Highlands, North Carolina

The 47 room Skyline Lodge was acquired by the Indigo Road and its partners in July 2020. The property is undergoing extensive renovations of the existing facility and an addition of a significant events pavilion containing a 3,000 square foot event hall with wrap-around terraces. Completion is expected in the winter with re-opening by late winter or early spring 2021. In addition to completely re-done guest rooms and baths and the new event pavilion, The Indigo Road’s award-winning restaurant team is creating a new dining experience in the property’s former dining room complete with an up-to-date craft bar and beverage program.

The original twenty room retreat constructed of chestnut, local stone, and hand cut cedar shakes, was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright as a luxe mountain lodge, catering to the wealthy of the 1930’s era. In 1965, a group of investors purchased the remains and a major project ensued adding twenty-one rooms. A restaurant with a Redwood interior and stone fireplaces added warmth to the property. A mid-century modern classic emerged from the rubble and is what exists today. The renovation will lean heavily into a mid-twentieth century aesthetic that will evoke an era of gentile manners, proper cocktails & thick steaks, and a touch of glamour.


Skyline is nestled atop a 4,300-ft. high mountain, surrounded by 50 magnificent acres of old growth conifers and hardwoods. Its high altitude makes a perfect respite from the summer heat. Just outside the town of Highlands and convenient to Cashiers, the Skyline is a good option for those who wish to enjoy a pastoral mountain retreat but have quick and easy access to Highlands and Cashiers. The area abounds with hiking trails, navigable rivers, waterfalls, and foraging for mushrooms and berries.

The Skyline’s design team is led by Mark Williams Design of Atlanta, GA. The Mark Williams Design firm is made up of a deeply experienced team of architectural and interior designers who have been creating signature projects together since 1998. Their philosophy is one that respects the cohesive relationship between architecture and interior design. Having both disciplines under one roof results in a thoughtful and responsive approach and collaborative tone approach which results in an elevated design.

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