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Quiet Treehouse Cottage, Walk to Town & Old Edwards Inn (HOLT KNOB)

Highlands, NC, USA
  • Cottage1725 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

4 bedroom 3 bath home with mountain views, 0.4 mile walk away from town center

Our 'Bear House Cottage' is conveniently located within the city limits of Highlands, NC. (For problems or payments please contact us at 323-787-7678 x11 or x14) A quiet neighborhood away from it all yet only a short walk to town, Old Edwards Inn, Main Street shopping, restaurants, and more outdoor activities then anyone could hope for. Great home for a family or for two separate families or couples to share.

When booking, please only count adults and children over 13 years of age under the total occupants. you can specify in the notes how many children under 13.

*Upstairs: main living area, kitchen, dining, and living rooms all together - a great social space. Two cozy bedrooms and two baths as well as a covered and screened-in deck. Lots of light and fresh air!

*Downstairs: two more bedrooms and a shared bathroom. Separate entrance - great for privacy when you have a large crowd! Private covered and screened patio downstairs as well as a deck with outdoor seating! Please note: to get to the downstairs area, you will have to use the staircase that is located outside. We have added a second spiral staircase that goes from covered patio (upstairs) to covered patio (downstairs). This is to help families visiting with children.

Bedrooms are configured with:

Upstairs Bedroom 1 = 1 Queen Bed

Upstairs Bedroom 2 = 1 Queen Bed

Downstairs Bedroom 3 = 1 Queen Bed

Downstairs Bedroom 4 = 2 twin sized beds (Bunks) (upper bunk is suitable for children only)

Comfortably sleeps 6 Adults (and up 2 Children) and your furry friend. Yes, we welcome dogs with a 'bring your dog on vacation' fee.

The walk to town is short - Main Street starts just a 7 minute walk away! (Old Edwards Inn is 7 to 10 minutes walking distance) Parking for up to 3 cars. Very private road with minimal traffic.



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About Justin

Anything outdoors - thats what attracts us to Highlands, western North Carolina, and the mountains. We travel all over the world seeking out beautiful scenery, hikes, waterfalls, and adventures! Some of our favorite trails are within a few miles of Highlands, NC. Have we found the perfect place for our mountain cottage?

Justin purchased this Cottage in 2013

Why Justin chose Highlands

We have been coming to Highlands area for years for the hiking, waterfalls, and adventures. It was only time before we found the perfect cottage for us!

What makes this Cottage unique

Feels like a real cottage. Close enough to walk yet feels off the beaten path! Great location, location, location, location! Some of our favorite trails and waterfalls are minutes away. Or go canoeing in one of the beautiful nearby lakes, also only minutes away.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom (Upstairs)
        1 queen, Cozy bedroom with a pillow top queen sized bed
      • Bedroom (Upstairs)
        1 queen, Cozy Bedroom with a pillow top queen sized bed
      • Bedroom (Downstairs)
        1 queen, Private and Quiet bedroom with a comfortable queen sized bed
      • Bedroom (Downstairs)
        1 bunk bed, The Kids Bunk Bed room (adults only on the lower bunk)
      • 2 Bedrooms upstairs (part of the main house), 2 Bedrooms downstairs with a private entrance. OUTSIDE (EXTERIOR) STAIRCASE to access the two downstairs bedrooms. MAXIMUM 7 adults, 2 children.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Downstairs Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Upstairs Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Upstairs Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Walk to Main Street shops, restaurants and Old Edwards Inn! Only a 10 minute walk!
          • Mountain View
            heavily wooded neighborhood with winter mountain views! Excellent quiet roads provide a beautiful environment for walking right from the front doorstep! take a stroll up to the top for great views


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Heating and Air Conditioning (New - Added April 2014)
                      • Fireplace
                        Wood Burning
                      • Heating
                        Central Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        for up to 3 cars. Please only pull forward when using our driveway (Do not back out of the driveway, any damage to the driveway will be taken from the deposit)
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Service for 12! plenty of pots and pans too.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped with all the tools necessary to cook up a feast!
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Various spices and seasoning.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Large capacity to hold everything you may need
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Custom made table seats 10!
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    We also have a ROKU Player. this allows connection to many different online services like Hulu (if you have an account) and Netflix.
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                    Speaker hooked up to Apple Airplay.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Dish Network
                                  • Stereo
                                    Speakers with Apple Airplay to stream your music wireless
                                  • Television
                                    50 Inch 1080P LCD TV!
                                  • Video Games
                                    Wii with about half dozen games.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Around 100 Movies to choose from!


                                      • Balcony
                                        Screened in 'carolina room'.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Covered rear deck. uncovered deck downstairs. plus additional covered deck downstairs
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • Our cottage is unique, quaint and just a short walk to Historic Main Street in Downtown Highlands, NC! Less then 1/2 mile from all that Downtown has to offer, and a lovely 7 minute walk to the first restaurant/bar. Our heavily wooded cottage makes you feel like you are way from it all, high above the main road and very quiet surroundings. This comfortable split level layout boasts 2 bedrooms upstairs along with the kitchen, dining room and living areas. Downstairs, you will find a very private additional two bedrooms with its own entrance. Both bedrooms upstairs feature queen sized beds, and downstairs you will find one bedroom with a queen sized bed and one bedroom with custom made bunk beds (two twins). There is also on-site laundry, a fully equipped kitchen and lots of outdoor space! Come stay in our cottage and enjoy magnificent Highlands, NC to the fullest.

                                                                53 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Charming cabin perfect for the family!

                                                                Grace M.

                                                                Amazing location! Warm and cozy cabin, beautifully decorated perfect for the family!

                                                                Wonderful setting.

                                                                Jill J.

                                                                The house is really wonderful and close into town. It has everything we could need and very cozy. Our family spent five nights and enjoyed exploring the area of Highlands.

                                                                We would definitely come back and stay here again.

                                                                Wonderful thanksgiving!

                                                                Jeanne P.Tampa, Florida

                                                                We had an amazing week-long Thanksgiving vacation at Bear Cottage! This was our fourth stay at this property and we will be back again!

                                                                Home away from home!

                                                                AMY W.COMMERCE TOWNSHIP

                                                                We had a wonderful time at The Bear House! It was comfortable with all the amenities you could wish for, peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The grandson loved the Wi and the Roku was nice also, we had family over for supper and had a movie night! The beds are amazing! So comfortable and I would love to know where they got their sheets! I want some for home! I would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thanks Justin for allowing us to use your beautiful home!

                                                                Nice accommodations

                                                                roy s.

                                                                We enjoyed staying here. The house was nice for our family trip to highlands. The home was close to town and a short drive from the water falls. Three bathrooms were a nice touch and the washer dryer combo was a nice feature.


                                                                Jon B.

                                                                Served our purposes well for lodging nephews and guests at a wedding.


                                                                Highlands, NC, USA

                                                                Lots of waterfalls, hiking, and other outdoor activities New HVAC system added April 2014

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                                $10 - $18
                                                                Damage Deposit

                                                                Highlands has a noise ordinance after 10pm. Due to several recent complaints about noise late at night, we will now charge 50% of the deposit if we receive complaints from neighbors about noise after 10pm and 100% of the deposit if police are called to the property due to a noise complaint. thanks for your understanding.

                                                                53 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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