Discover a selection of 13 vacation rentals in Highlands, NC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $129 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Highlands. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The beautiful area of Highlands awaits your stay

The area's culture and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Highlands. Travelers to this scenic city praise the mountain views, waterfalls and hiking. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Highlands

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Highlands for its hiking and golfing. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Highlands a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Highlands Country Club (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Old Edwards Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Kingwood Resort Golf (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Keowee Key Golf Course (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
  • Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Highlands

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Highlands is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dry Falls (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Lake Glenville (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Whitewater Falls (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Oconee State Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Gorges State Park (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Bear Creek Lake (15 mi / 24.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Highlands

Fly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), the closest airport, located 45.6 mi (73.4 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Highlands?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Highlands that's a match made in heaven. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • "Wonderful Cabin Getaway" "just What We Wanted" "oh" is a guest favorite. Around 18 miles from Highlands, it has 1 bedroom and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including shopping and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "In Town, Quiet Cul De Sac - With Wi". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Highlands, it has 3 bedrooms and features a nearby laundromat and a microwave oven.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Highlands vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Highlands?

For a different kind of experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Highlands. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these cute-as-a-button digs will be tough to resist!

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "The Rusty Nail, Shabby Chic Tiny Home". This retreat in Franklin packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as towels and a garden.
  • "A Tiny House With A Big View Nestled In The Woods Just 6. 3 Miles From Downtown" in Franklin is another great option. A dishwasher and a nearby hospital will make your time here even more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Highlands?

There's no shortage of log cabins in Highlands. Whether you're searching for a simple log cabin or something a little fancier, these properties are designed to get you close to Mother Nature. Here are a couple of top options to consider:

  • Comfort meets nature at "Authentic Highlands Log Cabin With Dock". Located in Lake Sequoyah, this charming escape features a fireplace, a pool and impressive views.
  • Put your bags down at "Log Cabin, Fireplace And Pit, Minutes To Highlands Main Street". Annnnd relax. This retreat in Highlands Hills is the place to leave it all behind. A balcony and a porch make it feel even homier.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Highlands?

Get away from the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Highlands. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend valued time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "Highlands Hideaway 5 Minutes To Downtown" is around 3 miles north of Highlands and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll appreciate the amenities here, including pet-friendly services and towels.
  • Alternatively, make memories with loved ones at "Spectacular Panoramic View From 4850 Ft", which is around 4 miles to the northeast of Highlands. You'll have use of a garage, an ice maker and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Highlands?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days getting to know the area and your nights kicking back in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near Highlands are sure to please:

  • After a fun-filled day of urban exploration, enjoy peace, quiet and privacy at "Wonderful Cabin Getaway" "just What We Wanted" "oh". A nearby laundromat and internet services are among the useful amenities you'll find here.
  • "Adorable Farmhouse On Three Acres With Million Dollar Views" is another top choice, providing all you need for a heavenly Highlands adventure. Some amenities here include a firepit and shopping.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Highlands?

Whether you're after a compact apartment or a large vacation home, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these retreats in or near Highlands:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Luxury Mountain Cabin Just Minutes From Main Street In Highlands" is an excellent choice. It's not far from the center of Highlands, so you'll be near all the best sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Cabin - The Perfect Mountain Retreat". This comfy, centrally located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Highlands?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your partner, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Highlands that will get your heart racing:

  • Put on some mellow music and chill together at "Wonderful Cabin Getaway" "just What We Wanted" "oh". Around 18 miles from Highlands, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "In Town, Quiet Cul De Sac - With Wi", around 1 mile from Highlands. A fireplace and outdoor furniture will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Highlands?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Highlands and spend time with your favorite people under the one roof:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "4 Bedroom Lakefront Home With Private Dock". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a water view and mountain views. This top pick is around 30 miles to the west of Highlands.
  • Nothing's more important than being together with loved ones, and "Full Log Cabin, 11 Wooded Acres Near Franklin Nc. In Beds. Waterfalls" makes it easy to do that. Located around 18 miles to the northwest of Highlands, as many as 18 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A firepit and a fireplace are among the various amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Highlands?

Nothing says fun like a pool. Grab your inflatable doughnut and check out these rental houses in or near Highlands that come with this vacation must-have:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable stay at "The Red House: Panoramic Views And Walk To Town". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a kitchen and towels.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "The Highlands Buck House, Newly Renovated Gorgeous In Town W". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a porch and a smart TV.

Highlands has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Highlands vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Highlands?

You'll always have more fun sharing those precious memories with the ones you care about the most. Whether you're organizing a family reunion or catching up with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Highlands:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Highlands Hideaway 5 Minutes To Downtown" is the ideal place to enjoy some family time. This top-rated getaway is 3 miles to the north of Highlands and has amenities that include pet-friendly facilities and a microwave oven.
  • Another great choice is "Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub And Incredible Views Near Franklin". This large rental is 14 miles northwest of Highlands and features a smart TV, a dishwasher and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you'd love to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to put on your wish list. Cullasaja Falls, Highlands Aerial Park and Bridal Veil Falls are fine places to start.