Highlands Trivia


Did You Know...
The rock formation of the plateau, commonly called granite or gneiss, consists of crystalline igneous and metamorphic types of rock, overlaid by a weathered material of mantle rock and clay. This "mantle rock" is important as a source of ground water because it acts as a sponge, absorbing precipitation and feeding water slowly downward to existing fissures in the underlying bed rock where it is stored in reservoirs, A local analysis of water from deep wells show that its purity is equal only to distilled water.
 


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186 species of birds have been sighted in the area. Rare species include the red breasted nuthatch and brown creeper. The evening grosbeaks, red breasted grosbeaks, purple finches and hummingbirds are the most popular according to birdwatchers
 

 

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Sky Valley

Phone: 800-437-2416

Golfing facilities at Sky Valley make mountain golf more beautiful, playable and fun than ever.

www.skyvalley.com

 

 

High Hampton

Phone: 828-743-2450

Located at the historic High Hampton Inn,
High Hampton features 18 holes designed by course designer George Cobb. It is located in Cashiers, approximately 16 miles from Highlands, on HWY 107 South.

 

 

Sapphire Mountain

Phone: 706-746-5303

A semi-private course located in Sapphire Valley on HWY-64, Sapphire Mountain features 18 Holes designed by course designer Ron Garl.

 

 


 

























 

 

Acorn Creek
Highway 64 & Foreman Rd.
Highlands, NC
828-526-1863

Acorn Creek fills a unique niche in Highlands with a wide selection of furniture, antiques and accessories for your mountain home.
Painted chests, tables, benches, cabinets, floor and table lamps fill the store.

Ann Jacobs Gallery
394 Main Street
Highlands, NC
828 526-5550

A Highlands art tradition for over 20 years featuring regional, national and international painting, sculpture and folk art.

Basketworks
NC 107 S
Cashiers, NC
828-743-5052

Outside you will find plenty of locally made smoke vine baskets, garden ornaments and rustic porch accessories. Inside, there are rare treasures from the region and around the world. A an entire room of dried flowers and high-quality silks at next to wholesale prices. You will also find upholstered and rustic furniture.

Bryant Art Glass Studio
260 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC
828-526-4095

Visual delight of hand crafted glass done in flowers, birds, bears and other nature designs of various plants and animals in various colors ranging from $15-$150.
 

Christmas Tree
"On the Hill"
Highlands, NC
828-526-3687

Highlands' original Christmas shop is now in its 26th season. An exclusive "Gold Key Dealer" for Department 56, they offer unique displays of the Snow Village, the new Seasons Bay and all five Heritage Villages. They are Highlands exclusive dealer for Christopher Radko and Patricia Breen ornaments, Byer' Choice Carolers and Margaret Furlong angels. They also carry Polonaise glass ornaments and many one-of-a kind collectible Santas. The Christmas Tree has an additional shop across the street featuring a wide selection of German nutcrackers, LGB trains, Snowbabies, toys and Christmas fantasies "for children of all ages".
 

CK Swan
233 N. 4th St.
Highlands, NC
526-2083

Furnishings and artful objects for the home and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
 

Fletcher & Lee
Mountain Brook Center
Highlands, NC
828-526-5400

Features a wide selection of antiques plus a blend of old and new accessories. In addition to antiques, owners Dave Paterson and Edwin Lusk offer fine art and contemporary reproductions and interior design services.
 

Hubert Shuptrine Gallery
369 Main Street
Highlands, NC
828-787-1123
 

John Collette Fine Art
Wright Square
Highlands, NC
828-526-0339

The gallery features paintings, sculpture and art glass by many of today's most celebrated artists.

Juliana's
Main Street
Highlands, NC
828-526-4306

Juliana's offers a mix of antiques, decorative accessories and whimsical gifts. The shop specializes in Majoica, antique silver plate and vintage lamps as well as other unique antique items. Gift items range from dollhouse miniatures, picture frames, reproduction sterling, marcasite, jewelry, Kennebunk throws and stuffed animals.

Lick Log Mill Store
4321 Dillard Road
Highlands, NC
828-526-3934

Offers American basketry, decorative accessories, gifts, quality crafts, and original art.

Lyn K. Holloway Antiques
US 64 & NC 107 behind Wachovia Bank
Cashiers, NC
828-743-2524

The shop specializes in American lazy Susan tables, but also has French, English and American antiques. The gardens in front are beautiful and add to the elegant ambiance.

Midnight Farms
NC 107 N
Cashiers, NC
828-743-5858

This is a unique antique shop specializing in country antique furniture, primitives, shabby chic, old canoes, and twig and rustic style handcrafted furniture made on the premises by owner Jim Grady.

Mirror Lake Antiques
"On the Hill"
Highlands, NC
828-526-2080

Specialties include estate and contemporary jewelry and sterling silver flatware. The shop also features beautiful hand-painted china, cut glass, flow blue English transfer ware and oriental.

Museum of American Cut
and Engraved Glass

Chestnut Street
(0ff 64 East)
Highlands, NC
828-526 -3427
Open 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
May-October.

No admission fee but donations are appreciated. The American Brilliant Period, which ran from 1876 to 1916, produced dazzling works of cut and engraved glass designed and created by master craftsmen. Today those pieces are coveted by collectors. The Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass makes it possible for everyone to appreciate this art.
The museum has displayed over 400 pieces of antique glass from their exquisite collection and features many rare shapes and patterns, including oil lamps, punch bowls, ice cream sets and numerous other items.

Peak Experience
2820 Dillard Road NC 106
(1 mile from South of Highlands, Country Club)
828-526-0229

Peak Experience carries fine hand crafted items from around the world such as hand-embroidered Arriolas carpets; hand painted Azuelos (tile) murals and specially made whimsical and distinctive ceramics for home and garden. Also accent furniture and fine furnishings including tables, chairs, linens, china, crystal, silver and Meissen porcelain.
 

Peddler's Wagon
595 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC
828-526-4040

Enter into a great, rustic interior that features primitive antique painted and American furniture. The shop also has pottery, china and glassware.

 

Robert A. Tino Gallery
381 Main St.
Highlands, NC
828-526-0667

For nearly 15 years, Robert Tino's watercolors have become distinctively synonymous with the indefinable beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. His bear paintings have become a wonderful art collection.
His signature meshing of transparent watercolors and gouache( gwash-a little used, ancient, opaque, acrylic technique) evoke the spirit and countless moods of this mountain paradise.
 

Rusticks
32 Canoe Point
Cashiers, NC
828-743-3172


Offers an astonishing collection of handcrafted hickory, willow, and cedar furniture as well as upholstered furniture and distinctive accessories.
 

Southern Hands
Wright Square
Highlands, NC
828-526-4807

Offers a wide variety of genuinely, handcrafted, unique decorative accessories and gifts of top quality, ranging from the pottery of 45 artists to the softest of throws and blankets; from exceptional woodwork of museum quality to the results of the blacksmith's anvil.
 

Scudder's Galleries
Main Street
Highlands, NC
828-526-411

The auctions at Scudder's on Main Street have long been popular events. Scudder's holds auctions nightly and offers a wide variety of items, including 18th & 19th century furniture, fine Oriental rugs and estate jewelry. Collections of American and European bronzes are also shown.
The gallery is open daily for exhibition form 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and auctions are held in the evening beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Estate sales are held June through October on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.
 

Summer House
Hwy 106-Dillard Road
Highlands, NC
828-526-5577

Barry & Paula Jones store is the showroom for Tiger Mountain Woodworks, which started in 1988. Known for their rustic furniture, they have branched out to include heart pine reproductions of pieces from the 1800's, a custom 10-foot dining table, sideboards, and corner cabinets. The handcrafted furnishings are shown with antique collectibles, unique art and home furnishings.
Summerhouse Gallery features the works of local and regional artists, paintings, sculpture, pottery, wood burnings and photography.
 

Summit One Gallery
South Second Street
Highlands, NC
828 526-2673

Representing regional artists and those of national importance; over 60 artists and craftsmen, many of whom are included in permanent collections of museums. Open year round
www.summitonegallery.com


 

 

The Highlands Inn
Corner of 4th & Main St.  |  P.O. Box 1030
Highlands, NC    28741
828-526-9380
800-964-6955