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Minutes To Town, Wooded 2 Acre Retreat, Newly Remodeled

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,020 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6 Comfortably, Highlands

Authentic & Old Highland Cottage updated for the modern era, nestled on two wooded acres, including a creek and walking trails.

The cabin offers a relaxing queen bedroom, a cozy bedroom with one twin bed and a twin bunk bed. There is also the option of a foldout couch for additional sleeping arrangements. You will also enjoy the newly renovated bathroom. The kitchen is a part of the living room and allows everyone to be included in the activity. It is equipped with storage and most items you would normally need for preparation. The dining table is perfect for a family meal or game night. Others may prefer to unwind in the leather chair or chaise lounge and enjoy a fire. Children and adults alike will enjoy wandering the property and discovering fun hideouts, the creek, a tree house, a pavilion by the creek, and a swing for further thrills.

A short walk takes you to Mirror Lake or Lake Sequoia to feed the ducks, fish or canoe. We have a canoe ready for your use at Mirror Lake. Fishing gear is provided as well.

Enjoy an afternoon reading in the front porch swing or napping by the fire.

For the adventurous type, there are many opportunities for longer hikes and visits to waterfalls, some only minutes away. You can also enjoy zip lining or rafting and tubing by traveling only a short bit. If you're looking for winter activity, nearby Sapphire Valley offers skiing and snow tubing.

For the shopping and dining enthusiasts, the downtown of Highlands is only minutes away and boasts fine, locally owned shops, unique restaurants and wine choices, galleries and antiquing. There is also a spa in town that offers the ultimate in luxurious relaxation. Just a 20 minute scenic drive away, Cashiers, NC offers further shopping excursions and dining.

Learn more about Highlands here

More Details

Casey & Angela Smith
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Casey & Angela Smith

We live in Marietta, GA and loved going to the Highlands each year for our wedding anniversary. In 2014 and 14 years together, we decided that it was time to have a place that we could go and enjoy time away as a family more often.

Casey & Angela Smith purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Casey & Angela Smith chose Highlands

Highlands, at 4,100 MSL, can be 10 - 15 degrees cooler than Atlanta, which is attractive to us. Many times in July, we are wearing pants. We also chose Highlands because of its high-end shops and dinning as well as ample choice of outdoor activity.

What makes this cottage unique

We choose this property because of its Old Highlands history, walking distance to two lakes, proximity to town and the 2 acres with a creek, which is sure to keep our 3 young children exploring for hours. We are the third family to own this cottage since it was built in 1948. The house had great bones and after some TLC and a remodeled bathroom, it is up to date in rustic elegance.


Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , Fold out Sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Minutes To Town, Wooded 2 Acre Retreat, Newly Remodeled
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 34 reviews

Lovely cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy and artsy cabin close to highlands is exceptionally clean and has everything you need...fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, a collection of cool traditional and whimsical art. Especially love the tree faces in the outside space. Loved the trails in the yard, leading to a treehouse for kids and adults. Enjoyed coffee in the covered, furnished “hammock hill” pavilion next to a stream that meanders through the property. Also took walks through the neighborhood and down to the lake, in addition to an abundance of mountain hikes close by. Loved our stay!!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We spend a lot of time in Highlands as both my family and my husband's family have houses there. Christmas was looking a little crowded in the family homes, so we rented this cabin for extra space and it was a great choice! The house clean and welcoming - just as pictured. Sheets and towels were great quality. Location is wonderful. It was very cold when we were there, so we didn't get to enjoy the outside spaces or canoe - but it looked like it would be fun and relaxing to come during a milder time of the year.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the perfect cabin to enjoy a good fire and stay cozy after an 18 inch snowfall in Highlands

  • 5 of 5

We had absolutely everything we needed for a comfortable few days. We had good books and games; the house was perfectly warm with even a special heater for the bathroom to help prevent the pipes from freezing in 12 degree weather. We would love to return. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull updated traditional cabin. Everything works.

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, clean, and comfortable. Great fireplace and large comfortable coverd front porch. Beautifully decorated. Also has a detached carport. Just a short 5 min drive to town. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nice place for a weekend away

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a great location. It is very close to town and a great restaurant on the water. Very clean and nice except for a dirty pull out couch, but we made it work!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate, we were at the cabin a few weeks ago and everything was very clean, including the couch. Something must have happened between our visit and yours. We will look into correcting the situation quickly. Thank you for your feedback but it would have been nice to just have an email vs a permanent review over something fixable.
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A fantastic place with so many nice touches!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfy, up to date, full of amenities, close to town, wonderful front porch.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dry Falls
Easy hike for the whole family down to the falls.
Bridal Veil Falls
Less then 2 miles form the house. Drive under the falls.
On the Veranda Restaurant
Walk to a Five Star dinner from the house.
Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Ugly Dog Public House
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
High Hampton Inn & Country Club (Public)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
On The Veranda
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Sapphire Valley Ski Resort
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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