This year-round Highlands home was completely renovated in 2009, with a unique mountain feel. The decor is sophisticated, yet you will feel very comfortable as soon as you enter the front door, which is only 2 steps up from the flat front yard. The spacious living room has comfortable seating around a masonry fireplace and flat-screen TV. The dining room opens to the deck on two sides where you can enjoy the eastern view, including Shortoff mountain. It is the perfect place to view the Fourth-of-July fireworks.
There are two bedroom suites on the main level. The master bedroom is on the back of the house and you can wake up to the the sunrise as it comes across the mountain. It has a king bed and private sitting area. The front suite has a queen bed and looks out on the garden. The kitchen is fully equipped and has updated appliances. The deck has a table and chairs and a conveniently located gas grill.
The terrace level has a great room, complete with a fireplace, TV, and a game table for games or puzzles which are provided. The great room opens to the lower level deck which had a cozy covered area with custom furniture made from local trees. There is a bedroom with twin beds, which is perfect for children and has books for readers of all ages. The fourth bedroom has a queen bed and private entrance to the downstairs bath, which is one of the surprises of the home. The large bath was custom designed with an antique claw footed tub situated under a window to enjoy the outdoor view. Local river stone was sliced and is used as the walls in the shower and flooring in the bath. A separate area has a unique sink situated on an antique table. The laundry area is also located on the terrace level.
Highlands boasts that it is the town with the highest elevation, east of the Mississippi River. Temperatures can be cool at night throughout the summer, however central airconditioning is available for the rare warm night. There are many activities in-town or nearby, however this is a retreat you will not mind just relaxing at.
Keywords: Sleeps 8 - 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths - Renovated - Walk to town - 2 levels, 2 masonry fireplaces, decks, covered porches, cable, wireless
I found Highlands when I was 25 years old, and fell in love with the town. I have been coming back ever since and purchased my first cabin in 2001. The people are friendly, there is so much to do and I enjoy the town year-round.
The top of Holt Knob is flat and it is a great place to take a walk with an evening cocktail. The neighborhood consists of year-round residents as well as weekend and summer owners. The neighbors are all very friendly, the architecure is varied, the views are amazing and town is so convenient.
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