Sleep in a treehouse

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10 Asheville Airbnbs worthy of a getaway

Guess which city Airbnb named “the most hospitable city in America?” Asheville. Visitors were most likely to describe their Asheville Airbnb hosts as warm, helpful + inviting.

And Asheville has already been christened as a top-10 music city by National Geographic, top vacation destination for 2018 by CNN Travel, and one of the best pet-friendly vacation spots. So at just a ~2.5 hour drive away, we think it’s high time to start plotting your Asheville mountain getaway.

Bonus: It’s way cooler up in the AVL mountains this time of year.

See 10 of the coolest Airbnbs in the Asheville mountains – including an airstream, a treehouse + a Dirty Dancing-esque cabin.👇 Who doesn’t want to live in a treehouse for a long summer weekend?

Romantic bus in the forest

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👪 Sleeps 2

🛏 1 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $50/night

⏱ 17 minutes to downtown Asheville  

✔ Lean into your 1960s hippie bus fantasies with a night or two in this cool rental located on a farm in Weaverville, just twenty minutes outside of downtown. Extra cool points: the funds generated from the Airbnb are used to sponsor artist residencies on the farm.  

Treetop Teepee Tent

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👪 Sleeps 6

🛏 1 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $79/night

⏱ 29 minutes to downtown

✔ Maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but this is the kind of thing you can only find in WNC. This will definitely make your friends back home jealous.

Downtown Artist Loft

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👪 Sleeps 4

🛏 1 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $101/night

⏱ 0 minutes to downtown

✔ Be above it all with a bird’s eye view of downtown Asheville. There’s nothing like a loft space for people watching, snoozing + checking out the city on a moment’s notice.

West Asheville Rad Pad

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👪 Sleeps 2

🛏 1 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $90/night

⏱ 10 minutes to downtown

✔ This adorable studio space is just two blocks away from Haywood Rd. and everything West Asheville has to offer. So Instagrammable.

A-Frame Treehouse

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👪 Sleeps 6

🛏 2 bedroom, 2 bath  

💰 $150/night

⏱ 26 minutes to downtown

✔ Any rental with the word “treehouse” in the title has us sold. This one is a gorgeous option with enough beds that you and your friends can each claim a little corner of the forest as your own. Bonus: Your rental comes with two kayaks and two bikes.

Mountain View Cottage with Hot Tub

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👪 Sleeps 7

🛏 3 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $120/night

⏱ 15 minutes to downtown

✔ This cottage is next door neighbors with Pisgah National Forest, which means great hiking is mere minutes away, but even more importantly, it has a hot tub. 🙏

Heaven on Lake Lure

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👪 Sleeps 6

🛏 3 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $112/night

⏱ 50 minutes to downtown

✔ One word: yes. Get in the Dirty Dancing state of mind with this gorgeous lakefront spot.

Haywood Haven

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👪 Sleeps 8

🛏 3 bedroom, 2 bath  

💰 $109/night

⏱ 10 minutes to downtown

✔ If that swoon-worthy, mid-century modern kitchen didn’t already convince you, we have four words for you: six-person hot tub.

Downtown Loft with Balcony

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👪 Sleeps 4

🛏 1 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $138/night

⏱ 0 minutes to downtown

✔ The best pad for people-watching, this loft’s balcony overlooks College St. Don’t worry, light sleepers: This spot comes with a white noise machine, so you can catch up on your beauty sleep even when the downtown party is raging.

Airstream on the French Broad River

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👪 Sleeps 4

🛏 1 bedroom, 1 bath  

💰 $89/night

⏱ 5 minutes to downtown

✔ 34 feet of vintage goodness with private river access sounds like heaven to us.

 

Next week we’re giving y’all a complete guide to Asheville (with help from our sister publication, AVLtoday) – so be on the lookout for that. We want to make sure you know everything to do while you’re staying in these beautiful mountain getaways.

Sam