Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cabins In Highlands, North Carolina - Updated 2022

pet friendly cabins in highlands nc
Anne Marie
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Sitting atop a plateau in the Appalachian Mountains, Highlands has one of the highest elevations of any town located east of Mississippi River. Its setting makes it a great place to plan a rustic getaway. Highlands’ charming downtown is surrounded by gorgeous mountain vistas, lakes, and waterfalls, making this the ideal paradise for nature lovers or those who simply want a break from the busy city life. There is a thriving arts scene here as well. You can find art galleries downtown, a professional summer stock theater, and Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. There is no better accommodation that will allow tourists to appreciate these surroundings than a cabin rental. Bring along all of your friends or family members, including your pets, to explore this hidden gem of a town. Read on for our list of the top pet-friendly cabins in Highlands, North Carolina, and start planning your mountain getaway today.

1. Pristine cabin with a fenced-in backyard (from USD 430)

Those traveling with kids and pets can rest easy knowing they can romp around safely in this cabin’s fenced-in backyard. The maple groves, rhododendrons, and hemlock trees surrounding the property provide another layer of privacy. From the moment you step into this impeccably designed cabin, you’ll feel like you’re in a magazine spread or an Instagram post. The decor has a perfect balance of old and new, and the furnishings are rustic and chic at the same time. Before you enjoy this beautiful home with your pet, you must ask for the approval of the hosts first and provide a small fee.

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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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2. Cozy cabin at a boutique resort (from USD 421)

You can enjoy the luxurious perks of a resort along with the privacy of your own cabin rental at the Hemlock Cabin. This cabin is part of the Fire Mountain resort, a peaceful mountaintop setting where you can enjoy great amenities in beautiful surroundings. The resort has a restaurant and spa that guests are welcome to use. This cabin has a hot tub, a wood-burning stove, and a large deck where you can sit and take in the views. The cabin can accommodate up to six guests and you can bring pets along too.

Hemlock Cabin
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, United States
4 reviews
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Host:
good food and the owners are lovely and offer great tips for hiking
Location:
nice quiet and in a great location to the trails and waterfalls
great place to spend a weekend
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3. Snug cabin close to Mirror Lake (from USD 294)

This cabin is within walking distance of two gorgeous lakes, which are Mirror Lake and Lake Sequoia. Bring your fishing gear, and your pet, for a walk through the woods to the water. Or, you can take a short drive into downtown Highlands. Be sure to leave lots of time to lounge at the cabin itself. It has a beautiful interior, with a vaulted ceiling in the living room and big windows that offer views of the surrounding woods. Chilly nights can be spent around the fire pit on the back deck or curled up in front of the TV upstairs, which has tons of channels and streaming services. Before you bring your pet, they must be subject to approval from the host. As long as they are housebroken and under 30 lbs (14 kg), they can tag along with you.

Perfect Mountain Cabin, walking distance to Mirror Lake and minutes to downtown
35 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very large tv upstairs - nice touch
Cleanliness:
beds were very comfortable and the house was clean and well furnished
Host:
owners were super attentive and helpful
the owners were responsive and helpful - an absolute pleasure to know and work with
Location:
wonderful experience loved the home’s layout and decor great location convenient to hiking trails and main st
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4. Authentic log cabin with dock and canoe (from USD 364)

Nestled in a serene location surrounded by trees and a gentle river, this beautiful cabin is the ideal place for you and all of your loved ones— including your pets— to escape everyday life. This spacious cabin has its own private dock where you can launch the canoe and paddle on the water. Take in the views from the back porch, which has a grill and a picnic table as well as a swinging twin bed. The interior of the cabin is just as impressive, with a fully equipped kitchen, a master suite in the basement, and a kid-themed room that has board games and a play tent.

Authentic Log Cabin w/ Canoe + Dock
Highlands, North Carolina, United States
100 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the decor is on-point with a rustic foundation but many beautiful updates in the kitchen bathrooms and bedding
Cleanliness:
all was clean and charming
very quiet clean and spacious
every bedroom and bathroom in the place is beautiful clean and cozy
clean with lots of amenities
we had a wonderful experience at this charming cabin it was so clean and well equipped
Host:
the hosts were marvelous
they are attentive and responsive hosts
hosts were great and patient answering all my questions immediately when we first arrived
also make sure to check in with host about best directions to access the driveway
the people in this community are so friendly you feel like they know you
Location:
beautiful location close to downtown highlands
a beautiful property very close to downtown highlands
loved the location of this charming cabin- literally 5 miles from downtown highlands
fantastic location very conveniently located to falls hikes and town to shop/eat
great location for hikes highlands and activities
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5. Charming cabin with historic details (from USD 546)

The interior of this cabin will transport you back in time as it still has its original wood-paneled walls, a stone fireplace, and cathedral ceilings from when it was built in the 1940s. However, you will still enjoy all of the comforts of a contemporary home during your stay since it is equipped with modern amenities such as WiFi and kitchen appliances. Though there isn’t a private yard, there is both an open-air deck and a screened-in porch where you can take in the natural surroundings. The cabin is also just a minute’s walk from Mirror Lake, so you can exercise with your kids and pets by taking a stroll to the water. Pets must be approved by the hosts and owners should pay a small fee first before bringing them along.

Alquiler nuevo! Hickory Hill Cottage, Lakeview, 3/2, Chimenea, Mirror Lake
44 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view of the lake from the large window in the main room was peaceful
the furnishings are comfortable and well chosen the overall look is clean classic and comfortable
we enjoyed the fireside great room and enormous flat screen for watching football and holiday movies
beds were super comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed (we like to cook)
Cleanliness:
super clean and has everything you need
Host:
the owner was very responsive and helpful when contacted
Location:
excellent location and comfortable house
incredibly close to downtown highlands and a charming neighborhood
we love that it is super close to town too
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6. Lakefront cabin with sleeping loft (from USD 250)

This cabin is located on the shores of Apple Lake, which makes it a perfect setting for getting in touch with nature. The cabin has its own private dock and two decks overlooking the water. Up to eight guests can sleep here, but it is so spacious inside that you will have plenty of room to spread out. The living room has a high ceiling and windows that let in tons of light. There are two bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs in the sleeping loft. The cabin is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your pups along for the vacation for a fee. All visiting dogs must be free of fleas as well.

Cabaña frente al lago, 2 dormitorios planta baja, 2 arriba en el desván - Plazas 8
72 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bright airy open cabin with comfortable everything and lots of space
Cleanliness:
house was clean and comfortable
Host:
owner is great to work with
the showers are easy to use (we’ve stayed in places where you need to read the owners manual)
marianne's husband came by while we were at the house and was a very friendly and gracious host
Location:
great location convenient to town
we chose this place because it’s pet friendly
great location to waterfalls and only 7 minutes from downtown
great place for a family to spend their holiday
the property is lovely and the dock at the lake is sublime the location is perfect
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7. Rustic cabin with great amenities (from USD 225)

You don’t have to give up the comforts of contemporary life just to stay in a rustic cabin. In this location, you can enjoy wireless internet and cable TV while staying in a remote setting. You also don’t have to give up time spent with your loved ones and furry friends since the cabin is pet-friendly and can sleep up to six guests. For a deposit fee of 300 USD, your pet can stay in this tranquil home with you. It is close to both Mirror Lake and downtown Highlands, which means you’ll also have easy access to tons of great activities in the area.

Mirror Lake Luxury Cabin the Roost
43 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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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8. Cedar log cabin with hot tub (from USD 315)

Surrounded by a thicket of trees, this cozy cabin looks like something out of a fairy tale. There is no better place to connect with nature than here. Whether it is listening to the birdsong in the morning or spotting the stars at night, you are guaranteed a wonderful vacation in the great outdoors. The cabin has a wraparound porch complete with a grill, a seating area, and a hot tub for chilly nights. It is an ideal pick no matter who your companions are. Plus, it’s romantic, family-friendly, and pet-friendly too. All you have to do so you can bring your furry friend along is pay a housekeeping fee.

Cedar Log Cabin <10 minutos a Main St, 2 chimeneas, Fast Sat Wifi, bañera de hidromasaje
249 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
Cleanliness:
place is clean plenty of room for my family + 2 other adults
Host:
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:
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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9. Lovely getaway nestled in the woods

You’ll feel right at home as soon as you set foot inside this charming cabin. Its interior is cozy and welcoming, with comfortable furniture and a wood-burning stove in the living room. It looks small from the outside, but inside, it is roomy enough to host six guests and their pets without making anyone feeling cramped. People can sit out on the back deck to take in the serene surroundings. You can also take the dog and kids on a walk down to the shores of Mirror Lake.

DESIREABLE MIRROR LAKE AREA & CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!
Highlands, NC, US
6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

10. Waterfront cabin with terrace

Take your Highlands getaway to the next level by staying at this gorgeous waterfront estate. This premier property features a large main cabin and a separate guest cabin right on the shores of Mirror Lake. The main cabin is completely renovated with modern amenities but it still maintains the historic nature of the century-old home. The guest cabin is suitable for two people and it has its own mini kitchen and lakefront terrace. There is enough room for nine guests to take over this estate for a few days, and the hosts welcome well-behaved pets too.

Grand Lakefront 1929 Estate Cabin ~Walk To Town~Guest House~Wireless Internet
Highlands, NC, US
9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Relax in this mountain town rich in culture

You don’t have to plan a trip to a busy city like Asheville to experience a thriving arts scene in a mountain setting. Highlands may be small, but this picture-perfect town has a lot going on. You’ll be enriched by both Highlands’ culture and its mountainous beauty during your stay. Choosing any one of these cabins will make the experience even more rejuvenating, especially since you can bring your furry friend with you.

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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