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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:
March 10, 2018

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 Highlands

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 4.769231 based on 13 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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ryan! We enjoyed hosting you in our home!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location near downtown Highlands while still being in a quiet location with great views. Convenient to lots of hiking and waterfalls. I recommend the Glen Falls and Whiteside Mountain trails. The downstairs area was perfect for our tween and teen kids. There is a TV and living area for them to hang out and two bedrooms with their own baths. Also a bunk bed in the living area for more sleeping area. You can tell the house is a little older, but they have done updates which are very nice. The sun room with the hanging bed is very cute! We were there in the winter so couldn't enjoy it, but it would be a great place to hang out in the summer. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of kitchen tools to make cookies for Santa!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Claire, We loved having you guys! Glad you enjoyed staying at our home. We hope you come back and see us soon!
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view. Accommodating home for three couples. Nicely furnished. Updated baths are excellent. The one lane drive up Dog Mountain was rather daunting in a dense fog, but we made all our trips with no problem. Very convenient to downtown Highlands for fun Christmas shopping.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you guys! Please come visit again soon!
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Three stars

  • 3 of 5

Electrical outlets were not all working. Some linens and towels were dingy with holes. The beds downstairs were very creaky and not comfortable. The kitchen had some items that were not clean and not well organized or easy to find.

We were able to address some of the outlet problem by finding the breaker box. One bathroom downstairs had a towel bar that had fallen off the wall.

We did have a good time with our group of relatives and the size of the house and the floor plan was comfortable. The location of the house was convenient and easy to find.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee, Sorry to hear you had issues with electrical outlets. This is the first we've ever heard of anyone having trouble with electrical outlets, problems with towels and kitchen items. The towel bar had supposedly been fixed but apparently it wasn't fixed well. We will look into these issues and make sure they don't come up again. We would never want our guests to have issues like this and apologize for the inconvenience.
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay to enjoy the mountains and Highlands. Felt like home from the minute we walked in. Great view from the huge deck and only minutes away from downtown Highlands. The owners were very responsive. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chip, We enjoyed having you guys! Hope you will visit us again soon!
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Mountain Serenity

  • 5 of 5

We arrived amidst a driving summer rain storm that cooled the August day off nicely. The home was perfect for two older parents who enjoyed the main level master bedroom. Downstairs were two large bedrooms with private baths. The kitchen is well stocked as is the garage!!

We watched TV to keep up with Hurricane Irma and enjoyed a natural fire as the temperature dipped into the upper 40's at night. Would love to return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rodney, we loved having you and we're happy to hear you had a great time. The weather in Highlands is hard to beat. Thanks again for choosing to stay at Minnie Blessings!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Pet Fee $50
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.