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Located on Main Street Highlands, in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this historic 31-room inn, locally referred to as the Crown Jewel of Highlands, offers our guests the gracious Southern mountain hospitality of yesteryear amidst everyday conveniences for the modern traveler.

As you step into the warm, welcoming lobby you will step back into history of times long ago. A time when Highlands began to acquire its upscale resort reputation, a role that Highlands Inn was an integral part. Each season the horse-drawn carriages of wealthy southerners, mostly from the coastal lowlands, journeyed the 4180' elevation through the Blue Ridge to Highlands to escape the heat of summer.


The Inn has maintained its exterior and interior personality through the past 129 years. The Rock Garden area and rooms were added to the Inn 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 Theatre Room was completely renovated to a look and feel reminiscent of a late 1800ís Victorian parlor. The new Sequoyah 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.


.Timeless Beauty

The Highlands Inn and
 Kelsey Place Restaurant
Corner of 4th & Main St.
 Highlands, NC 28741



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that if you drew a line from New Orleans to New York and another from Chicago to Savannah the intersection of those two lines would be directly over Highlands?





Kelsey Place.

Breakfast is served from
8 - 10 am
and is open to the public





The Highlands Inn & Kelsey Place Restaurant
Corner of 4th & Main St.  |  P.O. Box 1030
Highlands, NC    28741