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Top of Big Bear Pen Mountain, Highlands, North Carolina

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House with 4 bedroom 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 email for more pictures!

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 beds and there are two fold-out leather sofas. 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 two leather sofa's that fold out into regular size beds. There is a sitting area on the second level with a table and four chairs.



Keywords: Mountain House

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017


Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 5.0 based on 11 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: Aug 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Two families stayed here and we had a great time. Wonderful place and incredibly accommodating property managers.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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charming weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We hosted 10 girls at the house for a weekend, plenty of space and Melissa was easily and quickly reachable for any miscellaneous questions that came up.

Really enjoyed our time in the area!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful home. beautiful location and views.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. It is a long-ish walk to town or an easy drive (we walked several times). The views are beautiful. The yard is big enough for kids to run around in. The living room is big enough for the whole crew to play games in front of the fire. The home is clean, well appointed and comfortable. The host could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week in Highlands

  • 5 of 5

The week we spent in Highlands was a wonderful family vacation !!! The house is a perfect place for a large family and small children. We enjoyed walk around the top Big Bear Pen morning and evening... The Murrays were so helpful !!! My first VRBO experience ! We will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunwoody , GA.

Wonderful Thanksgiving Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this beautifully decorated, well equipped home duing Thanksgiving week. The views from this home on top of Big Bear Pen Mountain are spectacular. There is so much room in the dining room, we were all able to eat together comfortably. The Murray's were so helpful and pleasant to work with in making this a very memorable holiday family vacation. The location is very conveniently located, close to town and easy driving up to the top of the mountain. Driving up and down the mountain was even easy with the 1" snowfall we woke up to on Thanksgiving morning! The Grands loved it! Hiking or long easy walks were right out the door. The wood burning fire place warmed the living room every night. It was so roomy and cozy too! Thank you Ben and Melissa for sharing your piece of heaven. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
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 during peak season unless the rental is less than 3 weeks out.

reservation deposit required. Payment in full within 30 days of arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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