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Highlands Travel Blog2022-12-06T11:38:14-04:00
  • Published On: February 15, 2024

    North Carolina Day Trips from Highlands

    While you could easily spend your entire vacation exploring Highlands, we encourage you to get out and discover everything the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer. Plan a North Carolina day trip from your Highlands vacation rental and explore the charming mountain towns and state parks nearby. Whether you are interested in the outdoors, history, [...]

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  • Published On: January 15, 2024

    Mountain Theatre Company, Arts, & Culture in Highlands, NC

    Highlands, NC, may be known for its outdoor attractions, but our small town also has an impressive art scene. In fact, Highlands was named one of America’s Small-Town Art Places! From live performances at Mountain Theatre Company to art classes at The Bascom, there is something for everyone to discover. Stay with Highlands Vacation Rentals [...]

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  • Published On: December 15, 2023

    Your Guide to the Sapphire Valley Ski Resort

    When planning a ski vacation, your first thoughts are probably places like Aspen or Breckenridge. However, there is an incredible option right here in North Carolina. Found only a short drive away is Ski Sapphire Valley. This attraction is home to some of the best skiing in North Carolina. To help you make the most [...]

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  • Published On: November 28, 2023

    What to Do in Highlands, NC: Winter Edition

    Winter is right around the corner, and if you are looking for a charming mountain town to celebrate the season, look no further than Highlands! Are you wondering what to do in Highlands, NC, when the snow falls? Highlands Vacation Rentals has you covered, sharing our favorite winter pastimes, from skiing to snow tubing. Plan [...]

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  • Published On: October 16, 2023

    Your Guide to Downtown Highlands, NC

    With a population of just over 1,000 people, Highlands, NC, is the perfect destination for travelers seeking a quiet mountain retreat. After a day of outdoor exploration, downtown Highlands, NC, offers the perfect place to unwind. We invite you to stroll down the wide brick sidewalks, find the perfect souvenir at our local shops, and [...]

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  • Published On: September 22, 2023

    Plan a North Carolina Family Vacation

    There are endless possibilities for a North Carolina family vacation in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains! Take your family to the charming town of Highlands and immerse yourself in the great outdoors with adventures like nature walks, horseback riding, and ziplining. Or take the fun indoors with activities like go-kart tracks, laser tag, and gemstone [...]

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  • Published On: August 18, 2023

    Plan a North Carolina Fall Getaway in Highlands

    North Carolina fall is right around the corner; plan your getaway with Highlands Vacation Rentals and experience the magic of the season in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Allow the vibrant fall colors to serve as the backdrop for your unforgettable outdoor adventures, from scenic waterfall hikes to fly fishing amidst nature's splendid palette. Or plan [...]

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  • Published On: July 31, 2023

    5 of the Best Highlands, NC, Hiking Trails

    Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands offers one of the best North Carolina getaways for nature lovers! Hit the Highlands, NC, hiking trails and discover cascading waterfalls, mountain views, forests, and wildflower meadows near Highlands Vacation Rentals. Whether you are looking for family-friendly strolls or challenging mountain hikes, there is [...]

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  • Published On: June 16, 2023

    When and Where to See the Shadow of the Bear

    Have you heard of the Shadow of the Bear phenomenon that happens every fall in the Cashiers Highlands area? If you haven’t, you’ve come to the right place to learn why this phenomenon happens, when it occurs, and where to see it. Every fall, a unique shadow appears across Whiteside Mountain, forming the shape of [...]

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  • Published On: May 12, 2023

    Highlands NC Shopping Guide

    When on vacation, it’s easy to pick up what you need at big box stores, but we encourage you to shop local during your next North Carolina getaway! Whether you are looking for souvenirs, clothing, locally made art, or hiking gear, our Highlands, NC, shopping scene has something for everyone. Escape to the mountains with [...]

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