By Mary Whitten Warner & Jaymes Moore
Affectionately referred to as The Plateau, the greater Cashiers-Highlands area is an exclusive destination atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. The area is comprised of Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Sapphire Valley, Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway. Renowned for its temperate climate and pristine nature, visitors come from all over the world to the Plateau, seeking a summer retreat and a high-altitude escape from urban life.
While the summer season is the busiest on the Plateau, large crowds are drawn each autumn to witness the changing of the leaves. This brilliantly colorful, natural phenomena is accented by such events as the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, featuring live music and local artisans. The Plateau has also become an iconic destination for Thanksgiving and Christmas. At these times of year, the Plateau becomes a winter wonderland in the mountains with its many Christmas tree farms. The Holiday cheer in the mountains brings families and friends together around wood-burning, stone fireplaces amidst the peace and quiet of the mountain wilderness.
In recent years, the mountain chic lifestyle and the region’s friendly atmosphere have lured more part-time and full-time residents to the region. Top class dining, upmarket shopping and numerous arts and culture venues offer residents of the Plateau all of the amenities of life at sea level, all the while providing uncompromising access to National Parks, hiking trails, lakes and waterfalls.
Established in 2004, Landmark Realty Group is a luxury full-service real estate firm founded on the mission of service and integrity. Comprised of over 40 brokers and staff, they also offer a white glove vacation rental program with professional laundry services and management team. Whether renting a house for a summer getaway with friends and family or a mountain escape, Landmark Realty Group is here to help find your plateau style.
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