Keeping It Green
Nature is such an important part of Highland Lake, we offer services that help us and you take care of it
We have recycling bins located throughout our property as well as in all of our lodging areas that recycle paper, plastic, and glass. Our office supplies are recycled, and Highland Lake Inn uses recycled paper for our printing products whenever possible. We use brown, unbleached paper towels and also use recycled toilet paper. Our restaurant, Season’s, recycles all cardboard, plastic, metal cans, aluminum cans, and brown and green glass.
Solar Thermal Water Heating in the Woodward House
Solar thermal water heating panels are now installed in the Woodward House and will convert the sun’s energy to heat the water used in the Woodward House as well as the laundry facilities also located in the Inn.
Food & Beverage Program
Highland Lake Inn uses regular dishware, cloth linens, flatware, and glassware to serve meals. We serve condiments in reusable bulk containers and water is served during your meetings in reusable pitchers. Upon request we can serve bottled water in special biodegradable ENSO water bottles to reduce our impact on the environment. Season’s also uses “greenware” (straws, cups, plates) for informal occasions.
Lighting & Other Energy Saving Practices
We are a Hendersonville NC resort committed to changing out all of the lighting throughout the property to compact fluorescent and LED bulbs. We use rechargeable batteries and also use energy-efficient appliances for all new purchases. We have digital programmable set-back thermostats throughout the property. Reversible ceiling fans are used in our lodging, office, and restaurant to preserve heating costs in the colder months.
Linen Reuse and In-Room Practices
We use “Save Our Planet” signage in all of our rooms to encourage guests to use their towels multiple times before housekeeping picks them up to be washed. Bulk amenities like soap and shampoo are used in showers Using bulk amenities dispensers for soaps and shampoos eliminates the use (and waste) of small plastic bottles. We use no phosphates in our laundry. Biodegradable products are used for room cleaning. Motion sensor technology is being used throughout the property, as well as the use of compact fluorescent bulbs whenever possible. Low flow shower heads are used to regulate water usage. Adjustable toilet valves are also used.
Sustainable Organic Garden
Our 2-acre organic garden, when in season, provides the freshest ingredients possible for our award-winning restaurant, Season’s. We also use local growers’ produce in our menus. Season’s Restaurant and Highland Lake Inn use composting, and also use a drip irrigation system from our 40 acre lake to water the organic garden. Season’s participates in the sustainable seafood program to ensure that the seafood we purchase is not the product of environmentally destructive seafood harvesting.