Old Edwards Inn and Spa

Cottage chic in the Carolina hills
Country charm and understated elegance go hand in hand at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, a historic property situated in the sleepy mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina. Each guest room, suite and cottage is filled with period antiques, fine Italian linens and complimentary champagne upon arrival. A heated outdoor mineral pool and luxurious 25,000-square-foot spa, which uses herbs and botanicals directly from the spa’s garden, guarantee a relaxing experience. A Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant and a world-class golf course add even more color to an unforgettable getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • While the property has a host of accommodation styles to suit any guest — units range from rooms in the Historic Inn to lavish spa suites — we admit to being partial to the Falls Cottages, a collection of newer wood- and stone-constructed units with freestanding fireplaces.
  • Request a room, cottage or suite with a private patio or terrace; some offer impressive rooftop views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.
  • There are multiple dining options onsite, including the romantic Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden.
Things to Know
  • Four-Star The Spa at Old Edwards takes advantage of its position in the rich North Carolina hills by offering services such as Journey To Bliss with Mountain Quartz Energy, an 80-minute session that uses local rocks known for their healing powers.
  • Not an eight-minute ride from Old Edwards Inn sits Half-Mile Farm, the small, rustic sister property that couldn’t be more textbook Southern chic if it were in an actual textbook.
  • The two new Satulah Suites, occupying the second floor of a Mediterranean-style building in front of the spa, feature bedroom with seating areas, living rooms with fireplaces, heated marble bathroom floors, high-end furnishings and much more.
Getting There
445 Main Street, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
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