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Ole' timers always said that the mountain region of North Carolina was the only logical destination for a relaxing and cool vacation. Below are some fantastic options for your next cabin vacation!

Asheville Connections

Cabins, chalets and retreats to make your vacation a memorable one. We offer cozy cabins for one or two couples, chalets for 6 or 8 and a wonderful retreat on 6 acres called Eagle’s Landing which will accommodate up to 16. All are completely furnished and within short distance to Biltmore Estate, hiking and rafting and great restaurants. Give us a call!

1095 Hendersonville Rd Suite C-1 Asheville, NC 28813 Directions

(888) 861-9487

Cabin In Asheville

Enjoy beautiful forests and year-round views at any one of our three comfortable & luxurious vacation homes. Each is individually located with hot tub, WiFi, full amenities, W/B fireplace, satellite TV & more. Great for romantic getaway, honeymoon, anniversary or family vacations.

(832) 651 2778

Shoji Spa & Lodge; Asheville’s only Japanese outdoor hot tub spa

The Lodge, Loft and Studio at Shoji offer unique, luxurious and cozy accommodations surrounded by the majesty of nature overlooking the Pisgah National Forest and minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, serenity and scenery are paramount, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Asheville. Spectacular views and fireplaces in each unit make this the perfect couple’s escape! Spa packages and extended stay discounts available.

96 Avondale Heights, Asheville, NC, 28803 Directions

(828) 299-0999

Laughing Frog Estate

A luxurious, private estate; Why rent a home when you can rent an entire estate? Step back in time and experience the elegance of another era. Delight in the sanctuary of your own private 215 acre estate, complete with a 7000 sq. ft. “lodge” hand-crafted of wood and stone. Stunning mountain views, five bedrooms, fabulous kitchen, gaming room with billiards and home theatre, tennis court and five miles of private hiking trails, three fireplaces, high-speed wireless internet and dish network, spring-fed swimming pond with lotus and koi, hot tub, and luxury beds/linens.

(828) 649-3990

Riverwalk Luxury Vacation Cabins

Spend your vacation days relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. At night, fall asleep on a luxurious queen size Simmons Beautyrest Healthsmart mattress while listening to the sound of the Cane River outside your open window. Riverwalk is located in Yancey County, gateway to Mount Mitchell. Our property is 6 miles south of Burnsville town square and includes 208 acres of private land with ½ mile of crystal clear river frontage. Guest cabins are all located mountain side overlooking the river.


Chestnut Street Inn

This elegant 1905 Colonial Revival home, located a short walk from downtown Asheville, features a rotunda-style porch and front veranda complete with rockers. The Inn caters to guests looking for a relaxing experience – not simply lodging. Guests enjoy a three-course gourmet breakfast in the dining room and an afternoon social hour on the front veranda. There are six rooms and two suites, private bathrooms, air conditioning, fireplaces, and some Jacuzzis.

176 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina, 28801 Directions

(828) 285-0705 or (800) 894-2955

The Residences at Biltmore

Redefining the luxury hotel experience – New all-suite hotel ideally located on Biltmore Avenue between the Biltmore Estate and downtown Asheville. Studio, One, Two and Three Bedroom Suites feature our exclusive 24-hour Concierge service, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, plasma TV with DVD, private balcony and most with whirlpool tubs. Sublime comforts and personalized service!

700 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

Toll Free 1-866-433-5594

Carolina Bed & Breakfast

A short walk from downtown, this 1901 Arts & Crafts style home is beautifully restored and decorated with art and antiques from around the world. The inn is noted for its cuisine which has been described as “delicious, daring and beautiful” emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients augmented with herbs from the garden. Six bedrooms with fireplaces, modern amenities, and knowledgeable hosts.

177 Cumberland Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 Directions


Asheville Cabin Fever

Let us pamper you with the perfect ambiance for a romantic vacation. Enjoy a cove setting or the breath taking mountain views. Close to dining & entertainment, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking & fishing. Near Airport, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge, Hot Springs & Lake Lure. Pet Friendly.Cabins up to 8 guests.>From $150 a night. WI-FI, hot tub, king beds, fireplace, TV/DVD, videos , grill, hammock, washer & dryer.

(800) 707-3706

Mast General Store

Authentic general store featuring quality goods, traditional clothing and custom fit shoes. Since 1883, Mast General Store has been outfitting the Appalachians with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. Discover for yourself why….. some times are just too good to leave behind, and why it is a simple pleasure to just browse throughout the store.

15 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 232-1883

Wildberry Lodge

Welcome to Wildberry Lodge! Come enjoy the gourmet breakfasts, spectacular mountain views and breathtaking sunsets. Enjoy the glow from an evening fire or roast marshmallows on a twig. Explore Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway or relax on your private balcony. Throw away your cares and encounter a taste of heaven.

135 Potato Branch Road, Leicester NC 28748 Directions

(866) 863-2525

Asheville Cabins of Carolina Mornings

Whatever your needs, Carolina Mornings has you covered with the finest vacation homes and cabin rentals in and near Asheville – whether it’s a mountain chalet, an upscale log cabin, an elegant downtown loft or a Biltmore Village condo. Be showered with free activities and concierge services from Carolina Mornings. Cabins sleep up to 10 guests, and many are pet-friendly!  An Exclusive offer from Carolina Mornings: all rentals also receive FREE Biltmore Estate admission, tree-top ziplining, guided river rafting, golfing, downtown tours, and more with each stay!

44 Merrimon Ave. Suite #2, Asheville, NC, 28801 Directions

(888) 553-3659

American Court Apartments

85 Merrimon Avenue; Studio/1BA; $600/mo.The American Court Apartments, conveniently located to downtown Asheville and UNCA, are fully furnished units, with one or two beds located in each unit, full bath, microwave oven, small refrigerator, air conditioned, television with cable, heat, electric, water, sewer, are provided by the landlord. The apartments do NOT have a full size stove or refrigerator. The apartments do have a microwave and dorm size refrigerator. Very clean units. No dogs, cats only on approval with pet fee. This is a non-smoking building. Call for appointments.

(828) 253-1517

The Cottages at Spring House Farm

OUTSIDE TRAVELER magazine summer 2004 edition has picked The Cottages at Spring House Farm as number eight on their list of “Top Ten Hideaways”. “Our word of mouth report: Adventure lodges that need to be on your radar screen.” We offer the discriminating guest a choice of five completely secluded and private luxury cottages on 92+ natural acres. Each cottage features an out door HOT TUB, wood burning FIREPLACE, air-conditioning, and come stocked with breakfast items. On site fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing in a beautiful mountain setting. 45 Minutes east of Asheville.

219 Haynes Road, Marion, NC 28752 Directions

Toll free 877-738-9798

Greybeard Rentals

GreyBeard Rentals offers over 160 fully-furnished vacation rentals and cabins in Asheville and Black Mountain. From log cabins to luxurious villas, in-town cottages to mountain-top vistas. Many include amenities such as hot tubs, pet-friendly, WIFI, and views. Visit our website to browse and book online or call us toll free at 855-254-8039.

204 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711 Directions

(855) 254-8039

A Hill House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Be Delightfully pampered! Everything is ready for your arrival: tea, wine and baked treats greet you…in-room massages, cozy robes…delicious breakfasts fireside or on our beautiful porch overlooking lush gardens & Asheville skyline…jetted tubs & fireplaces, comfy beds beyond compare…a gentle swing in the hammock…Ahhh…Also, consider staying in “This Asheville Cottage,” it is the “little house” that sits behind the big house. Charming and secluded, the Asheville Cottage is perfect for that brief or extended Honeymoon stay or romantic retreat.

120 Hillside Street, Asheville, NC, 28801 Directions

(828) 232-0345 or (855) 447-0002

Vacation In Asheville (VIA), Oakland Cottage B&B & Vacation Rentals

Vacation In Asheville (VIA) – Vacation Rentals and Oakland Cottage B&B. The B&B has 4 wonderfully spacious Suites, each with 2 rooms, private bath, and other amenities. Reserve by the Suite for couples and smaller groups; or with a capacity for up to 20 overnight guests, guest kitchen, laundry, wireless internet access, the Whole Cottage is perfect to reserve in its entirety for wedding groups, small retreat style meetings, and family reunions.

74 Oakland Road, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(866) 858-0863

Camp Lake James Cabins

Unwind and relax in the Camp Lake James cabins. Choose from a lakeside retreat or mountain view escape. Cabins have spacious kitchens and living spaces that can accommodate large or small groups. Wi-Fi, cable, outdoor grills, boat docks, close proximity and access to Lake James are included in each luxury accommodation. Cabin guests enjoy all the amenities of Camp Lake James during their stay. Amenities include social hall, canteen, pool, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, fitness facilities, fire pits & activities planned by our staff. The Camp’s cabins are a perfect getaway for a relaxing retreat or a base camp for your action packed vacation. Email [email protected] for more information, or click on the link to visit their web site.

(828) 391-6866

Holiday Inn Biltmore West

The Holiday Inn Biltmore West -Asheville, is a superior class hotel featuring restaurant & lounge, in/outdoor pool & fitness center, free high-speed Internet access, free business center, and our new bed & bath programs. Our facility offers four meeting rooms with a ballroom accommodating up to 260. Our experienced and friendly staff will help you plan the perfect meeting, reunion, reception or gathering. Located just minutes fron The Biltmore Estate, Downtown Asheville, The Blue Ridge Parkway and major shopping.

435 Smokey Park Hwy Asheville, NC 28806 Directions


Scenic Wolf Resort

Enjoy the breathtaking views from Scenic Wolf Resort’s luxurious cabins year round! Wintertime guests enjoy skiing on 72 acres of the best mountain slopes. Spring and summer days can be spent swimming, mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fishing, or golfing at a nearby course. Leaf season is simply amazing! 30 properties, $241-$493/night. Breathtaking views, spacious cabins, fireplaces, private hot tubs, glass-enclosed heated pool, pet friendly, free Wi-Fi, free local fun including golf, skiing, whitewater rafting, and LaZoom tour.

(855) 807-1842

Cedar Crest Inn

Three blocks to Biltmore Estate. This incredible Queen Anne mansion features lavish interior woodwork, period antiques and Victorian decor, combined with all the comforts and conveniences expected by the discriminating traveler. All private baths; 2 w/ Jacuzzis; and 6 w/fireplaces. Full gourmet breakfasts, afternoon and evening beverages, delicious desserts. $150 – $285.

674 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28803 Directions

(828) 252-1389

Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast

Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of luxurious comfort at our inn while enjoying the charm of the “Biltmore Era” and all that the Asheville area has to offer. The Black Walnut Inn, with our eight guest rooms (including two pet-friendly suites in the newly renovated carriage house), has been included in “1000 Places to See Before You Die” and “Easy Fall Getaways” by Travel and Leisure. Each room features a fireplace and private bath. Enjoy afternoon tea or a gourmet three-course breakfast in our charming dining room, furnished with individual tables for two and set with antique china and silver.

288 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(800) 381-3878

Asheville Escapes

Whether your looking for a romantic getaway, a private retreat or a family vacation, our Highwoods Escape property, located just minutes from Downtown Asheville, and the Blue Ridge Parkway will satisfy the needs of the most discriminating traveler. Rustic Luxury with spectacular views even from the luxurious master King size bed. Sleeps up to 8 persons. Click on the link above to see more. Call for reservations.

(678) 596-9901

Diamond Brand Outdoors, Asheville

At Diamond Brand we are proud to offer unique customer service and a selection of high-quality outdoor products, hand picked by expert staff to best satisfy our customers’ outdoor gear and apparel needs. Our products cover a broad range of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, backpacking, running, walking, climbing, paddling, yoga, work out, and lifestyle.

1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 Directions


Rocky Creek Campground

A brand new campground located near Asheville, NC, with wonderful mountain views, featuring a stocked fishing pond, full hookups for power, water and sewer, very clean bathhouse and restrooms, park style grills, large stone family grill, fire pit with seating, hiking and mountain biking trails, horseback riding, all in a peaceful setting in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. RVs ($30.00/night with full hookups) and tent ($20.00/night) campers are welcome. Two open stages, one covered stage with power, overhead fans, bathroom, it’s show time!

77 Boyd Cove Rd Leicester, NC 28748 Directions


Highland Lake Inn & Resort

A variety of accommodation choices including rooms, cottages, and the Primrose Suite. A 40-acre lake with canoes, swimming, tennis, hiking, and yoga. Award-winning Season’s Restaurant features meals prepared ingredients from our own organic garden. Breakfast is included, excluding cottages (full kitchens). Available for banquets, weddings, and special gatherings.

86 Lily Pad Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731 Directions

Toll Free (800) 635-5101, Local (828) 693-6812

Diamond Brand Outdoors, Downtown Asheville

At Diamond Brand we are proud to offer unique customer service and a selection of high-quality outdoor products, hand picked by expert staff to best satisfy our customers’ outdoor gear and apparel needs. Our products cover a broad range of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, backpacking, running, walking, climbing, paddling, yoga, work out, and lifestyle.

53 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions


The Reynolds Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn

Listed on the National Registry for Historic Places, this Mansion was built in 1847 and is one of the few remaining pre-Civil War homes. The mansion sits on a four acre site, with spectacular views, near the foot of Reynolds Mountain. The home boasts over 3,000 sq feet of porches and 12 fireplaces. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the Grand Dining Room or sip your morning coffee on the porch. 13 rooms, $140-$225, private baths, fireplace, Jacuzzi or claw foot tubs, LCD TV’s. Pet Friendly in Cottages and Carriage House.

100 Reynolds Heights, Asheville, NC 28804 Directions

(888) 611-1156, (828) 258-1111

Biltmore Village Inn Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Built for the Vanderbilt’s lawyer, this 1892 Victorian mansion nestled on 3 acres is the closest bed and breakfast to the Biltmore Estate. Relax on our large wrap-around porch while enjoying the view. Bedrooms feature private baths with jetted tubs, fireplaces, Egyptian cotton towels, cozy robes, wireless internet access and HDTVs with DVD players. Enjoy our gourmet breakfast and friendly staff. Walk to Biltmore Village. Pet friendly rooms available.

119 Dodge St., Asheville, North Carolina 28803 Directions

(828) 274-8707, Toll Free: (828) 274-8779

The Windsor Boutique Hotel

The Windsor offers unique and upscale accommodations in the heart of Downtown Asheville, and is within walking distance of some of the best restaurants, breweries, shops and galleries in the area.

Initially constructed in 1907, The Windsor recently completed an eighteen-month historic total renovation. We feature 14 new luxury suites, each with its own unique character and charm. Each suite has a private bedroom, bathroom, washer/dryer, full kitchen area and living room providing plenty of room to relax and unwind. Pamper yourself and enjoy luxurious bedding and bath accessories. The hand-selected artwork and decor for the suites are a fusion of pieces purchased in Paris. Enjoy a petit parisienne combined with a “love for rustic.” Regardless of the duration of your stay, the Windsor will make you feel at home.

36 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions


Asheville Swiss Chalets, Luxury, Pet-Friendly in Asheville

Enjoy privacy and serenity nestled in casual elegance on Beaucatcher Mountain. Our prime location boasts a woodland setting, yet brings you to downtown Asheville in only three minutes; Biltmore Estate only 2.5 miles. A gift certificate and cookies awaits each guest from Judy’s Well-Bred Bakery & Café. For our 4-legged guests, six of our chalets have gated porches and fenced pens. 10 Luxury pet-friendly, one to three bedroom chalets and cottages from $100 a night. Fully equipped kitchens, with condiments, coffee & tea, all linens, Wi-Fi, gas grills and most with fireplaces.

10 N Delano Rd., Asheville, NC 28805 Directions

(828) 776-0509