Old Edwards Inn

Highlands, NC, United States


PROPERTY TYPE: European Style Mountain Spa Resort

EXPERIENCES: Adventure, Golf, Wellness

THE ALLURE: Award-winning spa, outdoors, fine dining, championship golf

“A spectacular outdoor heated mineral pool, world class spa, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort.”

The Essentials

Rooms: The property offers 84 rooms in five categories: Deluxe Guestrooms, Suites, Spa Suites, Luxury Suites, and Cottages. The spacious suites, cottages and guestrooms feature separate sitting areas, heated tile floors, robes and slippers, rainfall showers and huge soaking tubs. Surround yourself with period antiques, European bedding and the indulgence of fine Italian linens. Many rooms have balconies or patios with captivating views of Highlands and the mountains.

Dining: The restaurants at Old Edwards Inn and Spa offer the freshest and most innovative cuisine in the North Carolina Mountains. There are plenty of dining options and wherever you choose to dine, you can feast on menu items prepared from ingredients grown organically in the resort’s own garden or the local Highlands area. The AAA Four-Diamond Awarded Madison’s restaurant, under the direction of award-winning Chef Chris Huerta, is known for some of the best locally-sourced, farm-to-table dining in Western North Carolina. For more relaxed dining in a garden setting, enjoy lunch or dinner in the alfresco Wine Garden with lush surroundings, market umbrellas, and a patio-side waterfall. The Grill Room at Old Edwards Golf Club features soups, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, pork and fresh seafood dishes in a beautiful surrounding of dark wood and leather with a view of the golf course through floor to ceiling windows in the dining solarium. The Spa Café at Old Edwards offers healthy, refreshing fare as well as a selection of premium teas served in a soothing environment. Art’s at the Lodge café and bar is a casual spot at Old Edwards to relax with light bites, coffee drinks or cocktails.

Pool & Gym: Guests enjoy two outdoor heated mineral pools (one that is open year-round with a new winter enclosure) with poolside cabanas and poolside whirlpools. An additional outdoor heated mineral pool is located at The Club. There are also two full-service fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment — one located in the center of the main property, and one a short drive away at Old Edwards Club. The fitness centers feature TECHNOGYM fitness equipment, individual instruction, weight training, classes and an outdoor workout terrace.

Spa: North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains are said to have unique healing powers all their own. The minute you enter The Spa at Old Edwards Inn, you’ll feel that energy. Nestled among welcoming architectural elements of fine wood and local stone, The Spa at Old Edwards Inn invites you to immerse yourself in relaxed European-style luxury.  Old Edwards Inn and Spa was voted the #1 Hotel Spa in North America by Conde’ Nast Traveler readers in 2010.

Wifi: Complimentary internet access throughout the resort.

Location: Old Edwards Inn and Spa sits atop the scenic southwest plateau of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The nearest major airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) Airport, located 120 miles away.