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“Amazing from start to finish! Unbelievable experience!!!!”
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Half-Mile Farm
Ranked #4 of 7 Highlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Amazing from start to finish! Unbelievable experience!!!!”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

OUTSTANDING ALL AROUND! Where do I start? My wife and I had our wedding here this past weekend (09/21/13). WE HAD ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF OUR LIVES! Not just because it was our wedding but because of all of the small details that we didn't think of...The Inn at Half Mile Farm DOES think of those small details for you! From all of the staff that we interacted with (Kate, Wendy, Vivian, Carol, Jason) to the staff that we didn't interact with (behind the scenes staff who were like ninjas) everyone was/is amazing. Not only did everyone take care of our expected wants/needs, but somehow/someway ALL of the staff have the ability to anticipate the things we'd need before we realized we need/want them. Just an amazing all around experience. It seems rare in today's world to be wow'ed when expecting value promised for money paid...but I can tell you first hand that The Inn at Half Mile Farm is one of the few retail establishments in the world that truly has that WOW formula figured out. If you want a boutique lodge experience, this is the only place to stay in the SE! We have agreed to always stay at The Inn at Half Mile Farm once a year no matter what!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Thanks for reaching out here and on Facebook, Alex! You have no idea how much everyone at the inn appreciates your support. I so enjoyed working with you and Cary -- and meeting all of your family and friends! You made it easy!!! We can't wait for you to come back! Keep in touch... we need updates!

Best wishes,
Kate
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

The "Farm" is quaint, serene (except for the fabulous wedding and rehearsal dinner this past weekend...wow what fun!), beautifully maintained and the staff went above and beyond to make us happy and comfortable. They even have coffee and small snacks in the main great room every morning for early risers, but wait!!! the gourmet breakfasts are delicious!

We definitely have plans to go back up there for rest and relaxation.

Southern hospitality at its finest..

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Southern hospitality at its finest? We're flattered! Thank you so much for the glowing recommendation. We can't wait to have you back for a relaxing getaway! (And another delicious breakfast... put in your requests when you make your reservation!)

Safe travels,
Kate
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Duluth, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

After spending a wonderful weekend at the inn for my brothers wedding, all I can say is....magical! The staff, the rooms, the property, the food.....wow! A BIG thank you to Kate and her wonderful staff for making everything special for each and every one of us, especially the bride and groom. The rehearsal dinner and wedding were absolutely perfect (even though it poured rain the day of the wedding). My only regret from the whole weekend.....I did not stay for the yummy blueberry french toast on Sunday morning (silly me!)
Jill Hutchison

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Great to hear from you via TripAdvisor, Jill! We had an absolute blast hosting your brother's wedding, and I'm delighted to hear everyone else enjoyed themselves just as much. You'll have to come back soon to get a taste of our blueberry french toast!

'Til then,
Kate
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We are regular visitors to the Inn. We absolutely love it there. The breakfasts cooked by Jason and Jay were outstanding.
Wendy, Kate, Carol and Vivian are most welcoming.
If you haven't been, take time to check it out. The Inn has a great web page showing pictures of all the rooms.
We plan to be back in October.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
And we are soooo happy to have you as regular visitors and are looking forward to your October visit! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a recommendation. We're lucky to have you as a loyal guest!

Safe travels,
Kate
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Camden, South Carolina
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

My husband and I just returned from The Inn celebrating his 61st birthday! We have been blessed to travel, but The Inn at Half Mile Farm is like "coming home to family!" We are always treated like family! Jason, Kate, Wendy and Carol are always willing to do anything to make your stay wonderful! We have visiting every year for over 8 years!! We especially love the gourmet breakfast!! Thanks to all of you for making this our favorite mountain retreat!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Great to hear from you via TripAdvisor, Marianne! Knowing that you feel like family at our inn is such a wonderful compliment — that's what we want for each and every one of our guests. We're honored that your husband chose to celebrate his birthday with us, and we look forward to having you stay at our place for many years to come!

Safe travels,
Kate
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This was our first stay at this inn, having done a little bit of research on the internet before calling to book personally. We were not disappointed. Vivian checked us in and was very cheerful and helpful...taking her time telling us about all the amenities before showing us our room. There is a main sitting area and numerous porches on which to enjoy the many food and beverage items. There are home made cookies available all day, soft drinks and water in the refrig., along with snacks available anytime. However, the best part were the late afternoon hors'd oeuvres , hot and tasty, along with wine. We were able to meet and socialize with other guests during this afternoon activity.
Our room was one of the lower priced ones; yet it was wonderful. Room #4 was a knotty pine room located on the 2nd floor of the old inn. Even though small, it was clean, with fresh bed linens and a renovated shower.
We spent the afternoon walking the beautiful ground, trying our luck at fishing off the dock, and visiting with other guests.
The morning breakfast , cooked by Jason, was yummy. It was served in the cheery windowed porch.
We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
Thanks for your recommendation, Kathleen! I'm delighted to hear your inaugural stay at our inn was such a pleasant one. We like for each of our guests to feel right at home when they visit us, and I'm thrilled that was the case for you. We can't wait to have you back!

Until next time,
Kate
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Decatur, GA
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

My husband and I just got back from a last-minute getaway. We have been to Highlands many times but have always stayed with friends. This was our first time at The Inn at Half Mile Farm. It is in a perfect spot, just a few minutes from downtown Highlands, but very secluded. We stayed in room #16 and it was wonderful and the bed was comfortable. Although there were other guests at the Inn we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves most of the time. It feels like the farm/mountain house you've always wanted -- beautiful setting, comfortable rooms, and a fabulous porch. We spent half the time lounging on the porch or adirondack chairs by the lake and half our time hiking, eating and shopping. It was perfect. The breakfast, like other reviewers have noted, is delicious and more than you can eat. This isn't the place to worry about calories. Another treat is the bottomless cookie jar - we already miss it!

I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking to unwind and reconnect. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We booked the Grassy Creek Falls Room, which had a nice wooded view. We didn't check out any oth...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
A slice of heaven? Wow! What an amazing compliment. I'm delighted to hear you and your husband enjoyed your stay so much, and I'm even more delighted to hear you'd recommend our hotel to those looking for a relaxing getaway. We're already looking forward to your next visit!

Until then,
Kate
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Property: Half-Mile Farm
Address: 214 Half Mile Dr, Highlands, NC 28741
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Half-Mile Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a luxury country inn surrounded by natural landscapes and mountain vistas on the outskirts of downtown Highlands, NC. An expanse of green lawn with vegetable gardens and view of glistening Apple Lake welcome you, while the rambling farmhouse, additional guest quarters and garden house grace the top of the hill. A complimentary chef-made breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres come daily with every stay. Feel at home in beautiful guestrooms and cabins with rustic-luxe decor, fireplaces and balconies with tranquil views of the courtyard, lake and forest. Take a dib in the hillside heated mineral pool and whirlpool, trek the wooded trail, bicycle on a country road, canoe or paddle board the lake, and take a picnic basket to your own corner of the property. Half-Mile Farm is a peaceful getaway by Old Edwards Hospitality Group where guests age 18 and older can relax and recharge in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. ... more   less 
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