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“Like Going to Grandma's House (in a good way)”
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Half-Mile Farm
Ranked #3 of 7 Highlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We visited for an anniversary getaway. We were fortunate enough to get the last room they had available with little notice. Things couldn't have been better when we arrived. Driving up to the farm was beautiful. The driveway is long and winding with a great view of an apple orchard and the pond that the farm sits on. It was at about dusk and the whole vista was right out of a movie. But it got better - we arrived at happy hour that had wine and appetizers in the main room of the farm house next to the roaring fire. Yeah...perfect.

The room we got was in the main house (Linville Falls 4 I think) and did not have a tub but was still cozy. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the room was all that we needed. But it was all of the other extras that made this an awesome experience - the friendly staff, the savory breakfast, the cookies that were always available, the smell of bacon, the wraparound porch with views of the lake, the rocking chairs on the porch, the complimentary snacks/sodas/coffee, the roaring fire, the slightly creaky wooden floors, etc.

At first we were unsure of not staying RIGHT in the town of Highlands. After our two days we are sold and could not imagine having stayed in town. The 4-5 minute drive from the Farm to the town for dinners/shopping was not an inconvenience and we appreciated being in the "country" and the farm setting.

We will be back and are considering trying to get a group of friends to go. Thanks to all of the staff. You made it feel like home.

Room Tip: Book early and Room 4 in the Farm House only has a shower, no tub. However, even being in the Farm H...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

It's great to hear you appreciate our country setting just as much as we do, Garry! Thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary with us. It is a special place... it's like being in the middle of nowhere, but just minutes from everywhere! We would absolutely love to have you back with your friends; just let us know when you're thinking about coming!

Thanks again,
Kate

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Unreal experience. From the minute we arrived at the Inn, we were amazed. The staff (Jason, Carol, & Vivian) were truly amazing and made us feel like friends from the moment we met them. We stayed in Room 1, which we learned was the original master bedroom. The view from the room is unreal, two large ponds, huge Pines/Hardwoods, beautifuly kept large lawn, I could go on and on. Bottom line, you will NOT be disapointed. I booked the same room a full year in advance for next year and my wife and I both are counting the days. If you're looking for a great mountain get away that's a five minute drive into town, look no further!

Room Tip: Room #1 is IT. Secluded, corner bedroom with great panoramic views and excellent bed/bathroom. Jette...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

A perfect review for a perfect anniversary retreat! Thank you so much for this thoughtful recommendation, Jason. Carol, and Vivan will be thrilled with your compliments!

Until next year,
Kate

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stay two nights in late October and we will definitely return. We were greeted by Vivian and an assortment of wonderful cookies!! Vivian was wonderful and very informative. The Wine Time was great..a roaring fire, great wine and very friendly people. Our room was cozy and the fireplace made it perfect! Breakfast as very special and memorable. We loved the grounds and it is only a few minutes to downtown Highlands. Perfect location. I must mention that the turn-down service at night was very nice. We would leave for wine time and by the time we returned to the room it had been refreshed. They were very efficient! We loved our stay here, it was the perfect ending to a great trip. The entire staff at this facility was wonderful.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 21..It was very cozy. Apparently it is one of the smaller rooms but we found it v...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

We like for our guests to feel right at home, so it's great to hear our turn-down service was a highlight for you! I appreciate you mentioning that almost as much as I appreciate you taking the time to write us a recommendation. We'd love to see you again next time you're in North Carolina!

Best,
Kate

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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came to North Carolina for the fall leaves. We stayed in the Justice Cabin. This cabin is falling apart. They need to retire it. Wood burning fireplace was falling apart. The Gass Burning Fireplace up stairs didn't work. Lights didn't work in driveway and Back door of cabin. Glass broken in Cabnets. No curtains down stairs. Closet was down stairs bedroom up stairs. Light above shower coming out of ceiling.
The bathroom was up stairs and the sink was in middle of bedroom? Every body was very nice. But not very helpful in getting things fixed. Beautiful grounds. The cabin was to rustic for me. I'm a four star to five star hotel goer and this was more of a one star place with a two star staff. I feel if their going to charge $300 to over $400 with taxes a night. Then I should have the accommodations that are up to the standards of the price you pay. Made reservations from web page. First time their.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

I'm sorry to hear the Justice Cabin wasn't to your liking! Maintaining the rustic charm we're known for while keeping our rooms in tip-top shape is our No. 1 priority, so I appreciate your honest feedback. I'm confident your suggestions will be put to good use very soon!

Best,
Kate

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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

The Inn at Half Mile Farm is truly amazing! We felt like we were in paradise for our entire stay!! The staff is exceptionally warm, and the food is spectacular. Our room was immaculate and very large. Vivian is an angel and we will be back especially to see her! Thank you for a fantastic weekend!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

I'll make sure Vivian sees your review; she'll be just as thankful for your generous compliments as I am! Thanks for taking the time to write us a recommendation. We're already looking forward to your next visit!

Until then,
Kate

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed in the Captain's log cabin to the side of the Inn. A reconstructed 1900 century house with wood burning fireplace in the living room and gas fireplace in the bedroom upstairs. There were cozy furnishings throughout which were complimented with contemporary utilities including a jetted cowboy tub. There were wines and hors deurves served fireside at the inn for happy hour, and enormous and delicious breakfasts services in the adjacent dining room in the mornings. If you're ever looking for a truly special place to celebrate an occasion, this is it!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Your review is music to my ears, Jennifer! It's great to hear you enjoyed staying in the Captain's House so much. We hope to have you back for another getaway soon!

Safe travels,
Kate

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Our daughter got married at Inn at Half-Mile Farm on the 21st of September and it was an absolutely perfect event and venue! My daughter and I first saw the Inn in March and immediately fell in love with the scenery, views, Kate and her wonderful staff! Kate asked us how we wanted the weekend to progress since the rehearsal and dinner and wedding/reception were both taking place at the Inn at Half-Mile Farm. Bride, Groom, MOB and FOB and Kate went through the events step by step. Kate promised us it would be as we wished and she did not let us down one bit. Kate, Wendy, Jason, Vivian, Carol and the rest of the staff could not have been more accommodating. (And Jason's breakfasts were amazing!).

Sunday morning, none of our guest wanted to leave because the Inn at Half-Mile Farm is so beautiful and relaxing. I highly recommend coming and enjoying the peace and quiet for a weekend, day or having an special event there!!

And did I mention that it poured down rain all day on the wedding day? And it didn't matter because Kate's plan "B" was probably more intimate of a wedding than originally planned!

Thank you to all at Half-Mile Inn for memorable Wedding Weekend!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Kate M, Innkeeper at Half-Mile Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

Thanks for recommending us here and on Yelp, Jamie! We understand how important customer reviews are in this industry, so we appreciate you taking the time to spread the word about us. Please do come back for another visit soon! You're part of the inn family now!!!

Take care,
Kate

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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Price Range: £142 - £435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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