The exterior of Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina - Old Edwards Inn and Spa

Newly Recommended Hotel in North Carolina

By Andrew Harper

The Hideaway Report | November 13, 2017

The November Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper’s travels to North Carolina, where we discovered the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, an elegant full-service hotel located in the sleepy hamlet of Highlands, located close to the point where North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia converge.

Old Edwards Inn and Spa

The Serenity Solarium at the spa at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina Old Edwards Inn and Spa

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa is a sophisticated full-service hotel, originally built in the 1870s as a boardinghouse, about 60 miles from Waynesville. The main manor, with a brick- and-stone façade, encompasses the first-rate restaurant Madison’s, the Historic Inn rooms and suites and an atmospheric cocktail lounge that offers live music on Fridays and Saturdays. The more contemporary adults-only Spa Suites featuring a clean design, fireplaces and furnished balconies are recommended. The Hickory Cottage complex has a large swimming pool set beside a croquet lawn and a well-equipped two-floor fitness center with an extended schedule of wellness classes. Other amenities include an 18-hole golf club designed by Tom Jackson and a comprehensive 25,000-square-foot spa.

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