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Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 7 Highlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Another wonderful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Second year in a row - we just love it here. Good value, location is close to town and spotless rooms. Well cared for inn by wonderful hosts. Enjoyed the porch swing this time around. Lovely view and quiet location.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Donna and Chris Alley are very gracious and experienced inn keepers and go out of their way to make your stay exceptional. We were there for a 3 day weekend in September. They provide wonderful breakfasts and went out of their way to purchase and cook us healthy alternatives. The rooms are very comfortable and have lovely pine walls and spacious open closets and nice private views. There is a wonderful wraparound porch, with rockers and swings and hummingbird feeders where one can enjoy a cup of tea or the wonderful baked snacks put out in the afternoon. Donna and Chris gave us much good advice about things to do in the area and where to eat. We had made previous reservations to eat at the Madison because it was so top rated. We had a very dissapointing dinner there; fish overdone and dinner tasteless except for salt and had much better dinners following their advice about where to eat. We very much look forward to coming back there again next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

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.

Room Tip: All rooms are somewhat similar. You can't go wrong with any of them!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a great place. The old home is quite homey and warm. There is a large wrap around porch which has swings and tables in case you want to eat breakfast out or drink wine and watch the numerous hummingbirds in the afternoon or evening. The owners are most gracious and accommodating We had some small request for breakfast and Donna and Chris was more than happy to see that we were satisfied with our meal. Donna is a great cook and prefers to stay with healthy choices which is a plus for us. The property quite charming is located within a nice walk into town. The rooms are large and comfortable and quite pleasantly decorated. There are lots of books available to read and lots of available material to find a local hike or waterfall which there are many in the area. The area is quite famous for hikes and waterfalls. Our stay was 2 nights and most pleasant and we hope to return to a winter getaway and experience the charm of Highlands and the Colonial Pines Inn.

Room Tip: we like the upstairs rooms as they are cozy and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Highlands, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

We've stayed at Colonial Pines dozens of times over the years and it's always great. Donna's breakfasts are exceptional. It's like home away from home for us! We've stayed in every room, plus in the guest house out back. Every room is different, but all are very comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Six Mile, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed at Colonial Pines for our honeymoon and had a fabulous time! Donna and Chris are such wonderful and friendly hosts. We had everything from a great room to amazing breakfasts. The house and grounds are just beautiful. We had a chance to tour all of the other rooms and they were all so pretty and well kept. We are making plans to return for a stay here at least once a year. Thank you Donna and Chris!

Room Tip: Call ahead and speak with Donna. She will whatever she can to help your stay be as great as it can...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We had just one night at Colonial Pines in Highlands, NC with Donna and Chris and it was lovely. I have B&Bs in Natchez, Ms., so know how much hard work and dedication to detail it takes to make everyone happy. Our room was delightful and the breakfast amazing. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a true,, exceptional B&B .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Donna A, Owner at Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 July 2013
Thank you - It's gratifying to get a review like this from someone in the business. Your "Marcia's Cottages" in Natchez look lovely, too!
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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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