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“Pet friendly and quaint!”

Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge
Ranked #19 of 55 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: Enjoy sunset dining inside or out on the cocktail patio with Highlands' best view at the top of Flat Mountain at 4300 ft. elevation at the historic Skyline Lodge built by Arthur Kelsey a student of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1929. Our executive Chef Kirtis will tease your taste buds with his gourmet dishes. Chef also creates daily specials that feature a great diversity of world flavors, reaching out to Italy, France, Meditteranean and more on a daily basis. Open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner and Saturday , Sunday and holidays for breakfast . They close the weekend with their famous Sunday Champagne Brunch from 12pm to 2pm. Make your reservations today. Located just 5 minutes from Highlands, take Flat Mountain Road off 64 East to Skyline Lodge Road(just after bridge)and make a left to 470 Skyline Lodge Road.
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at
skyline twice now! This place is very cozy and provides a wonderful mountain feel! The pet-friendly style was a huge help and they even provided a bed and good bowl!

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Beautiful historic hotel atop 4300 ft high Flat Top Mountain with spectacular sunrise and sunset views. Just minutes from downtown Highlands, but without the traffic and noise. The service and food was amazing. All of this at a very reasonable price will bring us back to Skyline Lodge again soon.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Shhh! Don't tell anyone else because I want to be able to sit at my favorite table by the open window and feel the crisp mountain breeze as I sip the complimentary champagne during another Sunday brunch at Highlands best kept secret. Sunday's should include Skyline for you too, but only if you enjoy homemade breads and desserts, a nice selection of tasty entrees accompanied by Caesar salad, stone ground cheese grits, and champagne served by a staff that is friendly and anxious to please. All of this takes place in an old lodge-like setting nestled into the trees at 4300 feet. But keep it a secret because if word gets out that you get all of this for only $20, they may have to four lane the road up to the Lodge just to accommodate all the new customers!

1  Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

As we were leaving the Lodge to grab an anniversary dinner at "On The Veranda" a woman named Lou stopped us and said, "I know you aren't having dinner here tonight (too bad for you), but if you are back by 10PM, I will fix dessert for you." Turns out Lou was the "dessert chef" and the ex of the owner.
We took her up on the idea and showed up at 9:30. Empty restaurant but a group at bar. Lou was true to her word. She produced two fresh desserts: Lemon Cheesecake with Chambord Reduction and an almond torte with a shot of Frangelica on the side. Outstanding. We washed then down with some MacAllen and went to bed happy and bleary eyed.
Much to be said for this little restaurant and for Lou. Country but not stereotypical. Great food without pretension. Wonderful service without too many "Y'alls" (You need a couple of those y'alls to make the experience authentic).
In all, we have eaten at restaurants all over the world and spent a lot of money on good foo (probably too much). I would go back to the Skyline tomorrow... for the food, for the mountain quiet and for Lou!
BTW, if you stay at the Lodge, don't miss the served breakfast. Lou rustled up some outstanding eggs benedict. We ate on the porch in the beautiful Carolina sunshine at about 9AM. All the wait staff said "please" and "thank you" and "y'all". Delightful!

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

its a little difficult to find. there is a big sign on the main road but then you have to find your way back to it...however, the view is super as you are pretty high up and the menu is German based but its a friendly place with pretty good food. The wooden "moose are fun and makes for a good photo op

Thank Jen H
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