So here's the thing: Asheville is the best and so is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Knowing you can kick it in an off-grid cabin, in the middle of a 125 acre mountain-top property, so close to both is almost too much. You've got access to a generator, stove, water, an outhouse, and a seasonal outdoor shower. It's rustic, no doubt, but it's also simple and charming. Plus it has the kind of view you dream about back home.
Originally built in the 1940's, this 400sq ft cabin retains its vintage charm while not skimping on the modern amenities. The smallest and coziest of a group of cabins located on a country club, this lil guy is known as 'the Honeymoon Cottage'. Thoughtfully decorated with comfortable furniture that will make you want to hole up inside by the fireplace with a book all weekend long. It's not too far from Highlands so you have restaurants and shops if you need to run out for any last minute provisions.
A 600 sq ft treehouse deep in the forest, perched atop a mountain stream. Consider it an artist's retreat, a childhood dream, or just exactly where you want to be. Able to sleep up to six, it's got an amazing wood stove and lots of imagination. With floating log stairs, a loft, wraparound decks, and (again) that stream, you really are kind of in a Swiss Family Robinson. Plus, the Appalachian Trail is about 15 miles away so if you're looking for a walk in the woods, this is quite close.
Bring up to 8 friends and fall in love. This place is light-filled and close to so many hikes you might have trouble fitting them all in. Newly renovated, you've got beautiful design, really comfortable beds, and just a straight up gorgeous cabin to look forward to. You can have a fire but you aren't going to have wifi, can't win 'em all, but it's actually quite a nice luxury to be unplugged here --- just download your directions beforehand.
Located minutes outside of the picturesque town of Highlands, this classic mountain cabin is nestled in the woods of a family horse farm. Settle in for a weekend of drinking coffee on the porch, gathering around the outdoor fire pit, and venturing out to experience some of the top notch hiking that Western NC has to offer. With 1 bedroom and a pull out couch in the common area, this cabin is best suited for a romantic weekend or a getaway with a few close pals.
What used to be a painter's studio is now a modern, light filled getaway that you'll want to book ASAP. Only about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, this spot is best for up to three guests and it's very dog friendly. Grab a book and relax in the hammock before heading downtown for dinner and drinks.