My husband and I traveled enjoyed a fantastically relaxing four days and three nights at the Inn. Check in was accompanied by a glass of champagne and a great tour of the property. Our room at the Inn was charming and included all of the necessary amenities along with a few special touches like radiant heat in the bathroom and a huge balcony overlooking town.
We ate one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner on the property. All were good but we loved lunch the most. One note if you have food allergies - tell them upon check-in. While I informed our server at each meal I was gluten intolerant, it wasn't until our last meal that the server told us we should have put it on our reservation. Apparently, the pastry chef has gluten-free breads and other specialty items that he prepares for those with this allergy. I wasn't offered any of these items until our last meal - apparently, it's quite new to the staff, so they don't all know about it. Regardless, I had plenty of food options.
On to the spa....we enjoyed several spa treatments during our stay and found them to be top-notch. The spa facilities were also excellent as was the Solarium (great place to relax with a cup of tea and a book).
On Friday and Saturday nights, check out the live entertainment in the Hummingbird Lounge. The singer was quite entertaining with his banter between songs. We were very amused!
As discerning guests who love spa vacations, we give Old Edwards Inn an A+.
p.s. Route 64 to Highlands is a bit scary with its twists and turns. I would suggest making the trip during the day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This European style luxury resort cascades over several scenic blocks in downtown Highlands, NC, offering multiple room types, suites, cottages and full guest estates. Two spectacular outdoor heated mineral pools with whirlpools and cabanas, a world-class spa and fitness center, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort. All guests enjoy champagne arrival and complimentary Dove Bars, fresh fruit and bottled water. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers and heated bathroom floors enhance the in-room experience. Most rooms feature fireplaces as well as private patios or balconies. The restaurants serve farm-to-table fare harvested fresh from two gardens and a greenhouse. Craft cocktails are enjoyed around the resort at casual bars and upscale lounges, and several live music venues provide entertainment indoors year round and outdoors in warmer months. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Edwards Hotel Highlands
- Old Edwards Inn