Top 10 Log Cabins In Highlands, North Carolina - Updated 2022

log cabins in highlands

Not all highlands are created equal. Highlands, North Carolina is situated within Nantahala National Forest. The town sits on a plateau in the Appalachian Mountains. Founded in 1875, Highlands became a prime golf destination, and golfers still make their way to Highlands with great expectations. Being on elevated grounds keeps the town’s climate on the cool side of the thermometer. Some visitors go straight to Highlands Aerial Park to try out zip-lines as long as 1500 feet (457 meters), while others indulge in fly fishing and mountain biking. There are also walking trails at Cliffside Lake Recreation Area and Whiteside Mountain. At least six Highland waterfalls make it to the must-see list. No matter what you plan to do, there’s one thing you have to accomplish first. Browse this list now and book one of the top log cabins in Highlands, North Carolina.

1. Charming cottage close to the mountain town of Highlands (from USD 210)

Melrose Cottage is close to the town center, but it remains a private enclave. Charming landscape welcomes you, and comfortable furnishings will make you think about staying another day or two in this Airbnb. Highlands is located at an altitude of 4,118 feet (1255 meters), where the air is fresh and cool. A mountain log cabin with hotel room accommodations and a homey atmosphere seems too good to be true. But Melrose Cottage fulfills everything on your checklist and throws in a few pleasant surprises like organic furniture and unique decorative elements. Melrose Cottage is an ideal space for three guests, so book it now!

Melrose Cottage
Highlands, North Carolina, United States
366 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage/cabin is beautiful with its rustic features and cozy warm and relaxing spaces
the rustic cottage is a cozy and relaxing place for spending time with the one you love
the authenticity of the original cabin blends perfectly with the well-appointed additions of kitchen and bath
we also enjoyed the beautiful artwork books and comfortable bed
beautifully decorated with mix of antiques and comfortable upholstery
your cabin is immaculately clean and very nicely decorated
clean quiet comfortable and charming with everything we needed
clean cute and conveniently located
tons of character very clean and very well thought out for guests’ enjoyment
richard's spotless and cozy cabin was perfect for a short getaway for me and my wife
richard is a thoughtful host who makes sure his home is equipped with everything you could need
the host was very responsive and the description is totally accurate
richard was a fantastic host
richard is the best host ensuring every detail is taken care of
richard was a great host we can’t wait to visit again soon
super close to town
fairly easy walk to downtown
close to beautiful waterfalls and hiking
nice waterfalls and hikes close by
we loved it great location and very private
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2. Lovely cabin overlooking Cullasaja River and Mirror Lake

As soon as you reach 31 Vinca Lane and see the growth of mountain laurel, you’ll know you have arrived at an ideal getaway in the Highlands. This century-old cabin in the mountains can be booked for both short and long-term stays. It has well-appointed living area with a fireplace, a master bedroom, a dining area, a full kitchen, and a screened porch. The cabin overlooks the Cullasaja River and Mirror Lake, so you can go to the lakeshore and launch a kayak from there. Vinca Lane is in a secluded spot, but the town proper and supplies are just a short drive away.

Vinca Lane
Highlands, North Carolina, United States
61 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy sofa with good wifi
it's comfortable has all needed amenities and is beautifully decorated
i would highly recommend it it was cozy without seeming tight and with lovely art furniture and appliances
tv and sound system add for great entertainment resources
great kitchen and outdoor space
clean linens and towels
spotlessly clean and well appointed
this cabin is clean cozy and comfortable
the rooms were clean and thoughtfully decorated
it is so well maintained clean and fresh with everything we needed
barbara is a wonderful host and easily accessible
very responsive owner
barbara was a wonderful host in every way
barbara was an excellent host and very responsive
barbara is the perfect host; very responsive and helpful
awesome location in highlands located only a mile from downtown
great location and a wonderful fireplace
beautiful airbnb in a perfect location
beautiful location and nicely furnished home
excellent location that is convenient for day trips and to highlands itself
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3. Modern cottage tucked in the woods (from USD 203)

A Vrbo cabin within Mirror Lake Preserve is rustic and relaxing, while furnished with modern conveniences so that you can feel at home while on a Highlands vacation. There aren’t many mountain retreats that come with the use of a three-seat canoe for explorations on Mirror Lake. If you want to experience living in a mountain cabin and need space for just four guests, then this listing should prove more than adequate. It also has a hot tub, stone fireplace, and steel kitchen appliances. Aside from ample living space, the cabin has a rear wooden deck and a screened porch with furniture.

Mirror Lake Luxury Cabin the Roost
46 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great internet connection as well as smart tv flat screens
the beds were comfortable as well as the living room furniture
the cabin was well renovated and clean
the kitchen appliances are new and clean
the cabin was clean and the fireplace really heated up the place
the owner was very kind and accommodating
the owner was great to work with
the owner was very friendly and welcoming
the owners were wonderful and easy to work with
we had great communication with the owners and were very helpful and made sure our vacation was good
there couldn’t be a better location in highlands
cabin was very comfortable and very close to everything highlands has to offer
secluded and quiet yet so close and easy to be in highlands in 4 minutes
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4. Cedar log cabin with mountain views (from USD 315)

The vacation home of your dreams is about nine minutes by car from Highlands proper and still surrounded by woods and running water. A cedar log cabin named Casa Sueños (House of Dreams) could be yours for a few days. This log cabin sleeps as many as eight guests and features a hot tub. There’s plenty of elbow room for a comfortable stay. There are two fireplaces to keep you warm throughout your stay. The deck offers the best view of the mountains.

Cedar Log Cabin <10 mins to Main St, 2 Fireplaces, Fast Sat Wifi, Hot Tub
256 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the king bed was great; the furniture very comfortable; and fireplaces
mbr is comfortable and the hot tub enjoyable
place is clean plenty of room for my family + 2 other adults
karl was responsive and a wonderful host
host was very helpful and responsive
the property owner was so friendly and helpful
and kudos to the owner karl very responsible to email and phone
karl was very helpful and communicated well with us
location is super; 10 mins from town and close to wonderful sights
this place was amazing and great location to downtown highlands
it is amazing to be this close to downtown highlands but feel like you are all alone
great experience a place to go to get away from it all
the house was close to the highlands and a great hike (secret falls)
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Other cabin options in Highlands, North Carolina

5. Private cottage with modern amenities

This carriage house in Wyanoak, Highlands, offers a peaceful and modern studio space for four guests. The woods are never far away, with a ceiling of beams and hardwood floors shimmering in the sunshine from the windows. A desk area is available if you need to get some work done. The property is surrounded by lush trees and landscaped grounds. You can walk from the house to Mirror Lake. Similarly, you can walk to town if you need to purchase anything. This Vrbo comes with a parking space for one vehicle.

Acogedor nido de amor. InTown Ubicación: Wyanoak Carraige House
59 reviews
cabin 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were very comfortable and had plenty of room to spread out
we had a comfortable and relaxing stay
private very clean beautiful area
everything was very clean beautifully decorated and a great location
this is a great and clean property in an awesome location
wonderful guest house/garage apartment very comfortable spotlessly clean great walking neighborhood tastefully decorated
great host who is very easy to communicate with
great studio apartment in a great location
well decorated great location and everything you need in the kitchen
wonderful trip the place was perfect
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6. Quaint lodge near Bascom Arts Center (from USD 225)

Cabin Bascom is newly renovated and ready for occupancy. The cottage is quaint, but it has hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, a hot tub bath, and a modern entertainment system. Booking this cabin comes with access to a private outdoor living area. There are gardens and a deck with a grill for some serious barbecue experiments. It should prove to be a satisfactory base for your Highlands golfing expeditions. Since it’s located near town, you don’t need to wake up too early to tick off other outdoor explorations. This mountain retreat is also near the Greenway Trail, if you’re in the mood to see the temperate forests of the Eastern Continental Divide.

Cabin Bascom/Luxury in Every Detail! New Central HVAC & King Master Suite!
59 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage itself is totally comfortable
cozy and natural vibe
the cabin was nicely furnished and very cozy
the master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed soft linens and well appointed bathroom
as advertised clean fast internet
the host was amazing and very prompt in her responses
the owners were attentive and friendly which added to the ease of staying at the rare find
it was perfectly charming and located just a short walk from town
good location for four guests
great location to downtown highlands and hiking trails
love it great location hiking trail very quiet area
the bascom cabin was nicely located to town and walking trails
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7. Luxury cabin amid maples and rhododendrons

Highlands is quite popular as a tourist destination in the southeast. High Hemlock is still within town limits, in the area of Harris Lake, where the land is flat. There is a wooded property in High Hemlocks and is home to a luxurious vacation cabin for six. It is a fully furnished space surrounded by rhododendron bushes and maple trees. The cabin comes with two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a wood-burning fireplace, a well-equipped kitchen, a dining room, and a front porch that looks out to the verdant surroundings. The cabin has modern appliances for your convenience.

High Hemlock. En la ciudad. Caminar a todos lados. Hogar. Cerca. Mascotas
113 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
from the super comfortable beds to the quaint kitchen and fireplace
the cabin was cozy clean and comfortable
her properties are consistently clean well decorated and above all comfortable
there were cobwebs on the windows and lights and could probably use a good deep clean
thank yo so much to the owners everything was fantastic
the owner kristy was quick to respond to any questions and very helpful and professional
good location fully stocked and beautifully furnished
charming cabin close to town but feels peaceful and secluded
property was amazing and so close to downtown our family had a great trip
about a 10 minute walk which is wonderful during season when parking spots are harder to come by
home layout style and location were perfect for our family vacation
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8. Opulent and spacious mountain lodge for six

If you need a space for six people who want to experience staying in a high-end mountain lodge, then this Vrbo is perfect for you. Wyanoak Lodge is located near Mirror Lake. Aside from the well-appointed kitchen and airy dining area, it has two master suites - one is located on the lower level, while the other is on the second floor. This is a premier space in a premier vacation area, so decide soon and book it for your upcoming visit to Highlands, NC.

Wyanoak Lodge: Cabaña Intown Designer. Chimeneas interiores / exteriores y porche con mosquitero
121 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was top quality from the kitchen items bathrooms beautiful furnishings and comfortable beds
we had a fantastic and comfortable time
it is so comfortable as well as beautiful
very clean home close to town
one of the best rental properties we have ever stayed in thank you to the owner
the house and location were great
beautiful cabin in the woods close to town but far enough away to have peace and quiet
a lovely home location and very close to town
(a rarity for us in highlands) location was fantastic
so lovely and well located close to town
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9. Lakeside cabin with excellent amenities (from USD 278)

Fall colors surround an A-frame cottage by the lake at Hickory Hill in Highlands. This newly renovated cabin near waterfalls and hiking trails could be your home for a few days, if you need space for six guests. Modern fittings and conveniently located close to the town make it a candidate for “best place to stay in town.” There’s a wraparound deck that overlooks Lake Sequoyah. If you are an angler with a fishing license, this is probably the best spot on this list of amazing Highland mountain cabins. A private dock makes it ideal for kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts. Children are welcome, so book a holiday for the family today!

Lake Cabin - In Town!
Highlands, North Carolina, United States
62 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds and good canoes
comfy beds excellent aircon and ceiling fans meant great night sleeps
clean and comfortable cabin close to town large deck overlooking the water
amy's cabin was spotless and beautifully designed
comfortable and clean great location
it was wonderful and very clean with updated features and a touch of antiques
she was super responsive and a great host
amy is a great host and prompt with replies
amy was very responsive and gave some great ideas for things to do and food options nearby
perfect location easy access to many activities
many cute shops and restaurants to explore
lake location ideal—very peaceful lake
amy’s place was centrally located with quick access to all the beautiful waterfalls
close to highlands but far enough out to feel like you are are away from it all
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10. Delightful bungalow near Main Street (from USD 206)

A cabin with beautiful interiors complementing the innate beauty of Highlands is up for grabs via Airbnb. The simple-looking bungalow converts you to a fan of its organic design the moment you step on the front porch. The interiors highlight a perfect marriage of form and function, with a kitchen equipped for basic cooking appliances. It is an airy and comfortable place to stay. Every room caters to your needs, and your pets are welcome to tag along. Staying at 826 Wilson Road could be the best decision you make today!

826 Wilson Rd
Highlands, North Carolina, United States
179 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice kitchen with window to view outside had a keurig and coffee
the wifi was great allowing my husband to work as needed
the beds were super comfortable
beautiful place so comfortable beds were amazingly comfortable
perfect for 2 couples with 2 king sized beds and each bedroom has its own adjoining bath
very clean with thoughtful touches
everything was sparkling clean and immaculate
thomas' house was charming clean and comfortable
the house is gorgeous it was impeccably clean when we arrived
very clean and perfect location
thomas was an excellent host and very attentive
thomas is a wonderful host and did everything to make our stay comfortable and memorable
thomas was a great host and responded quickly to all communications
and thomas was a great host very responsive and hospitable
i highly recommend this host you will not be disappointed
great location as well
great location to main st
location was great for enjoying downtown highlands
wonderful walk to town
great place within walking distance of downtown highlands and sunset rock
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Visit the stunning Highlands

For more than a century, the temperate forests of Highlands, North Carolina, has been calling out to people who want to escape to someplace higher and more refreshing. If you don’t know much about this ideal mountain escape, start learning now. For a unique and memorable accommodation, book one of these log cabins in Highlands, North Carolina.

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