Skyline Lodge

A throwback to the glory days of a whimsical motor lodge situated on a mountain top in Highlands, NC


A throwback to the glory days of a whimsical motor lodge situated on a mountain top in Highlands, NC

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The Basics


The Skyline Lodge is a welcome sight to nuanced travelers - a playful, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design in the renovated motor lodge. Guests will find themselves greeted with a signature drink and fresh mountain air as they prepare to explore. Sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and clinking glasses complement the enticing scent of signature tastes from Oak Steakhouse. With a gracious courtyard, twinkling lights, and stunning views, relaxation, and adventure meet for a memorable experience.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Private Ent Avail.
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Star gaze on the wedding deck at Skyline Lodge
  • Try the bread at The Oak Restaurant
  • Take a tour with Highlands Excursions
  • Walk the Greenway around town and go shopping on Main Street

Stay for the Story

The lodge is a beloved destination for visitors seeking the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Over the years, it has welcomed guests from all walks of life, including notable figures, and nature enthusiasts.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy the Oak Restaurant at Skyline, a contemporary steakhouse featuring the finest cuts of Certified Angus Beef
Try Butlers Bar at Skyline for a curated collection of whiskey, whisky, and other spirits

Experience award-winning Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro an intimate and relaxed dining experience located on Main Street in Highlands

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit Dry Falls and see the 75-ft. tall waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest that flows over a cliff
Hike Sunset Rock for amazing vistas and views of Highlands, NC
Climb to the top of Whiteside Mountain, with its spectacular 700 ft high cliff walls lofting the hiker for amazing views

Guest Reviews

Skyline Lodge is a 5 star resort "for what it is" - a lodge in the woods. The room was fine but had some nice touches such as heated floors in the bathroom and bougie flavored teas. My only significant complaint was the bedding - the pillows were so thick that we used towels instead and the sheets were not especially soft. The onsite restaurant is very good but...See More

- Phil Stevens

Book the stay at Skyline Lodge, you will not regret it! We spent an anniversary weekend at Skyline and it was more than we had hoped for- from the complimentary wine upon our arrival to the fuzzy warm blankets that kept us warm by the fire pit! Ian, and the rest of the employees of skyline are top notch and go out of their way to please the guests....See More

- Kelcey

Overall our stay was very nice; we'd consider a return stay but not sure it would be our first choice. Being a pet friendly hotel was definitely a huge bonus! The highlights were the location and the history of the hotel. You can definitely tell it was older but restored nicely. They kept the mid century modern theme durning the remodel, which doesn't seem to be too common anymore,...See More

- Jillian Hartlage

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at the Skyline Lodge in Highlands! We loved everything about this place, especially being able to watch the sunrise from our room’s balcony! You can’t beat the mountaintop location, less than 10 minutes to downtown highlands. Did I mention the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture! I couldn’t say more good things about their onsite Oak restaurant! It was a delight...See More

- Lauren Malecek

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 40

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Hair Dryer

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Yes

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant On Site, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Mountains