Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Cullowhee, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Cullowhee. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Cullowhee

Enjoy the history and other features of Cullowhee. Well known for its university setting, mountain views and football games, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Cullowhee

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Cullowhee 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:

  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Smoky Mountain Country Club (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Old Edwards Club (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Tube World (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Cataloochee Ski Area (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Cullowhee

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cullowhee is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (29.9 mi / 48.2 km)
  • Lake Glenville (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Balsam Entrance (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Soco Falls (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Oconaluftee Visitor Center (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cullowhee

Fly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), the closest airport, located 37 mi (59.5 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cullowhee?

Whether you're searching for an intimate retreat for you and your love or a sprawling house to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cullowhee. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Around 11 miles from the center of Cullowhee, it's hard to top "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Interior Designer Home". It has 4 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a pool table and a boat.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Cabin - Newer Dog Friendly 2 Bedroom With View Near Casino". Located around 13 miles from the heart of Cullowhee, it has 2 bedrooms and features a video library and nearby hunting activities.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Cullowhee?

For a memorable vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Cullowhee. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to move into one of thes mini digs will be tough to resist!

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Mossy Falls - - Adorable Tiny Home Located In The Smokies With Private Waterfalls And A Fire Pit". This getaway in Cullowhee packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as a free nearby fitness center and a TV.
  • "Cozy Mountain Cabin And Tiny House With Fireplace" in Whittier is another highly rated choice. Cookware, dishware and utensils and cable/satellite TV services will make your time here extra comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Cullowhee?

There's something enticing about disappearing to a log cabin where it's just you, a few loved ones and the nature around you. Leave behind the noise of the big city and relax in one of these sanctuaries in Cullowhee:

  • "Fish Camp At Waterdance - Log Cabin On The River" in Cullowhee proves you don't have to stay in a tent to immerse yourself in nature. Swap camping for this cabin's creature comforts, such as a nearby waterfront and an oven.
  • After a big day of outdoor activities, chill out at "Log Cabin Near Lake Glenville". This cozy escape in Cullowhee has a smart TV and a firepit.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cullowhee?

If you've been busier than an ant in a picnic basket, you deserve to escape for a few glorious days. Skip out of work early on Friday and live it up at one of these weekend getaways in or near Cullowhee:

  • "Designer, Modern Mountain - Close To Everything. Escape To The Mountains In 2022" is around 12 miles south of Cullowhee and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll appreciate the useful amenities here, including free toiletries and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Spectacular Panoramic View From 4850 Ft" is another popular option to consider. It's located around 14 miles to the south of Cullowhee and comes with a balcony, free toiletries and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cullowhee?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, ideally suited for one or two guests. Spend your days getting acquainted with your new surroundings and your nights kicking back in your comfy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Cullowhee are guaranteed to please:

  • After a day filled with urban exploration, enjoy peace, quiet and privacy at "Cabin - River View And Pet Friendly, Close To Dillsboro". A fridge and a TV are among the useful amenities you'll find here.
  • "Secluded - Log Cabin - In Town Cashiers" is another wonderful stay, providing all you could need for the ideal Cullowhee adventure. Useful amenities here include a smart TV and free toiletries.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cullowhee?

From affordable apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are just two of our most popular stays in and around Cullowhee:

  • Close to the center of Cullowhee, "Summer / Fall Rates Top Guest Rated Luxury Mountain Home" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your cozy digs, get out and explore all the cool stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Cabin - River View And Pet Friendly, Close To Dillsboro". This conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cullowhee?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Cullowhee that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Around 11 miles from Cullowhee, "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Interior Designer Home" is an ideal place for doting lovebirds. Beauty services and winery tours are some of the many amenities here.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Cabin - Newer Dog Friendly 2 Bedroom With View Near Casino", around 13 miles from Cullowhee. A fireplace and shopping facilities will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cullowhee?

Share your stay and have twice as much fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with your best friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Cullowhee:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Custom Mountain Home". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, mountain views and a kitchen. You'll discover it around 11 miles to the southeast of Cullowhee.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending precious time with loved ones, and "Designer, Modern Mountain - Close To Everything. Escape To The Mountains In 2023" makes it easy to do that. Located around 12 miles to the south of Cullowhee, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A swimming pool and mountain views are among the numerous amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cullowhee?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Dust off your inflatable flamingo and check out these rental houses in or near Cullowhee that feature this vacation necessity:

  • Get into vacay mode at "Unique Waterfall House Nestled In Mountains", where your top priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a toaster and childrens activities help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "The Nut House" Long Range Views". This property is another sought-after option and features a dining table, a toaster and more.

Wondering what the weather is like in Cullowhee? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 60 ºF to 80 ºF. If you'd like more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Cullowhee vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cullowhee?

You'll always have more fun sharing those special memories with the people you care about the most. Whether you're planning a family trip or spending time with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's just right for you. These are two of our best in and around Cullowhee:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Custom Mountain Home", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. This escape is around 11 miles to the southeast of Cullowhee and features amenities such as a toaster and outdoor furniture.
  • "Designer, Modern Mountain - Close To Everything. Escape To The Mountains In 2023" is another excellent option. It's about 12 miles to the south of Cullowhee, has 6 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 guests. Handy amenities here include a microwave oven and a toaster.

When you want to step outside your front door, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. Whitewater Falls, High Falls and Country Side Bowling Lanes should be top of your itinerary.