Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Canton, 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 kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $188 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Canton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Canton, the home of Big Butt(e) Mountain and Skinny Dip Falls

Surrounded by the Big Butte Mountains, Canton is a small riverside town in North Carolina's western mountains, with its tongue lodged firmly in cheek. The region was the setting for the novel Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, which was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman. Book a Canton vacation rental and be moments from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs close to the country town. Don't miss a trip to Looking Glass Rock to splash around in the popular swimming hole, Skinny Dip Falls, where clothing is not optional!

Things to do

Canton is a real gem in the Blue Ridge Parkway

There are several Canton attractions worth visiting in and around town. Get your bearings on this mountain town at the Canton Area Historical Museum. It has a fascinating collection of artifacts found in the Canton region, including World War I and World War II memorabilia, and a large collection of photographs of Canton in the 19th and 20th centuries. If you want a more hands-on experience, head to the Old Pressley Sapphire Mine and spend the day digging for some buried sparkly treasure.

Activities

Fancy fly fishing for beginners?

One of the most popular pastimes in Canton is freshwater fishing. The Pigeon River runs right through the town and offers some of the area's best scenic trails. There are plenty of benches to relax on along the 1.5-mile walk, or bring along a fishing rod and try your hand at fly fishing in the wild, trout-filled river. Bring the day's catch back to your Canton vacation rental, and cook up a storm on the barbecue.

Weather

Big Butt(e) Mountains don't lie

Canton and western North Carolina has a mild climate all year round. It sees around 200 days of sunshine each year, and over a 100 days of rain. The most popular season to visit is summer, when the mercury reaches a balmy 80°F, and the mountains are busy with visitors. There's a wider choice of Canton vacation rentals in the shoulder seasons May and June, and September and October, when the area is quieter. Winter can see temperatures drop as low as 20°F.

Natural features

Wild thing, you make my heart sing

The Blue Ridge Parkway is often called "America's Favorite Drive." Its 469-mile length connects the Great Smoky Mountains to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, passing Canton along the way. Many people come to gaze up at Looking Glass Rock, a 3,900ft monolith popular with the rock climbing crew. The mountains are home to a wide variety of resident wildlife, including American black bears, wild turkeys, and mountain lions, while beavers are making a comeback to the area.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Canton

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 18.2 mi (29.3 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Canton, NC?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 853 vacation rentals around Canton. From 406 cabin rentals to 323 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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 Canton:

  • Downtown: 255 vacation rentals
  • West Asheville: 89 vacation rentals
  • Mirror Lake: 208 vacation rentals
  • Historic Montford: 256 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 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 Canton?

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

  • Cold Mountain: 1,441 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Pisgah: 1,897 vacation rentals
  • Graveyard Fields Falls: 1,427 vacation rentals
  • Colonial Theater: 1,762 vacation rentals
  • Canton Area Historical Museum: 1,775 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canton 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 Canton?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 406 Cabins in Canton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Canton include:

  • Houses: 323 rentals available
  • Cottages: 406 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 406 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Canton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 53 vacation rentals with pool available in Canton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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