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Main Street Inn Highlands

270 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8446
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#6 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Lovely 1885 inn in mountain town of Highlands in western NC. Known for cleanest rooms and excellent location. 18 rooms each with bath en-suite, wifi, AC, cable TV, telephone, some antique bathtubs, balcony.
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Meleanaka wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta7 contributions3 helpful votes
Although the result, many months from now, will be beautiful...We weren't told the main house is completely gutted and off limits - being renovated after changing hands a few months ago. The "guest house" is a building behind the parking lot. Eight individual rooms with small bathrooms, hardwood floors and not much room for moving about. The parking lot is furnished with a large dumpster (so your balcony overlooks a dumpster and a gutted inn). Barn swallows are roosting over the balcony, so there's bird dirt on the balcony. There is no coffee, water or ice available - no amenities at all. Our bathtub backed up and then belched up a black cloud. After the backed-up plumbing experience, we cancelled our second night and moved to a lovely historic inn up the street, with a serene garden out back, a front porch and balcony overlooking Main Street, and rates $30-70 less!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The rooms are bare bones.
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Response from Main Street Inn, Owner at Main Street Inn Highlands
Responded Aug 21, 2020
We have never hidden the fact that our Main House is undergoing renovations. As a matter of fact it's stated on the front page of our website that the only accommodations we have are in our guesthouse. As for the plumbing issue ,as soon as you notified us about it, we jumped on the case to figure out what happened and it was fixed within the hour. Take a look around town and you see these swallow birds nest everywhere and anywhere they can build them. We remove their nests and they come back. it is an ongoing battle with the birds. They are mighty builders, building a nest as fast as overnight.As a matter of fact, I saw a nest with babies posted above the entry way of a "fine" shop down the road. We don't harm the babies, we just move them. When you state there is no water available, all of our guests are given water bottles in the room due to our restaurant facilities being under renovations and non-accessible. When you called saying you were departing, we took care of that for you with no questions so to belittle us, is not fair.
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994june1949 wrote a review Jun 2020
Gainesville, Georgia5 contributions
The main inn was closed for renovations, so we stayed in the “guesthouse” in a tiny room with a small balcony overlooking the construction dumpster. The Railings on the stairs to our room were very dirty and the window ledge in the bathroom had black mold. There were outlets near the bed for my husbands c-pap machine and we had to string together extension cords across the room. I called the manager about the outlet problem, but she did not return my call. I emailed her photos of the mold in bathroom and the dirty handrails that needed to be washed. She sent a response that she would tell the housekeeper about the mold and said the handrails were going to be replaced. The linens were nice. Window style a/c was very old and noisy and too large for the tiny room. We finally raised the window in the bathroom and turned the air off. This 2 star hotel room was $175 per night plus taxes. I had seen good reviews of this hotel on trip advisor, but later noticed that the good reviews were old reviews.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: I was told property renovation are expected to be complete in September. If you must stay here,...
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Steve S wrote a review Oct 2019
Montgomert15 contributions2 helpful votes
Very disappointed. The rooms are uncomfortably small and dated. Limited parking and the food was mediocre. The highlands is a great place to visit but do yourself a favor and stay someplace other than the highlands
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ernbo6 wrote a review Oct 2019
Georgia643 contributions75 helpful votes
A superb place to enjoy a meal sitting under the stately oaks. The pet friendly outside dining area is great to enjoy the atmosphere of Highlands while enjoying the delicious food prepared in their awesome kitchen.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Main S, Owner at Main Street Inn Highlands
Responded Oct 4, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words, and taking time to write a review. We love our 4 legged friends, and welcome our guests to bring them along. Last year we had a guest bring a pot belly pig!!!!!!!
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Christine C wrote a review Jul 2019
Birmingham, Alabama36 contributions24 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Main Street Inn! The owners, Keith and Debbie, are always around and making sure their guests have an A+ experience. (They also manage the attached restaurant...absolutely delicious, btw) The location is smack-dab in the middle of EVERYTHING and the rooms themselves are clean and the beds are comfortable, with all white linens and a few period antiques. As another reviewer mentioned, some of the rooms are on the smaller size but remember, this is an authentic mansion from back in the day where all the rooms are of various sizes. If you are looking for space and uniformity, then more of a chain hotel is maybe what you are looking for. But, if you like charm and a fantastic feel of hospitality and comfort, what are you waiting for?? Book it here!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Main S, General Manager at Main Street Inn Highlands
Responded Jul 31, 2019
Thank you so much for your review. We enjoyed having you here and will see you in the future. Say hi to the little Chloe for us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Main Street Inn Highlands
Which popular attractions are close to Main Street Inn Highlands?
Nearby attractions include Highland Excursion (0.2 miles), Glen Falls (0.2 miles), and Cullasaja River Gorge (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Main Street Inn Highlands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Main Street Inn Highlands?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Main Street Inn Highlands?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Main Street Inn Highlands?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilwins Highlands, Ristorante Paoletti, and Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro.
Is Main Street Inn Highlands located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Highlands.
Are pets allowed at Main Street Inn Highlands?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Main Street Inn Highlands?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sky Valley Overlook (8.3 miles).