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“Perfect weekend getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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Fire Mountain Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   700 Happy Hill Rd, Box 2772, Highlands, NC 28741   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Highlands B&B and Inns
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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“Perfect weekend getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I desperately needed to unplug and unwind. Fire Mountain was the perfect place. My husband and I stayed in a tree house room with beautiful view of the mountains that was peaceful and very quiet. We took a short drive both days to hike to beautiful waterfalls and we watched the sun set and sat by the bon fire both nights. Downtown Highlands was a short drive that offered lots of choices for great food. It was a good place to re-connect after getting away for the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Hiram and Matthew were there to greet us and get us settled in and made sure we had everything we needed throught out our stay. They were the perfect hosts. I absolutely LOVED my weekend getaway from the chaos of our busy, overbooked lives It was exactly what I needed to recharge and the enviroment and accomadations were perfect for just that. My husband who is a tv junkie, has to be "connected" at all times and loves to be in the middle of the action actually really enjoyed the peace and downtime at Fire Mountain. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

I had 7 days off from work, it was hot and raining at the beach, I needed a change.. I wanted to stay away from people, news, TV, internet.. Fire Mountain Inn, Highlands NC gave that wish to me, my parents loved it..
The roads were exciting to drive on, all those twisty turns, breathtaking mountain views, thick lush green trees, overlooks and waterfalls. Binoculars and cameras are most important items to take with you..
Our stay at Fire Mountain Inn was enchanting, welcoming hospitality, the sunrises, sunsets and walking the grounds, hiking trails, drive through waterfalls.. was a dream come true.. Fishing spots are everywhere, food in Downtown Highlands is superb. I loved the Cypress Restaurant and shop at Colonel Mustard's.. I especially loved the quietness, birds chirping, frogs croaking, drinkable, clean pristine water in faucets, friendly friendly people.. Loved it all, still dreaming of the beautiful views, definitely returning..

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A wonderful place to re-connect with your favorite person (and dog in our case)! After an extremely stressful period of caring for an elderly Mom, we needed this trip in the worst way.
We stayed in Red Cedar and spent alone time there the week of Memorial Day, reading, walking, loved the outstanding breakfast Matthew delivered, loved the firepit, and met some nice people. We also indulged in a massage for each of us (I always try to do this, particularly on vacation, and this was in the top 3 of any massage I've had), and it was wonderful in the art gallery! We never did build a fire in the cabin, but loved the fresh air at night, away from the steamy nights on Hilton Head.
Every employee we met was outstanding at their job performance and friendliness. The maids did a fabulous job cleaning.
Cannot wait to go back!

Room Tip: We would choose the best room in the Inn if we didn't want our aging dog to join us. Cannot wai...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have stayed at Fire Mountain several times during the past ten years and each visit has been a wonderful experience. We love the quiet and peaceful environment and treasure each day we spend there. We never want to leave and always look forward to returning. When planning a special anniversary we always talk about going somewhere we have never visited, but oftentimes, our hearts take us back to Fire Mountain. The staff is gracious and accommodating and the views are spectacular. Wish we were there right now. Truly a place to unplug from the world.

Room Tip: The cabins are wonderful.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We just had the pleasure of staying at Fire Mountain Inn this past weekend. Our expectations were far exceeded. We stayed in the Laurel treehouse room. It offers great privacy with a fantastic view of the mountains. There is a beautiful deck to sit on with a lovely hammock. The bed is super comfortable! The shower could have been a bit bigger but that was the only negative. The room was extremely clean and maintained.
The breakfast both mornings was superb!! Everything was fresh and delicious~ from homemade preserves and pancakes to grits and sausage.
We were treated splendidly the entire time. The location was within 10 minutes from Highlands so everything was quite convenient.
We would happily go back. I bet it is gorgeous in the Fall!!
Thank you Hiram and Matthew for treating us so well.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auburn, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I had nearly given up trying to find a weekend getaway for late May/early June when we discovered this gem. He wanted peace, quiet and reasonable rates. I wanted a true vacation experience: informal but nice, "unstuffy" but with at least some semblance of a design aesthetic, and a place where we'd have just enough to do, but not so much that we'd exhaust ourselves trying to do everything. We found it all at Fire Mountain. Hiram and Mathew have done a superb job of creating a property where guests can make memories by indulging in the simplest pleasures. Among other things, we took long walks, got sprayed by a waterfall, had a picnic by a lake, viewed an art exhibit and watched the sun set while sipping cocktails on our private deck. If your idea of a relaxing holiday does not include roller coaster rides and massive crowds, make reservations at Fire Mountain today!

Room Tip: We loved Red Thunder on the sunset side of the inn.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Ga.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This place is so incredible and serene, but close to Highlands and many other hot spots in the N. Ga/N.C. mountains. Just a hop skip and a jump from Atlanta. Immaculate rooms and service, unparallelled views of mountains, farmland and pasture. We even fed the horse an apple! Bonfire at sunset is really fun and just a great place to relax and get away from it all. We've stayed in the inn and the cabins.. The Inn is like right out of a Crate and Barrel ad or better. And don't forget to have the breakfast in the morning. Yummy!!! Upscale in casual way..

Room Tip: Inn for the urban traveler and cabin for a more casual private experience
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 700 Happy Hill Rd, Box 2772, Highlands, NC 28741
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fire Mountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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