Discover a selection of 17 vacation rentals in Polk 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 WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $71 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Polk County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Polk County getaway

Experience the unique character of Polk County with a stay in a vacation home rental. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Polk County

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Polk County a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Green River Cove Tubing (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Parker-Binns Vineyard (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Tryon International Equestrian Center (7.6 mi / 12.2 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)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Polk County

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Polk County is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Foothills Equestrian Nature (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Green River Cove Tubing (5.9 mi / 9.5 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)

What are the top vacation rentals in Polk County?

Whether you're organizing your next great adventure with friends or a romantic getaway with your special someone, one of these top vacation rentals in Polk County is sure to attract you:

  • "Cabins At The Gap | Whispering Pines Cabin | 1 Bedroom 1 Bath": If you're chasing a comfy space in Mill Spring, this rental won't disappoint. It offers 1 bedroom and great amenities including off-street parking options and towels.
  • "Beautiful Lakefront Log Cabin With Loft. Near All Local Attractions": Put your bags down and your weary feet up at this favorite in Mill Spring. It features 3 bedrooms, a stovetop, golf and more.

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

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

You need only set foot in one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Polk County to figure out that great things really do come in small packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every square inch of space, these pint-sized pads promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the world behind and disappear to "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". This getaway in Waynesville packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as internet services and free toiletries.
  • "Tiny House Downtown New Bern" in New Bern is another great option. A fridge and games will help make your time here more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Polk County?

There's something so cozy about snuggling up in a log cabin with a cup of coffee and a novel. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and spend a few nights or longer at one of these log cabins in Polk County:

  • If you want to try out rock climbing and mountain biking while you're in Polk County, "Beautiful Lakefront Log Cabin With Loft. Near All Local Attractions" in Mill Spring will be a terrific choice.
  • Alternatively, check out "Beautiful Lake Front Log Cabin With Dock". Try some rock climbing or kayaking or just rest and relax at this Mill Spring retreat.

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

Pressed for time but eager to get away? A weekend escape is the answer. Snap up one of these top-rated rentals and get ready to feel completely refreshed when Monday rolls around:

  • "Mt. Vernonberg - Spacious 6 Bedroom House In Downtown Saluda" - This property in Saluda features amenities designed to make your visit a comfortable one, such as towels and a garden. Its terrific location also makes it a great base to go exploring.
  • "River Retreat: 3 Wall Rd, Tryon" - This is another superb place where you can unwind for a long weekend. Take advantage of a microwave oven, nearby birdwatching activities and more during your short but memorable stay at this Saluda property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Polk County?

Studio apartments are usually on the smaller side, but it's hard to beat their great locations and penny-pinching price tags. Whether you're traveling by yourself or it's just you and your partner, consider booking one of these sought-after studio apartments in Polk County:

  • Eat, nap, hang out with friends … Do it all from the compact yet well-designed single room space at "Cabins At The Gap | Whispering Pines Cabin | 1 Bedroom 1 Bath". Located in Mill Spring, a fireplace and coffee and tea making facilities are available here.
  • Begin your day with a cup of coffee and some freshly cooked eggs at "Miss Jo's. . . Remote Cabin With Outdoor Hot Tub". This Saluda retreat has all the essentials to make your stay cozy, including a boat and a barbecue grill.

Can I find short term rentals in Polk County?

With Vrbo's great selection of short-term rentals in Polk County, it's easy to find a property that's a perfect match. Whether you're looking for somewhere to unwind on your own or to spend time with your buddies, these options are tough to beat:

  • Located close to the center of Saluda, "Mt. Vernonberg - Spacious 6 Bedroom House In Downtown Saluda" is an ideal place for a short-term stay. Unpack your bags and then head out to explore all the interesting attractions around the area.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days at "River Retreat: 3 Wall Rd, Tryon" and explore the best of Tryon. This getaway also welcomes short-stay guests and is a good choice if you love being near the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Polk County?

A romantic weekend getaway in Polk County is a surefire way to stir up passions. Light some pretty candles, grab your honey by the hand and get set to send sparks flying at one of these vacation rentals:

  • Catch up on cuddles and quality time at "Cabins At The Gap | Whispering Pines Cabin | 1 Bedroom 1 Bath" in Mill Spring. A fireplace and winery tours are just two of the nice touches you'll find here.
  • Another tempting option is "Beautiful Lakefront Log Cabin With Loft. Near All Local Attractions" in Mill Spring. Enjoy perks here including beauty services and a fireplace, in addition to each other's company.

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

If your idea of the perfect trip away is to bring along your nearest and dearest, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Polk County that cater to large groups, starting with these sprawling sensations:

  • "5 Bedroom Log Home On 18 Acres "creekside" | 5 Min Tiec | Hot Tub": This popular vacation rental is a terrific choice for large groups planning to visit Rutherfordton. It has 5 bedrooms and amenities that include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • "Mountaintop Home With Fantastic Views": You'll get your team's stamp of approval at this option in Saluda which features a fireplace, a kitchen and more. It has 6 bedrooms that will easily house all your guests.

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

You'll have your pick of houses with a pool in Polk County, so slip on your swimsuit and get set to spend your days having fun in the water. Here are a couple of favorites to tempt you:

  • Parents, kids, uncles, aunts — everyone will want to hang out at the pool at "Mt. Vernonberg - Spacious 6 Bedroom House In Downtown Saluda". Treat the whole family on a trip to this Saluda rental house which also comes with cable/satellite TV services and a TV.
  • Wake up and enjoy a refreshing dip at "Private Pet Friendly House Close To Tiec" in Columbus. Free toiletries and a dishwasher are other amenities offered here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Polk County?

Vrbo makes it easy to track down a fantastic family getaway. With quality amenities and ample room to stretch out, these large family vacation rentals in Polk County are among our favorites:

  • Located in Saluda, "Mt. Vernonberg - Spacious 6 Bedroom House In Downtown Saluda" has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 11 guests. Amenities include a garden and a dining table.
  • "5 Bedroom Log Home On 18 Acres "creekside" | 5 Min Tiec | Hot Tub" in Rutherfordton will also put out the welcome mat for you and the fam. Accommodating up to 14 guests, this rental comes with 5 bedrooms, a nearby laundromat and towels.

If you want to visit some fun family attractions in Polk County, Pearson's Falls is on many travelers' itineraries.