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Lake Sequoyah, Highlands Rustic Lakefront in-Town Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Loft with 2 full-sized and 2 twin beds, 2 full Baths, sleeps 8

Peaceful rustic cabin situated on Lake Sequoyah in the popular resort town of Highlands, North Carolina. Just minutes from 3 live theatres and shopping district. Enjoy canoeing right from your own private dock. Incredible lake and mountain views can be seen from the cabin deck. Our elevation is over 4000 feet, which provides cool temps and clean, fresh air all year. It's minutes away from fabulous shopping, hiking, eating, and sight seeing.

The cabin features a large great room with a fireplace and dining area with picture windows overlooking the covered porch, generous sized deck and Lake Sequoyah. The private master bedroom and two baths are on the main level, with a large sleeping loft which accommodates 6 more people. The newly renovated kitchen is fully equipped.

Amenities include Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD Player, washer/dryer and gas BBQ grill. All linens, cooking and eating utensils provided.

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage with Dock

More Details

Lee Byers
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Lee Byers

Lee Byers, a full time Highlands resident of 14 years, worked in Highlands as a teenager at his father's clothing store and fell in love with the area. He's been around Highlands since he was 5 years old and can frequently be seen displaying custom leather and pearl jewelry at most art shows in town and throughout the southeast. He volunteers in and is part of the Highlands community.

Lee Byers purchased this cottage in 1948

Why Lee Byers chose Highlands

The Byers family built this cabin, and it has remained in and been maintained by the family so each generation could enjoy the wonders of Highlands and this cabin getaway. This location was chosen for its spectacular view and access to the lake and proximity to attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

The lake view, private dock, canoes, and sunset over the mountains are hard to beat. The large dining table has been host to many card games, family dinners, and relaxing times with friends. The rocking chairs on the porch provide a great way to enjoy the scenery while the steaks cook on the grill. The loft provides an open but separate area for 6 people to sleep.


Highlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms on main floor (2 showers and 1 tub)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double
    Loft - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds(2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), One master bedroom and one loft with three private sleeping areas
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lake and Mountain View, tranquil setting


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Lake Sequoyah, Highlands Rustic Lakefront in-Town Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Beaufort, SC

Gorgeous Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is far grander in person than in the photos. It is also very comfortable and the lake setting is serene yet spectacular. Lee is a true southern gentleman and a wealth of knowledge regarding the many dining and entertainment options that are very nearby. We were on a tight family wedding schedule so we weren't able to take full advantage of his suggestions, but we did love the amazing food at Mountain Air. Oh, and the downtown is beyond charming and is very close to the cabin. We are hoping to return later this summer or early in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a gem and owners were a pleasure to communicate with! Plenty of comfy seating to gather the family at night which is a bonus! Kitchen fully stocked. More than enough of whatever we needed. The view is amazing and the breeze off the lake was truly fireplace worthy on a July night! Great deck! Quiet private street. Within minutes from downtown Highlands but feels so secluded from it. We will be back! Pointers for cabin seekers: trek down to lake is steep and could be unsafe for younger children or elderly. Trek back up is challenging for the cardio challenged. Neighbors are close by but lovely people. Canoes were a huge bonus! Cabin was clean and comfortable. No negatives! Beautiful area and cabin!!! There is no central AC but we didn't need it in mid July! Highlands temps are typically much cooler than surrounding areas and add the breeze off the lake and it was heaven! We were literally cold at night with blankets.

You will love this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house on perfect setting!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this place justice. My family (me, my husband, two young girls - 9 & 11, and our two dogs) had the best quiet but fun family time at this house. We have been to Highlands, Cashiers and Scaly Mountain many times. We used to visit many times a summer when we lived in Atlanta. We moved to Destin about 6 years ago and since then, only get to NC about once or twice a year. We are so thrilled to have discovered this house! This will be our first pick going forward. My whole family loved this house and there's much more room for more to join us next time! There are many books and fun games at the house (including cards, the cutest checkerboard I have ever seen, Cranium, and many, many more) and a large picnic style table inside that accommodates dining or games with bigger groups. Outside is a grill, hook and loop game (which my daughters seemed to master!), adirondack chairs and outdoor dining set. We spent much of our time on the back deck with the most gorgeous view. I have photos of our girls every year at the same spots on some of the trails. Usually we are off hiking and seeing waterfalls (which there are many nearby), but this house sits right on Lake Sequoyah and we found it hard to leave the house and it's serene settings. The beds are very comfortable as well as the rocking chairs and couches inside. It was too warm to use the fireplace but we plan on visiting in the fall and I know we will love it. The house does not have A/C but even in mid-June we didn't need it. There was constantly a nice breeze as well as plenty of fans. We enjoyed having the windows open at night. Best of all was the owner. He went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed, and then some. He lives in the area and is easily reachable should you need anything at all. He checked on us mid-visit just to make sure everything was going well and that we were having a great time. Of course we were. We would recommend this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outing, MN


  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful cabin in mountains with a spectacular view of Lake Sequoyah. This is secluded and perfect for relaxing. Hiking trails and beautiful water falls are nearby as well as the town of Highlands with unique shops and many restaurants. We enjoyed a blue grass band at the Ugly Dog Café. This cabin has a cozy living room, comfortable beds and everything you need. This was our first trip to the area and we want to return. We would highly recommend this cabin to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX


  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet, peaceful place in the mountains with comfortable beds, a well-equipped kitchen, a warm, cozy living room, and a large deck directly overlooking beautiful Lake Sequoyah, look no further---this cabin's for you!

It's secluded and private and perfect for relaxng, yet just a short distance from great hiking trails, breathtaking waterfalls, and the charming town of Highlands with its many restaurants and unique shopping. You can be as idle or as busy as you choose to be.

The only negative is that after several days, we had to pack up and leave. This was our first trip to this area, and we can't wait to return. We would, without hesitation, recommend this cabin to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zimmerman, MN

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Highlands. Loved going into Highlands to shop and loved being at the cabin. Beautiful and peaceful

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your kind words about our cabin and we hope you will consider staying with us again and make us your home away from home. You were certainly the kind of guests we would love to have many times over.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ugly Dog
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Highlands Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

2 Grommen canoes on sun dock available for guest use--take trail from porch to explore the lake or catch some fish from canoe.

Boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, ice cream and events are only a mile and half away on main street, Highlands.

Must see Whiteside Mountain (family loop hike to breathtaking scenery), Glenn Falls (walk through the woods), Dry Falls (see what it's like to stand inside a waterfall), Bridal Vail Falls, Chattooga River Gorge, mountain laurel, and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
pets $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.