Staying in Asheville North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina is what some might call a little big city. There are sky-rises, a bustling, vibrant downtown, a thriving music scene, scores of hikes, waterfalls and vistas, the Blue Ridge Parkway, enough good restaurants to last a discerning foodie half a lifetime, culture, and of course a robust drinking scene. However by modern metropolis standards, Asheville is rather tiny–but that’s what makes it great. Asheville is a big but not too big town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina that boasts a ton of things to do and sights to see while maintaining a busy but not-too-busy vibe. What’s not to love?
Odds are if you are coming to Asheville or the surrounding areas, you will need a place to stay. Asheville has a plethora of fine hotels, hostels, and places to rent in the city proper but if you’re coming for a mountainous getaway, why not stay in the mountain style? We’re talking cozy rural getaways, secluded comfort, and rustic luxury. We have compiled a list of rentals that, we feel, fit those needs. These are our favorites and we hope that, in time, they might be yours too!
Western North Carolina
Charm abounds in this two bedroom A-frame. Located in the heart of Western North Carolina, the entire region is at your fingertips. Enjoy nearby mountain towns, communities and nature, while using the house as a comforting home base to rest & relax.
Warm and inviting, this 1970’s home has been renovated to pay homage to its original era. Clean, bright, cozy, and comfortable, this dreamy chalet will be your own little getaway. Fully furnished and appointed to ensure your utmost comfort.
Little Sol Chalet is a unique gem in the mountains. This home has everything to meet your vacation needs. Enjoy the contemporary retro aesthetic that this house boasts. Admire the charming details found in each room. Built into the hillside, this home sits like a nest above the neighborhood, boasting year round views of the valley and mountains.
Asheville, North Carolina
Revel in the warmth of a wood burning stove on an open-air porch as the whir of a nearby creek floats throughout the space. Featuring hip furnishings and a mix of sleek and rustic touches, this new cabin is a nature lover’s haven. Many amenities including: a private hot tub, patio with fire pit, babbling creek nearby. Nestled one mile from hiking trails and a large yard with outdoor games, this cabin is located seven miles to downtown.
Curl up with a good book in the cozy window nook. Climb the ladder to the loft to enjoy your favorite TV show or a movie on the plush sofa. Enjoy cooking in a fully stocked kitchen with a hip Smeg fridge. The cabin’s high speed WiFi allows guests to stay connected to work or school while enjoying a mountain getaway.
Swannanoa, North Carolina
This house is a collection of stories. Stories of cultural and personal history, ecology, and craft. To celebrate this area’s incredible legacy of craft, the hosts have collaborated with some of the most talented makers in the region. Staying at the Nook you’ll have an experience unheard of in the modern era — almost everything you touch or interact with was woven, shaped or whittled by hand.
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and eight minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Nook is a perfect artist retreat or romantic getaway. Through the designs made by power couple Rob and Karie of Shelter Collective, the Nook theme plays out in many ways, but starts with how tightly nestled the house is among the trees. The Nook’s inside includes a breakfast alcove, a tea loft, an entertainment loft, and a cozy sleeping area. Aside from the nook is an airy living space with an 18 foot ceiling, expansive windows, and a swing to enjoy the outdoor views.
Luxury Glamping Dome
Hendersonville, North Carolina
If you have ever wanted to stay in a place that has all the amenities of your favorite rental but still feel as if you are camping, the Luxury Glamping dome is the space for you. What could be better than falling asleep to a full view of the stars and waking up with the sunrise fully protected by the clear exterior of the dome?
Nature meets luxury in this unique Glamping Dome Experience. Enjoy the privacy of a peaceful, secluded setting, complete with everything you need for a one-of-a-kind getaway. Heating and A/C, full bathroom, memory foam mattress & luxury bedding. Functional kitchenette, propane grill and private outdoor living space with glamping hot tub and fire pit.
Raven Rock Tree House Staying in Asheville North Carolina
Fletcher, North Carolina
Waking up in this Asheville treehouse, you will feel as if you had woken up in a rustic mountain cabin–and in many ways you have. Except this cabin is nestled way up in the boughs of a white oak tree. Brew your coffee or tea and relish the supreme beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains from your tree house balcony.
This is radical off grid therapy. If you want a walk on the wild side this is your spot. Perched on the apex of the Eastern Continental Divide, Raven Rock Treehouse is nestled in the trees near Raven Rock Cabin in a 40 acre wilderness wildlife preserve.
In spite of the remote setting, everything is close by. Hiking, artisan shops, wineries, and unique dining abound. From complete seclusion you are just 10 miles from the Asheville airport and 5 miles away from the quaint town of Hendersonville.
Gashe’s River House
Asheville, North Carolina
If you ever wanted to get a feel of old Appalachia, this stay is the one for you. This renovated farmhouse has all of the modern amenities that we all love, coupled with the vintage feel of an old Blue Ridge Mountain farmhouse. Although the decor has been updated to meet today’s modern aesthetic, the living space of this rental holds true to its roots with stone walls, fire burning stove and all around farmhouse vibe.
Walk back past tall trees, over a small wooden bridge with built-in love seats. Massage tired feet on a polished river-rock shower floor. This rustic 2-story cottage, dating back over 100 years, has whitewashed stone walls and a wood-burning stove. This is an old farm hand house and it shares the same property with the main house.
Yurt Glamping w/ mountain views near parkway/dtown
Asheville, North Carolina
Nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys in Asheville, NC. Hidden Flower Tiny Farm is the perfect getaway for relaxing. Guests can enjoy their creature comforts while trying out glamping off-grid in a yurt. Located on five acres in the heart of the Appalachian mountains with gorgeous views, you really feel like you are in the country–because you are!
This light and airy yurt is mostly off-grid and great for eco-friendly thinking guests, who will treat this home with love and care. Walk out on the deck and enjoy stunning views, great sunsets, stargazing and lots of wildlife. Take the weekend and unwind with a great book, bring your yoga mat, and embrace the calm that this round space provides.
Enjoy the flora and fauna, wood stove, and natural vistas as you rest easy in this space so close to downtown Asheville!
Reems Creek Mountain Cabin
Weaverville, North Carolina
Enjoy everything that Weaverville and Asheville has to offer! Reems Creek Mountain Cabin is a short twelve minute drive to hop on the beautiful trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway. You will find a variety of restaurants on charming Main Street Weaverville. Don’t miss one of the local favorites–The Yellow Mug! Well Bred Bakery is also a popular location for dessert. Asheville is a short fifteen minute drive for great restaurants and breweries and art scene
Start your day by enjoying coffee on the peaceful front porch in rocking chairs and end your day around the fire pit with a beautiful sunset. Cook a rustic farmhouse dinner in the expansive kitchen and read your favorite book on the rocking chair on the porch. During the day visit Asheville or Weaverville and hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy a hike or a waterfall knowing that your cozy cabin awaits your return.
Staying in Asheville, North Carolina
A trip to Asheville and the ever-glorious Blue Ridge Mountains is a memory you will want to treasure forever. Why not have your lodging reflect that experience. There are many places to stay and most of them are wonderful and will enhance your experience. You’ve spent a long time perfecting your itinerary for your vacation. Why skimp on the planning of where you lay your head? Some or all of these spots may not tickle your fancy but we consider it a great jumping off point for where to look.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Asheville and we hope to see you soon!