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

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We are pleased to welcome you to our lodge. We would be delighted to help you with any questions and requests you may have.

Contact person

Robin Nicholson

828-526-2267 - Reservations

We are looking forward to your visit!

For three generations the Mitchell Family has been welcoming guests and has seen Highlands grow from a small mountain town to an exclusive resort.

Al Bolt's Grandmother, Margaret "Peggy" Mitchell built the original log cabins on the property and opened them to her guests in May, 1939.

My grandmother was a hard working lady that was really before her time. She built "Mitchell's Motel", the first "motel" in Macon County in 1939, which was only a handful of log cabins until the 50's when she added more rooms and cottages on the current motel property and also at "Hemlock Lodge" which was a 2nd location in town.

Clarence "Doc" Mitchell Clarence "Doc" Mitchell pictured here in his favorite chair in the lobby of the lodge.

Clarence "Doc" Mitchell, as he was known in Highlands because he owned and operated the Highlands Rexall Pharmacy for almost 40 years. That is why my grandparents originally came to Highlands in 1933.

My mother, Margaret "Ann" Bolt O'Donnell, is the 2nd generation. She grew up on the property and operated Mitchell's Motel from 1982-1987.

Al, Renee Jamie and Alli Bolt From left to right:Al, Renee Jamie and Alli Bolt. And don't forget "Biscuit Bolt"

Al & Renee Bolt are the 3rd generation to welcome guests to Highlands. Al arrived at "Mitchell's Motel" in the spring of 1988. Al made several changes like moving the older "Hemlock Lodge" cottages onto the property in 1991 and building the Ceder Lodge in 2001.The 2021 Season is his 34th season here at Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages. 


Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages

264 Dillard Road

PO Box 1717

Highlands, NC 28741


Call us at:

(828) 526-2267

(800) 522-9874




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