The Experience

Old Edwards Inn & Spa

The scenic Highlands/Cashiers Plateau of North Carolina brims with unique home and apparel shops, galleries, Wine Spectator awarded restaurants and pristine mountain recreation. Cascading along several rolling acres in the heart Highlands is the Four-Star Old Edwards Inn and Spa.  More than $85 million in renovations since 2004 have produced a world-renowned spa resort and private championship golf club. Spacious suites, cottages and guestrooms feature separate sitting areas, heated tile floors, robes and slippers, rainfall showers and huge soaking tubs. Many have balconies or patios with captivating views of Highlands and the mountains. The resort vibrates with the arts, including live entertainment in Hummingbird Lounge and the alfresco Wine Garden, a resident artist, premium cocktails and culinary venues proffering fresh, healthy cuisine—all delivered in Old-Europe style, service and ambiance.  An outdoor heated mineral pool, whirlpool and poolside bar and cabana beckon city dwellers and lowlanders to rise above the heat and humidity to bask in a blissful mountain summer A spectacular outdoor heated mineral pool, world class spa, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort.

The resort was recently named Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Hotel Spa in North America 2010, with the first ever perfect score in the 20-year history of Reader’s Choice Survey.  It is also TripAdvisor’s “Best Relaxation Spa Resort for 2010.”  Following a $85 million renovation that was completed in 2009.

Guests of Old Edwards are surrounded by the warmth and character of Old-Europe architecture and period antiques.  Each of the 68 luxury accommodations include champagne arrival, twice-daily housekeeping and two 24-hour Butler’s pantries with Dove Bars, fresh fruit and soft beverages,  European bedding, fine Italian linens, and plush robes & slippers.  Many rooms, cottages and suites offer private patios or terraces — some with captivating rooftop views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.  Old 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, Golf Shop, Acorn’s Boutique or Acorn’s on Church featuring fine antiques and home accessories.  Several onsite dining venues ensure something for every occasion.  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 scenic pond and spectacular covered stone tarrace.  The Old Edwards Executive Conference Center provides a catered corporate retreat venue.

Onsite dining venues include the rustically elegant Madison’s restaurant with sustainable farm-to-table cuisine, the alfresco Wine Garden and The Rooftop Terrace, the Spa Cafe with a light menu of healthy items, the Old Edwards Bar and Grill at Old Edwards Club and the Poolside Bar and Cabana. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Choice of one complimentary luncheon for two
    • in the Wine Garden or Madison’s Restaurant, once per stay OR one complimentary round of golf at Old Edwards Club for up to two people, once per stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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