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Half-Mile Farm
Ranked #3 of 7 Highlands B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

In 50+ years of traveling (literally) around the world from small b & b to top hotels...this was one of the best establishments I have ever stayed in! The level of beauty, cleanliness, food and especially detail can only be rivaled by every employee who can not work hard enough (and sincere) to make your stay nothing less than perfect. Most will spend money to prove how perfect their place is. These humble, warm, professional people leave no detail to chance. If you want to go where your blood pressure will go down by 20 points, where you will be treated as if you spent 5x the price and just have an absolute wonderful time..The Inn at Half Mile is your place.. If only there was a rating of "perfect"...this would be it!

Room Tip: sorry...no bad rooms here..
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2012

Wow! I can not accurately express how gratifying it is to receive such high praise, especially considering your years of travel. We sincerely could not have asked for a better review! Thank you very much for taking the time to write it. Please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything we can do to enhance your next stay!

Warm regards,
Kate

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had a complete wedding weekend at Half Mile Inn and Farm, rehearsal dinner and reception. Kate, Wendy and the entire staff were professional and delightful. Working with Kate was wonderful and a pleasure. The setting and Inn are so amazingly beautiful. The service is spectacular. The entire bridal party stayed in the fabulous Inn rooms and are already planning for a return reunion at the Inn next year because they had such a fabulous time there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Marsha W
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Marsha - We feel very fortunate to share in our guests' special occasions. It was a privilege to welcome your family and friends, and to help all of you make the most of this very important weekend. Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words, Marsha! Would love to see you soon...

Warm regards,
Kate

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had a wonderful experience at The Inn at Half Mile Farm. We went to celebrate our anniversary and just unplug and hike. We did all of the above. There are some restaurants we love in Highlands but we ate so much at breakfast and Happy Hour that we only went out for dinner two of the four nights. We stayed in the Justice Cabin and it was the perfect combination of rustic and luxourious. The owners and staff are focused on the guests and do everything possible to make sure their experience is what they hoped for. We plan to go back every year!

Room Tip: Every guest we spoke to was happy with their room.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Highlands really is the perfect place to get away from it all! I am so happy to hear that you were able to completely unplug and enjoy each other's company, surrounded by the quiet sounds of nature. Breakfast is always amazing... and we are glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you for the lovely review, Elizabeth. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Regards,
Kate

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Kate and Wendy made my daughter's wedding weekend absolutely perfect. The accommodations are first class, but not at all stuffy or pretentious. All our guests felt welcome and their needs were met in a friendly, low-key manner. The property is beautiful and all the rooms are unique and tastefully done. Kate and Wendy made us feel like family. I would definitely recommend this for a weekend get away and especially as a destination wedding venue.

Carol Crawford

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Carol C
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Wow, Carol! It is so gratifying to hear how much you and your daughter enjoyed this special day. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of the celebration, and my mother and I are proud to make you feel at home. Thank you very much for the kind words. We hope to welcome you back if you're ever in need of a quiet getaway!

Warm regards,
Kate

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

My husband and I were back for the 2nd time. We love this Inn. The Innkeeper and staff go out of the way to make sure we have anything we need. The breakfast was wonderful and always love the selection of wines and appetizers. If you need to get away to a quiet picturesque location - this is it. A perfect place to unwind!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank gm60
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

It was lovely to see you again! I'm thrilled that you and your husband had such a fabulous time with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Regards,
Kate

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This inn is a wonderful place to go as a couple and relax and enjoy the mountains. Wendy and Carol were so nice and the food and service was excellent! We stayed in a courtyard room, and even though it was close to the main inn, we rarely saw other people (except at breakfast and happy hour) and were never disturbed by any noises. The room was very well appointed. The bed was very comfortable, and the fire place was perfect when it got a little chilly outside. The location is great - close to Highlands, Cashiers, etc., yet off the main road so you feel like you are away from everything. Love the grounds and lake - everything is well maintained. Can't wait to back!

Room Tip: Bottom floor courtyard was very easy to get to. We heard the people above us a couple of times, but...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2012

It's good to hear from both of you again! Wendy, Carol and I are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. The courtyard room is perfect for a relaxing, romantic getaway. Thank you very much for the kind words. We would love to welcome you back again next year!

Warm regards,
Kate

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Inn at Half Mile farm was the perfect topper for a fun-filled summer with close friends and new beginnings. The Inn is nestled in the rich, high-elevations of Western North Carolina, lending itself to fantastic summer temperatures perfect for outdoor events. The rooms boasted comfortable beds, sizeable flat screen televisions, rustic decorations, peaceful balconies for sunset gazing and sitting, and spotless through and through. The in-room bathrooms are well equipped with any toiletries one might need, and stocked with back up linens or towels. Meals throughout our two long weekdn stay were extravagant. Breakfast quiches, berry pancakes, or mimosas to start out the day and moist pork tenderloins, rosemary garlic potatoes, and flaky dinner biscuits with local wines to start out the evenings. Above all the wonderful amenities to soak up at the Inn, the unmistakeably best aspect of this Bed and Breakfast is the warm and welcoming staff. Not only did Kate Messer and her mother cater to our wedding party with sincere accommodation, but they also worked wonders in coordinating wedding festivites and logistics. No matter how boisterous or large your crowd may be, the Messer's will open their doors with great care and do so kindly. Thanks to Kate and her staff at Half Mile Farm, the wedding was a huge success and the guests got to enjoy an incredible weekend getaway with friends!

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with any room here at the Inn.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

We're delighted to be part of the festivities! I am thrilled that my mother and I were able to make this special day even more memorable. Thank you for the fabulous review — from the beautiful description of our mountain views to our luxurious breakfasts, we couldn't have asked for kinder words! We hope to welcome you back again soon. :)

Regards,
Kate

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Additional Information about Half-Mile Farm

Address: 214 Half Mile Dr, Highlands, NC 28741
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Price Range: $192 - $689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Half-Mile Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a luxury country inn surrounded by natural landscapes and mountain vistas on the outskirts of downtown Highlands, NC. An expanse of green lawn with vegetable gardens and view of glistening Apple Lake welcome you, while the rambling farmhouse, additional guest quarters and garden house grace the top of the hill. A complimentary chef-made breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres come daily with every stay. Feel at home in beautiful guestrooms and cabins with rustic-luxe decor, fireplaces and balconies with tranquil views of the courtyard, lake and forest. Take a dib in the hillside heated mineral pool and whirlpool, trek the wooded trail, bicycle on a country road, canoe or paddle board the lake, and take a picnic basket to your own corner of the property. Half-Mile Farm is a peaceful getaway by Old Edwards Hospitality Group where guests age 18 and older can relax and recharge in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. ... more   less 
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