#TBT: Highland Lake Inn & Resort

In honor of Throw Back Thursday, I’m throwing things way back today. If you follow me on social media, you know that a couple of months ago I spent the weekend in the mountains with some girlfriends of mine. We stayed in a small cabin at Highland Lake Inn & Resort.  The weekend was beautiful and peaceful from start to finish and it is definitely on my list of places I want to return to – probably in the very near future.  In fact, the best thing about it was the location. From my house in Greenville (sandwiched between downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest) it’s about a 30 minute drive.

Now that most of my Saturday mornings are reserved for Little League baseball, this is the absolute perfect road trip destination for us. I can book a Friday/Saturday night and easily make it to a ball game by mid-morning before returning in the afternoon/early evening.

20170224_175538We stayed in one of the small one bedroom cabins on the left as you turn onto the property.  Can you say cozy?  I honestly felt like I was 1,000 miles away from home.  There’s a swing on every porch.

20170224_165420Let’s face it, if I can’t be sitting on an island overseas, a porch swing in the mountains is a not-too-shabby 2nd.  

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20170224_164354There was also a couple of rope swings hanging from the big tree in the open field across the street from our cabin.  We made good use of them too – nothing makes you feel more like a kid than swinging from a tree.

I didn’t get pictures of the inside of our room – don’t ask me why, obviously I do not think clearly when I’m on a road trip.  There was a king bed, one twin, a couple of chairs, a fireplace and full bath.  This is not the destination to bring a car-load of kiddos, but it was the perfect size for two or three people.  The room was quaint and inviting.

I can’t wait to take JP.  He will D.I.E over the petting farm.

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20170224_165945There are canoes you can take out on the lake for no charge, if you’re a guest.

20170224_170530You guys know how much I LOVE breakfast food… well, Highland Lake Inn has an amazing breakfast buffet for a very reasonable price!

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20170225_090920After you book your room for the weekend, we can talk activities.  There is a very yummy pizza place nearby in Hendersonville that serves up way more than pizza (review coming soon).

IMG_20170225_152237My girls and I took off further up the mountain for the day.  We had absolutely no plan and no time frame – my kind of weekend.

20170225_151444Our adventures led us to Black Mountain and lunch at the Ale House.

20170225_154902That would be a blue cheese steak and sweet potato fries on my plate.  Please and thank you. 

Like I said, you can go ahead and look forward to more pictures of Highland Lake in the next few months, I am really looking forward to our next stay!

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