Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages
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Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages

264 Dillard Road

PO Box 1717

Highlands, NC 28741


Reservations: 800 522-9874

Phone: 828 526-2267

Fax: 828 526-1643


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Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages

264 Dillard Road

PO Box 1717

Highlands, NC 28741


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800 522-9874




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April Newsletter


Spring is here! The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. The weather has been beautiful with temperatures reaching up to almost 70°. These beautiful spring days are perfect for hiking, fishing, and just spending quality time outdoors. Bridal Veil Falls and Dry Falls are unbelievable to see from underneath both waterfalls. If you like to hike, Whiteside Mountain has a great trail for the whole family to enjoy. Highlands also has many, many more outdoor family activities.


Add some thrill to your vacation by zipping through the tree canopy of the Smoky Mountains. The Highlands Aerial Park offers a ¼ mile line starting 210 feet. They even include a children’s course and a scenic nature walk for the whole family to learn about the flora and fauna of our temperate rain forest. You can view their website, for more information or call 828-526-8773 to make your reservations!


Bring your family to mine for spectacular gems at the Jackson Hole Trading Post and Gem Mine. They are located right on the immaculate Cullasaja Gorge. Open rain or shine, the gem mine is free for public viewing. There is a charge per bucket of gems. You can enjoy a cup of hot boiled peanuts while visiting their gift shop including their unique jewelry to homemade jams and jellies. Make sure to call 828-524-5850 for business hours. You can find mining coupons on their website at


When you come up to Highlands, don’t forget to bring your bathing suits! It is never too cold to swim in Highlands now that the Recreation Center offers their indoor swimming pool. The pool is open to the public, and also includes lap swims and aerobic classes. The Highland’s Pool Complex is also a great venue for pool parties! Check out the town of Highland’s page at for further information.


With all the excitement around Highlands, let’s not forget about what Highlands offers; unique boutiques and exquisite restaurants. Come to Highlands and see what is new to the area. Be the first to experience new menus at your favorite restaurants and the merchandise the new season brings to your favorite shops. Take advantage of our Mitchell’s Lodge staff. If you have any restaurant questions, or if you need reservations made, we are always here to make your stay better! We can also help you with tickets and information on the local theatres.


The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center is a great venue to watch your favorite plays and musicals. They have a busy month ahead starting with MET OPERA performing Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” on April 2nd. The PAC will show Bolshoi Ballet’s “Don Quixote” live on April 10th. Met Opera will once again be shown with Donizatti’s “Roberto D-evereux” on the 16th. Then “Elektra” on the 30th. For time and ticket information, call 828-526-9047 or look at their website at


After a romantic date to dinner, you can catch a movie at the Highland’s Playhouse. They play the newest movies on their retractable movie screen. “Zootopia” will be showing during the first week of April. They will be showing different movies throughout the month. In June, they will kick their season off with “Chicago.” You can get show and movie information by calling, 828-526-2695.


On April 8th, Paradiso & Rasamayi  are coming to Highlands. They will be performing at the Wellness Place on the Dillard Road from 7:00-9:00. Call for your tickets before they sale out, 828-526-9698.


With the flowers blooming as well as the town, April is a wonderful time to come to Highlands! The weather has been warm and welcoming so far thisSpring. All of our staff here at Mitchell’s Lodge are very excited for the new season. This is our 78th season welcoming our guests to Highlands. We have been taking your reservations for your familys summer vacation as well as planning for some great improvements throughout our property. We are hopeful to see you all once again this year. We are booking fast so start planning your vacation now! Feel free to call us to check availability or any lodging information you may need. We hope to hear from you soon!




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