Last weekend I got to travel to the small, quaint town of Highlands, NC for a wedding.
As a new Southern transplant, I had not been to Highlands and hadn't heard much about it.
Needless to say, I was pretty excited to check it out.
First, I was shocked at how quick the trip was to get there.
Only 2.5 hours and that was door to door.
I'm a road trip lover.
If it were up to me I would hop in the car every weekend.
2.5 hours was nothing.
The drive to Highlands was easy and the small towns we passed through killed the time.
(We were in a bit of rush to get there and back, so next time I'd like to explore the towns on the way more)
I plan to squeeze in lots of thrifting and country store stops next time around.
Once we pulled into Highlands it was just as I expected.
A short strip of little shops and stores.
(It reminded me a bit of Lake Arrowhead in CA)
(view from our window)
We stayed at a little Bed and Breakfast called
It was perfect. (We even got an upgrade to a larger room with a view of Main Street).
I would highly suggest this place to anyone.
Very laid back and homey.
Fireplaces, dining area, sweet rooms and good tea.
My travel companion and I had a few hours to kill before the wedding time, so we just perused Main St.
We knew of some famous waterfalls near Highlands so we decided to check those out as well.
This is a must. For a drive of only 5 minutes to the falls it was very worth it.
The weather was a bit chilly so we didn't hike to the bottom of the second waterfall.
I must say during the Winter it is quite dead in Highlands.
While I like the remote and quiet feeling of the town, I imagine the Spring/Summer/Fall are a bit more hoppin' giving Highlands some life.
We also stopped and ate lunch at the best little place,
Our Bed and Breakfast host suggested it.
When she first mentioned it was in a grocery store, I thought this had to be the only place open during off season and had pretty low expectations.
To my surprise it was excellent.
A MUST when you visit Highlands next.
The wedding reception took place at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn.
An unbelievable venue that felt so cozy and rustic.
It was a beautiful wedding and such a treat to be there.
The next morning we got up (a little late) and decided that rather than eating breakfast at the Inn we would head back to the grocery store and have a fresh biscuit.
It was all worth it.
A perfect end to our little trip.
Although we stayed overnight in Highlands you could absolutely go for the day.
A nice quick trip out of Atlanta.
My travel companion / wedding date (Mom)
Highlands on Dwellable