Relaxed Luxury for Romance, Girlfriend Getaways, Families and Groups
Surround yourself with period antiques, European bedding and the indulgence of fine Italian linens. Many rooms and suites offer patios or terraces, with captivating views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.
Condé Nast’s Top Hotel Spa in North America
The North Carolina Mountains are said to have a healing power all their own. And the minute you enter The Spa at Old Edwards Inn you’ll feel that energy. Voted #1 Hotel Spa in North America by Condé Nast Traveler's readers in 2010.
Mountain Golf Lifestyle in the Tradition of Old Edwards
Old Edwards Club offers the finest in club lifestyle with a relaxed, family environment.  The Tom Jackson designed golf course is an architectural marvel that cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Sustainable Dining In The Western North Carolina Mountains
The restaurants at Old Edwards Inn and Spa offer the freshest and most innovative cuisine in the North Carolina Mountains. Special wine dinners throughout the season combine a wide variety of wines with the award-winning cuisine of Chef Chris Huerta.
Shopping At Old Edwards Inn
The best shopping in Highlands can be found at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. You’ll find unique home décor, antiques and accessories, ladies designer wear, meaningful gifts for the mind, body and spirit and more.
Activities abound at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. The award-winning Spa with Serenity Solarium and Fireside Lounge beckons for some quite me time, while our three heated pools and Kelsey Game Room make family time enjoyable.
Destination Weddings, Corporate Retreats and Meetings

Old Edwards features a wide variety of accommodations and gathering spaces to accommodate productive corporate meeting, stunning destination wedding, memorable family reunions and other group gatherings.

Highlands, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Situated at 4118 feet, Highlands, North Carolina sits as the crowning jewel on the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  On the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa provides unparalleled luxury and leisure to visitors of the Highlands area.

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Articles and Reviews

Learn more about what reviewers and travel professionals have to say about our Highlands resort and lodging.

Forbes Travel Guide: 10 Places to Celebrate Christmas
Travel Purse  :  What Are the Best Hotels You Haven't Heard Of?
Ashley Brown  :  Old Edwards Inn
Huffington Post : How A Small Appalachian Town Made A Name For Itself In The Culinary World  :  North Carolina Mountain Towns to Escape the Summer Heat
VisitNC: 12 Luxury Hotels and Spas
Atlanta About : Girlfriend Getaway at Old Edwards Inn
Garden and Gun : Sensational Southern Spas
JourneyPod : Highlands, NC: Old Edwards Inn and Spa
ADEPT  :  A Hot Spot
Katia S. Travel Blog :  The Old Edwards Inn
Katia S. Travel Blog : Executive Chef Chris Huerta
Conde Nast Traveler  :  The Most Beautiful Wedding Venues in the US
Green Lodging News : Ezra Gardiner Appointed Head Farmer
The Wall Street Journal  :  Historic Hotels with Cutting Edge Spas
Our State  :  European Plan
Southern Living  :  South's Best Small Towns
US News and World Report  : Best Hotels in NC  :  5 Weird Hotel Amenites You Never Knew You Needed
Smitten  :  Amy and Mike
The Atlantan  :  Sweet Escape
Travel + Leisure  :  Best Weekend Winter Trips Near Atlanta
WNC Magazine :  13 Best Small Towns in Western North Carolina

Woman Getting Married  :  Top Picks for the Best Wedding Venues in the U.S.
USA Today  :  10 Romantic Places That Center Around The Fireplace  :  Highlands, NC: Madison's Restaurant at Old Edwards
The Westchester Wedding Planner  :  Understated Luxury Wedding by Perfect Capture Photography
Reverie Gallery  :  Reader's Choice Award 2015
Kristy Tolley  :  Six Best Spas in the Carolinas
Women Getting Married  :  Old Edwards Inn
Atlanta InTown  :  Head for the Hills
Mens Book Magazine  :  Par for the Course
NFocus Magazine  :  Sweet Escapes
The Laurel Magazine  :  Up Close with Annika
The Laurel Magazine  :  Women of Wine Fashion Show
Khabar Magazine  :  12 Dazzling Daytrips and Weekend Destinations  :  4 Spots to Travel to in May  :  Take Five, Escape to Highlands and Cashiers  :  Heritage, Hotel and Hipsters  :  An Author-Inspired Three Day Road Trip
Southbound Magazine  :  Highlands and Her Neighbors
Anderson Magazine : Girls Spa Getaway
Atlanta Tribune : Blisssbehavin' at Old Edwards Inn and Spa :  20 Best Honeymoon Weekend Getaways
Forbes Travel Guide : 5 Other Ways to Have Bourbon
Town : Mountain Magic
The Fit and Well Atlanta Belle : A Journey to Bliss
The Laurel Magazine  :  Nothing But Love
The Laurel Magazine : A Night to Remember

2014 : Best Hotel in Every State
Talk Greenville : A Touch of European Eden
USA Today : 10 Best Southern Mountain Resorts
Blue Ridge Country : Fine Dining in the Mountains
Orlando Magazine : A Place for All Seasons
Little Black Book : Elegant Wedding
AmberSpire : Get Swept Away!  :  Mountainside Retreat
Getaways for Grownups  :  Old Edwards Club
Getaways for Grownups : The Spa at Old Edwards
Leslie Graham : Old Edwards Inn
My Scoop  :  Fall for Highlands, North Carolina
Hines-Sight Blog : 200 Main in Highlands, NC
Blue Ridge Travel Guide : Spectacular Hospitality at Old Edwards Inn and Spa
The Laurel Magazine : An Old Edwards Wedding
Jet Set Extra : Serenity at Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Style Me Pretty : Romantic and Rustic Wedding
Flower : The Perfect Pair
The Laurel Magazine : Golf For The Rest of Us
Luxury Web : Serenity at Old Edwards Inn
The Laurel Magazine: Acorns Summer Fashion Show
Clientele Luxury : Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Luxe Mountain Weddings  : A Perfect Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Snippet & Ink  : Bridal Luncheon from Calder Clark
Style Me Pretty : Elegant Pink North Carolina Wedding
Kristin Vining Wedding : Old Edwards Inn Wedding
Biz Bash : Top 8 Trends Shaping Weddings Now
Martha Stewart Weddings :  Great Scot
Getaways for Grownups :  The Golden Onion
Lean Magazine :  A Higher Calling
Skimbaco Lifestyle :  Farm Fresh Culinary Experiences
The Atlantan :  Sweet Carolina
Mountainside Bride  :  Highlands, NC Wedding

Modern Luxury  :  Rockwood Lodge
Modern Luxury Brides Atlanta  :  Margaux and Michael
Asheville Event Company : A Summer Wedding
Tina Rowden Photography  :  Emily + David
Forbes Travel Guide  :  Hot 20 List
Occassions Magazine  :  Romantic Revelry
The Atlantan  :  Rekindle the Romance
Chancey Charm Weddings  :  The Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Carolina Bride  :  Modern Inspiration For Your Mountain Affair
The Fit and Well Atlanta Belle : Playing a Round at Old Edwards Club
Time Warner: Around Carolina
Chattanooga Magazine : Summer Road Trip
TravelMole : Travelers Rate Top 50 Hotels in The World
The Laurel Magazine : Moonrise Preview Party
Mary Buchan Lifestyle : The Perfect Girlfriends Getaway
Forbes Travel Guide : Four Southern Towns Worthy of a Detour
Charlotte Observer : High Life
Forbes Travel Guide : Stay, Play and Get Schooled
I Love Swag : Southern Bride of the Month
Skimbaco : Travel Insight
Julia Wade Photography: Sarahbeth and Lee's Wedding
QCExclusive : Summer in the Highlands
Tina Rowden Blog : Wedding at Rockwood Lodge
Asheville Citizen Times : New Luxury at Old Edwards
Hines Sight: Pack Your Bags  |  Beauty Secrets from Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Outside Magazine : Weekend Escapes
Martha Stewart Weddings : Destination Wedding, Highlands, NC
My Beautiful Adventures : Highlands, NC
Charlotte Observer : 5 Swanky Stays
My Beautiful Adventures : Andi's PIck: Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Getaways for Grownups : Happily Ever After
Getaways for Grownups : Chef Johannes Klapdohr
Angela Stott Photography : An Intimate Wedding at Old Edwards Inn
We Tie the Knots : The Farm at Old Edwards Inn
Click : Mountain High
The Laurel Magazine : Monticello Vineyards Wine Dinner
Snippet and Ink : Preppy Farewell Brunch
The Laurel Magazine : Celebrate Spain Weekend
I love Swag : Kaylan + Parks
The Highlander Newspaper : Local chef to compete in national chocolate competition
Historic Hotels of America : Love is in the Air
The Highlander Newspaper : Art and Angela Williams reflect

Passport Magazine: Best Spas 2012
Lake Life: Highlands and Old Edwards Inn
The Travel Authority: Twelve in Twelve
Go.Eat.Give : A Christmas Tree Family Tradition
Go.Eat.Give : Detox with Spices
Alabama Living : Spa...aaah! North Carolina spot offers post-holiday escape
RIver Region Living : Escape to Highlands NC
Southern Weddings : Kaylen and Parks
Chattanooga Magazine : Great Destinations
Tenn Hens Design : Old Edwards Inn Wedding
The Fit and Well Atlanta Belle : Taking a Swing at Golf
Bucket List Productions : Bringing Europe to North Carolina
Points North : A Seasonal Treat
The Laurel Magazine : An Irish Kiss
Flavors Magazine : Mooshine Cocktails

Little Black Dress/Little Red Wagon Magazine : A Divine Getaway
Raleigh Downtowner : Highlands, NC and The Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Flavors Magazine : Focus on Flavor
Bunkycooks : In The Kitchen with Chef Johannes Klapdohr
Charlotte Fresh : Fresh on the Road, Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Chatter Chattanooga : A Divine Diversion
Chatter Chattanooga : The Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Weddings Unveiled : Real Wedding
Travel Girl Magazine : Mountain Magic
Atlanta Social Season : Holidays in Highlands and Cashiers
Art of the Times : The Art of Vacationing
Conde Nast Johansens : Award of Excellence
At Home Tennessee : Magic at The Inn
Healing Lifestyles : Romantic Getaways

445 Main St. Highlands, NC 28741