About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
The Wright Cottage is a perfect getway for a couple, a family, or group of friends. We've have a gas log fireplace to warm you after a day of shopping or hiking. And, we now have an outdoor fire bowl for you to enjoy! We are the BEST VALUE in Highlands!
This four bedroom/two bathroom vacation home--The Wright Cottage--is located in a serene setting near downtown Highlands and a short drive to Cashiers. This home is a perfect setting to relax and recharge in the pristine mountains of western North Carolina. The cottage is newly remodeled with all the features and amenities available at a tremendous rental value.
With hardwood floors throughout, the master bedroom suite features a king size bed with the full bath across the hall. The other downstairs bedroom has a twin bed. Upstairs features twin beds in one bedroom and a double bed in the other. In between, a completely renovated full bathroom serves upstairs guests. And, we have air conditioning for those unusually hot days in Highlands.
The cottage kitchen is fully furnished and you can dine at the bar, dining room or outside at the patio table. If you decide to pick up some steaks from Dusty’s Market and cook out, a grill is available for your use! After dinner, you can relax on the screened porch and enjoy the evening experience while you listen to the nocturnal chorus of whip-o-wills, tree frogs, and the occasional hoot of the great horned owl.
Whether you decide to curl up with a good book or spend the afternoon shopping in town, you will grow to love Highlands. Maybe you want to spend the afternoon wading in the cool water emanating from a nearby waterfall or hike on one of the many trails in the surrounding National Forest. Your Highlands vacation will be complete when you end the day with an evening picnic at the top of Sunset Mountain.
Small inside pets are welcome with a pet deposit.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Lisa Gunter
The owner, Maxie Wright Duke, was born and raised in Highlands in a home located in Wright Square, Her mother, Helen Cabe Wright Wilson, owned and operated Helen's Barn which still stands on Helen's Barn Avenue, Wright Square. The dance hall was the favorite of local and summer folks and provided a means to feed, clothe, house and educate her children. After marring Albert A. Duke, Maxie moved to Walhalla, SC The family has a Log Cabin on Turtle Pond Road where many memories have been made. Lisa Gunter, Maxie's daughter, manages the property.
Lisa Gunter purchased this House in 1993
Why Lisa Gunter chose Sugarfork
We feel that the Wright Cottage is a great place to relax & enjoy nature. It is close enough to Highlands(3.7 miles) & Cashiers (8 miles) to enjoy everything both towns has to offer. It is big enough to sleep 7 but affordable for a smaller group. The screened porch is an absolute haven for relaxing with a drink, reading or just visiting. The fire pit offers seating and warmth to enjoy the outdoors and view of Shortoff Mountain. The front yard is great for children playing or running with your dogs. The gas log fireplace inside will knock the chill off on the fall & winter days.
What makes this House unique
The cottage was built in the early 1930's on one acre of land that was given to the First Presbyterian Church to be used as a manse for their preacher. The land surrounding it was owned by Maxie's uncle, Henry R. Wright & inherited. She purchased the house in 1993. It has been renovated several times but still has the original hardwood floors. The timbers were cut from the land including the wormy chestnut in the living room & dining areas. The dining table is a hand crafted solid cherry wood table made by a local craftsman and given to Helen's people on Turtle Pond. We are continually making improvements to keep the house up-to-date including new windows, interior & exterior paint, new washer & dryer, new stove, new heating & cooling system & new tin roof. The house was renamed The Wright Cottage and became a seasonal rental in 2003.
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Visiting sick Father
This cute cottage was a perfect gathering spot for our family to be together for some sad and glad moments
Clean and convenient to town!
No seriously, it’s really close to town!
Wonderful stay in a wonderful home
Overall, a great trip! My best friend and I live in different states and always try to have a girls weekend once a year. We brought along my 3 girls with the intent to bake and watch "chick flicks" all weekend (which we did!). The cottage was exactly as pictured.
Keep in mind, it is a home that was built in the 1930s, so it has its "quirks", but really was a lovely home. The living room was VERY large which was fantastic since there were 2 adults, 2 teenagers, and a toddler and we relaxed all weekend watching movies on the Blu-ray player (thank you for having one so we didn't have to bring one!!). The kitchen isn't huge, but worked just fine with 2-3 of us in there baking or cooking. The stovetop and oven are both gas which was a little unexpected (not used to baking in a gas oven) but we figured it out :). The kitchen was also equipped with everything you would need from mixing bowls, to baking dishes, plenty of dishes and silverware, and cooking utensils! you truly would not need to bring anything extra, other than the food :)
There is definitely plenty of space to spread out in this home and it was fantastic to have a separate bed or room for everyone!
The only "con" was that the doors don't have deadbolts, which would be a nice addition (especially for people like me who get anxious being in a "new" or "unknown" place). The doors did have handle locks and a chain, but, the doors stick a bit and were a little difficult to work with. Since it was raining out, we mostly stayed inside anyhow so it wasn't a major deterrent, but something that stood out to me. Also, the king mattress could really use replacing.
Overall, it was a great stay in a beautiful home with lots of history and character! Would love to come back and stay (with hopefully better weather) so we could enjoy the beautiful yard and fire pit :)
Thanks for the comments. We will look into the items you mentioned and see about them. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Wright Cottage.
Beautiful site with great Mountain views; We will be back
We really enjoyed this house. We decided to expand our annual Highlands trip to the weekend, and this was the perfect way to do this. We used almost all of features of the house from fireplace to fire pit. Little things made the difference- like quilts in the closet and good wireless, and LCD TVs in most areas. We even had a Christmas tree farm below us and terrific sunrise views. We would definitely recommend it and we will be back .
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Let me know when you want to book again. Lisa G
Wonderful house on a beautiful piece of property
We loved our stay at the Wright cottage. The house was warm, inviting, and full of character. We would definitely stay their again.
Thanks so much! We hope you come back soon!
Loved the house and location! Perfect choice for our family! Especially wonderful were the cool mountain temperatures!
We are so glad you enjoyed The Wright Cottage. Thank you for renting and we hope you will return!