The Blue Ridge Mountains take their name from the idyllic blue mist that hangs over the peaks and are one of nature’s most beautiful creations. This stunning segment of Appalachia rivals the clouds from Pennsylvania to Georgia, with its highest point in North Carolina.
This mountain range gracefully hosts abundant wildlife, numerous national forests, and breathtaking waterfalls. The Blue Ridge is full of family activities for the adventurer as well as for the city dweller! From must-see mountain towns to fly fishing, there’s something for everyone.
We’ve taken the time to select the most spectacular vacation rentals for your first – or next – trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. If the idea of a romantic landscape and ultimate peace in nature hasn’t convinced you yet, then these rustic yet modern cabins will surely do the trick. Check out these amazing, top-rated mountain cabin rentals with extraordinary views, categorized by affordability for your convenience.
$275.00/avg per night
Nestled in the heart of Nantahala National Forest, Santeetlah Cottage has all the fixings of a modern home and covered outdoor space. This lakeside cottage features beautifully staged decor, neutral hues that are sure to bring you serenity, and your own private dock – complete with canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards for your enjoyment.
Connect with nature by spending your getaway nestled in the comfort of this quaint contemporary cottage, or venture into Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Lake Fontana!
Bathrooms : 1
pie in the sky
$282.00/avg per night
Calling those looking for a luxurious, modern getaway: pie in the sky is the luxury cabin for you! This cabin seamlessly blends nature and modern amenities with its smart home technology, boho-chic design, and endless mountain views. There are two outdoor terraces – one for dining, one for lounging – so you never have to take your eyes off nature’s beauty.
If mother nature has other plans, the large windows are perfect for viewing the range from the comfort of the interior. Best of all, however, is the unbeatable location! Pie in the Sky keeps you close to all the top attractions including Elk Winery Banner, Grandpa Mountainand Sugar Creek Gemstone Mine.
Bathrooms : 2
$290.00/avg per night
Upside down, Bear Paw ticked every box three times for the most spectacular mountain vacation. This exquisite vacation home is easily accessible with just three steps up to the covered porch. Rich wood ceilings pair beautifully with the floor-to-ceiling native stone fireplace, and the leather furnishings are perfectly placed for cozying up by the fire while admiring the layers of mountains.
Prepare a delicious dinner in the gourmet chef’s kitchen, then take a stroll on the spacious terrace with a view and sit in the rocking chairs to see the sunset and the stars like you never have before. After a busy day of sightseeing in Town of Brysonthere is a lovely fire pit and a sparkling hot tub where you can relax to the sound of nature.
Bathrooms : 3
$300.00/avg per night
Panoramic view lives up to its name with a wrap-around terrace, plenty of seating and stunning views. The ultimate in family outdoor fun, this cabin features a large fenced yard, corn hole, horseshoes and a fire pit just waiting for you to roast s’mores and tell campfire stories. It’s pet-friendly, so you can bring Fido too! (And the fenced yard will reassure you.)
This cabin, equipped with airy facilities and several living spaces, is paired with a large shed transformed into a games room with ping-pong and shuffleboard, perfect for family vacations. Take your family or friends to visit Apple Hill Alpaca Farm and Foggy Mountain Gemstone Mineas cabin side games begin!
Bathrooms : 3
View of Watia
$315.00/avg per night
Truly as unique as its surroundings, the attractive View of Watia is absolutely out of this world. This stunning cabin with updated lodge-style decor features an open-concept floor plan, stainless steel appliances, hot tub, and multi-level deck. There are two Romeo and Juliet style balconies flanking both bedrooms as well as a loft and covered terraces so you can enjoy the panoramic views from anywhere.
Stay put to play the garden games provided or head to the private, gated access road to the Nantahala Outdoor Center for a day of activities – from dining and shopping to white water rafting! You are also a short drive from a private bathing and sunning platform on Lake Fontana.
Bathrooms : 3
The Cozzi Lodge
$376.00/avg per night
The Cozzi Lodge offers seclusion and convenience – the best of both worlds. This contemporary farmhouse lodge is perfectly located to enjoy views of Smoky Mountain Vista while still being close to cozy mountain towns. From sunrise to sunset, the Cozzi Lodge is well equipped with amenities that are sure to impress all of your guests.
Take the opportunity to explore the five nearby lakes and Nantahala National Forest, while being just minutes from markets and restaurants. Whether you’re here for a relaxing Blue Ridge vacation or have a trip filled with outdoor activities, you can end your days in the hot tub or gather around the large outdoor fire pit!
Bathrooms : 4
$477.00/avg per night
Melt away your stress with a romantic mountain experience at All ready. Surrounded by panoramic views of the mountain range, this cabin has been carefully designed so that guests can marvel at the mountains as far as the eye can see, whatever the season. From plush lounge chairs on the outdoor deck to a beautiful gas fireplace in the living room, this cabin offers designer amenities and accents that will make every moment of your experience absolutely luxurious.
All Decked Out is indeed “ready” with a fabulous games room too! Even the kitchen windows offer stunning mountain views, so the chef in your party won’t miss the beauty of nature. If you choose to venture out of your peaceful paradise, you will find that you are only minutes from Downtown Bryson City and Tsali recreation area!
Bathrooms : 3
$521.00/avg per night
Tastefully designed with equal space for entertaining and relaxing, the Murphy’s Cabin has it all: multiple game rooms, a two-story wraparound deck, and views you’ll never forget. This top-of-the-line cabin was created with luxury in mind, with immaculate furnishings and luxurious outdoor spaces.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light while providing endless mountain views, game rooms offer a variety of games for friendly competition, and a screened-in porch is just waiting for you to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee.
Bathrooms : 4
BRMC Tree Tops Cottage
$550.00/avg per night
At Blue Ridge Mountain Club Tree Tops Cottageyou will be located in the phenomenal Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC) with all the advantages of an exquisite life in the high countryside. Perched at over 3,000 feet, this stunning custom-built home features soaring wooden ceilings with expertly decorated lodge décor and supreme finishes. Of course, the expansive outdoor deck has a lovely hot tub to relax in while admiring the unobstructed mountain views.
Accommodation includes all the amenities of BRMC with 6,212 acres of waterfalls and natural terrain, restaurants and a state-of-the-art health club. Hike BRMC’s vast network of trails or venture into blow rock dine at the spectacular Bistro Rocathen end your day at Tree Tops with fun in the garage-turned-games room!
Bathrooms : 4
Chalet in the heart of the high country
$670.00/avg per night
The Chalet in the heart of the high country is a spellbinding mountain estate ready to host the mountainside getaway of your dreams. This impeccably designed property is straight out of a farmhouse fairy tale – inside and out! Rustic wood beams, eclectic furnishings, and a cozy playroom give this cabin a unique personality. While the interior is quite charming, it’s the outdoor amenities that give this cabin its magic.
The covered patio – complete with a built-in grill, bar, fire pit, and flat-screen TV – gives “outdoor entertainment” a whole new meaning! Dine under the stars at the picnic tables or at the pavilion at the banquet-style dining table. Spend your days exploring Banner Elk and the Watauga Riverthen return to your high country paradise to gather around the fire pit while listening to the sounds of the nearby bubbling brook.
Bathrooms : 5
$835.00/avg per night
No rental exudes more mountainside luxury than Timberstone Lodge! This stunningly beautiful wood frame cabin sits at an elevation of 4,300 feet and offers some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the mountain ranges. You have the absolute privilege of overlooking the mountains from the majestic outdoor living space, from the two-story great room, or while relaxing in the sparkling hot tub.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the lodge’s great room are simply spectacular for watching the sun rise and set over 13 pristine acres each day. Each room is well-appointed with the finest details in mind, from multiple luxury suites and an outdoor grill, to a gourmet kitchen and downstairs pool table!
A kitchenette in one of the suites, five full bathrooms and a bedroom with bunk beds make this place a no-brainer for large family gatherings. With Elk Knob State Park and other nearby attractions, this lodge in a gated community can’t be beat!
Bathrooms : 6
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