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Highlands Audubon Society 
 
Highlands Nature Center  Highlands Biological Station. The Trail for Sunset Rocks is located across the street and include beautiful mountain and valley views. The Nature Center has an Amphitheatre and lake. 
 
Highland's Historical Society  The Highlands Historical Society's Historic Village is located at 524 N. 4th Street in Highlands, North Carolina. It is composed of the House-Trapier-Wright Home ("the Prince House"), the Highlands Historical Museum and Archives, and Bug Hill Cottage. The House-Trapier-Wright Home is the oldest existing house in Highlands, built in 1877 by millwright Arthur House, and serves as a living history museum. 
 
Highlands/Cashiers Chamber Music Festival  From July through early September 20 - 25 concerts are performed with world-class musicians. Performances  Friday - Monday 
 
 
Highlands NC Visitor Guide
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Nearby cities:
Cashiers, Sapphire Valley Lake Glenville , Franklin
Highlands NC accommodations range from range from historic inns and quaint bed and breakfasts to hotels and cabins. Golf, mountain  hiking, biking, canoeing and river rafting are some of the area's main attractions. Highlands is known for the quality of its cultural activities and its charming downtown shops. The Highlands Playhouse is an equity theater with four or five productions during the summer season. Highlands NC restaurants are among the finest in Western North Carolina - and that's quite an accomplishment! 
 
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Highlands NC cabins, vacation rentals
 
lakeside cottage rental with beautiful views and private dock Luxury Lakefront Cottage - 3 bedrooms and sleeping loft, 2 baths. Lovely lake view, decks with rockers and dining, grill, lakeside hammock, dock with canoe, swimming, fishing. Fireplace, WIFI, firepit for campfires. $195 - $240 night, $1350 - $2300 week.
         See cottage photos and rental details
enjoy the view of the golf course and mountains Vacation rental overlooking the Highlands Falls Country Club - 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 6. Perched high above the 5th green and recently renovated. 2 decks, wood-burning fireplace, 2-car garage, all king beds, jetted bathtub. Gated community.  $350 night, $2300 week
         see photos and check availability
 
peaceful mountain view from this cozy cabin Cozy Cabin with mountain view - 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6. Fireplace, piano, Internet. Secluded and peaceful in wooded setting with view of Whiteside mountain. From $85 night, $431 - $540 week.
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views, views and more views with this special home rentalUnique rental home with panoramic views of 3 states - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8. Fireplace, decks, gas grill, WIFI. Top of the mountain and top of the line throughout. Borders Forest Service property with easy access to trails with more incredible views. $1950 -$2200 week.    Check availability
 
vacation rental in Highlands Falls Country Club Highlands Falls Country Club rental - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Mountain views, fireplace, pets considered. $195 night, $950 week.
                  Check for availability
 
beautiful mountain views from all three levels Tri-level cabin with breath-taking views - 3+ bedrooms, 5 baths, sleeps 8. Open and covered decks, fireplace, easy paved access, HDTV, WIFI, gas grill, pets considered.  $1800 week.
               Get details and availability
 
charming Highlands rentals a short walk to downtown A short walk to downtown Highlands - 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps up to 6. Charm and privacy with gas log fireplace, covered porch, gas grill, jetted bathtub, cable TV, Internet, easy access.  $295 night, $1495 week  
         Check current rental availability 
 
Peaceful wooded setting only 2 miles to downtown Highlands Peace and quiet 2 miles to Highlands - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 6. Open deck with wooded mountain view, stone wood-burning fireplace, gas grill, split bedrooms all on one level, Internet, Pet Friendly. $250 night, $1300 week.     See photos and availability
 
upscale vacation rental minutes from downtown Highlands Upscale mountainside vacation home - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 7. Covered and open decks with fireplace and hot tub, great room fireplace, 2 master suites, gas grill, WIFI. Private community with pond and gazebo only 7 minutes to downtown Highlands. $265 - $335 night, $1250 - $1795 week.  See photos and availability
 
  Walking distance to downtown
enjoy mountain views walking distance to downtown
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 8. Enjoy privacy and long range mountain views less than a mile from downtown Highlands. Fireplace, open and covered decks, grill, WIFI. Pets considered. $199 - $250 night, $950 - $1250 week. 
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Betty Holt, Meadows Mtn. Realty, 2334 Cashiers Rd., Highlands NC    828-526-4101
The Chambers Agency, REALTORS & Vacation RENTALS 401 N Fifth St., Highlands NC 
 
Highlands Inns,  Lodges, B&Bs
Mountaintop retreat with incredible views Fire Mountain Inn, Treehouses, Cabins - 15 accommodations at a 4000+ foot elevation with incredible mountain views. Inn and Treehouse guests enjoy a full complimentary breakfast and cabin guests may choose fireplaces, hot tubs, full kitchens. Packages are offered.
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Highlands Luxury Inn and Spa Old Edwards Inn and Spa - accommodations include champagne arrival, evening turndown, 24-hour business center, 24-hour Butler’s pantry with Dove Bars, fresh fruit and non-alcoholic beverages. Room service, concierge, WIFI. Full onsite Spa services, onsite restaurant, planned events. Located in downtown Highlands.
           Check for best rates and availability
 
Inn and cabins on 14 beautiful acres The Inn at Half Mile Farm - country suites and private cabins, some with fireplaces, jetted tubs, private decks, mountain views. Rates include a full, hot breakfast and early evening hors d'oeuvres and wine, Outdoor pool and patios, lake and ponds on 14 acres.
                  Get best rates and dates
 
Wonderful mountain views at this quaint mountain lodge Skyline Lodge and Restaurant with beautiful mountain views -  47 guest rooms with balcony and WIFI, some pet friendly. Outdoor pool, tennis, fitness facilities. Complimentary breakfast.
                     Rates begin at $98 
 
Step back in time with this highly rated Highlands Bed and Breakfast  4-1/2 Street Inn -  10 guest rooms with luxury linens and fluffy robes, WIFI. Full gourmet breakfast included, homemade cookies, wine and hors d'oeuvres served every afternoon. Morning paper, outdoor hot tub. Stroll the grounds or bicycle into town. Open Mar - Nov.
               Check rates and availability 
 
      Highlands Inn (downtown)
Historic Highlands Inn downtown 31 guest rooms with private baths. Built in the 1880s and restored for today's comforts with complimentary breakfast. Prime location on Main Street in downtown Highlands.

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The Chandler Inn
Colonial Pines
Highlands House Bed and Breakfast
Highlands Suite Hotel
The Main Street Inn
Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages
 
Highlands Campgrounds, RV Parks, Camping
River Village Mountain Vista 
 
 
 Restaurants, Entertainment in or near Highlands
Cyprus Restaurant    470 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC
Kelsey Place at Highland Inn  Corner of 4th & Main St., Highlands, NC 
Madison's   445 Main Street, Highlands NC
On the Veranda Restaurant  1536 Highlands Rd, Highlands, NC
Skyline Lodge, Restaurant and Lounge   470 Skyline Lodge Road, Highlands, NC
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro  474 Main Street,  Highlands, NC 
The Highlands Playhouse  is "the" place for entertainment. The Playhouse hires professionals and theatre students from select colleges that are the top in their class, and even some “locals” for spice. The Playhouse's reputation continues to grow.  It is listed each year in the New York Times.  In 1995 a major national magazine rated it among the top ten summer theatres in the country. 
 
Highlands  NC Shops, Services
 
Acorn's   465 Main Street, Highlands, NC 
The Bird Barn  Highlands, NC 
Carolina Eyes   114 North 4th Street, Highlands, NC 
Drakes Diamond Gallery of Highlands   152 South Second Street, Highlands NC 
The Hen House and The Speckled Hen  488 East Main Street, Highlands NC 
Highlands Decorating Center   330 Dillard Rd, Highlands NC
Highlands Gem Shop   201 South 4th Street, Highlands, NC
Highlands Interiors   122 North Drive, Highlands, NC 
Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry  388 Main Street, Highlands NC 
Highland Hiker   East Main Street, Highlands NC 
Jackson Hole Trading Post   Hwy 64 between Franklin and Highlands
McCulley's Cashmere   242 South 4th Street, Highlands, NC 
Mountain Fresh Grocery   Highlands, NC 
Nancy's Fancys and The Exchange  Highlands NC
Rosenthal's  Town Square - Main St, Highlands, NC 
Stone Lantern   395 Main Street, Highlands, NC
Xtreme Threads  342 Main Street, Highlands, NC 
 
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Events in or near Highlands
10/24,28,29    Family Halloween Movies at the
                          Highlands Playhouse

                              Ongoing Events:
Bascom Art Center  Exhibits and Events, workshops and classes year around.
Highlands Biological Center  Nature and Outdoor Activities
Highlands Playhouse and Theatre   Live productions and cinema
Martin Lipscomb  Performing Arts Center  performing arts events 
for more NC events see the Events Calendar
 
Map of Highlands NC

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Sports, Outdoor Activities
 
Highlands Canoe Rentals 1536 Franklin Road
Highlands Falls Country Club
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Scaly Mountain Trout Farm
Whitewater Equestrian Center 
Highlands area Attractions
Panthertown_Valley_Western_North_Carolina Panthertown Valley  is one of the most spectacular areas in the southeast with cascading waterfalls, trout streams, panoramic views, sheer granite cliffs, the headwaters of the Tuckaseigee River and the east fork of Little Tennessee River. This 6,300 acre backcountry area in Nantahala National Forest offers visitors a wide variety of places to explore and has become a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, rock climbers, anglers, school groups, summer camps, scout troops, ornithologists, etc. 
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Highlands Art Galleries, Crafts
The Bascom Fine Art Center is an important cultural resource for the Western North Carolina region and its many residents and visitors. The Fine Art Center is a not-for-profit art center now located 323 Franklin Road in at Highlands NC. For over twenty years The Bascom - Louise Gallery / Highlands Visual Art Center has been the only non-profit visual art center in Highlands.  From humble beginnings in the Hudson Library as a room to display regional art, the Bascom has evolved into a dynamic visual art center with a six building six acre campus with diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and cultural experiences. Exhibits and educational programs operate year around with season hours, Tuesday - Saturday. Check the website for exact times and dates. 
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Art League of Highlands NCa>  is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 on the principle that visual artists need mutual support as they become increasingly creative. The League hosts a variety of local exhibits and events throughout the year in Highlands and supports originality in adults and children – with special emphasis toward serving the children the Highlands Plateau. 
John Collette Fine Art a variety of genres by local and national artists of repute working in innovative as well as time-honored techniques. These include both emerging artists who continue to grow and explore new frontiers, as well as established painters and sculptors whose works are part of major private and public collections. 381 Main Street, Highlands NC 
La Caginina Gallery offers a collection of serious as well as whimsical art in a wide range of media: watercolor and oil paintings, lacquer panels, decorative trompe l'oeil furniture, enamels, wood carvings, floor cloths, and woven scarves. Henry La Cagnina was one of the original WPA artists in Key West, FL and his son, David, has developed his own unique style and techniques from a family of generations of Italian artists 
Find more NC Artists here
 
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