Driving Directions

Driving Directions from Asheville Airport:


Out of the Airport, turn right on Highway 280.  Stay on 280, through Mills River.   In Brevard, at first light, go straight onto Highway 64 West.  It is about 30 minutes to Brevard.  Go through downtown Brevard, at about the 3rd or 4th light after Main Street, Highway 64 makes a right turn towards Rosman, Toxaway and Cashiers.    Stay on Highway 64 this is a somewhat curvy road.   It takes about one hour to get from Brevard to Highlands.


Driving directions from Atlanta Airport to Highlands:


From the airport, take I-85 North towards downtown Atlanta (I-85 will merge with I-75).      After you pass the downtown exits, I-75 and I-85 will split, stay in the left hand lanes and follow the signs for I-85 North towards Greenville and Gainesville.    


On the north side of Atlanta, stay left on Interstate 85 and bear onto I-985.  Follow the signs towards Gainesville (NOT Greenville).   Stay on this road  (it will change names from I-985 to I-385 to Highway 441).    You will go thru a small town after Clayton, GA called Mountain City watch your speed - the speed limit is 45 mph and it is strictly enforced.  Dont let a speeding ticket spoil your visit.


The next small town is Dillard, Georgia.  At the only stop light, turn right.  There is signage for Highlands.     This is a 15 mile, somewhat winding road, ascending about 2,000 feet.      Welcome to Highlands


When you get to the light in Highlands, turn right continue straight on Main Street, to the next light.  Turn right and an immediate left to 41 Church Street (2nd building on right). 


Driving Directions From East Coast of Florida:  


Take I-95 North to I 26 West towards Columbia SC.   Stay on I-26 past Columbia until I-385 towards Greenville.    Go south on I-85 towards Atlanta.  Go about 4 or 5 exits.  Get off at Highway 153 to Easley.   Go about 6 miles, you will cross over Highway 123 and loop around to get on Highway 123 towards Easley.   


Go approximately 1 to 2 miles.  There is a light and Highway 183 goes to the right towards Pickens.     At the light at Main Street in Pickens turn left, go about two blocks, turn right, as Highway 183 turns here.   


Go about 10 miles until a light at Highway 11.  It is a four way stop.   Turn left.  Go approximately 10 miles to Highway 130 (you will have crossed over a bridge over Lake Keowee)  the sign at Highway 130 says Bad Creek Project.   Turn right


Go about 10 miles to a left turn that says to Cashiers.   Go about 3 miles to a stop sign, turn right.    Go about 10 miles to Cashiers.  Turn left at the light, go to Highlands about 10 miles.


Directions from Macon County (Franklin) Airport to Highlands


Start out going EAST on Airport Road toward NC-1380.   Then turn RIGHT onto NC-28 / Bryson City Road. Continue to follow NC-28.   Turn LEFT onto Porter Street.   Turn LEFT onto E Palmer Street.    Continue to follow to traffic light in front of Hardees (on left) about 3rd light.   Turn RIGHT this is the Highlands Road.   Go straight under overpass keep straight about 18 miles up to Highlands.