In the heart of the Nantahala National Forest, surrounded by the peaks and valleys of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, lies the quaint mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina. Highlands is nestled at 4,118 feet on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, one of the highest towns east of the Rockies and one of the best small towns in the south!
The historic town of Highlands exudes mountain charm with a vibrant cultural arts scene, antique stores, high end boutiques, wine gardens, five-star spas and award-winning restaurants. Discover Highlands rich history on the Heritage trail, stroll through botanical gardens, shop for mountain treasures and soak up the small town charm of Highlands.
Highland’s top attractions await in the great outdoors! Take a scenic drive on the Waterfall Byway or trail through rainforests to cascading waterfalls and swimming holes, hike to the summit of Whiteside Mountain for spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, fly-fish the abundant waters, tee off on pristine golf courses and immerse yourself in endless outdoor adventures right on your doorstep!
Highlands is easy driving distance from Atlanta, Asheville and most of the Southeast, and only a short drive on scenic Highway 64 to the village of Cashiers. Highlands Vacation Rentals have been managing successful vacation rentals and welcoming visitors to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau for over 20 years and value both our guests and homeowners.