21 Ridiculously Unique Airbnbs in Asheville (and Nearby)

Last Updated on April 13, 2021

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Asheville is hyped as one of the funkiest cities in North Carolina, and that’s a pretty accurate description. The atmosphere is laid-back but alive and sizzling and somehow seems to inspire creativity for locals and visitors alike.

So that you can come and experience the magic for yourself, we’ve created this guide of unique Airbnbs in Asheville and those within a short drive. Visit for a weekend during fall peak, a week during spring break, or a whole month any time—we’ve got you covered.

We’ve featured accommodations in six different categories:

  • Airbnbs in Asheville
  • Treehouses near Asheville
  • Family Homes near Asheville
  • Glamping near Asheville
  • Couples Retreats near Asheville
  • Tiny Houses near Asheville

You can scroll to the section that interests you or read through for our best selections of Airbnbs in Asheville and nearby.

This article is part of our series on places to stay in North Carolina, which is partly fueled by our own experiences and requests from Facebook group members like you!

Airbnbs in Asheville

This article is a curation of places we have not stayed, but based on our knowledge of the area, the photos, and amazing reviews, we think any of these Airbnbs in Asheville and its surroundings are perfect choices for your NC mountains experience.

All images courtesy of Airbnb and are credited accordingly.

The Red Pad (West Asheville)

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The Rad Pad is an Asheville Airbnb that is perfect for someone who is off and exploring but wants a nice place to relax. While only 600 square feet, the Rad Pad makes it feel much larger with its modern design.

This accommodation is located in West Asheville, making it great for being both in the city and the mountains.

Cost: $88 to $124 per night
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Airbnbs in Asheville (Treehouses Nearby)

Luxury Treehouse by the Treehouse Guys

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The first of our Airbnbs in Asheville’s vicinity was built by the “Treehouse Guys” of DIY Network fame. This treehouse is a masterpiece of design with unique accents and materials.

Guests will have beautiful views in all seasons surrounded by the hundred-year-old trees of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The treehouse can accommodate four guests, has a fully equipped kitchen for the ultimate staycation, and the coolest feature is a private outdoor shower! Choose to stay close to the trees or venture into downtown Asheville with a short drive from this pristine property.

Cost: $450 per night, $495 on some holiday weekends.
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TreeTop Tipi

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A treehouse teepee (tipi, tepee.. all are correct!) decked out in woodsy décor complete with three beds and communal fire pit area awaits you at this retreat. This spot nestled in the trees is equipped with some comfort—a full bathroom, air conditioning, internet, cooktop, and mini fridge—while still providing the peace and solitude you expect in the trees.

Plus, your furry friends are welcome!

Situated near the mountain town of Marshall, a short drive further north will bring you to Pisgah National Forest, and you are still only a 20-minute drive from Hot Springs or a 25-minute drive from downtown Asheville.

Cost: $105 per night, up to $120 in December.
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Treehouses of Serenity – Sanctuary

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The Treehouses of Serenity property hosts five elevated “treehouses” for guests. The Sanctuary is as lovely as it sounds. Sweeping mountain views and a cozy cottage vibe offer an ideal mountain retreat.

Catch sunrise and sunset over the peaks on the multiple porches then spend the evening stargazing from the bed.

This is certainly a great place to get lost in the mountains with the luxury of a full bath and full kitchen. You are also minutes from downtown Asheville if you can pull yourself from the peace of this mountainside haven.

Cost: $300 per night, $325 some holiday weekends. Bonus – they allow one-night stays.
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This property is one of a few here that we also featured among the coolest Airbnbs in North Carolina!

Treehouses of Serenity – The Perch

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Located on the same property as the Sanctuary treehouse, the Perch is unique for its rustic vibe including a hanging porch bed and rocking chairs and the ability to host four guests. This treehouse also offers unexpected amenities like a full bathroom and a full refrigerator.

Quickly access Asheville with a 10-minute drive to downtown or drive a little farther for hiking and other outdoor adventure.

Cost: $275 per night, up to $325 some holiday weekends.
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Treehouses of Serenity – Hobbit Knoll

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“In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty wet hole… it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort.”

This Treehouse of Serenity perfectly captures Tolkien’s world—moody, medieval comfort yet bright and airy in true Hobbit fashion.

The Hobbit Knoll is built into the earth for an unforgettable experience and sits among the other treehouses on a mountainside within minutes of Asheville.

Cost: $300 per night, up to $350 some holiday weekends.
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Treehouse Camp Retreat

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This treehouse is located on 13 acres of gated, private property complete with a stocked trout stream. A small loft bed adds character to the space, and a backup air mattress can be set up on the main level for more sleeping room. Guests have access to all 13 acres for camping and exploring making this a perfect location to set up fish camp and bring the family!

This private location is still close enough to Asheville, only 15 minutes, if needed.

Cost: Averages $159 per night during the fall and holidays, about $65 per night in the off-season.
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Paradise Pagoda in the Pines

Of all the Airbnbs in Asheville and its surroundings, this one might be the quietest.
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Probably one of the most unique Airbnbs in Asheville’s surroundings, not far from Weaverville. This 2-story, 10×10 open-air pagoda-style rental is where you can reconnect with nature.

The unique architectural design yields for sleeping under the stars with a pyramid skylight.

Cost: $44 to $75 per night
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Tara’s Treehouse

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Tara’s Treehouse, a step up from the classic treehouse, is an uber-modern home designed by a local husband and wife architect team. Wall-to-floor windows offer stunning views of the forest all year round.

Extras at this property include TVs in every room, fully stocked chef’s kitchen, and complimentary Mountain Discovery Pass for admissions to local attractions.

This pristine mountain getaway accommodates eight family members less than 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and minutes from Hickory Nut Gap Farm, local cheesemakers, bakeries, and breweries.

Cost: $355 to $420 per night.
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Airbnbs in Asheville (Family Homes Nearby)

Country Chic House with a Hot Tub

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Looking for Airbnbs in Asheville with a hot tub? This adorable farmhouse-style cottage is located just outside of the city and guests rave about how wonderful their stays were.

The hosts go above and beyond most Airbnbs and that’s just the cherry on top of a beautiful home.

Cost: $223 to $300 per night
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A-Frame in the Trees

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If you are looking for a family-friendly full home in Asheville for your getaway, this space provides a home away from home complete with canoes, kayaks, and bikes for your exploration needs.

The modern and quirky home has two bedrooms with king beds and two additional sofa beds in the open living room and recreation room.

As a bonus, you are close to biking trails, Sierra Nevada Brewing, many restaurants, and only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estate. This is a great option for the city wanderers who also want to day trip to outdoor destinations around Western North Carolina.

Cost: $150 per night during the week, $160 on weekends, and $170 in December.
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Idyllic Mountain Farmhouse

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Situated on a former barn site in a mountain cove, this new farmhouse is more than picturesque.

The light and spacious large home can fit up to seven guests within its three bedrooms, and there are multiple hangout spots—two porches with mountain views, an open living/kitchen area with a wood stove, and an outdoor fire pit.

Gather a tribe just minutes from downtown Asheville to enjoy outdoor living and take in the splendor of the mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway is only 2.5 miles away, so you have access to activities practically in your backyard!

Cost: $250 per night.
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The Barn near the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Thoughtfully designed, everything about this barn house near Weaverville is beautiful. The farmhouse-style home has three beds and ready for your next Asheville getaway.

Cost: $151 to $190 per night
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Airbnbs in Asheville (Glamping)

The Roost

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The Roost is an off-the-grid cabin located high atop a ridge with year-round mountain views from a private porch. Its rustic vibe gives you an authentic camping experience and low-key vacation in the woods.

Plus, an outhouse on the premises, an electric hot plate for cooking, and a pocket shower make this one of the coziest Airbnbs in Asheville’s surroundings. Go for a hike just out the back door or drive 15 minutes into Asheville and Black Mountain for some brief sightseeing before returning to your oasis in the woods.

Cost: $60 to $70 per night.
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The RhodoDen

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How about making yourself cozy in a stylist airstream? The RhodoDen is a 1974 Airstream Argosy set along a lovely stream.

The Airstream is pet-friendly and ideal for couples who are wanting to relax in nature.

Cost: $66 per night.
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Airbnbs in Asheville (Couples Retreats)

Fairytale Treehouse Cottage

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This tiny cottage built from natural and upcycled materials is located on a private and completely removed property perfect for disconnecting and enjoying each other and nature. The booking comes with gourmet breakfast and local coffee delivered each morning by the hosts.

Plus, each cottage has a private outdoor shower and firepit, which the hosts prepare for guests daily. What a fairytale escape!

The cottage is only 20 miles from Asheville if you find any reason to pull yourself away from this enchanting land.

Cost: $155 per night.
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Luxury Romantic Mountain Home

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This newly-built mountain home in Fairview is the perfect secluded staycation destination. Luxury awaits you with modern fixtures, a spacious deck, a hot tub, and plenty of large windows for forest views.

Stay in and read all day in the hanging Papasan, relax in the sounds of nature, or take the 10-mile drive into Asheville if you do want to go out and explore. What a place to immerse yourself in nature for a romantic and cozy tiny home getaway!

Cost: $199 per night, up to $225 on some weekends and holidays.
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Need more space? The folks at Yonder Mountain Rentals have this awesome house in Fairview, too!

Gashes Fluss Haus

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The “fluss haus” (or river house) is a two-story cottage farm stay that will transport you across time and space. Perfectly stuccoed with whitewashed stone walls and a woodburning stove, the revamped, vintage space wholly captures the charm and appeal of mountain life.

This 100-year-old cabin is full of character with modern touches for comfort. It is close to the bustle of Asheville but tucked far enough away for a private getaway.

Cost: $120 per night. Bonus – no cleaning fee.
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Namaste Yurt

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This yurt is equipped with a hot tub, satellite TV, AC/heating, and all the kitchen amenities you need for the ultimate glamping experience. In a secluded wooded setting, enjoy stargazing or a private cook-out on the deck.

You are tucked away in the forest with only a 5-minute walk to the Mountains-to-Sea Trail but able to access restaurants and grocery stores with a 10-minute drive into Asheville. Other attractions like Biltmore and the River Arts District are about 20 minutes away.

Cost: $119 per night.
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AirBnbs in Asheville (Tiny Houses Nearby)

Tiny Home at the Gardens

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Just outside of the city sits one of the cutest tiny houses in North Carolina! Overlooking an organic farm and sustainable nursery, this house is bursting with natural light.

The high ceilings make you forget that you’re only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. Great for the nature-minded couple!

Cost: $70 per night
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Escape to the Woods

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Paddle to Lake James from this modern tiny house near Marion, about 40 minutes away from Asheville. With floor-to-ceiling windows, an electric fireplace, this place is for those looking to detach and reset.

Cost: $74 per night
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Which of These Airbnbs in Asheville and Nearby Do You Love?

We look forward to vacationing in these Airbnbs in Asheville and hope they’ll inspire your next trip to the area. Are you eyeballing any of these homes?

The competition may get tough as the busier times approach, so get to making plans and happy traveling! If you do book any of these on our list, we would love to know your thoughts either by email or in the comments section.

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