We invite you to spend a relaxing weekend or week at Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages and take advantage of our great location in beautiful Highlands, NC. Our guests come back time and time again to take in the breath-taking scenery, excellent shopping and local attactions.


Find out more about our cozy, quaint accommodations that are individually decorated and designed. Get ready to kick back, relax and enjoy your time with us. 


From our 4118 ft. elevation, we have been a part of Highlands, NC history since 1939 when were were known as Mitchell's Motel. 2015 marks our 76th Year and is a Highlands landmark. 

For three generations, the Mitchell family has been welcoming guests and has seen Highlands grow from a small mountain town to an exclusive resort which offers quaint shops and specialty boutiques, summer theatre, art galleries, chamber music, exquisite dining and many other cultural attractions.


From your first visit we know you will want to vacation here again. and again.

Discover the advantages of staying with us. We offer relaxed comfort, first-rate service and an ideal starting point for your vacation plans. Whether you seek a comfortable guestroom or a completely furnished vacation cabin, we have the perfect accommodations for you. 


We hope to see you soon! 

The Mitchell Family




Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages

264 Dillard Road

PO Box 1717

Highlands, NC 28741


Call us at:


800 522-9874




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5/7/15 Newsletter


With all of the April showers we had, the May flowers are in bloom and gorgeous! The trees are once again full of life as well as the town.  This is the time of year when our magnificent begonias will be replanted to awe our guests. We’ve had a great winter, but are excited to start up the season. With the new season here, there are many activities going on throughout the month.


Starting today is the Gem Show. The Gem Show is located right at the bottom of the mountain on HWY 64 West in Franklin. You can enjoy all different types of gems, jewelry, bead supplies and much more during May 7th-10th. There is no admission fee, so feel free to stop by as you please.


If you would rather look for gems than look at them, then check out the Jackson Hole Trading Post and Gem Mine. This is located on HWY 64 West between Highlands and Franklin. The gem mine is set in an astonishing location right next to the Cullasaja River and Falls. You can call for more information, 828-526-5850.


The Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club is hosting their annual Mother’s Day Bridge Tournament during May 6th- 9th. The tournament is located at the Highlands Community Building.  For information call 828-526-8334.


The Bascom will be hosting the Collective Spirits Food and Wine Festival during the weekend of May 14th-16th. . The 3 day festival includes: private wine dinners with top chefs and world class wines, wine and food tastings, and a Gala auction with dinner. For information call 828-526-4949 or view there website at http://www.collectivespirits.com/Collective-Spirits/collective-spirits-2015 .  


Later in the month, the Mountain Garden Club will be having their annual plant sale at the Highlands Baseball Field. They will sale plants from 9:00 a.m.- noon on May 23rd. In case of bad weather, the sale will be changed to May 24th from 1:00 – 4:00.


The night of May 22nd will be the start of Friday Night Live on Town Square. The local Johnny Webb Band will be the entertainment for the night. They have performed at many venues around the Western North Carolina area. Their music includes a variety of country songs throughout a 50 year span, as well as their own. Come see the Johnny Webb Band perform between 6:00- 8:00  p.m.


The Lipscomb Performing Arts Center will be hosting National Theatre Live a couple times this month. On Saturday May, 9th , “The Hard Problem” will be performed and a week later “Man & Superman,” will be performed on the 16th.  For ticket and performance information, call the box office 828-526-9047.


The Highlands Playhouse will be showing some movies on their retractable 35’ movie screen. From now until May 7th the Playhouse will show, “Woman in Gold.” During May 8th- 14th, “Age of Adeline” will be showing. With Mother’s Day this weekend, the Highlands Playhouse will be performing “Love Letters.” This will only be performed for the 8th, 9th, and 10th.  Hurry and buy your ticket before they sell out! For time and ticket information, call their box office 828-526-2695 or find information on their website at http://www.highlandsplayhouse.org/ .


With much already to do in Highlands, there is always time to relax. Mitchell’s Lodge is the perfect place to unwind after a long winter. Our ducks and fish are enjoying their lake right on our property. Our pavilion is open for season with a wood burning fireplace to enjoy the crisp nights. We are booking up quickly for summer and fall, so call and make your reservations. Remember to ask about our 15% early bird discount. See you soon!


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

                                                         Thomas Tusser