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




Or use our contact form.

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It’s hard to believe that we are already starting another month in the New Year!

New Year’s resolutions are starting to wear off and the cold weather is still here. Highlands has yet to see much snow and hopefully before we know it, spring will be in the air. Snow fell yesterday but it was only a dusting. Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter yesterday but General Beauregard Lee in Georgia and also Nibbles in Asheville predicted an early Spring, so we will take their predictions! Hopefully we will get that one “good” snow before the winter is through though?

To insure you do see some snow this year, stay with us and we will get you tubing reservations for the Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center. They always have snow! They offer snow tubing and ice skating for all ages. There is also a restaurant on site to enjoy after a long day of playing in the snow. For hours of operation, feel free to call them at 828-526-3737 or check out their website at www.scalymountain.com.

If you are more adventurous, Sapphire Valley Ski Resort offers skiing and snow boarding. If you are a beginner, lessons are available. For hours of operations call their hotline at 828-743-1162.

The Jackson Hole Gem Mine is open year round for the non-snow lovers. Their winter hours are tentative until the first of April s make sure to call them at 828-524-5850, or we can call for you.

The Highlands Playhouse is no longer just live theater anymore. It also houses a 35 foot movie screen and state of the art digital movie equipment and shows first run movies. Visit their website, http://www.highlandsplayhouse.org/movies.html, to see what is showing when you come up.

With the thought of spring dancing around in our heads, don’t forget about the month of love! Remember Valentine’s Day is on a weekend this year! The following Monday is President’s Day which means a 3 day weekend. Highlands will have plenty to keep you and your honey occupied and fed during your romantic weekend getaway. Most of your favorite restaurants will be open for Valentine’s weekend. Our front desk staff can help pick out the perfect restaurant for you and your loved one and we are more than happy to make your reservations.

After a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day, why not see a show as well? MET Opera will be performing Bartok’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” and Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” at the Lispscomb Performing Arts Center. Call the box office at 828-526-9047 for ticket information and performance times.  

To make your Valentine’s weekend even more romantic, how about getting your special someone beautiful roses and delicious chocolate dipped strawberries! Checkout our website, www.mitchellslodge.com  or feel free to call us 1-800-522-9874 for more information on our Valentine’s Package. Let us know if you would like us to purchase anything else for you to make your special weekend as easy and romantic as possible.

We hope to see you soon!

Call and make your reservations today!