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

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Last updated: 10/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Village:

    located in the city limits of Highlands...moreless

  • Water View:

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

  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is room for 4+ cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    1 in main floor family room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Yes. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new with warming drawer....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Bring your own food items. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

    has table for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful lawn and gardens. Outdoor fire pit as well as a hammock. Lots of places to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $300
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

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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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 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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

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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.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Highlands, NC, USA #213510

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