Asheville’s been called a lot of names: Beer City, Bee City, Land of the Sky, Paris of the South, San Fransisco of the East. They all add up to a place that celebrates the natural beauty of its surrounding mountains as well as the culture of the people living there, past and present.
Located in Western North Carolina with Smoky Mountain National Park, Pisgah National Forest, and the Appalachian Trail in its backyard, Asheville can serve as both your playground and sanctuary. Let the fresh mountain air seep into your pores through hiking, fly fishing, biking, rock climbing, foraging, paddling, forest bathing, meditation, and more. And when you get your fill of nature, a burgeoning destination for lovers of food, art, music, craft beer (and all things outdoors), downtown Asheville has an undeniable charm that will pull you in and replenish your soul.
With unparalleled fall foliage, stunning snow-capped peaks in the winter, wildflowers in the spring, and French Broad River summer floats, there’s a reason to visit for every season.
Any one of these 25 Asheville cabin rentals in and around the city limits make an idyllic basecamp for exploring all that the area has to offer.
Vibe: Bookworm’s Oasis
Situated atop a ridge, this cozy A-Frame provides incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and excellent access to hiking from the nearby Rhododendron Ridge Trail. For longer adventures, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is about an hour away. And if an afternoon indoors is what you're after, the space is stocked with plenty of books to dig into
Vibe: Shipping Container Serenity
Located on a working farm, this cozy cabin is a retrofitted storage container for two. Featuring a well-equipped kitchen for cooking up delicious meals, a backyard fire pit, and access to cute farm animals, you'll have everything you need for a romantic getaway and then some. The sweet town of Marshall is just an 8 minute drive away and the area is home to great horseback and hiking trails.
Vibe: Maker Magic
Practically everything you touch in this tiny-but-doesn’t-feel-tiny home was handcrafted or sourced locally—and you can feel the love. Cozy spaces including a tea loft (featuring local teas), entertainment loft, nest-like sleeping nook, indoor swing, and outdoor tub serve up serenity in a delightfully detailed package. Hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway just eight minutes from here for a scenic ride and some of the area’s most popular vistas and hikes.
Vibe: Sweet n' Simple
This luxury cabin is only a 10-minute drive to downtown Asheville, but is still secluded on a hillside site overlooking the surrounding forest for the best of both worlds. The spacious outdoor deck features a hot tub and outdoor fireplace, while the interior is decked out in modern farmhouse vibes.
Vibe: Handcrafted with Love
Spoil yourself with a stay at the Nuthatch cabin, a rustic tiny house with just enough room for one or two. The interior features cozy and colorful handmade details, while outside, winding paths lead to the property's secluded garden. For bars, restaurants, and shopping downtown Canton is only a 15-minute walk away, while Asheville and the charming town of Waynesville are within a 30-minute drive.
Vibe: Cabin with a View
Located on a secluded property 25 miles from Asheville with panoramic views of the Great Smokys and the valley below, this mini-chalet is an introvert's paradise. Relax on the deck with a cup of coffee, hike to the nearby French Broad River, or head to the riverside town of Marshall for shopping and dining.
Vibe: Norwegian Wood
In a wooded pocket along a calming creek in East Asheville, Modcabins offers three Scandinavian-inspired cabins. Minutes from downtown and even closer to some scenic hiking trails, each pet-friendly pad sits on an acre with its own hot tub, hammock, firepit, s’mores kit, and yard games. This cabin’s mirror twin in the same development boasts an identical aesthetic with different finishes.
Vibe: Cottagecore Fantasy
Over 100 years old, this rustic Asheville cottage is straight out of the pages of a fairytale, or a Cottagecore TikTok, featuring white-washed stone walls, a wood-burning fireplace, and charming vintage furniture and dishware. Continue your step back in time at nearby Biltmore Village in Asheville, which features renovated stuccoed cottages historically used to house the employees of George Vanderbilt's sprawling Biltmore Estate and are now home to galleries, boutiques, and farm-to-table restaurants.
Vibe: Yurt Life
The Blue Ridge Parkway and Mountains to Sea trail sit right outside this mountainside yurt 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. The interior may be a little lackluster, but the spacious deck overlooking the surrounding mountains can't be beaten.
Vibe: Best of Both Worlds
Located within a peaceful urban forest property on the edge of West Asheville, this cozy cabin and studio apartment features easy access to both town and country. The exterior features a cool contemporary look, while the interior features the rustic charm of any woodland cabin
Vibe: Fairytale Treetop Sanctuary
With fairytale charm, incredible mountain views, and charming decor, this rustic treehouse is hard to beat. Suspended amongst white oaks, this home's picturesque views are year-round thanks to multiple decks and picture windows.
Note: This property books up quickly—the calendar for 2022 has been released.
Vibe: A Conscious, Vintage Traveler
This twenty-seven-foot converted 1974 Airstream is permanently parked amongst a garden of rhododendron within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy the sound of the trickling creek nearby from the trailer's tastefully vintage interior, or from its attached deck. Or, if you’re looking for a little more action, this rental is only 15 minutes away from Asheville's dining and nightlife. It's pet-friendly too, so bring Fido along for the trip.
Vibe: Mad Men Minimalism
Many claim this is the best AirBnB they’ve ever stayed in… will you agree? Pastoral and mountain views abound from every room including the double walk-in shower. We just want to crank open those walls, kick back in an Eames chair with a bourbon and a good book, and let the world fall away. Asheville and its adorable small town neighbor Black Mountain are just 10 minutes away.
Vibe: Retro Farmhouse
Don’t be fooled by the log exterior...this updated cabin checks all the right boxes. It’s in Asheville, yet has enough privacy to make you feel away from it all. The bright interior gives way to comfy (but not stuffy) furnishings with whimsical, nostalgic touches like the red Galanz fridge. After gallery hopping or brewery hopping, your crew can relive the day’s adventures around the firepit, gazing out over the mountains.
Vibe: Uplugged Opulence
Designed with couples in mind, this luxury glamping dome offers a unique setting to connect with nature and each other. You’re literally in your own bubble with all of the amenities and comforts of a boutique hotel. With no TV or Wi-Fi, the only thing to binge-watch is the view from your own private hot tub and firepit. Take tranquility to another level on the swing couch by the creek.
Vibe: A Tiny House for Two
This brand new tiny house was carefully crafted for those looking to have close access to Asheville, which is four minutes away, from their own private, tree-filled space. With an open concept, intentional details, and a forest in your backyard, this quiet getaway is ideal for a couple, or as an artist retreat. The back porch overlooks a small ravine, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a can of Asheville’s finest craft beer.
Vibe: Boho Industrial
This semi-off-grid cabin sitting on a 125-acres combines modern comforts like electricity, heat and a/c, with rustic unplugged charm (read: an outdoor solar shower and outhouse). Pull up the garage door, pull down the bug screen, play some records, and let the fresh mountain air do the rest. The property has its own hiking trail, or take a short drive for 360-degree views atop Mount Pisgah.
Vibe: Babbling Brookside
Recently renovated, this classic A-Frame log cabin supplies modern comforts from its secluded perch in the woods. It's an ideal base from which to enjoy wandering wildlife, dazzling stargazing, or a trip down to the creek for those fly fishing enthusiasts. When the day is done, take a dip in the hot tub or light up a campfire in the fire pit.
Vibe: Luxury In the Woods
Calling this home a cabin understates all its modern comforts. It was recently renovated with a brand new deck and lower-level addition that opens out to the Swannanoa River, which is literally steps away and stocked with trout. With Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway minutes away there's plenty to do, though the home has pool, darts, shuffleboard, and more to keep you entertained during a day indoors.
Vibe: Off-Grid Overlook
One of the most desirable aspects of cabins in and around Asheville is the privacy of escaping to the mountainsides. This off-grid, handbuilt, tiny home is no exception. Tucked in amongst the trees, this incredible home has remarkable natural light, and a porch for you to take in the crisp mountain air. This cabin also features a new fire pit, and a glass garage door facing a panoramic view of the mountains.
Vibe: Skier's Haven
Take away its modern kitchen update and this is about as traditional as a log cabin gets. With outdoor seating, a grill, and a stone fireplace, it's an ideal place to come back to and unwind after a full day of exploration. Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is only 30 minutes away, making it an ideal base for winter visits too.
Vibe: Modern and Minimal
This small yet sleek home sits on a compound with two other cabins but has access to 22 forested acres for plenty of solo exploration. Its interior is outfitted with modern fixings, including a small kitchen and a wood stove, while outside are raised bed gardens and a chicken coop built in matching style, and you can count herbs, veggies, and fresh eggs among its included amenities.
Vibe: A Scandinavian Dream
This brand new Scandinavian-inspired cabin is conveniently located where you can take your pick from hiking, biking, or exploring Asheville's food and drink scene. Inside, you'll find a full kitchen and a comfortable space to lounge and get your hygge on.