Destination guide

Staying in vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Noted for a beautiful blue tint at a distance, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer a gorgeous landscape for hiking, nature walks, wildlife viewing, and a range of other outdoor activities. From spectacular waterfalls to bold foliage, the vacation home rentals in the Blue Ridge Mountains provide the perfect base camp to explore this mountainous region.

History

Take in the history of the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains have plenty of heritage sites for history buffs. The Biltmore House, a masterpiece of architecture and treasure trove of antiques surrounded by century-old gardens, and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, the former home and museum dedicated to the legacy of Carl Sandburg and his works, are must-see attractions. The Cradle of Forestry is a unique historic site and the first forestry school in the nation, located in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. The Mountain Gateway Museum has a collection of historic log cabins that showcase mountain life in the past.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Though an idyllic alpine region may mean rest and relaxation for some, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer endless outdoor adventures and activities for the nature enthusiasts. Cabin rentals put you in the heart of the region, giving you access to quiet hikes in the woods, rigorous mountain biking, ziplining through tree tops, or paddling down a mountain stream. Rock climbing, golfing, fly fishing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, and swimming are also popular outdoor activities.

Restaurants and bars

Foodie paradise in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains offer culinary adventures and local flavor for a unique dining experience all its own. From casual to sophisticated, the locally owned restaurants in the Blue Ridge Mountains celebrate flavors from around the world mixed with fresh, local ingredients. Whatever you’re craving, you’re sure to find a restaurant or eatery to suit your tastes near the cabin rentals in the area.

Essential info

Key facts for stays in Blue Ridge Mountains vacation homes

The Blue Ridge Mountains encompass a vast area across many small North Carolina towns. Regardless of which town’s vacation homes you choose, you’ll have access to emergency and non-emergency services and facilities. Though the area is low in crime, alpine environments can have rapidly changing weather conditions, as well as low temperatures in higher elevations, so it’s best to pack a variety of clothing. If you intend to hike, rock climb, bike, or partake in other wilderness activities, be sure to check local conditions and pack the essentials to take with you. This area is teeming with wildlife, including predators, and it’s easy to get lost, so it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings and plan your excursion accordingly.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Blue Ridge Mountains?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Blue Ridge Mountains. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Blue Ridge: 1,168 vacation rentals
  • Helen: 759 vacation rentals
  • Sevierville: 6,967 vacation rentals
  • Great Smoky Mountains: 7,608 vacation rentals
  • Greenville: 162 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Blue Ridge Mountains! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Blue Ridge Mountains?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Blue Ridge Mountains:

  • Blue Ridge: 1,168 rentals
  • Helen: 759 rentals
  • Sevierville: 6,967 rentals
  • Greenville: 162 rentals
  • Lake Lure: 826 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Blue Ridge Mountains?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Blue Ridge Mountains are:

  • Gatlinburg, TN (GKT-Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge): 7,028 vacation rentals
  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI): 124 vacation rentals
  • Greenville, SC (GMU-Greenville Downtown): 159 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Blue Ridge Mountains?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Blue Ridge Mountains. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pigeon River Crossing: 7,024 rentals
  • Brasstown Bald Mountain: 1,032 rentals
  • Dollywood: 6,375 rentals
  • Virginia Creeper Trail: 404 rentals
  • Rankin Lake Park: 136 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Blue Ridge Mountains listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge
1,168 vacation rentals
Helen
759 vacation rentals
Sevierville
6,967 vacation rentals
Greenville
162 vacation rentals
Lake Lure
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Charlotte
612 vacation rentals
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Knoxville
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Franklin
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Clayton
1,003 vacation rentals
Linville
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357 vacation rentals
Saluda
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