The above is a climate diagram for Highlands. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 84° January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 26°. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is October.
Choose the perfect vacation rental
Best Vacation Home Deals in Highlands
Find a welcoming property from $158 per night by exploring the 296 options featured in Highlands. By directly analyzing these accommodations, HomeToGo highlights the most economical offers as well as the highest rated vacation homes in Highlands.
Recommended Vacation Rentals in Highlands
Find your perfect vacation rental in Highlands: from $158 per night
Vacation rentals with Wi-Fi
Vacation Rentals With Fireplaces
Apartments With Balconies or Patios
Popular Rental Amenities in Highlands
Use filters and find an accommodation fitting your needs among all of the properties in Highlands. You can easily search and find a property matching your criteria in Highlands if you need internet access during your vacation or you want to tune out with some TV time, as most accommodations provide "internet" and "TVs." Three amenities that are not common are "saunas," "cribs," and "fishing."
The Weather in Highlands
7-Day Weather Forecast in Highlands
Accommodations for your vacation in Highlands
Users who are searching for house rentals in Highlands will have plenty of options to choose from, as they are the most typical accommodation option there. Additionally, the average size of house rentals in Highlands is 2,530 ft² with a median price of $494 a night. Furthermore, the majority of house rentals in Highlands can welcome 7 people, which makes it a wonderful vacation spot for large groups. If you are interested in a different accommodation type, you may want to have a look at hotel rooms, which are the other most frequent type of accommodation in Highlands. The average size of hotel rooms in Highlands is 230 ft², and the average price is $287 a night.
High in Highlands, North Carolina, a vacation rental awaits
Named Highlands for its towering elevation at over 4,000 feet, this incorporated North Carolina town sits pretty on a plateau inside the Nantahala National Forest. Visit this year-round destination and scale lovely Mountain Laurel in spring, or enjoy fall's changing colors and winter's celebrations. Comfy cabin rentals and vacation homes are aplenty.
International foodies will be spoiled for choice in Highlands. German and Cajun specialties await at Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro. You could also try Cyprus International Cuisine, where diners can tuck into dishes from as far as Italy and the Adriatic, India, Japan, Lebanon, and the Caribbean. For American cuisine with Asian influences, and a pet-friendly patio, Wild Thyme Gourmet won't disappoint.
Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream on Main Street teases with its dark chocolate, hot fudge sundaes, and salted caramel ice cream, among other treats.
For fantastic views of downtown Highlands and flaming orange sunsets, spend a day at Ravenel Park and Sunset Rock with a picnic basket. Walk behind Nantahala National Forest’s 75-foot Dry Falls, which flow dramatically over a cliff. There are several vantage points, and you might spot a rainbow in the mist.
You could also visit Bridal Veil Falls, the state's only falls that you can drive behind. Swimmers can hike up to Quarry Falls and Secret Falls, where they can splash around.
The town boasts a vibrant cultural climate, where local festivals and concerts are woven into the community fabric. Summers feature music sessions, 4th of July fireworks, the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, and the Highlands Village Square Arts and Crafts Show.
Fall brings the Highlands Food & Wine Festival and the Highlands Annual Tree Lighting Festival. The year closes with the magical Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Highlands?
The price for House rentals and Hotel rooms in Highlands is $158 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Highlands?
There are currently 296 vacation homes in Highlands to browse and book for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Highlands?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Highlands, the most common amenities others search for are houses with internet, TVs, and fireplaces.
How many vacation rentals are in Highlands?
Highlands has 296 House rentals and Hotel rooms on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Highlands?
If traveling with a dog in Highlands, 31% of vacation rentals allow pets.
What's the best time of year to travel to Highlands?
If booking a vacation rental in Highlands, consider that rainy season is usually in March or August, with October often being the driest.
We list offers from thousands of providers, including:
Vacation Destinations Near Highlands
Dillard Vacation Rentals
Mountain Rest Vacation Rentals
Cabins in Franklin
Clayton Vacation Rentals
Sylva Vacation Rentals
Westminster Vacation Rentals
Seneca Vacation Rentals
Cabins in Brevard
Pickens Vacation Rentals
Cabins in Bryson City
Cabins in Cherokee
Cabins in Waynesville
Cabins in Hiawassee
Clemson Vacation Rentals
Cabins in Maggie Valley
Lake Junaluska Vacation Rentals
Clarkesville Vacation Rentals
Townville Vacation Rentals
Sautee Nacoochee Vacation Rentals
Easley Vacation Rentals
Top Vacation Ideas
- Strasbourg Christmas Markets
- Christmas Markets in Chicago
- Christmas Markets in Germany
- Christmas Markets in Denver
- Christmas Markets in Philadelphia
- Christmas Markets in Milwaukee
- Christmas Markets in Boston
- Hawaii Honeymoon
- Christmas Markets in Europe
- Christmas Markets in New York
- Bora Bora Honeymoon
Explore More Vacation Ideas
Phoenix Monthly Rentals
Asheville Hotels & Vacation Rentals for Christmas
Texas Music Venues
Nebraska State Parks
Fort Myers Monthly Rentals
Yosemite National Park Cabin Rentals
City Breaks in Massachusetts
Hotels in San Francisco
South Carolina State Parks
New York Cabin Rentals
Mountain View Arkansas Cabin Rentals
Romantic Getaway in Philadelphia
Road Trips in Kentucky
Tennessee Thanksgiving Getaway
Christmas Vacation in Hawaii
Boston Hotels & Vacation Rentals for New Year's Eve
Pet Friendly Rentals in West Palm Beach
Kentucky State Parks
Road Trips in Texas
North Carolina Cabin Rentals