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Old Edwards Inn and Spa

445 Main St PO Box 2130 | Highlands, NC 28741-8447  [SEE MAP]Highlands, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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There are five on-site dining options
Not all rooms feature private balconies, patios or terraces
Nestled amid the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa evokes a European lodge, complete with an exposed stone and brick facade, cozy fireplaces and Victorian-era furnishings. There are several lodging options to choose from: The Inn features spacious guest rooms with large, four-poster canopy beds and antique furniture, while the cottages' rustic designs – complete with multiple rooms and private porches – are ideal for families. Previous guests rave about on-site amenities like the Acorns boutique (specializing in antique home decor), The Spa at Old Edwards and the challenging course at Old Edwards Golf Club. Visitors also can't get enough of the farm-to-table cuisine at Madison's restaurant. What's more, recent guests say the staff members are fantastic, noting that their kindness and willingness to help went a long way.
Highlands, NC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 72 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Rustic, Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019

Condé Nast Traveler


Converted from Highlands’s first boardinghouse, the Historic Inn along Main Street, it mixes something nostalgically English with the woodsy, worn out comfort of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where long, winsome shutters frame overflowing flower boxes on the heavy stone exterior and oaky sitting rooms are outfitted with oriental rugs, distinguished and care-worn from a heavy summer footfall.



Service at this posh inn is first-rate, starting with the complimentary champagne in the lobby.

Fodor's Choice



Country charm and understated elegance go hand in hand at this historic inn situated in the sleepy mountain town of Highlands. Each guest room, suite and cottage is filled with period antiques, fine Italian linens and complimentary champagne upon arrival.

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1468 have reviewed the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1468 reviews 5.0 (based on 1468 reviews)

Guest Rooms

There are a variety of lodging options at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, including guest rooms at the historic inn, cottages, houses and boutique guest rooms. All rooms are individually decorated with period antiques, flat-screen TVs and European bedding with Italian linens. Bathrooms have heated tile floors and rainfall showers, along with robes and slippers.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Some rooms feature private balconies, patios or terraces

Standard room size378 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Highlands at an elevation of 4,118 feet, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa offers a luxurious and secluded retreat. About 70 miles southwest of Asheville, the Old Edwards Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers rooms in its historic inn, cottages, guest estate homes and boutique guest rooms.
  • Fly fishing, tubing, biking and horseback riding nearby
  • About 5 miles north of North Carolina/Georgia border
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Located 58 miles southwest of Asheville Regional Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


There are multiple dining options at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, including Madison’s, serving farm-to-table North Carolina cuisine. The Wine Garden offers seasonal outdoor lunch and dinner service with a waterfall and live music on weekends. The Old Edwards Club Grill Room offers a genteel atmosphere with dark wood and leather, along with themed dinners and a full bar overlooking the golf course. Art’s at the Lodge is a coffee cafe with breakfast options and light lunches.
  • Spa Cafe provides healthy meals and snacks
  • The Hummingbird Lounge serves small plates and cocktails, along with live music on weekends

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The property offers three seasonal heated outdoor mineral pools with whirlpools.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The Spa at Old Edwards Inn is a 25,000-square-foot award-winning facility. Featuring a European-style setting, the spa offers an array of services along with a full salon, steam rooms, saunas, a solarium, Swiss showers and couples treatment rooms.
    • The Spa Cafe serves tea and healthy snacks
    • Spa boutique
    • Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    The inn offers the Kelsey Game and Theater Room with a variety of activities including video games, billiards and foosball. There are also multiple pools on the property and numerous hiking trails nearby.
    • Room can be rented for private functions
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The Old Edwards Inn and Spa has a high-quality fitness center. The gyms feature cardio and strength-training equipment, along with personal training and fitness classes and an outdoor workout space.
    • Clay tennis courts at the Old Edwards Club
    • Multiple mineral pools and whirlpools
    • Reservations required for fitness classes
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Old Edwards Inn and Spa has a handful of for business meetings and conferences. Edwards Hall offers a boardroom, outdoor terrace and business center. The Barn and Barn Pavilion offers a rustic setting with space for up to 275 attendees.
    • On-site audiovisual services
    • Gourmet catering
    • Two 24-hour business centers

    Number of meeting rooms5

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The Old Edwards Club, located 10 miles northwest of the inn, offers a private, 18-hole Tom Jackson-designed course. There’s a clubhouse with The Grill Room restaurant, along with a pro shop.
    • Locker rooms, mineral pool, fitness center and tennis courts
    • Private function space
    • Golf lessons available
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop


    The hotel offers indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The property’s largest space, The Barn and Barn Pavilion, offers a rustic yet upscale setting with pine floors, Adirondack furniture and a stone fireplace with space for up to 275 guests.
    • Private cottage spaces
    • Outdoor garden locations
    • Gourmet farm-to-table catering

    Maximum wedding guest capacity275

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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