Over the Labor Day holiday, we decided to escape the heat and head up to the Highlands. Highlands, North Carolina that is. This trip makes the second time I’ve been to the little mountain city, on our first visit we stayed at the Old Edwards Inn located on Main Street.
For this visit, since my sister and brother-in-law would be joining us we opted for a VRBO through Highlands Vacation Rentals. After navigating a rather treacherous driveway (so glad we weren’t there during the winter season) we made ourselves at home in our little Highlands abode. As always we scanned over the list that the rental agency left us, which warned that ‘our neighborhood’ did have bears and if we decided to go on a walk, bringing along a whistle was advised.
One of the things we enjoyed the most about our little vacation rental was the landscaping in front and the walled garden that could be seen from the living room. On a foodie side note, throughout our Highland getaway we made use of the plates and mugs that the owner had collected from Italy. Such a nice touch especially when I was lamenting about the fact that I wished I was in Italy along with a few of my favorite fellow bloggers (Paris in Four Months and Margo & Me).
This little dining area was to your right the moment you walked through the front door, and the dining room, living room and kitchen flowed together in the homes largest open space.
We created this delicious charcuterie board with fresh produce, cheeses and dried fruits and nuts that we picked up from the Ingles in Cashiers. If you’re staying in a VRBO and planning on making most of your meals, stopping in Cashiers on your way up to Highlands is your best bet when it comes to a full fledged grocery store. There are a few speciality markets in town, but you really can’t beat the selection at the Ingles in Cashiers.
On Sunday morning mom whipped up everyone a fresh omelet and I shared the ‘take and bake’ scones that I picked up at Cream + Flutter.
Master Bedroom with natural light shimmering through the windows.
The walled garden just off of the living room, that gave the illusion of a much larger space.
My bedroom for the trip… alas the mattress was not the best but at least I had windows along one wall, and since I was just off the kitchen I could tip toe out for breakfast before anyone else was up.
My moms room and it’s ‘wild’ decor.
Walking barefoot through the garden… soaking up all the nature.