Mirror Lake Cottage w/Private Deck, Waterfall

Sleeps 63 BR2 BA


This chic-yet-cozy vacation rental cottage sits just a stone's throw from Mirror Lake and roughly 1 mile from the heart of Highlands! With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this property easily accommodates 6 guests for an Appalachian mountains getaway. Enjoy quiet mornings on the furnished porch, active days of hiking, mountain biking, or golfing, and evenings relaxing in front of the gas fireplace! Additionally, you'll enjoy numerous comforts of home like a fully equipped kitchen and free WiFi.


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Kitchen


Location Details

The cottage's quiet and rich environment is sure to inspire both moments of relaxation and stimulating mountain-based activities! Find the former on the edge of Mirror Lake, located within walking distance of the property. It's the perfect place to take a peaceful stroll or paddle across its still surface.

When you're ready to ramp up the excitement, lace up your boots for a scenic hike in Black Rock Mountain State Park, found only 22 miles south. There's plenty of closer trails like Glen Falls, Ranger Falls Loop Trail, and Secret Falls. As you can tell, most hikes end with spectacular waterfalls! Bridal Veil Falls and Sequoyah Falls are 2 you shouldn't miss seeing.

Additional warm weather activities include horseback riding, zip lining, mountain biking, and trout fishing on the Chattooga River. Golfers will also find their fair share of fun at Highlands Country Club or Highlands Fall Country Club.

Visiting during winter? Strap on your skis for days well spent at Sapphire Valley Resort, located only 12.6 miles away. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also great winter activities. Cuddling by the home's gas fireplace is always acceptable too!

Follow a day outdoors with one spent in Highlands proper. Easily walk or drive to the heart of town for access to art galleries, spas, and boutique shops, plus great antique stores like Mirror Lake Antiques. Foodies, get excited! Highlands boasts incredible restaurants, like Wild Thyme Gourmet, Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro, and Lakeside Restaurant. Wash it all down with a cold brew from Satulah Mountain Brewing Company!


22 reviews
  • Reunion


    My husband’s two sisters joined us in Highlands. One from Massachusetts and one from Atlanta. We had a wonderful time. The home gave us plenty of spaces to just sit and catch up! We loved it!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Judi R.
    Published April 27, 2022
  • Amazing Retreat


    Our family had a wonderful time with the beautiful cabin in the beautiful snowy woods! Easy to access to main road so the snow was welcome-even in the last week of winter!

    Published March 14, 2022
  • Terrific Central Location for that Mountain Getaway


    This house sits about 2 minutes from downtown Highlands, which means you've pretty much got a perfect location for anything you're looking to do in the area. The trip for us was just a quiet winter getaway with friends. The house is exactly what you see in the photos, comfy, homey, cozy, and perfect for 2-6 people. The kitchen is definitely one of the best stocked kitchens we've stayed in. Tons of plates, pots, pans, etc. I think the only thing we weren't able to find was some sort of baking sheet (of course we could have very well overlooked it - there are lots of cupboards). The bedrooms are all welcoming and comfy - the only change I would personally make is upgrading the bed to a king bed in the master bedroom since there seems to be plenty of room. The living/sitting areas are both occupied with plenty of comfortable places to sit and the the gas fireplace was huge plus for those of us too lazy to get those wood logs going everyday. Although the weather didn't allow for us to utilize the outdoor space - there is tons and seating and the water feature is a great extra feature to have. I can imagine the back porch is the place to be in the Summer and Fall - hopefully someday we will get to come back and try it out.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Chris J.
    Published March 2, 2022
  • Outstanding property


    Top notch property every detail was perfect. Close to town, very comfy beds gourmet kitchen and wonderful outdoor patio!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jenny R.
    Published December 28, 2021
  • Luxury Retreat


    This property is top notch! The home is "designer decorated with high end fit and finishes. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with high quality appliances, dishes etc. It even has a few free weights and exercise mat for those wanting to keep their exercise routine (we really appreciated this). The back deck is a tranquil retreat with a beautiful waterfall. We enjoyed sitting there for morning coffee and then yoga. The owners were great communicators.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Christine A.
    Published September 23, 2021
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