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“Great Getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville

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Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Flat Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to spend a long weekend here and had a relaxing and wonderful time. We will be back!
The resort has cabins and a B&B hotel, where we stayed. The bed was very comfortable, the room was nicely furnished and clean.
The breakfast buffet was impressive and very good.
If you are looking for a place that is quiet and off the highway and back in the woods then this is your spot.
However If you have the urge to get out of the quiet the fun city of Hendersonville is only 10 minutes a way.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kim S, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay at our property. We are delighted that you had such a memorable experience and we hope that you plan to come again soon. We wish you and your family a wonderful summer.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Titusville, FLorida
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81 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent one night at the beautiful Inn and just loved it! We relaxed in the hammock, paddled on the beautiful lake with a nice cool breeze, saw a cute rabbit hopping around (probably toward the organic garden (look out Mr. McGregor) and the hubby loved looking at all the different birds on the grounds. Saw the tennis courts and pool but did not partake. Lots of children and dogs that appeared to also love the place!! THe dinner and breakfast were wonderful as was our lovely server Jessica. Had one of the great big heirloon tomatoes from the Asheville Farmers Market with my breakfast meal which only enhanced their pimento spread and fried green tomato's that were provided. Our room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We had an internet issue which was resolved to our satisfaction. I look forward to going back again and enjoying this gem of a hotel!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LKelleyFL
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Kim S, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
We are so pleased that you enjoyed breakfast and dinner with us at Season's. We have passed on your kind words to Jessica; all of our servers are so delighted when guests enjoy their dining experience! We are also happy to hear that you were able to relax and enjoy the property while you were here. We do hope to see you again soon and wish you and your family a wonderful summer.
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

During our stay, the food at the restaurant, which is pretty renowned, was average at best. The room in the lodge was acceptable but again nothing special, and really "creaky". Wifi worked well, which is sometimes a problem in "rustic" places.

Room Tip: If staying in the lodge, consider using a white-noise generator. It's "creaky".
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank 8005551212
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Kim S, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
We at Season's want EVERY meal and dining experience to be exceptional and are so sorry that you found your meal lacking. If you would be interested in elaborating on your comments, please call our Restaurant Manager, Cathy Horton, at 828-696-9094. We learn from constructive criticism and would welcome your input!
We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay in our lodge. This is an historic building and a better fit for your stay may have been a room in our Woodward House. You can see all of the accommodations that we offer on our website hlinn.com. We have something to fit everyone. We hope that you and your family will come again this summer so that you can have a very memorable Highland Lake Inn & Resort experience.
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Piedmont, California
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

We spent recently just a overnight at this tranquil Inn. It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 1 hour north of Greenville, North Carolina.
Our room was very large and comfortable with a 4 poster bed surrounded with gauze curtains, very romantic. The room also had a fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub. More than we asked for.
The buildings are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and a small farm at the end of the property. a short walk to the lake and a dock, were people enjoyed the fishing.
Season Restaurant was excellent and the service throughout was excellent.
We most definitely will rest urn for a longer stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank mbdeutsche
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Kim S, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay at our property. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit and appreciate your kind remarks about the property and Season's Restaurant. We hope that you plan on coming back at some point this summer to experience the property to the fullest. We have a wide variety of activities that will keep you entertained including kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, bicycles, hiking, tennis, and our swimming pool. We look forward to seeing you soon and hope that you have a wonderful summer.
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savannah, ga.
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

Give yourself a gift and come to the resort for a vacation, The lodge is charming, beds comfortable, good breakfast, every detail that makes the resort special are attended to.
If you just want to read, play bridge, walk, hang out with your friends this is the place to do!

I time my visit here with the Cashiers Antique Show, July 25-27, 2014. It is the best show I have been to and has 50 quality dealers, a gourmet lunch, lots of parking and makes a thoroughly entertaining afternoon. It is at the Blue Ridge School.

Room Tip: most rooms are great!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank melissab1984
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Kim S, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay with us. We are so happy that you had a great visit and hope that you will come back this summer and experience the property in full swing. Our pool opens this week and with all of the other outdoor activities on site we have plenty to keep you and your family busy and smiling. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

What a gem! The grounds were lovely- enjoyed walking to the nearby waterfall. Seasons restaurant provided a delicious breakfast. We needed a relaxing getaway and this was exactly what we found at Highland Inn.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Deborah W
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Kim S, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Highland Lake Inn. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and you were able to get in some relaxation. We pride ourselves on this being a peaceful and tranquil experience for our guests and we are happy that we did a great job while you were here. We wish you the best and invite you to come again soon.
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Rather than stay at a chain hotel, I chose Highland Lake Inn even though it appeared to be more of a summer resort than a place for a February business trip. I was so happy to have made this choice! The lodge where I stayed was charming, with lots of places to sit and read, or spend time with family, and there was even a very nice kitchen to share. My room was huge, with a skylight, fireplace, massive bath, and a very comfy bed. The staff, however, were the best feature by far! When snow threatened to close down the entire area, the staff checked in with me regularly to ensure I was safe, had everything I needed, and would be able to park my car in a place without getting snowed or snow-plowed in. They even offered to take me in a golf cart from my car to the lodge. I would love to bring my family back in the summer (no snow!), to take advantage of the great facilities, including a nice lakefront with canoes.

Room Tip: Woodward House was a great place to have a private room, but a public meeting space.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pirategirlross
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Kim S, Manager at Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give a review of your recent stay. I am sorry that your stay ended up being in the middle of one of the biggest snow storms we have had in many years. The storm limited your ability to really enjoy the property to the fullest. I invite you to come again this summer and bring the family. We have something for everyone. The lake is a big attraction in the summer and we offer paddle boats, canoes and kayaks for guests to get out and enjoy the water. We also are located very close to some of the most amazing waterfalls in the country. We wish you the best and look forward to your visit this summer.
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Property: Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Flat Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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