Destination guide

Explore the majestic setting in Highlands

Enjoy the live music and other features of Highlands. Renowned for its hiking, waterfalls and mountain views, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Highlands

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Highlands a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Highlands Country Club (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Old Edwards Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Scaly Mountain Ski Area (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Highlands Aerial Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Sky Valley Resort (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • High Falls Trail (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Highlands

Travelers love Highlands for its beautiful waterfalls and captivating mountain views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Highlands is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Highlands Biological Station (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cliffside Lake Recreation Area (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Whiteside Mountain (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • The Village Green (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Lake Glenville (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Ralph J. Andrews County Park (9.9 mi / 16 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Highlands

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 45.6 mi (73.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Highlands?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,020 house rentals around Highlands. From 323 Cabins to 527 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Highlands is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Highlands?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Highlands:

  • Mirror Lake: 204 vacation rentals
  • Village Walk: 65 vacation rentals
  • Highlands Falls: 46 vacation rentals
  • Highlands Hills: 101 vacation rentals
  • Lake Sequoyah: 68 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Highlands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Highlands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts: 1,278 home rentals
  • Dry Falls: 1,294 home rentals
  • Bridal Veil Falls: 1,307 home rentals
  • Highlands Art Gallery: 1,280 home rentals
  • Scaly Mountain Ski Area: 1,166 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Highlands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Highlands?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 323 Cabins in Highlands. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Highlands include:

  • Houses: 527 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 323 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 323 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Highlands?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 265 vacation homes with pool available in Highlands.

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