Mead

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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BOWERY LODGE IN HIGHLANDS

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Luxury 7 suite mountain retreat with breathtaking views

Dear travelers,

Thanks so much for checking out our property!

If you'd like to make an inquiry, please follow instructions at the bottom of this section by clicking on 'more details'.

This lovely Highlands mountain home is nestled between Whiteside and Black Rock, perched high above a valley with sweeping easterly views of the Smokies. The naturally landscaped lot is situated on a private road, with off-street parking for 8 cars (no street parking), a short walking trail with rope swing, and a darling playhouse for the kids.

The home's three levels offer many options for gathering together, and cozy spaces to retreat to for quiet time. Watch the sunrise or the fog roll in from two levels of decks and balconies, or on the lower deck with the gas fireplace blazing.

Seven bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Lower king bedroom uses spa bath across the hall. Six bedrooms on view side. Most have sitting areas and fireplaces.

You probably won't want to leave the property...but if you must, Highlands is 3 miles away. Stroll along quaint Main Street for some shopping and dining; and stop by the Highland Hiker for outdoor gear and great local advice on what to do in the area. Hiking, fishing, golf, swimming holes.

PLEASE NOTE: Rates are based on up to 14 guests, are subject to change without notice, and do not include tax or cleaning fee. The 'instant quote' feature will give an idea of your total cost, or I'm happy to provide for you.

Our calendar is kept up to date with confirmed reservations, but does not reflect pending reservations. Priority is given to family and returning guests, and therefore we're typically unable to confirm 'first-time' bookings until about 6 months prior.

No additional guests (day or overnight) are allowed without prior written approval. Our home is meant to be used as a gathering place for friends and families, and is not available for parties or events.

Children are welcome, but the property poses some dangers (cliffs! bears!). We consider total number and ages to determine whether our house is a good fit for your group, and require a ratio of two adults per child to ensure adequate supervision.

For our new guests, we require a referral from a past guest, or two references from other vacation rental owners.

TO MAKE AN INQUIRY:

Based on HomeAway's security guidelines (read more in the Security Center), I now only respond to inquiries containing the following information:

- specific dates (these can be changed later)

- phone number with a good time to call you

- some information about your group: # adults with general ages, # children with specific ages, where you're coming from, and the reason for your visit (i.e. family reunion, wedding, golf retreat, etc.).

- what drew you to our place (just a quick detail so I know you're a real person!)

- please also review rates and minimum stay requirements before inquiring. We do offer exceptions to returning guests; however, our rates, max occupancy, and minimum stay requirements are FIRMLY as posted for first-timers.

Thanks so much for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you!

- Mead

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Mead (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

About Mead

Hello! My family completed our special mountain home in 1999, and continue to make improvements and additions as our family grows. We still use it often ourselves, and have enjoyed sharing it with other families as a vacation rental since 2010. We're honored and blessed that so many choose to return yearly!

I'm the oldest 'kid', and manage bookings for my family from my home in Seattle, WA. I've chosen not to list my phone number after a few too many pushy marketers, as well as some early morning calls due to the time difference; but I do provide it to serious inquirers and welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our special place.

Mead purchased this house in 1999

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a special time our family had in your Highlands home! Our small family doesn’t get together very often, and all the space and conveniences fit our needs very well. We sat in the hot tub (sometimes with ice in our hair), sat by the fire, read stories, did puzzles, ate steak and salmon off the grill, stared at sunrises, slept late, played pool, drank some fine wine, and did some modest hiking. Thanks for your generosity and such a wonderful retreat. All 12 of us thank you!
Feb 2012
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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BOWERY LODGE in HIGHLANDS
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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BOWERY LODGE in HIGHLANDS
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

A private home like a 5 Star resort!

  • 5 of 5
Everything in the listing and more! Easy and prompt dealings with the owner and local property manager. Six of our seven children were able to join us for this visit, and no one was disappointed. The owner has thought of everything and anticipated every need. Everything was clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the local waterfalls and the beautiful view from the terrace. The town of Highlands was delightful and we especially enjoyed the outdoor wine bar restaurant at the Old Edwards Inn. Our deposit returned immediately. We will recommend this property without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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BOWERY LODGE in HIGHLANDS
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Incredible setting and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had the pleasure of joining five other couples to spend four glorious day in the mountains in this fabulous house. It could not be a more perfect venue for great friends to spend time together and enjoy the area's hiking, shopping and restaurants. Each couple had privacy in their room with en suite bath, and the gathering rooms were perfect for conversation and fun. We brought all of our own meals knowing that dinner each night with 12 people would be challenging, and we found the kitchen to be a chef's dream! Anyway, after a day of hiking and lunch in a charming cafe, who would want to leave this beautiful place? Few luxury hotels could offer more scrumptious accommodations- from the linens and well-appointed bathrooms to the cozy fireplaces, pool and ping pong tables, and incredible views enjoyed from rocking chairs on the porch. The house could be a designer show house. Every detail in design and decor was thoughtfully planned, yet it had the warmth and welcoming feel of a good friend's home. The owner offered it up as such, even making spices and condiments in the kitchen available to us if needed. We loved this place, and I hope to return one day. I've heard it said that walking into a well appointed and beautiful home is like receiving a warm hug. This house was that and more. Thank you for sharing it with us and our dear friends!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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BOWERY LODGE in HIGHLANDS
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
5

Perfect Wedding Spot - Happy Bride:)

  • 5 of 5
June of 2012 we were married in this amazing house. We had 16 people attend and we all stayed together for the weekend. Plenty of room for everybody to have there own personal space. The decks and views are breathtaking.
I would recommend this property to anyone.

If you are thinking of a quaint mountain wedding this is your spot.

Would be happy to show pictures and a list of vendors that helped make our day so special. The owners made everything so easy!
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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BOWERY LODGE in HIGHLANDS
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
Spartanburg, SC
5

Special Mountain Home in Highlands!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I could not have been happier with our experience at this mountain home in Highlands, NC. We got married at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn on 7/20/12. The house was perfect for housing our entire wedding party. The size and decor of the home is very impressive, and the views are absolutely breathtaking. The home was clean and well maintained. Although we were without DirecTV, WiFi, and a functional oven due to lightning striking the house a few days before our visit, we still had a wonderful time. The owner was great in notifying us about this issue before we arrived and making prompt arrangements to get everything fixed. We loved this house and will always remember it fondly. We hope to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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BOWERY LODGE in HIGHLANDS
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Highlands North Carolina Mountains
South Carolina
5

Fantastic Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5
We have rented this house two years in a row during the Thanksgiving holiday. i can't tell you how perfect it is. it is the only place we have ever rented twice if that helps. This year we were 14 and we all still had more than enough room. the kitchen has ample space and cooking supplies , great knives, a coffee maker that could keep up with even us , games and puzzles to entertian all of us , pool, ping pong , you name it , it is there. With any luck we will be returning soon for my wife's 50th birthday.
The house is very well kept, convenient to town and there are opportunities to walk , run and play right outside the door. There was also someone available in the event of any issues which is always nice to have. My only reluctance in recommending this home is that i do not want to share.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Availability & Rates

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Highlands House 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 & HOLIDAYS 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Nov 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
From
$1,300
Fri,Sat
$6,500
 
 
LOW SEASON 2014
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 18 2014
4 night minimum stay
$950
From
$1,200
Fri,Sat
$6,650
 
 
New Years 2014
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,350
$6,300
 
 
WINTER/EARLY SPRING 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$950
From
$1,250
Fri,Sat
$6,650
 
 
PEAK & HOLIDAYS 2015
May 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,075
From
$1,300
Fri,Sat
$7,525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%
Notes Rates are based on up to 14 guests (including children of any age). Occasionally we can accommodate larger groups with an extra guest charge of $50 per person per night.

No additional day or overnight guests are allowed on the property without prior written approval. Our home is not available for parties or events.

Rates and policies are subject to change without notice.
Reservations are subject to change or cancelation and are not confirmed until and unless 50% of total rental fee, signed Booking Confirmation and signed Rental Agreement are received by due date. Balance including security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.

We only accept personal checks; but will share any information you need to make you comfortable with our payment method.
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Amenities

Amenities

Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Heating
  • Rumpus Room
  • Alarm System
  • Carport
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , with main floor king
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with main floor queen
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , with upper NE king
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with upper SE king
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , with upper E twins
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , with upper E queen
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with upper SW queen
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Lower level steam shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main NE King Suite - 1 king , 1st floor, view, 3/4 bath
    Main NW Queen Suite - 1 queen , 1st floor, full bath
    Upper North Master Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2nd floor, view, full bath
    Upper SE King Suite - 1 king , 2nd floor, view, full bath
    Lower King Bedroom - 1 king , lower level, shares spa bath
    Upper East Queen Suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor, view, 3/4 bath; trundle, window seat/daybed
    Upper East Twin Suite - 1 king , 2nd floor, view, 3/4 bath
    Upper SW Queen Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor, full bath; sleeper ottoman
  • There is also a sleeper sofa in upper hall outside of Upper SE King Suite
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Child's Swing
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
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