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Old Edwards Inn and Spa

445 Main St PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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#2 of 7 hotels in Highlands
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Old Edwards Inn and Spa sits atop the beautiful southwest plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The acclaimed European style resort fills several blocks filled with amenities, music, dining venues and individually appointed guestrooms, suites and cottages. Meals at the onsite restaurant are sourced from The Farm at Old Edwards. Spanning four beautifully landscaped blocks in downtown Highlands, the resort is in the heart of a walking mountain town filled with restaurants, live and performing arts, boutique shopping and pristine outdoor recreation on the fun and scenic Southwest Plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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RedddBeard wrote a review Today
Flat Rock, North Carolina169 contributions47 helpful votes
From the hustle and bustle of Highlands' busy streets into the quiet of Madison's and you think you've been transported to another place and time. The gluten-free soup and artisan rolls, the smoked barbecue sandwich with gluten-free bun made me forget I was eating something gluten-free. My companions, eating "real" food, had nothing on me! The atmosphere was wonderful - hats and gloves or casual slacks, it's a delightful place to be.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Ruth W wrote a review Oct 21
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We had a great experience booking the elopement package at Old Edwards Inn. We worked with Gabby Stone, who was so helpful, professional and easy to work with. She was so accommodating with last-minute requests, even on the day of the wedding. She was there at our ceremony to make sure everything ran smoothly. The staff at the Old Edwards Club was fantastic and allowed us to enjoy the dining room way past the original scheduled shuttle departure time. Our family and friends raved about the quality of the food. The golf course gave stunning backdrops for our wedding photos. The room at the inn included in the package was A++. Absolutely wouldn't change a thing about our wedding weekend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
wkmoon wrote a review Oct 14
North Carolina285 contributions185 helpful votes
When covid keeps you from Europe for your 20th anniversary, then head to Highlands and the Old Edwards! We had a fantastic stay in a Lodge One Bedroom suite with a nice welcome cocktail upon arrival. We were across a small parking lot from the Lodge building (where you check in and the location of a bar) and close to both pools. Service was great and we were surprised to find rose petals, an anniversary card and a split of champagne when we came back from dinner our first night. I could have lived in the bathroom solely because of the heated floors! Several reviewers mention the daycare behind some of the Lodge accommodations but we were not bothered by the children's voices. There was a rear porch which might have had some increased noise at certain times, but we did not use the porch on this stay. It was a bit dark and I was seeking warm sunlight! The walk to Main St can be achieved either by walking out of the Lodge parking area to 4th St or you can wind your way down through the pool deck and several sets of stairs and gates. If you head towards 5th, it's a quick 2 block walk down to Mountain Fresh. All depends on what you feel like doing. It really was a great time. The highlight for me was afternoons spent in the warm October sun by the pools, which were still open and heated (slightly heated). The gentlemen working at the Hickory pool were super nice and accommodating even when we ordered a snack 20 minutes before they closed up. The Falls pool felt a bit more secluded and has a cool fireplace with seating on both sides-one side inside the pool area and the other faces an open grassy courtyard by the Falls cottages. The fire gets lit as evening approaches. However my cherished October pool time almost did not happen because I read online that the pools were closed for the season! However I'd read somewhere else that they were heated and I've stayed at 200 Main on previous trips and knew that pool was open in early October. Therefore I erred on the side of hope and packed a suit. I say all of this to point out that the online communication- the use of the viewer tool to look through the weekly newsletter, etc could be done better with information more easily findable. Also we found the fitness class schedule but no where did it mention whether reservations were needed for yoga or for "aqua fit". We tried texting the info text number that we were given at check in, but we received a generic response that the fitness room is first come first served, Covid limit of 12. I assumed that meant the weights and treadmills, but how does that apply to classes? That info could be better presented. Regardless, these are not things that would keep us from visiting again nor did they put a damper on the trip; I just like clear information that does not change whether I'm looking on the actual site, on a printed paper, or on an online viewer thing.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Jtilghman3 wrote a review Oct 13
27 contributions13 helpful votes
The Old Edwards in was very comfortable and relaxing in the time of Covid. The hotel had some restrictions, but not too many as to make you suffocate. The spa, pool, and hot tubs were open. Our room was a suite near the spa with two gas fire places, which were more than useful on the chilly October nights. Room comes with a Nespresso Machine, which is always a favorite of mine, as I really do not like drip coffee. We loved Madison's restaurant. Both dinner and breakfast were very quality. The wine list particularly diverse with some older vintages for connoisseurs looking to commemorate a special occasion. The hotel also gives members access to the Old Edwards Club. The golf course is very fun to play and kept in very good condition. It features a few spectacular holes with drops of over 500 feet, including #18. I could not recommend this hotel enough. The town is also very charming with good restaurants and shops. There are plenty of good hikes around that are good exercise after over indulging at Madison's.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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WLM1972 wrote a review Oct 12
Vincennes, Indiana77 contributions26 helpful votes
Spent two nights in Highlands, NC at this resort - loved it! Beautiful property. We were with another couple - stayed in one of the Falls Cottages that had 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Great service, amenities. Loved the fireplace, bar/fridge, cookies in the room! Wonderful location for walking - easy access to shopping and dinner locations. We would return to Highlands and definitely stay here!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$215 - $685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Highland Excursion (0.2 miles), Highlands Playhouse (0.09 miles), and Colonel Mustard’s (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilwins Highlands, Ristorante Paoletti, and Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Old Edwards Inn and Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Highlands.
Are any cleaning services offered at Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Old Edwards Inn and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Edwards Inn and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sky Valley Overlook (8.4 miles).