Highland Lake Inn and Resort – Hendersonville, NC
The Highland Lake Inn & Resort in Hendersonville, North Carolina sits on a tranquil piece of land, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, nature trails, and acres of countryside and lake to explore. Land ownership of the area traces back to the late eighteenth century, and in the past 100 years, the property has served as a lake club, preparatory school, Naval Academy, and summer camp. In 1999, the land was restored to become the Highland Lake Inn & Resort that now hosts an award-winning restaurant and several other amenities.
There are several lodging options on the resort’s grounds. The Woodward House accommodates sixteen uniquely designed guest rooms. There is an open living room and lobby area where a fireplace, library, sun room, and full kitchen are available for all guests to enjoy. Rooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs are also available. The Historic Lodge sits on a hill promising great views of the property. The Lodge’s twenty rooms are decorated with natural tones and decor to achieve an authentic lodge atmosphere. In the common-area guests can enjoy a river rock fireplace, bar area, and a game room.
Duplex units called “Cabin Rooms” are another option. Each unit has a small and large room which can be rented separately or together. The Cabin Rooms are pet-friendly and have porches with rocking chairs. Described as a “home away from home,” the Historic Poolside Cottages offer two bedroom and four bedroom options for families. In addition to being pet-friendly, the cottages have full-sized kitchens and poolside decks. Finally, four Spacious Suites are an ideal choice for couples in search of a romantic getaway. The Primrose Suite is a secluded, standalone accommodation with a living and dining room, double sided fireplace and beautiful scenery. The remaining three suites are located within the Woodward House, and each suite has a whirlpool bathtub and fireplace.
Season’s at Highland Lake is an award-winning restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many of Season’s recipes utilize herbs, vegetables, and flowers grown in the resort’s organic garden. Seasons gets its name for being as varied as the year’s four seasons, and this variation coupled with fresh ingredients is what makes the restaurant unique and memorable. In addition to the restaurant setting, Season’s also has a bar area with about 1,000 bottles of wine available. Private dining for small and big groups is available as well.
Be sure to make the most of the resort’s beautiful scenery. Fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are all available at the 40-acre lake on the property. Nature trails spanning the 26 acres of land provide an excellent opportunity for hiking or cycling. A swimming pool, volleyball court, tennis court, horseshoes, and badminton are also available at the resort. You can also visit some of the beehives belonging to the Bee Sanctuary at the Cove. After a day of exploring the grounds, schedule an in-room massage to unwind and relax.
If you want to venture beyond the resort’s property, there are several nearby attractions. Less than five minutes away, poet Carl Sandburg’s home is open for daily tours. A little further out, the city of Asheville has a wealth of places to shop, eat, and enjoy art and music. Bullington Gardens, Dupont Forest, and Chimney Rock are great spots for those who can’t get enough of North Carolina’s gorgeous landscape.
To learn more about the Highland Lake Inn and Resort, visit www.hlinn.com.