Cashiers is located ten miles east of Highlands, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an elevation of 3,487 feet the summer is cool and the fall is spectacular. Part of the Highlands - Cashiers Plateau,the area has hundreds of waterfalls, beautiful lakes, great mountain views and amazingly beautiful forests.
At 5,100 ft. Yellow Mountain is the highest peak in the Cashiers, NC area. This area is spectacularly beautiful, and is unlike any other place in the world. Our elevation coupled with the abundant rainfall combine to create a lush, green rain forest filled with rhododendrons, laurels, mossy rocks, ferns and pine trees. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and have abundant hiking trails, gorgeous scenery and intriguing legends. All this contributes to the attractiveness of owning a second home in Cashiers, NC. A large majority of the residences in the area are second or retirement homes.
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Located between Cashiers and Sapphire Valley, Cedar Hill is an upscale gated community offering its residents awe-inspiring views and the very best in luxury mountain homes. An easy hike from your backdoor will lead you to the natural splendor of waterfalls set amongst a backdrop of hardwoods. Enjoy the fabulous outdoors and the modern conveniences of underground utilities available to all home sites and a short drive into town.
Residents of Cedar Hill have access to all of the amenities of nearby Wyndham Resort at Fairfield's Sapphire Valley, including golf, swimming, tennis, fitness and much more.
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Cullasaja Club, located between Highlands and Cashiers at 4,250 feet combines luxury living and the ultimate in leisure.This exclusive gated community contains an Arnold Palmer golf course, as well as a clubhouse with mixed grill and formal dining room. Cullasaja Club also boasts one hard surface and five lighted clay tennis courts, state-of-the-art fully-staffed fitness and activity center, and canoeing, kayaking or fishing on fully-stocked Lake Ravenal.
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Neighboring Cashiers is the community of Glenville. Glenville is the perfect accent to Cashiers and is located just next door, over the ridge top along the Western Continental Divide. Originally, this region of Glenville Township in southern Jackson County was known as Hamburg Township, settled in 1827. The township's name was later changed to Glenville as it is today.
Lake Glenville, also known as Thorpe Reservoir, is the highest man-made lake in the Blue Ridge-Smoky Mountains at 3,492 feet above sea level. The lake's cool, pristine waters are ideal for boating, skiing, swimming, and bass fishing.
Today the area is mostly residential, and vacation homes sit along the lakeside or among the rising mountain slopes, overlooking what was once a visible and accessible valley floor, now covered by the inviting cool waters of Lake Glenville. Some shops, a marina, and other services are located in Glenville along Hwy 107.
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Highlands has been a mountain respite for over a century allowing our visitors to unwind while being treated to the finest amenities. Highlands is one of the highest towns east of the Mississippi River, with an elevation at 4,118 feet. It's also located in one of the few temperate rain forests in North America. While this mountain resort town along scenic drive Highway 64 only has a year-round population of 3,200, it swells to over 18,000 in the summer. It's ten miles from Cashiers.
In addition to a multitude of outdoor activities in the surrounding Nantahala National Forest, Highlands boasts exquisite restaurants, fabulous shopping, and great cultural arts scene. The "postcard" downtown offers plenty of art galleries, antique stores and upscale boutiques. Five of the restaurants have been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. In the middle of downtown Highlands is Old Edwards Inn and Spa, a resort consisting of the historic main building, a full-service European–style spa, Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden.
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Highlands Country Club is the oldest country club in the area. Its 18-hole championship golf course, designed by golf course architect Donald Ross is one of the most challenging on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Membership amenities include an elegant clubhouse with a pro shop and 19th Hole Grill overlooking the course, two tennis courts and a heated pool. Located within Highlands city limits, Highlands Country Club is close to the shops and excellent restaurants that line the highly popular Main Street district.
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Highlands Falls Country Club gets its name from the magnificent waterfall that is the highlight of the 15th hole on the club's 18-hole golf course. Designed by golf course architect Joe Lee, the course and waterfall have been featured in Golf Digest, Golf Course Management and Carolinas Green Magazine. The Cullasaja River, winds throughout most of the Country Club. The golf course, amenities and surrounding neighborhood rest on nearly 550 acres of beautiful natural landscape.
Amenities include an active community tennis program on any one of four courts, large heated swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center with a staff of personal trainers and massage therapists, six ponds stocked with bass and trout for year round fishing, and gourmet dining and dancing at the Clubhouse. The neighborhood is made up of approximately 350 classic mountain home sites and is located just two miles from the upscale shopping and dining establishments of downtown Highlands.
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Mirror Lake is a great gathering place for families and friends to vacation and is the #1 western NC vacation destination. Situated on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by water with 500 foot of shore line, Mirror Lake is only 50 minutes to historic Asheville, 40 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway with tons of places to see and explore. Nearby area attractions include river rafting, tennis, golf, hiking, gem mining, fishing, and always shopping in Highlands.
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Wade Hampton feels like home. The beautiful and thoughtfully designed Wade Hampton community has been recognized by Golfweek Magazine as the Best Golf Course Community in the US many times over the past 25 years. This secure community lies in close proximity to many of the activities and amenities offered in the Cashiers area.
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Nestled at the base of the north face of Whiteside Mountain, Wildcat Cliffs Country Club was built to accommodate those with both discerning taste and a love of the natural splendor found on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Situated between the resort villages of Cashiers and Highlands, Wildcat Cliffs has a wide variety of activities and amenities to keep residents entertained within the gates of this private membership club. Built on the highest elevation of the Plateau and designed by noted golf course architect George W. Cobb, the Wildcat Cliffs Golf Course offers plenty of challenges, as well as incredible views. The beautiful regulation-size croquet court offers another enjoyable option for casual or competitve outdoor play.
Central to the community, the 21,000 square foot clubhouse features a fabulous dining room with cathedral ceilings, lounge and bar area, outdoor terrace overlooking the putting green and pro golf shop. Other amenities include an indoor pool kept at a comfortable 84 degrees, a 12-foot-wide stacked stone hot tub strategically placed next to a roaring fire in the cooler months, a fully staffed and equipped Fitness and Activity Center, a lakeside pavilion and picnic area, three Har-Tru tennis courts, and the exclusive Glenville Lake Club.
Wildcat Cliffs provides a family-friendly environment to all of its residents and promotes camaraderie amongst its Club members. It is everything a country club should be – "a club based on personal relationships and shared affinities."
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Community List: Highlands, Wade Hampton Country Club, Mirror LAke, Highlands Country Club, Highlands Falls Country Club, Cullasaja Country Club, Wildcat Clifs Country Club, Cedar Hill, Cashiers, Glennville