In the past we have stayed at the 4 1/2 Street Inn when vacationing in Highlands. This visit, since that inn was full we stayed across the street at the Colonial Pines. This B and B has been in continuous operation in Highlands for over 30 years and was just a delightful place to stay. We like 4 1/2 Street a lot--quiet, yet only a short walk to town. The Colonial Pines is a stately two story residence with rooms on both floors as well as a separate two story guest cottage with two additional suites (the upper with 2 bedrooms and a kitchenette. Our room was on the second floor of the main house, was quiet, with a walk-in closet, nice bath, and pine paneling somewhat reminiscent of yesteryear. We found the room charming, and actually more reasonably priced than the inn across the street. The grounds at the Colonial Pines are beautiful, well manicured and very relaxing. There are tables and swings on the huge covered verandas where we ate two delightful meals with food that we had brought with us in our cooler. When we arrived there was Sherry in a nice decanter and some freshly baked treats from our hostess, Donna, who is an excellent cook! Her breakfasts were delicious and healthy as well. Her husband Christopher was also pleasant and both provided us with whatever information we required regarding the local attractions, restaurants, etc. Each day we were there, Donna put out new delights for us in the afternoon, and we looked forward to another of her delicious breakfasts. We highly recommend this inn! It is clean, attractive, reasonably priced and very convenient to the downtown Highlands area.
- 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