Old Edwards Inn and Spa

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On the National Register of Historic PlacesOld Edwards Inn and Spa has emerged from a 3 year extensive renovation as the premier luxury destination spa resort in the North Carolina mountains. Old Edwards Inn and Spa is located in the smoky mountains in the charming mountain town of Highlands- North Carolina. Come escape to a haven with the finest contemporary luxury with a world-class European spa and the regions finest dining in Madison*s Restaurant and Wine Garden.


Old Edwards Inn exterior
Old Edwards Inn exterior

Old Edwards Inn and Spa welcomes visitors to North Carolina’s High Country with our award-winning blend of relaxed luxury recognized worldwide. The European-style resort cascades along several rolling acres in downtown Highlands, which is brimming with unique shops, galleries, live arts venues, some of the best dining in North Carolina and pristine mountain recreation.


Guest rooms

More than a place to stay- each of the 59 individually appointed guestrooms- suites and cottages present a sumptuous retreat with European bedding and linens. At the Inn- soothing colors and traditional fabrics compliment rich wood paneling- handsome antiques and comfortable furnishings. The Lodge offers a more casual yet elegant alternative to the Inn and Spa with accommodations in a lovely cottage setting. Baths feature plush robes and rainfall showers with the finest amenities. Plasma TV*s- dual-line phones- wireless Internet- CD player- in-room movies and in-room safes complete each guestroom experience.


Old Edwards inn Bedroom at Falls Cottages
Old Edwards inn Bedroom at Falls Cottages


Old Edwards Inn One_Bedroom_Falls_Cottage
Old Edwards Inn One Bedroom Falls Cottage



Enjoy Farm-to-Table sustainable cuisine in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance at Madisons restaurant with its Wine-Spectator awarded wine list and AAA Four-Diamond rating

Rib Shack
The Rib Shack and Sports Corner serves Traditional Southern Style BBQ. Known for having the best house-smoked ribs and barbecue in town – the Rib Shack offers rustic mountain ambiance and a family dining experience

Spa Cafe
Enjoy light and healthy fare at the Spa Cafe

Wine Garden
The alfresco Wine Garden – seasonal. Salads sandwiches entrees. Full selection of wines beer cocktails.



Old Edwards Inn Madisons_Farm-to_Table_Restaurant
Old Edwards Inn Madisons Farm to Table Restaurant



Old Edwards Inn The_Farm
Old Edwards Inn The Farm

The Old Edwards Club features a Tom Jackson-designed golf course with mountain views and offers private golfing only to guests of the inn!

Old Edwards Inn Golf course
Old Edwards Inn Golf course


North Carolina*s most stirring destinations- this historic Highlands luxury hotel rests at the convergence of four winding country roads in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. Surrounded by whispering seas of evergreens and rhododendrons- this renowned Highlands luxury lodge exemplifies the tranquility of the finest European spas- offering a rich- majestic environment steeped in sylvan elegance.

Enjoy a deep- penetrating massage or purifying body treatment. Savor a glass of Zinfandel in our gourmet restaurant- or set out to explore the streets of Highlands- a charming mountain town- surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas- mesmerizing waterfalls- and wooded forest.


Old Edwards Inn Spa Solarium
Old Edwards Inn Spa Solarium


A spectacular outdoor heated mineral pool, world class spa, designer shops, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort. Old Edwards was Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Hotel Spa in North America 2010, with the first ever perfect score in the 20-year history of the Reader’s Choice Survey. It is TripAdvisor’s #4 “Best Relaxation Spa Resort and “#2 Best Hotel for Romance” in the US in 2011. It is US News & World Reports #3 Hotel in North Carolina 2013.


Old Edwards Inn pool at dusk
Old Edwards Inn pool at dusk


Old Edwards Inn The_Falls_Pool
Old Edwards Inn The Falls Pool


Old Edwards Inn and Spa
445 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
Phone Primary – (828) 526-8008
Toll Free – (866) 526-8008


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