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In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

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.

Refund Policy: We're pleased to refund 90% of your payment if your cancellation is outside 45 days of arrival with a $50 cancellation fee.(For monthly, within 60 days). Regrettably, we can not offer refunds inside 45 days, as it's difficult to rent vacation properties on short notice. However, if we can re- rent the property for the cancelled period, or a portion thereof, we will refund any amounts recovered from the new rental, less the 10% and $50 fee. Prices subject to change without notice. Paid reservations with deposits confirm original price.

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

VRBO 376856 and VRBO 184869

More Details

David Butler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About David Butler

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.

David Butler purchased this lodge in 2012

Why David Butler chose Highlands

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.


Mirror Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

New Years Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. This was our second stay here and both times it has been excellent. There were no problems whatsoever. Except I did not see a bear or a bigfoot!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation for my family! We are all adults, but felt like kids on the best vacation ever. The home the Butler's have provided is so cozy and has all the great amenities. We just loved going on hikes, then coming "home" to an amazing hot tub for those sore muscles. The kitchen is fully packed and we enjoyed cooking each night. They all agreed that it was the best vacation and look forward to more trips in the future. It truly was perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, Tn

Elegant home and lovely setting - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Laughing Bear Lodge! From the moment we pulled in the driveway and saw the lovely home and beautifully landscaped grounds - we knew we were in for a treat. The home was so elegant and comfortable - large master bedrooms (great mattresses) beautiful art and antiques throughout. Kitchen is very well equipped and we enjoyed meals at the big dining table and also on the porches. We will highly recommend Laughing Bear Lodge to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When David & I arrived, we were delighted to see fresh flowers in vases (some from our garden) & a favorite tablecloth on the table out on the porch. We love that guests enjoy being here as we do.
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home away from home during our son's destination wedding. The indoor space was clean, cozy and comfortable with plenty of large spaces to gather. The outdoor space with the spa and fire place made us feel like we were at a resort.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Americus, Georgia

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Mountain House!!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented a lot of houses and condos through VRBO. I always look for something unique when I rent. I definitely found exactly what I was looking for in this beautiful mountain home. It was exactly as advertised - close to town but not too close. It is in a peaceful neighborhood where there is just enough going on that you don't feel like you are isolated. The property is on a babbling creek with mature Rhododendron. Inside is a great space - and it has something for everybody. Those that want to read a book can get away and read on the back porch while the party crowd can build a fire (two wood burning fireplaces) and enjoy a beverage on the covered deck. The owner and his property manager were exceptionally professional and thoughtful and made the rental transaction quick and easy. Don't hesitate to give this house a try - you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Asheville, Nc
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mirror Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Late
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Security Non-refundable $49
Tax Rate 9.75%

Holidays and special events are excluded from discounted rates. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Check in 4 PM, Check out 10 AM
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years have a three day minimum and are $395 per night

(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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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