Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
The Handpicked homes collection of Natural Retreats is a unique way for families and friends to vacation in exclusive destinations, always nestled in locations with direct access to outdoor adventure and unique local cultural experiences. Paired with amenities such as the signature Natural Retreats personal concierge service throughout the guest experience, these luxury properties provide an array of choices in terms of location, room layout, and architectural and interior design.
Natural Retreats is proud to announce the launch of Handpicked at Highlands, North Carolina, featuring 26 luxury homes sprinkled throughout the rustic mountain community. Located at 4,000 feet above sea level, cresting the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Highlands offers a cool summertime retreat just over 2 hours from metropolitan Atlanta and drawing significant visitation from Charlotte, Greenville, Knoxville and other major Southeastern cities.
Direct booking is available through the Natural Retreats website, http://www.naturalretreats.com/us/handpicked-highlands/, with details on each of the homes just a click or a touch away. Ranging from 2-6 bedrooms and located in diverse settings from the local town center to the edge of the wilderness, the Highlands collection is designed to suit any visitor’s needs. Best of all, unlike other online second home rental platforms, all facets of the experience are managed by Natural Retreats, without requiring direct interaction or dependence on the homeowner.
“Highlands is a perfect fit within the Natural Retreats portfolio, and broadens our footprint across the splendid mountain communities that span the mid-Atlantic region,” said Matthew Spence, CEO of Natural Retreats. “The Handpicked collection of homes, and the dynamic booking engine and support system that underpins the experience for both owner and renter, are set to redefine expectations around the process of renting luxury vacation homes across the United States.”
The Handpicked collection at Highlands joins other Natural Retreats Handpicked collections in Lake Toxaway (North Carolina), Homestead Preserve (Hot Springs, Virginia), Taos Valley (New Mexico), and North Cornwall (England).
Known for its scenic waterfalls and summer temperatures historically averaging 20 degrees cooler than Atlanta or Charlotte, Highlands offers guests a range of hiking opportunities alongside a host of outdoor adventures, including: fly fishing, white water rafting, mountain biking, zip lining, and horseback riding. Extensive Botanical Gardens and the Highlands Nature Center offer additional, less intensive ways to interact with the local ecology. Boating and lake activities, alongside 9 acclaimed golf courses – all accessible to the public – round out the outdoor experience.
From the cultural perspective, Highlands features professional theatre, chamber music concerts, cabarets, art exhibitions and galleries, and special events such as the Saturday Summer Music Series.
Booking for Highlands, and all the Natural Retreats Handpicked and resort properties, is now open at http://www.naturalretreats.com or by calling +1 (877) 805-7794.
About Natural Retreats
Natural Retreats is a luxury travel company specializing in spectacular, unique destinations that balance elegance, adventure, and an uncompromising commitment to personal service. Spanning the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Natural Retreats offers a variety of accommodations including resorts, inns, lodges, castles, and private vacation homes. To learn more about Natural Retreats, view its worldwide portfolio of properties and book travel, visit http://www.naturalretreats.com.