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Buck Falls Log Cabin - Chalet Retreat
265 Buck Falls Rd, Highlands, NC
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6.14 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Perfect Mountain visit

"This property is in the perfect location between Franklin, NC and Highlands, NC. It is close enough to go out to eat, go to a brewery or just stroll Highlands, but also far enough away for complete solitude and relaxation. The property has something for everyone of all ages - 9 months to 67 years ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2020

Buck Falls Log Cabin - Chalet Retreat
ART Chalet Walk to Town Rare Art Gallery Experience in Highlands, NC
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0.75 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Great house

"Felt like being in a tree house. Everything we needed. Fantastic linens and beds."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

ART Chalet Walk to Town Rare Art Gallery Experience in Highlands, NC
Crow Creek Cabin In The Highlands Of The Smokies
212 California Mountain Road, Highlands, NC
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6.33 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Very Relaxing

"The property is definitely off the beaten path. We hung out on the porch a lot enjoying the beautiful mountain backdrop. We cooked a lot, the kitchen is very well stocked with all the pots, pans utensils you'll need and then some. We drove into Highlands for a day of shopping and then into Franklin ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Crow Creek Cabin In The Highlands Of The Smokies
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Affordable Luxury With Hot Tub, Fireplace, Central Air/heat, Wifi in Highlands!
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2.65 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Awesome Trip

"We had an amazing time visiting highlands. This rental was more than we needed, could have easily slept 4 more people (we only had 3) but we loved it! The fire place inside was an awesome addition. We hiked a lot of the trails and really enjoyed the awesome scenery. The only negatives of our trip ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2020

Affordable Luxury With Hot Tub, Fireplace, Central Air/heat, Wifi in Highlands!
Above a Wine Shoppe...downtown Highlands!
269 Oak Street, PO Box 2835, Highlands, NC
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0.17 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Very relaxing get away for several days for my wife and I.

"This location is perfect. The wine shop was outstanding along with the entire staff. Met lots of visitors each evening sitting around the fire pit enjoying a good glass of wine. Plenty places to eat within walking distance. The wife enjoyed the many shops. The entire town of Highlands is a perfect ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Above a Wine Shoppe...downtown Highlands!
4 Min To Town, Screened Porch, Wooded, Private Nature Trail With Creek, Dogs Ok,
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1.86 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Perfect NC Mountain getaway!

"My husband and I had the best time in the NC mountains. We so enjoyed our stay at this newly renovated, well-stocked, cozy, beautiful, private carriage house. Super close to hiking, shopping, fishing... and the on-site owners are very kind, informative and accommodating while also respectful of the ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

4 Min To Town, Screened Porch, Wooded, Private Nature Trail With Creek, Dogs Ok,
Brand New! King Bedroom With Charming Fireplace
The price is £171 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
0.44 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Delightful

"Such a treat to be in Highlands at this new boutique hotel. Rooms are comfortable, especially enjoyed the fireplace, the nespresso, comfortable beds and pillows. There is a very welcoming bar and firepit as well as fireplace in the welcome lobby. Walked to breakfast and enjoyed not having to find ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Brand New! King Bedroom With Charming Fireplace
Easy Access and Just two Minutes to Main Street AND a Great Mountain View!
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0.95 mi from city centre
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
Not cleaned properly

"We found dead chipmunks in one of the beds. Thankfully, there is a rental management company that moved us to another property. The property would have been fine with a deep deep clean."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Easy Access and Just two Minutes to Main Street AND a Great Mountain View!
Anne's Lakeview- Across the Road From Lake Sequoyah and High Above it all
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1.42 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Very nice and convenient

"Easy"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Anne's Lakeview- Across the Road From Lake Sequoyah and High Above it all
IN Town! 2 Blocks From Main Street. 2 Bedrooms. Free Wifi. Sleeps 4
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0.3 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
Convenient location

"It was a good experience. Owner did help us secure some blankets from their other property. Very nice place."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

IN Town! 2 Blocks From Main Street. 2 Bedrooms. Free Wifi. Sleeps 4
New Cottage on 30 Acres Next to Serene Nat'l Forest & Beautiful Shortoff Mtn
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3.66 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Wonderful!

"We loved it here. The house had everything we needed and was a quick drive to town and fantastic hikes! It was super clean and exactly as pictured. Gary was quick to answer any questions. We’ll definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

New Cottage on 30 Acres Next to Serene Nat'l Forest & Beautiful Shortoff Mtn
Moss Hill Cottage Mountain Elegance all Wrapped up in This 2br/2 Bath Cottage
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2.17 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great house!

"We stayed 2 nights for Fall Break . The house was cozy & very clean! No frills house, but had everything we needed to enjoy. It rained the whole weekend but we made the best of it by bringing board games, reading and relaxing. The only potential critique is that the towels that were hung in the master ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Moss Hill Cottage Mountain Elegance all Wrapped up in This 2br/2 Bath Cottage
New! Luxury 24-acre Mountain Estate~ Joe Webb Log Cabin on Big Creek
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2.09 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Extraordinary Cabin!

"The Big Billy cabin is an extraordinary experience! Vintage cabin from the 1920’s moved and restored to 24 acres. Beautifully furnished with mountain type antiques. We all kept finding new and interesting pieces all week to remark upon. When I look for a Highlands home to rent one of the main priorities ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

New! Luxury 24-acre Mountain Estate~ Joe Webb Log Cabin on Big Creek
Hideaway Cabin- You'll Think You're Miles and Miles Away From it All!
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1.99 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
mountain weekend

"My wife, our two school-age children, and our two dogs had a wonderful weekend at this cabin. Great secluded location, but still close to town."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Hideaway Cabin- You'll Think You're Miles and Miles Away From it All!
Walk TO Town Cozy & Casual Hideaway Perfect For A Relaxing Getaway
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0.69 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (11 reviews)
Great location

"This property was clean and just as advertised, located only a short walk (or even shorter drive) to downtown. While the appliances and fixtures are a little dated, everything was in perfect order and we had no issues at all. It was very quiet and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Walk TO Town Cozy & Casual Hideaway Perfect For A Relaxing Getaway
Mcmillan's Lake Retreat is a Large Lakefront Home on Lake Sequoyah
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1.41 mi from city centre
2/5 (1 review)
Not suitable for most renters

"ThIs property is old and has not been maintained. The linens, towels and bedding were quite old and threadbare. The rooms were extremely dusty and the deck facing the lake was filthy too. Sad to say, the view of the lake was obstructed. We asked the maid service to come back, they came immediately ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020

Mcmillan's Lake Retreat is a Large Lakefront Home on Lake Sequoyah
Tranquil Studio With Firepit, Canoe, Wooded Lot, Dogs OK, 4 Min To Town
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1.27 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
highlands

"accommodations were excellent. the driveway was very step made parking a little difficult."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Tranquil Studio With Firepit, Canoe, Wooded Lot, Dogs OK, 4 Min To Town
True Luxury in the Heart of Highlands
205 S 4th St, Highlands, NC
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0.06 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Cozy abode

"The Nest is cozy and super convenient! We enjoyed the fresh flowers and beverages provided by David, our host. We loved to walk to eat and shop and yet to be able escape for a quiet afternoon nap. We plan to come again soon with my brother and sister-in-law."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

True Luxury in the Heart of Highlands
Walk to Town From This Quaint Little Cottage
95 Mill Creek Lane, Highlands, NC
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0.19 mi from city centre
3.5/5Good! (6 reviews)
Highlands intown

"Two bedroom home with much more space than two hotel rooms and much less expensive. Nicely equipped kitchen and very nice outdoor porches. We were within two blocks of downtown, but could hear the burbling creek without the traffic noise."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

Walk to Town From This Quaint Little Cottage
Mitchell's Lodge And Cottages
2 out of 5
264 Dillard Rd, Highlands, NC
The price is £74 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
0.46 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (201 reviews)

"The quaintness of the property was really perfect...exactly what you’d expect and want while in the mountains. The air smelled wonderful and smelled a little like Christmas trees. The rooms were very nice, the deluxe queen suite is very spacious and has everything you need. The kitchenette with coffee ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2020

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Visiting Highlands

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Highlands, and visitors give high marks for the magnificent mountain views. Scenic and cultural, this city also attracts tourists with its golf courses. A top sight in the city is Lake Jocassee.

  • There are 379 hotels and other accommodation options in Highlands
  • The closest major airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 45.6 mi (73.5 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Highlands

Cultural venues in the city include Highlands Playhouse, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts and Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine, Jackson Hole Gem Mine and Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine. The mountains, waterfalls and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty, and Lake Jocassee, Dry Falls and Whitewater Falls are worth a visit.

In Sylva, you can choose from 379 hotels and other accommodation options to make it easy to plan your holiday retreat at an affordable rate. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Half-Mile Farm - This 4-star bed & breakfast in Highlands Hills features free breakfast, a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • The Franklin Terrace - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this B&B. With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • The Park on Main - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and convenient parking.

A top sight in the surrounding area is Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, located 29.7 mi (47.8 km) from the city centre.

Dressing for Highlands

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 18°C during the day and -5°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 28°C, whilst the average at night is 2°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 29°C with night-time averages of 9°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 23°C and night-time averages of -4°C
  • Highlands gets about 1375.50 millimetres of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 28°C, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging -4°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Highlands?
The Park on Main is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Brook Trout Inn and Franklin Terrace Bed and Breakfast as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Highlands, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals in Highlands.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Highlands?
Based on reviews, Sapphire Inn is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Microtel Inn by Wyndham Franklin and Carolina Motel.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday to Highlands?
Lakefront Estate - Lake Toxaway Golf Club/spa/tennis/boating/hiking/fishing is a resort with in-room kitchens and an outdoor tennis court, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your family trip include Carolina Motel and Fairway Forest Resort. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Highlands Aerial Park.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Highlands?
Highlander Mountain House is a favourite 3.5-star inn for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and a restaurant. Another choice for a romantic stay is Foxhunt at Sapphire Valley by Capital Vacations.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Highlands?
Skyline Lodge and Restaurant is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include The Park on Main and Microtel Inn by Wyndham Franklin.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Highlands?
Lakefront Cabin in Mountains, 1 mi Away From Skiing/tubing! is a top resort with a water park and beach towels, and it’s located on the beach .
What's the best boutique accommodation in Highlands?
The Park on Main is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 24 guestrooms, free breakfast and free parking.
What's the best golf hotel in Highlands?
Foxhunt at Sapphire Valley by Capital Vacations is a top 3.5-star condo that has a golf course and features in-room kitchens. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Fairway Forest Resort and Microtel Inn by Wyndham Franklin. You can tee off at Highlands Country Club, Old Edwards Club or Sapphire National Golf Club while you’re in town.
Where's the best place to stay for a winter holiday in Highlands?
Based on our travel data, Hampton Inn & Suites Cashiers Sapphire Valley is a top hotel for skiing, and features free breakfast and free Internet. Other good choices for your stay near the slopes include Microtel Inn by Wyndham Franklin and Fairway Forest Resort. Those looking to ski or snowboard can spend their days at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center.
What are some hotels with pools in Highlands?
Carolina Motel is a top property with an outdoor pool, free WiFi and free self-parking. Other choices that feature an on-site pool include Skyline Lodge and Restaurant and 200 Main.

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