10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Highlands, NC

June 9, 2016

The village of Highlands may be quaint, but it sure does have a lot to offer. Here is our list of the top 10 reasons we fell in love with Highlands, and why you will, too!

  1. Weather
    Many people come to Highlands to escape those hot summer temperatures. With average summer temperatures being around 77 degrees, Highlands provides a cool escape from the summer heat. Winter on the other hand, makes for the perfect time to come relax and enjoy the lovely snowfalls.
  2. Stay
    The area of Highlands offers many different accommodation choices. Enjoy a historical bed and breakfast, stay at the award winning Old Edwards Inn and spa, or even search for the vacation rental of your dreams.
  3. Shop
    Take a stroll down picturesque Main Street and browse the charming shops in downtown Highlands. Browse the stores and find one-of-a kind European and American antiques, unique gifts, home accessories, florals and much more.
  4. Eat
    Highlands has so many wonderful, local restaurants in the area.  No matter what you may be craving, there is a restaurant in town that will have what you’re looking for.  From coffee and pastries to gourmet dinners complete with wine cellars, Highlands has it all.
  5. Golf
    There are many private courses in the area. Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove is a gated community between the two charming towns of Highlands and Cashiers.  Old Edwards offers the finest in club lifestyle with a relaxed, family environment.  The Tom Jackson-designed golf course is an architectural marvel that cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
  6. Explore
    Western North Carolina has over one million acres of national forests, national parks, state parks, and other public lands for our enjoyment and use. The Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests comprise most of this land, including miles and miles of hiking trails.
    Our state parks offer the same activities and contain some of the lesser known hidden jewels. And new state parks are still being developed!
  7. Waterfalls
    The Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are home to many dazzling waterfalls. People travel from all across the country to see them. There are more than 250 falls in our immediate area.
  8. Fish
    Welcome to one of Nature’s Greatest fishing paradises! Bring the family or a group of friends, because you’ll make many memories and have great fish tales to pass on! Whether you prefer fishing on lakes or in streams and rivers, there’s a perfect spot to drop your line.
  9. Mountain Views
    Located at 4,118 feet, Highlands provides the most awe-inspiring views of the Western North Carolina Mountains from every direction.
  10. Relaxation
    Highlands may offer a ton of different activities, but sometimes a little R&R is all you need. Indulge in a relaxing day at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, wake up to the beautiful mountain sunrises with a delicious cup of coffee and a good book before you start your day, and enjoy the even more amazing mountain sunsets every evening after a long day of adventures.