Destination guide

Head for the hills in alternative Asheville

Throw your favorite trail mix in your trusty hemp tote—you're going to Asheville! Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in eastern North Carolina, Asheville is a chilled-out southern town known for its art deco architecture, funky shops, and eclectic dining, as well as a wealth of preserved natural beauty. Outdoorsy types flock to the city for its numerous campsites and hiking trails, while the nearby Lake Lure offers plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming. Home to a thriving alternative scene, your Asheville vacation rental will also put you close to plenty of bookstores, vegan restaurants, and live music venues.

Things to do

Asheville's mountains, mansions, music, and more

If it's nature you crave, head to the Pisgah National Forest, where you'll find more than half a million acres of wilderness amid the Blue Ridge and Great Balsam mountain ranges. Or you can check out the Biltmore Estate, a massive Gilded Age manor where you can tour the art-filled mansion, as well as its sprawling, Olmsted-designed grounds and rose garden. For a more modern look at Asheville, visit the headquarters of Moog, the country's preeminent manufacturer of analog synthesizers. Here, you can see how the handcrafted instruments are built with a guided—and free—tour of the factory.


Just act natural in Asheville's great outdoors

With plenty of rivers, lakes, and hiking trails in the area, Asheville is a nature lover's paradise. A short drive from your Asheville vacation rental, you'll find the Blue Ridge Mountains, a scenic wilderness of wooded slopes and winding mountain streams. Camping, hunting, and fishing are popular in the area, and the stunning foliage displays are a big hit with visitors during the fall. Back in town, you can check out Asheville's numerous hip shops and restaurants, and you can watch live shows by local and national bands most nights of the week.


Make time for Asheville all year round

Like most of the region, Asheville has a humid subtropical climate, which means warm summers, relatively mild winters, and regular precipitation throughout the year. Average summer highs peak at 84 degrees in July, while winter temperatures range from the upper 20s to the upper 40s from December through February. Snowfall is relatively common during the winter months, and skiing is a popular pastime in the area. Asheville is busiest in the summer, and you'll find that lower temperatures usually translate to lower rates on Asheville vacation rentals during the cooler winter months.

Natural features

See the sights in natural North Carolina

Asheville lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the Swannanoa and French Broad rivers meet. Lake Lure, a scenic man-made lake, is a short drive away, and you'll find plenty of space for waterfront activities throughout the region. The 500,000-acre Pisgah National Forest boasts rocky peaks, old-growth forests, and rushing mountain streams, as well as miles and miles of hiking trails, including a stretch of the famed Appalachian Trail. The park is also home to numerous species of wildlife, including deer, river otters, and even the occasional black bear.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Asheville

Fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Asheville, NC?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,038 vacation rentals near Asheville. From 607 Cabins to 928 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Asheville for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Asheville?

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

  • Downtown: 222 vacation rentals
  • West Asheville: 114 vacation rentals
  • Historic Montford: 232 vacation rentals
  • Biltmore Village: 22 vacation rentals
  • Kenilworth: 490 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Asheville?

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

  • Biltmore Estate: 2,118 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Market Asheville: 1,867 vacation rentals
  • Western North Carolina Nature Center: 2,132 vacation rentals
  • Asheville Treetops Adventure Park: 2,747 vacation rentals
  • Black Mountain College Museum: 1,854 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Asheville listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Asheville?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 607 Cabins in Asheville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Asheville include:

  • Houses: 928 rentals available
  • Cottages: 607 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 607 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Asheville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 209 vacation rentals with pool available in Asheville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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