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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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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Columbia, South carolina
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Macon, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

4 1/2 Street Inn exceeded my expectations, and Helene and Rick, the hardworking owners, certainly gave wonderful service. The accommodation was very comfortable, breakfasts were special and ample, and the the "wine and hors d'oeuvre" gatherings in the late afternoons made my friend and me feel like part of one big family. I loved the inn's well kept park like... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't get better than this. Cozy rooms, wraparound porch, beautiful landscape, a five star breakfast, happy hour, and friendly folks. Location, location, location! Innkeepers Helene & Rick are all about making each guest's stay a wonderful experience and do so beautifully.

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

Thank you for the beautiful description of our inn. Cozy is just right, and the porch is perfection on a breezy summer day. I am so happy you all had such a good time. We enjoyed meeting you and greatly appreciate your kind words and taking the time to write this review! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first experience at a bed and breakfast and I have to say the bar is set pretty high for everyone else! Helene and Ricky have a beautiful place, and and made my friend and I feel so at home. The food was amazing (seriously, Helene should write a cookbook), the location was walking distance from town, and... More 

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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! One day there will be a cookbook, and you will be the first person on the list to know about it! It is nice to share memories through food. In the meantime, I am happy to email you all of the recipes you want! Thank you for the encouragement, kind words, and... More 

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this B&B 3 times and each is better then the last. Rick and Helene make the Inn a home away from home. We actually used to live at the inn back in the 1980's when it was used by the playhouse. Rick and Helene have kept the charm of this over 100yr old Inn. The breakfast... More 

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

You make us blush. Thank you for sharing the rich history of this historic home with us. Your memories bring these halls to life. Highlands is so special. I think our inn, grounds, and location still reflect the Highlands you remember and so many of our guests feel the same way. We are "Old Highlands". Thank you for your kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4-1/2 Street Inn is exactly what a bed and breakfast should be, clean, homelike, quiet, wonderful food, beautiful grounds, and very friendly hosts. Helene and Rick were the perfect hosts to help us celebrate our anniversary.

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

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary. We always say we are the quintessential B&B, and are happy there are people out there like you who still have an appreciation of facilities like ours. Ricky and i greatly enjoyed meeting you both and wish you many more years of happiness. We hope to see you again. Thank you... More 

Roswell, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

These two innkeepers go ABOVE and beyond to make your stay special. The rooms are gorgeous, the hospitality perfect and the breakfast? Time to diet. Every question I asked was answered, and Helene even copied maps to make my hike memorable. I will make this an annual event.

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

Thank you Suzanne. I am so happy you all got what you needed here. The hikes you went on were magnificent, and it is always a pleasure to share maps and information about what activities best meet our guests need. Ricky and so enjoyed meeting you both. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and the kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Returning to 4 and a Half Street Inn is like "coming home", just brings a smile to my face. Through the years my husband & I have traveled with friends here and no one is ever disappointed. The Inn, as old as it is, is always fresh & clean & welcoming. Rick & Helene are genuinely happy people with their... More 

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

It was wonderful to see you, and you have always brought such wonderful people to us. I am so happy they enjoyed the inn as much as you. It is so hard to keep a 105 year old home as sparkling as it is. I have to brag on our Leydi, who has been with us since 2004. She keeps... More 

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