Relaxed Luxury for Romance, Girlfriend Getaways, Families and Groups
Surround yourself with period antiques, European bedding and the indulgence of fine Italian linens. Many rooms and suites offer patios or terraces, with captivating views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.
Condé Nast’s Top Hotel Spa in North America
The North Carolina Mountains are said to have a healing power all their own. And the minute you enter The Spa at Old Edwards Inn you’ll feel that energy. Voted #1 Hotel Spa in North America by Condé Nast Traveler's readers in 2010.
Mountain Golf Lifestyle in the Tradition of Old Edwards
Old Edwards Club offers the finest in club lifestyle with a relaxed, family environment.  The Tom Jackson designed golf course is an architectural marvel that cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Sustainable Dining In The Western North Carolina Mountains
The restaurants at Old Edwards Inn and Spa offer the freshest and most innovative cuisine in the North Carolina Mountains. Special wine dinners throughout the season combine a wide variety of wines with the award-winning cuisine of Chef Chris Huerta.
Shopping At Old Edwards Inn
The best shopping in Highlands can be found at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. You’ll find unique home décor, antiques and accessories, ladies designer wear, meaningful gifts for the mind, body and spirit and more.
Activities abound at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. The award-winning Spa with Serenity Solarium and Fireside Lounge beckons for some quite me time, while our three heated pools and Kelsey Game Room make family time enjoyable.
Destination Weddings, Corporate Retreats and Meetings

Old Edwards features a wide variety of accommodations and gathering spaces to accommodate productive corporate meeting, stunning destination wedding, memorable family reunions and other group gatherings.

Highlands, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Situated at 4118 feet, Highlands, North Carolina sits as the crowning jewel on the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  On the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa provides unparalleled luxury and leisure to visitors of the Highlands area.

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Atlanta-Based Ayurvedic Instructor Anna Russ Joins Spa Director Kyra Russell to Present the Sunday Afternoon Events from August 26-October 21, 2012
(Highlands, N.C.) Old Edwards Inn and Spa announces four full-immersion, two-hour mini retreats, designed to help participants learn about mindful eating, self care, stress reduction and to achieve rejuvenating sleep. The retreats are open to the public. Each retreat incorporates a mindful eating session with nourishing foods prepared by Old Edwards Executive Chef, Johannes Klapdohr.
The “Life In Balance” mini retreats are based on the principals of Ayurveda.  Ayurveda (Ayur = life, Veda = knowledge) offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.
Life In Balance Costs and Registration
  • The sessions are limited to 25 participants per retreat.
  • To ensure availability for people wishing to book the entire series, there is a priority booking period for series purchases through August 10.
  • Booking the entire series in advance comes with a free private session with Anna,* regardless of whether you book it during the priority booking window.
  • Single session booking opens August 11, 2012.
  1. August 26: Awaken your Senses and Ignite the Fire of Transformation, $45
  2. September 16: Walk on Air, Moving Meditation, $45
  3. September 30: Immerse into Self Care, Ground in Your Own Inner Wisdom, $45
  4. October 21: Emerge as the “New” You, Inhabit your Inner Space. $145
Session 4 includes a gift certificate for a Metamorphosis Massage at The Spa at Old Edwards—the culmination of your transformative experience.
*Note: To receive this bonus consultation with Anna Russ, the entire series must be purchased prior to the start of the first workshop on August 26. Since space is limited to 25 participants per retreat, Series purchases will become unavailable after any individual retreat fills up, so be sure to purchase before individual retreats become bookable on August 11.
Spa Director Kyra Russell says, “We live in the perfect environment to provide these types of retreats. People come to the North Carolina Mountains for that indescribable feeling of connection to something deeper. It happens because nature effortlessly connects with us in ways we can only feel.  She gives us what we need to feel the core of our true selves, stripping away the layers we have built on top of that. Nature helps us dissolve thoughts, distractions, and preconceived notions, and just open ourselves to what comes next.”
Ayurvedic practitioner Anna Russ adds, “With nature as our inspiration, we will flow through a series of four “Back in Balance” mini retreats. Experiencing one or more of the sessions will help you plant seeds and create a new awareness. Immersing yourself in all four will give you an innate understanding of how our bodies, minds and spirits work in harmony to create our own worlds. You will start to feel your own personal rhythm and flow. And the series in total will take you beyond the benefits of the four individual sessions. Visit Anna’s Website at
About Anna Russ
Anna has studied with the leading experts in the field of Ayurveda including Deepak Chopra and David Frawley. She obtained her Ayurveda certification through Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami. She earned an advanced Health Fitness Certification through American College of Sports Medicine and is also a certified RYT-200 Yoga Instructor.  Anna provides her clients with customized wellness programs that are truly holistic encompassing nutrition, fitness, yoga and lifestyle solutions based upon ancient wisdom and leading-edge science. 
Prior to committing full time to Holistic Health Coaching, Anna spent nearly two decades in the clinical research industry targeting new cancer therapies, leading teams in over 50 countries and managing accounts from $1 M to $100 million. During this time, she observed the power of holistic medicine's practical approach to disease prevention as a perfect complement to conventional medicine's advanced technologies.
About Kyra Russell
Kyra Russell is Spa and Fitness Director of The Spa at Old Edwards. She began her career with Jack LaLanne 38 years ago as personal trainer and fitness class instructor. She has certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Time Line Life Coaching, Massage Therapy and Hypnotherapy.  Kyra says, “My passion is to inspire, empower and ignite the passion within you by living and sharing the wisdom of a joyfully balanced lifestyle.”
Visit Oldedwardsinn/balance to learn more, or call 828-787-2625.
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  • 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
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s #3 Hotel Spa in the United States for 2011
  • 2010 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (top ten in the US)
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Reader's Choice Award for #4 Best Relaxation Spa Hotel in the U.S.
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Reader's Choice Award for #2 Best Hotel for Romance in the U.S.
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Madison’s Restaurant
  • 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #4 Hotel in The United States
  • 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.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa cascades along several blocks in downtown Highlands—a cultural mountain village that offers award-winning dining, wine events, art galleries and some of the nation’s top golf resorts. The European style resort 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, Acorns Boutique or Acorns on Church featuring fine antiques and home accessories. Dining venues include Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden serving innovative New South Cuisine, 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 Edwards Hall 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.
Thursday, August 2, 2012

445 Main St. Highlands, NC 28741