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4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

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55 4-1/2 Street, Highlands, NC 28741
4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It doesn't get any better than the B&B experience at the 4 1/2 Street Inn. Charming rooms, the best mattresses in the world, a beautiful setting and the friendliest innkeepers there are. Like so many other guests, we have been coming to the inn for many, many years and look forward to continuing the tradition.

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being a part of our tradition, the kind words, and taking the time to write this review. People often as us about the mattresses, and we are grateful they find them so comfortable. And of course, Ricky's master piece, our grounds, get better every year. Take care, and we look forward to seeing you next... More 

Duluth, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I spent just one weekend night at Helene & Ricky's lovely Highlands, NC inn. We stayed in the room second to the left on the bottom floor, the one with one double & one twin bed (we were spontaneous travelers so they were almost full when I called!). We had the most enjoyable expereince in every way.... More 

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Michelle, thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write this review! It is so helpful to tell people about the rooms, which is why we do not take online reservations. Some people love downstairs rooms because of the doors to the porch, and some people are more comfortable with rooms on the 2nd & 3rd floors... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wanted a quick getaway for a weekend in Highlands. This was our first stay. Rick and Helene are delightful and made us feel like we were old friends from the moment we arrived. The room was extremely comfortable and the inn is very close to town. The food was outstanding! If there is a better breakfast... More 

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Ricky and I greatly enjoyed meeting you both. Thank you for the interesting conversations over wine on the back deck, kind words, and taking the time to write this review. We look forward to your next visit and hope you come by even if you are renting a home for a longer stay. You are always welcome in our home.... More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Actually, mom and I stayed here in fall of 2012. I can't believe I forgot to leave a review!! Rick and Helene were friendly and unpretentious. Jake is their dog who wonders around.. he realy made me feel home! Everyone gathers in parlor in late afternoons to have wine. Only a few blocks from Main Street. My new favorite B&B... More 

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We just opened up for the season, and I realized I had not responded to your review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, even twice. We greatly enjoyed meeting you and your mother, and look forward to a return visit when you are able to hike more. Between being laid back, loving wine, and... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here in May during a road trip through the area. The food, the beautiful room and the comfort of the inn remain a great memory. Rick and Helene were extremely helpful and friendly; Rick provided valuable assistance in fixing my husband's drone.. We enjoyed a relaxing pre-dinner cocktail with tasty raspberry chipotle relish (which we... More 

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Ricky and I are so happy you have such wonderful memories of the the Inn and Highlands. It is truly a special place. Our spacious yard was a great place for your husband to play with the Drone, and it is good that Ricky is so good at fixing things so we could all see it fly. Thank you so... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the 4-1/2 Street Inn some 20 (or so) times, and would not consider staying any other place in Highlands. We love the town, the Inn, but most of all, we love the InnKeepers - Helene and Rick, who have become like family. If you want "fancy" or "highbrow", go elsewhere. But if you... More 

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much! You all feel like family too. I am glad you are able to have as much interaction with other guests as you want, but feel like you have enough privacy when you want to, or need to, just retreat. We try hard to pamper and spoil our guests, but without pretense. You are so right, it... More 

Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our first visit to Highlands and we loved the area. A great find was 4 1/2 Street B&B. It is very close to town but far enough away to still be able to enjoy nature. The B&B is quaint, comfy and located on a large lot with beautiful surroundings. Rick & Helene were wonderful hosts! And the big... More 

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Ricky and I are so happy you got what you needed here on your vacation. The time is precious. It is so nice to be close to Main Street and still feel like you are in the middle of the country. When it is really busy in town you can be here and not even realize it. I am glad... More 

Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love the place and Rick and Helene are amazing. The Inn was historic, cozy and clean. Great location and close to downtown. We had a relaxing weekend and unique, memorable experience at 4 1/2 Street Inn.

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so happy you could appreciate the historic value of our home and found your experience unique, restful, and relaxing. Homes like this are full of charm and personality, Ricky and I thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again. Take care, Helene More 

Montgomery Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was our 1st stay at this welcoming inn, and Rick and Helene were so friendly and hospitable; we quickly felt at home. Breakfast was fabulous and they gladly shared recipes. Their yard and porch are beautiful and relaxing. Very short drive to downtown shopping and restaurants. We also enjoyed our visit with their dog and cats. We'll definitely return!

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so glad you felt at home here, and were able to enjoy the grounds and Highlands. Although Jake, our black Lab, is in the common areas of the inn, we always invite our guests into our personal owners quarters to enjoy the kitties. We find we cannot let them into the inn as many people have allergies to... More 

Orlando, Florida, USA
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
6 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Wonderful little B&B. The place has 10 rooms, all nicely decorated...but not elaborately. This is a rustic B&B. Host Rick supplies good humor at cocktail hour, hostess Helene supplies a mighty fine breakfast. People, including my wife, were asking for recipes which she gladly shares. The B&B is within walking distance of a wonderful downtown. And is one block from... More 

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Fourinn, Owner at 4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Ricky and I so appreciate your kind words and taking the time to write this review. I love to share recipes so people can enjoy what they liked here in their own homes. The Performing Arts Center is a gem, and to have it within walking distance to the inn is even better. They have Plays, Concerts, Opera, and so... More 

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