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Highland Lake Inn & Resort
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86 Lily Pad Ln Flat Rock, NC 28731
86 Lily Pad LaneUSNorth CarolinaFlat Rock28731
Resort, Banquet Hall
Banquet Hall
Conference Center
Wedding Venue

What nature doesn't offer, we do.

There’s something magical about this place. You can hear it in the wind. Feel it in the breeze. Behold it in the rich panorama of color that greets one at every turn. The Native Americans recognized the soul-inspiring beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains centuries ago—calling them “the great blue hills of God.”

A Peak Experience that’s within your reach.

At Highland Lake Inn & Resort, we offer guests a wealth of amenities and options, at a one-of-a-kind value. There’s no other place in Western North Carolina quite like us—encompassing such a wide range of enticing benefits and accommodations. Poised atop 26 scenic acres in Western North Carolina, our goal is to deliver an authentic mountain experience that’s as vast and varied as these storied hills. Here is a destination that appeals to everyone: families, couples, groups, newlyweds, business leaders, and everyone in between. We are at once a retreat, and a launching point for exploration. A place to rest, and explore. A haven for relaxation, and adventure. We offer the seclusion of a tucked-away mountain setting—and the convenience and sophistication of a world-class resort. We are more than an inn. More than a place to dine. More than a typical mountain resort. We are home for whatever you seek.

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Rural property with an elegant inn & rustic cottage, plus a restaurant & organic garden.- Google
"The Highland Lake Inn was the perfect spot for our New Year's Eve wedding!"
"The food was exceptional, the buffet breakfast was top notch."
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2 weeks ago
Pros: Decent price ... exceptional customer service from staff we dealt with. The food was exceptional, the buffet breakfast was top notch. The area was beautiful and while dated was not without it's charm. Cons: Facilities are in need of repair, upgrade or preventative maintenance. The watercraft for the lake (kayaks, canoes and paddle boats) are in pretty rough shape ... as is the dock. The HVAC for the room we stayed in (Woodward House) was zoned and while the sitting area outside the upstairs rooms was nice and cool the room was muggy. The AC went off about 9:00 and started blowing warm air out the vent. Bathroom is in need of repairs from the shower rod to the valve seats in the facets. We didn't use the pool but it appeared to be quite nice. We were going to look into the bicycles but as we found none and after seeing the conditions of the boats ... we just decided not to pursue it. Would I recommend it? Most likely ... might even give it another try. Strictly for the staff and food ... and area. Just needs an infusion of repairs, more proactive maintenance and up keep. The Grand Hall isn't so grand anymore.
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Chris Wagner
6 months ago
Quiet with great service. The room and grounds are clean. Woodward house suite with various comforts, a hottub and fire place in the room. Convenient to Asheville and surrounding areas. Great coffee shop and bakery in Flat Rock.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Thank you very much for the great review! We're pleased to hear you had a great stay and we look forward to having you back soon!
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Kendall Weaver
2 weeks ago
My employer provided my fiance and me with a seasonal pool membership. I was quite pleased with the pool scenario and quite look to spending time there throughout the summer.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thanks for the review! We look forward to having you throughout the summer!
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Sam Gonzalez
3 months ago
Met someone there to pick up a couple dogs. The place was beautiful and seemed like a lovely place to stay.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thanks for the review! We hope you decide to come stay with us soon!
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Meritt Brown
4 months ago
Highland Lake Inn hosted my wedding five years ago and it was beautiful and all my guests said it was lovely and one of the best venues they have been too. There was something for every age group, and the staff was helpful and knowledge! We hope to stay there in the near future!
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thank you very much for the great review! We're pleased to hear that all your guests really enjoyed our venue for your wedding. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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Skipp McDonald
a week ago
Went for lunch. Great food and the service was superb!
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thanks for the review! We hope to have you back soon!
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Theresa LaMantia
a month ago
Great place. Very nice. Would love to go back!
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks for the great review! We would love to have you back!
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Joshua Dover
4 months ago
Can only rate the restaurant: the view was lovely, the service exceptional, & the food was indescribably amazing.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Joshua, Thank you for the great rating! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed Season's and we hope to have you back soon!


It's that time again - our newly surfaced pool is opening for the season on Memorial Day Weekend!  Our 2016 pool season will open on Friday, May 27th and close on Labor Day, September 5th. With school ending and those long summer afternoons ahead there is no better way to make smiles appear than to jump right in with a pool membership. Call us now at 828-693-6812 and secure your 2016 HLI Pool Membership! Mention this email on or before April 15th and receive 10% off on your membership. Don't wait, this is a limited offer so get yours today!
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Inside the Primrose Suite. Nestled among the mountain laurels and rhododendrons, The Primrose Suite is the perfect romantic getaway. This unique suite offers a dining area, living room, and large bedroom with a whirlpool tub, dual-sided fireplace, and carved four-poster bed. The perfect space for honeymoons or just taking a weekend away for the two of you.  
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Valentine's day is coming! We have a fantastic Valentine's Day package to impress her with. Let her know that you still think she is the "one". Call today to make your reservation. 1-800-762-1376
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"Today, Tomorrow and Always..."

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with that Special Someone and choose between two wonderful packages.
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Have you completed all of your Christmas shopping yet? If you're like us...the fact that Christmas is just three weeks away is shocking! But you're in luck because we have the most perfect, easy, stocking stuffer to add to your list...a gift certificate!

Give us a call and order one for your friend or loved one today! (or hey, even a Christmas gift for deserve it!)

(828) 693-6812 or (866) 303-9615
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We have a beautiful weekend ahead and the only thing missing is you!  We have several lodging packages that included dinner at Season's and a full southern breakfast each morning.  So what are you waiting for?  Come for the weekend and go home relaxed and rejuvenated. 1-800-762-1376
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