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541 Hickory St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA    
(828) 526-2060
 
 

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  1. Exterior in Winter with Wrap-Around Porch. Sits atop a hill on two acres in town...
  2. Wrap-Around Porch looks toward view of Satulah Mountain. Swings, rockers, table...
  3. The Master Bedroom, main floor, queen canopy bed, Satulah Mountain view to the S...
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  6. The Queen Suite Bedroom on the second floor has queen bed, private bath, and a h...
  7. The Queen Suite Sitting Room has a single-size pull-out sleep sofa, a second bat...
  8. The Bargain Basement, lower level, guest house building, king bed, bath with sho...
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Chris Alley, Donna Alley

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Description

Circa 1937. Secluded on a hillside just half a mile from Highlands' Main Street, this inn offers relaxing porches that boast a mountain view. The parlor is another restful option, offering a TV, fireplace and piano. Rooms, highlighted by knotty pine, are decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques. The guest pantry is always stocked with refreshments for those who need a little something in the afternoon. For breakfast, freshly baked breads accompany items such as a potato/bacon casserole and baked pears topped with currant sauce. In addition to guest rooms and suites, there are two cottages available, each with a fireplace and kitchen.

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Rates

$105 to $165

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Discover, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Master Card and American Express.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea

Amenities

This property has 8 total guest accommodations, 5 with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 2 two-bedroom suites, 1 cottage and 1 guest house. The types of beds available include King, Queen, Twin and Double.

  • Cable TV
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Honeymoons
    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available

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Inns Of Interest

    • Cookbooks Written by Innkeepers
    • Gardens
    • National Historic Register
    • Waterfalls

Romantic Interest

Two acres of lush mountain foliage with a view of Satulah Mountain and berry gardens, wide two-story high veranda, peaceful location, comfortable rooms with antiques, fine linens, interesting accessories, gourmet breakfasts with music, afternoon sherry, tea, & cookies, clean, fresh mountain air.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Highlands Lodging Association

Describe Garden and Grounds

The Inn sits on a high two acre site in town surrounded by tall, profuse rhododendron, old hemlock, oak, and maples. There is a beautiful view of Satulah Mountain, and lawns, daylilies, hanging baskets, and a berry garden where you can pick (in-seaon) blueberries, raspberries, grapes, and black currants.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two-night minimum stay on weekends in-season. Three-night minimum stay on holidays.

Cancellation

14 days

Check-in/Check-out

3pm / 11am

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Tennis

Historic Interest

The Inn began as a small mountain cabin which was expanded into a family home by the McKinneys, the Piersons, and the Cleavelands. In 1961, it was bought by Irene Cole from Florida, reoriented on the property, and completely renovated into a tourist home. John & Florence Lupoli from Florida bought it in 1972 and operated it until 1984, when it was sold to Chris & Donna Alley from Atlanta who turned it into a bed and breakfast.

Historic Awards:

  • City Historical Site (Applied)

Historic Memberships:

  • City Historical Society

Recommended Restaurant(s)

On The Verandah , Wolfgang's, Lakeside, Wild Thyme, Paoletti's, Cyprus.


Corn Flan

A puffy, cheesy, flan-like breakfast casserole. We serve it with center-cut ham, baked apples, & homemade lemon/cranberry bread. Serves Six.


Potato-bacon Casserole

This colorful recipe is a meal in itself. We serve it with fresh seasonal fruit bowl and hearty whole-grain bread from our local organic bakery.


Cranberry-orange Buckwheat Cookies

I have tried for years to make a good-tasting healthier cookie and this is the result. Sugary and crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, these fiber-filled cookies made without butter will melt in your mouth and are beautiful for the holidays.


Zucchini & Red Pepper Frittata

A colorful and healthy vegetarian dish.


Innkeeper's (too-busy-for-lunch) Bran Muffins

These nutritious, fiber-filled muffins (made with Stevia instead of sugar) are delicious and will keep you going until after lunchtime. Enjoy them with a large glass of water!


Prizewinning Cranberry Cornbread

A moist,sweet & spicy mexican-style cornbread that won the prize at Highlands\' 2011 Chili Cook-Off.


Whole Wheat Brownies

Gooey & delicious like regular brownies, only with a little more character.


Chocolate Hazelnut Icing For Whole Wheat Brownies

A rich, over-the top (optional) addition to Whole Wheat Brownies.


Apple-oatmeal Bread

A healthy, rich breakfast bread that will make your house smell divine! Very popular at the Inn with breakfast or afternoon tea.



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Hummingbirds Galore

Thank you so much for your hospitality, delicious breakfast, cozy room & great conversation during our stay last weekend. We loved the Bargain Basement room & sitting on the porch. The hummingbirds were so much fun! We look forward to the next time we can stay!
Alison L
5/19/2013

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Charming & Yummy

We loved our two nights in your charming B&B and felt so comfortable and "satisfied" while staying there. Your home is so welcoming and spotless, and the breakfasts were delicious! We thank you for all the above - as well as the yummy goodies & warm drinks made available.
Anita E
10/1/2012

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Wonderful Family Celebration

A heartfelt "Thank You" for the more than wonderful hospitality during our family celebration. All our gang loved everything about those special unforgettable days. And you both contributed much to making it so. Love your place! Thanks too for the birthday gifts. Great reminder of great days!
Mickey p
2/22/2013

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Thanks for the Return

We did enjoy meeting you & Chris and being at the Colonial Pines Inn.
Mary B
4/12/2013

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What a Great Experience!

My wife and I had never stayed in a bed & breakfast here in the States (we are retired military and frugal) until this week when we lucked out and spent 3 nights at the Colonial Pines Inn in Highlands, NC. Wow, what a great experience! The room was spotless, rustic, cozy, charming and comfortable, and the common areas (fireplace and seating area, dining room, and pantry with 24 hour snacks) were also well-appointed, homey, and inviting. The gourmet breakfasts were exceptional and the proprietors, Chris and Donna Alley, were perfect hosts, anxious to meet every need and offer great advice on what to do and see in Highlands. The rates were very reasonable, especially when compared to other nearby B&Bs. We are planning to return in the early summer and we can strongly recommend the Colonial Pines Inn without any hesitation.
Butch & Carol D
Maryville, TN
12/6/2010

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We love the Colonial Pines Inn!

We have been coming to Highlands and the Colonial Pines Inn B&B for at least 8 years. One year we tried staying in several B&B's over a week, but we'll never do that again. We find everything we want at the Colonia Pines. It's quiet, peaceful, interesting, fun, relaxing. Donna's afternoon beverages and dainties are delightful on the porch. Her breakfasts are superb every single morning and fills one up for a day of hiking or shopping or mountain climbing. Chris is the most reponsive inn keeper we've ever met, and he's very knowledgeable about many topics. Every third week of July, you'll find us in the "Sunflower Room" (they call it the Bargain Basement, but that's not a nice enought name for it). Thank you, Donna and Chris, for another lovely stay. ~Dee and Ricci Black
Ricci Black
8/4/2010

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InnSide Tip - Where to eat and shop...
Wild Thyme for dinner Mountain Heritage for pottery Kilwin's for sweets Buck's for coffee Mountain Outfitters for clothes and shoes Mountain Fresh Grocery for sandwiches Best photo opp: Waterfall near Bird Barn Enjoy!
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Just right for us.

We don't have much B&B experience yet: but, I'm sure that Colonial Pines will be the standard to measure all others. The accommodations, the food, location ambiance were just right for us. The hospitality was the very best.
Don Wiley
Nashville, TN
9/17/2009

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InnSide Tip - Fly fishing,
Get a guide for the most fun. I had a great experience fishing small streams with Gordon Vanderpool, a local.
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Hospitality

There was nothing we needed which you did not provide.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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