Three bedroom, two bath Highlands home. Eight minutes from Main Street. Newly renovated from the floor to the roof as of June 2015. All furnishings, appliances, everything new. Set in a wooded area sleeps 7 comfortably. All rooms are on one level except third bedroom has three steps down to enter a spacious room with Queen bed and twin day bed. Master bedroom has a king bed with private bath. The guest bedroom has a queen bed with attached bathroom. High ceilings with skylights in living room, dining room and kitchen offers plenty of natural light. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace with firewood provided or relax and rely on the central heat & air. Furnished screened in 40 ft back porch has a tin roof that sounds beautiful when it rains. It overlooks a private, 2 acre secluded wooded area to enjoy your mountain moments. Surrounded by native rhododendron to enjoy your privacy.
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No longer just a summer retreat for wealthy retirees and their families, Highlands, North Carolina, has become a year-round destination for the young and upwardly mobile. There was always a predictability to Highlands. Just before Memorial Day Weekend, families and retirees from places like Atlanta, Charlotte, and Winter Park, Florida, arrived, swelling the population of this four-stoplight town in the southern Appalachian Mountains from 1,200 to 30,000. They’d settle into vacation homes, shop for pottery at Stone Lantern, dine on veal medallions at Wolfgang’s, and walk to SweeTreats for ice cream. Most of their friends back home had never heard of Highlands. It lacked the tourist attractions of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the size of Asheville. Highlands was a cocoon where generation after generation of families would spend a leisurely, seventy-two-degree summer, then pack up and leave after Labor Day.
Today, the only thing predictable in Highlands is the temperature, which is at least ten blessed degrees cooler than the rest of the South on any given day. While summer remains high season, the town now welcomes visitors throughout the year. Even in December, the town is full on weekends, and shops that once shuttered during the winter compete in holiday window-display contests. The town’s shift from secret summer enclave to popular year-round destination has contributed to a business boom, as new restaurants, shops, and arts attractions find their places alongside city stalwarts, who’ve extended their seasons and offerings.