N.C. mountain vacationers will soon have another hotel choice in the quaint town of Highlands. Old Edwards Hospitality Group has announced it plans to open 200 Main in early summer. The 49-room property, previously known as Mountain High Lodge, is currently closed and is undergoing major renovations before accepting guests in June.
Old Edwards Hospitality Group also owns and operates the award-winning luxury hotel, Old Edwards Inn and Spa, but with this newly acquired hotel the focus switches to affordable, self-select service for the traveler.
“We see 200 Main as a way to provide a casual lodging alternative for guests who come to Highlands for events, recreation or for golf at Old Edwards Club but are not looking for the full-service resort experience. Our plan is to market 200 Main to a somewhat younger demographic, like visitors who have discovered Highlands while planning or attending a wedding here. We will continue to market the spa resort to guests looking for spacious luxury, highly personalized service and abundant property amenities while on vacation,” commented Old Edwards Hospitality Group President Richard Delaney.
200 Main will offer retail wine sales in the lobby; complimentary coffee, fruit and muffins in the morning; and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Guests of 200 Main will also have access to golf at the private Old Edwards Club as well as “The Grill Room,” a full-service bar and restaurant at the club, located a few miles away.
The midscale hotel will include an outdoor heated mineral pool, a large guest gathering area indoors with adjoining patio overlooking Main Street Highlands, and a complete makeover of the guestrooms in a mountain chic design.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa is known for its unique décor and plush bathrooms with heated marble floors. 200 Main guests will sleep in the same stylish luxury that Old Edwards Hospitality deems important for the traveler. The redesign of the rooms will include plantation shutters on the windows, hardwood floors throughout each guestroom, and heated marble floors in the bathroom.
200 Main hotel rates will range from $110 to $185 per night. Reservations for travel will begin in the spring. Highlands, N.C., is about five hours west of Raleigh, N.C., and two hours north of Atlanta, Ga.