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Old Edwards Inn and Spa

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445 Main Street, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741
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Chatt. TN
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I arrived July 18 for a 3 night stay in the Falls Cottages.1st---the cottage we had. 5315 is perfect. We have traveled several places and nothing come close to the service and amenities they have here.everything here is truly first class. All the employees have been very helpful and very courteous . We also had a couples... More 

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Thank bkiv
Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

We are so glad to know that you fully enjoyed your stay with us! It sounds like you had a well-rounded stay and were able to enjoy so many of our signature experiences, like The Spa and Madison's Restaurant. We love Christine at the spa too! She is a treasure. The Falls Cottages do have an energy all their own,... More 

Greensboro, Georgia
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97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of all the luxury hotels I've enjoyed, The Old Edwards Inn & Spa was one of the best. Although this hotel can be a splurge, it is truly worth the expense. Some rooms are much less than others but the king suite in the Falls section was where I chose to stay for an anniversary. Be aware of the "specials"... More 

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Thank Patricia G
Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of Old Edwards Inn and Spa! It sounds like you have experienced a lot of luxury properties, and we really appreciate your comments about ours. The Falls King Suites do appear to be emerging as guest favorites. The Falls Cottages part of the property has only been open for a couple of years and... More 

Hilton Head
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived for our reservation, and we were not in the area that we had booked. I noted that, and, since they had no more guest rooms in that area, we were upgraded to a suite. I inquired about reservations I had made with the concierge for dinner and golf, and they confirmed both. However, when we checked in at... More 

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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting about your experience on TripAdvisor! We apologize for the scheduling glitches that you experienced while with us and are happy that we were able to accommodate you to your liking afterward. For coffee and pastries in the mornings, hopefully you discovered Art's at the Lodge, which is just steps away from the Falls Cottages. However, Mountain... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited to celebrate our 50th birthdays together. We stayed in a cottage and it was WONDERFUL! Every detail was perfect. We were spoiled from the time we entered the lodge until the time we left. The entire staff was friendly, helpful and professional. I did not purchase any spa services, but my girlfriends did and they thoroughly enjoyed them.... More 

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Thank Melanie W
Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

We are so happy to have been a part of your girlfriends getaway celebration! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the spa amenities and café with your girlfriends and that you felt pampered. Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you all again for the next milestone celebration... or before! More 

Norris, Tennessee
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous! The best way to describe it. Top notch everything. A group of 9 women celebrating a 50th birthday. We spent 5 hours in the spa (the best I have ever enjoyed) including a wonderful lunch. A private dinner party in the wine room with exceptional food and service. We were treated like queens (one friend even said she felt... More 

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Thank ParksDavis
Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your positive review on TripAdvisor. We love hosting girlfriend getaways, especially milestone celebrations that make lasting memories! We are happy that we contributed to a successful birthday experience for you and your friends. We're also glad that you plan to return, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

Titusville
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1,560 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch and chose inside vs the wine garden due to the uncertain weather. The appointments in the dining area are excellent. The service is exceptional and should be at the cost. Two salads and wine $56. The view of the wine garden was pleasant. High end for lunch, but it was a very enjoyable experience. My... More 

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife made an appointment for a massage, two days ahead of the actual time and gave the staff person her cc number. On the appointed day she called early to reconfirm and tell them she would be there on time. The attendant had no idea who she was, could not find her cc number and could not find her... More 

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Thank Prussian1951
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55 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quit, discreet and peaceful at the same time. The town don't have that much to Ofer as site seeing so all can relax. The spa itself is very good (240$) and relaxing. The hotel itself know's for sure how to serve the gusts and make them feel comfortable. The last day the tv didn't work, they offer DVDs.

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Thank Taker269
Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a relaxing time at Old Edwards. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. I hope you reported your TV issue to our IT department and that they fixed it for you. Please be sure to ask about sightseeing options on your next visit, as there are miles of hikes, lakes, rivers, waterfalls,... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a destination spot! Such a great getaway with fabulous amenities, plus only two hours north of Atlanta. I have been during all four seasons now and can't tell you which one I like better. They are all very different with their own charm. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but you are not in your room much since the property... More 

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2 Thank ATLAdventurer2010
Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your experience on TripAdvisor. We agree with you about the four seasons. That is one of the most magical aspects of Highlands; every season has something beautiful and awe-inspiring to offer. We appreciate our loyal guests, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

Hoschton, United States
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Lodge, fantastic room! Every expectation was meet. Perfect for an anniversary, great staff, excellent spa services, and the Lodge rooms have great views even in the rain. Dinner at the Madison was phenomenal. PK the intern was the best! We took advantage of the Romantice Adventure package and it was well worth the upgrade to Lodge accommodations.

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Thank Randall T
Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review

We are honored that you chose Old Edwards Inn and Spa for your anniversary, and we are so happy that we were able to help create a memorable celebration. Thank you for remembering PK's name and mentioning him on TripAdvisor. That means a lot to our staff. We hope to see you for many more anniversaries to come! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This European style luxury resort cascades over several scenic blocks in downtown Highlands, NC, offering multiple room types, suites, cottages and full guest estates. Two spectacular outdoor heated mineral pools with whirlpools and cabanas, a world-class spa and fitness center, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort. All guests enjoy champagne arrival and complimentary Dove Bars, fresh fruit and bottled water. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers and heated bathroom floors enhance the in-room experience. Most rooms feature fireplaces as well as private patios or balconies. The restaurants serve farm-to-table fare harvested fresh from two gardens and a greenhouse. Craft cocktails are enjoyed around the resort at casual bars and upscale lounges, and several live music venues provide entertainment indoors year round and outdoors in warmer months. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Edwards Inn and Spa

Address: 445 Main Street, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Price Range: $240 - $655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Old Edwards Inn and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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