Highlands, North Carolina: An Ideal Vacation Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Situated at 4,118 feet, Highlands, North Carolina sits as the crowning jewel on the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The vibrant mountain village— with its breathtaking mountain vistas, mesmerizing waterfalls and wooded forest—draws second-home owners from across the country and visitors from around the world.

A stroll along Main Street reveals unique finds at every turn, including shopping, dining, museums and arts & crafts. Outdoor enthusiasts find their paradise here, with abundant opportunities for biking, hiking and horseback riding on spectacular mountain trails. The surrounding lakes and rivers offer tubing, canoeing, fly fishing and whitewater rafting.  Equipment Rentals are available through Old Edwards Inn’s preferred vendor lists.

With a year-round population of 3,000—which grows to 10,000 during the summer and fall—Highlands is known for its beautiful seasons. Whether you visit in springtime when native Mountain Laurel blankets the forest in vibrant pink, or in the winter when bare trees afford crystal-clear long-range views and snowfall creates a quiet stillness, the pristine mountain air and panoramic beauty will melt away your cares and fill you with an inexplicable serenity.

On the National Register of Historic Places, Old Edwards Inn and Spa provides unparalleled luxury and leisure to visitors of the Highlands area. And our knowledgeable concierge can help ensure you get the most out of every moment when you visit our awe-inspiring little corner of the world.

Please visit the Highlands Chamber website for more information about the area: Highlands Chamber


  • Adventure in the North Carolina Mountains
    Outdoor Adventure is synonymous with the North Carolina Mountains.
    Adventure in the North Carolina Mountains
  • Old Edwards Special Packages

    From Girlfriend Getaways, Spa Retreats to Romantic Escapes.
    Old Edwards Special Packages
  • Seasonal Spa Treaments
    Seasonal Spa Treaments
  • Slip Away and Save Package
    January 2 to April 30
    Slip Away and Save Package
  • Kentucky Derby Day
    May 3, 2014
    Join in the festivities
    Kentucky Derby Day
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445 Main St. Highlands, NC 28741