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Top 2022 Events in Highlands

Highlands is a quaint mountain town nestled in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Voted one of the “Best Small Towns in the South”, Highlands is a bucket-list vacation destination with an abundance of natural beauty, things to do, and coveted music and culinary festivals that draw crowds year-round. [Read More...]

Favorite Holiday Events & Activities

A Christmas vacation in Highlands offers visitors the best of both worlds – world-class arts, culture and music, an exceptional culinary scene and endless outdoor adventures. Whether you’re planning to chase waterfalls or indulge in life’s little luxuries you get to experience Smoky Mountain holiday traditions in Highlands. [Read More...]

July 4th Celebration in Highlands

Celebrate the 4th of July is the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains with a summer vacation to Highlands, NC. [Read More...]

What to do in Highlands

There’s a lot of different hikes and waterfalls to see in Highlands so we wanted to share some of the Highlands Vacation Rentals team favorites! [Read More...]

Wild Thyme Restaurant in Highlands, NC

Enjoy warm, friendly and courteous service while dining indoors or outdoors under the stars at Wild Thyme Restaurant in Highlands [Read More...]

Ristorante Paoletti in Highlands

Ristorante Paoletti has been a Highlands favorite since 1984 and is a fantastic choice for an intimate dinner and world-class wines. [Read More...]

Fantastic Dining in Highlands, NC

Explore the top cafes, restaurants and bars in and around Highlands with a diversity of delicious options for your vacation in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. [Read More...]

US64 Headed to Highlands

There’s something mystical about mountains, flowing rocky streams, and moss covered rocky paths and you’ll find that in abundance in Highlands.[Read More...]

Highlands Police Department

The Highlands Police Department is the finest at the 4118 and their door is always open to visitors to Highlands! [Read More...]

Welcome to the Ugly Dog Pub

The Ugly Dog has hand crafted cocktails, regional beers and elevated pub food served at cozy, classic taverns in the towns of Highlands and Cashiers.[Read More...]

Dine at Wolfgangs

Award-winning Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro offers an intimate and relaxed dining experience conveniently located on Main Street in historic downtown Highlands. [Read More...]

Brookings Fly Fishing Outfitters

Brookings is a fly fishing outfitter in Cashiers, NC that has become a destination for anglers to experience what WNC fly fishing is all about with guided trips and fly shops in Highlands and Cashiers. [Read More...]

Explore Highlands with Highlands Excursions

Explore the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with local expert guide Justin Kingland of Highland Excursions. [Read More...]

Highlands Aerial Park

Highlands Aerial Park is an adventure park with zip lines, canopy tours, family challenges and excitement for all ages. [Read More...]

Highlands Motoring Festival

Here’s the scoop on the annual Highlands Motoring Festival. [Read More...]

The 6 Most Stunning North Carolina Waterfalls

Between the mountains and the beach, there’s plenty to get you and your family outdoors. But have you considered visiting one of the many waterfalls in our great state?[Read More...]

Exceptional Summit Views of Whiteside Mountain

Whiteside Mountain’s enormous, sheer rock faces rise high above the nearby town of Highlands and boast exceptional summit views. [Read More...]

See the Shadow of the Bear in Highlands

On clear sunny days for about three weeks each fall, the eagerly anticipated and somewhat mystical Shadow of the Bear emerges slowly from behind Whiteside Mountain in Western North Carolina. [Read More...]

Madison’s Restaurant at The Old Edwards Inn

A roaring fire and champagne greet you as you enter the area’s premiere 4-star Old Edwards Inn and Spa taking you up in its magical embrace. [Read More...]

The Rustic yet Refined Mountain Town of Highlands

Highlands is a quiet mountain retreat about three hours away from the big-city bustle of Atlanta and four hours from Charlotte, it’s rustic, refined and full of charm. [Read More...]