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Old Edwards Inn & Spa


Photo: Courtesy of Old Edwards Inn & spa

445 Main St.
Highlands, NC, 28741, United States
TEL: (828) 526-8008
TEL: (866) 526-8008

The central Highlands grounds of the Old Edwards Inn have deep hospitality roots—the property was originally a boarding house when it opened in 1878, though of course, much has changed. In the last eight yearsalone there has been close to $100 million in renovations; the new owners have added pools, shops, restaurants, and upgraded accommodations. Guests clink champagne glasses at check-in before making their way to one of 68 plush rooms—with 22 more opening in mid-2013—furnished with antiques and Italian linens and framed in local wood and stone. The 25,000-square-foot spa is elegant and warmed by a new solarium with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Carolina Mountain countryside. Guests also have access to the Old Edwards Club, a Tom Jackson–designed golf course and handsome clubhouse, and a swimming pool.

Room to Book:

Ask for one of the historic one-bedroom suites with extra living room space, an outdoor patio and balconies, and a bathroom with a separate shower and tub.

Insider Tip:

Grab coffee from the butler’s pantry and head up to the rooftop terrace, known for its mountain views.


Open / Closes
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Mountain Resort
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 62

Number of Suites: 42 suites & cottages

Number of Restaurants: 4

Number of Bars: 3

Year Opened:



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