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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Our History

Old Edwards Inn was Highlands’ earliest boarding house, known then as Central House, built on property owned by John Norton in July of 1878. Norton paid $60 for four lots on the southeast corner of 4th and Main Streets and constructed a two-and-a-half story frame structure with a gabled roof and a two-tier front porch.
In 1880 Norton exchanged Central House with Joseph Halleck for Halleck’s just completed Highlands House. Halleck ran Central House for eight years before selling it to James Rideout, who immediately traded it to David Norton of Norton Community for Satulah House, an Inn that Rideout had just built on Norton’s 5th Street property.
For the next seventeen years, from May through October, David Norton and his wife Martha “Mattie” Adams, better known as Uncle Dave and Aunt Mat, managed Central House. Their inn became widely known for its hospitality. The Nortons entertained generously and lavishly. Rev. Archibald Deal attributed to Aunt Mat a “joyous spirit warmed one like a sunbeam.” Uncle Dave and Aunt Mattie were as good and honest as they were loyal to their friends, and their charity was known to be boundless.

Source: Randolph P. Shaffner, Heart of the Blue Ridge: Highlands, North Carolina

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445 Main St. Highlands, NC 28741