Soft Adventure and Refined, Relaxed Culture

Nestled in the pristine environment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands, NC, beckons you to slow down, relax and discover a pristine mountain playground in the Nantahala National Forest. From hiking trails, fishing, zip lining, swimming holes, and waterfalls to cultural attractions, stylish shopping, and award-winning dining, this bucolic mountain village is a refined but relaxed destination for vacations and weekend getaways. Hike to the top of Whiteside Mountain or watch the sun go down at Sunset Rock. Watch summer stock theater at Highlands Playhouse, nationally acclaimed music and theater at the Performing Arts Center, take an art class, and explore the galleries at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts. Take a canoe or paddle board out on our own Apple Lake or cast your fishing line in the stocked ponds at Half-Mile Farm. Start your North Carolina adventures at our luxury country inn for guests 18 and older.