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Popular amenities for Asheville vacation rentals

Stay near Asheville's top sights

Biltmore1,485 locals recommend
Asheville Outlets209 locals recommend
Asheville Mall85 locals recommend
The North Carolina Arboretum582 locals recommend
The Orange Peel408 locals recommend
Blue ridge Parkway Visitor Center226 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Asheville

  • Total rentals

    3.6K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    361K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.9K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.3K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    100 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.9K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Asheville

Introduction

Tucked into North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is surrounded by old-growth forests, tumbling waterfalls, and a handsome stretch of the Appalachian Trail. But beyond its world-class wilderness, the city is known for its enduring Gilded Age architecture and bluegrass musical traditions, as well as a thriving art scene. And if that’s not enough, have a beer: Asheville boasts a staggering number of craft breweries, many within walking distance of the music venues and art galleries of the up-and-coming South Slope and River Arts districts. These formerly industrial neighborhoods have breathed new life into the city, and are excellent places to hang out in between trips to the mountains.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Asheville

Asheville has a subtropical climate, which means that the summer months are warm and humid while winters are comparatively mild. From June through August, temperatures peak in the mid-to-high 80s, while December through February they range from the high 20s to the high 40s, with occasional snowfall on the city’s surrounding peaks. From March to May and September through early November, Asheville’s temperatures typically hover between the high 50s and the mid-70s, ideal for staying in one of the local cabins and exploring the area’s picturesque wildflower blooms in spring and foliage during fall. However, precipitation is regular throughout the year—so pack accordingly.


Top things to do in Asheville

Biltmore Estate

Among Asheville’s most prominent landmarks is this 250-room mansion built for George Washington Vanderbilt II during the height of the Gilded Age. The opulent 19th-century chateau (which is the largest privately owned home in the United States) sits on 8,000 acres and comprises sprawling grounds designed by a famous landscape architect. Visitors can tour the historic manor and massive estate, which includes a rose garden, farm, shop-filled village, and an award-winning winery.

The Asheville Urban Trail

This 1.7-mile walking trail pieces together 30 stops around downtown Asheville that celebrate an important person or moment in the city’s history—each marked with a public sculpture. The self-guided tour takes about two hours to complete, and begins at Pack Square Park. Printed maps are available at the information center.

The North Carolina Arboretum

Located about 20 minutes by car from downtown Asheville, these 434 acres of botanically diverse gardens pack in more than 10 miles of pet-friendly hiking trails. The outdoor attraction sits within the Pisgah National Forest, which includes more than half a million acres of wilderness, with forested mountains, whitewater rivers, and photo-worthy waterfalls.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Asheville?

    Asheville experiences a mild, four-season climate. Summers are warm with temperatures around 80°F (27°C), while winters can be chilly, averaging 30°F (-1°C) with occasional snow. Fall is particularly noteworthy for its stunning display of autumn foliage.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Asheville?

    Sightseeing at the Biltmore Estate, appreciating art in the Downtown Art District, and hiking on nearby trails like the Appalachian Trail are popular activities. Visitors can also explore the vibrant food scene in Asheville, known for its focus on locally sourced ingredients.

  • What are the best places to stay in Asheville?

    Downtown Asheville is a popular area to stay due to its proximity to art galleries, museums, and eateries. West Asheville, known for its lively music scene and eclectic shops, is another often recommended area. For those seeking tranquility, the scenic Montford Area Historic District with its beautifully preserved homes might be ideal.

  • What are the best places to visit in Asheville?

    Asheville is known for its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture. The Biltmore Estate, a French Renaissance-style mansion with beautiful gardens, is a frequent suggestion. The Downtown Art District, filled with galleries and museums, and the North Carolina Arboretum, showcasing lush gardens and forest trails, are also often recommended.

  • What are some hiking trails in Asheville?

    Asheville has numerous hiking trails for nature lovers. The Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile (3,540 km) trek, has a section nearby. Other frequently suggested trails include the Craggy Gardens Trail, known for its panoramic views, and the Looking Glass Rock Trail, a challenging hike with rewarding vistas.

  • What are some family activities to do in Asheville?

    Families in Asheville can explore the interactive exhibits at the Asheville Museum of Science, or enjoy the wildlife at the Western North Carolina Nature Center. A family-friendly hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or a day spent at Buncombe County Sports Park, are also popular activities.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Asheville?

    Popular day trip suggestions from Asheville include the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic drive located just about 4 miles (6.4 km) away. Another recommendation is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 40 miles (64 km) away, known for its diverse wildlife and old growth forests.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Asheville's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Asheville's top attractions. We offer over 4,880 vacation rentals near Biltmore, over 4,910 vacation rentals near The Biltmore Estates, over 4,630 vacation rentals near Sunny Point Café, and over 1,900 vacation rentals near Sierra Nevada Brewery, and so much more! Experience the best of Asheville right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Asheville?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Asheville. From over 180 condo rentals, over 1,620 house rentals to over 10 chalet rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Asheville?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,920 vacation rentals in Asheville featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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