The resort was in a beautiful location. But the units needed to be updated. The carpet felt sticky so we had to were slippers and/or socks all of the time. The lower level bedroom smelled moldy and felt damp. We sleep upstairs instead. The tv speakers in the living room were terrible. You could hardly hear the tv unless you had it turned up loud. TV should be replaced. The tv in the bedroom was much too small. The clothes dryer is installed so high that you need a stool to stand on in order to use it. The paper towel holder in the kitchen was broke. We were there from May 1-6 and 4 out of the six days our keys did not work. We had to call maintenance 5 times and they could not fix the problem. So every time we left for the day and when we returned, we had to go to the office so someone could let us in to our unit...very frustrating. It would be nice if they had a toaster oven. The fireplace in the living room was really a nice touch.
The towns of Highlands and Cashiers were amazing. They are about 15 minutes from Sapphire. Lots of great shops and beautiful scenery. We did not like the food at Mica's or the Carolina Smokehouse. The Oak Street Cafe in Highlands was yummy... the Library was very good also, but with a very limited menu.
It rained every morning we were there, but it was one of the best vacations we have had mainly because of the beautiful surroundings. We plan on returning in October for the fall colors...it should be a visual overload...will try and stay somewhere else instead of the Fairways.
Staff was somewhat friendly, but we got the impression most of the time that we were bothering them.
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