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A Greener Luxury Country Inn in Highlands, NC

Half-Mile Farm is committed to supporting and sustaining the beauty of our surrounding mountains and abundant natural resources. We weave these practices throughout our property and services.


  • Old Edwards Club golf course water stations help replace bottled water
  • Raising sustainable farms with organic vegetable and herb gardens
  • Natural composting at Old Edwards gardens
  • Half-Mile Farm employees participate in annual Highlands Plateau Pick-Up, removing litter from area roads and highways


  • Reuse of office paper for internal printing
  • Paper shredding, cardboard, glass, plastic and grease recycling bins property wide
  • Optional linen change every other day offered to guests
  • Energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Ban on Styrofoam, polystyrene products and internal to-go cup use
  • Any extra wine used in stocks and sauces
  • Use local suppliers when possible to reduce carbon footprint

Training & Management

  • Posted literature to promote guests' involvement
  • Internal Green Team
  • Continued research and purchasing from green companies
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