Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pet of the Week!

Meet Max and his human companion Teresa! Thanks for staying with us and for posing for this picture. We hope to see you both again soon!

We're in the book!

We're in the book! This is so cool because it is based purely on traveler suggestions! Thanks to all of our guests past and present. We are honored to be listed in the Lonely Planet Travel Guide.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Explore the Atlanta Beltline!

 All photos from Atlanta Beltline Facebook Fan Page here

The Atlanta BeltLine is transforming the city with a combination of rail, trail, greenspace, housing and art. It will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods, provide first and last mile connectivity for regional transportation initiatives, and put Atlanta on a path to 21st century economic growth and sustainability. The beauty of the Atlanta BeltLine is that it offers not only modern conveyances and exciting new development, but it is a living, breathing part of our community; not simply a means of getting somewhere, but a destination unto itself. It offers a chance for Atlanta to redefine what it is to be a neighbor, to be a community, to be a region, and to share all that it has to offer. (via beltline.org)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Getting married?

Getting married? Looking for a venue? Look no further! The Highland Inn Ballroom & Courtyard are both wonderful places to have your ceremony. You can see more photos of events held in the Ballroom here. If you are interested in finding out more about our venue, please contact us at lounge@thehighlandinn.com.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

*photo credit: Terry Richardson

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! We wish you all safe travels and plenty to eat this holiday. If you have a full house and need a room for a relative, send them our way. Better yet, you can leave the elders at home with the kids and have a little getaway after your Thanksgiving meal. Give us a call 404-874-5756 or book online at www.thehighlandinn.com

Friday, November 16, 2012

RIP Jack.....you will be missed

Our beloved Jack has passed on and we are all missing him like crazy. We believe that Jack had a wonderful and full life. He came to us as a stray and stayed as a member of the Highland Inn family. Thank you for all of your love and support during this difficult time. 

This was given to us by a friend of The Highland Inn, Juan Montoya. 
Thanks so much, we love it!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Good Morning from Jack!

Caught this photo of Jack this morning. He was trying to catch one of the fish in the pond moments after this was taken. He's been really active lately and seems to be feeling better.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

King of Pops Field Day!!! October 21st!

We love, love, love the King of Pops Field Day! There are so many reasons you should go! Free entry! FREE POPS! Bands! Sunshine (hopefully)! We'll see you there!

Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade 2012

We are getting excited about the Little Five Points Festival & Parade! Parade begins at 4PM on Saturday October 20th! You don't want to miss it so mark your calendars for the best Halloween parade in the South! For more information about the festival, please visit http://l5phalloween.com

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Atlanta Streets Alive is back this Sunday!

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to North Highland Avenue for four hours — from 2pm-6pm.

Two miles of North Highland plus one mile of Virginia Avenue plus just about two miles of the brand new Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail means we will have almost FIVE miles of car-free community space to ride, walk, play, dance and rock and roll.

Look for activities all along the route including local acoustic musicians, a capella groups, marching bands, alongside classes such as salsa dancing, yoga, zumba and thousands of people out riding their bikes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Little Five Fest is this Saturday, people!

This Saturday September 29th, 2012 is the Little Five Fest. Holy moly, that line up is ridiculous in the best way possible! We are happy sponsors and will be ecstatic attendees of this awesomeness! You should go! For more information, please visit http://littlefivefestatlanta.com/

*If you are looking for a place to rest your head after your mind in blown, give us a call to reserve a room at an exclusive rate. Just let our front desk staff know that you are attending and they'll take care of you. 404-874-5756

Candler Park Fall Fest 2012

Fall Fest is produced by the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization and includes live bands, 150+ artist booths, a kids area, and a 5K run.
Fall Fest is FREE to attend, thanks to our sponsors.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:00 pm -10:00 pm
Sunday, October 14, 2012 12:00 pm -8:00 pm

Corner of McLendon Ave & Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307
Click here for map and directions.

There is no parking inside the park, but street parking is available on Candler Park Drive and other side streets. Please be courteous and don’t block our neighbors’ driveways! Because parking is limited, we highly recommend you take MARTA.

We’re also easily accessible by MARTA Rail from the Edgewood/Candler Park Station on the East Line, and by bus routes serving the station. Exit on the Candler Park side. Turn right onto Oakdale Road and walk two blocks north to McLendon Avenue, turn right and walk one block east to the park.

Monday, September 24, 2012


It is with great sadness that I report to all of our fellow Jack lovers that our little man has cancer. Unfortunately, due to the location of the cancer (under his tongue) there aren't many feasible options. He will be on anti-inflammatory shots to help ease pain and help with his difficulty eating but it is only a matter of time before the cancer spreads and he will no longer be able to eat. Jack has had a wonderful life full of love and we will continue to love him with all of our hearts and do everything we can to make him comfortable. Thank you to all of you for your support and the love you have sent to this special cat. We are still taking donations at The Cat Doctor to help with the remaining balance and to pay for the shots he will need in the coming weeks. You can make a donation by calling 404-257-0048.

Monday, September 17, 2012

UPDATE: Jack goes to the vet....

First off, we want to thank everyone that has sent love to us and those of you who have made donations to The Cat Doctor on Jack's behalf. Tomorrow this guy will go back to the vet to have oral surgery. Please send positive thoughts and well wishes our way. We will know more after tomorrow and will post another update. In the meantime, we are still asking for any help from our friends. You can make a donation by calling The Cat Doctor at 404-257-0048. Nothing is too little to donate. Thank you again!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Music Midtown September 21st & 22nd

Check out the line up for this year's Music Midtown! 15 Artists over two days for $100? You can't beat it!

Friday, Sept. 21, doors open at 4 p.m.

The Electric Ballroom Stage
4:30 p.m. – Van Hunt
6:15 p .m. – T.I. 
9 p.m. – Foo Fighters
The Great Southeaster Music Hall Stage
5:15 p.m. – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
7:30 p.m. – The Avett Brothers
Saturday, Sept. 22, doors open at noon
The Electric Ballroom Stage
1:30 pm. – Civil Twilight
2:45 p.m. – Garbage
4:45 p.m. –- Ludacris
6:45 p.m. – Florence + The Machine
9 p.m.—Pearl Jam
The Great Southeastern Music Hall Stage
1 p.m. – O’Brother
2 p.m. – LP
3:45 p.m. – Adam Ant
5:45 p.m. – Neon Trees
8 p.m. – Girl Talk

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Festival on Ponce

Don't forget about the Fall Festival on ponce this coming weekend! For more information, please visit their website here.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Drive Invasion 2012

Drive Invasion 2012 is this Sunday, September 2nd! Stop by The Highland Inn booth for coupons and enter to win a free night by dropping off your business card. We hope to see you all there!


Dragon*Con is upon us and the hotel is full of colorful characters and we love it! Looking forward to going to the parade tomorrow. For more information on Dragon*Con and what it is, please visit http://dragoncon.org/index.php

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bark in the Park!!

Don't forget about Bark in the Park on Sunday, September 16th! Coming from out of town? No problem! We are a pet-friendly hotel. For more information about Bark in the Park please click here. To book a room with us, call 404-874-5756 or make an online reservation.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Jack needs your help!

Hello! My name is Jack. Many of you already know me and come to visit me on a regular basis at The Highland Inn. There are some things going on with my health and I am in need of medical care. My owner is an employee here at the inn and is asking for any help you may be able to extend on my behalf. If you would like to make a donation so I can get the care I need that would be so appreciated. All donations can be made to The Cat Doctor in Buckhead by calling and letting them know you want to donate for Jack the cat of The Highland Inn. Hopefully I'll be feeling much better soon and will see you around the hotel. That's all for meow, I'll keep you posted. 
xo, Jack

Friday, August 24, 2012

German Bier Fest this Saturday!

Don't miss out on the 9th Annual German Bierfest this Saturday! Every summer in Atlanta, the Annual German Bierfest celebrates the greatness of German beer in a family-friendly environment. Complete with German food, activities for the kids, music and fun! Attendees can drink all the beer they can safely consume with the purchase of a ticket. $35 online and $40 at the door, Designated Drivers can reserve a ticket Free online or $10 at the door and kids 15 and under get in free. For more information on this event visit http://www.germanbierfest.com/

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cocktail Hour?

On vacation? Here on business? Student? Let's face it, we all need a drink. Here are some spots to grab a cocktail within stumbling distance to the hotel.....
  • Cafe 640 - right next door! Try the Grapefruit Rosewater Martini, you won't be sorry.
  • Pura Vida - walk out our front door, turn left and walk two doors down. Enough said.
  • 4th & Swift - modern comfort food and original cocktails with names like John Chapman? We're sold. You should be too.
  • Victory Sandwich followed by Dad's Garage - sandwiches, drinks and improv? win-win-win!
  • The Porter - a must for beer lovers and single ladies
  • Wrecking Bar - picked the best brewpub in Atlanta 2011
  • Sotto Sotto - for the wino in all of us
  • Krog Bar - anything Kevin Rathbun touches is gold so, you know, just go.

If you aren't in the mood to hang out in a bar or if you just want to lounge around in your room and have a few, you can pick something up here:

  • Buddy's  - they have a wonderful wine and beer selection for a gas station. No, really! Right on the corner of N Highland & North Ave
  • Green's - they have everything! Beer, wine, liquor, etc. 737 Ponce De Leon
  • Savi Urban Market - you can grab dinner and drinks at this fancy little market.
  • Publix Supermarket - the usual grocery store selection but this is going to be the closest of the four mentioned.

Lastly, you can combine tourism, education and drinking all in one by visiting Sweetwater and taking the brewery tour. We're just saying.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

TONIGHT! Edgewood Block Party for Living Walls

This is tonight people! Go out and support Living Walls while having yourself a good ol' time. Here is the detailed list of events: 

- 7 PM @ Speakeasy (Vesuvius) for an intimate get together with artists and locals

- 8 PM to 2 AM @ 476 Edgewood Avenue for our Creative Loafing Map Release Party and Projections by Teen Which and Martha Cooper

- 9:30 (Sunset) @ 444 Edgewood Avenue for outdoor video projections

- 10 PM @ Music Room for performances by Knaves Grave, Mirror Mode, & And That Is Why, held down by AM 1690 + Side Walk Radio. Show is 21+

- 10 PM @ Church for a drag show by our beloved Disingenuous Ladies

- 10 PM to 2 PM @ Dance Party at Noni's with DJ Phil Jones (Dog Bite) and DJ Ryan Buchanan with Joey Patio (Sealions)

- 11PM to 12AM @ Edgewood Corner Tavern for KARAOKE!

- Try Sound Table's special Living Walls inspired drink, the "Living Wallsbanger", and hop on over to Corner Tavern for some amazing karaoke any time during the night!

PURGE: Ponce Monster

We could all learn a little something from Antwon. His story is an inspiration and his attitude is admirable. Check out more from this series on Purge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Piedmont Park Summer Art & Crafts Festival

This Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Piedmont Park will host the annual Arts & Crafts Festival. The event will include acoustic music, arts, crafts, a children’s area, and local foods and beverages. For more information please visit http://www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com/

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ponce City Market & Dancing Goats Coffee

In case you missed it yesterday, please mark your calendars! It's Official...Dancing Goats Coffee Bar will open in Ponce City Market on Friday, August 17, at the corner of North Avenue and Glen Iris. Dancing Goats offers Batdorf & Bronson coffee, tea, chai, juices, pastries and baked goods. A grand opening celebration with live music and free samples will be on Friday August 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Photos from Ponce City Market's instagram.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pardon our progress....

Please pardon our progress while we are installing new carpet and painting in designated areas of the hotel. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cocktails in the garden? Yes, please!

What is a better way to experience Atlanta Botanical Gardens than with martinis!

Cocktails in the Garden

Every Thursday
May - September
6 ­ - 10 p.m.
Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city! Groove to the sounds of Lethal Rhythms DJs, catch a tantalizing chef demo in the Edible Garden, and watch for surprise cultural performances. Complete the evening by purchasing dinner at MetroFresh in the Garden.

It's coming.....

We are looking forward to another great fest this year. Keep checking the L5F website for updates and information here. The lineup is looking pretty sweet already....

Bands : Fiend Without a Face, Gringo Star, Distal, Noot d’ Noot, Helix, The Coathangers, Sovus Radio, Jackie Chain, Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause, The N.E.C., Dino's Boys, The Clap, Headband Girls, Starfighter, Ocha La Rocha, Hawks, Young Orchids,The Forty-Fives, Broodlings, Jack Preston, Mite, Cristo, Ghost Bikini, Odist,Grand Prize Winners from Last Year, Shortstack, Mood Rings, Blunt Fang, Dog Bite, Peter Alan DeLorenzo, Skin Jobs, Social Studies, Lightin’ Ray & the Mystics, Aleon Craft, Abby Go Go, Jack Preston, Untied States, Curtis Williams, Tom P, Chance

Living Walls Conference 2012

We were just talking about Living Walls the other day and wanted to share this video about the upcoming conference. For full programming information go here. Just an added note, if you are attending and need a place to stay, give us a call. www.thehighlandinn.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We LOVE cupcakes from The Atlanta Cupcake Factory!

sugar cookie vanilla

sugar cookie chocolate


The perfect trio: Sugar Cookie/Root Beer Float, Sugar Cookie/Vanilla & Lemon/Blueberry. 

All from The Atlanta Cupcake Factory which is just a few doors down from us. Go grab yourself one of these delicious gems before they're all snatched up! Keep in mind that flavors change from day to day and they also do special orders for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, etc. so check their blog for more info.