14 Beautiful VRBO Asheville Vacation Homes

Last updated on June 29, 2022

We’re huge fans of Asheville and its laidback mountain vibes (in fact we’ve written a post with 31 reasons to love Asheville). And these beautiful Asheville VRBO vacation homes are ideal places to experience everything the city and its surrounding nature have to offer.

From VRBO Asheville cabins with mountain views to apartments in the city centre, we’ve included options for every style. We’ve also included some VRBO homes a little further afield, up to 30 minutes outside the city.

We visited Asheville as part of our Southern USA road trip.

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Bittersweet Cottage

The charming Bittersweet Cottage is a perfect romantic Asheville getaway. Tucked away on scenic Elk Mountain, just five miles from downtown Asheville, it has a peaceful setting with gorgeous views of the city and mountains.

The one-bedroom cottage includes plenty of creature comforts, including a sunken hot tub on the deck. It’s on of our favourite VRBO Asheville cabins.

What the guests say: “This residence is really great for two people. The view is incredible, and it’s about 10 minutes to get down the hill and into Ashville, maybe a little less, maybe a little longer if you are heading to the far side of the city.

The space itself is really beautiful both inside and out, and feels very private even though you are in close proximity to other residences. The space, including the hot tub, seemed meticulously clean.

The small touches really put it over the top (two warm cozy robes hanging on the bedroom door to walk out to the hot tub in cold weather, a good variety of kitchen staples to make cooking possible without having to haul in the basics, comfortable bed, nice linens etc.) I really can’t say enough, we loved it.

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VRBO listing: Bittersweet Cottage

Price: Average $280 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (1 bedroom)

Scenic Mountain Retreat

The aptly named Scenic Mountain Retreat has incredible views over downtown Asheville and the distant Pisgah Mountains. And also comes complete with its own private pool and hot tub.

The contemporary, retro-style 1960’s split ranch home perfectly blends old and new with original features alongside modern updates.

The outdoor deck and multiple porch areas make the most of the epic views. And it’s also convenient for downtown Asheville and the surrounding nature. And it’s one of the rare VRBO Asheville with a pool.

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What the guests say: “Wow, this house is just amazing! Picture truly do not do this place justice. The house is much more spacious than the photos appear. Our large group had plenty of space to spread out both inside and outside the house. The house was clean, well kept, and a wonderful place to host a reunion. We did have some trouble getting Uber’s to pick us up at the house, but we ended up using the Asheville taxi service and they were awesome.”

VRBO listing: Scenic Mountain Retreat

Price: From $539 per night

Sleeps: 18 people (5 bedrooms)

Cosy cabin with hot tub

If you’re after a hot tub, we’ve found the place for you. This stylish new-build mountain cabin has everything you need to get cosy outside, including a large hot tub, fire pit, swing and outdoor games. Blending modern and rustic, it’s what cabin dreams are made of, plus it’s only six miles from downtown Asheville.

What the guests say: “This place is dreamy and beyond. The decor is warm and incredibly simple yet stylish / modern. Everything was wonderful. Beds were so comfy, loved all the details and the outside living space was magic. It was the perfect getaway for a ladies trip and we hope to make it a recurring spot.”

VRBO listing: Cosy cabin with hot tub

Price: From $250 per night

Sleeps: 4 people (2 bedrooms)

Owl House

The Owl House is in Weaverville, a cute town filled with charming cafes, restaurants and bars just north of Asheville. The Owl House has plenty of character and comfort with wooden floors, a fireplace and big outdoor entertaining area. Plus there’s a two-person jacuzzi.

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What the guests say: “While we were here for business rather than pleasure, we couldn’t wait to escape back to this unique house. I loved everything about it, including the layout and the quirky art. We couldn’t decide which room we liked best. The owner made the process easy and checked in with me to make sure all was well. It was!”

VRBO listing: Owl House

Price: From $254 per night

Sleeps:  4 people (2 bedrooms)

The Sinclair

The Sinclair is in the heart of Asheville’s downtown and offers a modern, high-end stay. There are three apartments to choose from, and private parking is available. It feels a little like a modern boutique hotel. It’s an ideal choice for a VRBO Asheville downtown.

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What the guests say: “Loved this property. My husband and I have decided that apartments like this are the way to go (designed and decorated to make the guest feel like they are away at a hotel and indulging). It was immaculate, beautifully decorated (nice pottery, pillows, and furniture), and right down town (with the bedroom in back so quiet when sleeping).

We’ll definitely bring our kids back and stay in the larger apartment. Only warning is the garage — don’t bring a big car — we are told this clearly with pictures in the description of the apartment but a second warning from me can’t hurt.”

VRBO listing: The Sinclair

Price: From $213 per night

Sleeps: 2 people (1 bedroom)

Best Of Both Worlds Yurt

This characterful stay, the Best Of Both Worlds Yurt, is a fun glamping option just 15 minutes outside of Asheville, and the same distance form the famous Biltmore Estate. It feels remote, but is still just five minutes from the nearest grocery shop.

The Mountains to Sea Trail is only 150 yards from your doorstep. And if you head south, it is a 45 minute hike to the Folk Art Center. As the name says, it’s the best of both worlds: right in nature but still close to all the fun.

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What the guests say: “Super cute and exactly like the pictures showed! Hot tub was hot with great views, and the kitchenette was perfect size for my friend and I to cook all week (including Thanksgiving turkey with the grill!).

A nice hiking trail is just up the road and you’re close enough to downtown Asheville to make a quick trip if you’d like. Will definitely stay here again when we return!”

VRBO listing: Best Of Both Worlds Yurt

Price: From $123 per night

Sleeps:  4 people (1 bedroom)

Blue Ridge Fire Tower

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just minutes from downtown, the Blue Ridge Fire Tower is far enough away that you will feel secluded, but also convenient for all the downtown highlights.

It’s close to the gorgeous Mountains to the Sea Trail and ideal for enjoying all the local nature. Highlights include a wrap around porch and fire pit for getting cosy at night.

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What the guests say: “The Blue Ridge Fire Tower was the perfect place for our stay in Asheville. Remarkably close to Asheville and the Parkway, but felt so secluded as well.

“Very clean, tastefully decorated and the mountain view was stunning. There was also a trail right from the property that we had fun exploring. Communication with the owner was great, overall, couldn’t have been a better stay! We can’t wait to return!”

VRBO listing: Blue Ridge Fire Tower

Price: From $275 per night

Sleeps:  7 people (2 bedrooms)

Wanderlust Cabin

The Wanderlust Cabin is a unique concrete home in the charming Kenilworth neighborhood, less than a mile from the Biltmore estate, and just two miles from downtown Asheville.

The three-bedroom house has a beautiful open-plan living space with a huge wall of windows looking out over the forest. And two of the bedrooms have their own deck.

The house was part made from native trees, harvested from the property.

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What the guests say: “We have rented a number of places over the years and this property is easily our favorite. We loved the vibe, the light, the art, the view, the books, the concrete floors, the cooking staples.

We enjoyed getting to know the other dog people in the neighborhood. Kenilworth is a wonderful, walkable neighborhood and Asheville, though a gem of a city, has few pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods like this one given the twisty nature of the roads and the hills.

“The bedding was comfortable. The home has cable tv – many rentals do not. Wifi worked well. The owner of the home was responsive to any concerns.

We were located 10 minutes from downtown, and 45-60 minutes from numerous hiking trails. We greatly enjoyed our time in this rental and recommend it unreservedly.”

VRBO listing: Wanderlust Cabin

Price: From $270 per night

Sleeps:  6 people (3 bedrooms)

Family friendly home with indoor slide

Families will love this Asheville home, not least because it has an indoor slide that delivers you to the dining room! It also has other fun touches including a fairy door, bunk beds, and a revolving bookcase door.

The custom-built home is 11 miles from Asheville and just one mile from Warren-Wilson College’s hiking trails. It has beautiful views of the forest and mountains, including from the outdoor shower. And it’s well equipped with all you need for a comfy stay.

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What the guests say: “We have stayed in many vrbos but this one was the most fun! The slide, “hidden” room, bunk beds and general tree house vibe are so magical. My kids never wanted to leave! And it is great for adults as well with super comfortable beds, great water pressure and a fully stocked kitchen.

“The laundry room is wonderful and helped keep our large family organized. The views and setting are unmatched and we look forward to coming back in the summertime so we can take advantage of all the outdoors has to offer. Highly recommend!”

VRBO listing: Family friendly home with indoor slide

Price: From $282 per night

Sleeps: 8 people (4 bedrooms)

Tree Tops

This striking home, Tree Tops, has a dramatic wall of windows that make the most of its location all year round. Enjoy the lush greens of spring and summer, the autumnal hues of fall and the snowy mountains of wintertime.

The six-bedroom home has been updated recently with all mod cons and sleeps up to 10 people. There are comfy living areas both inside and out. It’s one of the best Asheville vaction rentals.

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VRBO listing: Tree Tops

Price: From $445 per night

Sleeps: 10 people (6 bedrooms)

Mountain Getaway

Jut 10 minutes from downtown Asheville is this creative Mountain Getaway. It’s filled with art from around the world, as well as custom furniture and decor.

Owned by a designer, the four-bedroom home has been infused with character and unique details. It’s one of the most characterful properties on this list.

The house isn’t suitable for children under the age of 10.

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What the guests say: “We loved our stay! The host had excellent communication and the home was beautiful. Full of interesting art, books, and decor (light fixtures for example).

“We enjoyed the record player with the great variety of albums while playing pool and having a great time. It was a terrific visit!”

VRBO listing: Mountain Getaway

Price: From $286 per night

Sleeps:  8 people (4 bedrooms)

Herron Cove Cottage

Just north of Asheville, near Weaverville, is Herron Cove Cottage, another striking building amid the Blue Ridge Mountains. The three-bedroom mountain-style retreat home has epic views and stylish, upscale interiors, including a fully equipped, high-end kitchen.

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VRBO listing: Herron Cove Cottage

Price: From $133 per night

Sleeps:  8 people (3 bedrooms)

The Barn at Fox Hollow

The Barn at Fox Hollow is a super luxury stay, just six miles outside of Asheville. The converted barn has exceptionally high style and is one of Asheville’s most chic vacation rentals.

The highlight of the four-bedroom property is the great room, which includes a fabulous open kitchen and adjoining screened-in pavillion, looking out over the forest

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What the guests say: “The Barn at Fox Hollow did more than meet our expectations, it was quite literally perfect in every way. The description of the property doesn’t do justice to the utterly phenomenal attention to detail of the entire home. Everywhere you look there are little touches that make the entire place even better.

“The owners have provided all the finest of supplies and make it extremely easy to have an excellent time, whether simply relaxing in front of a fire or making a multi-course gourmet meal in their fantastic kitchen. We will be back very soon!”

VRBO listing: The Barn at Fox Hollow

Price: From $795 per night

Sleeps:  8 people (4 bedrooms)

The Caboose at Station 451

The Caboose at Station 451 is a fun place to stay just 20 minutes’ from Asheville. The bright red 1926 story book caboose was part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway before being converted into a vacation home for four. It’s on a 20-acre farm, surrounded by forest and you’ll likely come across the owners’ friendly goats, chickens and dogs, plus potentially wild racoons, deer, bear and elk.

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What the guests say: “We booked this trip to celebrate our train-enthusiast son’s 5th birthday – it was amazing! The property is exactly as pictured and very clean. It’s incredibly decorated and delightfully cozy. Our kids enjoyed exploring the grounds and were so excited to say hello to the farm animals nearby (horses, chickens, and a goat). The grown-ups enjoyed sipping local craft beer by the fire pit.”

“It’s easy to get to and perfectly located to explore areas nearby – we went to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley, downtown Waynesville, and Lake Junaluska. We highly recommend this property! Such a special way to spend a weekend in the mountains!”

VRBO listing: The Caboose at Station 451

Price: From $249 per night

Sleeps:  4 people (studio)

Graves Cabin

This cabin is a little further out (30 minutes from Asheville, and just 15 minutes from Waynesville), and is a good base for exploring more of the Smoky Mountains. It’s nestled on a hill at 3200 ft in the shadows of Cold Mountain. The Graves Cabin sleeps 8 people and there’s another lodge next door (Main Lodge at East Fork Ranch), which is also available for rent on VRBO.

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What the guests say: “We absolutely loved our stay at the Graves cabin! It was incredibly cozy and the big fireplace was perfect. We found the cabin to have a rustic, homey feel yet with all of the modern amenities we needed to cook breakfasts & dinners.

It was fun walking the grounds too where we listened to the rustle of the fall leaves in the forest around the cabin, watch the rapids roll over boulders in the nearby river and sit on the Adirondack chairs by the fire pit. Neda, the property manager, was so helpful! We loved our stay and definitely want to visit again!”

VRBO listing: Graves Cabin

Price: From $225 per night

Sleeps:  8 people (2 bedrooms)

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