Visit the Nature Museum and wild flower gardens (take a walk around the lake and find a spot to eat lunch), enjoy the nightly auctions at Scudders Galleries during summer, or watch the sun set on Sunset Rock with someone special. Whether it's enjoying a lecture by a visiting professor, taking a Ikebana class at Stone Lantern, or making time to delve into your latest favorite read, you will enjoy our lakeside cottage for its' convenience, beauty, and comfort.
This romantic lakeview cottage is ideal for a complete couples' retreat, honeymoon hacienda, or family fun time. Ideal for a writers' retreat, too! Enjoy the serenity of the lake from the porch in your rocking chair while sipping hot chocolate or coffee each morning, the warmth and comfort of the steam shower or hot tub, or taking a walk into the National Forest to whet your sense of adventure. Tennis courts, too. Total renovation completed in 2008 makes it a beautiful and comfortable home for your enjoyment.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our property provides us the benefit of relaxing in a beautiful and serene environment, which helps us feel refreshed with each and every visit--even when the weather is not ideal. Right out the front door is trout fishing, hiking into the national forest, and tennis courts, too!
We definitely enjoyed the peaceful feel of the place, and the lake, and the decor in the house added to a feeling of calmness. We enjoyed sleeping in the bedroom with the view of the lake, and will definitely be back for a weekend away for just the two of us. Thank you!
Located in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, Highlands has been described by some as 'the up and coming Aspen of the East'. Picturesque and quaint, you will find the downtown area friendly, and full of welcoming faces. There are many varied ways you will find to enjoy yourself in Highlands and the surrounding area. Beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails, golf courses, horse back riding, cultural events, historical sites, unique boutiques, art galleries, and sumptuous restaurants are all available. Ski slopes are within driving distance.
Close to Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands, NC, and many public golf courses (High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, NC-just 20 minutes away). Asheville, NC is 1 1/2 hours away, Hendersonville is 1 hour away.
Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, spa