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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 May 2016

My room was on the second floor with a beautiful gorge view (I heard the first floor can be a little moldy). I slept with the balcony door open, it is so peaceful. All I could hear were the trees and the stream at night. In the morning the birds chirping wake you. The food pricy but outstanding. I had...

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PAUL S, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Kathryn for your comments and recommendations. We used to have problems downstairs until we ripped open the walls and reinsulated .In the crawl space ,underneath the property ,we put in industrial fans to keep the air circulating .The most important news to visitors is that this area is deemed a natural rain forest and so things can be...

Bardstown, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were in Highlands for Mother's Day Weekend which is a favorite gift destination for Mom. We were there for a trade show in Franklin, but always stay in Highlands and drive down for the show. Once again Skyline Lodge came through with the best rate and a very nice room! This was our first chance to stay in the...

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PAUL S, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes indeed the sound of our waterfall is so relaxing , especially at night . I enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs, with a cup of Starbuck's coffee, very much also ...thank you so very much for taking the time to comment ....come back soon and happy trails to you ..

north ga
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had the pleasure of staying here for 2 nights. It's located just a few miles from Highlands and is an easy drive. We stayed in a FLW room. We weren't aware that most of the rooms don't have A/C but that was ok since we were able to open the door to the porch to get some air. Also...

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PAUL S, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Skyline . We don't think of Skyline as "outdated" , this grande olde lady is retro vintage with a lot of olde school charm . LOL We never hope to be a cookie-cutter chain hotel. We all enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return soon ..happy trails to you...

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food, staff, grounds, bar, all come together for a total mountain lodge experience and the restaurant was wonderful! Don't miss their three cheese grits and Shrimp on the breakfast menu or the desserts at dinner.

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PAUL S, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes , everyone loves the three cheese grits , me too , Chef Kirtis has mastered so many dishes . Thank you very much for you comments ...and we hope to see you soon.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

The website looks very nice. The hotel looks beautifully situated in the mountains Highlands North Carolina. The room had a spectacular view of the small gorge. Now here are the bad the hotel is very dated. The carpet was held on the floor on the steps with tape. The mattress was extremely hard. The website promoted that breakfast is included....

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PAUL S, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry . Thank you for your understanding ,consideration and patience . Winter was very hard on our exterior carpeting .We are a seasonal , family owned property -and work extremely hard to please our guests . Only one in a hundred complain . You did not book on our website at skylinelodge.com -you chose another reservation company ....

atlanta
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Comfortable accommodations in a private setting ~ gorgeous views of the mountains ~ Very friendly staff ~ the waterfall trail within walking distance made it for aa very pleasant stay ~ we will come and visit again

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PAUL S, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much --you made my day ! My staff works very hard to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.We all want each of our guests to feel like they are coming home . Skyline is a no stress zone and we want everyone to have a smile on their face .

Evrehailles, Belgium
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is one of the few places I've stayed that surpassed my expectations based on the website photos. Don't get me wrong - it is definitely old-school, sort of early 60s style, and not high end, but we enjoyed the quirky charm. And the more we looked around, the more impressed I was. The room was quite comfortable, with a...

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PAUL S, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write your very pleasant review of Skyline . I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself here and please the next time you stay , please find me so that I can say "hello "to you .

Bardstown, Kentucky
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Skyline has always been our favorite place to stay when visiting Highlands. It's perfect for us when we are there on business. This year, we decided to sexend our stay for personal reasons and booked one of the cabins. They are fantastic! I highly recommend any of the cabins, as they are all unique in an individual way. We stayed...

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

How very nice to hear that you had a good visit with us in the Bear'.s Den .....It is certainly cozy and quiet and away from it all .........the mountains wonderful and the leaves so spectacular ... thank you from all my staff ...and come again soon ............

Indian Trail, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Really liked the location, restaurant, outdoor areas, staff very friendly and accommodating. Room was clean, bed very comfortable, fresh linens every day...but, the room had a very, very musty smell that we could not clear out even with door open & AC on. Not good for someone with allergies. Read the long history, which is very interesting, but it needs...

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

THANK YOU ....we appreciate your opinion and comments .....we are working hard to make everyone appreciate the lodge as much as we do.....yes we have a way to go and mold does surprise us now and again ...this is a rainforest and we battle the elements ....most importantly we shoot for a no stress zone environment ... thanks again and...

Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Skyline Lodge is just wonderful. There are tons of woods and walking trails, and beautiful views. We stayed in the Eagles Nest, and it was just wonderful. The room was super big, with a good mixture of function and aesthetics. The balcony overlooking the wooded mountains and tasty complimentary coffee was a perfect moment. I would, and will, absolutely be...

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paulsidney, General Manager at Skyline Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes the Eagle's Nest is a wonderful room ...thank you for staying with us in the mountains - what a beautiful time to visit ..Your appreciation of all we have to offer is most welcome ..We will be most pleased to have you back soon ...thank you very much

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unbelievable is the word for the Skyline Lodge & Altitudes Restaurant...constructed of Redwood and Granite, begun in 1929 in the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition. Completed in 1965, Skyline offers a magnificent forty mile view and nestled 4,300 feet atop of Flat Mountain overlooking the banks of Big Creek's cascading waterfalls. From the comfortable rooms with balconies and beautiful views to the scrumptious meals at Altitudes , it's definitely a part of Highlands that should be visited and revisited ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skyline Lodge and Restaurant

Address: 470 Skyline Lodge Drive, Highlands, NC 28741
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Price Range: $145 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Skyline Lodge and Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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“Room 210. Corner balcony overlooking the gorge, secluded, fireplace.”
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“Room 222 Eagles nest is air conditioned.”
yev2, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stay on the side the office is on. It MIGHT be better.”
RayW35, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 101 to 110 don't have balcony but do have a fireplace. Most others looked to have a balcony.”
nswieder, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the old building where the office is located. But then who knows what you'll get when you get there.”
president2015, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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