4-1/2 Street Inn

22A 4-1/2 Street , Highlands, NC 28741 USA (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A few days in paradise.

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!

Felt like a relaxing stay at a friends home.

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.

Best Ever

5 on April 28, 2010

My wife said this was the best birthday gift ever (50!). Thanks to all!

Ideal Location - Gracious Hospitality

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!

My Absolute Favorite B&B!

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!

Amazing Getaway!

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!

Wonderful Retreat!

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.

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Location Type

Mountains, Village


Asheville, NC (AVL) 70 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, River

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children 12 and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some Holidays and Weekends in October require 3 nights.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit
  • Cancellations: All reservations have a 14 day cancellation policy to the extent we have turned people away and cannot re-rent the room. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee at anytime.
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Rick and Helene Siegel

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Cheese Grits Souffle & Homemade Cookies


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