Perhaps it's a little early to boast, but, OH MY, what a gem we've found! And at the last minute, too! A little under 72 hours ago, I started looking for a place to stay in a Highlands, NC for the upcoming weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The heat of our home in Florida had just gotten on my last cool nerve! However, I was probably not the only Floridian or Georgian who had had enough of the blistering heat this weekend! EVERYTHING was booked up! I called the 4 1/2 Street Inn and the lovely innkeeper their apologized as she had just rented out her last room. She then told me to hold on while she checked her deleted emails, as "we all talk to each other so we know who's still got space." She told me the Colonial Pines still had a room, and that they were just wonderful. She then gave me their phone number. I called and spoke to Donna, who said she had just rented that last room, too. When I told her we had wanted three nights, not two, she mentioned that their offsite cottage, Rebecca's Cottage, was available. She said it has three bedrooms, and I told her it was just my husband and me so we didn't need all that space. Well, she made us an offer I couldn't refuse. She happened to have those exact three days only available, so it was a win-win for both of us! We arrived today and picked up our keys from Donna and Chris at their inn. It was absolutely lovely. I would like to try it out sometime! We then proceeded on to Rebecca's Cottage and couldn't be more thrilled. It is charming, comfortable, perfectly appointed and quite spacious. My ONLY complaint is I have to leave in 3 days! This cottage is definitely on my short list for a much longer return visit, perhaps in the Fall when the leaves are changing?
- 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