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OLD EDWARDS PURCHASES THE INN AT HALF-MILE FARM
Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 828-787-2605
 

OLD EDWARDS PURCHASES THE INN AT HALF-MILE FARM

September 30, 2015 (Highlands, NC) Old Edwards Hospitality Group (OEHG) is excited to announce its purchase of The Inn at Half-Mile Farm in Highlands, North Carolina.
 
OEHG purchased the property in July and is making significant upgrades to bring it in line with the standards of Old Edwards Inn and Spa-the company's luxury resort in downtown Highlands.
 
The Inn at Half-Mile Farm was previously marketed as "A Luxury B&B" is now branded as Half-Mile Farm, a Country Inn by Old Edwards. The property features 15 guestrooms with an additional eight in three rustic-luxe cabins that can be booked in their entirety or as individual suites.
 
OEHG President and Managing Director, Richard Delany, says, "The purchase of this pristine property on the outskirts of downtown Highlands helps round out our offerings, providing even more opportunities to customize an experience to the preferences of each guest. Half-Mile Farm is already in excellent condition and rolls along 14 exquisitely beautiful acres with a private lake, exuding a serene charm and energy that we want to preserve. We look forward to completing the minor upgrades to facilities and grounds, and welcoming guests to new property in the Old Edwards Hospitality Group."

Included for every guest of Half-Mile Farm is:

  • A chef-made breakfast each morning in the dining room at Half-Mile Farm, a hallmark of the Half-Mile Farm brand
  • Fresh-baked cookies every day in the living room at the farmhouse
  • An afternoon social hour with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres
  • A complimentary 24-hour refreshment center
  • An outdoor heated mineral pool on property
  • A private lake with canoes for guest use
  • Discounts at Acorns, Acorns on Church, The Spa Boutique and The Golf Shop
  • Access to the fitness center at Old Edwards Inn and Spa
  • Guided hikes from Old Edwards Fitness Center
  • Access to golf at Old Edwards Club
  • Access to Art's at the Lodge, a coffee shop and cocktail bar at Old Edwards
 
 
Further property enhancements will be made in the fourth quarter of 2015, including some improvements to the private road and the parking areas, a full painting of the exteriors, as well as continued enhancements to the guestrooms including furniture upgrades.

ABOUT OLD EDWARDS INN AND SPA

Old Edwards Inn and Spa cascades along several blocks in downtown Highlands-a cultural mountain village that offers pristine mountain recreation, world-class dining, wine events, art galleries and some of the nation's top golf courses. The European style resort features three spectacular outdoor heated mineral pools, world class spa, award-winning, farm-fresh dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club. Guests are surrounded by the warmth and character of Old-Europe architecture and hand-selected antiques. Many rooms, cottages and suites offer private patios or terraces-some with captivating rooftop views of Main Street and downtown Highlands. All of the luxury accommodations include champagne arrival, valet parking, twice-daily housekeeping, Frette linens, plush robes and slippers, Molton Brown amenities, rainfall showers, heated-marble bathroom floors, in-room safes and free Wi- Fi. Old Edwards Inn and Spa also features a state-of-the art fitness center with wellness classes that include guided hikes on the fun and scenic southwest plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. For more information, visit http://www.oldedwardsinn.com.
 
  • 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #5 Hotel in The United States
  • 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #6 Hotel for Romance in The United States
  • 2015 Business Insider Best Hotel in North Carolina
  • 2014 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards #4 Top Hotel in The United States
  • 2014 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards #45 Top Hotel in The World
  • 2014 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards #2 Top Hotel Spa in The United States
 
OLD EDWARDS REOPENS HALF-MILE FARM AS A LUXURY COUNTRY INN FOLLOWING RENOVATIONS
Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 828-787-2605
 

OLD EDWARDS REOPENS HALF-MILE FARM AS A LUXURY COUNTRY INN FOLLOWING RENOVATIONS

Half-Mile Farm
January 8, 2016 (Highlands, NC) Following Old Edwards' purchase of Half-Mile Farm in 2015, the company conducted renovations and enhancements over the winter to bring it in line with Old Edwards standards (see list of renovations below). Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards is now open for booking weekends through mid-March and then fulltime going forward.
 
Surrounded by fourteen acres of fields, forests, streams and trails, the luxury country inn graces the land with beautiful patios, courtyard and grounds, a six-acre private lake with canoes and two stocked ponds.
 
A stay at Half-Mile Farm includes a chef-made breakfast each morning, afternoon social hour with wine and hors d'oeuvres and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Guests enjoy room-signing privileges at all Old Edwards venues, including Madison's Restaurant and Wine Garden, Hummingbird Lounge, Acorns Boutique and Old Edwards Club. Half-Mile Farm guests also have access to Old Edwards fitness center and to Art's at the Lodge, a private coffee shop and cocktail bar for guests and members.

Interior and exterior renovations include:

  • Fresh paint throughout the property, both interior and exterior
  • New Frette bed and bath linens and new pillows
  • New Kingsdown mattresses in every room
  • Antique Persian rugs
  • New draperies with blackout liner
  • The slate patio re-set with mortar for a more pleasurable walking experience
  • Expanded and enhanced exterior arrival area with added porte cochère and parking
  • New lamps and a partial replacement of furnishings in guestrooms
  • Replacement of gray gravel with caramel-colored pea gravel along the drive and in parking areas
  • Plush robes and slippers in guestrooms
  • Added safes in every guest room
  • Larger, wall mounted TV's in most rooms
  • New furniture on patios and pool deck
  • A heater installed in the swimming pool
  • New roofing
  • New shutters
  • Refurbished hardwood floors
  • A paved and widened entry to the property on Half-Mile Farm Road
  • New furnishings and art in the lobby
 
 
Old Edwards President Richard Delany says, "Half-Mile Farm was already a spectacular property when we purchased it, having been lovingly cared for over the years. The inn has a loyal following, and we wanted to preserve the elements that make it so special, the setting being one of the most prominent. The renovations added comforts, conveniences and a higher degree of luxury in the bedding, furnishings and accents. We look forward to welcoming back previous guests and also introducing the newly-renovated Half-Mile Farm to our future guests."
 
Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards is a smoke-free, pet-free property that welcomes guests over the age of 12.

ABOUT OLD EDWARDS HOSPITALITY GROUP (OEHG)

OEHG owns and operates three resorts and inns in Highlands, North Carolina, including restaurants, special events venues and Old Edwards Club, a private golf club accessible to guests of all three properties.
 
The highly-awarded European style Old Edwards Inn and Spa cascades along several blocks filled with two outdoor heated mineral pools and whirlpools, world-class spa and wellness, live music venues, boutique shopping and farm-fresh, award-winning dining. This Relais & Châteaux property features luxury accommodations including champagne arrival, valet parking, twice-daily housekeeping, plush robes and slippers, Frette linens, Molton Brown amenities, rainfall showers, heated Carrara marble bathroom floors, in-room safes and free Wi-Fi.
 
The trendy motel-chic 200 Main features an outdoor heated mineral pool, large slate patio with fire pit, Frette linens and modern-rustic decor. The luxury country inn Half-Mile Farm spans 14 acres in a bucolic setting on the outskirts of downtown Highlands. Guests enjoy a chef-made breakfast, fresh-baked cookies, afternoon social hour with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres, a private lake with canoes, heated swimming pool, wooded trails, Frette linens, and access to amenities at Old Edwards Inn and Spa.
 
The cultural resort town of Highlands, North Carolina, offers pristine mountain recreation, world-class dining, wine events, art galleries and some of the nation's top golf courses. ###
 
For photos and to schedule media visits, contact mchristiansen@oldedwardsinn.com.
NEW ENHANCEMENTS SCHEDULED AT HALF-MILE FARM OVER THE WINTER
Contact: Marjorie Christiansen, 828-371-2764
 

NEW ENHANCEMENTS SCHEDULED AT HALF-MILE FARM OVER THE WINTER Closed for Renovations November 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017

Half-Mile Farm
October 6, 2016 (Highlands, NC) Half-Mile Farm will close from November 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017 in order to complete some enhancements and additions to the property. Planned improvements include:
 
  • Building an additional dining room off the back of the living room to help accommodate guests for breakfast and afternoon social hour. This will also allow special meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays along with small receptions and gatherings.
  • Expanding the size of the pool deck to improve the experience, and to accommodate the increased number of guests.
  • Adding bathrooms at the pool area.
  • Adding a circular drive, creating a complete loop for guests to easily arrive and depart.
  • Adding a beautiful Garden House to provide guests with a comfortable seating area with fireplace.
  • Adding eight additional luxury guestrooms in a building similar to the Courtyard Building. This will be behind the new Garden House, will have balconies looking out over the woods, and will be connected to the existing buildings via a covered walkway and elevator.
 
 
Guests can book now for stays beginning June 1, 2017.

ABOUT HALF-MILE FARM

Purchased by Old Edwards Hospitality Group in 2015, Half-Mile Farm is a luxury country inn surrounded by fourteen acres of fields, forests, streams and trails. It features 15 guest rooms with an additional eight rooms in three rustic-luxe cabins that can be booked in their entirety or as individual suites. Guests of Half-Mile Farm enjoy a chef-prepared breakfast, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft beverages during afternoon social hour, along with a heated outdoor pool and a private lake for canoeing. Half-Mile Farm is for guests 18 years of age and older. For more information, visit www.halfmilefarm.com.
 
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