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“A Perfect Weekend”
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Highlands Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Reviewed 25 October 2011

I visited the Highlands Inn for my Birthday weekend and we had an absolute blast. I was a little nervous about the size of the small queen room #39 but it really was perfect for us: a young couple who only used the room for sleeping and spent most of the time exploring the city, hiking and going out for dinner and drinks at night.

The hotel staff was very accomadating in a few special requests and always greeted us with a smile.

The location is also perfect for walking through town and going out to eat at night.

Also, don't forget breakfast for two is included in your room rate and the breakfast was a wonderful way to start your morning.

I am already trying to plan a return trip.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

The Inn is a very warm, cozy, and welcoming place. The lobby is furnished with period antiques and the Chesterfield in front of the fireplace is a very inviting spot after a day of sightseeing. The location is perfect. The staff at the Inn are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are quaint and homey. Beds are comfortable. We stayed in one of the Rock Garden view rooms and enjoyed our balcony. The Inn is a great place whether you are in the mountains to shop, hike or just relax. Scenic routes to Cashiers, Sapphire, Syla, and Franklin take only about 20 to 30 minutes and are absolutely gorgeous! Be sure to do the Whiteside mountain hike.

Room Tip: I don't imagine there is a bad room at this Inn. Front rooms overlook Main Street. Rock Garden...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

A very nice place to stay if you like historical settings. Furnished with antiques, the lobby and rooms evoke a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is in the center of town, convenient to all the shops.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Wesley P
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

We have been visiting the Highlands Inn at least yearly for almost 20 years now. I grew up in the area and love now to vacation there. We have occasionally discussed buying vacation property in the area, but who needs to own property when you can stay at the Highlands Inn and be thoroughly spoiled? The rooms are comfortable and affordable. A tasty, full breakfast is included in the price. The inn sits on Main Street in Highlands within walking distance of a number of world-class restaurants. The adjacent shops on Main Street are varied and interesting. We spend much of our time sitting on the front porch, watching the world go by and drinking in the mountain air. You are within a few minutes of mountain vistas and hiking opportunities if you feel so inclined. The staff is always gracious and courteous, and we have never felt anything but completely welcome. We are already planning our next visit and encourage anyone interested in the area to look into a stay here.

Room Tip: Back of the inn is quieter, but the front has direct access to the porch...which we love.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

We had friends come from Knoxville and meet us for the weekend, so we put them in the Gazebo Suite. It was awesome and they said the bed was very comfortable. My wife and I stayed in room 45 and it was a nice room. If we return, we'll request the Gazebo Suite because of the fun times we had with our friends sitting around the rock garden.

Room Tip: The rooms adjacent to the rock garden are fantastic for stress reduction. Sit in the rock garden and...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

My wife and I both have stressful jobs. From the minute we walked into Highlands Inn, we could feel the weight fall away. The care taken to preserve a beautiful old building and the feeling you get staying in such a historic place can't be described. The room was cozy, clean, and the bed was more than comfortable. I don't know what else to add, except that we will certainly be back again. Thanks Tim for the dinner suggestions and the warm,, friendly hospitality.

Mike H.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

My 23 year old daughter and I spent three nights at the Highlands Inn this summer, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else when in Highlands. The Inn is ideally located in the center of town, with all the shops and restaurants literally steps away. (Highlands is a quiet town at night, so the central location doesn't create a noise problem.) We were warmly welcomed at the Inn, and the gentleman at the front desk was very helpful in straightening out a minor issue with our reservation. The room was attractive, clean, and roomy. A full breakfast, ordered from a menu, is included in the room charge.

We especially enjoyed a shop called The Empty Sink a few doors down the street, which carries every sort of home goods imaginable. An upscale grocery store with great prepared foods is just a block away; we enjoyed several meals in their dining area.

I can't imagine staying anywhere but the Highlands Inn in Highlands, and look forward to going back.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank RichmondTraveler55
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Additional Information about Highlands Inn

Address: 420 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Price Range: £101 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Highlands Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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