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One Level Ranch, In-town, 5-TVs, Wifi, Hot Tub, Canoe, Party Deck, A/C!

Mirror Lake, Highlands, NC, USA
  • Cottage2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

4 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults and 2 children)

"Charming One Level Cottage! w/just 3 easy steps from your car to your bedroom! New Furnishings, AC, Heat, Computer, Wifi, 5 TVs, Hot Tub, Private Party Deck, Gas Grill,all inclusive and move in ready! All you need is your toothbrush!

4 Spacious Bedrooms and 4 Baths: 2 Masters w/King Beds, 1 Queen Bedroom, and a bunk bed room for the kiddos! Hardwood Floors throughout, Real Wood burning Fireplace in the living room and remote control fireplace in the media room, giant flat screen TVs with movie library! Most chairs and sofas flip up and lay back for the lazy bears in your family. Games, maps to waterfalls, restaurant guides and golf course locations, info on zip lining, rafting, ice skating, swimming, and more in the area, are in the tourist basket.

At the red birdhouse, the long winding driveway takes you up to the hill top private paradise with a winter mountain view, beautiful N.C. hardwood trees and an awesome wrap around party deck with a year round 8 person Hot Tub! There is plenty of seating on the deck with an umbrella table and chairs, and a 8 person picnic table! With the lighted torches, the remote control fire pit going, the outdoor heater ablaze, and twinkling lights, fire up the gas grill and enjoy an atmosphere compared to none at night!

Inside, the fully equipped kitchen has everything like home:. a griddle, waffle maker, crock pot, spices, blender, toaster, baking supplies, paper towels, pots and pans, mixer and more! Giant pantry, Microwave, Dishwasher, Garbage disposal, Electric stove, 2 Refrigerators , and laundry room with a stacked washer/dryer!

The newer furnishings and freshly painted interior are beautiful and you will love the bear collection throughout the home. Extras there too: Lawn chairs, picnic supplies, movies and games!

The In- town location is just 5 minutes to the grocery, restaurants, ice cream, and shopping! Walk down the hill to Mirror Lake where you can take our canoe and enjoy the lake! Hike around the Mirror Lake community...lovely any time of year! And there is nothing like hiking to all the waterfalls, and the mountain parks. Enjoy cocktails on Sunset Rock or Glen Falls just minutes away! The location and setting can not be duplicated!

If you insist on working while on vacation, we do have high speed internet, computer, Wifi, fax , printer/copier, a cell phone booster, and desk supplies.

There is nothing like relaxing in the cool mountains of North Carolina at the Lazy Bear Cottage at 4200 ft. elevation in the summer time or when it snows! Don't miss this wonderful little peace of heaven!


Neil and Cheryl Moulton

Member Since 2010
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Neil and Cheryl Moulton

Hello! We bought this home from a friend who called and said, 'you love our house so much, do you want to buy it?' We had visited Highlands for years and we did not even hesitate to say, 'YES'. We had stayed at almost all the hotels and bed and breakfasts and a couple rental homes and never really enjoyed any place as much as this home. And all of a sudden it could be ours!!! We renovated, added on, decorated and now it is 'home away from home'! Just 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta we go all the time, and it truly is our little piece of heaven!

Neil and Cheryl Moulton purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Neil and Cheryl Moulton chose Mirror Lake

We like the total privacy of the surrounding woods, the great Mountain view in the winter, the ONE LEVEL 'Ranch' style for our old knees and we like that every bedroom has its own private bath! The heat in winter is perfect with the electric blankets and the blazing real fireplace; and in the summer, we love, love the air conditioning!! We added a full office with Wifi and fax and have updated all the rooms. It has two fireplaces, one with remote control and one wood burning. The beds are divine. We love the new coffer bar, the deck and the hot tub!! It is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What makes this Cottage unique

It is within one mile to town for shopping, restaurants, church, and groceries!!!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Great for kids,,, Connecting to Middle King Bedroom.
      • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Two Twin Beds (2)


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Cozy, Cozy Paradise!!!

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Just a stones throw to downtown. Enjoy all the restaurants, shopping, farmers market and entertainment!
        • Lake View
          Walk to Mirror Lake and enjoy canoeing with your family!
        • Mountain View
          Everywhere you go are beautiful Mountain Views. Go on top of Whiteside Mountain and see Tennessee!!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Whole house and wonderful!!!
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Yes and detergent provided
                    • Computer Available
                      Yes, Computer and Printer are available plus Fax!
                    • Fireplace
                      Two Fireplaces!
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Remote controlled.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric heat throughout plus heaters in every bathroom.
                    • Internet
                    • Broadband Access
                      Wireless in Home plus Cell Phone enhancer!
                    • Linens Provided
                      300 Count Sheets and high quality linens. Electric Blankets for winter temperatures!
                    • Living Room
                      New furnishings in the living room with wood burning fireplace.
                    • Parking
                      6 cars
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Ok but a little tight.
                    • Telephone
                      Yes, and free long distance.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Eight Towels for each Bedroom. Washer and Dryer if needed.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Yes a stackable washer/dryer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High speed
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      One Wood Burning and One remote controlled


                        • Microwave
                          New Microwave with turntable
                        • Coffee Maker
                          The best! Kuerig and Mr.Coffee
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything you ever wanted!
                        • Dishwasher
                          Quiet and newer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully Equipped with Toaster, Blender, Crock Pot, Griddle, Waffle maker, Kuerig Coffee maker, and Mr.Coffee. All cooking pots and pans, muffin tins, cookie sheets, soup pot, and more! All spices !
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All needed!
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Paper products, soaps, napkins, etc. included
                        • Refrigerator
                          Double French doors and freezer at bottom. Second Frig, old fashion style but large capacity.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          4 Slice


                            • Dining
                              Leaf inserted or no leaf. TV tray tables for den too.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Northland Cable.
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Yes, in bedroom.
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • CD Player
                                • Stereo
                                  Yes in Living Room and in Den
                                • Television
                                  Televisions in every room! 5 TVS!
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Lots of new and old movies


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Wrap around deck with torches and twinkle lights! Huge two sides of the home
                                    • Golf
                                      Available at about 6 Clubs.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Canoe to take down to Mirror Lake!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      State of the art, NEW Grill!
                                    • Tennis
                                      Available in town


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          This home is particularly attractive to SENIORS because there are only 3 easy steps in the whole house!

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Heated and covered In town Community Pool.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Seats 8 people on the deck!


                                                • library
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • churches
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Highlands has so much to offer for family fun: Indoor swimming pool, ice skating rink, church playgrounds, hiking trails, waterfalls, library, botanical gardens, Bascomb Art Center, Golf, Nature Center, Canoeing, White Water rafting, Zip Line, Snow boarding, and more!!!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Fabulous mountain retreat!

                                                                  Robert K.

                                                                  Everything we could possibly need or want was provided at this beautiful mountain retreat. The location was very convenient to Highlands and the setting was quiet and peaceful. Loved the spacious interior which was charming. This was our first trip to Highlands but it won't be our last! When we return we will certainly try to stay at Lazy Bear Cottage.

                                                                  Lazy Bear Cottage

                                                                  Marti R.

                                                                  Great place. All the comforts of home. Everything was exactly as presented. We would recommend to anyone.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks guys,,,, come back anytime... Neil

                                                                  beautiful home with every comfort

                                                                  Maria H.Naples, Florida

                                                                  We rented this home for a weekend wedding in Highlands. We are very happy to have found such a beautiful and accommodating home. The 4 bedrooms each have a private bath. The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials and more. The home is very clean, welcoming and inviting. Our hosts were available and most accommodating. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Thank you!

                                                                  Wonderful Spacious Property

                                                                  Karen H.Apalachicola, Florida

                                                                  This property was just perfect for our vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. We attended my son's wedding in Highlands. This home is located just about 1.0 mile from town with easy access to everything in town while being located in a very wooded and secluded area. The house was just right with everyone having their own bedroom and bathroom. Actually, it has 2 living areas where you may relax in front of a fireplace (in both living rooms) or watch TV. The outdoor area is also great with plenty of room for relaxing. Should I return to the Highlands, I would definitely stay here.

                                                                  No Bears But Lazy

                                                                  Neil & Cheryl M.-

                                                                  This was absolutely the nicest stay that we have had in Highlands. This quaint cottage had it all. Lots of TVs when it rained, lots of deck space when it was beautiful, and lots of new memories. Thank you for sharing your 2nd home with us. You provided everything that you would ever need. We will be back.

                                                                  Our Home Away from Home!

                                                                  arline a.

                                                                  This is the 12th year my husband and I have been renting the Moulton;s beautiful home in Highlands NC. We always come for a two week period that includes July 4th. This has become our yearly family get-together and we always have the most wonderful time. The house is perfect for us, and over the years, the Moultons have made several major improvements to their property; the main one we feel was converting the garage into this huge family/media room. It has a beautiful stone fireplace and above the fireplace a very large TV. We all enjoy watching movies and love the collection of videos the Moulton have.

                                                                  Highlands is a great town, and from Mirror Lake you can walk into town. This is one of our favorite things to do. All said, we have loved our vacations in Highlands and feel very fortunate that we have been able to rent the Moultons beautiful home!

                                                                  Arline & Sol Agin


                                                                  Mirror Lake, Highlands, NC, USA

                                                                  Hiking, Fishing & Whitewater Rafting are my favorite things to do... the wife likes to canoe and shop.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  We do not do 1 or 2 night rentals. We will consider 3 night rentals with a minimum fee of $1,000 . No more than 6 adults at any one time. There is a $175 cleaning fee added to all rentals. If we approve a small dog, there is a $150 non-refundable pet deposit.

                                                                  12 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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