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The Hangout - Large Upscale Home with Dramatic Views in Highlands

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 5 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Exquisite 5,500 square foot home located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and encircled by 28,000 acres of National Forest. Abundant natural beauty, recently renovated in last two years with 5 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths. Tremendous views, numerous fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, hammocks, separate office, game room, treehouse for children, billiards, wireless internet.

A four season climate offers glorious spring wildflowers, warm summer days and cool nights, a brilliant palette of ever changing fall foliage, and the occasional winter snowfall. Guests will have access to beautiful $2 million plus Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Fitness Center which includes heated indoor pool, full nautilus facility, golf, tennis, massages and spa. This vacation home offers plenty to do, or the opportunity to do nothing at all.

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Carl Lindell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017


Wildcat Cliffs Country Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3/4 shower no tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , 3/4 shower no tub
    Room 6 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Indoor: 5 Bedrooms / 5 ½ Baths, Two Great Rooms with Glass Walls Offer Sweeping Panoramic Views, 3 Gas Fireplaces, Private Study/Library, Ping Pong and Billard Room, House Manager included housekeepers available daily for a fee Outdoor: 1 Level, Manicured Acre, hangout with 4,500 foot drop / million dollar view of mountains Playhouse, treehouse Brocade Course (Badminton/Croquet Court), Waterfall and Pond, gas fire pit, Gazebo and beautiful outdoor seating


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

The Hangout - Large Upscale Home with Dramatic Views in Highlands
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Birmingham AL

The. Best. View. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

Four couples spent 4 days together in this exceptional home on the top of Whiteside Mountain just minutes from downtown Highlands and Cashiers crossroads. The views are unparalleled in my experience and the house is not too shabby either! With lots of levels and comfortable seating there were more areas to hang out than we could even find time to use -- indoors and out. The kitchen is well equipped and user friendly. Ping pong and pool tables, big screen TV and the best Mah Jongg table we've ever seen! Plenty of room in the drive for all our cars. Very helpful property agent. We plan to go back annually.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't beat the views!

  • 4 of 5

The views from this property cannot get much better. We enjoyed watching the storms pass from the deck or living room during the weekend while sipping our coffee/wine. It was absolutely lovely. The bedroom setup worked really well for our family as well. The property is very close to Highlands and we were able to get to some short hikes, farmers markets, restaurants quickly. We did discover an infestation of fruit flies upon arrival, possibly left from the tenants leaving food out prior to our arrival. There was also evidence of rodent activity under the sink where the paper towels were stored. The club access was also a plus, but the pool is indoors. Great for a rainy day, but we were expecting outdoor pool area. Otherwise, the house is well equipped!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Bliss!!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Highlands to celebrate the Christmas Holiday with family and friends. Never imagined that our stay at the Hangout would have been as amazing as it was. The home was so spacious and beautifully decorated. The kids spent all of their time in the game room playing pool and ping pong, which left plenty of time for the adults to sip coffee on the deck overlooking beautiful Whiteside Mountain. Who could ask for more? Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bad Bookkeeping

  • 1 of 5

The property, house and view were beautiful. The property caretaker was helpful before and during our trip. My family rented the property in celebration of my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our stay. That being said; I can not recommend renting this property. In fact, beware of renting this property. I have been waiting for the return of my security deposit for over seven weeks despite having received three different dates (there was no damage) for when the check was supposedly mailed. I've emailed and called repeatedly but have yet to receive the refund and was not offered an acceptable resolution. An additional problem I experienced was with the same booking agent. We paid the balance owed a month before our trip as requested by the booking agent. The check cleared immediately and yet I received an email reminder a few weeks later asking that I pay the balance!!! I offered proof of payment and the booking agent "confirmed" my payment then blamed the mistake on bookkeeping. It has been an extremely frustrating experience. I feel like I'm left "Hanging Out" to dry.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to respond, that this one time incident was just that. Security deposits are normally refunded within a 2 week time period. In this particular case, the security deposit was refunded in that time period. Due to an address change, it was returned, but immediately reissued with the current address. We as the owners of the home, value our renters and their opinions.
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Wonderful long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the hangout for MLK weekend in 2013. The views are magnificent! We had a group of 10 people and everyone slept comfortably. The house is close to both Highlands and Cashiers. Diane the caretaker was extremely helpful with our arrival. It was a perfect house for a family reunion. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you had a wonderful family reunion at The Hangout. That is precisely why we named it The Hangout. The home offers so many activities and can accommodate a big family gathering, comfortably. We would love to host another family gathering for you again!
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  • 5 of 5

We will be BACK ! The name THE HANGOUT describes this lovely home perfectly.

What a treat. We stayed at THE HANGOUT for a family gathering to celebrate my father's 80th Birthday. It was perfect. Having morning coffee overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains was dad's favorite part of the day. All his grandkids would sit with dad enjoying the views and fresh air. The kitchen was so user friendly, we made blueberry pancakes and omelets every morning. The hiking trails were perfect, we walked right out the door and was on a lovely trail in a few minutes. We picked fresh berry's while walking ! Very cool for us "city people" .

Playing golf was a real a treat , to played at Wildcat Cliffs and it was truly amazing. We visited the fitness center and had a fun time swimming in the indoor heated pool.

The house was perfect in every way. We loved the outdoor fire pit . Roasting marshmallows after the sunset a unexpected delight for the family. Having wireless internet was a blessing. We could all keep up with work and not miss a beat for the week while away from the office.

We would love to visit The Hangout again and enjoy all the different seasons. We live in Orlando, so it's an easy drive for our family. We are planning a spring trip back and look forward to cool nights. Thank you !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like your family had a great time and celebration. Thank you for your feedback. We strive to help make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Please consider staying at The Hangout for another celebration or just for a long weekend!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Macon County Jet Port Franklin, TN
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wildcat Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wildcat Cliffs

Guests will have access to Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Fitness Center which includes heated pool, full nautilus facility, golf, tennis and spa. Numerous golf courses located in Highlands/Cashiers area. Located near many fine restaurants, historic sites and is only ten minutes from Highland Groves.


Rates & Availability

Wildcat Cliffs Country Club House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.75%

3 night minimum stay required rates negotiable. Would love to hear from you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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