Highlands Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in Highlands

  • 103 Sailmaker Oceans Retreat
     2br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $505
  • Penny’s Zen Retreat
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $462
  • Luxury six bedroom estate home within walking distance of downtown Highlands, NC
    Excellent6br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $1,889
  • Mountains Laurel
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $255
  • ❤️WALK TO TOWN! Being IN TOWN is S’more fun!❤️
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $448
  • Sapphire Valley Country Club Condo
     Home/Apartment
    Booking.com
    From
    $59
  • NEW! Charming Cottage w/ Deck - 1.5 Mi to Downtown
     2br Cottage
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $371
  • Rover's Retreat
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $225

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Highlands Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • Peaceful Mountain Cabin in Sapphire Valley Resort
     4br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $396

Highlands Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • Studio PRIVATE Apt # 3- PRIME DOWNTOWN LOCATION!
    GoodHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $225
  • Highlands Cottage
     3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $424
  • Charming Single Story Close to Town
    GoodHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $325
  • The Cottage at TippyToe Falls
    Excellent2br Cottage
    Airbnb
    From
    $336

Highlands Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • Cozy 1BR Highlands Studio w/Private Patio!
     -1br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $272
  • BRAVE HEART CABIN
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $368
  • Beautiful Mountain Getaway
     2br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $160
  • Catspaw- Cozy Smoky Mountain Cabin, NC
     3br Cabin
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $331

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

Choose the perfect vacation rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast, Priceline and more. We have 721 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Highlands ranging from inexpensive options to luxury places to stay. If you are wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Highlands is just $79 per night. An average accommodation in Highlands costs on average $325 a night.

If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 393 accommodations in Highlands that have WiFi. 23 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 13 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Highlands? Then choose one of the 376 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 3 hotels and vacation rentals have a a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 175 pet-friendly places to stay in Highlands, so if you're traveling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

499 of our accommodations in Highlands have been reviewed and rated. 66% are rated great. 290 accommodations allow instant booking.

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