Old Edwards Inn and Spa welcomes visitors to North Carolina’s high country with its award-winning blend of relaxed luxury recognized worldwide. A spectacular outdoor heated mineral pool, world class spa, award-winning dining, and golfing at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort. Guests are surrounded by the warmth and character of Old-Europe architecture and period antiques. All of the luxury accommodations include champagne arrival, gourmet continental breakfast, twice-daily housekeeping, two 24-hour business centers and two 24-hour Butler’s pantries with Dove Bars, fresh fruit and soft beverages. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers, heated-tile bathroom floors, in-room safes and Wi-Fi enhance the in-room experience. Many rooms, cottages and suites offer private patios or terraces—some with captivating rooftop views of Main Street and downtown Highlands. Edwards Inn and Spa also boasts a state-of-the art fitness center with wellness classes that include guided hikes into the scenic surrounding mountains known as “waterfall country.”
Guests enjoy onsite shopping at the Spa Boutique, Acorn’s Boutique or Acorn’s Annex featuring fine antiques and home accessories. Dining venues include Madison ’s Restaurant and Wine Garden serving innovative New South Cuisine, The Rib Shack and Sports Corner, the Spa Café and the Poolside Bar and Bistro. Special events and weddings take place at The Farm—a lushly landscaped Old Edwards property located one mile from downtown Highlands featuring The Barn, the Farmhouse with luxury lodging, Bridal Pavilion, Bridal Bridge over a scenic pond and outdoor events pavilion. The Old Edwards Executive Conference Center provides a catered corporate retreat venue.
~State-of-the-Art Fitness Center and Wellness Classes
~Mobil Four-Star Wellness Spa
~Private Golf Club Accessible to Guests
~Concierge & 24-hour Butler’s Pantry
~Complimentary Gourmet Continental Breakfast Daily
~On-site parking at The Lodge
~Audio-visual support for meetings
~Complete business center services
~Dry cleaning/laundry service
~Complimentary gourmet Continental breakfast
MADISON’S RESTAURANT AND WINE GARDEN
Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden offers distinctive dining in a beautiful setting where the talented culinary team presents Madison’s signature New South cuisine paired with a Wine Spectator award-winning wine. Madison’s is open to the public for breakfas, lunch and dinner daily. In the Wine Garden, a delightful menu of small plates is available to accompany selections from the wine list or cocktails. Desserts, custom-blended coffees, espresso and cappuccino are also served in the lovely al fresco setting. Inn guests may also dine at the Spa Cafe, the Rooftop Terrace or the casual Rib Shack & Sports Corner. Gather in the Hummingbird Bar and Library for cocktails, appetizers, wine by the glass and High Tea (by reservation). Poolside and in-room dining are also available.
THE SPA AT OLD EDWARDS INN
The Spa at Old Edwards Inn reflects the finest European-style luxury and provides a sumptuous backdrop for complete relaxation and personalized care in more than 25,000 beautifully decorated square feet. Presenting one-of-a-kind treatment rooms, signature therapies, complete salon services, personal fitness, recreational activities plus a spa and salon Concierge, The Spa offers the ultimate in a luxurious retreat. The Spa Amenities Building provides additional treatment spaces, a Spa Café, and two additional exclusive Luxury Spa Suites. Highlights also include: ladies and men’s locker rooms, steam rooms, mineral whirlpools, ladies sauna, a spa solarium for relaxing between treatments, a nap-reflection room, and expanded Spa Terraces where guests may relax or dine al fresco.
THE EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE CENTER
The Executive Conference Center, located just behind the Inn, further adds to the resort experience for business travelers and for guests wishing to have social events. The Executive Conference Center is capable of hosting up to 100
guests for meetings and private dining events in its five event/ meeting rooms including the Executive Board Room. Full-service catering is available as is a Business Center. State-of-the-art audiovisual support includes wireless Internet.
THE FARM AT OLD EDWARDS INN
The Farm at Old Edwards Inn is a luxury special events facility located just one mile from downtown Highlands. It comprises 33 acres of lushly landscaped gardens with a Wedding Lawn and all-white garden, Event Terrace and a handsomely furnished Barn with a full catering kitchen. A three-bedroom Farmhouse provides comfortable accommodations for up to six overnight guests in a delightful setting with a rocking-chair porch overlooking a pond and the evergreen forest. The Farm is capable of hosting up to 200 guests for an outdoor reception and up to 60 indoors. It is complete
Spa, Golf, Tennis, Horseback Trail Riding, High Tea, Personal Training, Fitness Classes, Hiking, Canoeing and Kayaking,Fly-fishing (Schools and Guided Fly Trips),Walk Through the Past Tour (History Tour of Highlands), Sports Nutrition and Group Fitness Training,Chocolatier Class at Kilwin’s of Highlands, Waterfalls, Highlands Plahouse, Gem Mining, Golf, Nature Center and botanical gardens.
May 16, 2013
travelingtarheel85, Washington DC, District of Columbia | Trip type: Couples
I was blown away at the beauty of this resort and the friendliness of the staff. I was very impressed that we were greeted with a glass of champagne upon...
I was blown away at the beauty of this resort and the friendliness of the staff. I was very impressed that we were greeted with a glass of champagne upon arrival, we were given a personal tour of the grounds including being walked to our room and shown all of its bells and whistles, our luggage was waiting for us in our room when we entered, and when we forgot a couple of items at home they promptly delivered them to our room. The bathroom in our room (#202) was absolutely fantastic. The jacuzzi tub was a dream. The Molton Brown bath products were a very nice touch! We cannot wait to come back to the Old Edwards Inn! « less
“Perfect Anniversary Weekend!”
May 15, 2013
mchancey, Middleburg, Florida | Trip type: Couples
My husband & I enjoyed our 21st Anniversary at Old Edwards Inn. From the moment we walked in we knew we were at a first class Inn. The reviews about...
My husband & I enjoyed our 21st Anniversary at Old Edwards Inn. From the moment we walked in we knew we were at a first class Inn. The reviews about this place are true. You will spend a higher dollar at the Inn, however, they make sure that it is worth it. There are several options of restaurants within walking distance. We arrived back to our room after our Anniversary dinner to find bed turn-down with rose petals and champagne waiting for us. Nice touch! We spent two evenings enjoying the "lounge" area near the library in the main house listening to a pianist while having a drink. The staff was amazing! Very helpful and very polite. I only wish the weather was a little warmer so we could have enjoyed the pool. The only drawback was that I didn't realize that breakfast was not included. I was told that this would be included in purchasing a package. The view and grounds made up for any drawbacks though! I would stay here again! « less
“Fantastic get away from Atlanta!”
May 10, 2013
AMH30319, Atlanta, Georgia | Trip type: Couples
The Old Edwards Inn is only about 2.5 hours from Atlanta. Though the Ritz at Reynolds Plantation is also wonderful, I'd recommend the Old Edwards Inn over the Ritz of...
The Old Edwards Inn is only about 2.5 hours from Atlanta. Though the Ritz at Reynolds Plantation is also wonderful, I'd recommend the Old Edwards Inn over the Ritz of places within easy driving distance of Atlanta. The inn is lovely, the grounds are lovely, the location is lovely (it's on Main Street in Highlands with lots of restaurants and shops on both sides). And the spa and service are fantastic. The property has a very intimate feel, and one feels very welcome in every nook. We did a combination of using the spa, strolling about Main Street, using the fitness facilities, including yoga classes, and going on a hike. « less
The accommodations are wonderful. We stayed in the new lodge one year in very spaciouis suite-like rooms. Last year we stayed in our own individual cottages each with a screen...
The accommodations are wonderful. We stayed in the new lodge one year in very spaciouis suite-like rooms. Last year we stayed in our own individual cottages each with a screen porch overlooking lovely woods. The restaurant is beyond wonderful. We LOVE their food. And it's made extra special by our special spa package including all dinners in the price, along with a substantial spa credit. The spa is very lovely - having been to many all over the country, I rate it as high as any I have enjoyed. The spa "technicians" were excellent. Customer service overall is good. I highly recommend this! « less
“Old is the new New”
May 7, 2013
Jim W, Davidson, North Carolina, United States | Trip type: Friends getaway
What an amazing place. First the setting at 4118 feet high in the SW corner of North Carolina mountain country makes for a scenic drive--slow enough to unwind and prepare...
What an amazing place. First the setting at 4118 feet high in the SW corner of North Carolina mountain country makes for a scenic drive--slow enough to unwind and prepare for a relaxing visit. The staff is over-the-top friendly, helpful, attentive and gracious. The accommodations are luxurious though comfortable and the Inn itself is a delight of discovery as you meander from one end to the other. The spa, golf, restaurants and health club are all exceptional. And to add to this experience, the shops and the locals are interesting, welcoming and delightful. We will return again and explore the rest of the area soon. Loved It! « less
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Airport & Shuttle Information - Old Edwards Inn & Spa
Asheville Regional Airport, Asheville, NC
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Greer, SC
Airports serving private aircraft are located within 30 minutes of the Inn.
Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
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