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Trail's Inn is nestled in the quiet of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will be only 5 minutes from downtown Highlands, NC, enabling you to enjoy the many arts, shopping, dining, hiking, local activities and amenities offered throughout the season. Best of all you'll come home to rest in the quiet and cool of a serene mountain cottage. Our secluded house has a wonderful open floor plan allowing forest views from every room. With a spacious sun room and deck you will feel as if you are living in a tree house! The vaulted living room is focused on a large stone fireplace to keep you warm on chilly nights.
Each of the two private bedrooms are attractively appointed with comfortable bedding, quilts, storage space and a private modern baths. The sunny, fully-equipped kitchen is large enough to accommodate more than one cook! Guests can choose to eat in the dining room, the sun room, or on the deck. If you have overflow visitors, there is a detached guestroom and bath available for the warmer months of May to late September. (Please be sure to see the link below for additional photos)
Highlands is a true vacation destination with wonderful shopping, fine dining, great hiking, and many cultural events throughout the vacation season. If you have never been, you will be so pleased to discover this delightful community! Highlands was named by 'Southern Living' as #3 in the top 10 small Southern town destinations!
We hope you will come, enjoy our cottage and the many amenities such a short distance away. We will be glad to assist you in any way to make your vacation personal and special for you and your guests.
Trail's Inn is a very private property, yet 5 minutes from the town of Highlands. With the Bascom Visual Arts Center nearby (http://www.thebascom.org/) there are always classes to take or art installations to explore. Highlands has wonderful restaurants, art galleries, summer theater, visiting artists and writers, waterfalls and hiking trails! You will never be disappointed with the variety of exciting vacation activities to appealing to every taste....moreless
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Refundable Damage Deposit$100
We allow small mature non-shedding well behaved dogs. Your pets must be on a flea protection program.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Highlands is well known as a superb destination for a relaxing mountain vacation with all of the attributes of a much larger city. There are many award winning restaurants, art galleries, boutique shopping, fine arts festivals, music, as well as hiking in the cool mountain air. Visit for a while and you'll want to return!
Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: Visits here are always rejuvenating for everyone! The cool mountain forests, nearby Mirror Lake, the ever-present sound of the nearby waterfall, and the vast entertainment opportunities make for an ideal relaxing vacation. We love including family and friends for a step back to an easier life-style. Living in Atlanta we are only 2 hours away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Just a few days here allows for a great attitude adjustment in our hectic city lives!
Why the Owner Chose Highlands: Our family has owned Trail's Inn for 40 years! Originally purchased by my Dad to escape the summer heat of Florida, we have had the opportunities to create so many family memories through the years.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Highlands has so many different hiking trails that we try a different one on each visit. With the shops, restaurants, and art galleries so nearby, there is always something to do. However, we often find that just sitting in the sun room or by the fire reading away the afternoon is the best alternative!