About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5BR, 4 1/2BA, new kitchen renovation, Sleeps 13, cozy
The Mill House is located on one of the most beautiful, tranquil settings you will ever see. It overlooks the lake spillway on beautiful Mirror Lake. The Cullasaja River wraps the house surrounded by Native Rhodedendren and Mountain Laurel. Kitchen was recently renovated. This 3 level house is perfect for small and large groups. There are plenty of wonderful spots to spend time, whether it be around the fire pit, sitting by the little pond overlooking the lake, eating on the deck by the river, sitting on the screen porch on lower level by river, or sitting on one of the balconies overlooking the waterwheel, lake and river. You choose!! You can hear the sound of rushing water from every room. It has a large deck, comfortable screened porch and an upstairs covered porch overlooking the river on two sides of the house and a sitting area next to a goldfish pond overlooking the river and Mirror Lake. This completely renovated authentic mill makes a delightful setting for relaxation.
A water wheel, rushing water, 2 canoes and a river full of fish, all available on the same beautiful property. TRULY BEAUTIFUL and that is just the outside. The completely renovated house (with lots of history) has a family room, den, master bedroom with sitting area, fireplace and beautiful view, 3 other bedrooms, and a bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds (4 bunk beds). There is a screened porch w a water view that opens to both the downstairs den and kitchen.
There are lots of private places to 'sneak away' to relax, read a book, or snooze in the cool mountain air. Great deck for outdoor dining and big kitchen table for indoor dining. Only one mile from downtown Highlands, close to golf, shopping, restaurants, spa and wonderful hiking.
Take a look, you will LOVE it. BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE, RELAXING and all the comforts of home. Great for a romantic getaway or a family reunion. Nothing like it in Highlands; it is truly unique.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Cathy Thrasher
We are the Thrasher family and are GA natives residing in Atlanta. We have 3 sons (now have added 2 wonderful daughters in law and now have 3 grandchildren). We love to have great family time together. We love a place to get away from the city in the cool, clean mountain air to unwind and enjoy time together with family and friends. We enjoy hiking, canoeing, exploring, fishing, relaxing, strolling through downtown, eating good meals, enjoy jogging or strolling, doing a little or doing a lot, depending on our mood for the day. Each of our sons love bringing friends and other families up to the Mill House to create memories for their families. It is a great place for us to spend quality time together.
Cathy Thrasher purchased this House in 2005
Why Cathy Thrasher chose Highlands
We fell in love with not only the house but the beautiful, relaxing setting. It truly is a unique amazing getaway, yet only 2 hours from Atlanta, and in the city limits of Highlands. And yet, we feel like we are out in the country, but we have all the conveniences and good things about being in a small town. It is a great escape from the summer heat of Atlanta. We enjoy the change of seasons here as well as spending time in a cozy home when it is cold and snowing.
What makes this House unique
The house has a wonderful history. It operated as a timber mill in the early 1900's until a family purchased it in the early 1930's and converted it to a cabin to be used as a family mountain retreat. We have been told they had milk cows in the front yard. The original water wheel which provided electricity back then is still in operation today. In the 1980s the house was operated as a bed and breakfast by the daughter of the man that built it. It has been totally renovated and added on to several times, and most recently (Spring 2013) had a total kitchen renovation. The house has all the conveniences, but yet retains the charm of a mountain cabin. Amazing views out of every window, close to town, yet seems remote. Beautiful places to jog or walk. This property seemed to have it all. We have loved it and would love to share it with you and your family and friends.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our group of 9 family members enjoyed very much our stay at the Mill House.
The Mill House was a great vacation spot for our large group. The sounds of the river could be heard from nearly every room. The outdoor spaces were fantastic.
The only negative was that the description of the property was not clear concerning the kitchen location on the bottom floor. I was unaware of this until our arrival. However, everyone, including my 90 year old mother, seemed to tolerate the stairs okay.
We would definitely stay here again.
Mill House Stay
This house is loaded with charm and amenities. It has numerous bathrooms and plenty of sleeping arrangements. It even comes with two canoes. The only thing wrong with it is the furniture in the upstairs sitting room is very uncomfortable. Otherwise it would be perfect.
Great Thanksgiving Getaway
My family wanted a chance to get away and celebrate an early Thanksgiving. The Mill House was just perfect. The guys went fly fishing at a nearby river, and the girls went shopping in Highlands and cooked. The kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed the canoes provided, hiking Glenn Falls, and sitting around the fire pit in the evenings. The river wraps around the house and you can hear the rushing water from everywhere in the house. We felt at home the minute we walked in and had a hard time leaving. I would recommend this house to anyone who appreciates uniqueness and charm.
My family and I stayed at the Mill House in September and had an amazing time! Even though the house is just a few minutes away from Highlands, we felt like we were miles away from everything. Since the river runs right by the house, we enjoyed keeping the doors and windows open to hear the sound of the water. We also took advantage of the canoes available and went out on mirror lake - it was beautiful! When the weekend came to an end, I was sad to leave such a nice, relaxing place, but I am excited to go back for another visit! I highly recommend this venue for your next stay!
Mill House Fun
Oh my goodness, what a great getaway! From every balcony and room you could hear the waterfall. My favorite part was falling asleep with the balcony doors open. I have never seen so many little places to get away. My favorites were sitting out in the adirondacks by the gold fish pond and swinging in the hammock with my niece and nephew. I had never been canoeing before and I absolutely loved Mirror Lake. Mirror Lake was beautiful and I now know why they named it that. The reflections of the homes were beautiful. I definitely plan to make staying at the Mill House an annual tradition.
Great restaurants, community theater in season, movie playing at the community theater, free concerts in season, Bascom Gallery, Olde Edwards Inn Spas, beautiful views, great hiking, canoeing (2 canoes), great fishing, great shopping and lots more. Come enjoy this totally renovated old Mill House.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During winter months there is a $150 fuel surcharge. Minimum stay during the months of June 15- August 19 is 7 nights. During this summer season we prefer to rent Friday to Friday. Other times of year may inquire for shorter times. 1. This is a NON SMOKING home. 2. PETS - are not permitted in the home under any conditions without prior approval by owner. If approved, there is a $200 non-refundable pet fee. 3. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage/reservation deposit of $500 is required. This must be received within seven (7) days of booking the reservation. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within fourteen (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met: a. No damage is done to the home or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay. c. All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in the trash, and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned. d. All keys are left on the kitchen counter. e. All charges accrued during the stay are paid before departure. f. No linens are lost or damaged.