if only the occasional selfish guest would just please... please leave your "smart phone" in your locker or even at... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely incredible place to stay. A beautiful hotel, with amazing service, in a gorgeous part of North Carolina. It's a classic hotel, with hard wood floors, libraries you can just relax in and/or have a drink, a great spa to boot. Wonderful restaurant as well. Will be going back, repeatedly. Recommend, recommend, recommend.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have stayed at the Old Edwards twice, and both times were beyond excellent. They think of and provide everything you could possibly want, and the facilities are so relaxing and wonderful. I love cocktail hour on the roof! I frequently miss their pimento cheese and smoked trout dip. This is the perfect place to vacation with... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at Old Edwards Inn, although we've been coming to Highlands for 15 years. For our 20th wedding anniversary we decided to see for ourselves what all the "hype" was about. We were not disappointed...everything we had heard was "spot-on". The beauty, comfort, attention to detail, restaurants, staff, and all things associated with Old Edwards Inn... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love, love, love Old Edwards Inn. The rooms are super comfy and immaculate. The spa is wonderful and relaxing (husband and I have gotten massages each time and enjoyed hanging out together in the fireplace room after). The pool grounds are beautiful. We've only stayed in the main inn and a cottage room as couple but would like to... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple words cannot describe the magnificence of what you will find here! From the beauty of the surrounding area, the gorgeous grounds and properties, the attentive staff, the wonderful dining - I can't imagine what more one could want... This is our 5th stay here and we just don't get back enough. We have been coming to Highlands for years... More

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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

We are so happy that you appreciate the changes over the past few years and that you continue to be a loyal guest of Old Edwards. We look forward to many more years together! More

Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch. We stayed in the Falls Cottages. Newer, very spacious and well appointed. We had dinner one night at Madison's. It is very good and well priced. Some of the dishes were a bit too busy, but overall it was delicious. I can't say enough about the staff and the hotel management. We were pleasantly surprised. I will definitely... More

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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay in our new Falls Cottages. And we also thank you for the kind words about our staff. We look forward to hosting you again on a future visit. More

Athens, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Edwards Inn is wonderful in every way. It was 95 degrees at home (Athens, GA) but just two hours away in Highlands it was only 80 degrees mid-afternoon. Our room in the Lodge was very clean and so large -- a large sitting room, a large bedroom, wonderful bath, screen porch AND a completely private patio. (Not all patios... More

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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

It sounds like you seized the moment and took advantage of many of the great things about Old Edwards and Highlands-- not the least of which is the cooler mountain air! We appreciate your posting on TripAdvisor and look forward to your return! More

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Edwards is phenomenal! We stayed here in June 2014 while considering the resort as a wedding venue. We ultimately did not choose it, but let me be clear that our choice in NO WAY reflects the service or quality of this resort. From the moment we entered the grounds were were treated well by the staff. The grounds are... More

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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! We greatly appreciate your beautiful review of Old Edwards. We look forward to hosting you during many years of wedded bliss! More

Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stayed at this wonderful property over the 4th of July weekend. While they were booked full the service did not skip a beat. Jonathan at the Hickory pool was amazing and took great care of us. We loved our room in the Falls Cottage Suite. The room was very comfortable and beautifully appointed. We had... More

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It's great to hear that you enjoyed your 4th of July holidays with us. Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor! More

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Address: 445 Street, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Also Known As:
Old Edwards Hotel Highlands
Old Edwards Inn

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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A spectacular outdoor heated mineral pool, world-class spa and fitness center, award-winning dining, and golfing at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort. All guests enjoy champagne arrival and two 24-hour Butler’s pantries with Dove Bars, fresh fruit and soft beverages. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers and heated bathroom floors enhance the in-room experience. Many rooms offer private patios with captivating views. ... more   less 
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