Headed to the mountains for a family vacation, camping trip, or romantic getaway and looking for the best cabins in Asheville, North Carolina? Here is our top list of places to stay to relax, take in the view, and have fun!
Asheville is settled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a lively downtown scene and parkway that traverses right through the heart of the Smokies. Did you know that Asheville was named Beer City, U.S.A.?! No surprise when the city boasts around 30 craft breweries and counting!
With a mix of both indoor and outdoor activities, and amazing cabin rentals in Asheville to boot, no wonder this town has become a haven for adventurers and families alike. So read on for the best cabins in Asheville and start planning your next trip today! Don’t forget to check out our list of Best Things to Do In North Carolina!
15 Best Cabins in Asheville, NC You Must Visit
Nancy’s Treetop Mountain Vista
The first location on our list will take you to the treetops! Nancy’s Treetop Mountain Vista is located in Candler, NC, and is one of the best cabins in Asheville to rent that includes a hot tub, pool table, and amazing views!
This romantic cabin for two includes a king bed with access to a mountain view without ever coming out from under your blankets. There is even a “bonus single bed” if you need the extra space. With a wood-burning stove, reading nook, love seat, fire pit, and hot tub, this cabin is sure to make you feel like you’ve been transported into a Hallmark movie. This is truly one of the most romantic getaways in North Carolina!
Also included in this rental is a fully equipped kitchen and gas grill on a private deck to cook up your favorite meals. Raining? No problem! Sit outside under the partially covered deck while you drink your favorite brew from one of the local breweries.
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River Rock Cabin
Want the woods, the mountains, or the water and can’t decide? Why not choose all three! At River Rock Cabin, you can do just that. Settled back in the forest along the Swannanoa River (fun fact: it is the most heavily stocked trout river in NC!), this Asheville cabin rental has been ranked one of the top 10 on VRBO and it is little wonder why.
12 minutes to downtown, this 2 bed 2 bath cabin sleeps four and is hidden on a dead-end street surrounded by native bamboo plants! How cool! While four-legged friends cannot join at this hideaway, you can expect privacy while you sip coffee and enjoy the sound of the rushing river from your deck perch.
Unique to River Rock is the game room featuring a 65” smart TV, 9’ shuffleboard, a dartboard and a vintage 1948 Victor Billiards pool table. Plus a dedicated 10 x 10-foot open area for yoga, Pilates, and stretching or meditating.
Other amenities include an outdoor firepit with included firewood, an inside wood stove, complimentary K cups for Keurig coffee maker, fully stocked kitchen including many common spices, outdoor gas grill, smart TV’s and high-speed internet.
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Mountain Getaway for Couples Cabin
Relax in the hot tub while you take in the mountain views at this mountain getaway, only 17 miles from Asheville! Located in Candler, this is one of our favorite romantic cabins in Asheville for couples, as it is set back in its own tiny oasis with many swoon-worthy features!
This pet-friendly Asheville cabin includes two large decks, a gazebo, and bountiful gardens for guests to pick their own fruits and vegetables during growing seasons. Imagine making your own farm-to-table meal with views like this!
Also included is a fully stocked kitchen, fireplace with gas logs, queen bed, large walk-in closet with dressing room, flat screen TV, wifi, and gas grill. Sit outside under the stars while you roast some marshmallows and make new memories with your S.O.!
Romantic Log Cabin
Step back in time and enter this adorable REAL log cabin in the mountains! Space for up to four, this cabin includes 1 loft and 1 master bedroom, so you can have your own space if traveling with another couple.
As one of the best cabins in Asheville, this wooden retreat is carefully arranged to reflect the owner’s love for paintings and treasures. Guests have been known to say this cabin reminds them of being in Switzerland thanks to the many details and collectibles scattered about the place.
Channel your inner Laura Ingalls and cook on the “old time” gas stove/convection oven before falling asleep in your full or queen-size bed with the cool mountain breeze blowing through the windows. Cozy up to the gas log fireplace, curl up in one of the upholstered rocking chairs or kick back under the stars at the firepit after using the charcoal grill (charcoal supplied!) for your dinner.
Conveniently located only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, this cabin gives you the best of both worlds whether you want to explore city life or drive deeper into the forest and see what adventure awaits!
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Emerald Cove Cabin
Our favorite part of this secluded wooden cabin might just be the wrap-around porch for a 360-degree view of the mountains! As another one of our cabin rentals in Asheville with a hot tub, this cabin also includes indoor activities including a pool table!
A little farther from Asheville at roughly 35 minutes, this cabin is close to Lake Lure, one of the best lakes in North Carolina! On the larger side, this cabin can sleep up to 8 people across its 3 bedrooms with 3 full baths.
Grab a book from the lending library and enjoy reading in front of the stone fireplace. Other amenities at this cabin include a 50-inch HD-TV, outdoor fire pit, stocked kitchen, and is even pet-friendly! Kids are also welcome at this mountain haven, so pack the car and head out for a family camping trip at one of the best cabins in Asheville!
All it takes is one look at Highrock Haven to know why it is included on our list for cabins in Asheville, North Carolina. The unique infrastructure alone is enough to draw our interest which is secured by the many amenities of this location!
This massive cabin is perfect for big groups looking to escape to the mountains, as it boasts 4 bedrooms with 7 beds total for up to 10 people. 3 full baths and 2710 sq. ft. of space leaves plenty of room for fun and privacy at the same time!
With views of Mt. Mitchell and the Blue Ridge Mountains, sip on your morning coffee sitting on the expansive decks while you view the highest peak east of the Mississippi River!
Amenities include a wood-burning fireplace, 50-inch smart TV, game room with pool table and video games, fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, 5-person hot tub, jacuzzi tub in the master suite, outside bonfire pit, and ping-pong table. Special for the kids is a forest-inspired bedroom with hand-crafted Hickory loft beds, board games, and over 100 DVDs in the video library!
Luxury Waterfall Mountain Cabin
Splash in the waters of your very own waterfall at this Asheville cabin rental! This is the perfect escape for those looking for a quiet place to enjoy quality time outdoors.
Featuring 3 beds, 1 bath, this cabin sits on its own river, perfect for fishing and crawdad catching! Enjoy the front porch swing in the evening followed by a dip in the hot tub overlooking the waterfall. Then light up the grill, nap in the hammock, do yoga on the deck, and grill hot dogs over the custom stone fire pit.
Other amenities include a children’s room full of games, toys, movies, books, art supplies, etc., wifi, a fully stocked kitchen, grill, and washer/dryer. Best of all, this cabin is centrally located between Asheville and the surrounding cities, so you can explore a new place every day!
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Cozy Cottage Downtown Asheville
You don’t need to travel far to reach this DOWNTOWN cottage in Asheville! Located right in the heart of the city, this cozy cottage is within walking distance of everything this town has to offer!
A slightly unconventional addition to our best cabins in Asheville list, this 110-year-old restored cottage sits on historic Church Street and features 3 beds, and 2 baths with a total of 5 beds to fit up to 7 people. With free parking, this downtown cottage is a hidden gem!
Enjoy the shade of the large front porch or pass around a bottle of wine on the back patio with plenty of seating. Inside you will find a dining room, fully functional kitchen, multiple TVs, a Jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer, and all of the modern amenities you would desire despite the age of this quaint cottage.
With so many things to love about this location, it is hard to pick a favorite amenity but ours just might be the 7-minute drive between the cottage and the Biltmore Estate! If you have never visited the Estate, check out our handy guide on why it is a must-see when visiting Asheville, NC!
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Are you ready for your next family reunion or wedding party trip? Well here is your sign to book in the mountains of Asheville at this lodge that sleeps up to 21 people! With 5 bedrooms, 10 beds, and 4 full baths, this cabin is perfect for that next group getaway!
Only 4 miles to downtown Asheville, you don’t need to travel far out of the city to experience a nature retreat. The huge kitchen offers you space to host that cook-off competition you’ve been longing to try or serve a buffet for your bachelorette brunch.
Cozy up by the stone wood-burning fireplace, explore the three levels of the cabin, or check out the views on the expansive deck which includes a fire pit and hot tub. Want to stay inside? Spend the day in the huge game room featuring both foosball and poker tables.
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Mountaintop Log Cabin
We love a good Asheville Mountain cabin, especially when it reminds us of one of our favorite childhood toys (looking at you Lincoln Logs!). This unique Asheville cabin sleeps 6 across 3 beds with 2 full baths, and boasts a wrap-around porch with mountain views to spare!
Enjoy the hot tub or swing away in the one-of-a-kind porch chair or two person log swing. Other outdoor amenities include a charcoal grill and picnic table, while indoors you can relax next to the gas stone fireplace while browsing the free Netflix on a 50-inch TV.
Feel free to bring your canine buddies to this cabin as it is dog-friendly for a fee. Access to many trails to explore with your pups is just steps away from one of the best cabins in Asheville, NC! 20 minutes to downtown leaves you the freedom to decide what adventure you want to pursue.
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Mountain Laurel Outlook
Breathtaking views abound with this gem, truly one of the best cabins in Asheville! Mountain Laurel Outlook sleeps up to 8 across 3 bedrooms with 4 full baths and a finished basement! Little touches make this hideaway unique and fun to explore!
View Mount Mitchell while swinging on the porch ski lift chair (no really!) and watch the sunrise or sunset from your private deck. No matter which room you choose, you will be sleeping in luxury on one of the king or queen-size beds while the kiddos have their own space with bunk beds to boot!
Enjoy quality bonding time while you get lost in the game room in a round of air hockey, ping-pong, or foosball. Stay in the summer and be close to all the fishing, swimming, and hiking your heart desires, or hit up the ski slopes nearby in the winter! No matter the season, this Asheville mountain cabin exceeds all expectations.
Mitchell View Cabin
Make way for this double-decker beauty, one of the best cabins in Asheville for groups! Mitchell View Cabin has it all for up to 10 people. This 3 bedroom (with 7 beds total) and 2 full bathroom cabin features not one but TWO amazing wrap-around decks with a perfect vantage point to spot Mount Mitchell in the distance!
At 3,300 feet in elevation, this mountain getaway features spacious gathering areas, a wood-burning fireplace, wood stove, grill, TVs, and a massive kitchen! Head to the game room to watch TV or challenge your family and friends to a game of air hockey or pool.
After a long day of hiking the nearby trails, relax in the hot tub or sit fireside and enjoy the quiet of your own outdoor oasis.
Blue Moon Lodge
Another MASSIVE cabin near Asheville is the Blue Moon Lodge, big enough to accommodate up to 26 people!! With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and 15 beds, there is room to spare for your next family gathering or friends getaway.
Bringing kiddos? No problem! The “Eagles Nest” is their own private space featuring two queens over queen bunk beds, two twins over twin bunk beds, a half bath, and a TV with a DVD player.
This cabin is a foodie’s paradise as the large kitchen has everything to host your next potluck, including a 6 burner propane grill (propane provided) outside if that’s your speed. Entertain your friends for hours in the game room that features a pool table, air hockey table, ping pong, darts, and foosball.
Unique to this cabin is the 4000+ sq. ft. of porch over multiple levels with breathtaking views of Crabtree Bald, one of the best hikes near Asheville! Also offered on the porch is a hot tub, tons of rocking chairs, tables, and games. At night, gather around the large fire pit to relax and chill.
Diamond Ridge Lodge Estate
Looking for the best cabins near Asheville and in the Black Mountain area? Well here is your answer! Diamond Ridge Lodge Estate is only 30 minutes from Asheville and 20 minutes from Black Mountain, nestled near Catawba River and Catawba Falls for those looking to chase waterfalls!
This 6 bed, 5 bath sleeps up to 16 people in a log cabin with a wrap-around deck featuring a hot tub. Other amenities include a game room (including an “Old School” arcade console with over 95+ video games!), mountain top views, a beautiful kitchen, and an oversized floor to ceiling stone-covered, wood-burning fireplace to use in the winter months!
For a pet-friendly cabin in Asheville that also accommodates large groups, this is the one for you! Pack the pups and hit one of the many trails nearby the mountain top estate! As a bonus, this cabin is located within the Catawba Falls Preserve Community and is gated for an extra level of security.
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Slopeside Cabin “SiSo 5350”
For one of the best cabins in Asheville during the winter months, you definitely will want to check out this ski-in-ski-out property (aka “SiSo”) located directly on Beech Mountain! All ski and snowboard enthusiasts will love the ease in which you can access the slopes, as this cabin sits directly on Shawneehaw slope.
Sit on either deck of this roundhouse and appreciate the 360-degree views at an elevation of 5350’. As the roads can get icy during the winter months, lessen your worry as this property boasts a commercial grade snow melt system for the driveway and stairs. Other features include a hot tub, fireplace, gas grill, and stocked coffee bar.
With every amenity you could want from a winter wonderland, you may never want to leave this cozy hideaway. Just make sure to come back and visit in the summer months too as mountain biking and hiking are perfect with views like these.
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