Brand New in 2010 and A Great Value in The Garden Hamlet at Highland Lake! One of our newest vacation homes, The Romance Cottage sleeps 4 and is your own private sanctuary in the Heart of Highland Lake! Flat Panel TV’s, a Cozy Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Stainless Steal Appliances, Granite Countertops and loaded with lots of charm this cottage home has been professionally decorated and it is easy to see all the attention to detail, design, comfort and convenience that help add to the character of this charming home. With a great view from the covered porch on the pasture side you’ll enjoy grilling out or just laze away the days in this... one of kind vacation retreat! Exclusive guest arrival amenities in the Romance Cottage include: 2 complimentary bottles of wine, 1 complimentary bottle of spring water, starter gourmet coffee service and a starter compliment of luxury “Tommy Bahamas” bath, shower and lotion toiletries. Luxury and Convenience Features in the Romance Cottage include: Flat Panel TV’s (Cable Service & DVD Players Included), Free Wireless Internet Access and Local Phone Service. Incidental Amenities Note: Free boat usage at Highland Lake is included with the rental of Romance Cottage. Seasonal swimming pool use at The Highland Lake Inn at Highland Lake is available with the rental of the Romance for a fee paid directly to the Highland Lake Inn. Ask reservation agent for details regarding both these incidental amenities.
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, 2 ceiling fans, 1 rollaway(s), virtual tour, walk in shower, disposal, furnished, utilities included, smoke free, 2 dining capacity, vacuum cleaner, 1 queen bed(s), long distance phone block, ironing board.Read more
Highland lake is awesome and we will definitely stay here again!
Left on 03/24/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Sarah
This was our second time staying in this cottage and we loved it! It's the perfect spot to relax and get away from the city. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat.
Left on 01/29/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Julia
Romance cottage was cozy, comfortable, well-appointed, and affordable. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, and the location is charming.
I'd definitely stay there again!
New Salem MA
Very sweet cottage for two
Left on 01/17/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Jo B.
This is a beautifully appointed small cottage that is aptly named Romance Cottage. It is perfect for a couple and beautifully situated close to Highland Lake. A one bedroom one bath cottage, it has a comfortable rollaway bed for a third person, child or friend. The manager of the property Steve is very helpful & responsive making the whole rental experience carefree & easy. I would return without hesitation & recommend this cottage wholeheartedly.
Perfect cottage and location to relax.
Left on 09/04/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Michelle
My husband and I stayed at the Romance Cottage in Flat Rock and loved every minute of it. The cottage was perfect for a getaway. The location was nice, very quiet you can just walk around on the property, take the nearby trail and canoe or kayak on the lake. I will absolutely go back.
A Little Jewel
Left on 05/22/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | PaulB
A perfect place for a couple to kick back and enjoy themselves. Everything was waiting when we arrived. The cabin is tucked away in a quiet setting. Everything in the cabin is high-end. Granite, leather and stainless, and it has a dead quiet heating and cooling system. We had occasion to use both modes, due to the weather. Great hiking, close to the local golf course and just minutes to town. The wifi worked well, but cell phone service is marginal. We expect to enjoy the cabin several times in the future.
Mooresville, North Carolina
Great Weekend Getaway
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | Nancy
We found this property to be a great place for a weekend getaway. It was easy to book, and the property was immaculate. We thought the location was convenient for hiking in nearby Dupont State Forest, and urban exploration of Hendersonville and Flat Rock. We saw a play in town, and had a fabulous dinner at Seasons Restaurant, just a walk away from the cottage. The meal alone will make us want to return, but altogether, this was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday!
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in June 2012 | Nichole R.
We stayed here the first week of June 2012, and I meant to write a review earlier. The cottage was clean, beautiful and well appointed. It was perfect for the two/three of us (our daughter stayed with us the night before we dropped her off at camp and the night we picked her up). We would love to stay here again!
Perfect romantic weekend getaway!
Left on 03/25/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Sarah
The cottage was absolutely perfect! Very well appointed and clean. Check-In was a breeze as we had already handled the paperwork before we arrived. Without a doubt I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a romantic getaway or quiet retreat. We will definitely be planning another trip soon!
A Great Escape for Rest and Ministry Planning
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Pastor April
I am a pastor and needed a quiet place to get away for a planning retreat. I spent four nights alone at this lovely cottage and was able to plan sermons and activities for the entire year! The house was very comfortable (although a little chilly downstairs unless the gas logs were left on...of course it was January!!) The service was wonderful when I registered and the housekeeping staff was awesome! I had a great walk down to the lake and spent time resting on the dock, enjoying the beauty of God's creation. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Lake and would highly recommend it to folks wanting to spend some quiet time away from the usual rat race!
Love this place!!
Left on 02/02/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Harleyhiker
This is our second stay in the Romance Cottage and it definitely won't be our last. We love this place, it's cozy, always spotless, and in a great location. We love the Flat Rock/Hendersonville area, so much to do with hiking, biking, quaint little shops to browse in, and great restaurants.
Peaceful, New Year's 'Babymoon'
Left on 01/16/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Tracy
We stayed at the lovely cottage for three nights over New Year's. The price couldn't be beat for such a great, updated facility. We rented movies from the Redbox at the CVS just down the road, got groceries from the Ingles about 2 miles away, and drove into nearby Hendersonville several times for shopping and dining. We took one of the canoes out for a picnic, which was really nice. There weren't many canoes to choose from though, and I could see this being a problem during the summertime. The only major complaint was that the heating unit for the cottage doesn't seem adequate to heat the entire space efficiently. We had to crank it up to 87 degrees to be somewhat comfortable downstairs, while still wearing layers of clothes/blankets to watch movies. When we'd retire to the bedroom upstairs for the night, we were very hot up there and had to completely cut off the heat and open up windows. The same cycle would repeat the next day. One other unexpected finding was that the cottages are all very close together. From the photo of the Romance Cottage, it looks very secluded from the other properties. By looking at the property on Google Earth, you can get an idea of the layout of the properties. I imagined it as a very nice campground with cottages rather than tents. Overall, we really enjoyed our time at the Romance Cottage.
Romance Cottage Getaway
Left on 01/16/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | April
My boyfriend and I recently rented this cottage for a long weekend. We wanted to be close to asheville so we could go to the Biltmore one day for a tour. This is really a beautiful place. I especially loved the kitchen with all of the stainless steel appliances and kitchen accessories that I would need to cook some meals myself. It was extremely clean and decorated beautifully. We found our trip to be very relaxing and especially enjoyed the goat farm, chicken coop, short walk to the lake, paddle boats, and canoes available on site. We want to go back in the summer.
Left on 11/12/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Briana Tucker
The place was extremely clean and looks just as nice as the pictures! My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and we enjoyed staying here! If you are staying in the area, book one of the cottages!
Will return every year!
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | grits2329
We stayed in the Romance Cottage for 3 nights on our honeymoon and it is the perfect little cottage for two! The decor was wonderful and the bed very comfortable! The cottage was very clean and the two complementary bottles of wine and water were great!! We felt right at home and the surrounding neighbors were all very friendly! Enjoyed walking around and checking out the surrounding area. The mamma goat had just had a lamb and it was so much fun to walk down to the barn and watch it jumping around!! Sooo cute! Only about 10 min. to downtown Hendersonville, and 5 to downtown Flat Rock. Great location!! Steve was so nice and helpful- Highland Lake Properties are the best!!We will be returning annually for our anniversary!!
Absolutely wonderful, relaxing, and much needed get-away weekend
Left on 06/21/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | BAlmond
I contacted Highland Lake Properties by email and realtor Steve Collins was very accomodating to our schedule and finances and went out of his way to answer questions and arrange our weekend stay.
The home is adorable and comfortable. Decorated beautifully. My husband and I loved it! Stayed in the Romance Cottage which I would recommend for a couple, perfect for the two of us. Cottages were closer to each other than I had expected but no problem-very quiet neighborhood.
Located a short distance from downtown Hendersonville and Flat Rock. We walked around downtown Hendersonville on Sat morning which we both thoroughly enjoyed. We ate breakfast from the McFarlan's Bakery there (delicious). We ate lunch at Mike's downtown. Enjoyed the atmosphere of eating outside. The weather was absolutely beautiful that weekend!
Went to Dupont Park. You don't know it's there unless you are looking for it. Absolutely beautiful example of God's handiwork! We love waterfalls so we just spent the whole afternoon walking from one to the other. Notice, I said walking! Be prepared cause it took us 4 hours to walk to 4 waterfalls but it was well worth every sore muscle we had the next day! Take water and snacks. Walk up to the top of Bridal Veil Falls and the bottom of Triple Falls and Highland Falls or you'll miss part of the experience and beauty. The only complaint I have is the park would not pull up on our GPS and the roads are not marked clearly for the park at all. Stop and get directions in Flat Rock. It is only about 15-20 minutes from Flat Rock and so well worth your time to visit! We ate at Hubba Bubba's BBQ in Flat Rock after our adventure at Dupont Park and it was delicious BBQ with outside seating too. The place is not fancy but the food is excellent---right up our alley! (FYI They don't take credit or debit cards so be prepared with cash.)
Wonderful weekend. We enjoyed everything and will go again and highly recommend the property and the area.
Idyllic Stay in County Setting
Left on 05/01/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Cathy
We loved the Romance Cottage at Highland Lake in Flat Rock. It was tastefully decorated and had everything we wanted from the flat screen tv and wireless internet to the fireplace and relaxing back porch. We especially enjoyed meeting the goats, chickens, and the white peacock. I highly recommend this cottage.
Juno beach, Florida
Clean, modern and Cozy, well equipped for all my needs.
Left on 03/16/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Mother vine
What a super cottage. My wife and I stayed for a weekend loved coming home to our cottage. Great bedding, well equipped kitchen, awesome gas fireplace, even a grill on the patio. Steve was an excellent host and made sure all our needs were met. Highly recommend!
perfect size with everything you could possibly need!
Left on 02/22/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Deb
Really! full-size kitchen...laundry closet...cute living area and fabulous en suite bedroom. love it!
In Love with the Romance Cottage!
Left on 07/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Tracie
We took a short vacation in this area because our son was at summer camp in Hendersonville, and we fell in love with both the area and this cottage! Just the right size for two people, it is brand new and thoughtfully designed. Don't be fooled by the plain exterior...it is beautiful on the inside! Everything is top-notch (leather sofa, flat screen TV, granite countertops, stainless appliances...) and it is very clean. The cottages in the garden hamlet are close together, but it is a quiet, peaceful place. The Seasons Restaurant, located within walking distance of the Romance Cottage, is wonderful. We also enjoyed the quaint Flat Rock village (5 minutes away), including the Flat Rock Playhouse, the Carl Sandburg home, the Flat Rock theater, Hubba Hubba Smokehouse, and the Flat Rock Bakery. Historic downtown Hendersonville (10 minutes) is a fun place to explore, and has a nice visitor's center with extremely helpful volunteers. (There are also several great restaurants.) The Pisgah National Forest (maybe 45 minutes) is a very worthwhile visit. We are so glad to have discovered this little gem, and look forward to visiting again many times over the years when our son returns to camp!
Great, Relaxing Weekend
Left on 06/12/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Morgan Liner
My husband and I had a very relaxing weekend in the mountains! The cabin was beautiful and so comfortable! We loved the goats and animals on the farm! The restaurant was delicious and the service was very friendly. The only thing that we would like to have been different, was that there was more to do...however, we had never been there before and didn't know about much! Next time, we will get more information on "things to do" before we come!
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Amazing Vacation Getaway
Left on 04/25/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Tam
My husband and I stayed in the "Romance Cottage," which is part of Highland Lake Properties. We were there one week, and I can't think of a better vacation!
The cottage was well appointed and cozy -- it is small, but it was perfect for the two of us. On the second day of our stay, my husband remarked, "this feels like home!"
The cottage had everything we needed: full kitchen, washer and dryer, flat screen TVs and a fireplace! We used it on the cold nights and it was wonderful.
The cottage was an excellent home base for everything we wanted: hiking in Pisgah National Forest, biking at Dupont State Park and strolling around the town of Hendersonville. All were within a short drive of the property.
We also took advantage of the wonderful yoga studio near the cottage; Highland Lake Yoga and teacher Fred Brown were a highlight of our trip!
Another huge plus: we were next to the Highland Lake Inn, where we ate a tasty southern breakfast one day.
I would highly recommend this cottage and this location. If you are in need of a larger cottage for more than two people, Highland Lake has larger vacation rentals...in fact, my husband and I are trying to figure out when we can get our extended family together and rent a larger home later this year! We loved it that much!!!
Left on 04/16/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | jg2008
My wife and I had a great time and will with out a doubt being coming back for another stay. This place is great.
Comfortable and relaxing
Left on 03/29/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Pam
The cottage was comfortable, clean and it was so nice to be able to make my own meals and eat well while I attended the trainings. The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept on! Wish I could have taken it home with me!
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