Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 19, 2011
Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 828-200-0650
(Highlands, N.C.) Old Edwards Inn and Spa is renovating its special events facility, The Farm at Old Edwards, to allow for better year-round utilization. The Barn’s slate-floored Function Terrace is being enclosed by a stunning architectural pavilion featuring rough-cut wood beams, wrought-iron chandeliers and a charming 35-foot high glass cupola. A series of 12-foot fully retractable glass panels will make up the exterior of the building (see attached artist rendering). The glass provides a panoramic view of the spectacular manicured gardens at The Farm—while allowing the Pavilion to be fully enclosed during inclement weather and still provide a feeling of openness. All of these natural elements create ideal acoustics for live entertainment, and will form the perfect photographic backdrop for weddings and special events. 
The Farm Pavilion will be heated and air conditioned, and a beautiful stone fireplace will provide even more warmth and ambiance.  The Pavilion is attached to The Barn and connected by a double set of massive oak doors, so the new enclosure significantly increases the heated square footage of the facility under “one roof.” The lighting in the Pavilion will consist of indirect ceiling lighting as well as wrought-iron chandeliers.  
The Pavilion can accommodate 250 guests for weddings, meetings and special events—which will now be able to take place year-round. Renovations are slated for completion in April, 2011.
The pavilion is being built by Lupoli Construction of Highlands.
About Old Edwards Inn and Spa (
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 Hotel Spa in North America for 2010 with the First Ever Perfect Score in the 20-Year History of the Reader’s Survey
  • 2010 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (top ten in the US)
  • Condé Nast Johansen’s Most Excellent Inn in the US and Canada 2008
  • Forbes Four-Star Rated for both the Resort and The Spa
  • AAA Four-Diamond Rated
  • Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden has won the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” every year since 2005 and the “Best Of” award since 2008.
The Old Edwards Inn and Spa welcomes visitors to North Carolina’s high country with its unique blend of relaxed luxury recognized worldwide. 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.  Guests are surrounded by the warmth and character of Old-Europe architecture and authentic period antiques. Many rooms, cottages and suites offer private patios or terraces—some with captivating rooftop views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.  All of the luxury accommodations include champagne arrival, twice-daily housekeeping, two 24-hour business centers and two 24-hour Butler’s pantries with Dove Bars, fresh fruit and soft beverages. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers, heated-tile bathroom floors, in-room safes and Wi-Fi enhance the in-room experience. Old Edwards Inn and Spa also boasts a state-of-the art fitness center with wellness classes that include guided hikes into the scenic surrounding mountains known as “waterfall country.”
Guests enjoy onsite shopping at the Spa Boutique, Acorn’s Boutique or Acorn’s Annex featuring fine antiques and home accessories. Dining venues include Madison ’s Restaurant and Wine Garden serving innovative New South Cuisine, The Rib Shack and Sports Corner, the Spa Café and the Poolside Bar and Bistro. Special events and weddings take place at The Farm—a lushly landscaped Old Edwards property located one mile from downtown Highlands featuring The Barn, the Farmhouse with luxury lodging, Bridal Pavilion, Bridal Bridge over a scenic pond and outdoor events pavilion.  The Old Edwards Executive Conference Center provides a catered corporate retreat venue.  
Also introduced in 2009 was Satulah, Old Edwards Private Residences, which includes 14 luxury mountain homes just two blocks off Main Street, Highlands. The Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond resort is located at 445 Main Street in Highlands, NC.
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