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Peaceful And Well Appointed

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Highlands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two bedrooms and baths, King and Queen, large creek sounds, gardens

Trickledown is situated on Big Creek close to Highlands, NC. There is a King bedroom and bath with a large shower upstairs next to a large sitting room with a library and tv. Downstairs there is a queen bedroom and bath with a jacuzzi tub. The large gathering area has a botanical and biographical library and tv, fireplace and dining area. The kitchen has all amenities including a coffee/bar 'nook'. All across the back is a long screen porch and Big Creek sounds. There is a sitting area with a wicker sofa and rocking chairs on one side and a dining area on the other. Easy access to the kiln dried wood pile and the outdoor grille. The path to the creek features an iris garden. Other areas outside have 'special' garden areas like a moss garden, meditation garden, grandchildren's garden, succulent garden, 'gnome' path.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jane Black
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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About Jane Black

We live in Atlanta, GA about 2.5 hours from Highlands. We love the Highlands atmosphere and plan to spend more time here.

Jane Black purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jane Black chose North Carolina Mountains

My grandparents built a vacation home in Highlands in 1935. I visited during the summer while growing up and the area still feels like 'home'. The sound of the creek is what drew us to this current property.

What makes this cottage unique

The weather is delightful all summer and not severe very often during the winter. Gardening is easily successful because of the weather.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Peaceful And Well Appointed
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

The definition of relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

This was at least our 3rd visit to Trickledown, and we had as incredible a time as before....The 3 days passed rapidly, but yet the resultant relaxation made us feel as if we had been away for a week. It is especially wonderful to sit on the screened in porch in late afternoon, listening to the rushing water of Big Creek in the ravine below, while reading my Kindle and having a glass of truly defines "relaxation"!

Jane Black should be commended on how welcoming the decor is, leaving no detail overlooked. We shall return next Fall for a repeat performance and another terrific getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soothing escape nestled in lushly lanscaped surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Highlands, which is heaven on earth gorgeous. We chose Trickledown based on photos and other guest reviews. It exceeded our expectations! When we opened the door, we were greeted with fresh flowers, a hand written note from Jane and soothing background music from the Bose stereo. The owner's loving attention to detail was evident throughout: beautifully decorated with antiques , fine linens, special soaps, cozy chairs and throws. The kitchen had anything you could possibly need: great knives, All Clad cookware and Woodlands Spode china. Our favorite spot was the screened porch overlooking the soothing, rushing waters in Big Creek below. Enjoyed it for coffee in the mornings and cocktails by lamplight in the evenings. The first night my husband was so happy sitting out there, he did not want to go to bed!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy your stay with your sister was so successful. There is not much not to like in Highlands! Also, the weather cooperated and that helps!! Now that you and your husband have "discovered" us, I hope we will see you again in the future. Jane
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Fantastic, down to the last detaiil.

  • 5 of 5

I have now stayed at Trickledown three times in the past two years. I would not consider staying anywhere else in Highlands. I look forward to staying there many more times in the years to come. Thank you Jane!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at Trickledown regularly over the last three years. This destination never grows old. Jane's attention to detail is amazing, not only does this property have superb landscaping and interior design, but it has a completely furnished kitchen, fresh pressed fine bed linens, everything to make you feel at home. The screened porch overlooking Big Creek is absolutely wonderful. Trickledown is a wonderful destination in Highlands and surpasses a five star hotel. We always hate to leave and can't wait to come back (which we will next month and the month after).

Steve A.

Marietta, Ga.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting experience

  • 5 of 5

Trickledown is so well-named; the moment you get out of your car you are struck by the soothing sound of the rolling water below. Inside, Jane has created a haven of comfort...beautiful furnishings, linens and China...exquisite Native American prints, and a virtual library of books. As gardeners, both my husband and myself enjoyed looking through over a hundred books on various plants from irises to shrubs to ferns! Sitting on the delightful back porch, with

One of Jane's comfy throws on your shoulders while perusing these books was a special pleasure! We have traveled frequently in our lives....and this is now one of our favorite destinations!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly lovely home & property...

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time! My Grandmother and I spent a few days at Trickledown and visiting Highlands... it was a

very special time for both of us, and Jane (the owner) has gone above and beyond in providing such a wonderful home

and environment to have such a great experience in. Also very close to downtown. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was excited when you booked. Such a sweet trip in the planning with your grandmother. She had not been in years and I am sure she showed you the things she remembered. Now Trickledown is added to her memories of Highlands! Thanks for posting such kind words. Jane
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Rates & Availability

Highlands Cottage Rental Rates

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2017 Rates
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates will increase for 2017. The new rate is $300 beginning January 1, 2017.

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Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Nespresso coffee/tea machine in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 Upstairs - 1 king , Also with a large, private sitting room with TV adjacent
    Bedroom #2 Downstairs - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Trickledown is near our vacation home, Wagmore. While we are not always there, we are ready to answer any questions or help in any way when we are in residence. Tucked Inn, on the other side of Trickledown, is also on VRBO. It has three bedrooms so there is the possibility of renting both which gives you five bedrooms if it is a larger group.

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