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“Bargain Basement? YES!”

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Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 7 Highlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Bargain Basement? YES!”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

A quick get-away to Highlands was made perfect by our choice of Colonial Pines Inn B&B. We prefer B&Bs because they provide a truly "local" experience - this one is excellent. Because of the last-minute travel plan, the only available room was the "bargain basement." I was a bit skeptical but absolutely delighted - we will definitely stay there again! Breakfast was super, the innkeepers very informative and gave us some sightseeing suggestions we had seen nowhere in our brochures, etc. That made our trip a perfect getaway and we will def8initely return - and will try to always stay in the "bargain basement." That was A+!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

I have been traveling to Highlands for 40 years. I have stayed with friends, rented houses, stayed in motels and B & B's or just visited for the day, but I have finally found the best place to stay. The breakfasts were wonderful, the bed comfortable and the company enjoyable. I will definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Easley, South Carolina
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We live a little over an hour away from several wonderful mountain towns: Asheville, Cashiers, Hendersonville, Flat Rock and Highlands. We've stayed at inns in those towns, but not since we found Colonial Pines Inn in Highlands. We love bed & breakfasts and prefer to stay in them over hotels whenever we can.

Its very simplicity is what appeals to us. Their beds have high quality queen or king size mattresses, the breakfasts are fantastic and the inn's atmosphere is cozy and very relaxing. Located at the top of a hill, the inn gets clean mountain breezes. Beautiful sunsets are visible from 2 huge porches that have a hanging swing, and comfy chairs to read in. What the Inn lacks: noise, crowds and television in most rooms. It also lacks the outrageous room rates common to many bed & breakfast inns in desirable "getaway" locations.

From the painstaking restoration of the Inn to the vigilant maintenance of everything on the property; from each carefully chosen antique to the crispness of the ironed sheets on your bed, no detail is missed. From your first call or email to the innkeepers until you hand them back their keys, they are professional and polite as well as warm and friendly.

Like all good innkeepers, they are familiar with the local attractions, from historical to cultural to natural, and the local restaurants, from the sandwich shops and the ice cream shops to the different fine dining establishments.

Check out their website--it is as beautiful as the pictures show it to be!

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Parrish, Florida
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

This is the place we like to stay in Highlands. Probably the best value in town. The accomodations are clean. Breakfast is delightful. You can pay a lot more for lodging in Highlands. So if you want a nice stay without emptying your wallet, this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

We are in our late 60s and have stayed at many B&Bs across the country. Our experience at Colonial Pines was among the best.

We read many reviews before selecting Colonial Pines and the fact Chris and Donna have owned this B&B for more than 25 years, sold us on giving it a try. We stayed in the Guest House, which is next to the main home. It was fantastic. It gave us more room than a typical B&B room since it had seperate dining and living area - it was very cozy.

The location was ideal not too close to town but within walking distance. Donna is a wonderful cook and we enjoyed every breakfast along with the snacks and drinks in the afternoon. We had the opportunity to view most of the rooms and they are all wonderful. Several have TVs. So keep that in mind if this is important to you.

What we liked best: There was no air condioners and you could hear nature so clearly. We slept with our windows opened and had to use a blanket one night - it was wonderful. The mattress and pillows were wondeful.

We enjoyed interacting with Chris and Donna and truly felt like we were at home.

What you see on their website is what you get.

This was our first trip to Highlands and we plan to return at least once each year staying at Colonial Pines.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

My wife and I had never stayed in a bed & breakfast here in the States (we are retired military and frugal) until this week when we lucked out and spent 3 nights at the Colonial Pines Inn in Highlands, NC. Wow, what a great experience! The room was spotless, rustic, cozy, charming and comfortable, and the common areas (fireplace and seating area, dining room, and pantry with 24 hour snacks) were also well-appointed, homey, and inviting. The gourmet breakfasts were exceptional and the proprietors, Chris and Donna Alley, were perfect hosts, anxious to meet every need and offer great advice on what to do and see in Highlands. The rates were very reasonable, especially when compared to other nearby B&Bs. We are planning to return in the early summer and we can strongly recommend the Colonial Pines Inn without any hesitation.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

I have never taken the time to write a review on TripAdvisor, but I just felt that I had to share what a wonderful experience my wife and I had at Colonial Pines this past weekend.

The Inn is impeccably maintained and clean and exceedingly charming. Innkeepers Chris and Donna served us the two best breakfasts we have ever had, and they have mastered the art of being friendly and welcoming, while also giving ample privacy. Whether sipping wine by the fireplace or enjoying the peace and quiet afforded us by our cozy and well-appointed room, we loved every minute of our stay.

I highly, highly recommend Colonial Pines.

(Note - Colonial Pines is incredibly close to shops and restaurants as well).

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast

Property: Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 541 Hickory St, Highlands, NC 28741-8498
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a two-acre in-town hillside, Colonial Pines is one half mile from Main Street and has been welcoming guests since 1961 to the mellow warmth of knotty pine and English antiques. A view of Satulah Mountain will soothe your spirit and you can choose a room, suite, or even a separate cottage with fireplace. Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, unlimited afternoon and evening refreshments, berry gardens,wrap-around two-story verandah, in-town convenience, out-of-town beauty, year-round warm hospitality. ... more   less 

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