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“Great Getaway Friendly Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages

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Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Getaway Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2008

My husband and I need a quick getaway from everyday life and I went online and found Mitchell's. We were very happy with our beautiful room and smiling faces at the Lodge. The sweet front desk made our stay memorable. We loved sitting by the pond and forgotting our everyday troubles . Great place!!!

  • Liked — The beautiful room and the small pond
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank KRTSouthCarolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2008

We booked 3 rooms for a family reunion. Although we have been to Highlands many times, we had never stayed at Mitchell's and decided to give it a try. First, the photos on the website a little deceptive. There is a nice outdoor pavillion with tables and chairs that looks over a small pond/lake. Our rooms were in the older motel part of the property where you park in front of the rooms. The rooms are very dated with wood paneling and old carpeting. The bathroom is strictly 1960s with old counters and tubs, but perfectly clean and efficient. Our room (14) had a fully furnished kitchen, fridge, toaster, microwave, utensils, etc. There are rooms inm the adjoining "lodge" and 4 cottages. The cottage at the back of the property near the pond looked very nice and private. Breakfast was minimal, a few choices of breads and muffins, cereal. My complaint would be that they didn't open up for breakfast until at least 7:30, some of us are early risers. Accomodations in Highlands can be pricey...so all in all, I would say that Mitchell's is good for what you pay and I would stay there again.

  • Liked — proximity to Main Street, price, comfortable bed
  • Disliked — late breakfast, not much selection of foods
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lrauers
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Atlanta, GA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2008

I just stayed in one of their standard queen bedrooms and thought the place was old and tired, smelled mildewy, and needs a major update in decor and room amenities. They have a very professional website with lots of nice pictures, which are deceiving and do not tell the whole story. I thought the place was worth about $40.00 per night, which is nowhere near the price I paid. I will not return or recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed May 2008
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank dgatlanta
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Birmingham
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263 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2007

We stayed in a cottage. It was clean and well maintained. We had a great stay. The property is in a good location to explore the area. The breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TryitYoullLikeIt
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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2007

I have stayed in the Highlands many times before, mostly renting a cabin/house close to town, so I was already familiar with Mitchells having passed there many times.

We booked online and it was both fast and efficient. Leaving Atlanta in rush hour traffic- we didn't make it to NC for our one night stay - until about 2 hours after expected. The office was still open and there were plenty of people still out and about in town and at Mitchells.

We booked one room - 2 double beds in the main part of the lodge. Paid $81.00 total booking directly through their We site.
Our room was clean and comfie. Granted the bathroom was the size of a small closet - shower only - and yes, yes, yes, this place is older and rustic - but they both advertise this to be the case and it becomes part of the charm of staying at Mitchells overall.

Compared to the ridiculous fees you pay at other hotels in the area - which many are just as old and are NOT any nicer as far as linenes, bathrooms, etc.- than Mitchells - this place is a steal.

Would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ASwee
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Charlotte, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2007

We stayed in one of the cabins/cottages with our 3 boys after a backpacking trip. We probably didn't see Highlands or Mitchell's at the best time as it was raining cats & dogs the whole 24 hours we were there. But I have to say I was disappointed. The jacuzzi (the main reason I booked Mitchells - for all our tired hiking muscles) was steamy & shabby & too bleachy; we didn't stay long. The cabin was adequate but just very plain & cheaply built. For this (good) price I don't need granite countertops, but take a look at the bathroom photos I'm posting -- yick! The staff were adequate but not overly friendly. Would not return. Sorry, Mitchell's fans.

  • Liked — cheap digs, away from the Highlands hooplah, private cabin
  • Disliked — dingey bathroom, underfurnished kitchen, cheap carpets/linens/mattresses
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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5 Thank finedeziner
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Floridian in Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2007

My honeymoon was a complete surprise! I didn't know where we would be going, since I had told my husband that I wanted one part of our wedding where I didn't have a hand in it, and could just sit back and enjoy myself.
Well, did he come through with this place! Not only is the town of Highlands adorable, accomodating and beautiful, but our stay in the Pine Cabin at Mitchell's was wonderful. With a full kitchen, we were able to cook meals ourselves (when we weren't sampling the local divine restaurants), we relaxed on the deck during the day and played with the owner's cat, Boots, and even were able to rent movies from a local store and watch them in the spacious living room of the cabin! They have a great continental breakfast in the mornings (cereal, oatmeal, pastries, coffee and tea), and the staff is super nice and very helpful in any local questions you might have.
If you need a place to fall into a ridiculously comfortable bed, or just enjoy your time away from the real world, go to Mitchell's!

Stayed May 2006
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Additional Information about Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages

Property: Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages
Address: 264 Dillard Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-6672
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mitchell's Lodge & Cottages is nestled by a small mountain stream and lake only 2 blocks from Main Street in Highlands, NC. Accommodations include a secluded lob cabin with fireplace, kitchen and Jacuzzi overlooking a small mountain lake, to a suite with some of the same amenities located in the Cedar Lodge, the newest building on the property. If you want a great rate, try one of the Standard Rooms. Free wireless internet access, free continental breakfast on the weekends. We hope to see you soon. "It's Like Coming Home" ... more   less 
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