Southern Innkeepers 2020 Annual Meeting
Old Edwards Inn and Spa
Highlands, NC 


Perched atop the southwest plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Edwards Inn and Spa is woven into Highlands, NC community and culture. Situated in the heart of downtown, our European style resort offers a mountain retreat with luxury guestrooms, suites, cottages, and vacation homes, as well as farm-to-table restaurants and a destination spa. Tee off on the spectacular 18-hole golf course at the Old Edwards Club with dramatic mountain vistas. When it is warm outside, immerse yourself in outdoor mineral pools or a warm whirlpool when the weather is chilly. 

Surrounded by pristine mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, Old Edwards is in the middle of a myriad of shops, live theaters, music venues and art galleries. A destination for vacations, romantic retreats, girlfriend getaways and special events, Old Edwards Inn is a place to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate.

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Schedule of Events 
Sunday - Arrivals/Welcome Reception and Dinner

Monday - Educational Sessions/Cocktails & Dinner

Tuesday - Morning Educational Sessions/Afternoon Activities/Farewell Dinner

Wednesday - Departures 

Fine European-style elegance combined with effortless mountain living create a haven from the ordinary. Crest the top of the mountain and discover a resort where serenity and relaxation are the order of the day. Guest rooms, suites, cottages and private estates are each unique and feature stunning decor with period antiques and Italian bedding to create a sumptuously graceful ambiance. Returning guests even find themselves delighting in the different locations and decor that can be found.

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are believed to exude a certain energy with healing powers. We've channeled that energy into a unique spa experience at our Western North Carolina spa, where rough-hewn timber and stone create a haven from the outside world. Rated Condé Nast's Top Hotel Spa in North America, The Spa at Old Edwards is a peaceful refuge from daily life. It is a destination for nourishment of the mind, body and spirit. Enjoy soothing skin treatments and restorative massage using herbs and botanicals from around the world and from our own gardens and greenhouses. Each of our therapies is performed in a private treatment room or in the quiet of your Spa Suite--and guests booking a Spa Suite are welcome to find relaxation in the spa's amenity rooms, even without booking a spa service. Rediscover the best version of yourself with a full-day immersion into the healing environment in The Spa at Old Edwards.  Call 828-526-9887 or visit the Spa web page.

Carved out of the Blue Ridge mountains, our Tom Jackson-designed course offers one of the most beautiful and challenging games of golf in Highlands, NC-a region known for spectacular courses. The front nine meanders serenely through a lush mountain valley, while the back nine takes you to the top of the highest ridges, and alongside a towering granite cliff.  Learn more.

Sponsorship Information

Annual meetings offer our members unique opportunities for networking with peers and vendors in the Southeast’s hospitality industry.   Contact for available opportunities

Photos and descriptions courtesy of Old Edwards Inn and Spa.