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“Beautiful Inn and surrounding scenery” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Edwards Inn and Spa
445 Street, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Highlands
Yorktown, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful Inn and surrounding scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

First time ever staying in an Inn. This place has all the amenities available for a family or couple wanting this type of experience. Great place for a family reunion or to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary or honeymoon. Beautiful scenery nearby with abundant waterfalls and mountain hiking. Quaint in town shopping. Pricey but worth every penny for the memorable experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Maureen721, we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, and thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We hope to host you again soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Highlands, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have had the pleasure of using the local icon for luxury, The Old Edwards Inn on multiple occasions. Our recent Girls Spa Day was just amazing. The day started with lunch at the new Spa Cafe. Just beautifully decorated with a casual elegance that reminded one of the great spas of Europe. The menu offered is bountiful and well presented. We sipped Champagne on the porch overlooking Main Street and the Wine Garden. Very relaxing and just beautiful to get the mind and body ready for the treatment that followed.
The Massage was hands down one of the best of my life, if not the best. The name of the masseuse escapes me but I must assume they must all be great to be employed in this very professional organization. We had a pedicure and manicure that truly could not have been better. Kyra the Spa Manager saw to it that we were well pampered and could not have been friendlier to make our experience the best it could be. How nice! We can say that the experience is worth a special effort to make even if you are not staying at the Inn. Everyone local or visitor should experience this level of service and hospitality which make the Old Edwards Inn one of the very best in the business, anywhere.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Meg L, it is so great to see your review recognizing our spa staff and sharing how much you enjoyed your experience. We love being able to contribute to the community, and it is such a pleasure to get a great review from a local. Thank you so much, and we look forward to your next visit.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The service at this hotel and spa is quite unbelievable even for 6 star! They held gates open for us, brought towels, food, water and drinks poolside. The girls turning down the beds at night will do whatever you ask of them!!! AND THE BEST OF ALL..............I LEFT A PAIR OF EARRINGS AND THEY SHIPPED THEM TO ME AT HOME! WOW!!!!!!

Room Tip: We were in the Chestnut cottages and love the veranda...........wine, cheese and good friends! what...
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  • Stayed June 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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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Jan P, thank you for posting about your experience at Old Edwards on TripAdvisor. We love to hear about it when a guest recognizes our staff for great service. That is really the best compliment that you can give us. Thank you again, and we look forward to having you back for future visits.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I visited Old Edwards Inn in June, 2013. We spent 3 days there and could have spent more. The staff, service and food are all top notch. We golfed at the OEI Golf Course. It is the most beautiful course we have ever played. Bring extra balls - it is tough. The spa services were great - lovely spa facility. The town is small, but there is lots of hiking and outdoor activities to keep you busy if you choose to leave the grounds of the hotel. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the spa suites. A little more pricey, but the room was about 600 square feet, w...
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  • Stayed June 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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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Michelle K, your comment about "could have spent more time" seems to be a theme lately. We have had an unusual number of guests extending their stays with us if availability permits. Thank you for sharing that. And we're so glad you got to experience so much of what we have to offer. Since you enjoyed staying in the spa suites, you might also look at The Church Street Cottages and Falls Cottages on your next visit. They are truly spectacular. We look forward to having you back on your next visit!
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The hotel had an old world charm and yet was updated with all the expected conveniences. the staff were accommodating, friendly and available to help in any way. The golf course was great and The Farm venue was over the top. Can't recommend it enough.

Room Tip: We stayed in "the old part" which was totally renovated but still old. If that is not you...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
cml308, thank you for posting your review about Old Edwards Inn and Spa. Yes, the historic inn oozes cozy charm. It is the part that started as Highlands first boarding house, called "Central House" in 1878. Of course, it has seen many changes throughout the years, including the most recent property renovation/addition that started in 2004 and now totals close to $100 million. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back!
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Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. We shopped around on the internet considering at least 5 similar luxury hotels/resorts before finally deciding on Old Edwards. We were not disappointed. Every level of service is superb. I felt like the staff would do everything in their power (and beyond) to make our stay perfect. There was not much extra they needed to do because Old Edwards does everything right.

We stayed in one of the brand new Falls Cottages rooms, which we highly recommend. Our room was appointed with comfortable furniture. There was a large bathroom with separate tub and shower. The bathroom floors are heated-something handy I am sure for the winter. We had a small but nice balcony with comfortable outdoor lounges. The amount of floor space is exceptional, and there is a gas fireplace.

The cottages are surrounded by luxuriously beautiful grounds. They are quiet. If you did not know better, you would never know they are in the middle of town. Having them set apart physically from the Inn is not a negative. It is a short walk through the fabulous grounds. Just walking around the grounds was a special experience.

What can I write about the Spa? It is the most luxurious spa we have ever experienced. There is no detail overlooked.

Room Tip: We were the first to stay in one of the new Falls Cottages. Apart from being brand new, we found th...
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  • Stayed June 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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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dan L, thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy that you chose Old Edwards Inn and Spa for your anniversary. And glad that you enjoyed your stay in Falls Cottages. We really appreciate your recognizing our staff. Happy Anniversary! We hope to see you again next year, if not before!
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Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

You'll want to stay in this beautiful resort. Elegant appointments and fabulous attention to your every need. We stayed in the Falls Cottages, and every suite has a beautiful porch and fireplace. Madison's restaurant has a menu that will impress even the most serious "foodie".

  • 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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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
RHuckle, we're so glad you were among the first to stay in our new Falls Cottages and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for posting. We look forward to seeing you back at Old Edwards soon!
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Also Known As:
Old Edwards Hotel Highlands
Old Edwards Hotel
Old Edwards Inn
Old Edwards
Address: 445 Street, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A spectacular outdoor heated mineral pool, world-class spa and fitness center, award-winning dining, and golfing at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort. All guests enjoy champagne arrival and two 24-hour Butler’s pantries with Dove Bars, fresh fruit and soft beverages. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers and heated bathroom floors enhance the in-room experience. Many rooms offer private patios with captivating views. ... more   less 
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