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Lovely 1Br/1Ba Basement Apt. (w/Private Entrance!)
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Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Lovely 1Br/1Ba Basement Apt. (w/Private Entrance!)Moments from downtown Black Mountain and 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, our space is perfect for those guests planning on visiting either town (or both!) The space is the finished basement apartment below our main living space. It has a private entrance, so you might not see us at all-- unless you're looking for local recommendations (which we're happy to give) or to borrow a board game from our extensive collection!
Cute Bungalow in the Heart of Black Mountain
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Entire bungalow · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Cute Bungalow in the Heart of Black MountainExperience the best of Black Mountain from this cozy, recently-updated bungalow just north of Lake Tomahawk. Enjoy quiet mornings and evenings from the new front and back decks, and relax under the stars at night around the fire pit. Less than a mile from the heart of Black Mountain and only fifteen minutes from Asheville, this is the perfect home away from home in the mountains.
Quiet Creek-Front 1926 Cabin Close to Downtown
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Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Quiet Creek-Front 1926 Cabin Close to DowntownCozy, fully renovated cabin in the heart of Black Mountain. Unbelievably beautiful view of a rushing creek from deck situated for privacy. Watch wildlife while you drink your coffee. Soak in original clawfoot bathtub. Walking distance to restaurants and shops downtown (1.2 miles), and 20 minute drive to Asheville. Part of a retreat center, a Lodge and 9 cabins, on 2 acres that was originally built in 1926 as a hunting and fishing lodge. Easy access to multiple hiking trails. Unique getaway!

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
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Modern A-frame Walkable to Downtown Black Mtn!
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Boutique Black Mountain Bungalow Near Asheville
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$124 per night
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New Luxury 5 Bed 3.5 Bath w/ Hot Tub*Gameroom*Bar
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Nestle into NC at Rainbow Mountain Burrow
$75 per night
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🏔Peaceful Mtn View Getaway-20 min to DT Asheville
$199 per night
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PINOT COTTAGE~Intown/Hot tub/Views/Near Asheville
$131 per night
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Relax & Renew
$99 per night
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The Little Red House
$192 per night
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Cheerful cabin with modern amenities
$225 per night
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Beautiful Historic Cottage Downtown Black Mountain
$250 per night
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Unique and peaceful charm.
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Your guide to Black Mountain

Welcome to Black Mountain

An artsy little mountain town just 15 miles east of Asheville, Black Mountain’s original claim to fame was its experimental arts school that opened in 1933. Although Black Mountain College has since closed, the town remains alluring to art lovers and crafts enthusiasts, with plenty of galleries, shops, and annual events displaying Southern Appalachian works.

The historic downtown is quaint, walkable, and studded with rocking chairs, which has resulted in Black Mountain being nicknamed Western North Carolina’s “front porch.” Tasty restaurants, independent bookstores, breweries, and music venues abound, as do nearby hiking and biking trails that are accessible and appealing to outdoorsy folks throughout the year. At an elevation of 2,405 feet, Black Mountain also offers fresh mountain air and a scenic, rugged backdrop, and this combined with the thriving arts community has regularly placed the town atop lists of America’s best small mountain towns.


How do I get around Black Mountain?

Most travelers drive into Black Mountain from the east or the west on I-40 or fly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which is a 30-minute drivesouthwest. Although you can grab taxis or rideshares from the airport, renting or bringing your own wheels allows for the most freedom. That said, it’s pretty easy to travel between Asheville and Black Mountain on public transportation. The City of Asheville Transit Center offers buses between the two, and Nextbus can provide information on when the next bus will arrive.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Black Mountain?

There is no bad time to visit Black Mountain, as the mountain air is always crisp and there’s generally something of interest going on. From late spring to early fall, rocking chairs decorated by local artists pop up all over town, and they’re usually sold off by October. In July and October, there’s the biannual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, while August sees the long-standing Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. September and October are lovely for fall foliage, which is best viewed out on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and February is famous for the Black Mountain Marathon, which brings runners up to the peak of Mountain Mitchell. Summertime concerts take place at White Horse Black Mountain, including bluegrass, jazz, classical, and Celtic music.


What are the top things to do in Black Mountain?

Cherry Street

Black Mountain’s best shopping happens on this adorable street lined with gift stores, antique shops, and arts and crafts outlets. The biggest draw is Town Hardware & General Store, which carries more than 35,000 items including tools, paint, garden supplies, and housewares.

Hiking

Those who enjoy wandering in nature will adore this area replete with mountain pathways. Favorite outdoor jaunts include the 86 miles of trails at DuPont State Forest Waterfalls, the scenic Catawba Falls in Pisgah National Forest, Mount Mitchell State Park (which contains the highest point east of the Mississippi), and both hiking and climbing at Chimney Rock State Park. You can also take a hike around the nearby Lake Tomahawk Park, where fishing is possible (note that you’ll need a valid North Carolina fishing license).

Blue Ridge Parkway

Dubbed “America’s favorite drive,” the Blue Ridge Parkway snakes through 469 miles of Southern Appalachia, and a particularly lovely stretch of it is located within a pine cone’s toss of Black Mountain. If possible, time your drive to see the brightly colored fall foliage.