IN TOWN, 2 MASTERS, OUTDOOR LIVING AREA W/FIREPLACE,SPA, STREAM & POND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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IN TOWN, 2 MASTERS, OUTDOOR LIVING AREA W/FIREPLACE,SPA, STREAM & POND

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3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, 23' Vaulted Ceilings, Walk To Bascom Art Center,

• This luxury, light filled home is situated at an elevation of 4100’.

• Private pond & mountain brook for intimate picnics.

• Over 1100 sq ft of covered outdoor living area with stone fireplace, gas grill and spa.

• 23’ vaulted great room with stone wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors.

• Gourmet kitchen, concrete countertops and wormy chestnut island.

• Two king master bedrooms, walk in closets, private baths with walk in showers & large jetted tub or soaking tub for two.

• Conveniently located two minutes to main street highlands, 15 minutes to Cashiers.

• Walk to Mirror Lake and feed native Canada Geese and Mallards.

(Unfortunately this is not a kid friendly house. There could be safety issues with children and the spa and fireplaces. We also have valuable art pieces that are subject to breakage)

A gentle hike takes you to the Bascom Art Center and then on to town. Exclusive Mirror Lake community is quaint and charming. A truly magical property reminiscent of Adirondack lodges. This is why you come to highlands.

The lodge is filled with fine original art, luxurious furniture, period antiques and rugs from around the world. Artist designed custom ironwork by Whitney Butler Designs of Pensacola, FL. Professionally decorated & appointed by Stan Cox Interior Design, Knoxville, TN.

Beautiful maple cabinetry, professional knives & cookware. Multiple sets of everyday china plus fine china and crystal, and beautiful serving pieces.

Sit in antique wicker rockers on the wrap around porch, or the outdoor entertaining area with gas grill, wood burning stone fireplace, seating and dining area and covered spa overlooking pond and rhododendron gardens. Listen to the rain on the tin roof or relax and meditate by moss covered rocks and a gentle brook. Have breakfast on the screened porch off kitchen and dining situated over the tranquil brook and massive rhododendrons gardens.

Handsome library with games and books.

Property with 150' trees surrounding a large garden and flat area conducive to outdoor games. Stroll the vegetable and flower gardens or sit by the pond.

If the hot tub is not functioning due to mechanical failure, we cannot give refunds or credits. We maintain our spa but sometimes things happen that cannot be avoided. We will try to repair the spa as soon as possible but this is very difficult on a weekend. A functioning hot tub is not a condition of the rental. We will do everything we can to insure you a great vacation.

If this property is not available, we have two other absolutely wonderful cottages:

VRBO 376856 and VRBO 184869

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Owner/Property Manager

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David & Mary have visited Highlands for 30 years, initially camping. We have traveled in many areas of the world and have included some of our treasures for all to enjoy in this very special home Antiques, artwork, Persian rugs. We love to hike, cook and garden. David's artwork is hung throughout our home.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this lodge in 2012

The proximity to everything we love in Highlands makes this property very special. For the energetic, you can walk to the Bascom Art Center and from there you are a block to town.

Hiking trails are within minutes of our home. We are establishing cutting gardens and vegetable gardens for our guests to enjoy. The small private pond and stream running thru the rhododendron complete the perfect setting.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459608vb
(850) 377-9716
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Highlands,nc/ sarasota,fl
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
Great place for families!
My overflow guests enjoyed this place!
You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459608vb
(850) 377-9716
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a place to relax for a few days and we found it with this cabin. The location was excellent, and the cabin had everything we needed for a relaxing getaway. We had one minor item that needed to be addressed, and the owners jumped on it immediately and had it taken care of quickly, they are great! The back deck is the best, with the large covered area, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, grill, chairs and tables, we would relax there in the late afternoon and into the evening. I would highly recommend this cabin!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459608vb
(850) 377-9716
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
4

CLARKS & MCCALLARS

Clarks & McCallars
  • 4 of 5
A family Christmas gathering that turned out great. The house was quite suitable for 6 adults. The hot tub was used by the "younger generation" and they said it was great. We did a lot of cooking in and found there was a shortage of casserole dishes, but we improvised and worked out OK. The weather was cold, however, the fireplace kept us quite comfortable. Should be a great house during the hot months as the grounds look great.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the Christmas holidays at Laughing Bear. We wish you had called about the casserole shortage so we could have told you that all the enameled cookware is ovenproof and doubles as casserole dishes. When we were purchasing the kitchen equipment we chose Asta which is a high-end, beautiful cookware which is oven & stovetop safe. There are at least 8 pans with matching lids. We also have 3 large sets of china & flatware with serving pieces for 12.
business
In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459608vb
(850) 377-9716
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

VERY COMFORTABLE AND INVITING...2 FIREPLACES AND A HOT TUB

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Laughing Bear over the Thanksgiving Break and had a blast! The accommodations were cozy and inviting. The outdoor fireplace area was a bonus, as was the hot tub. The owners made everything so easy, from directions to the cabin to firewood delivery to how to enjoy and take care of the house. I would recommend this property to anyone seeking a quiet getaway in Highlands!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459608vb
(850) 377-9716
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Atlanta, GA
5

PERFECT CHOICE FOR OUR FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful house. Very eclectic and fun to stay in. Close to town and very convenient to town. I especially appreciated the paved roads and that the house is on a street that allows two cars to pass---not always the case in Highlands.

The house is as described with two lovely Master bedrooms. It was equipped with everything you would need. Owners were great with communication and helped us arrange for wood for the fireplace prior to arriving. We loved our stay and hope to come back during the summer.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459608vb
(850) 377-9716
Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Florida
5

LAUGHING BEAR LODGE

  • 5 of 5
To Dave and Mary,
Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful Highlands home last week. We were delighted with its location, the charming interior, and the great outdoor covered porch. During the week, we had a dinner for 25 friends and the house and porch accommodated the party easily. We always look forward to our Highlands visits, and your house was the icing on the cake.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Map

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Asheville, Nc
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Highlands Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$395
$2,490
$9,950
 
 
Shoulder Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 30
3 night minimum stay
$365
$2,200
$9,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$395
$2,380
$10,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Non-refundable $49
Cleaning Fee $145
Tax Rate 8.75%
Notes Holidays and special events are excluded from discounted rates. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Check in 4 PM, Check out 10 AM

(Unfortunately this is not a kid friendly house. There could be safety issues with children and the spa and fireplaces. We also have valuable art pieces that are subject to breakage)
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Amenities

Highlands Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Queen - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Laughing Bear Powder Bath - toilet
    Downstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Double vanities, walk in closet
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower , 2 person soaking tub,walk in shower, double vanities
  • Luxurious Master Baths Feature Walk In showers and either double soaking tub or jetted tub for two. Picture windows overlooking stream and beautiful rhododendron beds.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Master - 1 king
    Upstairs Master - 1 king
    Upstairs Queen - 1 queen
  • Main level King master with private bath, large jetted tub for two, walk in shower, separate alcove with double vanities. Upstairs Master is luxuriously appointed with period antiques and private bath with soaking tub. Queen Bedroom with full bath just outside. All bedrooms overlooking brook and rhododendron beds.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
The home is fully stocked, towels, luxury linens, soaps, tissue, garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning agents, vacuums, etc, Ceiling fans in BR's, instant responce electirc range, disposal, blender, coffeemaker & filters, multiple sets of dishes, cutlery, glassware, flatware & bar items, gormet cookware/bake, in-line outdoor Brinkman gas grill, Seated main level dining for 8 at dining table, 4 at bar, 8 at porch dining table, concrete counters, Washer/Dryer.
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