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 Johannes Klapdohr.
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.
Experience
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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Carolyn Curry Book Signing

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Gertrude Thomas was a gracious and brave 19th Century Southern woman whose remarkable life will uplift readers and motivate confidence in one’s own ability to triumph over seemingly impossible odds.

Born as a wealthy plantation daughter and becoming a planter’s wife in the glory days before the Civil War, Gertrude Thomas experienced lost wealth and family strife during the turmoil of the war itself and Reconstruction. This transformation led Thomas to become a more independent  thinker who moved forward to embrace the most progressive issues of her time, particularly the vote for women, gender equality, and the wrong of slavery. She made such significant contributions as starting a school and becoming president of the Georgia Woman Suffrage Association the first time it met in convention in 1899.

The author of this remarkable work, Carolyn Curry, has devoted over 25 years to studying Thomas’ life and passionately rendering Thomas alive on the page. Carolyn has brought together Thomas’ miraculous 41-year diary of 450,000 words, 15 scrapbooks, and legal documents in a candid and genuine telling of the full story of this important woman’s life covering almost 60 years.
 
Carolyn Curry received a BA in English from Agnes Scott College and MA and PhD Degrees in history from Georgia State University. She is also the founder and chair of Women Alone Together, a non-profit foundation created to meet the needs of women who are alone. Suffer and Grow Strong, The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907 brings to fruition Carolyn’s own life’s passion to promote the well-being of women past and present.

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