15 Summer Weekends, Trip #10: Time to Beat the Heat

While this summer hasn’t been as hot and humid as summers past, temperatures are rising and the Carolina heat is setting in. If 90+ degree heat isn’t your cup of tea, you’re in luck – cooling off in the mountains is a real possibility with great destinations just a short drive from Charlotte. That’s why for Trip #10 of our 15 Summer Weekend series we’ve rounded up the 15 best mountain Airbnbs that still have summer availability.

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We know that selecting an incredible VRBO, Airbnb, or other rental property can be a daunting and time consuming task. There are so many options to choose from and a myriad of things to consider when doing so – location, amenities, size, reviews, cancellation policy, decor, price, availability, etc.

Because it can take hours of searching and careful research to select a great option that’ll meet (or exceed!) your standards and those of your fellow travelers, we’ve thoughtfully rounded up the best options that still have some summer availability. See below for our top 15 organized by location and varying in price from $175/night to $709/night. Psst: We’ve included one bonus option at the bottom – a Georgia treehouse.

North Carolina

Asheville

1. Upscale Cozy Cabin, Private Hot Tub, Uber Downtown

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Location: Asheville
Reviews: 4.97/5 (131 total reviews)
Status: Superhost | Airbnb Plus
Size: 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Beds | 1 Bathroom
Average Price: $264/night
About: This new-build modern mountain cabin is located 7 miles from downtown Asheville.
Additional Info: Enjoy your own private hot tub, fire pit, outdoor swing, and large backyard.

2. Country Chic House with a Hot Tub Near Downtown Asheville

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Location: Asheville
Reviews: 4.98/5 (233 total reviews)
Status: Superhost | Airbnb Plus
Size: 6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Beds | 1 Bathroom
Average Price: $246/night
About: This home near downtown Asheville has farmhouse decor and updated amenities.
Additional Info: Home features a private hot tub and ping pong table.

Beech Mountain

3. Modern A Frame Cabin on Beech Mtn. Skiing & Hiking

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Location: Beech Mountain
Reviews: 4.97/5 (33 total reviews)
Status: n/a
Size: 6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Beds | 2 Bathrooms
Average Price: $200/night
About: This a-frame cabin was recently updated and is centrally located between Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain.
Additional Info: Guests love the wraparound deck, fire pit, and stylish decor.

Black Mountain

4. Log Cabin w Views/Hot Tub + near Asheville

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Location: Black Mountain
Reviews: 4.91/5 (66 total reviews)
Status: Superhost
Size: 8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Beds | 3 Bathrooms
Average Price: $333/night
About: Located at the end of a long and steep driveway, this thoughtfully updated cabin is nestled on 17 acres and boasts stunning panoramic views.
Additional Info: Enjoy your own private hot tub and pool table.

Blowing Rock

5. Unwind at Stylish Modern Cabin in Woods w Hot Tub

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Location: Blowing Rock
Reviews: 4.96/5 (25 total reviews)
Status: Superhost
Size: 8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 5 Beds | 2.5 Bathrooms
Average Price: $450/night
About: This updated cabin is just 5-miles from downtown Blowing Rock and 2.5-miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Additional Info: Guests love the private hot tub, fire pit, fast wifi with remote work space, and gas outdoor grill.

6. Blowing Rock – Tree Top Suite at Westglow – 2BR

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Location: Blowing Rock
Reviews: 4.95/5 (20 total reviews)
Status: Superhost
Size: 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Beds | 2 Bathrooms
Average Price: $550/night
About: Book this gem to stay within the private development of Westglow Village, right across the street from Westglow Resort & Spa.
Additional Info: The home’s main level features views of Grandfather Mountain.

Boone

7. Go on a Wine Tour from This Side of Paris in Boone

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Location: Boone
Reviews: 4.98/5 (123 total reviews)
Status: Superhost | Airbnb Plus
Size: 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Beds | 1 Bathroom
Average Price: $201/night
About: This thoughtfully decorated Boone cabin showcases pops of Parisian flair.
Additional Info: The location between Boone and Blowing Rock is a guest favorite along with the cash bar and fire pit.

Brevard

A few weeks ago we shared the scoop about this lesser known mountain town. For info about things to do in Brevard including the best activities and dining, checkout this article.

8. Lumberyard Falls Bungalow – Downtown Brevard

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Location: Brevard
Reviews: 4.96/5 (76 total reviews)
Status: n/a
Size: 5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Beds | 1 Bathroom
Average Price: $250/night
About: A 1940s cottage recently renovated located in the Lumberyard Arts District, 2 blocks from Downtown Brevard.
Additional Info: The convenient location, backyard waterfall, and fire pit make this bungalow a guest favorite.

9. Luxurious Custom Mountain Cabin on 40 acres nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect escape!

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Location: Brevard
Reviews: 4.92/5 (13 total reviews)
Status: n/a
Size: 12 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 10 Beds | 3 Bathrooms
Average Price: $709/night
About: At 2,200 square feet, this custom built luxe log cabin is perfect for a secluded getaway for your entire family.
Additional Info: This home has incredible amenities including a ping pong table, fire pit, private hot tub, and heated flooring. Also, pets are allowed. With that said, we have to mention two items that might be drawbacks for some – there’s no air conditioning and no dishwasher.

Cashiers

10. Tiny Trail-Romantic, Secluded, Peaceful Cottage

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Location: Cashiers
Reviews: 4.97/5 (65 total reviews)
Status: Superhost
Size: 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Beds | 1 Bathroom
Average Price: $312/night
About: Located 1-mile away from downtown Cashiers, this cottage was fully renovated in 2017.
Additional Info: This pet-friendly home features a porch off of the master bedroom, outdoor fire pit, and a backyard pond.

11. New! Upscale Rural Getaway: Hike, Fish & Relax!

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Location: Cashiers
Reviews: 5.0/5 (19 total reviews)
Status: n/a
Size: 6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Beds | 2 Bathrooms
Average Price: $447/night
About: This dog-friendly home, featuring elegant woodsy decor and mountain views, is located in the Chinquapin community.
Additional Info: Guests have access to the Chinquapin Clubhouse, trails, disc golf course, fishing pond, and driving range.

Clyde

12. Jewel in the Skye

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Location: Clyde
Reviews: 4.97/5 (37 total reviews)
Status: Superhost
Size: 2 Guests | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bed | 1.5 Bathrooms
Average Price: $175/night
About: Great proximity to Asheville, Maggie Valley, and Waynesville with beautiful mountain views.
Additional Info: This pet-friendly home features a wonderful outdoor stone fireplace, a deep soaker tub, and seclusion.

Highlands

13. Historic & Modern – Little Billy Cabin

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Location: Highlands
Reviews: 4.98/5 (66 total reviews)
Status: Superhost
Size: 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Beds | 2 Bathrooms
Average Price: $296/night
About: The historic Joe Webb log cabin has been fully updated to reflect a mid-century modern while still paying tribute to its historic roots. Though not far from downtown Highlands, the home feels like a super private escape with no other homes in sight.
Additional Info: Large deck features mountain views. Secret waterfall lake is within walking distance. Reviews note ability to successfully work remotely with great wifi and cell service.

14. Brand New Renovation! Walk to Town

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Location: Highlands
Reviews: 5/5 (45 total reviews)
Status: Superhost
Size: 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Beds | 2 Bathrooms
Average Price: $449/night
About: The home was recently renovated in 2020/2021 and now features two master suites both with king beds and spacious bathrooms.
Additional Info: Deck features wonderful views. One dog allowed.

Sugar Mountain

15. Winterfell

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Location: Sugar Mountain
Reviews: 4.91/5 (45 total reviews)
Status: n/a
Size: 12 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 7 Beds | 3 Bathrooms
Average Price: $700/night
About: Situated at 4,800 feet above sea level on Sugar Mountain, this new construction modern mountain home features breathtaking views of Grandfather Mountain.
Additional Info: Guests love the air hockey table and private hot tub.

Bonus: 1 Georgia Treehouse

16. Romantic Tree House Retreat with 15 Private Acres

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Location: Trion
Reviews: 4.99/5 (91 total reviews)
Status: n/a
Size: 2 Guests | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bed | 1 Bathroom
Average Price: $280/night
About: This luxe treehouse was completed in June 2020 and boasts views of Pigeon Mountain.
Additional Info: Guests love the screened balcony off of the bedroom and the outdoor Japanese Ofuro soaking tub.

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Love the idea of a cooler getaway but want to explore a different part of the US? Head to Canoe Bay, a Relais & Chateaux property in Chetek, Wisconsin. They have availability this July and August and non-stop flights from Charlotte to Minneapolis are under $250 roundtrip – Chetek is a 1-hour and 45-minute drive northeast from the airport.

We’ll be back next week with more handpicked destinations to fill your remaining summer weekends. Want to see your favorite destination featured? Email us at [email protected]. Until then, follow us @adventuredesigned for more travel tips, custom travel planning, and inspiration.

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