The Blue Ridge Mountains earned their name from the idyllic blue mist that hangs over the peaks, and they’re one of nature’s most beautiful creations. This stunning segment of the Appalachian Mountains rivals the clouds all the way from Pennsylvania to Georgia, with its highest point in North Carolina.
This mountain range graciously accommodates an abundance of wildlife, many national forests, and breathtaking waterfalls. The Blue Ridge is full of family-friendly activities for the adventurer and city dweller alike! From must-see mountain towns to fly-fishing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
We have taken the time to select the most spectacular vacation rentals for your first — or next — trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. If the idea of romantic scenery and ultimate peace in nature has yet to convince you, then these rustic yet modern cabins will surely do the trick. Check out these incredible, top-rated mountain cabin rentals with extraordinary views, listed by affordability for your convenience.
Tucked away in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest, Cottage Santeetlah boasts all of the fixins of a modern home and a covered outdoor space. This lakeside cottage features beautifully staged decor, neutral shades that are sure to bring you serenity, and your very own private dock — complete with canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards for your enjoyment.
Calling those who are looking for a luxurious, modern getaway: Pie in the Sky is the luxury cabin for you! This cabin seamlessly blends nature and modern amenities with its smart-home technology, boho-chic design, and never-ending mountain views. There are two outdoor decks — one for dining, one for lounging — so you never have to peel your eyes away from nature’s beauty.
If mother nature has other plans, the large windows are perfect for observing the range from the comfort of the indoors. Best of all, though, is the unbeatable location! Pie in the Sky keeps you close to all of the best attractions, including Banner Elk Winery, Grandfather Mountain, and Sugar Creek Gem Mine.
From the inside out, Bear Pawz has triple-checked every box for the most spectacular mountain vacation. This exquisite vacation home is easily accessible with only three stairs up to the covered front porch. Rich wood ceilings pair beautifully with the floor-to-ceiling Native Stone fireplace, and the leather furnishings are perfectly placed to cozy up to the fire while gazing at layers of mountains.
Cook a delightful dinner in the gourmet chef’s kitchen, then stroll out to the spacious deck and sit in the rocking chairs to see the sunset and stars like you never have before. After an action-packed day of sightseeing in Bryson City, there is a lovely fire pit and sparkling hot tub where you can unwind to the sounds of nature.
Vista View lives up to its name with a wrap-around deck, plenty of seating, and amazing views. The pinnacle of outdoor family fun, this cabin has a spacious fenced-in yard, cornhole, horseshoes, and a fire pit just waiting for you to roast s’mores and tell campfire stories. It’s pet-friendly, so you are welcome to bring Fido, too! (And the fenced-in yard will put your mind at ease.)
This cabin, complete with airy fixtures and multiple living areas, is paired with a large shed-turned-game room with ping-pong and shuffleboard, perfect for a family vacation. Take your family or friends to visit Apple Hill Alpaca Farm and Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then let the cabin-side games begin!
Truly as unique as its surroundings, the eye-catching Watia View is absolutely out of this world. This stunning cabin with modernized lodge-style decor features an open-concept floor plan, stainless steel appliances, a hot tub, and multi-level decking. There are two Romeo and Juliet-style balconies flanking both bedrooms as well as a loft and covered decks so you can enjoy the panoramic views from anywhere you please.
Stay on-site to play the provided yard games or head down the private, gated access road to the Nantahala Outdoor Center for a day’s worth of activities — from restaurants and shopping to white water rafting! You are also just a short drive away from a private swim and sun platform on Fontana Lake.
The Cozzi Lodge offers seclusion and convenience — the best of both worlds. This contemporary farmhouse lodge is perfectly positioned to enjoy Smoky Mountain Vista views while staying close to cozy mountain towns. From sunrise to sunset, the Cozzi Lodge is well-appointed with amenities that are sure to impress all of your guests.
Take the opportunity to explore the five nearby lakes and Nantahala National Forest, all while being just minutes from markets and restaurants. Whether you are here for a relaxing Blue Ridge vacation or have a trip jam-packed with outdoor activities, you can end your days in the hot tub or gathered around the large deck fire pit!
Melt your stress away with a romantic mountain experience at All Decked Out. Surrounded by panoramic range views, this cabin was thoughtfully designed for guests to marvel at the mountains as far as the eye can see — no matter the season. From plush lounge chairs on the outdoor deck to a beautiful gas fireplace in the living room, this cabin provides amenities and designer accents that will make every moment of your experience absolutely luxurious.
All Decked Out is indeed “decked-out” with a fabulous game room as well! Even the kitchen windows provide unobstructed mountain views, so the chef of your group won’t miss out on nature’s beauty. Should you choose to venture out of your peaceful paradise, you will find that you are just a few minutes from Downtown Bryson City and Tsali Recreation Area!
Tastefully designed with equal space to entertain and unwind, the Murphy Cabin has it all: multiple game rooms, a two-story wrap-around deck, and views you will never forget. This upscale cabin was created with luxury in mind, complete with immaculate furnishings and luxurious outdoor areas.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in the natural light while also providing a never-ending view of the mountains, game rooms boast a variety of games for friendly competition, and a screened-in porch is just waiting for you to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee.
At the Blue Ridge Mountain Club’s Tree Tops Cottage, you will be located in the phenomenal Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC) with all of the benefits of exquisite high country living. Perched at over 3,000 feet, this stunning custom-built home features high timber ceilings with expertly decorated lodge decor and supreme finishes. Of course, the expansive outdoor deck features a lovely hot tub to relax in while you admire the wide-open mountain views.
The accommodation includes all of the BRMC amenities with 6,212 acres of waterfalls and natural terrain, dining, and a state-of-the-art fitness club. Hike the extensive trail system at the BRMC, or venture out to Blowing Rock to dine at the spectacular Bistro Roca, then end your day at Tree Tops with loads of fun in the garage-turned-game room!
The Heart of High Country Cabin is a mesmerizing mountain estate ready to host the mountainside getaway of your dreams. This impeccably designed property is straight out of a farmhouse fairytale — inside and out! The rustic wooden beams, eclectic furnishings, and cozy game room give this cabin a unique personality. Though the interior is quite charming, the outdoor amenities are what give this cabin its magic.
The covered patio — complete with a built-in grill, bar, hearth, and flat-screen TV — gives “outdoor entertainment” a brand-new meaning! Dine beneath the stars at the picnic tables or the pavilion at the banquet-style dining table. Spend your days exploring Banner Elk and the Watauga River, then head back to your high country paradise to gather around the fire pit while listening to the sounds of the nearby bubbling stream.
No rental exudes mountainside luxury more than Timberstone Lodge! This unbelievably stunning timber frame cabin is situated at an elevation of 4,300 feet and provides some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the mountain ranges. You have the uninhibited privilege of overlooking the mountains from the majestic outdoor living area, from the two-story great room, or while relaxing in the sparkling hot tub.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the lodge’s great room are just spectacular for watching the sun rise and fall over 13 immaculate acres each day. Each room is well-appointed with the finest details in mind, all the way from multiple luxury suites and an outdoor grill to a gourmet kitchen and downstairs billiards den!
A kitchenette in one of the suites, five full baths, and a bunk-bed room make this location a no-brainer for large family gatherings. With Elk Knob State Park and other sightseeing nearby, this lodge in a gated community cannot be beat!
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