Recently, a friend invited me up to Highlands, North Carolina for the weekend. Highlands is located on a plateau in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Per Wikipedia, the permanent population in 2010 was 924. During the spring, summer and fall months, the population swells to between 10,000-15,000!
Highlands is a popular destination for those of us who live around Atlanta because it’s only 2 hours away. The temps are really nice during the summer and there are lots of cute shoppes to browse as well as great restaurants to check out. For the more adventurous types, there are plenty of great places to go for outdoor fun like hiking, canoeing and horseback riding.
I thought I’d take you on a little tour of the home we stayed in this weekend. This is the living room below. I really like the beam ceiling in this room.
A view from the other end.
Breakfast area…love the beadboard ceiling in this space.
The dining room is pictured below. The home had lots of lovely antiques.
The view out the master bedroom windows is wonderful though you can’t really see it in this photo.
This was the room where my friend stayed.
And here’s where I slept.
This was such an interesting piece with lots of great storage.
There was a family room/game room located on the lower level.
I saved my favorite “room” for last: the porch.
Wouldn’t this be a great place to dine during the summer and fall months.
The owners named their home, The Tree House. Perfect name, isn’t it?
The view is really wonderful since the house is up nice and high.
This was the view from the porch this past weekend. I bet it looks very different in the summertime. You can see a mountain in the distance called Whiteside Mountain. It’s a popular hiking and climbing location.
Though some of the places we wanted to visit were closed since the peak season hasn’t yet begun, we had a lot of fun shopping in the places that were open and visiting the local museum/art center.
Have you ever been to Highlands, North Carolina or any of the surrounding mountain towns?