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445 Main St., Highlands, NC 28741, United States
Courtesy of Old Edwards Inn and Spa

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.

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Old Edwards Inn & Spa

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.