1 . Grey Beard Realty

Asheville, North Carolina

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With over 200 cabin rentals to choose from Grey Beard Realty offers you an incredible Black Mountain vacation!

Escape to the mountains with Grey Beard Realty! Their extensive range of North Carolina cabin rentals put you in the heart of Black Mountain and Asheville! Featuring an abundance of amenities including decks/porches, fireplaces, and outdoor grills you'll be sure to find the perfect accommodation for you! Whether you're here with family, friends, or that special someone, Grey Beard Realty makes it easy to getaway. Plus their convenient location offers some stunning views of the area! Go out and explore on a hiking trip - climb the peak of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains! If you'd rather enjoy something a little less rigorous, then visit the Smith-McDowell House Museum, Asheville's first mansion and oldest surviving structure, or the home of Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg!

Address

204 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Highlights

Grey Beard Realty makes it easy to enjoy everything you wish to experience on your North Carolina vacation! Their guest services will help you plan tee times, massages, outdoor adventures, and more!

Related Onsite Offerings

Planning a family reunion? Grey Beard Realty's range of spacious accommodations offers all the room you need for bringing the family together! They'll help you choose the perfect getaway for your North Carolina family reunion!

2 . High Hampton Inn & Country Club

Cashiers, North Carolina

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Experience the height of mountain adventures at High Hampton Inn & Country Club!

Located in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, this historic, family-friendly inn has been providing relaxation and recreation for generations. Offering 1,400 lush acres to hike, boat, or fly fish, the alpine adventures never end! Take a dip in their 35-acre pool, which happens to be a crystal clear mountain lake. Try two different kinds of swings when you tee it up at High Hampton Golf Club and serve it up on the inn's tennis courts. Clinics for every level of player ensure all wielders of the racquet play to their full potential. For the relaxing part of the stay, choose from a series of soothing massages and treatments at the onsite Swedish Spa. Once you've been rejuvenated, kick up your feet in your spacious home and enjoy such amenities as an elegant fireplace, cable television, an outdoor grill, and more. Or, just sit back and enjoy breathtaking mountain views!

Address

1525 Highway 107 South Cashiers, North Carolina 28717

Mountain range

The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains offer a wealth of alpine adventures. Hike, climb, or ski these pristine peaks!

Related Onsite Offerings

Take part in numerous seasonal activities that include holiday picnics, house parties, and art workshops!

3 . Watershed Cabins

Bryson City, North Carolina

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Experience the North Carolina Smoky Mountains with a luxury cabin from our #3 destination!

Watershed Cabins puts you in the stunning setting of the Smoky Mountains, where you'll be just steps from the beautiful nature environment and minutes from plenty of fun activities. Head out on an exciting horseback riding trip, go mountain biking on the trails at Tsali, and splash down the waters of Nantahala River on a whitewater rafting adventure! In the winter, you'll also get to enjoy activities such as snowmobiling and skiing. But if you'd rather just sit back and relax, then your spacious accommodation from Watershed Cabins is sure to do the trick. With full kitchens, indoor jacuzzi tubs, outdoor firepits, and a whole lot more, these luxury log cabins give a whole new meaning to "roughing it." Come and experience a truly unforgettable North Carolina vacation with Watershed Cabins!

Highlights

Watershed Cabins features properties in truly convenient locations to make your vacation even easier! Choose from a range of luxury cabins near the Nantahala River, Fontana Lake, Bryson City, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, the Tsali mountain biking trails and the Great Smoky Mountains!

Related activities

Watershed Cabins' resort property offers a central community area for guest use! Here you'll find a bocce ball court, firepit, yard games, and much more!

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Watershed Cabins offers pet-friendly accommodations so the entire family can enjoy getting away together!

4 . Wildberry Lodge

Asheville, North Carolina

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Breathtaking mountain scenery meets small town hospitality at Wildberry Lodge!

Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and just 12 miles from historic Asheville, Wildberry Lodge pleases outdoor enthusiasts and city explorers. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a 32-foot stone fireplace, log architecture, and expansive views of the mountain and valley. The rustic yet refined rooms and suites feature cathedral ceilings, private decks, free wireless internet, flats-screen televisions, and jetted tubs. Once you're ready for exploration, trek through the scenic mountain trails, roast marshmallows over a roaring campfire, or head into Asheville for sensational shopping, delicious dining, and interesting landmarks. Admire the amazing fall foliage on nature walks and carve up the hills on a pair of skis when the winter wonderland arrives!

Address

135 Potato Branch Road Leicester NC 28748

Mountain range

The Great Smoky Mountains provide the summit of slopeside fun! Hike through the scenic peaks in the summer and ski the slopes in the winter!

Related Onsite Offerings

Take a seat at the Forest Retreat, which features two decks with comfortable seating and a stone fire pit. Reconnect while you roast s'mores!

5 . Cataloochee Ranch

Maggie Valley, North Carolina

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Imagine horseback riding through the Great Smoky Mountains through mile-high meadows and wooded hills. But why just imagine it? You'll find this and more at Cataloochee Ranch.

From the 80-plus-year-old Ranch House that originally stood as the ranch's cattle barn to private cabins on the ridge, Cataloochee Ranch offers you an ideal mountain retreat away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life. Curl up in front of a cozy stone fireplace or enjoy a hearty meal, family style, in the lodge. But your trip to the mountains will be about more than just where you stay: it's about the experience. Get to know the friendly wolves of Rob "The Wolfman." In the evening, listen to some live mountain music and try clogging or square dancing in the lodge. And, of course, experience the Great Smoky Mountains for yourself as you hike or horseback ride into the wild.

Elevation

5,000 feet

Fun facts

Cataloochee Ranch was founded by “Mr. Tom” and “Miss Judy” Alexander in 1933. To this day, the ranch is owned and operated by members of the Alexander family.

Related Onsite Offerings

Take a morning horseback ride into the mountains and make your Smoky Mountain vacation an experience you won't forget.

6 . Blue Ridge for Rent

Boone, North Carolina

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Choose from over 100 luxurious vacation rentals in throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway with our #6 North Carolina Mountain Cabins!

Blue Ridge for Rent puts you directly in the heart of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains for a truly one-of-a-kind getaway. Their luxury rentals range from multi-million dollar log cabins to spacious five-bedroom homes. With all the space you can ask for, and an abundance of modern amenities including hot tubs, pool tables, full kitchens, and more, you'll be sure to feel right at home with one of their accommodations. And your convenient location makes for fun times, too! Just minutes away you can enjoy everything from hiking to biking in the summertime to skiing in the winter. For a vacation that brings everything together, there's nothing better than Blue Ridge for Rent!

Highlights

Traveling with a large group? Blue Ridge for Rent makes it easy to getaway for reunions or company trips! Their spacious group vacation rentals can accommodate from 25 to 250! Inquire today!

Related activities

The Blue Ridge Mountains is great for an abundance of fun outdoor recreation options! Go fishing, canoeing, or hiking during the warm months, and in the winter, enjoy skiing or snowmobiling. There's plenty to see and do at this North Carolina getaway!

Related Onsite Offerings

Every property from Blue Ridge for Rent is turn-key!

7 . Foscoe Rentals

Boone, North Carolina

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It’s simple to see the appeal of a long weekend in North Carolina’s High Country with mist hovering above emerald forests and sunsets splashing gold and pink across the mountain peaks. Though this is expected at our #7 resort in the summer months, it’s the winter months that piqued our interest.

Foscoe Rentals boats not only a central location to Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk; it’s also surrounded by Hawksnest Ski Resort, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Appalachian Ski Mountain. With that much powder, we wouldn’t blame you for sleeping in your skis – Skis and Tees vacation home, that is. While the deck may be covered in snow, the sunroom is naturally warm and invites you to take your time imprinting the beauty of Blue Ridge Mountains upon your memory. Find Grandfather Mountain’s mile-high swinging bridge or fill your camera with pictures of the South Western ridge line. Rid family reunions of their dull moments with The Lakes Community Log Cabins. Walk along mountain streams, help the kids catch and release in trout ponds, hold a pool tournament and then relax at the end of the day in front of the fireplace or in the hot tub.

Address

133 Echota Pkwy., Boone, NC 28607

Related activities

Being close to three High Country cities means there’s plenty to do with the kids like the Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Caverns, ArtWare Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, Skate World and more.

Fun facts

Foscoe Rentals has several accommodation options that allow you to bring along your pet to share in the Seven Devils, NC scenery.

8 . Asheville Connections

Asheville, North Carolina

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The best of Asheville, North Carolina awaits for you when you book a stay with Asheville Connections!

Asheville Connections offers a wide range of luxurious accommodations located in and around the beautiful setting of Asheville! You'll be sure to find the perfect fit for you and your group, no matter whether you're traveling with family, friends, or that special someone. Choose from intimate cabins to spacious chalets, each offering amenities such as kitchens, decks, and much more! And when you're not relaxing in your own private hot tub or snuggled up beside the fireplace, nearby you'll find plenty of options to keep you active all year round. In the summertime, you can enjoy fun, invigorating hikes through the Appalachian Trail, or go river rafting, and fishing! The colder months brings miles of snowmobiling and cross-country skiing to experience as well. Plus Asheville offers a variety of charming shops and restaurants to explore, too!

Address

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

Related activities

With the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding you, a getaway with Asheville Connections ensures you'll get to enjoy the great outdoors! Endless activities are just minutes away from zip-line canopy tours to mountain biking at Bent Creek. Come experience it all!

Related Onsite Offerings

Asheville Connections makes it simple to plan your next family reunion! They offer a variety of spacious properties that is sure to keep the whole family comfortable. Inquire today!

9 . The Swag

Waynesville, North Carolina

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With four mountain ranges visible from the inn and an inn crafted from reassembled lumber, The Swag offers you mountains and rustic charm.

Constructed with lumber from historic log buildings, the oldest of which was from 1795, The Swag is an ideal mountaintop hiking resort in the mountains of North Carolina. The epitome of rustic luxury, this resort offers all the charm of a mountain cabin with its timber construction and antler chandelier as well as creature comforts like a sauna and an impressive library. Of course, the rustic mountain charm at The Swag comes from more than just the buildings. Just outside your door, you will find a wealth of opportunities to explore the Great Smoky Mountains. Take their nature trail to explore the flora and fauna of the area, or hike just a short distance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Mountain range

The Swag's location in the Cataloochee Divide allows you to see four of North Carolina's six mountain ranges from the property: the Great Smoky Mountains, the Plott Balsams, the Richland Balsams, and the Black Mountains.

Highlights

From simple strolls to challenging hikes, there are many hiking opportunities to explore at The Swag. They're the best way to explore the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fun facts

Most of the logs that make up the inn were hand hewn from huge tulip poplar trees, which are rare today.

10 . Fontana Village Resort

Fontana Dam, North Carolina

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Your gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park awaits at our #10 pick Fontana Village Resort!

Resting in the beautiful Nantahala Forest of North Carolina, Fontana Village Resorts truly immerses you in the great outdoors. Just minutes away is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you can spend you day hiking, biking, and much more. Or, you can enjoy the resort's onsite marina to head out on a fun boating trip on the Appalachian mountain lakes. And when it comes to just relaxing, Fontana Village Resort has you covered as well. Their charming accommodations range from coxy cabins in the forest to camps on the riverside to the intimacy of the Lodge. With amenities such as fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, kitchen utensils, and cable TV, you'll be sure to feel right at home!

Address

300 Woods Road Fontana Dam, North Carolina 28733

Highlights

Fontana Village Resort features two spectacular dining options: Mountview Restaurant and Wildwood Grill! Enjoy their menus of delicious dishes featuring only the freshest ingredients from local farmers and providers.

Related activities

At Fontana Village Resort you'll never run out of things to do! With scheduled activities and events all year round, there's something here for everyone! From arts and crafts at the Outdoor Programs Center to whitewater rafting day trips to disc golf, it's all right here for you to enjoy!

11 . Scenic Wolf Resort at Wolf Ridge

Mars Hill, North Carolina

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The iconic lone wolf on the cliff, nose pointed to the sky and mouth poised in a howl with a large pearl moon in the background is a beautiful image. And while we highly approve of beautiful things, we can’t help but appreciate those that travel in packs.

Scenic Wolf Resort can easily stand alone in our #11 spot and dazzle its guests. However, a little help from Wolf Ridge Ski Resort makes our Mars Hill gem sparkle – with white snow, that is. The best rated ski slopes of Western NC offer 82 acres of skiing terrain to snow bunnies of all skill levels. If the idea of merging onto ski trails is too terrifying, take the tube! The Wolf Ridge Tube Run gives you a thrilling descent and easy ascent on the “magic carpet.” Returning to Scenic Wolf Resort is a treat in itself. Trade snow pants for a swimsuit and zip down the waterslide in the glass-enclosed heated pool. At the end of the day, your rustic cabin with modern amenities awaits. Watch a movie in Blu-ray on the big screen TV or soak in the views of Wolf Ridge Mountain from your private hot tub.

Related activities

During the summer, there are still myriad ways to enjoy the breathtaking outdoors. Paddle out on the water through whitewater rafting or kayaking, cast a line fly fishing or trot along on trails riding horseback.

Getting there

From the South, take I-85 North to Greenville. Take Hwy. 25 North to I-26 West. Follow this to I-240 East at Asheville and take Exit 4A after the Smoky Park bridge. Travel on 19/23 North to Wolf Laurel and take Exit 3 and turn right onto Bear Branch Road. Turn right at the stop sign onto Hwy. 23 and follow for another mile and turn left onto Laurel Valley Road. Turn left onto Puncheon Fork Road and continue for another 3.5 miles. Make a sharp right onto Wolf Ridge Road and after approximately 2.5 miles, at the top of the mountain, you should see Scenic Wolf Resort.

Fun facts

Scenic Wolf Resort plans to build a stunning vacation rental property named Views Village Center, which will feature an extensive lazy river and ice skating rink facility.

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