Local Love: Half-Mile Farm and Old Edwards Inn and Spa
A romantic, marvelously indulgent getaway doesn’t have to involve elaborate transportation plans. If you’re a local resident, Half Mile Farm and Old Edwards Inn are saving a place for you.
If you’re not ready to travel, yet yearning to venture further than the patio, the start of 2021 will be a great time to take a staycation. And, for those of us living on the Plateau, near the four-star Old Edwards Inn, staying close to home can be unexpectedly idyllic. A local landmark and Winner of the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award, Old Edwards Inn is well known for its period antiques and graceful ambience – a rural oasis that truly embodies the Plateau’s mountain grandeur. Now, thanks to the Inn’s “Local Love 2021” specials, you don’t need Kim Kardashian’s travel budget, nor do you have to be rich and famous to get a taste of the lifestyle and indulge in an unforgettable “get away”. If you’ve been putting off travel, a long awaited “trip” to the Inn may just be the silver lining among the dark clouds of the last year.
From January 3 through April 1, the European-luxury style rooms at Old Edwards are available to locals for $165 per night Sunday through Thursday, plus tax. At the Inn’s sister property, Half-Mile Farm, known for its bucolic charm and laidback luxury, the Sunday through Thursday rate is $155, plus tax. At either location, guests can be assured of welcoming hospitality and the super attentive services from the Inn’s cadre of valets and concierges, for which the Inn has been universally acclaimed.
All accommodations come replete with amenities like a year-round outdoor Jacuzzi and Molton Brown products. For those inclined to explore, the Inn can schedule horseback riding, ziplining or fly fishing. Or for those wishing to stay in, there are in-room movies, cozy bathrobes and slippers, imported Italian sheets, heated bathroom floors, and in-room dining. Guests can also reserve a 50 minute treatment at the hotel’s spa for $145 plus tax and gratuity, renowned for its wellness treatments. Also, fitness and yoga classes are available for booking at $20 per session.
At Madison’s Restaurant, the Inn’s farm-to-table dining room, famous for its scrumptious regional cuisine and dedication to “helping guests discover the most delicious journeys of life”, hotel guests booked on the local love special, can enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast with dinner. The second floor of Old Edwards Inn also offers Hummingbird Lounge, a dining and social space; available for everything from craft cocktails, champagne, beer and wine to lunch (open to the public) and dinner (for Old Edwards Inn guests).
In all, its testament to the truth that you really can get away from it all – and you may not have to go far to do so!
All rates quoted are subject to availability. Local ID is required from Macon, Jackson, Transylvania and Rabun counties for each person receiving the discount. For further eligibility and restrictions visit oldedwardshospitality.com/locallove.