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It is no surprise that a destination as spectacular as Old Edwards Inn and Spa receives regular accolades in the press. We have worked hard to cultivate our four star reputation and we work even harder to ensure that every guest - whether here for a corporate retreat or a once-in-a-lifetime event - enjoys unparalleled service. For Highlands, NC hotel media requests, please contact J Public Relations at 212.924.3600.

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Road Trip Alert: Highlands, North Carolina

GO Magazine

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Travel and Leisure: Best Christmas Vacations for Families


Travel and Leisure: The Workcation Trend Is Here: Log on Remotely From Beach Resorts, Golf Courses, Campgrounds, and More


Wall Street Journal: How to Smize (Smile With Your Eyes) When You’re Wearing a Mask


Wine Spectator: 10 Mountain Retreats Taking Wine to New Heights


Departures: 10 Hotels Perfect for an Isolated Vacation


Bloomberg Business Week: Service With a Smile Is Harder for Hospitality Workers in Masks


WSBTV: See, stay at the top 15 resorts in the South


WSBTV: Weekend away at Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands


Charleston Living: Safe-Space Lodging


Sarah Tucker: Our Amazing Family Vacation at The Piermont Cottage at Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Highlands NC


Glimpse Guides: Our Favorite Luxury Resorts Across the Continental U.S.A.


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Travel and Leisure: #3 Top Resort Hotel in the South


Architectural Digest: A Design Lover’s Guide to Safe Summer Road Trips


New York Times: The Most Important Word in the Hospitality Industry? ‘Clean’


Connect Corporate: Hotels Present New Amenities to Guests Upon Return


Reader's Digest: The Best U.S. Hotels and Resorts for Social Distancing


CNN Travel: Shuttered hotels with thriving farms put produce on the community's plate


Robb Report: Hotels Are Tapping Their Onsite Farms to Donate Fresh Fruit and Vegetables to Local Communities


WYFF: Closed North Carolina Inn opens heart


Parade: 8 Chef-Approved Treats You Can Bake With Limited Ingredients This Weekend


Miami Living Magazine: Escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains


Yahoo Life: More Than a Weekend's Worth of Adventure


Southern Living: A Weekend in Highlands


Forbes Travel Guide: Four Stars


US News and World Report: Best Hotels: #3 in Best North Carolina


WNC Magazine: 2019 New & Notable

Modern Mediterranean fare using local ingredients shines at this new addition to Old Edwards Inn & Spa.

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Tribeza: North Carolina Travel Guide

WHEN IT COMES TO the beach or the mountains, we would always choose the mountains, especially in the middle of a Texas summer.

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Palm Beach Illustrated: Road Trip Highlands NC

Urbanites have long found respite from the summer heat in Highlands, a charming town located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and sought out for its cool temperatures, unaltered beaut...

Atlanta Magazine: Escape to the Mountains at Old Edwards Inn and Spa

A few times a year my husband and I hit the road and escape to the mountains. Our destination: Old Edwards Inn and Spa.

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Our State Magazine: Downtown Highlands

A posh downtown and abundant natural beauty offer plenty of ways to relax and reset in this quiet mountain retreat.

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The Manual: North Carolina Road Trip Itinerary: What to Eat, Drink, and Do in the Tar Heel State

The diversity of North Carolina makes it a top destination for tourism and the extra beautiful mountain region makes the the top of the list for places to visit within the state.

Trips to Discover: 8 of the Best Resorts in North Carolina

Boasting gorgeous natural landscapes along the East Coast of the United States, North Carolina is an ideal destination for all types of travelers.

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Small Market Meetings: Carolina Meeting Resorts

The Carolinas are known for their pristine mountain vistas and gorgeous white sand beaches.

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2019-04-29 9 Adventurous Mother’s Day Getaways at Home and Around the Globe

For mother-daughter pairs who’ve caught the travel bug, there’s no better time to hit the road than on Mother’s Day itself.

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2019 Travel and Leisure World's Best Awards #10 Top Hotel in The South


Town & Country: Eight of the Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens in America

There's something special about hotels that manage to be as beautiful and inviting on the outside as they are on the inside.

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House Beautiful: The 15 Best Hotels In The South

Head to the Old Edwards Inn & Spa when you're in the mood for a mountain retreat.

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Forbes: It's Not So Hot, But Very Cool in Highlands

You know you’re in a small, sleepy North Carolina town when the lead story's headline on the front page of the local paper, The Highlander—in 72 point type—reads, “Town...

The Laurel Magazine: Victuals & Rituals at Old Edwards Inn & Spa

The Old Edwards Inn and Spa opens its doors during the winter months for a host of exciting events.

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Style Blueprint: Top 10 spas

We are knee-deep in the time of year where the cold winter weather and shorter days have us feeling the effects in a big way.

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Hideaway Report: Touring Scenic North Carolina

Our next destination was the sleepy hamlet of Highlands, about 60 miles south of Waynesville, located close to the point where North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia converge.

CNN Travel: 9 Luxurious Fall Escapes

As cooler weather brings autumn leaves around the United States, there's no need to rough it.

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Charleston Magazine: Higher Ground

Grilled peaches and French wine on stone patios, cool mist from a 75-foot waterfall, and shopping for cashmere sweaters. It must be August in Highlands, North Carolina

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Charlotte Magazine: Mountains and Massages

“THE BATHROOM is enormous.” I’m texting a friend from my suite at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, a sprawling property in downtown Highlands, North Carolina, on a warm...

Junebug Weddings: Enchanting North Carolina Mountain Wedding at Old Edwards Inn

Martha Drake and Kristian brought glamour, elegance, and unexpectedly relaxed vibes to the farmhouse at Old Edwards Inn in their gorgeous autumn wedding!

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Only in Your State:The Unique North Carolina Inn That Will Transport You Straight To Europe

Sometimes you need more than just a vacation, you need a total retreat that takes you away from the day-to-day world and nestles you amongst scenery and lavish accommodations. Stepping away from th...

Four Threads: 48-Hour Getaway to Highlands

Heading somewhere new can always be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re limited on time. After moving from San Francisco to Atlanta, being pregnant, looking for a house, and our crazy wo...

Daily Mom: A Winter Retreat

Nestled halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta, amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits the quaint mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina.

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The Three Tomatoes: A Brilliant Gem

There are gems and there are gems, but the following is a brilliant gem – The OLD EDWARDS INN and SPA.

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Purewow: Best Hotel in Every state

So you’ve finally decided to take some vacation days (good for you). Now, where to go? Instead of jetting off to the Caribbean like your coworker Jackie (and everyone else you know), how abou...

2019 Condé Nast : Top 20 Hotels in the South

2019 Small Market Meetings : Carolina Meeting Resorts

2018 Travel Leisure : World's Best Hotels

2017 Travel and Leisure World's Best Awards #14 Top Resort Hotel in The United States

2018 Condé Nast #17 Top Hotels in the South