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Top of Big Bear Pen Mountain, Highlands, North Carolina

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House with 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths

This beautiful house is located on the top of Big Bear Pen Mountain inside the city limits of Highlands, North Carolina. A walk around the top of the mountain provides five spectacular views. The house is exactly 1.6 miles down to Main Street in Highlands. Please call for more pictures or any questions.


Ben 706-614-6378

The house was completed in 1993. The floor plan won the House Beautiful award. A wrap-around porch surrounds the house. There is a 25 foot stacked stone fireplace in the family room. All hardwood floors. Entire front of house is floor to ceiling glass. The house has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Eight guests can sleep in bed. The Master suite and bath is located on the main floor. Master bedroom has a king size bed. Master bathroom has a jacuzzi and walk-in steam shower with his and her sinks. Two bedrooms and a full bath are located upstairs. One of the bedrooms has a queen size bed and the other has a king bed. There is an attached garage apartment that has a bedroom and a bath. This bedroom has twin beds.

The house has a large kitchen with a breakfast nook and an adjacent dining room. The kitchen is fully equipped. A large television is located in the family room which has a large sectional sofa. There is a sitting area on the second level with a table and four chairs.



Keywords: Mountain House

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Top of Big Bear Pen Mountain, Highlands, North Carolina
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Watkinsville Ga

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

The house on Big Bear Pen Mountain is the perfect get-away for couples, families or even a small group. We have used all in the past and because of floorplan accomodates all easily. The views are wonderful! This is a great house for families because of the flat yard and porches....easy to entertain children. The mountain top is very easy to navigate walking and bike riding. The furnishings are beautiful yet easy to maintain and the kitchen well stocked to fix great meals for a crowd. There are several very good groceries and markets in Highland' we enjoy coooking and grilling versus dining out with a group. Excellent cuisine abounds though...if you decide to venture off your mountain top retreat!! Comfortable beds and complete silence make for a perfect night's sleep. A very special place to spend a romantic get away, family get together or small retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2004
  • Stayed: August 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed just after Christmas at the Murrays lovely and well-equipped home. House has everything you could want and was even decorated for Christmas. The arrangement of the bedrooms is ideal (2 bedrooms upstairs); master downstairs and another bedroom over the garage gave plenty of privacy for the teens. Hiking and restaurants galore! Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a weekend getaway with friends! It sits high up on the mountain. Walking around the mountain was lots of fun because there were fun trails and beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family gathering - solar eclipse!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed this beautiful, spacious ,well equipped home in a lovely mountain top setting. Loved the beautiful views and friendly neighbors walking the Bear Pen Road loop. Honestly, loved everything about this house and the Highlands area-thank you Ben and Melissa. Only wish Highlands was a bit closer to us- quite a long drive from VA!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

This house is situated in the perfect location. You're very close to town, but at the top of Big Bear Pen Mountain, which feels remote. What's better, is that the owners were some of the nicest people I've ever dealt with. Could not have been more pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountaintop Home in Highland Heaven

  • 4 of 5

Ben and Melissa were so wonderful to work with. They had everything set up and ready for us to enjoy. The views are limited from the house, but walk either way up the street and have your breath taken away. We saw a black bear on the way out one afternoon. Its very quiet and away from it all, but a quick drive or good hike down the mountain and back into town within minutes. Plenty of parking and enough room to sleep 10 comfortably. Ping pong table in the garage provided fun while killing time. The location is great for hiking, chasing waterfalls, shopping, dining, and all the fun things to do in the Highlands.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Firewood can be obtained through Highlands Lawn and Garden or call us and we will order for you.
Minimum stay changes unless the rental is less than 3 weeks out.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.