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Transcend the ordinary at our blue ridge mountain resort

Situated at 4,118 feet, Highlands, North Carolina is breathtaking destination on the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The vibrant mountain village, with breathtaking vistas, waterfalls and wooded forest, draws visitors from around the world. Stroll along Main Street to unique shopping, dining, museums, arts and entertainment. Embrace the mountain spirit with live music, theater and art galleries in one of America's Top Twelve Small-Town ArtPlaces. Discover spectacular mountain trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding, and sparkling lakes and rivers for tubing, canoeing, fly fishing and whitewater rafting.
 
Highlands is known for its beautiful seasons and stunning visuals. Springtime is when the native Mountain Laurel blankets the forest in vibrant pink, fall introduces a symphony of color with the changing leaves, and winter ushers in clear views and the alabaster of fallen snow. The pristine mountain air and panoramic beauty fills you with serenity at our Highlands, NC mountain resort.
 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old Edwards Inn and Spa provides unparalleled experiences in the Blue Ridge Mountains, from golf to garden-to-table dining. Let our concierge help you plan every adventure so you can relax, explore and celebrate the good life.
   

Nearby Airports

  • Asheville Regional Airport, Asheville, NC
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA
  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Greer, SC
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC
 
 

Nearby Cities

  • Asheville, NC - 1.5 Hours
  • Birmingham, AL - 5 Hours
  • Greensboro, NC - 4 Hours
  • Knoxville, TN - 2.5 Hours
  • Atlanta, GA - 2.5 Hours
  • Charlotte, NC - 3 Hours
  • Greenville, SC - 2 Hours
  • Raleigh, NC - 5 Hours
 
 

Highlands Climate

The Highlands Plateau is in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Village is at an elevation of 4,118 sea level, making it one of the highest altitudes and coolest of all towns in the southern US during the summer. Highlands enjoys an average high of 78 degrees in July and around 90 inches of rain annually. Rainfall and abundant sunshine create a verdant microclimate which delights botanists, locals and visitors.

Directions to The Farm at Old Edwards - 2 miles

 
  • Drive northwest on Main Street/US-64/NC-28 (toward Franklin). Continue for 0.1 mile.
  • Turn left at the traffic signal onto NC-106/Dillard Road. Continue for 1.2 miles.
  • After the Highlands Country Club, turn right onto Arnold Road.
  • Continue for 0.5 mile to the 5th driveway, marked with stone pillars and a Farm sign
  • Turn left into the entrance at 445 Main Street
 

Directions to Old Edwards Club - 6.5 miles

 
  • Drive north on N 4th Street/US-64 E (toward Cashiers). Continue for 6.4 miles.
  • After the Whiteside Mountain viewing area turn left onto Highlands Cove Drive (Sign will say Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove.)
  • Proceed to Gate House