Getaways Report: Asheville Cabin Rental
It never feels crowded at Asheville Cabin Rental. Nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 40-acre retreat comprises just eight cabins spread out around a private, spring-fed lake—the cabins are separated by as much as a quarter mile to give guests extra privacy. Each of the four Romantic cabins has a distinct design—Log Cabin Lookout, for example, is decorated with owls—but all have excellent views of the surrounding mountains from private decks with outdoor hot tubs.
- Year-round fishing in a private, three-acre lake stocked with trout up to 22 inches in length
- Take a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which follows the Blue Ridge Mountains across parts of North Carolina and Virginia.
- On-site hiking is available to a small, private waterfall.
- Ten minutes away you'll find Hendersonville, which features shopping, movie theaters, restaurants, and snow tubing at Moonshine Mountain.
Asheville, North Carolina: Artsy Town in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is the largest city in the western half of North Carolina, with a population of roughly 85,000. Downtown is an eclectic mix of boutiques, eateries, and art galleries housed in buildings designed in art-deco, Beaux-Arts, and neoclassical styles. Asheville’s premier attraction is Biltmore, billed as the largest residential home in the United States. You can take a self-guided tour of the 250-room chateau, which was built for steamboat-and-railroad tycoon George Vanderbilt in 1895. Be sure to visit the gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted—they’re in full bloom in early spring.
While you’re in the area, you can take off on one of the most scenic drives in the country—the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile highway that winds through the mountains. If you want to stretch your legs, hike up to the panoramic lookout at Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest, or amble along a portion of the Appalachian Trail; the famed footpath goes past Asheville on its 2,180-mile journey from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia.