Highlands Cottage w/ Sunroom ~ 1 Mile to Downtown!

Property ID: 447634HighlandsNCUS
Sleeps 83 BR2 BA


Find some peace, quiet, and serenity when you book this lovely Highlands vacation rental. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home rests just a mile from the historic downtown area, where you and your loved ones can explore the local antique shops or enjoy a bite to eat. Plenty of stunning waterfall hikes can be found within a quick drive, while the Blue Ridge Mountains are just a short trek away. After a day of exploring, come home for a glass of wine on the porch to close out the day!


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Kitchen


Location Details

HISTORIC HIGHLANDS (~1.0 mile): Art galleries, shopping, restaurants, public parks, library, performing arts center

ATTRACTIONS: Highlands Nature Center (1.7 miles), Sunset Rock (1.9 miles), Sapphire Valley Ski Resort (14.7 miles), Stumphouse Tunnel (25.1 miles), Goats on the Roof (26.5 miles), Nantahala Outdoor Center (47.8 miles)

WATERFALLS: Sequoyah Falls (3.1 miles), Bridal Veil Falls (3.6 miles), Dry Falls (4.4 miles), Quarry Falls (7.6 miles), Cullasaja Falls (9.9 miles)

TRAILS: Highlands Biological Station (1.7 miles), Secret Falls Trailhead (6.0 miles), Whiteside Mountain Trail (8.1 miles), Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Trailhead (24.1 miles), Pickens Nose Trailhead (28.5 miles), Appalachian Trail - Mooney Gap (30.2 miles)

FISHING HOLES: Harris Lake (1.3 miles), Cullasaja River (3.4 miles), Cliffside Lake Recreation Area (6.5 miles), Chattooga River (12.0 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Blue Ridge Parkway (67.1 miles), Biltmore Estate (69.1 miles), Asheville (73.3 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (58.8 miles)


21 reviews
  • Highland reteeat


    Janet, our Conceige was wonderful! Great communication, welcomed us with treats and flowers, and checked with us during our stay!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kathryn L.
    Published October 3, 2023
  • Wonderful mountain retreat


    We absolutely loved our stay here! The house was so cozy and welcoming. There was plenty of space for the 5 of us, comfortable beds, updated bathrooms and lovely decorations! The screened porch off the back is the perfect place to read, play a board game or have a glass of wine. The location is incredible, just a mile from town but really quiet and private neighborhood. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    LeeAnn D.
    Published August 23, 2023
  • Location, Location,Location


    We loved everything about 300 Shelby Drive. The neighborhood is so accessible to the town of Highlands and filled with beautiful homes and lawns.

    We particularly enjoyed the screen porch early in the morning and in the evening. The birds were always serenading us as we sipped our coffee or evening wine.

    Janet was so helpful when we had a couple of minor issues...all resolved quickly.

    We are already planning on a return trip next year.

    Published July 14, 2023
  • 5/5

    We absolutely loved this home. It was perfectly situated close to town. Loved the quiet neighborhood tucked away in downtown Highlands. The house was so clean. Our hostess was so courteous and helpful. We cannot wait to return.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 27, 2023
  • Bear Shadow Trip


    We had a wonderful time in Highlands this trip. This is our second trip for Bear Shadow and I expect it to become a yearly trip. The location were perfect and in close proximity to everything. The property was lovely as was the neighborhood. We had a seamless check in and Janet was amazing to work with. Thank you for letting us stay!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Molly J.
    Published May 31, 2023
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