Vale Cottage is a breath of fresh air, literally. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath rental is at one with all the beautiful foliage that Highlands has to offer. With vaulted ceilings, airy décor, and a big, beautiful bank of windows, it’s common areas are flooded with morning light and a stunning view of mother nature.
The Location: Vale Cottage is located within the Highlands town limits on Dog Mountain. It’s just far enough from the beaten path that guests are one with nature but only 2 miles to Main Street and the center of Highlands shopping, dining, and nightlife.
The Property: Vale Cottage is a carriage house that is located on a 2+ acre wooded property. Sitting at roughly 50 feet from the main house, Vale Cottage has a privacy wall and is elevated so guests can relax in the solitude of their own cozy space.
The Cabin: Vale Cottage is newly renovated in 2017 and has all wood ceilings, rustic wood beams, soaring 15’ ceilings, and tons of natural light in the common areas. It has a screened porch that overlooks the beautiful wooded yards. Guests enjoy custom cabinetry in the kitchen, reclaimed vanities in the baths, and a NC slate walk-through shower.
The Layout: Access to Vale Cottage is through the cozy screened porch with rocking chairs for two. Guests enter into the large open common area that houses the kitchen with island seating for two, dining table for 4, and the cozy living room. To the right off the common areas are doors that lead to both queen bedrooms. The bathrooms are accessible from both bedrooms and share a shower, while each having their own vanity and toilet area.
The Area: Highlands is the premier mountain destination in the Southeast. Lined with shopping, dining, museums and galleries, the bustling mountain village centering around Main Street is straight from a Norman Rockwell painting. Previously a summer/fall hotspot, it’s quickly becoming a year-round destination. At 4,118 feet, it’s one of the few temperate rain forests in North America, bringing botanists and nature lovers from all over the world.
Highlands is also a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. With an abundance of opportunities for biking, hiking, horseback riding, tubing, canoeing, fly fishing, and whitewater rafting, adventure-seekers will not find a more beautiful backdrop.
The Details: The living room and both bedrooms have flat screen TV’s with cable and wifi. The kitchen is stocked with general kitchen essentials. All of our cabins are pet friendly with prior approval and a nominal pet fee. Vale Cottage is a carriage house, meaning it is over a garage for the main house. Renters have full privacy.
**We cannot be responsible for weather related/ and or personal emergency issues affecting travel. All guests are encouraged to obtain travel insurance.