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


Mitchell's Lodge and Cottages Policies:

A one night depost is required to guarantee all reservations for the specific arrival and departure date. 
The deposit will be applied to the unused portion of your stay in the event of a late arrival or early departure. Confirmed reservations are held for the arrival date only. For reservations longer than one week, a two night's deposit is required. All deposits are non-transferable to another date. 
Rates are subject to change from the published rates unless you have a confirmed reservation with confirmation number. 
All rates are subject to state and local taxes - currently 9.75%. 

Check in: 4 pm or after. Check out: 12 pm.

A late fee will apply to all departures after 12 pm.

On weekends during our peak season there is always a 2 night minimum stay in all of our accommodations. Some holidays may require a 3 night minimum.

Firewood is not supplied in any of our wood burning fireplaces. Please bring your own or purchase at the local grocery store in Highlands.

Pet Policy: 
Pets are not allowed in any accommodations except for the Chestnut #1, Hemlock #2, Pine #3 and Oak #4 Cottages. These four cottages are pet friendly with a $25.00 per pet fee. 

Smoking Policy: 
This is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is not allowed inside of any of our accommodations. Smoking is allowed outside on our grounds, decks, balconies and porches. 

Privacy Policy: 
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone. 

Security Policy: 
Our booking engine, uses a VeriSign Extended Validation SSL which gives Web site visitors an easy and reliable way to establish trust online. Only SSL Certificates with Extended Validation (EV) will trigger high security Web browsers to display a green address bar with the name of the organization that owns the SSL Certificate and the name of the Certificate Authority that issued it. The green bar shows site visitors that the transaction is encrypted and the organization has been authenticated according to the most rigorous industry standard. 

Refund Policy: 
Your deposit/ sale will be refunded, less a 50% cancellation fee per room, if we are notified at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. 
Your deposit cannot be refunded if the cancellation is made less than 14 days from your scheduled arrival date.


Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages

264 Dillard Road

PO Box 1717

Highlands, NC 28741


Call us at:


800 522-9874




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2017 Newsletter

With the stunning warm weather, Highlands is already in full swing. All of our favorite
boutiques and restaurants are open and as excited as we are for a busy season! The most exciting event in May here at Mitchell’s is planting our Tuberous Begonias! Our Begonias have been here for decades. We can’t tell you how many people jump from their cars to touch them to see if they are real. We even catch the locals driving through the lodge later in the summer just to see and take pictures of them.


We had great winter, but are ready to see what the new season will hold. With all the local attractions ready for business, there is more than enough to do in Highlands.


The Jackson Hole Gem Mine is once again in full swing. Right on the Cullasaja Gorge, the gem mine is a great place for the whole family to enjoy. There are many types of gems that can be found while mining. You can also get your gems cut for special souvenir jewelry. There is also a gift shop with different gems and minerals to take home. You can view their website at or call 828.524.5850 for information.


The Highlands Biological Station is a must see when visiting Highlands. The Biological Station includes different stations from the beautiful Botanical Gardens to the Nature Center. The Biological Station will hold several events, lectures, and seminars throughout the month. Print out their events calendar through their website at


On Wednesday May 10th, the Highlands Hospice Foundation will host their first ever annual Hospice House Gala. The evening will include dinner, music, and an auction. Hattie Bryant will be the guest speaker. This event will start at 6:30 pm.


From 3:00 until 5:00 pm., 5/10/17, The Ugly Dog Pub will host a book signing for the Highlands Writers Group. Money purchased from books will go to the Highlands local library. There will be complimentary wine and cheese. The Ugly Dog Pub hosts trivia each Tuesday night, and a live band on the weekends.


The Highlands Cashiers Players Club will be performing the play, “Don’t Cry for me Margaret Mitchell.” Although 1st generation owner of our Mitchell’s Lodge is Margaret Mitchell, the play is a comedy of the famous writer of “Gone with the Wind.”    

The play will be held at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center from May 18th through 21st.


Also at the Performing Arts Center, the will have a live showing of MET Opera’s “Der Rosenkavalier” on May 13th. On the 20th, they will be viewing National Theatre Live’s, “Twelfth Night.” You can call the box office at 828.526.9047 or look at for times and ticket information.


Friday Night Lights will once again be entertaining the sidewalks of Main Street each Friday night beginning this month. Different mountain style bands will liven up the streets each week from 6-9pm.


On Saturday, May 27th, the Mountain Garden Club will host a plant sale at the Baseball Field starting at 9:00 am.


The Highlands Nature Center will have a summer camp for children ages 4-6, between May 30th-June 2nd. Campers will be exposed to plant and tree basics while exploring in the Highlands Botanical Garden. Call 828-526-2623 for further information.


On August 21st, Highlands will be right in the path of a total solar eclipse!! You could not find a better seat than right on this plateau to watch the moon line directly up with the sun.This is an event you don’t want to miss! If you can not make it to Highlands to see the eclipse, watch it online on our live webcam,


The Annual Food and Wine Festival will be returning for another year. The festival welcomes chefs from around the country as well as our favorite locals such as: Chris Heurta from Madisons, Gabe Murray at Mountain Fresh, Nicolo D’Angelo from The Log Cabin, and Wolfgang Green from Wolfgangs. The Food and Wine festival will begin with a “Grand Tasting” at 7:00 p.m. on November 9th. The remainder of the weekend will include more events including the popular “Sip and Stroll,” where you can walk around Main Street while tasting wine. The weekend will end on Sunday morning with a “Gospel Brunch.” Tickets are now on sale for each event. For event and ticket information, view the Food and WIne

Festival website at,  


There are many wonderful restaurants to choose from in Highlands including, Italian, French, Asian, and Seafood, just to name a few. Please feel free to call the front desk here at Mitchell’s Lodge for all of the restaurants information. We will also be pleased to make any dinner recommendations and reservations you may need.

As one of the newest restaurants in town, The Log Cabin’s chef, Nicolo D’Angelo, does an amazing job on his Italian specialties.  Their menu is never the same, since they are always cooking up what is freshest in the local farms. Located in an 1924 year log cabin, the venue is comfortable and quaint, perfect for the Highlands’ ambiance. They are open for dinner nightly. You can call 828.526.5777 to make reservations, or the front desk at Mitchell’s Lodge can make them for you.


To wind down the night, go see a movie at the Highlands Playhouse. They show the most popular movies out. Also throughout the year, the Playhouse will perform different plays.  The Playhouse will start out with “Cabernet” between June 22nd- July 8th. They will also perform a popular broadway musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum.” The musical will be performed between July 13th-29th. If you enjoy a round of golf, then you will enjoy the comedy, “Fox on the Fairway.” You can see the play between August 3rd-19th. Based on the famous singer/actress, Rosemary Clooney, the playhouse will perform a musical biography called, “Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical.” The show will on premiere on August 24th through the September 3rd. The Highlands Playhouse has a great website with information on all the shows they will perform and which movies they will be playing on the retractable movie screen. The website is,


Mitchell’s Lodge is the perfect place to unwind after a long winter. Our pavilion is open with a wood burning fireplace to enjoy those cool nights. Make sure to escape with a book and glass of wine to our “Secret Spot” located overlooking a stream. Summer Break is right around the corner, so make sure to plan a vacation with the whole family! We are booking up quickly for the summer and fall, so call soon to make your reservations. Call today and pay in full to receive 15% off your stay. See you soon!


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Also, check out our live webcam on our website,


We hope to see you soon!




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