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Highlands Vacation Rentals

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 Index in Highlands

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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 April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
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 Weather in Highlands

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

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Vacation Rentals in Highlands

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more. Highlands has 600 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Highlands is available at $50 per night. A typical accommodation in Highlands costs on average $332 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Highlands, then you can choose from over 340 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 17 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 11 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Highlands, you'll want to pick from 320 places to stay that provide parking.

AllTheRooms has 152 pet-friendly places to stay in Highlands, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

In Highlands AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 7 providers, including 156 places to stay from VRBO, 51 accommodations from Airbnb and 51 places to stay from Homeaway.

393 of our accommodations in Highlands have been reviewed and rated. 64% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 227 places to stay right now.

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