Located at the top of the falls with long views of Highland Lake...Simply put, there are no cottage homes in western North Carolina that are more unique in terms of layout, design, and location as our Upper and Lower Millhouses. Located on the waterfall (and we mean right on the waterfall!) at Highland Lake, these two homes are peaceful retreats from everyday life. Beautifully decorated by our award-winning interior designer, Harry Deaton, you ll find the interiors as inviting as the beautiful water at your doorstep! These cottages were designed as a working grist mill complete with fully-functioning waterwheel, expansive decks, and the mos...t unbelievable views! Luxury and Convenience Features in the Lower Millhouse include: TVs (Cable Service & DVD Player Included), High Speed Wireless Internet Access and an Efficiency Kitchen. Please note phone service is not available in the Lower Millhouse. Incidental Amenities Note: Boat usage is included with the rental of the Lower Millhouse. Seasonal swimming pool use at The Highland Lake Inn at Highland Lake is available with the rental of the Lower Millhouse 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, virtual tour, 4 dining capacity, den, furnished, 1 king bed(s), utilities included, smoke free, iron, paddleboat, ironing board.Read more
Lower Millhouse 99010 Flat Rock, North Carolina
Additional Location Information
More About This Location
Last updated on July 23, 2014
Not available for your dates? Check availability for 6 other Flat Rock rentals
Left on 11/17/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Harriet Williams
Breath of fresh air away from work and city.cabin was very nice,decorated beautiful,and easy to travel to flat rock, and hendersonville..will plan to go in april or May to enjoy lake.
Charming cabin in a great location
Left on 09/26/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Linda
We had a terrific time staying at the Lower Millhouse. It was perfect for our getaway, and the spillway/waterfall is a treat right outside the door. We enjoyed everything about our stay there, and Steve was gem! Looking forward to a return visit.
Apollo Beach Fla
What a wonderful place!
Left on 08/01/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Karen
I can't find the words to adequately describe this beautiful hideaway. The falls wash away the outside world and yet anything you want or need is just minutes away. We enjoyed the Blue Ridge Parkway, a folk art show in asheville and a great dinner in Hendersonville all in the same day without feeling the least bit rushed. We will be going back for a longer stay. Then maybe we will be able to take advantage of the lake and other amenities. I did get a chance to take a nice leisurely walk and look forward to sharing one with my husband the next time around. (He had to leave earlier than I did.) if you get the chance ... Just go and enjoy!
Excellent Place to Stay
Left on 06/27/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Browns
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Comfortable accomodations, great outdoor decks and wonderful atmosphere. We want to go back again.
Left on 05/31/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Lil
Cabin is lacking some amenities like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, tissues in bathroom. Main bedroom and only bath are both upstairs. Not recommended for person unable to climb stairs.
This unit does not have washer/dryer. Kitchen has limited appliances ( microwave, toaster over)
Flowery Branch GA
Wonderful Stay/Amazing View
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | Simple Luxury
Our stay at the Lower Millhouse was amazing. Clean, mountain luxury. The most amazing part was the view, which cannot be beaten if you love water falls. The most hilarious part of our stay was that the Canadian geese lined up in perfect rows, perfect distance apart from one another, every night at dark on the top of the waterfall as water rushed over their feet. It was fascinating to watch to say the least. Have no idea what that behavior meant? Ha! The best service experience was that the sugar ants arrived on our kitchen counter from all the recent rain and found their way into our brand new chocolate chip muffins. Millions of them were chowing down. It's not uncommon in the south when it rains for sugar ants to find a way in,so no worries of uncleanliness. We called the front office and he immediately lined up an exterminator to come and spray at our convenience of schedule. He did it with odorless spray so not smell at all. Not only were they completely gone, but the manager delivered a brand new package of fresh muffins and put a gallon of juice in the fridge for us as a courtesy for our inconvenience. We appreciated his service and care. We never saw another ant.
We simply enjoyed ourselves at the mill house immensely. We'll be back, I am sure, and we hope to see the geese again!
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in June 2012 | Road Trip
We had a wonderful vacation in the Lower Millhouse. Loved the sound of the waterfall and thoroughly enjoyed the cabin. The service was great and we also enjoyed exploring the surrounding area.
Winter Haven, Florida
Wonderful place for a Honey Moon.
Left on 01/16/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | David Tindell
We had a great stay on our honey moon and the Christmas Dinner at the Inn was out of this world. We can't wait until we can return.
Great get away!
Left on 11/14/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Debra
My husband and I took a long weekend for ourselves. This place was perfect for the 2 of us. It was close to the road and yet we felt like we were by ourselves. Steve was great to work with.
Tranquil, Serene, Just What We Wanted!!!
Left on 09/24/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Kevin Valimont
First off, I looked at almost 40-50 different places to stay from asheville, Black Mountain, Lake Lure, Hendersonville, etc. I wanted a place to get away from my hectic job and spend time with my wife and relax. This was a perfect spot. Steve was great and made us feel at home. He gave us all the information we needed to make a good decision to rent his place. The accommodations was very unique and the waterfall was simply awesome. We rented the lower millhouse, which did not have a stove, but you are on vacation and why cook when Hendersonville is 3 miles away and has great places to eat. We ate at cypress gardens for some Cajun food and then stopped at Mezzaluna another night. The trout special was outstanding. You need to sit outside and dine, as the people watching was great and the weather was perfect! You can't go wrong with Steve and the lower millhouse!
Awesome. Incredible. Mesmerizing.
Left on 09/08/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Pat
We had the most incredible stay at the Lower Millhouse. Private. Romantic. Peaceful. We have already made reservations to return.
Winter Haven, FL
We loved it and can't wait to go back!
Left on 05/12/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | The Pattersons
The Lower Millhouse is exactly as it looks in the photos, and more. It was very clean and comfortable with a memory foam mattress. The waterfall, Highland Lake it's convenient location to the surrounding areas were our deciding factors. The waterfall and lake are immediately outside the windows/doors/decks and provide for a beautiful and relaxing stay. We explored the Highland Lake property and took out a canoe- it was located just steps away and we found the lifevests and paddles just as we were told. Steve, our booking agent, was extremely friendly and accommodating. The reservation, check-in and check-out process was simple and was without any concerns. He made himself available to us should we need anything- we did not as everything was left for us as expected. The property is a short drive to groceries, gas, restaurants and shops and incredibly convenient the surrounding sightseeing of the state parks. We loved Hubba Hubba's fish bowl and had the best pizza at the Flat Rock Wood Room- our server Zane was fantastic! We had a wonderful stay and are already planning a return visit. We had no complaints and would recommend to anyone that loves a natural, comfortable, peaceful environment. Thanks, Steve! See you soon!
Waking up to waterfalls
Left on 10/11/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | JRR
Our stay at the lower mill-house was very relaxing and comfortable. The waterfall is so nice to wake up next to and watch from either balcony.
I wouldn't suggest walking back to the cottage at night without a flash light. The pitch black darkness almost left us lost in the forest. However, we did meet a horse and donkey on that adventure...
Family vacation in NC
Left on 07/10/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | TampaDad
We chose the Flat Rock area for a our family vacation this summer for its proximity to multiple cities and outdoor attractions. Our family included husband/wife and 2 young children and a grandmother. The upper/lower millhouse combination was perfect as it gave their grandmother privacy while still close and connected. She stayed in the upper millhouse. We stayed in the lower. The cabins had everything we needed and most importantly, a beautiful view from every room of the waterfall. The only catch is that the lower millhouse does not have a a full oven/stove, but the upper does.
The property management company was very attentive to our needs. We requested extra towels and received them within hours. Garbage was taken away twice during the week, which is far more frequent than other places we have stayed.
Our experience was magical
Left on 04/11/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Hampton Mabry
From our first contact with Steve until our final visit with him the day we left, his service was considerate, professional and efficient. The home, location and amenities could not have been more beautiful. Being by the waterfall was truly magical. The price was more than reasonable. We enjoyed everything about this trip.
West Columbia, SC
Perfect little hideaway!
Left on 03/10/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Liz
This cottage was very easy to locate and had a fantastic view of the waterfall! Even though it rained the entire vacation, it was the perfect place to escape for a weekend. The only thing I would change would be to add a stove for times when it is too rainy to grill outside. This was a great place to rest and relax!
It was perfect!
Left on 02/07/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | girl29
The cabin was really nice and cosy. Everything was very clean, and the service was really helpful and friendly.
The view to the waterfall was amazing! We had a great time! Thank you so much!
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
New to FlipKey?
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 300,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.
Find the vacation rental perfect for you. Learn how.