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Forest Retreat 4BR: Serene Haven borders Natl Forest 3mi from Main St Highlands

Forest Retreat 4BR: Serene Haven borders Natl Forest 3mi from Main St Highlands

Forest Retreat 4BR: Serene Haven borders Natl Forest 3mi from Main St Highlands

4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 8 Highlands

Main Level - Main Bedroom

1 King

Main Level - Guest Bedroom 1

1 Queen

Downstairs - Guest Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Downstairs - Guest Bedroom 3

2 Twin

Escape to the tranquil embrace of the Nantahala National Forest at Forest Retreat. Located just 3.3 miles from charming Highlands, this spacious vacation home offers a peaceful respite for families and extended groups. Savor your morning coffee to a chorus of birdsong amongst the towering trees from the spacious elevated deck that wraps around the back of the house. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and over 3,300 square feet, Forest retreat offers plenty of space for families and groups to escape together in one restful home.
The interior of Forest Retreat features a large, open floorplan with a great room featuring a vaulted ceiling, polished wood floors, and a cozy wood-burning fireplace complete with a gas starter to relax by a warm, crackling fire. Floor to ceiling windows offers uninterrupted views of the forest’s majesty while the spacious master suite is an oasis of relaxation, featuring a jetted whirlpool bath tub for a relaxing hydro massage to unwind after a day of exploring all the nearby hikes, waterfalls, or charming boutiques and restaurants of Highlands.
Forest Retreat remains connected, offering smart TVs, You-tube TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi service, perfect for streaming your favorite shows or sharing vacation photos and videos.
Additional facts about Forest Retreat:
• Located on 1.2 acres on a private, well maintained gravel road 2/3 of a mile from the nearest highway.
• Bordered on two sides by the Nantahala National Forest.
• Accessibility: there are twelve steps, all of which have railings, to enter the main floor; the shower in the hall bathroom on the main floor has grab-bars.
• Has two great rooms; one on each level.
• The fully furnished kitchen offers everything you need.
• Large deck offers a gas grill, outside dining, a hammock and multiple seating areas.
• Ping-pong table in the garage offers family fun.
• Pet-friendly home features a fenced yard, and pet food bowls.
• Two DVD players and numerous movies; several different board games and puzzles.
• Parking for four cars.
• A winter view of distant ridgelines.
• Original artwork adorns the walls including a local Highlands artist.
Book your Forest Retreat today and experience the perfect blend of nature, comfort, and convenience!

*This is an animal friendly property. Pets must be approved and a pet fee is required.*

**The Rates listed on this page are for the whole 4 bedroom/3 bath house. To inquire about renting just the upper level, please see the 2bedroom/2 bath listing or call our office. Individual Levels are never rented to two separate parties.**

[All of the homes managed by Highlands Vacation Rentals have wifi internet access(speeds may vary based on different providers), basic kitchenware & dishes, linens provided, and a starter set of amenities including: 2 toilet paper rolls per bathroom + A set of personal shampoo, conditioner, hand & body soap (also per bathroom), 2 paper towel rolls, a few kitchen trash bags, a kitchen sponge, some dish soap and a couple of dishwasher and laundry detergent pods. ]

** Please be advised that the Convenience fee is the credit card processing fee for the reservation. If you wish to avoid this fee, you may still place your reservation but will need to call the office at 828-526-9999 and pay by echeck **

Essentials

  • Bed Linens
  • Linens Provided
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Towels
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Shampoo
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Kitchen
  • Private Entrance
  • Washer

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining table
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Gas Cooktop

Home Safety

  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher

Leisure

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching

Local

  • Hospital
  • Fitness Center

Sports

  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Themes

  • Family

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Television
  • Smart TV
  • Live Programming (via Streaming Service)

Facility

  • Garage
  • Free Parking

Logistics

  • Long Term Stays Allowed

Location

  • Rural

Outdoor

  • Uncovered Deck
  • Fenced Yard

Fireplaces

  • Indoor Woodburning Fireplace

Outdoor Grill

  • Gas Grill
LEAVE A REVIEW
October 16, 2021 - Manual Entry

VRBO Review - "Lovely Place"

by Nina H

Good service from Highlands vacation rentals. Place is beautiful but it’s 15 minutes from town because the drive is partly unpaved. Would need SUV in winter to access, and don’t bring your sports car!

July 31, 2021 - Website

Review from Sam

by Sam

Loved it and will choose it again. Large open area for family time. Wall of windows to see forest. Large Deck across the back with places to sit and enjoy the woodsVery helpful. I asked for help to find public golf courses (I searched and didnt find anything satisfactory). They found a list of public golf courses and we had a great day on the course

July 28, 2021 - Website

Review from Jason

by Jason

Everyone was nice.. Good experience overall.

May 31, 2021 - Website

Review from Ron

by Ron

Trip to the mountains. This cabin offered a quiet place in the woods, plenty of room, and many amenities. Numerous trails and nearby Highlands provided options for the family. We loved it.

December 27, 2020 - Website

Review from Jamie

by Jamie
November 29, 2020 - Website

Review from Shannon

by Shannon

Forest Retreat was truly that. It was tucked away from Highlands -true serenity - but if you wanted to have amazing restaurants and great shopping town was only 2 miles away. The house is well equipped for a family of 5 (and even more). We made a fire every night and the living room was one of our favorite places. We already want to book again!Lauren was great to work with and advised us on the house- she was helpful and kind and top notch! We will be back

November 8, 2020 - Website

Review from Ada

by Ada

Great stay!!! This property is great and very reasonably priced!! Ample space for two small families to share the space without being on top of each other. Super well kept and clean! Highly recommend!!

October 25, 2020 - Website

Review from Susan

by Susan

Loved it! Lori was wonderful to work with and was kind enough to meet us at the house to check the internet and combo lock on the door.

October 25, 2020 - Website

Review from Susan

by Susan

Loved it! Lori was wonderful to work with and was kind enough to meet us at the house to check the internet and combo lock on the door.

October 16, 2020 - Manual Entry

VRBO Review - "1st Time in Highlands, will come back"

by Liz N

very clean, tons of room and amenities were abundant.

October 13, 2020 - Website

Review from Linda

by Linda
September 21, 2020 - Website

Review from Tracy

by Tracy

It was the most tranquil and quiet place to get away from all the noise of life!We appreciated the late check out

January 3, 2020 - Website

Review from Nathaniel

by Nathaniel

The only problem we had is that sometimes the entry hard to see at night in the rain. Maybe a brighter sign. We would have stayed another week but someone beat us to the punch for a 4 day stay.

January 2, 2020 - Website

Review from Ana Maria

by Ana Maria

Great stay! We had a wonderful stay here! The split level allowed for my sisters family and my family to have our own space while still being together (note, you have to specifically ask for the other level). The priority was cleaned right before we arrived! The kitchen was well stocked. The view in the winter allowed us to see the mountains and sunset through the trees. The property is on a remote one lane road with several houses along it but far enough away you feel secluded. They had a Christmas tree set up for us which was such a nice surprise! The downtown as well as multiple small hikes and beautiful waterfalls were within a few minutes drive. We look forward to coming back soon!

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