USA North Carolina Western North Carolina Whittier Listing #23767

The Highland at Country Acres - Whittier, NC

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63 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 King Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Secluded home w/ valley and wildlife views - short drive into town!

Located on 30 acres of wooded hillside, this cabin features a quaint front porch complete with swing and valley views. Enjoy the quaint valley farm with cows, llamas, and donkeys along with visiting wild turkey and deer. The Fireplace inside or the fire pit outside offer the perfect atmosphere for a mountain home getaway.

What's nearby:
Although the setting is secluded, Country Acres Estates is located three miles from Cherokee and Harrah's Cherokee Casino. There are many restaurants and attractions minutes away. Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, fish the Oconoluftee River or raft the Nantahala. You'll be just a short drive from all the surround small towns in this central location.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Fully equipped kitchen
Fireplace only available from October through March
Outdoor fire pit - firewood not provided
Limited cell service and GPS

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Mountain view





DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing


Gas grill : Private




63 reviews

Austin M. Sep 2022
This cabin was amazing, perfect set up! The cabin was the cozy get away we were hoping for! Bed was super comfortable with the rest of the house feeling very homey! Short ride to the casino with a quiet atmosphere when returning!
Melissa G. Sep 2022
We stayed at the highland. It was perfect for us. Overall it was wonderful. We are planning on returning next year. Everything is well taken care of.
Joni K. Jul 2022
This was our idea of a perfect mountain cabin! Nestled among the hills near Cherokee, this wonderful spacious cabin exceeded our expectations! Clean and cozy, but very spacious for two adult couples! Gorgeous setting away from traffic but close enough to enjoy all that Cherokee has to offer! Would definitely stay here again!
Donna A. Jun 2022
The place was perfect!! Super clean and almost magical! The beds were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The outdoor area was absolutely amazing. We loved the outdoor awing! We would definitely return again!!
Jena G. May 2022
This cabin was BEYOND amazing. My husband and I came out for our anniversary and we just needed time away. It was so peaceful, the cabin was very clean and comfortable.
Melissa H. Feb 2022
We had a wonderful time in this cabin. I’ve stayed in a lot of cabins in this area. Best part was the comfortable bed! Next best is the beautiful countryside and animals. Third is location to Cherokee and casino. Super clean! Tastefully decorated! I echo other reviews that going for the first time during the day is your best bet, streets are not lit at night. I cannot wait to come back!
James R. Dec 2021
Really enjoyed how clean the house was, and was plenty of space for my family of three. The bedrooms are very nice, and enjoyed the extra room. It's only 2 miles from the main highway which was a nice value.
Adrienne M. Oct 2021
The cabin was perfect for 2 couples. The fire pit was amazing and made for a couple of really fun nights. The upstairs bathroom needs blinds in the window and quite a few cobwebs throughout the house, and no remote for the gas fireplace, but other than that, no complaints. Everything you will need is provided, which was awesome. We will definitely be back for our annual friends trip in the future.
Darlene B. Aug 2021
We would definitely stay here again! The setting was both private and peaceful. We could see another cabin from out front porch but no one was there. Beds were very comfy. Cabin was beautiful and roomy. There were some ants in the kitchen but property manager assured us they will have it sprayed. (We asked them to wait till after we left)
Scott T. Aug 2021
The place was very nice. The driveway was a little deceptive as to how steep it was
Debbie P. Aug 2021
Book here and you won't be disappointed. This was a very clean cabin and had privacy from other cabins, which was so nice. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again.
Jaime H. Jul 2021
We were pleasantly surprised how beautiful and traditional this cabin was! We couldn't have picked a more quiet, secluded, charming, and clean home for our vacation. This was perfect for two adults and two kids and we were surprised with a pull out sofa as well which was not advertised...bonus for our family! It is very dark at night and the road up, although not a long road, is a bit small which makes for your nerves to skyrocket but it's worth it. I would 100% recommend this cabin as it's also a quick drive to the other towns.
Thomas R. Jul 2021
Nice house that was very clean. We enjoyed our stay for the weekend. We will definitely be coming back.
Brandon B. Jun 2021
The cabin and location is awesome. The only thing is the upstairs master bedroom needs a blind on the pie shaped wimdow and the master bedroom needs a blind as anyone in the yard can see you doing your business.
Jeffrey D. May 2021
Super clean. Great home. Very peaceful and quiet.
Tommie S. May 2021
The community is clean and nice. Someone had torn up the blinds in main bathroom, porch light was out could not see to punch in the code to open door, and other lights inside were out. Called and they took a work order when I first got there but never seen anyone. Other then these issues everything was good. Oh yes I really enjoyed the new removeable shower head. Last time I was there it was hard for me to shower for I have a handicap and this made it easier. Need to also have one for Upstair bathroom . Nice comfortable beds. Everything was clean except a few dust bunnies. I would recommend the Highland and would stay again.
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, Tommie! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your home. We are sorry that these issues were not able to be addressed during your stay but are happy to report the local manager has replaced the lights and is ordering new blinds. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to hosting you again!
Ann C. Apr 2021
It was quiet, comfortable, and we had everything we could have needed.
Jordan E. Mar 2021
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SANDRA A. Jan 2021
the place is Amazing the views.
totally peaceful.
the cabin itself is beautiful well maintained with all you can need.
Very clean the beds confortables. when we need some information we called vacasa and they were very helpful.

robert b. Nov 2020
Loved everything but the kitchen table and chairs.
Manager response:
Thank you so much for choosing the Highland at Country Acres for your cabin getaway in Whittier. Great to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We are sorry to hear the kitchen table and chairs were not to satisfaction. We really appreciate the feedback as it helps guide us in providing the best guest experience that we can. We will be sure to inspect these items for quality, comfort, and function. Thank you again and we look forward to hosting a future trip!
Harle S. Nov 2020
Very quiet and relaxing place. Beautiful view. Cabin was very clean. Only negative thing was coming in at dark, roadway was hard to see.
Country Acres C. Nov 2020
This cabin is awesome. Great setting, beautiful inside and out!!! Perfect getaway! Trudyp
Jason B. Oct 2020
The cabin is amazing, modern, and situated perfectly for access to Cherokee, SMNP, and is 75 minutes from Asheville. If you stay here, bring firewood and s’mores supplies. We had two small issues that required calling customer service, they were easy to reach and quick to help.

Please add blinds in the upstairs bathroom. I know it’s a cabin in the woods but still...
Kelly P. Oct 2020
Everything was perfect!! This property is absolutely Amazing!! If you are looking to be at peace. You will find it here! S’mores in the fire pit, long walks, beautiful scenery!! The cabin was as photographed! This is so close to everything Cherokee by day and comfort by night!!! Can’t wait to return Vacasa.. BTW .. give Austin a raise for helping us figure out the thermostat!! Very Kind gentleman. See you next time!
Pete P. Sep 2020
We could not get over how comfortable and rural The Highland was. The cabin was roomy and "socially distant" from the neighboring houses in Country Acres. All four of us want to return to Country Acres and we trust Vacasa to have the best lodging. Glad we relied on your direction and not Waz to get us there. We used all the amenities including the fire pit.
Ken G. Sep 2020
Great place!! Very comfortable!! Well equipped.
We've stayed in many places over the years, this was our favorite.
Gary T. Sep 2020
The house was great. Very clean and well maintained. The only shortcomings were the lack of sheets for the pullout single bed in the upstairs bedroom. Also the TVs were Roku televisions. They were unwatchable because it was not set. If you tried to setup the tv, it would made you create a roku account which required a payment method. There did not appear to be any cable or satellite service.

I would definitely stay in this house again. The location was also good for us. We visited Cherokee and Bryson City. The management company was also very responsive.
Raquel J. Sep 2020
The cabin was exactly as described and shown, clean, and stocked with just about every household item you might need for your stay.
The beds were the most comfortable we've slept on aside from our Sleep Number at home. Many times we've found that an owner will make a place beautiful and skimp on the bed - this is not the case here. The wrap around porch has very comfortable rockers and swing for relaxing in the night air and the firepit is perfect for hanging out and far enough away from bedrooms so anyone sleeping won't be disturbed.
There was one small issue we had with the upstairs bedroom - it was a bit stuffy and the ceiling fan didn't provide a lot of air movement. An easy fix - we got a small standing fan which was perfect.
There are televisions in every room. There are a few live channels but for the most part its Roku service so you will need to log in / create an account to use. I didn't notice this when I booked and my husband panicked at first. but it was easy to set up.
We will definitely be back!
Clark P. Aug 2020
When we wanted a peaceful Mountain getaway, this place did not disappoint. The location was stellar, the furniture comfortable, beautifully crafted and decorated. Appliances are top notch, everything you need at your finger tips. Seamless, easy check in/out. We definitely will be booking with Vacasa again! One of our best vacations yet!
Carol M. Aug 2020
My family loved it, very spacious and clean, they provided laundry pods to do clothes and dishwasher detergent. They had plenty of cups plates and bakeware. Gorgeous view kinda excluded but close to town. 2 king size beds that were comfortable and with plenty of pillows and blankets
Will be coming back soon
Kim T. Aug 2020
Was almost 100% perfect! We had planned to grill at the cabin with Covid here but the trash can that was right beside the grill was overflowing when we arrived and never removed. Animals had been through it and it was spilled out into the deck. Other than that the cabin was clean and the property was beautiful! Check in/out was so easy! Would stay again!!
Manager response:
Hello Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that there were issues with the trash as this is not our normal standard of guest satisfaction. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope we have the chance to host you again in the future.
Natalie S. Jul 2020
We really enjoyed our stay as a family of four (2 adults and 2 children). As mentioned in other reviews there is no door on the upstairs bedroom so we had noise issues. We took two noise machines and that helped. Very glad we had the noise machines because there was a lot of livestock noise from the bull cow and donkey in the neighboring pastures. Although picturesque they were loud and woke up early. Overall the house and porch could use a deep clean to get up dust and grime. It was clean overall, but there were weeds growing out of the gutters, windows were very grimy, and the kitchen rug seemed like it hadn't been cleaned in ages. We loved the porch swing and picnic table. This house is within seeing/hearing distance of another cabin.
Manager response:
Hi, Natalie! We are so glad you stayed with us and shared your review. We have advised the owner of your concerns with the yard so they can get that addressed. The gutters are scheduled to be cleaned, and we will check the upstairs door. We will get a deep clean scheduled during the fall. Thank you!
Amelia B. Jul 2020
The cabin was so comfortable, clean, and cozy! We didn’t want to leave! We’re already planning our next visit! Thank you for a wonderful stay!!
Amy N. Jul 2020
It was close to Cherokee, Dillsboro and Bryson City. We enjoyed the fire pit. The beds were comfortable.
Mark K. Jul 2020
We loved the views and sitting on the front porch. The location was great as well
Rahul N. Jul 2020
This cabin is in a large 30 acre area with about 5 homes. Very private and clean. We complete enjoyed our stay at the house. We’re hoping to get some good photos of the night sky, but was thwarted by the bright moonlight. Will definitely go back again.
Lora D. Jun 2020
The Highland at Country Acres was the perfect place. 2 bedroom(king beds in both) and 2 full baths with laundry with large living area and open kitchen living space. This cabin meet all our needs. Very nice accommodations and luxurious bedding. Also has a Weber grill out back and fire pit area for good relaxation time. Very close to casino and town area in Cherokee and just down the road from Sylva.
Hope to stay here again and would recommend a stay in the Highland or one of the other cabins on the property.
Phillip S. Jun 2020
Great little spot just wish we could have stayed longer. Cool cabin we would definitely come back to
Kami F. Jun 2020
The cabin was very nice!.. it was updated and had a modern feel for a cabin. We will definitely stay there again.
Brian A. Mar 2020
Well kept cabin with a pretty view of the valley. It had everything you would need with a nice kitchen, beds, internet, TV, a firepit and a front porch swing! Really enjoyed our 4-day stay and would definitely go back again.
Briana C. Dec 2019
Great place for a quick getaway! The cabin was very nice and cozy with great amenities. Very accessible. The scenery around Country Acres was lovely. My only advice would be to bring a sleep mask if you're an early riser, curtains are more for privacy than shutting out light.
Jeffrey T. Dec 2019
came here with a friend for a poker series. The cabin is about 5 minutes from harrahs and the beds are super comfortable. Internet works great and TV worked great too (which I've stayed at a lot of places in Cherokee and can't say the same about the reliability of those things). My only word of advice is to be careful if it's 2 couples looking to rent this place. The upstairs is completely secluded but doesn't have a door and the cabin is small so you can hear everything. Wouldn't be ideal for a few couples looking for some noise privacy ;)
Kathie H. Nov 2019
We had the opportunity to stay in one of the nicest cabins I have rented so far. The cabin was beautiful and well-appointed with the amenities needed for a great weekend trip! Vacasa was easy to do business with booking the cabin and sent a confirmation text once we were there to see if there was anything we needed. We will definitely rent a cabin from Vacasa again and may rent the Highland Cabin at Country Acres again. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay!
Tommie N. S. Nov 2019
The cabin was neat and clean. The bed on first floor was very comfortable. Enjoyed seeing the animals , the landscape around was nice to look at also in the community .
Jorien P. Nov 2019
The cabin is awesome and everything we could wish for. Spacious, clean and a very good atmosphere!
Louis M. Sep 2019
The cabin was fully supplied with everything needed ,was clean and comfortable ,close to town but still secluded .It was neat and clean when we arrived ,and was all it was advertised to be thank you very much !!!!!!!
Brian S. Sep 2019
It was a lovely place, clean, and surrounded by beautiful farmland. Additionally we were only five minutes away from Cherokee. The next day we drove Into Bryson City, about 10 miles, and rode the train in the Nantahala Gorge. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you
Carla T. Sep 2019
This was a perfect spot for two couples for a weekend get a way. We’ve already booked again in Jan. House was beautiful. Clean. Everything needed was provided. We loved the views and sitting on the porch.
kimberly D. Sep 2019
This cabin was so awesome. Literally brought tears to my eyes, it was so peaceful. Thank you for having such an awesome property!
LINDA M. Aug 2019
loved everything-privacy, amenities in and around the cabin, cleanliness.
Kelly M. Aug 2019
We loved it and will probably stay here again...although we also want to try the other cabins in the neighborhood.
But we did love it. Perfect location and just the right size. It was incredibly clean!
Merl L. Jul 2019
Loved it very enjoyable it was quite & peaceful
Alison D. Jul 2019
What was not to love? Gorgeous, comfortable home nestled in the mountains, with a great porch to sit on and enjoy the cattle in the field across the road. Very relaxing. Home was well supplied with everything needed to enjoy the stay. Would highly recommend it!
Judy P. Jul 2019
Lovely front porch w/ swing and rockers and mountain breezes. Comfortable sofas and beds, Well stocked kitchen with vaulted ceilings that makes this like new cabin feel even more spacious. Great beds with roomy bedrooms and baths. Enjoyed the grill and chairs at the firepit too. Great place to go walking, and mornings with coffee on the porch was perfect. So convenient to Cherokee, whitewater rafting, and hiking. Great stay. Perfect for family of 4.
Tina M. Jun 2019
We loved the cabin. Convenient to town and Harrah’s. Beds are comfortable & cabin clean. Beautiful setting, very peaceful. Will absolutely stay there again.
Denise C. Jun 2019
Beautiful home, great furnishings, very comfortable and spacious.
Erika D. May 2019
Loved this place! Very clean and the owner had thought of everything. Great location close to Harrahs. Can't wait to stay again.
heather f. May 2019
My family loved this cabin so much! Clean, beautiful and cozy. Made many memories with my family. Will be booking again for sure.