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Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

My wife and I recently took a trip to Highlands and stayed at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa for four nights as part of a longer vacation. Although expensive, the service, amenities, and location still make the experience well worth the money. The staff are very professional, helpful, and friendly at all times. Highlands as a location is absolutely perfect for outdoor activities and my wife and I enjoyed the plethora of hiking trails in the immediate area. Being able to come back to such a relaxing and enjoyable environment after spending a day of hiking made the stay all the more enjoyable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

I surprised my husband for our anniversary with the "slip away and save" package. It was our first time to Highlands, and we were there during their quiet time, which was very nice! The history of the place and character was so neat. Madison's is amazing! We ordered room service a couple of times and ate there for dinner one evening, and their approach to food is wonderful. The spa is SOOO relaxing. It is the attention to detail that Old Edwards provided that made it such a special place.

Room Tip: The Inn rooms with the GREAT porches are a bit small, but have a lot of character
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ashwad918
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Morganton, North Carolina
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed two nights to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were offered champaign when we arrived and given a tour of the Inn. We were surprised that our king suite had two bathrooms, both with heated floors. It was a corner room and had two balconies. We decided to tour the spa and were offered champaign again!
We had a wonderful day on our anniversary. We drove a short distance to see Dry Falls and then my wife visited the amazing spa. We walked a short distance to the Methodist church to renew our wedding vows, (a surprise for my wife), and then walked back to Madison's for dinner. We discovered rose petals on our table and enjoyed a great meal. After dinner, we came back to our room to discover an anniversary note from the staff, a split of champaign, and rose petals on our bed!
I really appreciate the friendly staff of Old Edwards. They went out of their way to make this a memorable experience for our anniversary. We thought about our children who may marry in the future. Wouldn't it be nice for them to experience Old Edwards as a gift.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David L
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012 via mobile

We booked 1 night and wished we planned for 2 nights. Everything was perfect. Clean room, comfortable queen bed & heated tile floor in the bath. We had dinner at Madison's & it was delicious! We highly recommend this hotel. The staff was wonderful!

Stayed March 2012
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Richmond, Kentucky, USA
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74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

This place is terrific although somewhat pricey. We had drinks in the Library, oh so old world. We were welcomed with champaign and one of the bellmen was assigned to give us a tour, and it would appear that this is done for each of their guests. This may seem strange but when one understands that the owners have spent some eighty million dollars to put the adjoining properties together and then to outfit them with splendid furnishings, well one does need a guided tour of this amazingly large establishment. The Inn even created a thunderstorm last night and since we had a room right under the slate roof, it was great drifting off to sleep hearing the rain on the roof. And oh yes, the butler's pantry is accessible 24/7 and provides cold drinks and Dove ice cream bars to calm the soul.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bankofdad2
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Additional Information about Old Edwards Inn and Spa

Property: Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Address: 445 Main St, PO Box 2130, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,737 - ₹ 38,728
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Old Edwards Inn and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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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