When the last leaf fell from their old growth forests of birch, hickory, oak, and maple trees, with it went their cadre of tourists and second homers from Atlanta, Charlotte, or Greenville. Restaurants, shops, inns, and churches boarded up and sat dormant until May of the next year. In the last ten years or so, all that has changed and for many reasons. Much of that is due to the attractive lines and gracious service of the Old Edwards Inn. Through a concerted effort to market the town and inn as a true winter destination, today Highlands enjoys visitors year-round. And that we did on the second weekend of November as we reacquainted ourselves with Highlands. Keep in mind that Highlands has an average elevation of feet so if you plan on hiking any of these trails, you damn well better be in shape.
Bake My Day. Bistro On Main. Great ambiance and normally has live music.
Taking advantage of the bounty that flourishes in mineral rich soil, restaurants in Cashiers, NC and Highlands, NC tempt diners with seasonal specialties. The American Woody:The first generation of depot hacks boasted open bodies constructed of wagon-style solid planking. But by the mids, closed station wagon bodies became more common and lighter construction was required. The rib-and-panel style that is familiar today made its first appearance on these vehicles and allowed for the first partially enclosed wooden station wagons with side curtains, two or more rows of seats, and side doors. These new wagons could still be considered depot hacks, but were now called Suburbans, Combinations and Country Clubs.