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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Half Mile Farm Hotel Highlands