Herschel and Betsy Allen from the Atlanta area are the proud owners of the Lilac. "It s been our dream to live in the mountains for a long time" say the Allen s who discovered Highland Lake years ago, "and it s also nice to know that the marvelous Season s Restaurant, plus the lake and waterfall are just outside our doorstep!" Betsy and our award winning interior designer, Harry Deaton spent the better part of six months putting together the details of this magnificent home. This home has it all! Located just beneath three beautiful white pines in the Garden Hamlet near the Highland Lake Inn this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home is perfect for couples... or your extended family. The Master Suite on the main level is complete with a whirlpool in the master bath. In addition, there is a private balcony off one of the spacious second floor bedrooms, and luxury linens are throughout. The large screened porch is complete with lazy-day rockers. In the cozy living room is a fireplace for those crisp evenings. All of this makes us certain you ll want to stay awhile! Additional Luxury and Convenience Features in the Lilac include:New Flat Panel TV’s (Cable Service & DVD Players Included), Free Wireless Internet Access and Local Phone Service. Incidental Amenities Note: Boat usage on Highland Lake is included with the rental of Lilac. Seasonal swimming pool use at The Highland Lake Inn at Highland Lake is available with the rental of the Lilac for a fee paid directly to the Highland Lake Inn. Ask reservation agent for details regarding both these incidental amenities.
Additional amenities include: sofabed, coffee maker, virtual tour, 1 rollaway(s), furnished, 1 king bed(s), disposal, baby equipment, 8 dining capacity, lawn area, 5 ceiling fans, cd player, smoke free, utilities included, iron, vacuum cleaner, paddleboat, 2 single bed(s), 1 queen bed(s), long distance phone block, ironing board.Read more
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
A most wonderful cottage in a most wonderful location
Left on 11/20/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | E Fountain
We rented this cottage for a weekend. The first night I had friends up for a fun girls night together and the second night, my husband and I enjoyed a quiet night together. We all enjoyed walking the property and dining at Seasons restaurant. Although we only live about 30 minutes from Highland Lake Inn, it is like it is a world away. Steve was excellent in helping us find the right cottage for this weekend away. The cottage was beautifully appointed. The grounds of Highland Lake are like a story book. The food and service at Seasons restaurant were wonderful. We all can not wait to go back again one day. I highly recommend it whether for a romantic getaway or a fun filled trip with friends.
A super great weekend
Left on 10/08/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | B. Sanders
We had a wonderful time. The cottage was beyond our expectations, it had everything in there to make it a home away from home, as well as lovely and clean The whole area of the cottages was beautiful, just outstanding. One of the many things we liked a lot was how easy it was to get to asheville and Hendersonville, both towns were a joy to visit.
It was a fabulous family getaway.
Left on 07/18/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Linda Schwartz
It is 5 years since we discovered the area thanks to friends of my son and daughter-in-law.The last two years we have stayed in the same home. It is perfectly charming and well equipped. This last trip we had horrendous weather however the house was bright and cheerful.It is near the grandchildren's camp and is a good transition spot.
The day before I left I discovered a classmate had moved into one of the homes in March. In between rain drops I was able to walk to her home. We had a wonderful visit and caught up after many years apart.My husband even met a children's author while doing a walk.It is definitely a retreat we will return to.
Satellite Beach, FL
Private, yet Convenient- Great for a Family Get-away!
Left on 07/18/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Fran
While our friends were staying at the adjacent Highland Lake Inn for the wedding weekend we were part of, we enjoyed the Lilac Cottage, which was actually closer to the Grand Old Hall than they were! Unlike the cottages at the other property, the Lilac was modern, had dependable wifi, an extremely well-stocked kitchen, and a bathroom for each bedroom. The screened porch over-looking the paddock was perfect for a late afternoon gathering with its many rocking chairs. We recommend this cottage for 6, even though you could have the 9 that it would accommodate. (We like the privacy of the 3 bedrooms.)
We enjoyed the downstairs master king suite with its enormous bathroom and jetted tub. It opens to the screened porch and had a beautiful view of the property out the windows. The upstairs queen suite has a deck opening off the bedroom, also overlooking the paddock. The other upstairs bedroom has twin beds that have the accessories to be turned into a king. The decor throughout is charming. The a/c was perfect for the summer heat. We walked down to the lake and enjoyed the paddle boats. We believe that the cottages at Highland Lake Properties would be perfect for a family reunion or multiple families wanting to get away together. It is convenient that the Highland Lake Inn & restaurant are adjacent, though we didn't try the restaurant. We went into asheville a couple of times to enjoy the downtown and it was an easy drive. The property manager was simple to deal with. The keys were waiting at the cottage when we arrived and there was no need to deal with an office. For 3 bedrooms, we paid less for the weekend that 3 rooms at the adjacent lodge would have been for superior accommodations!
Can't wait to go back!
Left on 04/05/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | Bear Family
We stay at highland lake every year. We love it! There are so many wonderful activities in the area. This was out first time staying in Lilac and we hope to stay there again. it is beautifully decorated and we were thrilled to find the closets stocked with everything we needed for our young kids (pack-n-play, baby gate, and toys/games galore.)
All the comforts of home and then some
Left on 11/12/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Lisa
We enjoyed this cabin because it has the amenities for a great vacation and is as comfortable as home. The owners have made it their own and then have been willing to share that with renters. We always enjoy our stays there - we are repeat customers. And Highland Lake Properties is great to work with and satisfies all of our needs quickly and easily. They've really got it down!
We'd stay at Lilac again just to enjoy the screened porch.
Left on 08/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Lowcountry Family
This was our family's second visit to the property, but it was our first stay at Lilac. We loved the casual, family-friendly atmosphere. The goats are the big draw in our visits. This year we all enjoyed the antics of the baby goat. The swings were also a hit with the children and adults. We looked for a swing on a very long rope but couldn't find it. Maybe we remembered wrong? We look forward to bring our other grands ro Lilac in a few years.
My stay was a in relaxed atmosphere in a very comfortable setti
Left on 08/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Linda
Our two grandchildren were picked up from their camp and this was a perfect place for our families to reunite and unwind.The house was very cozy and warm and each of us enjoyed all of the amenities therein. The location of the cottage was close to many attractions: restaurants, stores and the convenience of being close to the heart of the cities of Flat Rock and Hendersonville.
We Love Highland Lake Properties
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | bear family
We stay at Highland Lake Properties every year and Lilac is a great house! Highland lake is an extremely relaxing place for a family to get away and recharge.
Left on 12/04/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | joel
House was fantastic and our third stay in the home. Only negatives I have is that needs bigger TV downstairs and better wireless internet.
Palm Coast, Florida
Wonderful Stay at Lilac Cottage
Left on 11/06/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Gerry
My husband, sister, niece and I absolutely loved the cottage. From the moment you walk in the door you feel right at home. The decor, the comfortable bedding, the setting, the wonderful screened porch all combined to make a perfect stay. We love Highland Leke--it's special.
Another awesome time
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | DaveC
We love staying at the Garden Hamlets for our annual family reunion. The Lilac is a great family cabin: very large and clean, 3 bedrooms each with their own bath, plenty of toys and games for the kids and goats, chickens and ducks right out the front door. The only downside was having to pay extra for the swimming pool.
Left on 07/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Debbie
The Lilac is a great cottage, wonderfully furnished with all the comforts of home. Highland Lake is right in the middle of several areas around the asheville area that are fun to explore. Our only regret is that we didn't plan to stay longer to enjoy all the area has to offer.
Love the South
Washington DC area
Perfect Stay ... Wonderful Home
Left on 05/11/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Love the South
The Lilac Cottage is now one of our favorite vacation homes and we can't wait to return! It is perfectly outfitted and comfortable. We traveled with two teenagers and had plenty of space. and comfort. The owners have thoughtfully provided amenities for all age groups, and the floor plan nicely allows for many types of visiting groups. We enjoyed the serene setting and proximity to so many sights/activites.
Left on 01/24/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Shellie
My family had a wonderful time at this cottage and the location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. We went snow tubing and toured the small town of Hendersonville, plus hiked to a couple different waterfalls.The check in was extremley easy and the cabin was fully stocked with everything. We will be back!
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