Renovated Highlands Cottage 3 Miles to Downtown!

Property ID: 442985HighlandsNCUS
Sleeps 52 BR1 BA
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Year-round adventure awaits just outside the door of this charming 2-bed, 1-bath cottage! Beautifully renovated, this vacation rental has been redesigned with travelers' comfort in mind - offering an incredibly cozy Highlands home base. Once you're settled, get ready to chase waterfalls like Bridal Veil Falls and tackle trails in Gorges State Park. Prefer indoors to outdoors? Easily explore the art galleries, eateries, and breweries of the area - all located within short driving distance.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Community Pool
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials


Location Details

IN-TOWN ATTRACTIONS: Will Henry Stevens Covered Bridge (2.8 miles), The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts (2.9 miles), Highlands Performing Arts Center (3.3 miles), Highlands Nature Center (3.5 miles), Sunset Rock (3.9 miles)

OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS: Whiteside Mountain (9.8 miles), Lake Glenville (16.4 miles), Black Rock Mountain State Park (19.5 miles), Gorges State Park (24.2 miles)

WATERFALLS: Sequoyah Falls (4.5 miles), Bridal Veil Falls (5.0 miles), Dry Falls (5.8 miles), Bust Your Butt Falls (9.1 miles), Turtleback Falls (24.8 miles)

SNOW ACTIVITIES: Ski Sapphire Valley Resort (16.4 miles), Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park (57.0 miles)

EVENTS: Highlands Food and Wine Festival, The Highlands Village Square Art and Craft Show at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park

NEARBY TOWNS: Dillard (12.7 miles), Cashiers (13.3 miles), Sapphire (20.2 miles)

AIRPORTS: Asheville Regional Airport (60.7 miles), Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (85.6 miles)


23 reviews
  • Thanksgiving Weekend


    Well managed property. We read the reviews before the booking and it fulfilled our need for accommodation, which was proximity to downtown.

    If you looking for quite and restful, this is not the place.

    Published November 26, 2023
  • Fall Oct 2023


    Property was just like Pictures. It is however located on a hair pin turn which was scary and noisy. Thank goodness for the chiropractor business where you can turn around. It was pet friendly but not pet safe. Would not recommend pets. Sun was great on porch for am but not afternoons.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 9, 2023
  • 5/5

    This property was great for our Girls Getaway to Highlands. Communication was easy and helpful! Getting in and out was a little tricky (being right on the road and a curve) but we just went to the business on the right beyond the house and looped around to drive into the driveway! Worked out great! The cottage was cozy and cute!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 17, 2023
  • Quick Couple Stay


    My husband and I stayed for 3 nights. We wanted a location close to town, with a kitchen, back deck, and was clean. These met our requirements. As people have mentioned, it is close to the highway. Best way to park is to pass the house, go up the road, turn through a business, come back, and park along side the house just prior to the front door. We never had an issue getting out. The traffic did not wake us up, as the bedrooms are on the back side of the house. The doors to the bathroom from 2 bedrooms were a bit cumbersome, but not unmanageable. If you are looking for a place that is "away from it all", this isn't the place. We however found it to meet our needs. We cooked breakfast, and cooked a couple of dinners in.

    Lisa Casassa
    Published September 12, 2023
  • Disappointing Stay


    The reviews mentioned proximity to the highway relative to accessibility and noise but it was VERY noisy and busy to enter/exit. The photos on line look great but when we entered, there was a mouse trap (in full view) in the kitchen and a can of Raid on top of the fridge. A blind in the bedroom was broken along with other items. Several bulbs were burned out on the light fixtures. The outdoor cushions were torn up and the towels smelled moldy. I killed a spider and three large ants in the bathroom.We did not feel comfortable eating at the house so went out for every meal-including coffee. We actually cut our vacation short by one night. The booking and check-in process were very easy. We’re hoping to go back to Highlands in the future but will definitely choose a different property. We have owned rental properties so understand issues but we also understand customer satisfaction.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Beth S.
    Published August 8, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Beth, thanks for your review! we passed your review on to the homeowner, who would like to share the following:
    -"We regret that the guests chose to depart a day early and requested a refund for their last night. We want to clarify a few points.
    -Our property is situated in the Nantahala Forest, surrounded by wildlife and insects. We take preventive measures with mouse traps and provide insect repellent for guest comfort. We've not had issues with insects or mice in previous guest feedback.
    -The guests noted a few minor issues like a loose BBQ grill handle, toilet dispenser, and a burnt-out light bulb, which are typical wear and tear concerns. These did not impact safety or functionality.
    -Our property is well-maintained, and all appliances and systems were in working order during their stay.
    -The outdoor patio furniture cushions have developed small tears due to exposure to the elements, but they were still functional. We've since replaced them.
    -We offer a spacious living space and deck at a competitive rate compared to upscale hotels in the area.
    -We're committed to providing a comfortable and well-maintained space for our guests at a reasonable rate.
    Our commitment to all our guests is to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests as evidenced in all other reviews."

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