5BR, 4 1/2BA, new kitchen renovation, Sleeps 12, cozy
About Cathy Thrasher
We are the Thrasher family and are GA natives residing in Atlanta. We have 3 sons (now have added 2 wonderful daughters in law and now have 3 grandchildren). 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. Each of our sons love bringing friends and other families up to the Mill House to create memories for their families. It is a great place for us to spend quality time together.
Cathy Thrasher purchased this House in 2005
Why Cathy Thrasher chose 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, but we have all the conveniences and good things about being in a small town. It is a great escape from the summer heat of Atlanta. We enjoy the change of seasons here as well as spending time in a cozy home when it is cold and snowing.
What makes this House unique
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Will be Back. Character and Class with a capital “C”!
Well-furnished. Everything we needed for a relaxing stay in the mountains. The one day we didn't venture out for water sports and hiking there was plenty to do onsite: corn-hole, canoeing on Mirror Lake, a cook-out on the charcoal grill. Franklin Road shoulders and too much traffic to walk into town, but took a 2-hour walk along the nearby golf course.
What an enchanting home!
This was one of the best vacations ever. This home fit us perfectly and gave us all space to relax away from each other if we wanted or to get together (12 of us) and chat and watch the wonderful waterfall. The kitchen is well laid out and well appointed and we enjoyed cooking. The village is only a mile away so it was easy to go out for dinner. The views of the dam and the stream are breathtaking and the we all enjoyed the canoes available to us. I could go on and on but I will just say that the Mill House is one of the most memorable places I've stayed.
Whiddon Family Stay at Mill House
We had an amazing visit and will want to return in the future.
Spring Break 2019
The house is beautiful and in an amazing environment with water all around. Kids had an amazing time fishing and canoeing. Weather allowed for an adult candlelight dinner over the river and a great time with amazing friends. Every evening or early morning ended by the fire in the living room. We had a wonderful time and completely enjoyed the house!!
My family was so happy
We all had a wonderful & memorable stay. We fished outside the house, stunning views, loved the cabin feel inside. Beds were comfortable!! Hope to return next year!! 🎣�❤️😎�
Great restaurants, community theater in season, movie playing at the community theater, 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.