NEW! Cozy Highlands Escape - 1 Mile to Downtown!

Sleeps 42 BR2 BA


Peace, privacy, and proximity to the outdoors, world-class shopping, and dining await at this charming Highlands vacation rental in the Mirror Lake neighborhood. Relax in the renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bath living space or step outside to fire up the grill and fire pit for a BBQ. Head about 1 mile into town via the Highlands Greenway and explore local restaurants, shops, and entertainment. A unique landscape of waterfalls, trails, and mountain peaks sets the stage for your North Carolina getaway!


  • Essentials
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen


Location Details

LOCAL FUN: Will Henry Stevens Covered Bridge (1.3 miles), The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts (1.4 miles), Recreation Park Swimming Pool (1.6 miles), Highlands Performing Arts Center (1.8 miles), Highlands Nature Center (2.3 miles), Sunset Rock (2.6 miles), Jackson Hole Gem Mine (7.7 miles)

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Lake Sequoyah (0.8 miles), Whiteside Mountain (6.5 miles), Lake Glenville (13.1 miles), Ski Sapphire Valley (13.1 miles), The Pines Recreation Area (18.2 miles), Gorges State Park (20.9 miles), Black Rock Mountain State Park (23.6 miles)

WATERFALL CHASING: Sequoyah Falls (1.3 miles), Bridal Veil Falls (1.7 miles), Dry Falls (2.6 miles), Glen Falls (3.8 miles), Bust Your Butt Falls (5.9 miles), Secret Falls Trail Head (8.0 miles), Cullasaja Falls (8.1 miles), Cashiers Sliding Rock (11.3 miles), Hurricane Falls (12.3 miles), Turtleback Falls (21.5 miles)

EAT + DRINK: Wild Thyme Gourmet (1.7 miles), The Ugly Dog Public House - Highlands (1.9 miles), Lakeside Restaurant (2.0 miles), Ristorante Paoletti (2.1 miles), Whiteside Brewing Company (10.0 miles), El Manzanillo Mexican Restaurant (10.8 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (57.4 miles)


16 reviews
  • Well equipped , clean , updated and scenic


    Had a wonderful time . Relaxing and the fall trees were absolutely gorgeous!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sabrina B.
    Published November 15, 2022
  • Adorable Highlands cottage


    My husband and I stayed a week at this mirror lake cottage and truly had a enjoyable time. The place is just as pictured if not even a little more spacious, we loved the multiple outdoor seating areas. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to make meals and enjoy leftovers. It was cozy and comfortable, nicely decorated and we stayed plenty warm during the cold snap. We had no issues and did not contact Evolve during our stay but I did end up adding an additional night shortly after booking and the customer service was great to deal with. I would recommend this listing to couples or small families, we loved that it is pet friendly and we would definitely stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brittany K.
    Published November 15, 2022
  • Good access to Highlands, big yard, good parking but no AC and lightly appointed


    THERE IS NO AC! The listing did not say there was, our error in not looking closely. It is sufficiently hot in highlands in August, we will not rent again in Highlands without AC. The rental is a pleasant walk (but long at 1.8 miles) to downtown Highlands, or a really short and easy drive. The yard is large, relatively flat, great for dogs, plenty of parking. Also, a nice fire pit with firewood and comfortable chairs. The house is small, barely OK for us as a couple, maybe OK for a couple with young kids, too cozy for 2 couples as 2nd bedroom is very small. While there are nice outdoor spaces, none are covered, and the outdoor furnishings are spartan. The management was unhelpful on a request for a 2-hour early check-in (house was not rented the day before), or providing kitchen items that you would expect in a rental. There was one coffee mug (and a couple of huge mugs that you might use for soup), the toaster did not work properly, no cushions for outside iron chairs. We made the management company aware of these things early in the rental, they chose not to address them. No one of these things are terrible, but put them all together and it diminishes the experience. The furnishings and appointments in the house (dishes, pots, pans, etc.) are minimal, kind of like a college apartment. Would not stay here again.

    David Richardson
    Published August 21, 2022
  • Great spot


    We had a great stay! Clean, welcoming, good location to town, a sweet outdoor spot for lots of great conversations by the fire, and close to hikes-views and waterfalls. We would consider staying again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Gi H.
    Published August 4, 2022
  • Mirror Lake Stay


    Overall, the house and outdoor areas are great. It's a short drive to town and in an older, forested, quiet neighborhood. I even saw a family of bears strolling across the road one morning! I really enjoyed the Weber grill. The house was clean and had most of what I needed for a comfortable stay. However, I had to request a regular coffee maker and provide my own filters. The front deck had not been swept off for quite some time, nor had the carport, and there was no broom in the house. It took about 3 days for the property manager to have a broom dropped off and I had to do the sweeping. There is no air conditioning in this house, which is fine most of the time, but there were a couple of warmer than usual nights where AC would have been appreciated. The ceiling fan and light fixture in the second bedroom was non-functional, but I didn't need to use that room, fortunately. Property manager was not very responsive. I had to follow up with phone calls since most emails were not being answered. But overall, a lovely place and I enjoyed it very much.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 13, 2022
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$216 Avg. / night
Property ID: 451785
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