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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

cabins, cottages, vacation rentals

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Highlands Resource links:
Highlands Weather Forecast Highlands Chamber
Highlands Internet Directory 
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.
         See cottage photos and rental details
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.
            See cabin photos and availability
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   See photos, details and heck 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.   
         Check current rental availability 
Betty Holt, Meadows Mtn Realty, 2334 Cashiers Rd, Highlands 828-526-4101
The Chambers Realty & Vacation Rentals  - a wide variety of professionally managed vacation rentals.  401 N Fifth St. in Highlands NC 
Country Club Properties- Vacation rentals throughout Highlands area
Fire Mountain- mountaintop cabins and lodge-type luxury rentals in Highlands
Highlands Rentals  - Lakeview classic 3 bedroom cottage rental
Highlands Resort Rentals   Choose from 6 different vacation rentals
Luxury Lakefront Cottages luxury lakefront vacation rentals near Highlands
Mitchell's Lodge  & Cottages family owned classic cottage and lodge rentals
Skyline Inn Rental Cabins 2-3 bd cabin rentals, Lodge mountain view grounds
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.
                  Get details and availability
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.
               Get details and book online 
The Chandler Inn   790 North 4th Street Highlands, NC
Colonial Pines   541 Hickory Street, Highlands NC
Highlands Inn   Corner of 4th and Main St. Highlands NC
Highlands House Bed and Breakfast   101 Potter Lane Highlands NC
The Main Street Inn   270 Main Street Highlands NC
Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages   264 Dillard Road, Highlands NC
Highlands Campgrounds, RV Parks, Camping
River Village Mountain Vista   20 River Vista Dr, Dillard GA
 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
3/13-15       Our State Magazine Weekend 
4/27-29      Annual Annual Three River Fly
                     Fishing Festival
6/7-10        Annual Highlands Motoring

6/24-25      Village Square Art and Craft Show 
7/7-8          Annual Bascom in Bloom Garden

8/26-27      Village Square Art and Craft Show
10/31         Highlands Downtown All Hallows Eve
11/9-12     Highlands 11th Annual Culinary
11/25         Highlands Annual Tree Lighting
12/2           Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas
12/8-9       The Best Christmas Pagent Ever
12/9           Santa in the Park
12/16        Santa in the Park
12/24        New Year's Dinner at Wolfgang's

12/31        New Year's Dinner at Wolfgang's

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                              Ongoing Events:
Bascom Art Center  Exhibits and Events, workshops and classes year around.br /> 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
Adventure Depot (rent canoes or bikes)
828 743-2052 or 828 507-0174
Highlands Falls Country Club
1 Club Dr. Highlands, NC
Highland Hiker
601 Main St, Highlands NC
547 Main Street, Highlands NC
561 Main Street, Highlands NC
47 Highway 107 South, Cashiers NC

Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
7420 Dillard Road, Scaly Mountain NC
Scaly Mountain Trout Farm
218 Buck Knob Rd Scaly Mtn, NC
Whitewater Equestrian Center 
1350 Hwy. 281 South, Sapphire, NC
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.  
Art League of Highlands NC  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. 
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