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Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards

214 Half Mile Dr, Highlands, NC 28741
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 11/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 in Highlands
Travellers' Choice
Discover a luxury country inn surrounded by natural landscapes and mountain vistas just a five-minute drive from downtown Highlands, NC. An expanse of green lawn with vegetable gardens and view of glistening Apple Lake welcome you, while the rambling farmhouse, additional guest quarters and garden house grace the top of the hill. A complimentary chef-made breakfast, champagne arrival and afternoon hors d'oeuvres come daily with every stay, and the J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern features a full bar and light bites with daily features. Feel at home in beautiful guestrooms and cabins with rustic-luxe décor, fireplaces and balconies with tranquil views of the courtyard, lake and forest. Take a dip in the hillside heated mineral pool and whirlpool, trek the wooded trail, bicycle on a country road, canoe or paddle board the lake, and take a picnic basket to your own corner of the property. Half-Mile Farm is a peaceful getaway by Old Edwards Hospitality where guests age 18 and older can relax and recharge in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Half-Mile Farm is a full-service hotel. A front desk is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Daily housekeeping is included in the room rate. Private bathrooms are included in all accommodations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Couples massage
Adults only
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Patrick B wrote a review 24 Jun
Raleigh, North Carolina10 contributions5 helpful votes
If you are looking for a getaway to the North Carolina mountains, I cannot recommend Half-Mile Farm enough. Situated in an idyllic setting outside the town of Highlands, it was just what my wife and I were looking for - a place to relax and unwind. We did both at this beautiful mountain retreat. The staff were all outstanding and did there best to accommodate all our needs. Kyle and Carol at the front desk were always very helpful. Blake, our bartender took our requests and was able to make some “off-the-menu” libations. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Our waitress Ursuea was extremely attentive without being overbearing. Our entire experience at Half-Mile Farm was terrific. I couldn’t recommend it more highly
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Tarvus wrote a review 20 Jun
Birmingham, Alabama6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such a nice time. The two of us are sort of plant crazy and this was the place for us. A botanical oasis of relaxation. We could have rocked in those rocking chairs in the garden area ( with our wine of course ) forever. The service was great and the staff are all very friendly. The daily breakfast was a pleasant surprise every morning and the 5 pm snacks/ drinks was another plus. The room was large and exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who wants to relax in luxury.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: The Woodland suites are great - large, private and very nice
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Johnstoe6 wrote a review May 2022
Menlo Park, California5 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic two nights at Half Mile Farm. From being greeted with champagne to my massage to sitting in the rocking chairs enjoying the views to the incredibly attentive staff - we couldn't have asked for anything more. Came home totally rejuvenated.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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JWCtraveler wrote a review May 2022
Florida10 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment you arrive at this property you can’t help but relax. A picturesque , quiet location where you can feel comfortable in every space. Gracious hospitality and service permeates the place. Our room was well appointed, comfortable and large. Quiet and soothing, you immediately feel at home here.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Gayle S wrote a review May 2022
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This beautiful, peaceful property is located less than 5 minutes from downtown Highlands. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you feel like you are among family. Each and every staff member goes out of their way to make you feel at home. I enjoyed the welcome glass of champagne upon arrival as well as the delicious breakfast served each morning. The extra Easter activities were an added plus as well as the visiting chef that provided special appetizers during the social hour. My favorite part was my 80 minute massage right on property. Truly heaven on earth. I will certainly return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Boots S wrote a review May 2022
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Half Mile Inn is a jewel of a small resort nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. A perfect place to,enjoy quiet scenery and laid back relaxing! I’ve been going for 15 years at last once a year and each time I just love the experience. Great staff and lovely accommodations.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
LowRider60 wrote a review Apr 2022
Greeneville, Tennessee60 contributions19 helpful votes
A highly civilized, peaceful and restful experience, nestled just far enough off the road to be near your Highlands experience. The pond, the house, the attached rooms, the outdoor space, and the separate meeting building are just first class. Though civilization is around you, you feel as if there is no one but you. Breakfast is first rate, a must and a treat. The staff go out of their way to enhance your experience. Just ask Vivian
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: We go in the middle of the week and try to get early dining in Highlands.
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Robert G wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife and I wanted to stay in Highlands, NC. proper. Without naming the property, we were unable to do that and booked another stay at Half Mile Farm. I am so glad we did. I have written nothing but positive comments about Half Mile Farm, and I shall not change that. I have often thought what phrase describes this place. I think i have it. Travelers, at Half Mile Farm, “You can Breathe.” Robert G
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Travelers, I have no thoughts about “best times.” Book when you can, and often.”
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jmkajk wrote a review Mar 2022
Amelia Island, Florida21 contributions3 helpful votes
The Half-Mile Farm is a wonderful place to get away with outstanding facilities and staff. To us the nice part is being a few minutes from town while being able to enjoy to beauty and serenity of the region. Waking up yo a truly gourmet breakfast before heading out to an adventurous day of luxury at the spa to the enjoyment of the Bascom Art Museum or just wandering the streets streets of Highlands or social hour at the Farm, fantastic dinner at Madisons and finally tucking in to the luxury of you room. We have stayed at the Farm a number of times and it has never failed to be a fantastic experience. I hope you will have the chance to experience its outstanding facilities and staff as we have.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
genereid59 wrote a review Mar 2022
Columbus, Mississippi9 contributions
Beautiful rooms and grounds. The staff are excellent and pay attention to every detail. We had breakfast and it was great. Only got to stay one night but we will go back when we can stay longer. It is close to downtown, and they have a shuttle bus also. Book you a room, you will not be disappointed. Five stars all the way.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: All rooms are great!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards
Which popular attractions are close to Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Nearby attractions include Highland Excursion (1.9 km), Dry Falls (3.7 km), and Glen Falls (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Paoletti, Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro, and Kilwins Highlands.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sky Valley Overlook (14.6 km).
Is Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.