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Camp Carlee - Private Retreat - 3 Minutes to Main Street!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Nothing says 'Vacation' like a cabin in the mountains. Located less than 3 minutes from Main Street in downtown Highlands, this convenient getaway has it all. Life at Camp Carlee is relaxed and inviting; it's warm fires, cool evenings and great memories.

This professionally designed retreat has an open great room with vaulted ceilings, wood beams and stone fireplace. The great room features custom lighting, a flat screen television with DVD player, Bose stereo, and many natural details to make you feel at home. Additionally, it offers dining for six and a spacious living room, which opens onto the screened porch. The well-appointed kitchen and stainless steel gas grill provide the perfect combination for a night of entertaining or a nice meal with the family. For those who prefer some quiet time or like to make the most of a rainy day, choose a book from the library to read in the leather chairs, play board games or browse the wireless internet from any location you choose. This cabin boasts two master suites, each with its own balcony, king-sized bed, LCD/DVD television and private bathroom. Each room features egyptian cotton sheets, warm quilts and down comforters. If additional sleeping space is needed, the queen size sleeper sofa in the great room is also very comfortable.

For the adventuresome, white water rafting, fishing, mountain biking and repelling are close by. If you are in search of an easy day trip, take a hike up to Whiteside Mountain or nearby Glen Falls. For those who appreciate the arts; enjoy the professional summer theatre or the highly acclaimed Chamber Music Festival. Camp Carlee's close proximity to town makes a stroll along Main Street enjoyable for everyone.

After the day's activities, take in a nightcap on the screened porch and enjoy the calm evening surrounded by nature. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it at Camp Carlee.

Also, please be sure to check out our newly renovated sister property, Backwoods Bungalow, on VRBO ( and Facebook (! It will be available mid September 2016, just in time to enjoy fall and leaf season!

Keywords: House, Cabin

More Details

Property Manager
Lori Bee
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Lori Bee

We often find our minds wandering to the mountains of western North Carolina. Although we are not able to spend as much time as we would like in Highlands, that leaves more time available for guests to stay at our cabin. Any time of year is a great time to enjoy the wide range of scenic wonders and events this area has to offer.

David and Georgia Carlee

Lori Bee purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Lori Bee chose Highlands

Our family has been coming to Highlands, NC for years and in 2008 we decided to purchase a property for friends and family to enjoy. We have since opened our cabin to those interested in experiencing the beautiful scenery and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Four distinct seasons and plentiful ammenities allow Highlands, NC to provide something for everyone. From quaint shops and restaurants to numerous outdoor activities; we know that you will have a truly fantastic time here.

What makes this cabin unique

'A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking.'

-- Earl Wilson

Guestbook comments from the manager

I haven't been back to Highlands since September 2006 when my husband proposed to me. I decided to surprise him with a romantic getaway for Valentines. When I saw your home on VRBO... I know it was the perfect choice. It's beautiful and lacking nothing! I feel completely at home. The decor is perfect. Thank you for opening your home to us! We are thing of making this a yearly trip!
Feb 2011
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Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder bath with toilet and sink.
  • The upstairs master bath has a tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) Both master suites feature king size beds., Queen size Beds (1) The living room features a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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Camp Carlee - Private Retreat - 3 Minutes to Main Street!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely charming, attention was paid to every last detail! Due to a storm and no electricity the owners were very accommodating and did not charge us for the day we could not stay there. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfort cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our visit very much. The cottage had everything you need and was very cozy. Great porches and lots of games and books for your enjoyment. Need new sheets in downstairs bedroom. I would recommend the cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frederick, MD, USA

Absolutely Delightful

  • 5 of 5

"Camp Carlee" is an absolutely delightful home-away-from-home. The setting is terrific. The cabin is clean and incredibly well equipped. We loved the spacious screen porch and spent lots of time there unwinding. The owners and/or property managers thought of many, many small touches to make a stay there delightful and comfortable. We did not want to leave!!

We had never heard of Highlands, NC. What a jewel! We are now recommending to everyone that they visit...for the sights, the shopping (!), the restaurants...and for "Camp Carlee." God willing, we will return.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review and we are even more pleased that you throughly enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay with us anytime! If are able to return, please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We will also have our newly remodeled sister property, Backwood Bungalow, available starting mid September of 2016. Have a wonderful day!
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Camp Carly

  • 4 of 5

Camp Carly was the perfect winter get-away. It was a great place to relax with a fireplace (wood provided), comfortable chairs and sofa for big screen TV watching or book reading, a good table for playing games, and a well-equipped kitchen for making snacks and meals. Both ample-sized bedrooms also had their own full bathrooms, which is great, plus a half-bath for daytime. On days it didn't rain, we were close to a lot of places to hike, shops to explore, and restaurants to dine. We were 4 active senior citizens, but ironically we found out afterwards that our friends' daughter and her new husband spent their honeymoon in the same cabin. They loved it too and hope to return on many future anniversaries.

Our only minor complaint was not being able to control the fireplace smoke that permeated the cabin. But it never kept us from enjoying a warm, crackling fire.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jo, We're sorry the weather didn't fully cooperate for you, but it sounds like you were able to enjoy some of the wonderful things Highlands has to offer during a break in the clouds. We are extremely pleased you chose to stay at Camp Carlee and very excited to hear that your friend's daughter and husband had stayed as well! Thank you and we look forward to having you again. Sincerely, David and Georgia Carlee
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Camp Carlee

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was perfect. We enjoyed our stay so much that we plan to purchase property in the area once we sell our golf course condo in gulf shores Alabama.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles, We are so glad you found everything to your liking. We completely understand about your idea to purchase something in the future. That's exactly what happened to us! Thank you very much for staying at Camp Carlee and please come back. It makes a great home base for your home search. Sincerely, David and Georgia Carlee
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Alpharetta, GA

Lovely, peaceful weekend...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Camp Carlee the weekend of the Cashiers Leaf Festival. The cabin was perfect for us (two couples) and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Highlands/Cashiers. The leaves were so pretty! The house was clean and comfortable and well-equipped with cookware, books, magazines and games. We made a fire in the fireplace all three nights and it was cozy as can be! Management was a pleasure to work with as well. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, Thank you for the kind review and we are delighted you had a wonderful stay at Camp Carlee. We strive to provide the best accommodations possible and truly want all of our guests to feel right at home. It's hard to beat a warm fire in the mountains with friends and family. Lori is fantastic and we are glad to have met your expectations. Sincerely, David and Georgia Carlee
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
CSA Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 9.75%

We offer either a $1000 refundable security deposit or Security Deposit Waiver Insurance for a non-refundable fee of $69.00. You must choose one of these options when renting this property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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