|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Enjoy a mountain escape in our 3 bedroom, 3 bath mountain home with a Den/4th bedroom. The house sleeps 8 so bring the kids or leave them at home and just come with friends.
It's walking distance to town (less than 1 mile), so take a quick trip for lunch at one of the many fabulous restaurants or just 'shop til you drop' at the amazing shops on Main Street.
The large back deck with a gas grill overlooks trees, plants, birds, squirrels and chipmunks and awaits you for an outdoor feast.
Can't sit still, then nearby you'll find Hiking, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Whitewater Rafting, Mining, Fishing (trout and bass), Golf, weekly area auction at Scudder's Estate Auction House, and in winter you can go Skiing or Snowboarding. All the fun you can handle in one vacation.
Then, kick back and rest while watching a little Cable TV, Surfing the Internet or watching a good DVD. Call around using the Local Phone service provided to schedule that all important massage at Condé Nast’s Top Hotel Spa in North America, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa.
There are things to do and see in every season. For more information about the local area check out the Highlands Chamber of Commerce at www.highlandschamber.org.
We're the Hester Family and this is our mountain home, thanks to Mom and Dad and the Hall Family too, some of us have been coming to Highlands since the 1950's. Wow. Lots of changes since then. But loads of memories! We love it so much and now we'll sharing it with you if you like.
Gary Hester and The Hester Family purchased this house in 1988
Back in the 1950's Curt Hester started bringing the family to Highlands. Their dear friends the Halls had come to Highlands and fallen in love with the area. After many summer trips to the area, Curt decided it was time to go ahead and buy some property. So in the 70's he bought a few lots in the area. Then in the 80's when it was getting close to retirement time, Curt decided to build his dream home in Highlands. By 1990 Curt and Hazel had moved to Highlands permanently. They enjoyed the beauty of the area and had many picnics by the lakes, streams and while sitting on top of sunset rock. They remained in Highlands until 2011 leaving a family legacy of beauty and love of the mountains.
Our 3 story home is a great place to bring people together but also a great place to get a little alone time. Just send the kids to the Den and you've got the upstairs all to yourself. Walk down through the back of the property and hang out on a bench in the woods and just soak up nature. Or lounge on the deck and listen to the wind in the trees.
Coffee on the deck in the early morning is amazing!!! Just a whoosh and a whistle of the wind to keep you company and occasionally a curious squirrel!
Hi, we are back in Miami sound and safe.
I want to thank you for sharing your house, we had a great time and loved the cabin, a lot of nice touches that make it very cozy.
We hope to return soon, as we loved the area too.
Happy 2015 and our best wishes.
We have been to Highlands many times in the past and this house was a great place to stay. It was quiet, clean, spacious, and it had everything we needed to get away from our busy lives back home. My wife and I can't wait to go back.
Someone needs to give the property owner a checklist of recommended kitchen utensils and cooking utensils. Extra pillows were in the walk in closet, but no extra pillow cases. The cabin has a good layout, but just presents itself as very tired and in need of a good cleaning and "sprucing up." At the very least someone needs to be following up with the cleaning crew to assure that the cob webs are knocked down.
The house is in a great location - peaceful but yet just a 20 minute walk to town, half of which is a shady country road. The house is surrounded by trees, in a very natural setting, with a large back deck, party open and partly covered, for reading and eating. The only downside is that the decor is a bit dated. The room arrangement works well but note that the downstairs family room is accessed via the garage. The owner and caretaker were very responsive to any needs. The single car garage is a plus for rental property. The driveway is VERY steep (common in Highlands) but our sports car with a very low clearance did not bottom out.
Highlands has been a mountain respite for over a century allowing our visitors to unwind while being treated to the finest amenities.
We feature several spas for those requiring special attention. Our accommodations range from historic inns and quaint bed and breakfasts to hotels and cabins. Homes are available for rent by the week or month.
For your dining experience, you may sample various culinary cuisines from over twenty restaurants including five who have been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Nature is never far away with waterfalls, hiking trails, and varied outdoor adventures awaiting you. You can experience llama treks to all terrain vehicle tours through the forests. White water rafting is nearby. For those less adventurous, there is horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, tennis, and golf.
If you are looking for a cultural experience, we have professional summer stock theater at the Highlands Playhouse, the 25th anniversary of Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music concerts, the American Museum of Cut and Engraved Glass, and varied other productions. The Center for Life Enrichment offers several classes each week on varied topics. Enjoy the auction at Scudders or shows at various art galleries.
Several non profits have events throughout the year. Check our calendar for events by the Highlands Historical Society, Bascom Louise Gallery, The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Carpe Diem Farms, the Art League of Highlands, the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society, and Mountain Garden Club.
Shopping in our little village includes unique shops featuring art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, crafts, home furnishing, and a broad range of retail selections not found at your neighborhood mall.
Young people can enjoy programs at the Highlands Nature Center, Performing Arts Center, Highlands Playhouse, and the Highlands Recreation Center.
--Courtesy of Highlands Chamber of Commerce
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 27 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.