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Vacation rentals in Highlands

There are 330 vacation rentals near Highlands for all manner or mood of travel, availability of time off, and size of budget. So, if you are hoping for an affordable Highlands vacation, you can find 10% rentals under $150/night. Or if you are willing to splurge on a luxury vacation in Highlands, there are 33 between $519 and $1,603/night. Whether you are sleeping by yourself or with a significant other, or are travelling with a group of 52 there are short term home and apartment rentals in Highlands to fit your vacation needs. The most popular types of short-term rental homes in Highlands are houses, cabins and condos. Highlands has been a frequently searched travel destination this year and continues to grow in popularity. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of vacation rental availability from leading travel sites like VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner), Homeaway,, and many more. Search your travel dates to find available Highlands vacation homes for your trip.

Where is Highlands

Highlands, NC, rests at 4,000 feet in elevation in the Nantahala National Forest. This small town in Macon County offers cool weather, local attractions, and surrounding mountain vista views. See why Highlands is a super travel destination any time of year.

Quick Guide to Highlands

History, art, culture, and adventure are what entice visitors to this mountain town. If you're looking for a place to stay, consider downtown as a base camp or a quieter setting in a mountain cabin.
  • Downtown Highlands: Downtown has local shops, restaurants, artisans showcasing their work, festivals and a farmers' market on weekends. Stroll along the Highlands Heritage Trail that runs through town for a walking historical tour.
  • Highway 64: This scenic highway is a drive through paradise running 604 miles from Tennessee to the Outer Banks. It's considered the longest NC numbered road.
  • Glen Falls: One of many area waterfalls, Glen Falls is a triple waterfall cascading downward with observation decks for viewing and photos. The two-mile hike makes these falls doable for everyone in the family.

Home-types in Highlands

Highlands has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Highlands:
- House215 vacation rentals
- Cabin43 vacation rentals
- Condo31 vacation rentals
- Private Room16 vacation rentals
- Hotel10 vacation rentals

Points of interests in Highlands

Highlands has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Highlands:
- Osage Overlook: 629 vacation rentals
- Secret Falls Trail Head: 620 vacation rentals
- Bust Your Butt Falls: 257 vacation rentals
- Highland Cabinetry: 252 vacation rentals
- art league of highlands cashiers: 239 vacation rentals
- Highlands Biological Station: 239 vacation rentals
- Highlands N: 239 vacation rentals
- Nantahala National Forest: 142 vacation rentals