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Old Edwards Inn and Spa a Top Ten Hotel for Romance by Travel and Leisure Magazine
(Highlands, N.C.) The Old Edwards Inn and Spa was named the #9 Most Romantic Hotel in America by Travel and Leisure in the February 2012 issue.
Stephanie Orma from Travel and Leisure wrote, “Outdoorsy types fall for this historic stone-and-brick resort that delivers English manor charm amid the fresh air of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a welcoming champagne toast, you can choose your own adventure. The resort sets the romantic mood with storybook cottages.”
TripAdvisor reviewers also voted for Old Edwards in the romance category—catapulting it to the #2 spot in the country in 2011. And in February 2012, The Southern Coterie blog
named Old Edwards Inn and Spa as one of five Romantic Southern Getaways. Writer Whitney Long describes Old Edwards as, “Nestled in the Western North Carolina Mountains, is a place known for its relaxed luxury for families, friends, couples, spa goers and nature lovers. Consistently voted a top travel destination for romance, relaxation and world-class spa, the resort graces the rolling hills in the quaint downtown area of Highlands which is must-see location in itself.” The Southern Coterie is a collaborative effort celebrating the people, places and things that make the South special.
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
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.