We live a little over an hour away from several wonderful mountain towns: Asheville, Cashiers, Hendersonville, Flat Rock and Highlands. We've stayed at inns in those towns, but not since we found Colonial Pines Inn in Highlands. We love bed & breakfasts and prefer to stay in them over hotels whenever we can.
Its very simplicity is what appeals to us. Their beds have high quality queen or king size mattresses, the breakfasts are fantastic and the inn's atmosphere is cozy and very relaxing. Located at the top of a hill, the inn gets clean mountain breezes. Beautiful sunsets are visible from 2 huge porches that have a hanging swing, and comfy chairs to read in. What the Inn lacks: noise, crowds and television in most rooms. It also lacks the outrageous room rates common to many bed & breakfast inns in desirable "getaway" locations.
From the painstaking restoration of the Inn to the vigilant maintenance of everything on the property; from each carefully chosen antique to the crispness of the ironed sheets on your bed, no detail is missed. From your first call or email to the innkeepers until you hand them back their keys, they are professional and polite as well as warm and friendly.
Like all good innkeepers, they are familiar with the local attractions, from historical to cultural to natural, and the local restaurants, from the sandwich shops and the ice cream shops to the different fine dining establishments.
Check out their website--it is as beautiful as the pictures show it to be!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on a two-acre in-town hillside, Colonial Pines is one half mile from Main Street and has been welcoming guests since 1961 to the mellow warmth of knotty pine and English antiques. A view of Satulah Mountain will soothe your spirit and you can choose a room, suite, or even a separate cottage with fireplace. Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, unlimited afternoon and evening refreshments, berry gardens,wrap-around two-story verandah, in-town convenience, out-of-town beauty, year-round warm hospitality. ... more less