Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Highlands Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Our cabin is nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Highlands, NC, about two hours from Atlanta, Asheville, and Greenville. It's serenely located in the Mirror Lake Neighborhood. Mirror Lake is in walking distance from town about 1 mile located off Franklin highway. The new Bascom museum is right around the corner. The neighborhood is perfect for walking or riding bikes.

Our mountain retreat features a great room with a vaulted ceiling and a wood burning stone fireplace. A large deck and a fully furnished screen porch overlook our wooded, nicely landscaped lot. There's a grassy area for children to play. Relax in our charming great room in front of the fire. Sit outside and enjoy the cool mountain air in the comfort of our large deck. Or take a short walk to Mirror Lake. If your interested in shopping, antiquing and fine dining, downtown Main Street is only minutes away. If exploring the outdoors is what you are after, numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, and mountain streams are close by.

Come enjoy our home away from home as much as we do! You wn't want to leave!!

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Bungalow

More Details

Rowena Davison
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Why Rowena Davison chose Highlands

The relaxation and beauty of the Smoky Mountains.Browse in the unique shops in downtown Highlands or relax with a day of spa treatments at one of the finest spas anywhere.

What makes this cottage unique

Serene, beautiful, comfortable, close to nature - a home away form home. Wake up to the cool mountain air and sit on the deck with your coffee. Take a short walk down to Mirror Lake and watch the ducks swim by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We went to Highlands for our anniversary and were referred to this house by friends who had stayed here and raved about it. We had the most fabulous time and will come back and stay here again. The setting is great and the house is so relaxing and comfortable. We even walked to town and fished in the lake. A and M
Apr 2011
  • 1 of 1


Mirror Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Highlands Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Tallahassee. Florida

Perfect Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage three times and absolutely love it! It's perfect for a small family or two couples wanting peace and quiet. It's cozy and comfortable and immediately feels like home. It has both a screened-in porch and a back deck which are perfect for curling up with a good book, and enjoying the beautiful foliage and the mountain air. We love the Mirrow Lake neighborhood, it's great for walking, enjoying nature and it's only minutes away from downtown and waterfalls. Rowena and George made sure our stay was perfect. We will be back same time next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many cottages in Highlands and this is among my absolute favorites. The cottage is nicely decorated and was absolutely perfect in every detail. I appreciate fresh linens and a well-stocked kitchen and was pleased in both regards. The Mirror Lake neighborhood is perfectly charming and a great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
United States

Charming and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We came to the Highlands for the very first time. Rowena's cottage made the stay the stay well worth it. The cottage is very equipped, comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. We brought our two toy rat terriers and the backyard was so great for them to run around. The cottage is so very close to town and convenient to all the sights. Sitting on the screened in porch was our favorite. We would sit out there with our dogs eating our lunch or dinner or just because. The serenity of the neighborhood was what we all needed coming from an area that is very populated. We would definitely book this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Auburn, AL

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautifully decorated and so very comfortable. It is well equipped and very quiet. The screened porch is a wonderful place to sit and have coffee in the morning and listen to nature. The beautifully landscaped back yard was so scenic. What a great experience. I could have stayed much longer!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
United States

Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I had the pleasure of staying here in July and had a wonderful time. The cottage was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and provided the relaxing vacation we needed. It is conveniently located to downtown Highlands, as well as some of the beautiful waterfalls Highlands has to offer. We would love to come and stay again! I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a nice and quiet place to stay when visiting the mountains!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a long weekend at the cottage. The cottage is beautifully decorated (and landscaped) and we much enjoyed the mountain area. Spent alot of time on the deck and screened porch (my husband enjoyed napping there). Especially enjoyed the antiques! Beautiful area with much to do outside (lakes, shopping, restaurants, etc.).

Rowena was most helpful when making reservations and very patient with all my (many!!) questions regarding the area and the cottage. She went out of the way with her friendly emails in informing us about Highlands. We would definitely visit the cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


canoeing is available 5 minutes from the cottage. Downtown Highlands is a 2 minute drive or a fun 15 minute walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.75%

week rate $1100.00
monthly rate $3200.00

50 % is due when making reservations. The balance is due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.