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Highlands Vacation Package Deals

Get going on your ideal Highlands getaway! Let the crafty team here at Orbitz bundle the best value-for-money hotel and flight deals.

Do you want to save up to $369^? All you've got to do is combine your bookings by choosing your desired airfares, hotels, experiences and rental cars.

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Our packages will help you design the trip you've been daydreaming about. With limitless available options to bundle all your travel needs, the only thing you've got left to do is pack your bags!

Highlands Travel Guide

Where is Highlands?

Getting lost in a foreign place sounds romantic. But if you'd rather get to Highlands on the first try, listen up.

You'll discover it approximately 260 miles west of Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina, and around 16 miles south of Cullowhee.

900 locals are waiting for you in this corner of North Carolina Mountains.

Places to Visit in Highlands

Highlands Country Club is certainly among the most exclusive venues in the area. This club provides its members with plenty to do. Need some more options? Make sure you bring a camera to capture the remarkable cascades of Bridal Veil Falls. But wait, there's more! Cliffside Lake Recreation Area is a vast outdoor area where you and your friends can take part in some fun games and activities.

Car Rentals in Highlands

Nothing is as fun as exploring somewhere new with your own vehicle. If you're looking for car rentals in Highlands, Orbitz is here to help.

Where to stay in Highlands – Hotel Accommodation

At present, Orbitz lists just 8 hotels in Highlands. Get a move on and reserve a room — or you might miss out!

The Half-Mile Farm is one of the best high-end hotels. If that's not quite up your alley, consider the Old Edwards Inn and Spa, another fantastic option. On the other hand, check out the 200 Main (200 Main Street) or the Mitchell's Lodge And Cottages (264 Dillard Rd) if you're after a bargain booking.

Nearest Airports to Highlands

After sitting down in a cramped seat for hours, you'll be relieved to jump off the plane and stretch your legs at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). Situated 45 miles northeast of the downtown area, this is the main arrival point for those traveling via air.

Popular Places to Visit Near Highlands

Go to Highlands for its unique culture and style. Though, there are also esteemed attractions right around the corner! People from every corner of the globe flock to Dollywood. It's easily accessible from Gatlinburg, which is 50 miles away.

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No Cancellation Fees

Do you need to cancel or change your booking? Worried about a fee? You'll be delighted to hear that we don't have one!^ With a bit of luck, your chosen airline and hotel don't either, but it's a good idea to check in with them for confirmation.

Top Rated Hotels for your Highlands Vacation

Fairway Forest Resort
Fairway Forest Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 3077 U.S. Highway 64 E, Suite A, Sapphire, NC
$135
4.0/5 (5 reviews)

Sapphire is a great place to go hike and relax. Fairway is very nice.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019
Fairway Forest Resort features 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can ...
200 Main
200 Main
2.5 out of 5.0 200 Main Street, Highlands, NC
$190
4.7/5 (3 reviews)

I loved the shutters on the windows, the coffee maker, the color scheme and the bathroom. The noise from people above me, and housekeeping in the morning was very loud. Also, I wish there would have been a desk for my laptop. But overall - it was excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Guests of 200 Main have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk ...
The Park on Main
The Park on Main
3.5 out of 5.0 205 Main Street , Highlands, NC
$314
4.7/5 (6 reviews)

We had a very enjoyable stay this past weekend. The staff goes over and beyond to assist with anything you need. The rooms are very spacious and cozy. If you are bringing your dog along, this is dog Heaven! From dog beds, treats, dog park, etc.., they make your dog feel like they are a king!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019
Renovated in 2014, The Park on Main offers free WiFi in public areas, microwave in a common area, and a terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you ...

Things To Do during your Highlands Vacation

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