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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Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House Book Signing

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 1:00pm
James Lowell “Jim” Strickland, founder and president of Historical Concepts, an Atlanta and Peachtree City, Ga., architecture firm famous for southern vernacular architecture with historic precedent, will sign purchased copies of the firm’s new book entitled, Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House at Acorns Boutique at Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Highlands, N.C. The event will take place Nov. 10, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, and will be during the popular Highlands Culinary Weekend, a four-day event that involves an array of activities, shopping, cuisine, and cooking demonstrations. Acorns Boutique at Old Edwards Inn & Spa features antiques, new furniture, home décor, rugs, books, apparel, and art hand selected from around the world.
 
During the book signing event, Strickland will answer attendee questions about how to continue North Carolina and Southern architectural traditions, while simultaneously designing and building homes that accommodate the needs of 21st century homeowners. He will also answer questions about how he and the partners of his firm collaborated to co-author what many are calling one of the year’s most beautiful design books. Attendance will be free for the public, and books may be purchased on site and signed upon request.
 
Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House, was published by Rizzoli in March 2012. Each home or building pictured and described in the book showcases meticulously designed exteriors and interiors with unified elements, resulting in a display of homes that are aesthetically pleasing from all vantage points and floor plans that reflect the various homeowners’ lifestyles. Each chapter provides a look at homes or communities that pay homage to America’s architectural heritage or the South’s thematic style.

445 Main St. Highlands, NC 28741