Season's at Highland Lake
Season's at Highland Lake

Season's at Highland Lake

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hlinn.com/
  • Phone: 8286969094x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday:
    Breakfast- 7:30am-10:00am
    Lunch- 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner- 5:00pm-9:00pm

    Sunday:
    Breakfast- 7:30am-9:30am
    Brunch Buffet- 10:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner- 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary Southern, International
  • Executive Chef: Michelle Bailey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a variety of private spaces available, we can accommodate all sizes of groups. Private rooms at Season's Restaurant will accomodate gatherings from 20 to 90, Kudzu Cottage for an event of 25 to 40, the Grand Ole Hall can seat as many as 225 guests. The Pavilion area by the pool is a great place to have rehearsal dinners, barbecues, and parties.

    Once you have chosen the perfect site, the food is the focus. Each menu is prepared in Season's Restaurant at Highland Lake Inn and our unique garden-centered cuisine is sure to please everyone on your guest list. Our chefs are known for their creative and elegant buffets and we also offer several plated entrée choices. We guarantee our award-winning wine list and full bar are sure to please those that enjoy a cocktail before dinner.

    No matter your style and preferences, we can help you host a party that people will keep your friends and family talking.
  • Private Party Contact: Peter Fassbender 8286969094x
  • Entertainment: We will have Live Music (starting April 20th) every Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday Brunch. Featuring one of the following talented
    musicians...Bruce Lang, Steve Becker, Rick Praytor, or Mike Ridnour.
  • Special Events: Season's hosts a variety of special events each month including Cooking Class & Lunches, Wine Dinners, Chef's Tastings, and holiday events. To see what we have in store, view our Special Events Calendar at http://hlinn.com/seasons/news-events/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland Lake Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Multiple parking areas are offered.
A word from Season's at Highland Lake
Fresh Local Ingredients...
...Inspired World Cuisine.

You won't find Season's Restaurant on a busy street or highway. Nestled inside the 26 acres of Historic Highland Lake, Season's is far removed from the daily noise and hustle of everyday life, yet still only five minutes from the quaint shops of downtown Hendersonville. With friends and family; you can enjoy an extraordinary meal with friendly service, while also taking in the beautiful, natural setting that surrounds you. Season's is known for its use of fresh ingredients, many of which come directly from our on-site organic garden. By combining our passion for sustainability and amazing flavor, Season's helps protect the environment and the economy by utilizing local food sources.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Season's at Highland Lake reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)fit for foodies (66)romantic (54)scenic view (50)great for brunch (46)neighborhood gem (39)good for groups (36)great for lunch (32)notable wine list (31)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Charming
    FlatRockSummer
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We enjoy taking guests to Season's for lunch or dinner. It's a very special place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Huge dissapointment.
    Firstvisitors
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    As people who frequently dine in upscale restaurants, I feel confident in saying that we know what great food is---and Seasons definately did NOT deliver. What sounded delicious on the menu actually was very mundane when presented at the table. Prices are high ($11 for appetizer, $31 for entree) for what was a very ordinary meal. Decor is lost somewhere between the late 70's---early 80's. This restaurant came highly recomended by Tripadvisor readers, but I can't image why. We won't be going back----ever.
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  • Birthday dinner: mixed reviews
    newspeak
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I had booked reservations ahead of time noting both that the evening was for my husband's birthday and that he was allergic to onions. Upon being greeted by the server she acknowledged both pieces of information. However, when she brought the bread---onion focaccia---she placed the basket in front of me, saying, "this is for you only." We both thought that was odd and wondered why a plain roll had not been offered to my husband. My main entree, the grilled halibut was lovely. My husband asked for medium well steak, but it was unfortunately akin to leather. The ambience was lovely. Overall, the evening was mixed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    mrwuf
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Every item on the menu is prepared to the very highest level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Juice
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Season's is always great. We had made reservations for 5 adults and 1 child; upon our arrival the table was ready, with high chair already in place. The food was excellent; the buffet selection varied. The creme brulee filled french toast was a special favorite for the entire group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual
    himselfVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Have dined here before and always with excellent scores. Food again was outstanding but everything else fell off. Loud table for four next to us and they demanded extra service. May be why service was also below normal. Lesson learned, avoid Saturday night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing menu - gourmet
    Julie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Elegant menu and quite delicious! Gourmet entrees, tasty appetizers, good wine list (including a few half bottles), and excellent service. Really a surprise in Flat Rock!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday lunch
    rb66
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service was excellent from the point of seating which naturally caused us to expect excellent food as well. We were not disappointed. Price point for the offering was appropriate too. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40thanniversarycelebration
    60birthdaysuccess
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were vacationing and not sure if we'd be back to our cottage in time for dinner, so we made the reservation late. The location was beautiful, very romantic. The hostess was very personable, but professional and very helpful giving us some other options for dining in the area. Our server was very friendly and attentive and suggested some menu options that were spot on. The presentation was exceptional. Great wine and dessert to die for. A memorable anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Love2eat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful place to go for just about any occasion. We have been several times over the years and have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable lunch
    Jill
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Crabcakes were good but needed more crabmeat. They were nice and crispy but a bit disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Amberncnc
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We only make it to the HLI about 3 times a year but every time is a special treat. Everything is done impeccably, and there are always nice surprises on the menu. A great place to take someone you want to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Very good experience
    Local
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our lunch experience was very good overall. Seasons is an attractive restaurant in a pretty setting. Everyone was pleased with their food, but not thrilled. Definitely worthy of a return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great table, service and food.
    Localrealtor
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Seasons is a superb restaurant with an outstanding menu. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in the Mountains
    Batman
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Season's is our favorite restaurant while visiting Flat Rock. This was our third visit and it was every bit as wonderful as the first two times. Truly lovely fine dining with an excellent chef and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met/Exceeded Expectation!
    judik43
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent choice for our anniversary celebration! Reservation request was noted and fulfilled. Our server was cordial, personable and efficient. Food was very good and presented beautifully. Ambiance was pleasant and soothing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised!
    MsPalmettobug
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised at the overall package. We went for Sunday brunch & the music was delightful. The service & the atmosphere were wonderful. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good setting and great service
    JFPs
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant has consistently good food and high-quality service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    athalsey
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Celebrated my father's 90th birthday at Seasons. Jewel was an excellent server and was very attentive without "hovering". Food was excellent and well presented. Overall, a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • srq2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Every restaurant waiter's question should be changed from " is everything ok?" to " Would you return". And the answer for the Season's is absolutely, yes. I would not hesitate taking any of my family and friends to the Season's at Highland Lake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    foodies
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food and service. The halibut is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chuck
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was a very fitting ending to an all day birthday celebration for my Beloved. She is a foodie with impeccable taste in food & wine selection and she was very happy with the whole experience, so I did ok!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Evening Out
    Joyfully12
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food and service were very good. Enjoyed the wine with dinner. It is a distance from where I live so this would be an occasional stop when I happen to be in the area. Which is too bad if I were closer I'm sure I would visit more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Meal and Service
    ncdmh
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second visit to the Seasons and we were not disappointed. The meals were a delight to the palate and senses as they were full of flavor and texture. The pink snapper was gently seared to perfection leaving a flaky flavor filled snapper fillet. The scallops melted in your mouth like butter as you savored the herbs and sauce that accompanied the dish. The rosemary and roasted tomato bread was outstandingly flavorful but so very light. Our server Jimi S was attentive, helpful, knowledgeable but not intrusive in assisting us experience the best of the menu. Definitely a place to visit over and over for fine dinning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Sob's night out
    Seniors
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    5 sob's (single old broads) saw a play at Flatrock then came for dinner at 5 o'clock. Happy they open early because even though we are "party girls" we have to be home by 8:30. Only reason for not 5 stars on food was because the trout was overcooked and dry. We have been here before with no problems. We will be back again, maybe not order trout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time dining here at recommendation of the Flat Rock Theatre. We all enjoyed our different meals. A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Great food and service --- at good prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back
    Hungry
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    very enjoyable lunch with delicious red pepper soup
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • trip
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have gone to Seasons at Highland Inn a number of times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Ron0901
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time at Season's at Highland Lake Inn. We had visited the area to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant sits in a beautiful setting and although I would not call the view scenic, it is certainly serene, and the overall ambience is very nice. Overall service was highly attentative. The menu was varied with lots of creative dishes. I had the pan-fried grouper while my wife enjoyed the steak tenderloin with a red-wine demi glaze. Both were delightful. Further, the chef was very accommodating of our low carb diet we were trying to stidk to, despite the special occasion. Overall, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed again
    Redbull
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Well, I had the trout, my favorite...but was over cooked and so salty I could hardly eat. The Spinach side had way too much garlic. My wife had the tenderloin that for 34.00 was nothing more than a pot roast cut of meat...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Evening at Seasons!
    HappyHalVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had another couple with us for an early dinner before going to The Flat Rock Theater. Great food, service and ambience. Kept us right on schedule for our theater time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-Play Dinner
    ncwalkergirl
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Location is 5 minute drive from flat Rock Playhouse making it ideal for pre-play dinner. Food is fresh and interestingly presented. Big portions . I had the halibut seved on a formed patty of ridotto, I think. Wonderful! Lemon-smoky flavor, took 1/2 home Pork chop was huge bone in.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Overall
    Anniem
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first visit to Season's. We were pleased with everything except the noise level in the dining area (given the way it is designed) made it hard to hear each other. We had asked for a quiet table when we made our reservation online. Perhaps, the next time, I will call it and be more specific in this regard.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    wileyneal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is a very pleasant restaurant in a former camp setting, but quite elegant for lunch. The food was excellent and well-presented. For us it was a luncheon, but it was so special we had to ask if the same was on the dinner menu. No, this was the lunch menu. Good wait staff, knew the menu and the wine list. We'll be back... for lunch and maybe dinner too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WoW
    MBirthdayVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food, Service, Atmosphere! Season's has it all. It is a real neighborhood gem and worth the drive from South Carolina.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Must for Brunch
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My family of 6 have been enjoying Brunch here on a regular basis for years. Great food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, and live piano. We have had brunch at many establishments across the country and abroad and this one is our top choice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scored big!
    Envirogirl96
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed Sunday Brunch with my Father-in-Law. It was lovely. Food was great! It has a well balanced selection and a real treat. We really enjoyed the piano music and had no idea that a gentleman was playing it live in the other room until we were leaving. I turned the corner and was shocked! Piano music during a meal is a lost gem. It adds to the ambience and makes for a calm, peaceful experience. I had to tip him of course and was so happy to do it. Thank you Season's we cannot wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dining experience
    nufsaid
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was a very pleasant way to spend an anniversary. This certainly qualifies as a special event place. The service was attentive, but not overbearing and the quality of everyone's meal was excellent. I hope to go back the next time I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniv Nr 27
    MBirthdayVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Was a special occasion, our Anniversary dinner with family joining us. The entire experience was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    EatswellVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Seasons has been one of our favorite restaurants ever since we moved to Hendersonville 16 years ago! It is consistently excellent in quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.