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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath nestled in the mountains with easy access.

Leave your troubles behind and venture into our relaxing, cozy home located just 2.8 miles from Main Street. Downtown area is truly unique with multiple shopping experiences and numerous casual and fine dining establishments. This is not anywhere, USA. Typical "chain" restaurants cannot be found in this fine township. All of the above with easy access off of Buck Creek Road and HIghway 64. Enjoy the Highlands/ Cashiers/ Franklin area from a central location. Located adjacent to VRBO# 69474 and 240972 in six house community.

Completely renovated/ redesigned with comfort and serenity in mind. Includes all modern conveniences with individual climate controlled bedrooms and living space, gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, dishwasher, washer/ dryer, Jacuzzi tub in master suite, wood burning fireplace (wood included), high speed internet, gas grill, charcoal grill (Weber), etc. Front deck and upper level back porch area for entertaining.

More Details

Ken Cash
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Ken Cash

We were both born in Tampa, FL and have lived here all of our lives. We went to the mountains in NC and fell in love with the waterfalls, change of climate, and the overall nice way of life. This is simply a wonderful place to vacation and relax.

Ken Cash purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ken Cash chose Smoky Mountains

Located at a high altitude and close to waterfalls and hiking trails. Completely redesigned with a spacious gourmet kitchen and private back deck area to enjoy the mountain laurels and sound of Buck Creek rushing down the side.

What makes this cottage unique

Located close to Highlands with a quaint downtown area. Also, once inside it is very private. Proximity to many streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Great little escape...

  • 4 of 5

High Cotton was a cozy get away...The cottage was nice and clean. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the 3rd bedroom is more like a closet...Also, the living room area needs a little more seating...Knowing all of this, I would still rent again. Ken was very nice and very responsive to my questions. We will be back:-)

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is good and clean

  • 3 of 5

The property is comfortable but no parking lot for more than one car

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne Beach Florida

Clean comfortable place to stay, Erin is easy to work with.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Higlands. House was easy to find, clean and comfortable. Kitchen well equipped with plenty of firewood for the chilly nights. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that it is in a cluster of small homes and they are quite close. It was quiet as only one other home was occupied but there is no yard.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smyrna, GA

Great house for a mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our two night stay at this house and loved being so close to town. The bed was comfortable (great sheets) and everything clean. Loved the master bedroom upstairs! And last but certainly not least, the kitchen is wonderful! We cooked a great meal one night and had everything we needed and tons of space! The only thing I will note is that the house is very close to the neighbors (there are 5-6 house all close together). It's not bad, just wanted to note it if you were looking for something more seculded.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orando, FL

Geat relaxing experience in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 3 days last weekend and what a great place! Close to beautiful downtown Highlands. This place is a jewel among jewels. The back porch is so peaceful and serene. Kitchen is fully set up for both the standard and gourmet cook. Had a great time with my family and our dog Jenny. I would recommend this to family and friends as there is no other place this close to Highlands for such a deal. Hiking trails are very close for those who want adventure.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flowery Branch

Very Nice Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Highlands NC. The house was very comfortable and the kitchen very well stocked for cooking. Location was very close to town which made those "daily shopping trips" convenient. We also hiked to several waterfalls in the area that were easy hikes and beautiful to see. I would definitely revisit this property again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Car: recommended

We have a book titled "Summer Time" at cottage detailing the many trails and waterfalls that abound in this area. Every day can be a new adventure or just relax and enjoy the downtown area.


Rates & Availability

Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning fee $75

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs off of kitchen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Located off of suite on lower level (bathroom 2).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs with bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 Master Suite - 1 queen , Luxurious bathroom with Jacuzzi tub located off of master.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Love seat sleeper upstairs.
  • Master suite upstairs with queen bed. Small bedroom upstairs with "love seat" sleeper. Bedroom/ bathroom suite with queen bed downstairs. Full size sleeper sofa in living area
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing

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