Quick Facts

Highlands has been a mountain respite for over a century allowing our visitors to unwind while being treated to the finest amenities.

We feature several spas for those requiring special attention. Our accommodations range from historic inns and quaint bed and breakfasts to hotels and cabins. Homes are available for rent by the week or month.

For your dining experience, you may sample various culinary cuisines from over twenty restaurants including seven who have been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Nature is never far away with waterfalls, hiking trails, and varied outdoor adventures awaiting you. You can experience llama treks to all terrain vehicle tours through the forests. White water rafting is nearby. For those less adventurous, there is horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, tennis, and golf.

If you are looking for a cultural experience, we have professional summer stock theater at the Highlands Playhouse,  Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music concerts, the American Museum of Cut and Engraved Glass, and varied other productions. The Center for Life Enrichment offers several classes each week on varied topics. Enjoy the auction at Scudders or shows at various art galleries.

Several non profits have events throughout the year. Check our calendar for events by the Highlands Historical Society, Bascom Center for Visual Arts , The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Carpe Diem Farms, the Art League of Highlands, the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society, and Mountain Garden Club.

Shopping in our little village includes unique shops featuring art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, crafts, home furnishing, and a broad range of retail selections not found at your neighborhood mall.

Young people can enjoy programs at the Highlands Nature Center, Performing Arts Center, Highlands Playhouse, and the Highlands Recreation Center.