Leave behind the stress and come to visit Highlands and explore the true beauty and nature of our mountains.


Afternoon Tea Service at The HIGHLANDS INN in Highlands, North Carolina is a delightful and relaxed tradition and we invite you to partake and enjoy it with us. Served in our Dining Room, beginning July 5th, guests can enjoy an ambiance of gracious gentility. We select the finest teas, offering different assortments every season. Delectable house-made accompaniments include tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, and freshly-baked scones served with cream, jams beautiful pies and preserves.


Afternoon Tea is from 2pm -?4:30pm Wednesday – Saturday. Call us today at 828-526-9380 to inquire about holding your next special event with us. We offer special event Tea Parties, such as bridal teas, girls birthday, Barbie tea or a tea for that special someone! Reservations are preferred at least 24-hours in advance. Hats are welcome! Add a special touch to your afternoon respite by treating yourself to a mimosa Or a glass of hand-selected wines with a tantalizing selection of sweets, tea sandwiches, Beautiful pies and exotic teas.

Our elegant Sequoyah Room and our new Backyard is the perfect setting for your next event call us to schedule an appointment with our events coordinator.

See us on the upcoming episode of the July/August episode of Ghost Finders

Adventures abound! Have you ever walked under a waterfall? Bridal Veil and Dry Falls flows over an overhanging bluff that allows visitors to walk up under the falls and remain completely dry! Fly fishing, birding, er even have a “granite city” formed four hundred million years ago located just a short hike up from Whiteside Code Road.

Have you ever tried a Giant Mountain Swing? Highlands Aerial Park offers that adventure and more including zip lining. Highlands Excursions will take you on an unforgettable adventure! Hiking trails that lead to cliffs and rivers of majestic beauty that will take your breath away. Our PAC Performing Arts Center provides our community with performing arts. Highlands offers dining?options for every palette, farm to table and so much more. All this awaits you so come to visit us at our Historic Inn or our sister property Highlands Inn Lodge.