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Backwoods Bungalow - Newly Renovated Private Retreat - 3 min. to Main Street!!

Highlands, NC, USA
  • Bungalow1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom Bungalow just a 3 minute drive to Main Street!

Backwoods Bungalow is tucked underneath a lush canopy topped by century old white pines. It has been transformed into a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom mountain retreat. This bungalow has two master suites, each with a king size bed and en suite and a full size sleeping loft.

Backwoods Bungalow, nestled in at over 4100 feet in elevation, is a short 3 minute drive to downtown Highlands and in the midst of hiking trails, multiple golf courses, scenic drives, waterfalls, fine dining, shopping and spectacular views of Nantahala National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Our family has been coming to Highlands, NC for years and in 2008 we decided to purchase a property for friends and family to enjoy. We have since opened that cabin, Camp Carlee (VRBO #197884), to those interested in experiencing the beautiful scenery and breathing in the fresh mountain air. We have enjoyed giving people the opportunity to experience Highlands, NC so much that we decided to purchase a second property and completely renovate it for others to use.

The extensive renovations include a completely rebuilt stone fireplace for those chilly mountain nights, new screened porch, flat screen TVs, new appliances, fresh no VOC paint for the interior, new paint on the exterior, quartz kitchen countertops, solid oak flooring throughout, completely renovated bedrooms, bathrooms and a new roof.

This professionally designed retreat has an open great room with reclaimed tin on the vaulted ceilings, wood beams and stone fireplace. The great room features custom lighting, a flat screen television with DVD player and many natural details to make you feel at home. Additionally, it offers dining for six and a spacious living room, which opens onto the screened porch. The well-appointed kitchen and stainless steel gas grill provide the perfect combination for a night of entertaining or a nice meal with the family. For those who prefer some quiet time or like to make the most of a rainy day, you can relax with a good book in the sleeping loft, play board games or browse the wireless internet from any location you choose. This cabin boasts two master suites, each with its own king-sized bed, smart TV and private bathroom. Each room features egyptian cotton sheets, warm quilts and down comforters.

Backwoods Bungalow is ready for your family and friends just in time for fall and leaf season! Please contact David and Lori Bee at (828) 526-9999 if you would like further information or message us on Facebook.

The best part is that Camp Carlee and Backwoods Bungalow are across the street from each other and provide the perfect accommodations for larger groups that like to have their own space as well. Please be sure to check out the cabin and the bungalow on Facebook for more photos and updates!

Thank you and have a great day!

Property Manager

David Bee

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About David Bee

We often find our minds wandering to the mountains of western North Carolina. Although we are not able to spend as much time as we would like in Highlands, that leaves more time available for guests to stay at our cabin. Any time of year is perfect to enjoy the wide range of scenic wonders and events this area has to offer and we hope you'll make your memories with us. Have a great day!

David Bee purchased this Bungalow in 2016

Why David Bee chose Highlands

Four distinct seasons and plentiful amenities allow Highlands, NC to provide something for everyone. From quaint shops and restaurants to numerous outdoor activities; we know that you will have a truly fantastic time here.

What makes this Bungalow unique

The best part is Backwoods Bungalow's sister cabin (Camp Carlee - VRBO #197884) is across the street and together they provide the perfect accommodations for larger groups that like to have their own space as well. Please be sure to check out the cabin and the bungalow out on Facebook for more photos and updates!


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Upstairs Master Bedroom
        1 king, Has private en suite.
      • 1st Floor Master Bedroom
        1 king, Has private en suite and direct access to back deck.
      • The is an additional sleeping loft with a full size mattress on the second floor.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • 1st Floor Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Upstairs Master Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 1st Floor Powder Bathroom
        toilet, Has toilet and sink.


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                    All linens are provided, including blankets, goose down duvets, quilts and soft pillows.
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Central air.
                  • Fireplace
                    Plenty of kiln dried firewood is provided for your use.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                    Central heat.
                  • Internet
                    Free Wifi provided.
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Maximum capacity dryer is provided.
                  • Living Room
                    Open great room with fireplace and 49" 4K Smart HD TV.
                  • Parking
                    Plenty of flat parking is available for you and your guests right in front of the bungalow.
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                    Plush towels are provided.
                  • Washing Machine
                    Maximum capacity washing machine is provided.
                  • Free Wifi


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Everything you could need is stocked and ready for your stay.
                      • Dishwasher
                        Stainless steel, very quiet.
                      • Kitchen
                        Eat-in kitchen island, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.
                      • Microwave
                        Stainless steel.
                      • Oven
                        Stainless steel, electric.
                      • Refrigerator
                        Stainless steel, french door.
                      • Stove
                        Stainless steel, electric.
                      • Toaster
                        Large enough to cook pizzas in as well.


                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • DVD Player
                                DVD players are provided.
                              • Games
                                Board games are provided.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Satellite is provided to provide the best possible picture quality.
                              • Television
                                Wall-mounted 4K Smart HD TV's are provided for your enjoyment4.


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    A spacious screened porch off the main living room and large open deck off the downstairs master bedroom.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Gas grill is provided for your outdoor cooking needs.


                                      • wheelchair accessible
                                        There is not a ramp, but level parking leads to two small steps into the bungalow.


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

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • antiquing
                                              • eco tourism
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • photography
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • ice skating
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • golf privileges optional
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • mountaineering
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • whitewater rafting

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                        10 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Beautiful cottage/wonderful vacation

                                                        The cottage is beautifully decorated and has all the amenities for a home away from home. Loved having a warm fire on a cold February night. Close proximity to downtown and lots of hiking locations. Several great restaurants to choose from. David was so easy to work with and very accommodating. We will definitely stay here again!

                                                        Backwoods Bungalow

                                                        Randy R.

                                                        Stayed 3 nights week before Christmas,and was somewhat disappointed . Although a cute small cabin, it lacked some things I think the place needs if it wants to be considered a higher end accommodation.

                                                        .It has memory foam beds which I find hard and uncomfortable . Also the pillows were heavy and hard as a rock in the master BR. There were no other choses of pillows to be had.

                                                        I've rented other houses that were appointed much better with pillows, coffee, soaps etc.

                                                        However, its OK and convenient to town. RR

                                                        Convenient, clean & cozy!

                                                        Betty O.

                                                        We had a great time over Thanksgiving week. Kitchen was nicely equipped,

                                                        beds were comfy, great fireplace and Glen falls right down the road! We definitely

                                                        recommend the "backwoods bungalow"! - Betty Orzalli

                                                        Perfect Cottage for two couples ... Outstanding renovation!!!

                                                        Bruce K.Montgomery, Texas

                                                        My wife and I were there for two weeks, and had friends stay with us part of the time. As pretty as the pictures. Absolutely flawless (we would hire their interior decorator). We enjoyed it all ... fire at the fire pit ... barbeque on the back deck ... sat in the screened porch and read during a rain storm ... hiked to the falls. Perfect! ... and only a couple miles from Highland (the quaintest little town in the whole world).

                                                        Nice Vacation Get Away

                                                        Ofelia F.

                                                        It was a nice place. Very convenient to everything.

                                                        Beautiful bungalow

                                                        Backwoods Bungalow is absolutely beautiful. It has every amenity we needed. The decor is beautiful. The kitchen is well-stocked. It is well situated and close to hiking, waterfalls, downtown Highlands for dinner and shopping. We are looking forward to our next vacation and will definitely stay here again !


                                                        Highlands, NC, USA

                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                        We offer either a $1000 refundable security deposit or Security Deposit Waiver Insurance for a non-refundable fee of $69.00. You must choose one of these options when renting this property.

                                                        10 Reviews
                                                        Excellent 4.6/5
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