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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We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! What better way to start off the New Year with a peaceful getaway to the mountains. Pack your most comfortable pajamas and favorite book to cuddle up next to a fireplace in your quaint room in the Cedar Lodge. Why not even snuggle with your furry four legged companion in our pet friendly cottages by the fireplace as well? Come visit us in the lobby to enjoy our delicious hot chocolate, crackling wood burning fireplace, and warming hospitality. If you like to spend most of your time outdoors, make sure to bring your warmest clothes and snow boots just in case. The frozen waterfalls are the perfect touch to the winter season.


We have only seen a few dustings so far this winter, but if you would like to see and play in the snow, visit the Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center on Hwy 106. They offer snow tubing and ice skating for the whole family. There is also an onsite restaurant for after a long day in the snow, you can enjoy a nice meal to refuel. Visit their website at scalymountain.com for further details.


Take a lesson, or refine your skills in skiing or snowboarding at Sapphire Valley just on the other side of Cashiers, NC. They offer private or group lessons and snow tubing as well.


The winter months are the best time to zip line at theHighlandsAerialParkon Hwy 106. With no leaves on the trees, you can see for miles more while zooming through the canopy of the Nantahala Forrest Mountains. For the children, the park offers a children’s course called the “Brave Indian.” Parents, this course may look tempting to do as well, but remember it is only for the children. For more information and reservations, check out their website at www.highlandscanopytour.com.


Even though the town in now quiet, there still are several activities inHighlandsgoing on throughout the month:


January 17th- MET opera performs “The Merry Widow” at the Lipscomb Performing Arts Center

January 24th- National Theatre Live performs “Treasure Island” at the Lipscomb Performing Arts Center

January 24th- OldEdwardsInn hosts a champagne dinner at “The Farm.”

January 25th- Bolshoi Ballet performs “SwanLake” at the Lipscomb Performing Arts Center

January 30th- February 1st- Join the three authors: Pat Conroy, Cassandra King, and Ron Rash for an intimate weekend atOldEdwardsInn for their Words, Wines and Friends event.  Space is limited!

January 31st- MET opera returns to the Lipscomb Performing Arts Center to perform “Les Contes d’Hoffman”


The chilly Highlandsweather will put you in the mood for a romantic date to dinner and a show. Remember to call us at the lodge to confirm which restaurants are open this time of year, and we will be more than happy to make reservations for you.


Other than the celebration of the New Year, Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is 3 days away. Come spend your 3 day weekend at Mitchell’s Lodge and receive a $25 off any room, suite or cottage this weekend, January, 16th through January, 19th*.  Call to book your room today before we fill up! 800-522-9874 or www.mitchellslodge.com



Happy New Year from Mitchell’s Lodge and Cottages.

We look forward to another great year and can not wait for you to be a part of it!



Year’s end is neither an end nor a

 Beginning but a going on, with all the

 Wisdom that experience can instill in us

       - Hal Boland




*Valid on NEW Reservations ONLY

*Cannot be combined with any other specials

*Offer valid between January 16th-19th, 2015 ONLY