Shopping in Flat Rock, NC

Once you’ve decompressed from the day-to-day pressures of modern living in the relaxing country setting of our Highland Lake rentals, you’ll find some terrific locally owned shops to explore located just down the road in downtown Flat Rock. Shopping opportunities in Flat Rock range from traditional gift stores to eclectic little corner shops, offering visitors of all backgrounds the chance to discover a great find. Here’s an introduction to a few Flat Rock stores that we are particularly fond of: The Wrinkled Egg, Hand in Hand Gallery, The Book Exchange and Portrait’s Inc.

The Wrinkled Egg

The Wrinkled Egg is a one of a kind store that specializes in designing, packaging and distributing custom care packages for children spending some of their summers away at camp. In the same spirit that parents have sent care packages to their young campers for generations, The Wrinkled Egg offers customized care packages based on different themes and interests. Incidentally, it is no coincidence that a company like The Wrinkled Egg happened to pop up right here in Flat Rock, which has been home to a number of different children’s camps since the early 20th century. In fact, Highland Lake vacation resort itself was once such a camp.

Hand in Hand Gallery

Western North Carolina is known throughout the country for being home to some of the most talented craftspeople in the world. The Hand in Hand Gallery represents some of the best artisans currently working in our community with a retail gallery exhibiting everything from fine hardwood furniture and pit fired pottery to nature photography and woven wearables.

The Book Exchange

Nothing quite beats curling up with a good book during a relaxing lake vacation, and we’re proud to recommend that guests of our Highland Lake rentals stop by The Book Exchange to pick up a decent read or two. The Book Exchange carries a wide variety of affordably priced used books ranging from guilty pleasure paperbacks to Literature with a capital “L,” as well as new copies of some the hottest new releases.

Portrait’s Inc

Since opening their doors to the public in 1942, Portrait’s Inc has provided clients from around the world with fine art portraits of beloved family members, respected leaders and individuals from all walks of life. With a network of 200 professional portrait artists currently working in the United States, Portrait’s Inc works one on one with clients to put them in touch with just right artist to commission for the portrait that they’ve been dreaming of.

For more information about our Highland Lake rentals and other fun things to do at the Highland Lake vacation resort, please call Diana at 1-800-873-0224.