Last Updated on September 18, 2020
Last Updated on September 18, 2020
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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 experience the magic for yourself, we’ve created this guide of unique places to stay near Asheville. Visit for a weekend, a week, a month—we’ve got you covered.
We’ve featured accommodations in three different categories:
- Treehouses near Asheville
- Family Homes near Asheville
- Couples Retreats near Asheville
You can scroll to the section that interests you or read through for our best selections of places to stay near Asheville.
Unique Places to Stay near 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 rentals are perfect choices for your Asheville experience.
Treehouses near Asheville
Luxury Treehouse by the Treehouse Guys
The first of our places to stay near Asheville 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.
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 downtown 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.
Treehouses of Serenity – Sanctuary
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.
This property is one of a few here that we also featured among the coolest Airbnbs in North Carolina!
Treehouses of Serenity – The Perch
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.
Treehouses of Serenity – Hobbit Knoll
“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.
Treehouse Camp Retreat
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.
Family Homes near Asheville
Enjoy a quintessential cabin experience in this quaint two-bed, two-bath cabin located on the Swannanoa River. Modern wood-panel walls, a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and a wraparound porch give a classic cabin feel.
Imagine yourself enjoying the sounds of the river over a cup of coffee or dinner porch conversation as you gear up or wind down each day. This cabin is minutes from downtown Asheville.
That makes this a great spot for those who want to explore Asheville and come home to a serene mountain location.
Cost: Averages $313 per night.
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.
A-Frame in the Trees
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.
Idyllic Mountain Farmhouse
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.
Green-Built Mountain Home
This full-family home with a private yard provides a soothing mountain sanctuary for your trip to Asheville. There is plenty of room for your family of up to eight in this four-bedroom residence with all the amenities you need, plus an indoor slide and secret bedroom for kids to enjoy!
Take in the outdoors while lounging on the double porch swing, building a fire in the private yard, or taking a short drive to hop on a trail. Asheville and Black Mountain are only 11 miles away from this home.
Couples Retreats near Asheville
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 places to stay near Asheville.
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.
Fairytale Treehouse Cottage
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.
Luxury Romantic Mountain Home
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.
Need more space? The folks at Yonder Mountain Rentals have this awesome house in Fairview, too!
Gashes Fluss Haus
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.
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.
Which of These Places to Stay near Asheville Do You Love?
We look forward to vacationing in these places to stay near 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.