Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, Asheville is a small city with so much to offer, whether you’re into ogling storied art deco buildings, sampling beers at local microbreweries, or touring glamorous historic mansions with over 250 rooms. As for where to bed down while you’re in town, why not pick from a wide variety of cozy cabin rentals? You can stay near the bustling downtown, or hole up in a remote mountain retreat that’s steps from hiking and biking trails. You can also choose a relaxed hideaway in the tiny towns surrounding Asheville.
Convenient cabin rentals in Downtown Asheville
Vacation cabins in and around Asheville’s downtown area make for a quaint and intimate home away from home while still putting you close to all the action. You can go for a stroll in the heart of Asheville, where the streets are dotted with public art, mom-and-pop establishments, and bronze plaques detailing tidbits of the city’s history. Architecture buffs will have a field day here—Asheville is famous for its large collection of historic art deco structures, such as The City Building that houses the city hall, and there are several stunning churches representing various architectural styles. Spare at least a few hours for a visit to the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, on which stands the largest privately owned home in the US. The grandiose 1895 home, modeled after French Renaissance chateaus, has more than 250 rooms and is now a museum. Then, explore the River Arts District, where there are hundreds of galleries and artists' studios. When the sun goes down, you can head for one of the local breweries or live music venues for a taste of Asheville’s vibrant yet relaxed nightlife.
Scenic getaway cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains
If a quaint log cabin nestled in lush forest sounds more appealing to you than one within the Asheville city limits, then choose from the vacation home rentals in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You might hole up near the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic 469-mile road that spans a few states and follows the Southern Appalachian mountains. The drive itself is already a marvelous experience, but it also connects you to hiking and cycling trails, waterfalls, and wildlife encounters. Then again, you might not even need to get behind the wheel, as many vacation home rentals in the Blue Ridge Mountains allow you to hike and bike right out of the proverbial gate. Some rental cabins come with patios or terraces, where you can sit down with a hot drink and a book while enjoying forest or mountain views. Others are equipped with hot tubs, so you can cap off a day of outdoor adventures with a soothing soak for your tired muscles. If you’re keen for a night out on the town, Asheville won’t be too far from your Blue Ridge Mountains vacation rental either.
Cabins for rent outside Asheville’s city limits
Small, scenic communities certainly have their own appeal, and there are many of these in Buncombe County, of which Asheville is the county seat. If you want a base that offers a small-town environment along with plenty of nature, you might want to check the list of cabin rentals in areas like Black Mountain Candler, a community in Hominy Valley that’s around 20 minutes’ drive from Asheville. You can also opt to stay in