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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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Roswell, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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 

Haddonfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Returning to the 4-1/2 Street Inn after seven years could not have been a more perfect homecoming. Rick and Helene greeted us just like old friends because they are! My husband and I had stayed at their comfy and beautifully appointed Inn each season, over the course of many years. This time we found the grounds even more beautiful and... 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 from our inn. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone by. The cozy fire is always a plus on a cool evening, especially with a little glass of bubbly to celebrate a special occasion. Ricky is awesome, and had done an amazing job with our grounds and... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The excitement builds as we approach 4- 1/2 Street , passing familiar landmarks like the American Cut Glass Museum and the Performing Arts Center.....and then that short, steep road up to the picturesque and welcoming 4 and 1/2 Street Inn! The gorgeous home and grounds seem to reach out and pull one into their embrace. And on opening that familiar... More 

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

You must be a professional writer. What a beautiful review, and thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write this review. So many of our guests enjoy the short walk to the Performing Arts Center and the Museum of Engraved and Cut glass just down our hill. We feel so lucky to be so... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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 May 5, 2015

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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
1 review
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 

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