Old Edwards Inn, Highlands NC

OVERVIEW of Old Edwards Inn

Perched on a plateau 4118 ft above sea level in the hills of western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by pristine mountains, lakes, and waterfalls Old Edwards Inn is the perfect weekend getaway. The resort is located in the beautiful, upscale town of Highlands NC which offers an array of art galleries, antique stores and upscale boutiques. Five of the restaurants in town have been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

THE ROOMS at Old Edwards Inn

Luxury accommodations are spread over three sections of the resort, the Historic Inn (27 rooms), The Lodge (31 rooms) and The Falls Cottages (37 rooms). All are decorated in rich colors, period antiques and fine artwork. Rooms feature plasma TV’s with DIRECT TV, European bedding, Frette linens, heated marble bath floors, rain fall shower, Molten Brown toiletries and free WiFi. Most have balconies or patios and fireplaces.

DINING at Old Edwards Inn

Madison’s is the signature restaurant and it is a good one.Stone walls, intimate booths, a view over the Wine Garden, a farm to table menu and a Wine Spectator award winning wine list make for a wonderful dining experience.Much of what is served comes from the Inn’s own gardens and greenhouses. Here’s some menu highlights: Local Potato And Ham Hock Soup,Arugula, Benton’s Bacon Jam, Aged Cheddar, Fried Egg Yolk and Green Onions; Bacon Wrapped Quail, Chorizo, Roasted Jalapeño and Cream Cheese, Buttermilk Grits, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Garden Squash; Local Lamb Merguez Fettuccini, Hand-made Fettuccini, Spicy Merguez, Basil Walnut Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Milk Feta and 48-Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs, Root Vegetable Risotto, Braised Greens, Aged Cheddar, Poached Farm Egg, Roasted Winter Roots.

The Wine Garden set amidst lush gardens and a waterfall is a seasonal restaurant offering casual fare, artisan cocktails and snacks. Great wines by the glass menu. The Hummingbird Lounge is a cozy wood paneled bar with live weekend music, cocktails and lite bites. Art’s is a morning coffee and breakfast bar and an afternoon cocktail bar. Both pools have dining service. The Falls pool offers burgers and hot dogs and the hickory pool sandwiches and salads. The Grill Room is at the golf course and overlooks the course through floor to ceiling windows.

THE SERVICE at Old Edwards Inn

Guests are greeted with a glass of Champagne and escorted to their rooms where a Welcome Gift awaits.There is complimentary valet parking, free WiFi and an on-premise concierge. The staff is friendly and pleasant and go out of their way to be helpful. One night we forgot our reading glasses and the hostess offered us a pair of brand new glasses from a portfolio just for glasses.

RATES at Old Edwards Inn

From $365 Peak Season Weekend

WHAT OTHERS SAY About Old Edwards Inn

Forbes Four Star Award – Lodging
Wine Spectator Award
Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards #66 Top Hotel in The World
Relais & Chateau property

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