The Historic Mill House on Mirror Lake and, Cullasaja River on 1 Acre
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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- Deck / Patio:
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $300
- Pet Fee $200
- Tax Rate 9.75%
During winter months there is a $150 fuel surcharge.
Minimum stay July- 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
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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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 2 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, NC, USA:
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.
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The Mill House in Summer.
One of The Spacious Common Areas
Totally and newly renovated kitchen, spring 2013.
Downstairs den opening up to new screen porch. Wonderful area to relax.
View of den from screened porch.
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.
Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Working Gas Fire Place
Great place for kids!
Deck off kitchen overlooking the water. Great for outdoor meals.
Old Water Wheel in winter.
Beautiful view overlooking Mirror Lake. Use our 2 canoes on Mirror Lake.
New kitchen overlooking water, off of den, deck and screened porch.
New Screen porch open to the kitchen and the downstairs den.
Master Bedroom with Working Gas Fire Place. See water out all windows.
Guest room on main floor overlooking water.
Upstairs bunk room....Great for The kids!
Another upstairs guest room with a balcony overlooking the river.
View from Mill House in winter.
Cozy Mill House in winter. In Highlands city limits. Convenient to town.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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