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Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Asheville
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Special birthday weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I just spent a weekend at Old Edwards in celebration of my birthday. We found it to be as good as advertised. The service is impeccable and very friendly, just what one would expect of a small mountain community. We dined in Madison's and again, the food and service were excellent. The town of Highlands is fascinating also with many small shops and restaurants. Our wekend here was delightful.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dawna70
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
We are happy that you spent your birthday with us at Old Edwards and that it was a special one for you. Thank you for posting your positive review on TripAdvisor. Hope to see you back for your next birthday, if not before.
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Atlanta, GA
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was the closest I have ever experienced to a perfect stay in a hotel. My girlfriend and I traveled to the Old Edwards Inn to celebrate her birthday. Highlands is a quaint town, and the Old Edwards Inn is truly a five-star hotel. The facilities are beautiful, the food is scrumptious (three of my favorite foods were on the menu), and we were totally pampered in the spa. Above all was the amazing staff. The service was courteous without being stuffy, and everyone throughout the hotel remembered our names. We will be returning in the future!

Room Tip: All rooms look wonderful. We staying in the new Falls Cottages.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Robert M
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
We are thrilled that you had a great time with us at Old Edwards and plan to return. Your comment about service being courteous without being stuffy is exactly what we strive for. Thank you for noticing and posting on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your next visit.
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Portland, Maine, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Recently my sister treated me to a wonderful getaway at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa. We arrived on Sunday afternoon. The staff was friendly and helpful. They walked us to our rooms, taking the time to point out details and specific "how-to's" -- ie. the shower in my sister's suite. It's workings might not have been obvious, but the specific instructions made it simple! I felt thoroughly pampered from the "turn down service" in the evening, to the daytime housekeeping that created a lovely atmosphere of soft music and lighting!
The spa was absolutely amazing! Anna was nothing less than wonderful with the massage and the rest of the staff were friendly and helpful to this novice. The entire inn was captivating! From the dark wood and high ceilings of the library, to the cozy cottages and chic lodge. Madison's Restaurant was not so much a dinner, but rather an amazing dining experience...
All of this was enjoyed in the wonderful company of my sister and niece -- loved it all! I would happily go back again any time!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pgmccarter
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Wow, what a beautiful and descriptive review. We love that you noticed all the details and things that make a difference in your stay. Anna is definitely a treasure in the spa. So happy you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for posting about your experience on TripAdvisor.
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Suwanee, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We just celebrated our anniversary at Old Edwards Inn and it was amazing! This was the first trip we have taken for our anniversary where everything was perfect. The minute we walked through the door we could tell we were in a very special place. Every single member of the staff go out of their way to see to your every need. It's just a short drive from Atlanta but you feel like your in another world! The room, the staff, the spa, the food, and the ambience were all exceptional! We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We loved our room in the historic inn but the lodge looks amazing as well.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynnda222
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
"Perfect." That's very exciting to hear-- and a lot to live up to for your next visit:-) We look forward to our next opportunity to give you memorable stay. Happy Anniversary, again, and thank you for spending it with us!
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Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I spent our 36th wedding anniversary at Old Edwards. This is our second stay at the spa. It rained the whole time we were there and yet it was our best anniversary to date. Daniel manager on duty, DJ the massage expert, Ken the Sous Chef, Ashley our spa coordinator, and all those at Madison's made this the Greatest Anniversary. From check in to check out these employees made us feel like Royalty. This spa resort treats you like you were the most important person in the world. Any time you walk in a room all the men stand as you enter, and they are all dressed in suite and ties and address you as Mr or Mrs. The spa is the best I have ever been in and we did 2 days of activities. You never have to ask for anything, there is always someone around waiting on you hand and foot. You actually feel like you are taken back in time with this Inn and Spa as there are no vending machines, ice machines or any of those items you see in a chain hotel. If you need it they get it for you, and treat you with such respect. This spa and inn reminds me of the resorts from the past as in such movies as Dirty. Dancing. It is so family oriented with things for all ages to do. They will fix you up within you want to do in this sweet little town. I really should not write this review because everyone will want to go and we might not be able to get a room next time. I am so particular about where I stay and this is THE BEST PLACE I have ever stayed. If you want a great place to stay and be transformed back in time go to Old Edwards Inn and Spa you will be hooked forever. The Franklins, Boone, NC. Going back in June.

Room Tip: Any room is excellent, we stayed in Spa Suite first trip and then a regular room first night on seco...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Connie F
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thank you so much for taking time to write this heartfelt, meaningful review. We are thrilled that you chose to spend your anniversary with us, that you fully enjoyed your stay, and that we will see you again in June. Happy anniversary, and many more blissful years together!
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great place, quaint, romantic, clean, organized, excellent service, beautiful area and grounds
so well manicured. Exceptional staff, courteous, will go out of their way to please you. They will address you by your name. They will stand up to greet you and wish you a pleasant stay.
Their Spa is top notch. Food quality and choice of wines, outstanding. The restaurant staff, are all well trained and attend a swiss school. They care and cater to your allergy needs.
Thank you Old Edwards Inn.

Room Tip: Old Edward's Inn has deluxe rooms at the historical building as well as separate cottages. All...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rafik s
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
You're welcome! And thank you for posting such a nice review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We just got home after another wonderful anniversary trip to Old Edwards. What a treat to arrive and see we were upgraded. Loved our room! We did 2 days at the spa this time because it is that wonderful!

The staff goes out of their way to make sure you have what you need and that you are comfortable. The little details make this place so special.

We have been twice and were equally pleased both times. We love to stay in the historic inn, but all areas of this place are beautiful. The town is very quiet this time of year, but that is part of the draw for us. A perfect place to slow down and relax.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ashwad918
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Amanda S, Marketing Director at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
We really appreciate our repeat guests, so thank you! And thank you for posting your great comments on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Property: Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Address: 445 Main St, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Old Edwards Inn and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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 
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