Where to stay around Highlands?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 978 holiday lettings near Highlands. From 509 houses to 217 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Highlands is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Highlands?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Highlands:

  • Wildwood Mountain: 18 holiday homes
  • Village Walk: 55 holiday homes
  • Highlands Falls: 40 holiday homes
  • Mirror Lake: 111 holiday homes
  • Highlands Hills: 91 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Highlands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Highlands. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Highlands Biological Station: 1,178 holiday lettings
  • Dry Falls: 1,182 holiday lettings
  • Whiteside Mountain: 1,137 holiday lettings
  • Highlands Art Gallery: 1,175 holiday lettings
  • The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts: 1,173 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Highlands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Highlands?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 509 houses in Highlands. Our other popular types of Highlands holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 217 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 93 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 44 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Highlands?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 254 holiday homes with pool available in Highlands. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Highlands, USA your home away from home

    Anyone looking for a beautiful holiday destination in the United States of America should stay at Highlands in North Carolina. This lovely scenic location offers lots for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, lodges, cabins, chalets and B&Bs.

    Things to do on holiday to Highlands, USA

    A holiday in Highlands provides visitors with many things to do at any time of the year with some wonderful scenery to explore by hiking, cycling and horse riding. In the winter months holidaymakers can head to the Great Smoky Mountains for some skiing, sledding and snowboarding. Various watersports are available in the warmer months such as swimming, canoeing and white water rafting. Fly fishing is also very popular on the Chattooga River. There are several excellent golf courses in Highlands including Cullasaja Country Club and Highlands Country Club. Other popular activities here include climbing and mountain biking. Highlands has some excellent restaurants and bars serving a wide variety of dishes. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink from local stores and markets.

    Places to visit on holiday to Highlands, USA

    Holidaymakers staying in Highlands will find some fascinating and beautiful places to visit in and around the town including the lovely waterfalls. Highlands has some excellent visitor attractions such as The Bascom Center for Visual Arts and the Museum, which has exhibitions about past times in the town. About an hour’s drive away is the fascinating Cherokee, where visitors can learn all about the history and culture of the Indians. The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery and the Cherokee Indian Reservation as well as Santa’s Land Fun Park and Zoo are all to be found in Cherokee. Another interesting museum is the Mountain Farm Museum at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Weather in Highlands, USA

    The weather is hottest in June, July and August with average air temperatures of about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest time of the year is January when the average air temperature is 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Officially the hurricane season extends from June to November, but years may pass without this area being impacted by hurricanes. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the year with the wettest months usually August and September with 6 to 6.5 inches per month.

    Travel to Highlands, USA

    Asheville Area Regional Airport (AVL) is approximately one hour and 30 minute’s drive from Highlands. Flights arrive here from a few major U.S airports including Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), New York-LaGuardia (LGA) and Philadelphia (PHL) amongst others. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National/Alamo are car rental firms located at the airport. Overseas visitors can fly to Charlotte International Airport (CLT) and get a connecting flight to Asheville Area. Flights arrive at Charlotte from Frankfurt (FRA), London-Gatwick (LGW), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) as well as many major U.S airports.

    Activities and attractions in and around Highlands

    Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Highlands a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Highlands Country Club (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
    • Old Edwards Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
    • Scaly Mountain Ski Area (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
    • Highlands Aerial Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
    • Sky Valley Resort (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
    • High Falls Trail (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Highlands

    Travellers love Highlands for its beautiful waterfalls and magnificent mountain views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Highlands is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Highlands Biological Station (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
    • Cliffside Lake Recreation Area (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
    • Whiteside Mountain (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
    • The Village Green (6.8 mi / 11 km)
    • Lake Glenville (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
    • Ralph J. Andrews County Park (9.9 mi / 16 km)