Inn at Half-Mile Farm

214 Half Mile Drive P.O. Box 2769, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
Innkeeper(s): The Messer Family
  • Introduction

    The Inn at Half-Mile Farm is located in Highlands, North Carolina.

    The Messer Family welcomes their guests to an amazing composite of past and present. Reflect, meditate and wander the acres of fields, forests, ponds and streams found on the property.

    Each room of the Inn has been carefully decorated and outfitted with fireplaces, tubs, fresh flowers and plush bathrobes, while delivering privacy.

    A plentiful breakfast is served everymorning and ready just after sunrise. As the day ends, enjoy an evening of hor d'oeurves paired with carefully selected wine, before the sunsets.

    Experience peacefull beauty and refined hospitality at Highlands' splendid country inn.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Barry & Wendy Messer for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our guests are looking for quiet relaxation, simple elegance, here in the mountains of western NC. Guests choose The Inn at Half Mile Farm because when you pull in our drive they feel as if they are a million miles away from anywhere... and the breakfasts are amazing!

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Everything that we do makes us who we are, but we are famous for our gourmet breakfasts!!!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Highlands is a boutique village in the mountains of western North Carolina. With beautiful hikes and waterfalls, antique stores and more, Highlands has something to offer everyone.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Our guests tell us how absolutely perfect everything is... and we love to hear it!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are! Many people who have been to Highlands have not heard about our wonderful inn.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Hike, shop, eat, play!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are situated on 14 acres... we have a lake, kayaks, and canoes along with fishing gear that is all complimentary for guests to use.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are many fine dining options here in Highlands!

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Stay and Play in the Smokies

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 23 -- 3 Queen Rooms, the rest are King beds. We sleep 46.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do accept pets in our cabin suites.


  • Video Tour of Inn at Half-Mile Farm

  • Weddings

    The Inn at Half-Mile Farm and the Messer Family would be more than honored to help host your  dream wedding. From florist to venue, or anything you may need, we can recommend and even help coordinate the logistics for your special day.

    Below is a very brief description of what our Inn can offer. For more information about our bed and breakfast wedding, please visit the Weddings & Gatherings page of our website. Or you can always call us.

    Venue and Vendors

    The Inn at Half-Mile Farm is situated on 14 acres of lawns, forests, ponds, and streams and is the perfect spot for your wedding ceremony. The property can accommodate variety of party sizes, choose any location at the property and we will try to make it happen. There are religious centers of all denominations for more traditional ceremonies.

    Receptions also may be held in several locations around the Inn, for guest counts up to 150.

    The Inn at Half-Mile has an excellent staff who are knowledgable and have fostered great relationships with vendors of all varietals, and are more than happy to help you coordinate with them. Vendors such as:

    • Entertainment
    • Tenting & Rental Supplies
    • Caterers
    • Florists
    • Photographers
    • And many more!
  • About Highlands, North Carolina

    Located at the Southern End of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands sits at an elevation of over 4,100 feet above sea-level. The climate, which seldom reaches 80 degrees in the summer, yet still provides mild winters, makes Highlands one of the world's perfect vacation spots. The Highlands area offers an array of shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. There is something for everyone, regardless of tastes or budget. Highlands, NC is host to some of the finest restaurants you can find. We would be happy to assist you with your dinner reservations.

  • Southern Living Magazine - 01/03 - "Pretty as a picture...the setting resembles the stuff of romance novels. The Inn at Half-Mile Farm has become one of our favorites"

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 10/03 - "..just the right balance of luxury
    and kick-off-your-shoes casualness.."

    Points North Magazine - 11/03 - "..the Inn maintains an aura of luxury and elegance, sprinkled with enough rustic touches and splendid scenery to create lasting memories."