Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Waynesville, 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 $70 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Waynesville. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Let's all go to Waynesville

Sayonara, city life _ hello, great outdoors. Just outside the Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waynesville is a nature lover's paradise in the heart of Appalachia. Known for its laid-back lifestyle and bounty of natural beauty, you can also enjoy the area's bustling arts scene _ it's just a short drive from the funky shops and eclectic eateries of nearby Asheville. A Waynesville vacation rental will put you close to local sights like the Biltmore Estate, the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, and the North Carolina Museum of Handicrafts.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Waynesville

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like golfing and hiking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Waynesville a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tube World (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Cataloochee Ski Area (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Max Patch (20.4 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Smoky Mountain Country Club (21.9 mi / 35.2 km)

Waynesville _ a charming town all year round

A true mecca for outdoorsy types, Waynesville really has it all. Summer visitors flock to the area for its lakes, rivers, and streams, and Lake Junaluska is a major destination for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. The bounty of national parks in the area means you'll never run out of new trails to explore, and the famed Appalachian Trail can be found just an hour's drive from town. During the colder months, skiing is a popular pastime, and you'll find 18 runs for skiers of all skill levels at the Cataloochee Ski Area.


Warm weather and white winters in Waynesville

Waynesville has an oceanic climate, which means warm summers, cool winters, and a decent amount of rain and snowfall throughout the year. Summer highs average around 80 degrees in July and August, while the mild winter highs tend to hover in the low 50s from December through February. Spring and fall are crisp, with highs around 60 in November and March. Since the crowds tend to pack in for both the summer hiking and winter ski seasons, spring and fall are generally the best seasons to score a solid deal on your Waynesville vacation rental.

Natural features

Waynesville's wild, wonderful wilderness

All around your Waynesville vacation rental, you can spot the low-lying peaks, wooded mountainsides, and scenic river valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests are also nearby, and you'll find a number of rivers, streams, and lakes in the area, too. The mountains themselves are home to several species of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, woodchucks, beavers, and otters, as well as the occasional black bear. At higher elevations, you can find scenic meadows, and springtime wildflower blooms make for some pretty spectacular displays, while the area's red and orange foliage is a major draw in the fall.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Waynesville

The nearest airport is in Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), located 25.7 mi (41.3 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Waynesville?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Waynesville that suits your style. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Cabin - Easily Accessible Via All Paved Roads" is a favorite with guests. Around 7 miles from Waynesville, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of amenities to help you feel at home, including a smart TV and a living room.
  • "Paradise At The Rivers Edge A Private Waterfront Log Cabin" also promises an awesome stay, offering 2 bedrooms, nearby birdwatching activities, golf and more. It's around 7 miles from Waynesville.

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

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

You need only step foot inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Waynesville to discover that good things really do come in tiny packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize space, these mini digs deliver 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 comforts into its cozy space, such as a barbecue grill and shopping.
  • "Bear Minimum - Tiny Home With Views Of Cold Mountain" has many conveniences, including a stovetop and heating. Located in Canton, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed abode.

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

Whether you're looking for a modest retreat or something a little more luxe, you'll find a fabulous selection of log cabins to rent in Waynesville. Experience adventure and comfort at one of these guest favorites:

  • Settle in at "Paradise At The Rivers Edge A Private Waterfront Log Cabin" in Waynesville and during your waking hours enjoy mountain biking and golf and your evenings kicking back in comfort in your cozy cabin.
  • Alternatively, consider "Black Bear Falls - Log Cabin Retreat W". Try some tennis or fishing or just rest and relax at this Apple Creek Acres getaway.

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

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Waynesville. Whether you'd like to hang out with friends or spend time with the kids, we'll have something to suit your needs. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "Cabin - Now Booking For Fall ~ Elk Visit Daily" is perfect for a couple of days of R&R. It offers convenient amenities, such as a stovetop and off-street parking options, and is located around 7 miles to the west of Waynesville.
  • Alternatively, fling a few clothes in your bag and make a beeline for "Luxurious Mountain Home - River". This well-liked getaway is around 10 miles east of Waynesville and comes with a garage and a hair dryer.

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

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, ideally suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your new surroundings and your nights kicking back in your cozy hideaway. The following options in or near Waynesville are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Cabin - Buffalo Bungalow. . Couples Only: Sauna". Book a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to a kitchen and off-street parking options.
  • Another fantastic choice is "Cozy, Private, Authentic Log Cabin". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this comfortable apartment is packed with useful amenities like a kitchen, an iron and ironing board and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Waynesville?

Whether you're after a comfy cottage or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these getaways in or near Waynesville:

  • If you can only spare a couple of nights, "The Cabin On Eagles Nest" has you covered. It's close to the center of Waynesville, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Cabin - Private And Quiet Mountain Getaway". This comfy, centrally located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

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

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Waynesville that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Located around 7 miles from Waynesville, "Cabin - Easily Accessible Via All Paved Roads" is an ideal place for doting couples. Beauty services and a fireplace are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • "Paradise At The Rivers Edge A Private Waterfront Log Cabin" is another wonderful option that's sure to impress. It's around 7 miles from Waynesville and has a fireplace and winery tours.

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

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Waynesville and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A nice range of amenities including mountain views and a garden make "Cabin - Creek'nwoods Iv - Views - Decks" a favorite with groups. This generous retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the heart of Waynesville, it's around 2 miles away to the northwest.
  • Invite up to 20 of your dearest friends to "Luxurious Hidden Valley Lodge - Secluded Mountain Retreat" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 12 miles to the northeast of Waynesville. It's packed with features to keep your large group happy and comfortable, such as mountain views and a fireplace.

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

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable doughnut and browse these rental houses in or near Waynesville that come with this added bonus:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable break at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". There's a lot to love about this escape besides its pool, such as a dishwasher and a kitchen.
  • "Cabin - Mountain Retreat - 'like A Giant Tree House" is the sort of place you go to get away from it all and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. Outdoor furniture and a stair gate are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Waynesville has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Waynesville vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

It's always more fun when you share precious moments with the ones you love the most. Whether you're planning a family catch-up or catching up with friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. Here are two of our best in and around Waynesville:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Luxurious Mountain Home - River" is the ideal place for some family time. This popular getaway is 10 miles to the east of Waynesville and has amenities that include a fridge and a kitchen.
  • Another popular choice is "Cabin - Creek'nwoods Iv - Views - Decks". This property is 2 miles northwest of Waynesville and features a fridge, a dining table and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Fantasy Golf & Game Room, Waynesville Recreation Center and Graveyard Fields Falls offer fun for all the crew.