Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Columbus, NC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $85 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Columbus. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Columbus

Take a vacation to Columbus and enjoy the area's wineries, art galleries and monuments. This trendy city allures visitors with its waterfalls and mountain views. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Columbus

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Columbus a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tryon International Equestrian Center (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Lake Lure Golf Club (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Burntshirt Vineyards (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Green River Cove Tubing (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Columbus

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Columbus is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Foothills Equestrian Nature (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Lake Lanier (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Lake Lure Beach and Water Park (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Lake Lure (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Chimney Rock State Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Columbus

Fly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), the closest airport, located 22.9 mi (36.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Greenville-Spartanburg Intl. Airport (GSP), which is 25.1 mi (40.3 km) away.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Columbus?

With its beautiful beaches and natural beauty character, Lake Lure is a top destination to visit for a weekend or longer. It's located just 15 miles northwest of Columbus. A big drawcard here is the divine Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, offering picturesque views of natural beauty. Stroll along the seaside or just kick back and relax on the yellow sand.