Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

The Historic Mill House on Mirror Lake and, Cullasaja River on 1 Acre

You sent a message to this manager.

Calendar

Last updated: 01/07/2013

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 19 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Highlands house description

The Mill House is located on one of the most beautiful, tranquil settings you will ever see. It overlooks the lake spillway on beautiful Mirror Lake. The Cullasaja River wraps the house surrounded by Native Rhodedendren and Mountain Laurel. Kitchen totally renovated Spring 2013.

You can hear the sound of rushing water from every room. It has a large deck, comfortable screened porch and an upstairs covered porch overlooking the river on two sides of the house and a sitting area next to a goldfish pond overlooking the river and Mirror Lake. This completely renovated authentic mill makes a delightful setting for relaxation. Kitchen newly renovated 2013.

A water wheel, rushing water, 2 canoes and a river full of fish, all available on the same beautiful property. TRULY BEAUTIFUL and that is just the outside. The completely renovated house (with lots of history) has a family room, den, master bedroom with sitting area, fireplace and beautiful view, 3 other bedrooms, and a bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds (4 bunk beds). There is a screened porch w a water view that opens to both the downstairs den and kitchen.

There are lots of private places to 'sneak away' to relax, read a book, or snooze in the cool mountain air. Great deck for outdoor dining and big kitchen table for indoor dining. Only one mile from downtown Highlands, close to golf, shopping, restaurants, spa and wonderful hiking.

Take a look, you will LOVE it. BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE, RELAXING and all the comforts of home. Great for a romantic getaway or a family reunion. Nothing like it in Highlands; it is truly unique.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                MBR and sitting area overlooking water. Large shower2 heads...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                overlooks water, hear the rushing water!!...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                fireplace and sitting area...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                With balcony overlooking water. 2 rockers...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 2 bunk bed

                2 sets of bunk beds (4) opens to balcony...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s)

                Bed in nook in family room. ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) with feather bed in master, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) nook in den with twin size bed, Bunk Beds (4) 2 sets of bunk beds = 4 beds...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                8 may sit at kitchen table. Table to sit 4 or 6 down on deck. Plus places to sit in den and screened porch off of kitchen. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Newly renovated kitchen with all new kitchen aid appliances and granite counter tops. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Brand new. Cold filtered water inside. Ice maker in freezer....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Well stocked with this type of supply....moreless

              • Oven:

                Brand new with warming drawer....moreless

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Yes. Most of the time you don't even need it. Wonderful to sleep with windows open. Fans also available....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                2 gas fireplaces (1 in master and 1 in upstairs guest bedroom.) and 1 wood in family room...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Main floor family room sits 10+. Downstairs den sits 6+, plus opens to screened porch....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                (2) gas fireplace in master and in one guest room...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                1 in main floor family room...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                There is room for 4+ cars...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Soothing sound of rushing river from every room. Original, running water wheel on property. Relax in so many different 'outdoor get away places'; hammock by waterfall, on deck over river, on screened porch, by little fish pond overlooking lake and spillway, and in yard overlooking water. You just decide what you feel like!!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    3 flat screen...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 canoes w life jackets for canoeing on Mirror Lake....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Off of a guest bedroom overlooking river....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful lawn and gardens. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    has table for outdoor dining...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    The Cullasaja River wraps the house on 2 sides. Nice sound of rushing water from the waterfall (spillway) and river....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    beautiful, serene views of lake and river from porches, yard, deck and rooms ...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    located in Highlands at 4,000+ elevation ...moreless

                  • Village:

                    located in the city limits of Highlands...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 2 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $200
                  • Tax Rate 9.75%

                  Notes:

                  During winter months there is a $150 fuel surcharge.

                  Minimum stay June- August is 7 nights. Other times of year may inquire for shorter times.

                  50% due at time of booking

                  Remainder payable 30 days prior to arrival


                  Please wait... Travel with confidence

                  Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 19 months. You can contact the manager for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                   

                  Location

                  Great restaurants, community theater in season, free concerts in season, Bascom Gallery, Olde Edwards Inn Spas, beautiful views, great hiking, canoeing (2 canoes), great fishing, great shopping and lots more. Come enjoy this totally renovated old Mill House.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About: We are the Thrasher family and are GA natives residing in Atlanta. We have 3 sons (now have added a wonderful daughter in law and granddaughter) and we love to have great family time together. We love a place to get away from the city in the cool, clean mountain air to unwind and enjoy time together with family and friends. We enjoy hiking, canoeing, exploring, fishing, relaxing, strolling through downtown, eating good meals, enjoy jogging or strolling, doing a little or doing a lot, depending on our mood for the day.

                  Why Highlands:
                  We fell in love with not only the house but the beautiful, relaxing setting. It truly is a unique amazing getaway, yet only 2 hours from Atlanta, and in the city limits of Highlands. And yet, we feel like we are out in the country. It is a great escape from the summer heat of Atlanta.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The house has a wonderful history. It operated as a timber mill in the early 1900's until a family purchased it in the early 1930's and converted it to a cabin to be used as a family mountain retreat. We have been told they had milk cows in the front yard. The original water wheel which provided electricity back then is still in operation today. In the 1980s the house was operated as a bed and breakfast by the daughter of the man that built it. It has been totally renovated and added on to several times, and most recently (Spring 2013) had a total kitchen renovation. The house has all the conveniences, but yet retains the charm of a mountain cabin. Amazing views out of every window, close to town, yet seems remote. Beautiful places to jog or walk. This property seemed to have it all. We have loved it and would love to share it with you and your family and friends.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The Mill House in Summer.

                    The Mill House in Summer.

                  • One of The Spacious Common Areas

                    One of The Spacious Common Areas

                  • Totally and newly renovated kitchen, spring 2013.

                    Totally and newly renovated kitchen, spring 2013.

                  • Downstairs den opening up to new screen porch.  Wonderful area to relax.

                    Downstairs den opening up to new screen porch. Wonderful area to relax.

                  • View of den from screened porch.

                    View of den from screened porch.

                  • Another Common Area to Warm up Next to The Fire in Master BR

                    Another Common Area to Warm up Next to The Fire in Master BR

                  • The Original Working Water Wheel in Summer. View out of Master Bedroom window.

                    The Original Working Water Wheel in Summer. View out of Master Bedroom window.

                  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Working Gas Fire Place

                    Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Working Gas Fire Place

                  • Great place for kids!

                    Great place for kids!

                  • Deck off kitchen overlooking the water. Great for outdoor meals.

                    Deck off kitchen overlooking the water. Great for outdoor meals.

                  • Old Water Wheel in winter.

                    Old Water Wheel in winter.

                  • Beautiful view overlooking Mirror Lake.  Use our 2 canoes on Mirror Lake.

                    Beautiful view overlooking Mirror Lake. Use our 2 canoes on Mirror Lake.

                  • New kitchen overlooking water, off of den, deck and screened porch.

                    New kitchen overlooking water, off of den, deck and screened porch.

                  • New Screen porch open to the kitchen and the downstairs den.

                    New Screen porch open to the kitchen and the downstairs den.

                  • Master Bedroom with Working Gas Fire Place. See water out all windows.

                    Master Bedroom with Working Gas Fire Place. See water out all windows.

                  • Guest room on main floor overlooking water.

                    Guest room on main floor overlooking water.

                  • Upstairs bunk room....Great for The kids!

                    Upstairs bunk room....Great for The kids!

                  • Another upstairs guest room with a balcony overlooking the river.

                    Another upstairs guest room with a balcony overlooking the river.

                  • View from Mill House in winter.

                    View from Mill House in winter.

                  • Cozy Mill House in winter. In Highlands city limits. Convenient to town.

                    Cozy Mill House in winter. In Highlands city limits. Convenient to town.

                  VRBO #213510

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Monday, July 21, 2014

                  $3,400 per week (USD)
                  2

                  5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 13

                  Contact manager for availability
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Manager
                  Email manager

                  Toll Free (800) 684-2171

                  Speaks: english
                  Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property

                  Sharing makes you 30% cooler
                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Enter a subject for your email.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.

                  Hi, I'd like to share this property with you.

                  http://www.vrbo.com/213510