Project Description

Maison Rouge


*4 bedrooms

*3 full baths

*family room with entertainment kitchen,

*1,000 square feet of spacious deck and patio spaces

3 levels, sleeps 8

Looking for a special place to get away together and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Or perhaps reunite with family or good friends? Does the idea of an intimate and quaint Swiss Chalet on a private wooded acre of lush rhododendrons and mountain laurel with enviable unobstructed lake views inspire you? If so, then Maison Rouge on Mirror Lake-just moments from the Aspen-like downtown of Highlands, NC, is awaiting your arrival. Come and enjoy intimate dinners, the warmth of two fireplaces, and wine and cheese on one of the decks, terraces, or balconies. Mountain strolls, magnificent waterfalls, boat rides, and unforgettable views will create forever beautiful memories for you and your family.

Maison Rouge’s main level features a well-equipped galley kitchen, dining and living areas. The living room opens to a large wrap-around deck overlooking peaceful Mirror Lake, and features a stacked-stone gas-fired fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD/VHS player with 5-disk CD player and AM/FM radio. Unlike many homes in the mountains, Maison Rouge has fast, reliable Wi-Fi Internet service and is wired for cable. Maison Rouge has central air conditioning, although you may not need it as much as you thought you would.

There are two bedrooms and one bath on the main level. The master bedroom has a King bed and the guest bedroom has a Queen bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped with under-cabinet lighting, oven/range, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, glassware, a complete set for 12 of antique English china, as well as bakeware, copper-clad Revere Ware pots and pans, a stockpot, and a few pieces of 100-year-old seasoned cast iron cookware.

The upper level has two bedrooms with one full bath in between. Each upper-level bedroom has two twins and access to a small balcony-one overlooking Cullasaja Drive and the other overlooking the lake.

The lower level features a family room with a flat-screen TV, gas fireplace, and fully-equipped entertainment kitchen with two sets of French doors opening onto a lakeside terrace with a gas grill and an “al fresco” dining area. Also a powder room, shower area, and laundry.

All three levels of Maison Rouge have access to lakeside decks, porches, and/or balconies. There’s a nice grassy area-great for play or lawn games, and there’s a flat-bottomed boat available as well (life jackets and oars are provided).

The easy-entry semi-circular driveway parks up to four cars. For your protection and safety, there is motion-activated outdoor lighting and one exterior security camera by the front stairs.

The property is less than a one-mile walk to beautiful downtown Highlands with world-class shopping and five-star dining venues. The Plateau Greenway trail begins less than ¼ mile from the property. Over five miles of sidewalks and nature trails are free to the public daily from sunrise to sunset.

This home has a four-night minimum, except for HOLIDAYS AND SOME LOCAL EVENTS.

The rental app you are using may allow you to make two or three-night rentals during these times, but that doesn’t mean the reservation will be honored.

Bedrooms: 4 Main level- King/Queen, Upper level – 4 twins, Lower level- Futon (made for sitting with occasional sleeping if needed for guests)
Bathrooms: 3 (One full bath on each level. The lower level is a split bath vanity/toilet with separate tile spa shower)
Location: Mirror Lake
Amenity List: DVD and/or VCR, 2  gas log Fireplaces, Grill, outside dining/conversation areas on both deck levels, Internet, Lake Front, Laundry, Lower level has kitchen area,  catch & release fishing, about 1 mile to town

The longer you stay-the LESS you pay, Discounts begin at 7 nights

Nightly  Rate: $480.

Your home will be ready for you on arrival. A cleaning fee of $175.00 + $11.81 tax is added to cover the EXIT cleaning after you leave.

4 night minimum 

Holiday rentals have a one-week minimum

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Beautiful cabin

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 20, 2023

We had a wonderful time at this picturesque cabin on mirror lake. We took the greenway into town one day and it was a pleasant 1.5 mile walk. We would stay here again!!

(December 2022 stay)

P.T. Canton, GA

Perfect family home

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 29, 2021

This is a wonderful house that feels like home when you are staying here. The homeowners have made this a comfortable retreat that has everything you need. The lake is outside your door and Highlands is minutes away. I have stayed in lots of nice vacation rentals but this one is a notch above. We hope to be back often.


Charming, quiet mountain retreat

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 26, 2020

This was our third trip to Highlands, NC and our first trip to Maison Rouge. We were thoroughly impressed by all on offer at this property. We were less than a mile from downtown, but on Mirror Lake on a quiet road, we felt so remote! Maison Rouge was a well-maintained property and had such generous space for families or groups of friends to stay. Myself and my cousin enjoyed taking the flat-bottom boat out on the lake for a leisure paddle. Felt it was a great value and would prioritize this property in planning a return trip.

Date of stay: July, 2018

J.C Peachtree City, GA

Great Lakeside House

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 23, 2020

Tranquil, lakeside home, very close to Highlands Main Street.

(7/17 -7/21/20)

D.J. Birmingham, AL

Nice Rental

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 10, 2019

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Chambers Agency was very helpful and the house was great. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Review left: 08/10/2019 at 9:54 AM

G.S. and family, Savannah, GA

If we could stay all summer, we would!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 21, 2019

Absolutely LOVED our stay at Maison Rouge, and can’t wait to return. The setting on Mirror Lake is fabulous, the porches are so relaxing and we enjoyed the boat as well. The downstairs entertainment kitchen was perfect while grilling.

We loved the homey feel and the owner’s personal touches. Especially enjoyed the books on Highlands history.

If we could stay all summer, we would! Hopefully we can come back and stay a whole month. The king bed was very comfortable.

Millers from NOLA

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