Enjoy a peaceful vacation at our Tree House in Highlands which is located on a plateau in the southern Appalachian Mountains, within the Nantahala National Forest. Our home has 3-4 bedrooms with 3 & 1/2 baths that is less than 0.3 mile from Main Street in Highlands. Walk to and fish at Harris Lake or simply relax and feed the ducks and geese. A stroll brings you to the downtown shops in minutes. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire during those cool Highlands evenings.
Advice: There are bears in these mountains. These are not tame pets; they are wild animals. In most cases they are more afraid of you than you are of them. But if cornered or you get between a momma bear and her cubs they can be very dangerous. If you encounter an aggressive one, call the Highlands Police at 911.
• If you put garbage in the cans in the garage before taking the bags to the “Bear trash box” on the street, make sure you shut the garage door. Big furry animals might get into the cans at night if the garage door is left open.
Don’t build too large of a fire. Leaving a fire burning at bedtime or when you leave the house can be dangerous.
We really don’t advise allowing small children in the spa unless you use a much lower temp.
I retired 5 years ago from the pharmacies that I started almost 40 years ago. This has enabled my wife and I to travel more and devote more time to volunteering. Besides our involvement with our church, we tutor at a nearby school, work at a local food and clothing bank as well as at the soup kitchen operated by the same organization. Fall is spent in Tuscaloosa following the University of Alabama football team as well as attending all home basketball games. We spent two weeks in Spain and Italy last year and two weeks in France traveling with friends. In the past 5 years we have been to Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey and France. We like to plan our own trips and prefer to drive rather than travel with large groups. We have two married daughters and two elementary age grandchildren. We have been very blessed with our family, friends, success and especially our health.