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Newly remodeled with unbelievable view off two story deck, minutes from downtown

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


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths With Fascinating Views From Both Decks.

Welcome to Minnie Blessings. Nestled high atop Dog Mountain, you will find a peaceful retreat to enjoy the beauty and charm of Highlands, North Carolina. Whether you prefer sitting on the deck overlooking the expansive view of the mountains, or heading downtown to Main Street to enjoy the shops and restaurants, you will find that Minnie Blessings is the perfect location for your mountain vacation. The house is conveniently located minutes away from downtown shopping, restaurants, golf courses, and hiking trails. Most importantly, it is comfortably furnished to welcome you home when the long day is over. Every bedroom with its own private bath. There are dens on each level with their own wood burning fireplaces. The kitchen was recently remodeled and house received several new upgrades. “Minnie Blessings” has been owned by the same family for three generations. Named for its original owner, Minnie Lee, the home has welcomed visitors from near and far. Her generous spirit and warm hospitality always made everyone feel like part of the family. We invite you to experience the many blessings of Minnie Lee.

Michael and Lee Eady
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Michael and Lee Eady

I grew up in Albany, GA as a young girl but fell in love with Highlands, NC through traveling to this home when it was owned by my grandmother, Minnie Lee. As a young girl we traveled to Highlands several times a year to vacation. Since those days, the house has been passed through my mother and now on to me and my brothers and sisters. The house has been in our family for nearly 50 years. I now reside in Birmingham, AL and teach high school drama.

Michael and Lee Eady purchased this house in 1940

Why Michael and Lee Eady chose Smoky Mountains

This house is very special to me since it was originally purchased by my grandmother, Minnie Lee. After my grandmother passed, the house was left to my mother, Elizabeth Loosier. My mother passed away a few years ago and now the house is owned by me and my siblings. It is a very dear place to us and we look forward to sharing the beauty of this home with visitors for years to come.

What makes this house unique

The house is a short 5 minute drive to downtown Highlands. It is conveniently located to waterfalls, shopping, and many other area attractions.


Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Enclosed in lower level guest bedroom 1.
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Enclosed in 2nd guest bedroom
    Downstairs Half Bath - toilet , Off the downstairs den.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Features a view of the mountains from the upper level.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Private bathroom enclosed with bedroom.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Private bathroom enclosed with bedroom.
    Downstairs Den - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting


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Newly remodeled with unbelievable view off two story deck, minutes from downtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Incredible views and beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome view from the back porch! Fantastic house with all of the amenities. Very spacious for our family and incredible convenient to downtown Highlands. Highly recommend a stay at Minnie Blessings!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ryan! We enjoyed hosting you in our home!
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Great location in Highlands

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained older home in the mountains of Highlands, NC. Really convenient to downtown Highlands as well as to various waterfalls, Cashiers, and zip lining. The home is very roomy and contains everything you need for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home. Had everything we needed for a family trip to the mountains with spectacular views and comfortable surroundings. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you! Thanks for choosing Minnie Blessings!
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St. Louis, MO

Best Value for Location, Space, & Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a long weekend at Minnie Blessings and could not have been any happier. The view from the deck is perfect for both morning and evening. Probably the best part of this house was its proximity to downtown Highlands. Our group traveled from four different states and before our stay was over we were already trying to figure out when we could come back. Great house! Great location! Great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you guys and look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Great home in Highlands

  • 5 of 5

We (7 family members) celebrated Christmas for 3 days at Minnie Blessings . The home was accurately described and as shown in the pictures. It suited our needs well with each bedroom having its own bathroom and having the master bedroom on the main level for the grandparents. Everything was perfect for a family celebration from the great room, to the functional kitchen and large dining room. It felt very homey and comfortable. Sadly the weather did not cooperate and we had torrential rains and heavy fog so we only got to see the beautiful view for the few hours of departure day. Additionally because of this we weren't able to take advantage of the lovely sun room with hanging bed - :( Highlands is a beautiful area and this home has the ideal location. It is close to town and yet feels private when you are at the house. The owners were easy to communicate with. We would recommend this property and would certainly consider returning in the future. We were very happy with our decision to stay at Minnie Blessings.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amory, MS

Breathe taking views

  • 5 of 5

My family of six adults and two infants stayed at Minnie Blessings while attending a wedding. The accommodations were exactly what we needed, lots of space, bathrooms for every bedroom which were large and comfortable beds, two large dens and very comfortable seating, well stocked kitchen, and two beautiful back porches that extended the length of the house. Tables and chairs for dining outside, rocking chairs and a swing for quality time with my grand babies, and the most relaxing swing bed on the enclosed section of the porch with windows to allow fresh air in. This home has beautiful views from the porch so you really want to stay outside. The owners stock the house so no need to bring extra products from home and they are wonderful to communicate with. We were located only a few minutes from downtown, waterfalls, golfing, reception locations. Downtown is just beautifully landscaped and several stores for shopping. This home is perfect for a large family where we were able to enjoy the company of all of us together. If being with your family is important to you then Minnie Blessing is the place where memories are made to stay with you forever.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $165
Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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