Welcome To The Highlands Inn

Situated in the heart of Downtown Highlands and nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Highlands Inn is a historic 31-room inn that transports you back in time.

Highlands’ First Hotel

The Highlands Inn Hotel has been serving Highlands since the year 1880.

The Inn has maintained its exterior and interior personality through the past 130 years. The Rock Garden area and rooms were added to the hotel in the 1970s and renovations to the Inn took place in 1989. During the renovation, the Inn’s decor was researched and restored in a country manner. Guests appreciate our antique furnishings, colonial paints, wall coverings and stenciling by master artists. During the winter of 2006 the Sequoya Room was completely renovated to a look and feel reminiscent of a late 1800’s Victorian parlor. The new Sequoya Room, featuring dark hardwood floors, and two fireplaces to warm up the body and the soul, is perfect of rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, banquets, dinner parties and business meetings. Highlands Inn, open between the months of April through November, is the perfect place for a vacation, weekend getaway or group function. Our guests enjoy exploring the endless nooks and crannies and entertaining their guests in the Billiards Room, the rock garden or the rooftop terrace. The Rock Garden is the perfect outdoor setting for your small, intimate outdoor Wedding Ceremony. The Inn has been listed on the National Registry for Historic Places since 1991. A stay at this historic hotel offers our guests a vision and experience of days gone by.

At the center of it all…


Step out of our historic inn into a world of fabulous shopping. Main street in downtown Highlands is lined with some of the best shops North Carolina has to offer. From boutiques, antiques, and homemade jellies and jams, Highlands offers a wonderful variety of shops for everyone.


Indulge in Highlands’ world class restaurants. Enjoy amazing food from renowned chefs as soon as you step out our front door. From international cuisine to American classics, Highlands is sure to please everyone who visits.


When you stay at the Highlands Inn, you’re steps away from Highlands’ best outdoor recreation, entertainment, and more. There is a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident of Highlands NC.

Drop Us a Line

Have a question about our Inn, an upcoming event, or things to do in the area? Drop us a line, we are happy to assist.