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Old Edwards Inn and Spa

445 Main Street, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 3 daughters treated us to a week end at the Old Edwards Inn for our Anniversary. From the moment we arrived with our complimentary glass of champagne, we were shown around and then shown to our room by super friendly Jean Paul. The room was beautifully decorated with everything you could ask for, they had even decorated our bed... More

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Clayton, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I decided to surprise my husband on his 75th birthday with a stay at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa. We had never stayed at the Inn, and could not have been more pleased with the lodging, the dining, and of course the views. I could go on and on about the amenities, nothing was missing. The Old Edwards is... More

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Lake Wylie
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place great amenities great restaurant and SPA played golf old edwards golf course beautiful, challenging and majestic. Highlands is a neat town with some unique shopping and dining experiences.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and welcoming. Friendly professional staff. Accommodation to suit every need. Perfect if you want to spend a few nights in a cabin without giving up on luxury, equally wonderful for golf groups, and would be lovely for a special event.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in the rustic-luxe Falls Cottages, and we appreciate your posting about it on TripAdvisor! We do host weddings and special events and even have a gorgeous property called The Farm where many of them take place. Perhaps you can visit it next time you're here. We look forward to seeing you again! More

Greenville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old Edwards Inn never ceases to delight and surprise me. This was my hisband's first stay for our 45th anniversary. OEI made it so special! The staff here is superior to any I have found. The hospitality students from various countries add so much to he culture of OEI. I had a facial and most of all the Sweet Mountain... More

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

Thank you for your great review! We're so happy to know that we continue to surprise and delight you. Thank you for remembering our staff by name. They love seeing their name when we share the TripAdvisor reviews with them. We, too, love our international hospitality students. We learn as much about their cultures as they learn from us about... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I own a home very near Old Edwards, and its a good thing!! Here's why: Nothing beats lunch in the wine garden--transport to Europe. Many of the servers are lovely young hospitality students. Having visited the OEI farm, I can attest the organic salad is utterly fresh! Next door, Acorns, is a fabulous place to buy hostess gifts that are... More

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

Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your visits to our spa, restaurants and retail locations. We're always happy when locals or second-home owners come enjoy experiences at Old Edwards. More

Lewisville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa at the Lodge Cottages in late May and loved the location. The Lodge area is just up the hill from the main inn, a few stairs near the pool and across a nice green lawn with crochet equipment. The Lodge check in area had long covered porch with rocking chairs. Being up... More

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

We're so glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable visit to Old Edwards. Yes, the lodge section of the property does offer a nice serenity. Thank you for posting to TripAdvisor. We hope to have you back for another visit soon. More

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone who works at the inn goes above and beyond to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The room was well equipped and the bathroom was a treat! Visited the spa and it was superior! The gym facilities were also terrific. Enjoyed a yoga class. The lounge chairs by the pools were the perfect place tp read and nap!

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

Thank you for posting your positive review on TripAdvisor! We're so happy to know that our staff met your needs and contributed to enjoyment of your stay. We look forward to your next visit. More

Atlantic Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the nicest place to stay in highlands and one of our favorite . We come to highlands to enjoy the waterfalls , hike, and have nice dinners after a full day of outdoor activities. The hotel is beautiful with all of the natural outdoor beauty you can imagine surrounding and on the property and pool. The... More

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

Very well written! If I didn't know about Old Edwards, this would definitely make me want to stay there. You managed to capture the essence and "tell a story" with your writing, which is a great talent. Thank you so much for writing about Old Edwards on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you back soon! More

Jackson, Mississippi
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding service and well appointed rooms. Enjoyed Madison's for great dining and the server Maxine was super. We have already booked a return trip. The spa was great, they have thought of everything.

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

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor, and for mentioning Maxine. We will pass your comments on to her and our staff. We look forward to seeing you next time! More

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Address: 445 Main 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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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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