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Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Flat Rock
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

1. We love going here because the breakfast is sooo good. Chef prepared breakfast casserole, pancakes, fruit, pastries, grits, potatoes, eggs, bacon, juice, cereals, yogurt, etc.. And it is included with lodging. :)

2. The landscape is so natural and beautiful with tall pines winding your way through to the main lodging areas. The lake is lovely and the waterfall is so pretty at the main entrance. If you love pretty, nostalgic places where you can sit back and relax, and enjoy fabulous food, then you will love this place as much as I do.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cathy H, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

You just described two of the many distinctive features of Highland Lake Inn...the beautiful grounds and the amazing breakfast! We have people who come year after year for the best breakfast around... and stay to take a leisurely walk afterwards on our spacious property. We will look forward to seeing you again soon...breakfast is calling!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Every year I drop off and pickup our daughter's from a nearby camp, and stay at the Highland Lake Inn after a 700 plus mile drive. I always look forward to dinner, breakfast and lunch at the exceptional Season's restaurant. The service is friendly and the food is spectacular. Much of the ingredients are locally grown and the freshness and quality of the food is first class. I can't stress enough how good the food is at Season's. Even the mix at the bar is great and the bar tenders couldn't be sweeter. The rooms and cabins are rustic, but clean and the inn's grounds are so beautiful I doubt you will spend much time in your room. I will miss staying at the Highland Inn after my last daughter goes to college in 2018, but plan on many more good meals at Season's and peaceful nights sleeping until than..

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Cathy H, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2013

We value our annual camp visitors greatly and look forward to your return visits...so we are sorry to hear that your camp days are coming to a close. After a 700 mile drive, it is no wonder that you look forward to a refuge...and we are so pleased that our food, service and ambiance have kept you coming back year after year!

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have stayed at the Highland Lake Inn three times over a period spanning 20 years (!), all for large family reunions. This small resort does a terrific job. Reasonably priced for the money, there is a pool, tennis courts, a small lake with boats to rent, and a restaurant serving good quality meals (and I am picky). There are a variety of different types of accommodations, ranging from hotel rooms to houses for rent. Resorts are difficult, there are so many little things that can go wrong. At the Highland Lake Inn, nothing does.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Melissa T, Front Office Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

What a glorious review! We cannot thank you enough for the fabulous comments. We really do strive to make our guests delighted! Come back soon -- maybe your next experience will even be greater!

Thanks again!

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great location with tons to do on the premises. Woodward House is where we stayed and it was very nice. Checkin/Checkout took longer than I would have liked, but they were very busy. The breakfast is great. Pool was nice and the grounds were well kept. Several in our group did catch some fish in the lake. Pretty peaceful and quiet considering how many guests were there.

Room Tip: Room 2 in the Woodward House has its own private balcony. Very nice.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Melissa T, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your wonderful comments about The Highland Lake Inn. It is our desire to make every stay memorable. We will do our best to improve wait times during checkin and out. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited Hendersonville / Flat Rock a couple months ago while on business and decided to bring my wife and daughter up for the weekend. Highland Lake Inn is nice, relaxing and well managed and exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Melissa T, Guest Relations Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

It is so delightful to hear such good comments from our guests. In our busy world, we just want to thank you for taking the time to turn in such a nice report. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Growing up I went to camp every summer. I loved the setting- the peaceful lake to kayak or canoe, the beautiful trees, hearing the birds sing, walking through the camp. But as an adult I would like to have more upscale accommodations. Highland Lake Inn has it all! Great accommodations, an excellent restaurant, but you have the peaceful surroundings of nature. Many activities on site, but there is also shopping in downtown Hendersonville and Asheville is not far away. Great hiking trails in the area, and the Flat Rock Playhouse is very close. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Melissa T, Front Office Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

And we can't wait to have you back! It means a lot to us to hear how you feel. Thank you so much for taking time out from your busy schedule to write such a great comment. Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Highland Lake Inn this past weekend to attend palys at Flat Rock Play House. This is not our first time at Highland Lake Inn but I can tell you that every trip to HLI is wonderful. GREAT food at Season's and always a wonderful service. We stayed in the Woodward House this time, the rooms are quite and spotless. The way to describe Highland Lake Inn is, it is a wonderful place to get away and experience, in my opinion, the best North Carolina has to offer for lodgeing, food and service.

Room Tip: Woodward House or the Lodge
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melissa T, Front Office Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

We appreciate your review so much. It makes all of us who work at the resort so happy to hear this kind of response from the guests we care about so much. We look forward to many happy returns......thanks!

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Address: 86 Lily Pad Ln, Flat Rock, NC 28731-9507
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Flat Rock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Flat Rock
Price Range: $131 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since the early 1900s-when a group of visionary gentleman from the South Carolina low-country founded Highland Lake Club-the land that now comprises Highland Lake Inn & Resort has been attracting visitors looking for rest, relaxation and recreation. Set amid 26 scenic wooded lakeside acres in Western North Carolina, perhaps no other destination in Western North Carolina combines an authentic mountain experience with such an array of amenities and services. Each season offers guests something special, something unique, which beckons exploration. Our guests enjoy full access to our on-site amenities that will satisfy or exceed the expectations your family, group, or significant other. We pride ourselves on a unique brand of service-that's both anticipatory and responsive-to make sure you and your company enjoy everything we have to offer. Our amenities include dining at our award-winning Season's Restaurant; exploring our 26 wooded-acres either on foot or riding our complimentary bikes; discovering the 40-acre lake by fishing from the dock (catch-and-release) or boating using our complimentary canoes, kayaks and paddleboats; staying outdoors enjoying our swimming pool (Memorial Day - Labor Day), volleyball, tennis, horseshoes and badminton; heading inside to our family game room for pool, ping pong and foosball; or, relaxing with an in-room massage. ... more   less 
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