Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Haywood County, US 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $93 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Haywood County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Dashing Appalachia—rural escapes in scenic North Carolina

Located in western North Carolina, Haywood County proudly offers a truly authentic Appalachian experience, complete with outdoor adventures and family-friendly activities. The area is most known for almost 50 miles of scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as hiking trails that wind through the Great Smoky Mountains. But come for the natural beauty, and stay for Haywood County's unique culture, farm-to-table dining, and friendly locals. Take a look at Haywood County vacation rentals, and you'll be hard-pressed to find one that doesn't come complete with stunning views.

Things to do

Easy for you to say—Cataloochee's country charm

There's a reason so many outdoor lovers have Haywood County on their bucket list. With places like Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which covers over half a million acres, you can easily spend your entire trip enjoying the scenery. If visiting in winter, the Cataloochee Ski Area is a must, whether you plan to ski, snowboard, or snow tube (or if you just want an excuse to say "Cataloochee"). For the gearheads in your crew, include the Wheels Through Time Museum on your itinerary. This unique spot features an impressive collection of rare American vintage motorcycles.

Activities

Foodie heaven, from microbreweries to farm-to-table dining

Each of the towns in Haywood County offers a unique perspective of local life in western North Carolina. You'll find charming downtowns in places like Maggie Valley and Waynesville, featuring locally owned shops and farm-to-table culinary experiences. Haywood County is also home to a growing microbrewery scene, so be sure to taste test more than a few of the beers on tap. Check out Haywood County vacation rentals on the outskirts of town, and you'll see a vibrant farming community in action. Among it all, expect buzzing festivals throughout the county all year long.

Weather

Layer, layer, layer in seasonal Haywood County

Haywood County is a popular spot in summer, and crowds, temps, and prices are all at their highest between June and August. Fall continues to buzz, thanks to stunning foliage that glows in October. January through March see plenty of snowfall, making it the perfect time for ski bunnies to head to Haywood County. It's the off season in some parts of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, though, so expect some of the local attractions to be closed. No matter when you visit, layers are an absolute must, thanks to quickly changing elevation in and around the Smoky Mountains.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Haywood County

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Haywood County is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Biltmore Estate (24.5 mi / 39.4 km)
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Balsam Entrance (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Soco Falls (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Cataloochee Valley (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Mt. Pisgah (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Sliding Rock (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in Haywood County?

Whether you're planning your next great adventure with pals or a romantic escape with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Haywood County is sure to catch your eye:

  • "Cabin - Easily Accessible Via All Paved Roads": If you're after someplace in Maggie Valley with 2 bedrooms where you'll feel right at home, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include a microwave oven and shopping.
  • "Paradise At The Rivers Edge A Private Waterfront Log Cabin": Stay a few nights or more at this option in Waynesville and make use of a separate dining area, a stovetop and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your family and friends.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Haywood County vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Haywood County?

You need only take a look inside our tiny house vacation rentals in Haywood County to find out that amazing things really do come in tiny packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize every spare inch of space, these mini wonders deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Take a few days off to experience a simpler way of life at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Located in Waynesville, mountain views and a nearby hospital are just two of the amenities you can expect here.
  • "Tiny House Downtown New Bern" in New Bern is another top-rated choice. A separate dining area and a fridge will help make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Haywood County?

Whether you're after a rustic retreat or something with all the frills, we've got some great log cabins to rent in Haywood County. Experience a blend of comfort and adventure at one of these guest favorites:

  • Located in Waynesville, "Paradise At The Rivers Edge A Private Waterfront Log Cabin" will put you near some of the exciting outdoor activities offered in this area. Mountain biking and rock climbing are a couple of them.
  • Alternatively, consider "Log Cabin With Country Feel And Awesome Views". Try some cycling or skiing or simply put your feet up at this Maggie Valley property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Haywood County?

While big extravagant trips are awesome, there's something refreshing about slipping off for a whirlwind weekend getaway. These properties in Haywood County are perfect for just that:

  • "Cabin - Now Booking For Fall ~ Elk Visit Daily" - Situated in Maggie Valley, there's no shortage of wonderful stuff to see and do right on the doorstep of this rental. Handy amenities like air conditioning and a microwave oven make this getaway even sweeter!
  • "Luxurious Mountain Home - River" - This is another superb place where you can kick back for a long weekend. Make the most of an oven, free toiletries and more during your short but sweet stay at this Maggie Valley property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Haywood County?

If you're after something a little more personal than your run-of-the-mill hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Haywood County. Cook in your kitchen, read a novel on the lounge and feel right at home. Take a peek at some of our comfiest studios:

  • "Cabin - Buffalo Bungalow. . Couples Only: Sauna" in Clyde crams a range of useful amenities into its single space, such as a stovetop and a hair dryer.
  • Start the day with a cup of coffee and a freshly cooked breakfast at "Cozy, Private, Authentic Log Cabin". This Maggie Valley property has all the conveniences you need to make your stay cozy, including heating and a kitchen.

Can I find short term rentals in Haywood County?

Haywood County has short-term rentals that come in all sizes, shapes and budgets. Spend your mini break in an affordable cabin, a luxurious condo or whatever else you like. Below are a couple of popular options to get you started:

  • "Cabin - Now Booking For Fall ~ Elk Visit Daily" in Maggie Valley is ideal for a short-term stay. It's close to the center of town, so you can easily go out and explore all the top sights without having to travel too far.
  • Otherwise, bunk down for day or two at "Luxurious Mountain Home - River" and discover the highlights of Canton. This vacation rental also welcomes short-stay guests and is a great choice if you love being near the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Haywood County?

If you're looking to woo your someone special, then stay somewhere special! Organize a romantic weekend getaway in Haywood County at one of these hideouts and watch love bloom:

  • Catch up on quality time and plenty of cuddles at "Cabin - Easily Accessible Via All Paved Roads" in Maggie Valley. Beauty services and a fireplace are just two of the nice touches you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days sipping Champagne and cuddling up at "Paradise At The Rivers Edge A Private Waterfront Log Cabin". A fireplace and winery tours add to the dreamy ambiance of this Waynesville property.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Haywood County?

When it comes to vacations, the more people the merrier. If you're searching for a property with ample space to fit friends or family, one of these large group vacation rentals in Haywood County will tick your boxes:

  • "Cabin - Creek'nwoods Iv - Views - Decks": With 4 bedrooms, everyone is invited to this exceptional escape in Waynesville. A kitchen and mountain views are among the amenities offered here.
  • "Luxurious Hidden Valley Lodge - Secluded Mountain Retreat": Located in Clyde, this spacious stay has 5 bedrooms and is another top pick for a fun family break. There's a whole lot to keep guests both entertained and comfortable, such as mountain views and a firepit.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Haywood County?

Organizing a getaway in Haywood County with a big group doesn't have to mean piling everyone into a couple of rooms. If you're looking for someplace comfy where you and your guests can spread out, one of these large vacation rentals might be just the ticket:

  • "Camp Cabin At Cataloochee' - 1 Mi To Ski Area": This property in Cataloochee Ranch has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 100 people. As well as tons of space, it comes with a kitchen and mountain views.
  • "Lake Junaluska 14 Bedroom Inn, Perfect For Weddings": Located in Lake Junaluska, this option offers amenities like a water view and a lake view. It has 14 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 60 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Haywood County?

You'll have your choice of houses with a pool in Haywood County, so pack your swim gear and get set to spend your days splashing around. Here are some popular options guaranteed to entice you:

  • The pool at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville" will add another dimension of fun to your break. Located in Waynesville, this retreat also comes with a kitchen and childrens activities.
  • "Cabin - Mountain Retreat - 'like A Giant Tree House" in Maggie Valley is another guest favorite. There's plenty to love about this property besides its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and snowsport activities.

Explore destinations around Haywood County

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