The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Highlands

(Including nearby Scaly Mountain
& Watkins Mill)

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Highlands,  North Carolina

Highlands NC, incorporated in 1883,  is located in the heart of the beautiful Nantahala National Forest.  An affluent and quaint resort town with an large annual influx of families that own second homes, Highlands has an abundance of fine restaurants, shops, accommodations and upscale stores. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound, including hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and rock climbing. Highlands is also home to the Highlands Playhouse, which for over 50 years has provided great summer stock theatre. Other great local resources in this cultural rich mountain town are the Highlands Nature Center, the Highlands Biological Station, The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center and the Hudson Library located at 554 Main Street.
    The Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center in nearby Scaly Mountain offers snow tubing in the winter and summer tubing on artificial turf slopes. Also, only two miles from Highlands is the Dry Falls waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest, easily accessible and worth the trip.

 

Resources
City Website: 
Highlands: Town Hall, 210 South 4th Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-2118
Facebook: Highlands
Location:
Western Mountains, 11/2 hour west of Asheville
County: Macon County
: County Offices, 5 West Main Street, Franklin NC 28734; 828-349-2025
Elevation & Population:
4,118 feet,1,000+
Visitor/Welcome Center: Highlands Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center
269 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-5841
City Chamber of Commerce: Highlands Chamber of Commerce
269 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-5841
Newspaper: The Highlander  134 North 5th Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-4114
Movie Theatres:  (Nearest) Ruby Cinemas, 2097 Georgia Road, Franklin NC 28734; 828-524-2076
High School: Highlands School, 545 Pierson Drive, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-2147
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Southwestern Community College, 217 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers NC 28717; 800-447-4091

Hospitals: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, 190 Hospital Drive, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-1200
Area Major Festivals: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival (July-August)
Area Natural Attractions: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Nantahala National Forest, Waterfalls in Western North Carolina
Area Cultural Attractions:
  Highlands Biological Station, Highlands Museum & Historical Village, Highlands Nature CenterMacon County Historical Society & Museum, Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass, The Bascom


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
Bistro Restaurant at the Main Street Inn: (American) Main Street Inn, 270 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 800-213-9142
Kelsey Place Restaurant at the Highlands Inn: (American) Highlands Inn 420 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-9380
Lakeside Restaurant: (Continental-Dinner only) 531 Smallwood Avenue, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-9419

Rustico At The Log Cabin: (American) 130 Log Cabin Lane, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-3380
Madison's Restaurant and Wine Garden: (American) Old Edwards Inn and Spa, 445 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-5477
On The Verandah: (American/International) 1536 Franklin Road, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-2338
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro: (Eclectic Contemporary American with New Orleans flair) 474 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-3807

Overseas & Exotic
Cyprus International Cuisine: (International) 332 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-4429
Pescado's of Highlands: (Mexican) 226 South 4th Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-9313

Ristorante Paoletti: (Italian) 440 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-4906
Ruka's Table: (Tapas-Southern Eclectic) 163 Wright Square, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-3636

Cafes & Grills
Buck's Coffee Cafe: (Cafe) 384 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-0020
Cafe 460 in Main Street Pharmacy: (Breakfast-Lunch, Cafe) 460 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-8926
Highlands Smokehouse: (BBQ) 595 Franklin Road, Highlands NC 28741
Mountain Fresh Grocery & Wine Market: (Cafe-Lunch)  828-526-2400 521 East Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-2357

Sports Page Sandwich Shoppe: (Sandwich Shop) 314 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-3555
Wild Thyme Gourmet: (Cafe) 343 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-4035


Pizza
The Pizza Place: (Pizza) 365 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-5660

Coffeehouses
Sweetreats: (Coffee House, Ice Cream)  Mountain Brook Center, Highlands  NC 28741; 828-526-9822


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
Old Edwards Inn and Spa: (Hotel and Spa) 445 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 866-526-8008

Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Fire Mountain Inn: (Country Inn & Cabins) 700 Happy Hill Road, Highlands N 28741; 800-775-4446
Inn at Half Mile Farm: (Country Inn)  214 Half Mile Drive, Highlands NC 28741; 800-946-6822
Main Street Inn: (Village Inn) Main Street Inn, 270 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 800-213-9142

Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages: (Country Lodge) 264 Dillard Road, Highlands NC 28741; 800-522-9874
The Park on Main Street Hotel: (Hotel) 200 Main Street, Highlands NC 28741; 877-553-3761
The Skyline Lodge: (Country Lodge) 470 Skyline Drive, Highlands NC 28741; 800-575-9546

Bed & Breakfasts
Colonial Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 541 Hickory Street, Highlands NC 28741; 866-526-2060
Highlands House Bed and Breakfast: (B&B) 7101 Potter Lane, Highlands NC 28741; 8280787-1186
Mountain Laurel Rest: (B&B) 68 Shoal Creek Road, Scaly Mountain NC 28775; 828-526-3447
4 1/2 Street Inn: (B&B) 55 41/2 Street, Highlands NC 28741; 888-799-4464
The Chandler Inn: (B&B) 790 North 4th Street, Highlands NC 28741; 888-378-6300

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Fire Mountain Inn: (Country Inn & Cabins) 700 Happy Hill Road, Highlands N 28741; 800-775-4446
Mitchells Lodge & Cottages: (Cabins & Cottages) 264 Dillard Road, Highlands NC 28741; 800-522-9874
Whiteside Cove Cabins: (Cabins) 5078 Whiteside Cove Road, Highlands NC 28741; 800-805-3558


Rental Agencies
Highlands Resort Rentals: (Rentals) 2256 Dillard Road, Highlands NC 28741; 828-526-5839
 

 

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