|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Enjoy this professionally decorated, tastefully furnished, newly built villa that we call Honeymoon Cottage:
* Tastefully furnished in rustic elegant mountain decor
* Free Wireless High Speed Internet
* State-of-the-Art Kitchen, fully stocked
* New, built 2008
* Hardwood Floors
* French doors connect to the Deck
* 18 private wooded acres with rushing creek at base
* Master Bedroom with En-suite Bath
* Sleeps 2
* Powder room in Kohler hunter green fixtures
* Native stone fireplace
* Drive or hike to Owner's Park to fish for trout at the creek
A list of nearby attractions with telephone numbers is in our cabin. These include: Bike & Canoe Rentals, Mountain Bike Rentals, Hiking Adventures, US Forest Service Recreational Facilities, Fishing Outfitters, Gem Mining, Golf, Horsebike Riding Stables, Rappelling, and Whitewater Adventures.
ARTS AND ENRICHMENT
Bascom-Louise Gallery, Center for Life Enrichment, Highlands Chamber Music Festival, Highlands Nature Center and Biological Station, Highlands Playhouse, Hudson Library, and the Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass.
The Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains Railway, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Cherokee's Harrah's Casino, Cullasaja Gorge and Scenic Waterfalls.
Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest with an elevation of 4118 ft, Highlands is dotted with quaint shops & restaurants (6 of which have received awards), & many antique dealers. There is live theatre, music, world-class spas, fitness facilities, & a wide variety of outdoor activities; all within a rustic elegant atmosphere in a clean environment known for its mild climate.
Keywords: cottage, mountain home, mountain views
This cabin was such a delightful experience. It is beautifully decorated with top of the line everything; from the comfortable bed and soft linens to the well stocked kitchen which included a wine cooler. The setting is peaceful but there is plenty of activity if you want to go hiking or even fishing. It was exceptionally clean. The owners are friendly, helpful and returned our deposit right away. I would definitely recommend this property to friends.
Clean, cute, quiet, cool, good price. Happy -whatelse can you say. Coming back.
This was our second time staying at Honeymoon Cottage and we will keep coming back to this hidden treasure in the woods. It is cozy, comfy and has everything you need to escape the daily grind. We enjoy cooking and the kitchen is well appointed to make meals and sit out on the deck to enjoy them. The owner is very nice and helpful. We hope to be back next year.
The setting could not have been more perfect. This cabin is delightfully decorated with great attention to detail including linens, quality of pillows and mattress, kitchenware, dishes, etc. it is also immaculately clean. The fireplace made the glow of the gorgeous floors even more beautiful and romantic. We had relaxed breakfasts and then went hiking one day and the next day to downtown Highlands where the boutique stores and restaurants are very nice. We hope to be back to this lovely place where life slows down and you get to enjoy the songs of the birds all around you.
The cabin is in a nice setting, but a little more off of the beaten path than I would have liked. This was our anniversary weekend and we had reservations Friday night and Saturday night in Highlands. It was roughly 10 or 12 miles from Highlands but because of the curvy roads that you can't go much more than 25 miles an hour on, it takes 30 minutes no matter which way you go. Friday night our GPS took us away from town on 64 East to Buck Creek Rd. which is over 8 miles of switchbacks. It was a nerve racking drive back at night with the pouring rain and the fog. You can basically go 2 ways to town. You can also leave Highlands and take 64 West and turn right on Buck Creek Rd. and only drive on that road for 2 miles. I would recommend if you stay here, to take the gorge road 64 West back . It is curvy also but has reflectors down the center and makes it an easier drive. The drive up into the cabin is a gravel narrow road that sometimes allows just one car but not terrible after you get used to it.
The cabin is nicely decorated and mostly comfortable. The gas fireplace has instructions for turning on but isn't done with a flip of a switch. I let the owner know about a couple of issues like no wine opener (we fortunately brought our own). Another thing was stone had been installed in the bathrooms on the floors and the shower surround. The doors to the bathrooms needed to be cut off because they scratched the stone and were difficult to close.
All in all, I can see if you were going to be up there for a week that it would be a nice setting and you would get used to how to drive into town and to the hikes. For our situation, we would have preferred to stay in town. Our weekend wasn't good weather it poured rain most of the time so we didn't get to enjoy the setting as much. We shopped in Franklin on Saturday because people told us that the shops in Highlands were too expensive. On Sunday we got a hike done to Glen Falls which was nice and then shopped in Highlands. Actually the shops there are more interesting and an item we had bought in a kitchen store in Franklin was $ 5.00 cheaper in Highlands. Go figure! There is a nice outdoor store in Franklin though. On the last day it was sunny when we woke, so we packed the car and enjoyed a nice hike at Whiteside Mountain on our way home which I highly recommend.
My husband and I had the most wonderful time celebrating our wedding anniversary in this gorgeous cabin. It was beautifully decorated, squeaky clean and the attention to all details was remarkable--dishes, wine glasses, pots and pans--all were very high end as well as the beautiful bedroom and baths. I was impressed by the richness of the color of the heart pine floors. The wooded setting was beautiful and tranquil and everyday we woke up to the sounds of birds singing. We had dinner at Wolfgang's, which we highly recommend. Also, don't miss out on ice cream from Kilwins! The owner provided us with long lists of local attractions which we hope to continue visiting next year during our next anniversary. We highly recommend this cabin for all those who appreciate the quiet sounds of nature.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Housekeeping||$95 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.