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Very nostalgic. Interesting. Beautiful Grounds.restuaunt

very nice location. a bit over priced. pet friendly no problem, but should be put in separate wing from other guests. barking dogs at night and day. restaurant needs a menu that caters to a larger variety of guests. french items are over priced. over all we were very pleased with the room. linens very soft and a good supply of toiletries. loved the balcony with the rocking chairs. i would recommend this location to anyone who asked and would stay here again.

The room was clean, the TV placement allowed more living space. Although there was a clear view across an entire wall (through windows and balcony door) it was of trees and not any mountains. The room was not serviced the next morning after an overnight stay despite a visible visit by the maid after we left the room. It was only serviced the subsequent morning upon request. The room had old furniture and a somewhat musty odor. The attached restaurant has a limited menu but very nice views.

Positive reviews on TripAdvisor and a good weekend deal were enough to take a chance and try this place out. Worth it! The property has a great history to it, rooms were comfy, and staff were very friendly. No air conditioning, but it sits high up on a mountainside and stays cool at night. We would definitely stay there again. Sometimes it pays to take the road less traveled.

The stay was nice all though I wishing the rooms​ came with a microwave and refrigerator! The staff was great

Visiting Highlands to see Seldom Scene on the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center

Booked the room online. When I checked in I found that most of the rooms have no air conditioning. Those who book online are not informed of this and they are the ones who get stuck in the non-airconditioned rooms. The room temperature was really hot and for me, non-sleepable. The room itself was very clean with a great comfortable bed and linens. If you can't do stairs, don't stay here. You must use stairs to access every room.

Really enjoyed staying at Skyline Lodge up the mountain from Highlands.

Rooms were comfortable, ours recently tiled. Our medium size dog was welcome and they even let our two teen boys stay. Close to most everything you were planning to do in Highlands, we will stay there again.

The lodge is tucked away in a beautiful setting about 3 miles from busy downtown Highlands area. The Lodge is surrounded by beautiful scenery and just a peaceful place. The room was clean with adequate amenities. This is a lodge and not an upscale hotel. In the morning the staff delivers a nice basket of goodies for breakfast. The ONLY thing I was disappointed in was the restaurant was not open for breakfast (only the weekends). I would stay there again!

Skyline Lodge has this cool retro 60's vibe; Don Draper would have stayed here. The rooms are comfortable, with high ceilings and balconies overlooking the hillsides and patio. The area feels isolated, though it's only a couple of miles outside of Highlands. Cost is reasonable, the staff was friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed staying there.

I was extremely pleased with the lodge. Upon check-in I was upgraded to a room with a view of both the gorge and the mountains. The room was very rustic. It was a little date but that went along with the ambiance of the lodge. Slept with the windows open to enjoy the cool mountain air and the sound of the falls. I was greeted each morning with a basket of fresh fruit, blueberry muffins, yogurt, juices, and coffee at no additional charge. I didn't use the dining room because it wasn't open during the week. The price was very affordable at $84 per night during this time of the year. Played golf at a nearby course in Cashiers, NC.

We were headed to a destination wedding in the mountains and I realized I hadn't made a hotel reservation. The listing said "2 star" but prices were inviting -- and they still had rooms left! Vintage highway signs directed us off the main road, and the road to Skyline Lodge gently curved on toward higher places. As we crossed a concrete bridge, "Skyline Drive" beckoned us left, along a gentle stream. A stone building that made us think of Frank Lloyd Wright arose gently in our path, fronted by a tidy, sloping parking area, surrounded by tall trees and rhododendrons in full bloom. Room keys on big green plastic fobs were imprinted with the once familiar message: "If found, drop in any mailbox. Postage guaranteed." Our extra-large room was in a section off to the right, up a half-flight of stairs -- a well appointed king size bed greeted us. Curtained windows opened to reveal a large, rocking-chaired balcony for gazing out over ancient trees. To the left we looked down on a generous wooden-decked lounging area, just waiting for someone to bring a book and relax. At its rear, steps rose to a hot tub. Inside, comfortable chairs on each side of a small table offered cozy spots for reading or games on a rainy day, and a modern flat screen TV angled out from the wall. Updated floor and wall tile led you through a small dressing area with a 60's era sink and large mirror, into a small but sparkling bathroom, with large fluffy towels. The shower delivered plenty of hot water.

Skyline Lodge Road Highlands NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool

The Skyline Lodge places you next to Nantahala National Forest and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. This 45-room hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant and conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Located centrally in Highlands, it's connected to the convention center and also close to The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts and Bridal Veil Falls.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The Skyline Lodge's 45 rooms are recently renovated and provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Portable fans, safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Dating back to 1929, The Skyline Lodge features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a lazy river. You can take advantage of RV, bus, and truck parking, along with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a children's pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace, Corner (Gorge View)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Mountain View (PET ROOM DD)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Poolside ( Gorge View)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Park View (Courtside)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Skyline Lodge

Everyone (14) Couples (2)
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Everyone

By on May 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 23, 2020

Anonymous you never stayed with us ..we are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year .

5
Everyone

By on Aug 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 14, 2019

thank you for staying with us ....happy trails

4
Everyone

By on May 19, 2019

Review comment responded on May 19, 2019

THANK YOU AND HAPPY TRAILS

4
Everyone

Very nostalgic. Interesting. Beautiful Grounds.restuaunt

By on Oct 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2018

thank you for staying with us

4

waco traveler

Everyone

very nice location. a bit over priced. pet friendly no problem, but should be put in separate wing from other guests. barking dogs at night and day. restaurant needs a menu that caters to a larger variety of guests. french items are over priced. over all we were very pleased with the room. linens very soft and a good supply of toiletries. loved the balcony with the rocking chairs. i would recommend this location to anyone who asked and would stay here again.

By , from waco, georgia on Sep 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2017

thank you for staying with us

3

clean hotel below average service

Everyone

The room was clean, the TV placement allowed more living space. Although there was a clear view across an entire wall (through windows and balcony door) it was of trees and not any mountains. The room was not serviced the next morning after an overnight stay despite a visible visit by the maid after we left the room. It was only serviced the subsequent morning upon request. The room had old furniture and a somewhat musty odor. The attached restaurant has a limited menu but very nice views.

By , from Lilburn on Jul 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2017

thank you for your review and insights and for visiting Skyline

3

hidden diamond in the rough

Everyone

Positive reviews on TripAdvisor and a good weekend deal were enough to take a chance and try this place out. Worth it! The property has a great history to it, rooms were comfy, and staff were very friendly. No air conditioning, but it sits high up on a mountainside and stays cool at night. We would definitely stay there again. Sometimes it pays to take the road less traveled.

By , from South Carolina on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2017

goodness me ,,,a good review and a "3"....... thank you for staying with us ...........happy trails .........Paul

4

nice lodge close to the waterfalls.

Everyone

The stay was nice all though I wishing the rooms​ came with a microwave and refrigerator! The staff was great

By on Jul 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2017

..many of our rooms do ,,you just have to ask ,,,thank you for staying with us ..

4

would recommend this hotel

Everyone

Visiting Highlands to see Seldom Scene on the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center

By , from Hiddenite , NC on Jun 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2017

thank you for staying with us

3
Everyone

Booked the room online. When I checked in I found that most of the rooms have no air conditioning. Those who book online are not informed of this and they are the ones who get stuck in the non-airconditioned rooms. The room temperature was really hot and for me, non-sleepable. The room itself was very clean with a great comfortable bed and linens. If you can't do stairs, don't stay here. You must use stairs to access every room.

By , from North Carolina on Jun 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2017

yes about 8 stairs ,,we are in the mountains ,,the booking agents all know about our air condioned rooms ..thank you for staying with us

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