Sep 22, 2023 - Real Estate

15 mountain Airbnbs within driving distance from Charlotte, starting at $80/night

The air is crisp and the mountains are calling, people.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a getaway with your crew, these 15 Airbnbs are worth checking out.

Glass Treehouse 

Why we love it: This house is located on the side of the mountain that overlooks waterfalls and creeks.

  • Location: Banner Elk
  • Features: Private hot tub, two decks, fireplace, TV, bluetooth sound bar, games, hammock and firepit.
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 baths
  • Cost: $467 per night

Starry Nights

Why we love it: This is a getaway designed specifically for kids. With a trampoline and a place to pet animals, there’s not shortage of things to do. If you’re looking for a getaway without the kids, this host also has a new stay that could be worth checking out.

  • Location: Sugar Grove
  • Features: Petting zoo nearby, stream, netted loft, fire pits, hammocks, decks, ponds, swings, trampoline, plus a slip and slide tube.
  • Space: 4 guests, 1 bedroom (3 beds), 1 bath
  • Cost: $189 per night

Old River Cabin

Why we love it: The sound and view of the river would be a serene amenity to wake up to in the morning.  

  • Location: Banner Elk
  • Features: Private hot tub, fireplace, fire pit, TV with streaming services and board games. 
  • Space: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms (4 beds), 2 baths
  • Cost: $275 per night

Nature Lover’s Haven

Why we love it: This cozy cabin is a short drive to downtown Asheville, so you have options to either spend your time in nature or explore the city.  

  • Location: Asheville
  • Features: Outdoors games, dog-friendly, trails nearby, firepit, hot tub, books, hammock, patio with seating. 
  • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms (3 beds), 1 bath
  • Cost: $231 per night

Blackberry Hill at River Bend

Why we love it: You can relax in the sauna after exploring some of the nearby hiking trails, including Laurel Creek Falls.

  • Location: Sugar Grove
  • Features: Sauna, firepit, modern appliances, books, board games, dedicated workspace, private patio, grill and outdoor furniture.
  • Space: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms (6 beds), 3 baths
  • Cost: $180 per night

Luxury Glamping Dome – “The Overlook”

Why we love it: This is for people who prefer camping-lite. You’ll get the experience of camping under the stars without having to sleep in a tent. Plus, the Instagram-worthy dome has a beautifully decorated light, airy interior.

  • Location: Hendersonville
  • Features: Glamping dome, secluded setting, luxe bedding, fully appointed bathroom, kitchenette
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
Luxury Glamping Dome
Luxury Glamping Dome room
  • Cost: $209 per night

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Eclectic and Stylish Cottage

Why we love it: This lofted tiny house gives you the privacy of mountain-house living with the convenience of being close to downtown Asheville. You can adventure during the day and retreat to this adorable cottage at night.

  • Location: Asheville
  • Features: Dog friendly, fresh interior, wooded views, charming compact design, close to Asheville hot spots
  • Space: 2 guests, studio bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
Eclectic and Stylish Cottage
Eclectic and Stylish Cottage kitchen
Eclectic and Stylish Cottage interior
  • Cost: $156 per night

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Pisgah Highlands Container Cabin

Why we love it: Maybe it’s all the cute photos of couples, but this place looks super romantic. The outdoor living area looks especially quaint. Lay down some blankets and pillows or pull up a chair to cozy up by the fire after a day of hiking the Blue Ridge. You could also venture to Asheville for date night.

  • Location: Upper Hominy, 25 minutes from Asheville
  • Features: Outdoor living area, unique design, close to some of the prettiest trails in NC, outdoor solar shower
Pisgah Highlands Container Cabin
Pisgah Highlands Container Cabin outdoor
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
  • Cost: $92 per night

Winterfell

Why we love it: Can I live here? This house has gorgeous Grandfather Mountain views, stunning modern interior design, a game area, hot tub and space for 12 people.

  • Location: Sugar Mountain
  • Features: Grandfather Mountain views, stunning modern interior design, game area, hot tub, convenient location.
Winterfell
Winterfell living room
Winterfell bedroom
  • Space: 10 guests, 4 bedroom (7 beds), 3 bath
  • Cost: $414 per night

The Nook

Why we love it: The owners of this tiny house teamed up with makers from the area to create a storied space, from the cozy dining nook to the living room swing.

  • Location: Swannanoa, 15 minutes from Asheville
  • Features: Expansive windows, 18-foot ceilings with views, indoor swing (overlooking said views), all handcrafted
The Nook
The Nook interior
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
  • Cost: $207 per night

Restore Little Rustic Mountain Retreat

Why we love it: With a fire table and rocking chairs on the porch and the cutest, coziest living room you’ve ever seen, this tiny house has everything you need for an A+ mountain trip.

  • Location: Blue Ridge, GA
  • Features: Blue Ridge location, fire table on porch, adorable design, indoor fireplace.
Restore Little Rustic Mountain Retreat
Restore Little Rustic Mountain Retreat living room
Restore Little Rustic Mountain Retreat fire
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
  • Cost: $80 per night

New Rustic Cabin

Why we love it: This newly designed house is mind blowing. We’re going to do a mini tour here because the photos really say it all.

  • Location: Blue Ridge, GA
  • Features: New, magazine-worthy interior, great views, spacious interior, double-decker outdoor living areas with fireplaces and a hot tub.
Brand New Cabin!
Brand New Cabin kitchen
Brand New Cabin! bedroom
Brand New Cabin! bath
Brand New Cabin! fire
Brand New Cabin! porch
  • Space: 8 guests, 3 bedroom (4 beds), 3 bath
  • Cost: $181 per night

The Flying Eagle

Why we love it: This entire house is gorgeous, but it’s the glass-walled living room for me. You’ve got the comforts of an indoor living room (temperature control, comfy furniture) with the ambiance and views of being outside.

  • Location: Banner Elk
  • Features: Incredible living room, gracious porch, great views, high-end design, spacious.
The Flying Eagle glass living room
The Flying Eagle views
  • Space: 12 guests, 4 bedroom (6 beds), 3.5 bath
  • Cost: $1,107 per night

Red Stag Lodge

Why we love it: If you like the look of a traditional mountain house but the upgraded comforts of a luxury lodge, this house is for you. Red Stag also features an outdoor living area with a fireplace, dining table, hot tub and a bar.

  • Location: Banner Elk
  • Features: Luxury touches, spa-like soaking tub with views, outdoor living area with bar and hot tub, rustic design.
Red Stag Lodge living room
Red Stag Lodge bath
Red Stag Lodge porch
  • Space: 14 guests, 5 bedroom (9 beds), 4.5 bath
  • Cost: $820 per night

Luxury Cabin

Why we love it: This house is fitting for a mid-sized group. The interior is charming. The views are beautiful. And the locations is great for a group that wants to explore downtown areas.

  • Location: Banner Elk
  • Features: Convenient location, charming design, views, fire pit area, ensuite baths with heated floors.
Luxury Cabin interior
Luxury Cabin kitchen
  • Space: 7 guests, 2 bedroom (2 beds), 2 bath
  • Cost: $132 per night

Go deeper: 22 cool Airbnbs less than 2 hours from Charlotte — starting around $100 a night

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