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Top 10 Hotels in Highlands

Easy Access and Just two Minutes to Main Street AND a Great Mountain View!
Cold Mountain Cabin-tucked Away at the Base of Hogback Mountain, by a Stream
Mirror Lake Red Door Guest House-on Mirror Lake and 1.2 Miles From Main Street!
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"This is a great place to stay for a few nights. Right on Franklin it was easy to find and close to all happenings in Highlands."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Mirror Lake Red Door Guest House-on Mirror Lake and 1.2 Miles From Main Street!
Romantic and Cozy Space for the Holidays in Highlands!
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Wonderful!

"A lovely studio apt. It had everything we needed-immaculate and great amenities. We loved relaxing in this “treehouse” type studio apt. Look forward to coming back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2018

Romantic and Cozy Space for the Holidays in Highlands!

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Four Seasons Private Suite on Chestnut Ridge in Highlands
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Beautiful Home!

"One of the most relaxing times we have had at a VRBO. This was part of a home, but very private and totally quiet. The back porch is even better than the picture. Wonderfully comfortable seating. We spent most of our time there. The bed was very comfortable and the property was immaculate. Oh , and ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Four Seasons Private Suite on Chestnut Ridge in Highlands
Mitchell's Lodge And Cottages
2 out of 5
264 Dillard Rd, Highlands, NC
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4.4/5Wonderful! (151 reviews)

"Cozy atmosphere, comfortable room, pleasant people."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Mitchell's Lodge And Cottages
Main Street Inn
3.5 out of 5
270 Main Street, Highlands, NC
$185
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.8/5Good! (56 reviews)

"This property originally built in the 1890s is difficult to navigate for guests with mobility problems. Due to irregular walking surfaces and lack of safe handrails, etc"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Main Street Inn
Fire Mountain Inn Cabins & Treehouses
3 out of 5
700 Happy Hill Rd, Box 2772, Scaly Mountain, Highlands, NC
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4.6/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)

"Matthew and Hiram provide a Quiet, restful environment, along with world class, amazing hospitality."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Fire Mountain Inn Cabins & Treehouses
Half-Mile Farm
4 out of 5
214 Half-Mile Dr., Highlands, NC
$290
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
5/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)

"Wow! What a place! Beautiful, serene, absolutely perfect! We will absolutely be back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Half-Mile Farm
Skyline Lodge and Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
470 Skyline Lodge Road, Highlands, NC
$143
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.7/5Good! (264 reviews)

"I loved the lodge setting in the beautiful mountains! We were disappointed that the pool had green water that the kids wouldn't swim in. The chottub was Too hot and we even turned the heat down twice. The food @ Altitudes was MAGNIFICENT!!!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Skyline Lodge and Restaurant
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Visiting Highlands

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Highlands, and visitors give high marks for the magnificent mountain views. Scenic and culturally-rich, this city also attracts tourists with its golf courses. A top sight in the city is Lake Jocassee.

  • There are 379 hotels and other accommodations in Highlands
  • The closest major airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 45.6 mi (73.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Highlands

Cultural venues in the city include Highlands Playhouse, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, and Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine, Jackson Hole Gem Mine, and Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine. The mountain views, waterfalls, and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty, and Lake Jocassee, Dry Falls, and Whitewater Falls are worth a visit.

In Highlands, you'll be able to select from 379 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Half-Mile Farm - This 4-star bed & breakfast in Highlands Hills features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • The Franklin Terrace - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms at this B&B. With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • The Park on Main - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and convenient parking.

A top sight in the surrounding area is Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, located 29.7 mi (47.8 km) from the city center.

Dressing for Highlands

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 64°F during the day and 23°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 35°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 84°F with nighttime averages of 48°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 73°F and nighttime averages of 24°F
  • Highlands gets about 54.15 inches of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 83°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 25°F

How much is a hotel in Highlands?

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