My husband and I sent our only child (daughter) off to college for her freshman year in early August. The last thing I wanted to do was go home to her empty room, so we headed to Highlands, NC in hopes of lifting our spirits. The Highlands Buck House was exactly what we needed!! The house and the setting could not have been more perfect. This home is beautifully decorated and incredibly comfortable - we felt at home the minute we opened the door. The furniture is beautiful and wonderfully cozy. I spent hours in the den off the main living area, snuggled into the couch with my book. The kitchen is very well equipped, the beds are great and the linens are exquisite. The backyard is magical, with paths, hidden nooks, fire pit, picnic area, and a path to the pond - so beautiful!!! In addition, you are only a few miles from town (less than 5 minutes by car). We hiked, we explored, we shopped, we ate, we read, we napped, we had such a wonderful time - no amenity or detail has been overlooked. This home and our Highlands escape restored our spirits and we can't wait to come back again. Thank you Joe and Leslie for sharing this amazing place with us.