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“First Mountain Vacation Ever”

Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge
Ranked #18 of 55 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 45
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: Enjoy sunset dining inside or out on the cocktail patio with Highlands' best view at the top of Flat Mountain at 4300 ft. elevation at the historic Skyline Lodge built by Arthur Kelsey a student of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1929. Our executive Chef Kirtis will tease your taste buds with his gourmet dishes. Chef also creates daily specials that feature a great diversity of world flavors, reaching out to Italy, France, Meditteranean and more on a daily basis. Open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner and Saturday , Sunday and holidays for breakfast . They close the weekend with their famous Sunday Champagne Brunch from 12pm to 2pm. Make your reservations today. Located just 5 minutes from Highlands, take Flat Mountain Road off 64 East to Skyline Lodge Road(just after bridge)and make a left to 470 Skyline Lodge Road.
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My wife and I drove up from Columbia, SC to celebrate our 4th anniversary with our two small dogs and stayed at the Skyline Lodge. I have to say that we were amazed! We actually made friends with the chef, the bartender and the housekeeping staff. The stay was incredible, the staff was the most cordial that I’ve seen lately and the views were spectacular. I actually sliced my toe prior to the trip and I felt like I had a full-time nursing staff within the lodge. I do have to say that we ate too much during our stay due to the quality and taste of the food but eh, it was a different kind of food, it was our anniversary and we were on vacation. It was tough leaving the immediate access to the pool and front row seating to the Jacuzzi. Also, 2 beautiful waterfalls (that you can walk under) are minutes away. I think there’s 16 or so locally but we only went to the 2 closest. Would recommend this place to anyone that wants a different experience, especially if you’re suffocated by big-city living or beach vacations!

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Thank Johnathan H
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PAUL S, General Manager at Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and your review/recommendation . My staff are happy , kind and love to please our guests . We hope to see you again soon . i love all the waterfalls and am sorry you did not get to hike a bit more . ,hopefully you are now fully recovered !

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

First, the place is old and badly in need of remodeling. The wait staff look like they were recruited from a cult movie. That said, the service was excellent and the food was tasty. Plus, the prices are reasonable. You be the judge.

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PAUL S, General Manager at Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you . We are not the Sheraton or Hilton , and are pleased with our theme , surroundings (circa 1929) here in the mountains and the local folks ,who make up our staff . They are happy , friendly and go out of their way to please our guests --is not that the most important thing to appreciate ..

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is an ideal restaurant for Sunday Brunch. At $20 with unlimited mimosa's it is the best deal in town. The entrees are diverse; Chicken Cordon Bleu, Filet Tornados, Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes. Eggs Benedict. The food was excellent. Recommend reservations, it filled up fast.

Thank Rick M
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PAUL S, General Manager at Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

...thank you for your recommendation .....we all work hard to please our guests !!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you love a friendly atmosphere with a mixture of warmth and polish, you will love Altitudes! Such a wonderful staff. Bartender exceptional!

Thank Roxanne F
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PAUL S, General Manager at Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you very much for your review . We hope to see you here often .

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wife and I ate dinner and breakfast here. For dinner I had the trout, she had the seafood pasta. Food very tasty. Also had a glass a wine each, she had salad, I had french onion soup. Bill with tip was $120 - so not cheap. Service was lacking - maybe 12 or so tables in the restaurant. Decor a bit dated (popcorn ceiling - hello 70's - 80's).

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Thank Ron T
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PAUL S, General Manager at Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

other guests write ; "Beautiful historic hotel atop 4300 ft high Flat Top Mountain with spectacular sunrise and sunset views. Just minutes from downtown Highlands, but without the traffic and noise. The service and food was amazing. All of this at a very reasonable price will bring us back to Skyline Lodge again soon."

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