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Luxury Mountain Cabin Located Minutes from Main Street Highlands

Highlands, NC, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

3 bedroom, 2 bath well appointed mountain cabin on a private 1 acre lot

Welcome to Horseshoe Cabin. The name was coined when an old, rusted horseshoe was found, half buried, in the backyard under the porch. That horseshoe is now framed and hanging in the kitchen with the points facing upward, like a “U”.

Dating back to the 16th century, this tradition ensures that the good luck is captured inside the horseshoe and does not escape, thus protecting the home from any form of evil and keeping the luck secure. On the other hand, there are arguments that the horseshoe should be hung in the opposite direction, with the points facing downward, which will ensure the good luck pours out into the home. Regardless of the differing reasons or beliefs about how best to hang a horseshoe, there is little doubt that the horseshoe remains an everlasting symbol of good luck.

Located just minutes from the many restaurants, shops & art galleries on Main Street in downtown Highlands, Horseshoe Cabin is a mile from Glen Falls, and in close proximity to many other scenic hiking trails & waterfalls. This designer cabin offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is almost like new. The open floor plan features a large living room/dining room combination, a kitchen/bar area, and a small outdoor grilling porch directly off of the kitchen. The living room boasts high ceilings, wood beams, a ventless gas log stone fireplace with remote control, and upscale furnishings. The well appointed kitchen and Weber gas grill provide everything needed for a night of entertaining or a quiet meal at home.

There is an extensive library to provide endless hours of reading after the day’s activities, in addition to flat screen TV's with Roku in all 3 bedrooms, as well as in the living room. The third bedroom also offers an office space with a printer/fax/copier. There is a high speed cable modem and WiFi throughout the cabin, as well as free long distance calling for all continental calls within the U.S on the cabin's landline.

The screened in back porch provides a peaceful respite after a day of outdoor excursions, activities or cultural events.

As a small token and remembrance of your visit to Highlands and your stay at Horseshoe Cabin, we have a good luck horseshoe to send home with you. We hope you return soon. In the meantime, may good luck always be with you.


Mary Ann Mehre

Member Since 2016
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master Bedroom with Back Porch Access
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Guest Bedroom
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Guest Bedroom/Office with Twin Trundle Bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Master Bathroom with Custom Shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Guest Bathroom
        • Hair Dryers provided in bathrooms

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                    Ventless Gas Fireplace in Living Room & Electric Fireplace in Master Bedroom
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                    Landline provides local and long distance phone access
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                        Standard & Keurig
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                        Fully Stocked Gourmet Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            Kitchen Bar Seats 4
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Books
                                Vast Library of Books
                              • Games
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Provided by Northland Cable
                              • Television
                                Flat Screen TVs with built-in Roku in all bedrooms & Living Room


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Covered Front Porch & Screened in Back Porch with Seating; Grilling Deck/Station accessed from Kitchen
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Weber Gas Grill


                                      • churches
                                      • cinemas
                                      • festivals
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • library
                                      • live theater
                                      • recreation center
                                      • restaurants

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • antiquing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • 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

                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                  • mountaineering
                                                  • rock climbing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                    31 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    Beautiful cabin......Beautiful weekend.

                                                    Julia H.

                                                    Great place to spend your vacation or celebration! This place is awesome and decorated so tastefully. We enjoyed our stay at Horseshoe Cabin immensely. Very comfortable beds, and kitchen furnished with all the necessities. Loved sitting on the porches and just relaxing. Close to Highland, Cashiers, Lake Toxaway, waterfalls and many restaurants and shopping. We couldn't have been happier anywhere else!

                                                    Great place to get away!

                                                    James H.

                                                    We had a great stay and loved the house in Highlands. It’s 2 miles from the heart of Highlands. Beautifully decorated and a great fireplace to relax. We enjoyed the back porch in the evenings with a glass of wine. We had a teenage daughter who enjoyed the house and nearby hiking as well.

                                                    A Hidden Gem!

                                                    Lynn M.Atlanta GA

                                                    My husband and I had a delightful time at Horseshoe Cabin. Not only was it well appointed, but the lovely furnishings and eclectic decor were so beautiful to look at. The owner, Mary Ann went out of her way to make our time in her home enjoyable. We can't wait to return, only next time we plan to stay longer!

                                                    Best Mountain Cabin Ever!!!!!

                                                    Kelli S.

                                                    Horseshoe Cabin keeps me coming back to Highlands, NC again and again. I love it!! It's the cleanest, most elegant, coziest and most well decorated rental I've ever experienced. Mary Anne's attention to detail and her ability to anticipate every little home-away-from-home need is unparalleled. Her place is fantastic!

                                                    Perfect Cabin for a Getaway

                                                    Tracy M.

                                                    Everything at Horseshoe cabin is perfect.

                                                    The cabin exterior and the interior with it's rustic touches and exquisite interior decorating. A wonderful great room that lends it self to read/relax or play games in front of a lovely fireplace.

                                                    Kitchen is fully stocked with anything needed to prepare an excellent meal.

                                                    Location, ambiance and mountain air rejuvenates the soul and clears the senses.

                                                    Finally, Mary Ann the owner goes above and beyond to accommodate the guests needs. The memories my daughters and loved ones created over our stay will be everlasting. We look forward to a future visit.

                                                    Beautiful quaint cottage very close to town!

                                                    Bryan L.

                                                    Amazing amenities, views and comfort all in one spot. If you plan to visit the Highlands, Horse Shoe Cottage is the place for you. You even get to leave with your own horseshoe to remember the stay!


                                                    Highlands, NC, USA

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