Destination guide

Explore the majestic setting in Highlands

Enjoy the live music and other features of Highlands. Renowned for its hiking, waterfalls and mountain views, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

How to get to and around Highlands

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 45.6 mi (73.5 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Highlands?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,020 holiday lettings around Highlands. From 325 cottages to 528 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Highlands?

Cool fresh air, dramatic vistas and quality time in the arms of Mother Nature. If you're hoping to recharge and revitalize, an alpine retreat is just what you need. HomeAway has no less than 540 mountain holiday rentals available. Alternatively, you might like trying another style of setting. HomeAway has no lack of options to pick from, including:

  • 221 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 144 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 140 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Highlands?

If you're searching for a home away from home this holiday, renting a house is a great idea. You and your group will have loads of space for all sorts of getaway activities. There are 528 houses listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £44 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Cabin: 228 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Cottage: 97 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.
  • Condo: 50 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £65 per night.

Can I stay in Highlands in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than being somewhere completely new with friends and family. The best news is HomeAway has places suitable for big groups. Why not have a squiz at the 153 house holiday rentals featured here? They're the leading option for big groups of visitors. Rental properties around the area that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 304 rental properties ideal for that size. Stay a night from just £65.
  • Looking for a holiday property for 8 people? We have 196 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as £88 a night.
  • Hunting down rental properties to suit 10 guests? You'll be glad to find out we have 104 that'll be perfect. You can score one for as little as £68 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your uncle, your grandma and all your friends to Highlands.

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