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Spectacular Views from This Mountain Lodge

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Enjoy the expansive views and luxury of this 6000 square foot mountain home in Scaly Mountain -just a short ride to Highlands. Five large bedrooms consisting of 1 king, and 4 queens - three fireplaces, and a recreation room with pool table and foosball make this the perfect family retreat. Cook your favorite meals in this gourmet kitchen with commercial double-oven range, sub-zero refrigerator, trash compactor, two dishwashers, granite counter tops and matching copper kitchen and prep sinks. Brazilian cherry flooring throughout the main level, carpeted bedrooms and designer marble baths

With over 1400 square feet of deck overlooking the expansive mountain views, this is a true gathering place for family events and corporate getaways. Located a mere 2 hours north of Atlanta, this vacation home offers great relaxation, along with nearby hiking, waterfalls and spectacular views of mountains and national forests.

There is a separate guest house on the property that may be available if additional space is needed. The guest house has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a full kitchen, living room, dining room and deck area. Contact owner for details and availability.

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Trip Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

Why Trip Taylor chose Scaly Mountain

The Highlands area is filled with National Forests, hiking trails, waterfalls and fabulous views. It offers a real opportunity to commune with nature- it is common to see wild turkey, deer and an occasional bobcat!

What makes this house unique

The home is on a private paved road that doubles as a fantastic nature walk. There are trails on the property and natural rock formations just yards away from the house. Feel free to enjoy hiking to natural waterfalls in our development. Downtown Highlands is a short drive with beautiful scenic overlooks along the way. In Highlands enjoy upscale shopping in non-chain stores and outstanding cuisine in world-class restaurants. Visit Highlands Wine and Cheese shop and the owner will give you discounts on cult cabernets and artisan cheeses!


Scaly Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Approximately 250 square feet
    Upstairs Bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Hall bath shared by 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom Downstairs 2 room suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Between 2 bedrooms with Larger shower than standard.
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking


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Spectacular Views from This Mountain Lodge
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews
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Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home ...bring a 4 wheel drive especially if its snowing. Pots and pans need to be replaced all the Teflon is off of them and everything was sticking and Teflon coming off in food. The house and view made up for everything else. We are very clean people and left the house cleaner than when we arrived. Owner should be made aware that house is not being cleaned as good as he might think And needs new cooking pots and pans.

We do recommend this house in the spring or fall because i cant imagine how beautiful it must be and sitting out back watching the sunset is amazing. Our small grandchildren cried when we left because they wanted to stay 100 days...LOL

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our place and we are pleased you enjoyed the home. Also thanks for letting us know about the cookware. We will get that replaced this week. I also appreciate your comments on cleaning. We have to rely on our guests experience to address any issues that come up, without this feedback, we wouldn't know how we could improve the experience of our guests. Thank you again for staying and the helpful comments. Trip
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property for a family or large group. The house is spacious and and well appointed. The view is amazing. There really is not much not to love. Trip is very nice and easy to work with. We have been coming for several years with a group of friends and never leave disappointed but rather talking about next year when we will return. Thanks Trip for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Doesn't get any better than this

  • 5 of 5

The house, the vew, the temp + Highlands...what is there not to love

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding to attend in Scaly Mountain and our family of 10 all stayed comfortably in the 5 bedroom home. The views are spectacular and we'd love to come back in the fall.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was great and view was spectacular. The neighborhood was great and the neighbors were awesome

  • 4 of 5

Our group had a great time and enjoyed the proximity to Highlands without the touristy feel. The house is huge and the wives loved it

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You just won't believe how beautiful this property is until you visit

  • 5 of 5

The pictures for this property looks a little old and outdated, so when we arrived we were amazed at how clean and updated the property actually is, we were instantly charmed away. We were a party of four families with young children and the house was spacious enough to host all of us. The weekend was a little windy so we didn't get to enjoy the deck much but the view was spectacular, we were able to enjoy the sunset in the dining room or living room. The kids had so much fun with so much space in the house, the Dads really enjoyed the screened porch, and the Moms just loved the kitchen, with top notch appliances and built-in griddles and stuff, preparing meals was definitely more pleasurable :). This was the first time we rent from HomeAway, Tripp was extremely helpful and patient throughout this process. Thank you for sharing your house with us, we would definitely recommend to other friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Asheville (AVL) or Atlanta (ATL)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sky Valley
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Dillard House
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Highlands

This house is located in a private development 2 miles from the main highway. Drive time to Downtown Highlands, NC is approximately 20 minutes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $275
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

2 BR Guest home is available

The Guest house rents for 200.00 per night and has a $100.00 cleaning fee.

Guest house is only available with rental of main home.

Any charges for the guest house will be billed as a separate transaction and owner will contact you by phone or email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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