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Featured Motels in Highlands

Hotel Cashiers
3.5 out of 5
45 Slab Town Road, Cashiers, NC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £134 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Nantahala National Forest and The Village Green. Old Edwards Club and Whiteside Mountain ...

4.3/5Excellent! (181 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Cashier’s and will be back. Entire property and rooms were pristine. Daniel and staff very attentive. Pam"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Hotel Cashiers
Rodeway Inn
2.5 out of 5
1320 E Main Street Hwy 441 & 23 North, Franklin, NC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated in Franklin, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nantahala National Forest and Harris Medical Park of Franklin. Scottish Tartans Musuem and Angel ...

3.2/5 (169 reviews)

"Nice budget hotel. Fair price, friendly staff. Rooms were clean."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

Rodeway Inn
Carolina Motel
2.5 out of 5
2601 Georgia Hwy (Hwy 441), Franklin, NC
The price is £83 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated in Franklin, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nantahala National Forest and Whistle Stop Mall. Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (376 reviews)

"Very nice place to stay. Clean, friendly & helpful staff, great price. Would stay again. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Carolina Motel
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200 Main
2.5 out of 5
200 Main Street, Highlands, NC
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Located in the heart of Highlands, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Nantahala National Forest and Highlands Playhouse. Highlands Art Gallery and The Bascom ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (201 reviews)

"Beautiful property .Highlands is very quaint and thus hotel is in a perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2020

200 Main
Laurelwood Inn
2.5 out of 5
58 NC-107, Cashiers, NC
The price is £102 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated near the boardwalk, this motel is steps away from Nantahala National Forest and The Village Green. Lake Glenville is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"The location was excellent. Unit was clean The bathroom is very small, however"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

Laurelwood Inn
Colonial Inn Franklin
2 out of 5
3157 Georgia Rd, Franklin, NC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated in Franklin, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nantahala National Forest and within 3 miles (5 km) of Whistle Stop Mall and Smoky Mountain Center for ...

3.7/5Good! (267 reviews)

"The people were so friendly and accomodating. Nice room and good location. Going back in October and will stay again."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Colonial Inn Franklin
Sapphire Inn
2 out of 5
761 E. Main Street, Franklin, NC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £42 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated in a national park, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Nantahala National Forest, Scottish Tartans Musuem and Angel Medical Center. Franklin Gem ...

3.4/5 (152 reviews)
Another satisfied stay..

"It was clean and quiet the staff is friendly and they are pet friendly for a fee so they are a great option. I am sorry to hear they wont be renting to locals anymore ,"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

Sapphire Inn
Hilltop Inn
2.5 out of 5
433 E Palmer St, Franklin, NC
The price is £48 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated in Franklin, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Nantahala National Forest, Scottish Tartans Musuem and Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum. Angel ...

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Brook Trout Inn

Brook Trout Inn

3.5 out of 5
19259 Rosman Hwy, Sapphire, NC
The price is £115 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.8/5Exceptional! (277 reviews)

"Only stayed one night. Rooms are small and compact but easily provide space enough for two and was very clean. We enjoyed the community room.....fireplace, games, and conversation. Breakfast was sufficient with a well stocked refrigerator. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2020

Brook Trout Inn
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Franklin

Microtel Inn by Wyndham Franklin

2 out of 5
81 Allman Dr, Franklin, NC
The price is £59 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
3.8/5Good! (888 reviews)

"Great place to spend the night. Restaurants across the street. Very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

Microtel Inn by Wyndham Franklin
Hampton Inn Franklin

Hampton Inn Franklin

2.5 out of 5
244 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC
The price is £77 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (22 reviews)

"Cleanliness was great. Staff was wonderful. Only thing I would suggest, is a few updates. Carpet is starting to show some stains and age. Also, maybe a few more options for Covid friendly breakfast. Regardless, would book here sgain"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Hampton Inn Franklin
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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Highlands?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Highlands has to offer. Top sights to visit include Lake Jocassee.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
At many motels, you’ll often find free parking and an outdoor pool. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the car park. The first motels popped up in the 1920s as convenient lodging for the weary traveller driving along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Highlands?
Hotel Cashiers: If driving, you’ll be within 22 minutes of Chattahoochee National Forest. Enjoy access to the 4 restaurants, and freebies including WiFi and self-parking. Laurelwood Inn: A restaurant and a bar are available during your stay, along with room amenities such as free WiFi. You’ll be located within 21 minutes of Chattahoochee National Forest by car. Carolina Motel: Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and self-parking. If driving, you’ll be within 16 minutes of Chattahoochee National Forest. Colonial Inn Franklin: You’ll be located within 15 minutes of Chattahoochee National Forest by car. Free parking and 24-hour room service are available during your stay, along with room amenities such as soaking bathtub. Sapphire Inn: Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and self-parking.
How many motels are there in Highlands?
Expedia has 8 motels in Highlands.
What things can I to do in Highlands?
People visiting Highlands like its mountain landscape and waterfalls. As you’re sightseeing around the area, make sure that you enjoy all there is to see and do. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Lake Jocassee, Dry Falls and Lake Glenville. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions in the area: Highlands Aerial Park and High Falls Trail. Some historical places you might want to see include Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine, Jackson Hole Gem Mine and Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine.
What's the weather like in Highlands?
Weather can make or break a road trip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Highlands to help you plan yours: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual precipitation for Highlands is 1376 inches.
What are my options for getting around Highlands while staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Highlands to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), which is located 45.6 mi (73.5 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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