Andi’s Pick: 200 Main

August 14, 2014

200 Main: Highlands, North Carolina

First Impression

Last year, I had the great fortune to stay in the magnificent Old Edwards Inn and Spa and it was an experience I will never forget.  I was so excited when I was informed that they had recently opened a sister property right down the street.  At 200 Main you can expect the stylish, luxurious accommodations that you would find at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, but with an incredibly affordable price.  Additionally, all of the amenities at Old Edwards Inn and Spa are offered to guests of 200 Main, although there are enough amenities at 200 Main to keep you busy without ever having to leave the hotel.  For my husband and I this was the first of several babymoons and I found this special property to be the ultimate in comfortability — something that is essential for pregnant women.

Location

Highlands, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, feels as though it has been preserved in time.  Walk outside the hotel’s front door and you will find yourself amidst first-class shopping, dining, and culture.  Since it is surrounded by the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains and a temperate rainforest, you will also encounter some of the most beautiful natural attractions that the Unites States has to offer ranging from pristine lakes, rivers, and waterfalls.  This rural community deserves its reputation as being one of America’s prettiest small towns.

The Room

These chic rooms feature hardwood floors, rustic furniture, flat screen TVs, mini fridges, Keurig machines, and many have fireplaces and balconies.  Our room featured a King sized bed and a spacious balcony that looked out onto Main Street.

The Bathroom

The en suite bathrooms consist of radiant heated floors for sustainability and comfort, eco-friendly bath and body amenities, vessel sinks, and luxurious Fette towels.  The white marbled bathtub called my name every day while we were there.

 
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The Extras

Guests can enjoy an outdoor heated mineral pool on property, a large terrace with fire pit, and a hillside water feature.  They can also stay connected on property with free Wi-Fi.

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Why It Is Andi’s Pick

All accommodations include morning muffins and fresh whole fruit that are available in the lobby every morning.  Additionally, the staff we encountered were some of the nicest people we have met in our travels.  A friendly staff goes a long way in my world!

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