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4-1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

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55 4-1/2 Street, Highlands, NC 28741
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for a getaway from the heat and chose Highlands from the things we had heard about the small mountain town. The 4&1/2 Street Inn met all of our expectations, great breakfast, grounds were beautiful, and the room was comfortable and quiet. The Inn was within walking distance of downtown and shops. The owners were... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only able to stay two nights but they were two of the most relaxing nights we have had in a VERY long time! From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. The hosts are two of the most friendly, carrying and attentive people you could ever meet! Ricky loves to tell stories and Helene then loves giving her... More 

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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely B & B 1/2 mile from downtown Highlands. Quiet, restful and comfortable. The owners are a lovely couple who really care about your comfort and enjoyment. Breakfast from the meatless kitchen was fabulous every day. Fruits out all day in case a snack is needed. Cookies all afternoon and wine and hor's doeuvres at 5:30pm. Plenty of great... More 

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

Ricky and I try very hard to make sure our guests are pampered without pretense. Thank you for noticing. It is hard to have a bad experience in Highlands between the natural beauty, culture, and amazing dining. We are happy you found your way to us. Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write this review.... More 

Florida
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301 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was time for a break from the heat, so we drove 7 and 1/2 hours to enjoy some mellow mountain time in the Highlands again (at 4100 feet). Helene and Rick have a great place! We pretty much chilled out reading on the porch, having a few meals out, walking, and socializing with the guests. Super relaxing environment--HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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

It was great to see you again! Cool breezes, porch swing, good book, and fabulous meals. I guess that just sums up Highlands and our inn. We are so happy to got what you needed here. Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write this review. Take care, Helene More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 4 1/2 Street Inn was recommended to us by friends who live in Highlands. We found the staff very friendly and helpful staff, the breakfasts out of this world, and our room restful and charming. We would definitely stay there again.

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

We are so happy your friends recommended us. We loved meeting you, especially on such a happy occasion. Thank you for mentioning our cool temperatures, and the beauty of sleeping with the windows open in your room recommendations. Often people cannot fathom how cool it is here, and end up buying sweatshirts in July. Thank you for the kind words... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room had two very comfortable queen size beds. The room was adorable. The other folks that stayed were all very friendly and the wine and get together was very nice on the deck out back. The breakfast in the morning was home made and absolutely delicious.

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here. It is nice to share experiences with other guests during wine hour and breakfast and get new ideas for what to do the next day. Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write this review. Take care, Helene More 

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

My wife and I were looking for weekend getaway in July, since things were pretty quiet here in Knoxville, TN. We heard through a friend that the Highlands, N. C. was a picturesque, quaint town. After reading some reviews, we selected the 4 and 1/2 Street Inn Bed and Breakfast. It was an easy 3 hour drive. Talk about a... More 

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

You found 2 favorites of the inn, the hammock and the swing on the porch. Nothing could be better to enjoy the cool mountain breezes on, or more relaxing. Highlands is so unique with such a wide range of things to do. It is infectious, and we hope to see you back here again soon. Thank you for the kind... More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been home for two days and I am still relaxed. I dream of returning to the most perfect, relaxing vacation my husband and I have ever had. And we travel a lot. Every morning we were treated to the most delicious breakfast prepared by Helene. Rick is a master gardener and the beautiful grounds just call you to... More 

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

Highlands is such a peaceful place with a so much variety and local color. The hiking, fly fishing, shopping, music, theater, and amazing food do make for a perfect vacation. I am so happy you were able to enjoy it here. We loved meeting you. Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write this... More 

Brandon, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we got out of our car we were charmed by the 4 1/2 Street Inn. Tucked away as it is with a front porch 3/4 around the Inn and an beautifully landscaped back lawn you would never know that the town of Highlands is a short walk away. So quiet and peaceful. Helene and Rick welcomed us... More 

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

We are so happy you found our inn comfortable and well located. We love our location because it is out of town, but off the beaten track. It was wonderful to meet your friends, and so glad to include them. The wine hour is special here. Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write... More 

Columbia, South carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just completed our fourth stay at 4 1/2 Street Inn and it was as good this year as ever. Rick & Helene have been doing this for 19 years and believe me they know how to run a B&B. What makes them so "special" is they mingle with the guests and they treat you like their best friends. The... More 

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

It is always nice to see you both. We very much enjoy our guests and spending time with them, and our wine hour is the perfect venue for that. We often find people cultivate friendships and stay in touch with each other, which is so heartwarming for us. Ricky and are so happy you enjoy our B&B and find what... More 

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