Highlands Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in Highlands

  • Mountain Laurel Tree House
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $355
  • Walk To Town 3 bedroom spacious home
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $430
  • Penny’s Zen Retreat
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $641
  • Luxury six bedroom estate home within walking distance of downtown Highlands, NC
    Excellent6br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $2,511
  • Mountains Laurel
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $253
  • ❤️WALK TO TOWN! Being IN TOWN is S’more fun!❤️
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $509
  • Walnut Cove
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $185
  • NEW! Charming Cottage w/ Deck - 1.5 Mi to Downtown
     2br Cottage
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $329

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Highlands Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • Laurel Lodge minuets from tubing, zip lines!
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $246

Highlands Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Family Friendly Highlands Hideaway
    Excellent4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $367
  • In-town Highlands getaway
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $266
  • Wright on Main!
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $283
  • Highlands Cottage
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $367

Highlands Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • BRAVE HEART CABIN
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $368
  • Cindy's Island - Riverfront fun!
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $309
  • Beautiful Mountain Getaway
     2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $166
  • Mountain Lake Cabin on Lake Glenville
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $625

Highlands Travel Guide

Highlands is the perfect ourdoorsy vacation that everyone needs to reconnect with nature. This small town boasts a stunning location in the Nantahala National Forest, which lies in the Appalachian Mountains. From hiking and biking to fishing, there are recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy. Meanwhile, the downtown area of Highlands also offers retail therapy, with antique and boutique stores, as well as art galleries. In addition, there are some amazing restaurants in town, from fine dining experiences to casual and relaxed pubs.

Things to Do in Highlands

There are a lot of beautiful waterfalls that tourists love to visit in the Nantahala National Forest. This includes the Bridal Veil Falls, which is 45-feet tall and visitors are able to walk behind the falls. Another top spot is Cullasaja Falls, which is part of the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway. Tourists also love to see the Shadow of the Bear, which is an image that emerges on Whiteside Mountain. One of the best places to fish in Highlands is at Harris Lake in Cliffside Lake Recreation Area. This provides the opportunity to catch rainbow trout and brown trout.

Best Time to Visit Highlands

The best times to visit Highlands is during the spring, summer and fall months.

Price and Availability in Highlands

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Highlands tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Highlands tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Highlands is in August, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Highlands is in the high season in July. Highlands has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Highlands

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Highlands. The hottest month in Highlands is July, when temperatures peak at 90 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Highlands is August with 6.91 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.67 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Highlands

Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast, Priceline and more at AllTheRooms.com. Highlands has 761 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Highlands is just $20 a night. An average accommodation in Highlands costs on average $320 a night.

If you have to have internet access during your stay in Highlands, then you can choose from over 217 accommodations that have WiFi internet. We have 24 accommodations that include a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 7 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Highlands? Then choose one of the 215 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 4 vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi

If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to choose one of the 79 pet-friendly accommodations available.

520 of the accommodations in Highlands have been reviewed and rated. 67% are rated great. 306 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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