A perfect combination of romantic country charm and understated elegance, the 4 1/2 Street Inn offers a secluded sanctuary just blocks from Main Street. We invite you to take a journey back to a simpler time, when the faint rustle of leaves from a quiet breeze lulled you to sleep and the melodies of songbirds awakened you in the morning. Listen to the sounds of gentle music... or sit by a crackling fire with a great book. Relax in a rocking chair on the porch after a therapeutic soak in the hot tub, or identify the over 40 species of birds that visit our backyard. Let us and mother nature pamper you beyond your imagining. Indulge yourself with a Full Gourmet Breakfast... Wine & Hors d'oiuvres...Homemade Cookies...Fine Linens... Morning Paper...Fluffy Terry Robes...Outdoor Hot Tub... Bicycles...Beautifully Landscaped Strolling Grounds... Fireplaces. Whether you are looking for romance or serenity, the 4 1/2 Street in is the perfect destination.
5 on August 27, 2011
A couple of the rooms have the very quaint, old fashion beds with steps needed to get into. For the challenged people this may be a problem, so make sure you discuss this at the time you book. The inn is certainly a jewel in the NC mountains, don't miss it!
5 on June 06, 2010
We cannot wait to return to 4 1/2 Street Inn. The inn keepers weren't just warm and inviting (as one would expect from an inn keeper), they were also really cool. We truly enjoyed visiting with them They make their home at the Inn, which I think also speaks highly of the quality of service one can expect and receive. Included in the room rate are evening hors d'oeuvres and wine, cookies, beverages, complimentary bicycle use, and full gourmet breakfast. The Inn has beautiful gardens, full of blooms and lush plants. My husband is a plein air painter, so he had plenty of inspiration. It was a very relaxing setting. Plan to do nothing and relax at the Inn, or make a full day of exploring the area - hiking, waterfalls, shopping, great food, etc.
5 on April 28, 2010
My wife said this was the best birthday gift ever (50!). Thanks to all!
5 on April 07, 2010
This was one of our most enjoyable B&B vacation! The location is ideal, within easy walking distance of downtown Highlands, in a quiet charming neighborhood. With a beautiful wrap-around porch and lovely gardens (my husband's favorite spot was the huge hammock), the late afternoon complimentary wine, crackers and yummy pimento cheese were perfect to enjoy with conversation, reading a book or bird-watching. Rooms are charming, very clean, thoughtfully furnished. Comfy bathrobes are provided for visits to the hot tub. Scrumptious breakfasts and great conversations with hosts Helene and Rick made this one of our best trips ever. They had great hiking and restaurant recommendations - we wished we could have stayed longer!
5 on January 07, 2009
My sisters and I have stayed with Rick & Helene several times, and every time has been just flawless! Superb service, exquisite food, and wonderful accommodations! If I had it my way, we would go there EVERY time we traveled!
5 on November 01, 2008
Wonderful breakfasts. The owners are amazing and so personable. They gave us recommendations on where to eat, hike, shop . . . they had a fabulous cocktail hour that no guest wanted to miss. A must stay in Highlands-we can't wait to go back!
4.0 on October 26, 2008
Our stay was wonderful. The Innkeepers were great and took time to get to know their guests. This was a very relaxing location. The evening wine and hor d'oeuvres added to the ambiance. We will stay here again!
5 on March 18, 2008
We have stayed there twice and it was incredible both times. The relaxation created by the environment was unbelievable. We will go again this summer for a few days. A refreshing mini-vacation with so much to do in the immediate area.
Asheville, NC (AVL) 70 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, River
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Wired internet
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting
Rick and Helene Siegel
Rick and Helene do everything possible to ensure that your stay with them is memorable. Former Atlantans, the couple worked together in several businesses before they bought the 4 1/2 Street Inn, and their ease in working together is reflected in every aspect of the Inn. Graciously welcoming you as if they were entertaining guests in their own home, the couple makes guests feel immediately comfortable.