We just got back from the most magical girls getaway to Highlands, NC. For Christmas last year my dad gifted us with a trip to Old Edward's Inn. It took us a while to get a date on the calendar but boy I am so glad we picked October. The trees were as jewel toned as you could imagine, the winding roads peppered with falling leaves, mist on the mountains. Completely dreamy. We sort of accidentally ended up in one of the nicest suites (thanks Mom!) in the newer part of "The Lodge."
Paneled walls, vintage rugs, chocolately grey doors and trim. The bathrooms were all marble with heated floors and even a towel rack (proof here!). Although the Inn was completely booked, you would never know it. The whole property was quiet and serene. So lovely.
We had several amazing meals out after some great recs from friends. After drinks in the wine garden we ate at this Italian restaurant the first night. It was packed and super charming and YUMMY. We ate at Wild Thyme for lunch the next day and it was casual and quaint. I loved the pumpkin soup and black bean burger with tomato salad. Our big treat was going to Ruka's Table which was recommended to us by Rachel's foodie friends. SO great. Cozy wooden interior with huge stone fireplace. Large portions, amazing bread, incredible chocolate and caramel pie. Don't miss that! One of my favorite spots was the Mountain Fresh Market. A great place to pick up homemade donuts, wine, toiletries... Also, great for breakfast and the pizza place next door looked awesome!
We had the total pleasure of spending a day at the spa and I can't even tell you how incredible it was. There are all different rooms: a cozy fireplace room, a meditation solarium with blankets and waterfalls, a little restaurant, a rooftop terrace, a whirlpool room with wet and dry saunas. They EVEN use my oils. I was in heaven! I got the hot herbal poultice ball massage (dreamy!), my mom got the hot stone massage and Rach got a "custom" massage. She fancy. Also, did I mention the complimentary champagne, infused waters, teas? Guys, reality is hard. ;)
Sam and I are seriously debating going for our ten year anniversary. I loved it so much. GO! It's voted Conde Nast's #2 spa hotel in the US.
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