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Sunshine Cottage - pet friendly + minutes to 95!
Entire house · 8 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths

Sunshine Cottage - pet friendly + minutes to 95!3 bedroom 2 bath bright bohemian oasis

Cozy Lake Hickory Cabin
Entire cabin · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Cozy Lake Hickory CabinWelcome to our freshly renovated spacious 550 sq ft studio lake cabin. Brand new king size bed. Full size sofa bed with new mattress. Screen room as large as studio Private drive with covered parking Lakefront Private dock Boat ramp right beside cabin Peaceful neighborhood with lovely walks. One cove over from Lake Hickory Scuba and Marina which serves hand dipped ice cream. Small private wooded cove. Child friendly. Well behaved dog welcome for $50 fee. Wildlife: herons, ducks, eagles

Cozy Cabin in Southern Pines
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Entire cabin · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Cozy Cabin in Southern PinesA wonderfully cozy cabin with its own driveway and gated area. Enjoy a yard of your own on a quiet street. Close to downtown Southern Pines and Aberdeen. Big front porch and rear porch with complete privacy. There are miles of beautiful nature trails nearby including Weymouth Woods and the All American Trail.

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Popular amenities for North Carolina vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Log cabin rentals in North Carolina

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  2. Almond
Blue Haven Cabin
$119 per night
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  2. Elizabethtown
Eco Cabin - Private Pier, Private Floating Dock
$99 per night
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  2. Wake Forest
Mountain Cabin in Town
$383 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Watershed Pointe D
$224 per night
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  2. 1, South Marshall
The Cabin at Little Pine Mountain
$130 per night
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  2. Moravian Falls
Poppy’s Place
$53 per night
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  2. Purlear
Misty Mtn. Retreat- Pet friendly / Hot Tub / WiFi
$138 per night
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  2. Waynesville
One-of-a-Kind Rustic Mountain Studio-Private Quiet
$173 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Serenity on Nash Trail
$285 per night
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  2. Weaverville
Reems Creek Mountain Cabin
$150 per night
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  2. Hillsborough
The Willow
$115 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Cozy Getaway w/ Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, Firepit, Fireplace
$144 per night

Beach rentals in North Carolina

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  2. Holden Beach
Sandpiper ~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
$196 per night
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  2. Surf City
Little House On The Beach
$514 per night
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  2. Kure Beach
Reef Relief, ocean front 1 bedroom condo with pool
$250 per night
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  2. Bryson City
MOONSHINE CREEK Waterfront Mountain Retreat
$99 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Blue Latitude *OCEAN FRONT* Parking Pool Central
$225 per night
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  2. Pine Knoll Shores
Beachside Town Home with Pool - Pine Knoll Townes
$185 per night
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  2. Emerald Isle
Some Beach! - West
$247 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Best Location On The Island! Oceanfront Luxury!
$239 per night
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  2. North Topsail Beach
REEF RETREAT Ocean View Family getaway Eco-Aware
$141 per night
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  2. North Topsail Beach
Dancing Dolphins -- Splendid Tropical Retreat
$215 per night
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  2. Surf City
Weekend Seaclusion
$165 per night
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  2. Carolina Beach
Cozy Beach Bungalow a Stone's Throw to the Beach!
$195 per night

Affordable vacation cabins in North Carolina Mountains

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  2. Robbinsville
The Hemlock Hide-Away Lake access and canoe
$125 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Sunnyside Cabin
$98 per night
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  2. Whittier
Creekside Hideaway Cabin in Nantahala Forest
$121 per night
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  2. Grassy Creek
Grove Cabin 20 acres of privacy (no extra fees)
$89 per night
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  2. Hendersonville
Modern Mountain Cabin Near DuPont State Forest
$90 per night
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  2. Fleetwod
Tiny Home, Amazing Views
$109 per night
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  2. Hot Springs
Moondance at Dancing Sun Cabins
$135 per night
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  2. Sylva
New! Luxury Farmhouse Cabin in the Smoky Mountains
$196 per night
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  2. Boone
Acorn Acre Tiny Cabin - A Couples Cabin Retreat
$99 per night
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  2. Summerfield
Cozy chic log cabin overlooking horse pastures
$125 per night
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  2. Moncure
The Bower: quiet, bucolic place in the woods
$110 per night
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  2. Asheboro
Private Cabin IN Uwharrie Forest Asheboro Area
$79 per night

Top-rated things to do in North Carolina

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Welcome to North Carolina

North Carolina has a little bit of everything: city life, mountain getaways, coastal fun, the most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re into urban culture or Mother Nature, the state has got you covered. Towns run the gamut from tech hubs like Raleigh to smaller bohemian communities like Asheville. On the Eastern Seaboard, there’s the port city of Wilmington, home to one of North Carolina’s more popular seaside getaways, as well as the rugged Outer Banks, which span more than 100 miles of pristine coastline. And, of course, there’s the largest metropolis, Charlotte, a center for the state’s pro sports franchises as well as the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway. One of the country’s top craft beer destinations, North Carolina also boasts more than 340 breweries and gastropubs.

How do I get around North Carolina?

North Carolina has 10 passenger airports. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the state’s largest, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) services Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. If you’re visiting Nantahala, the Pisgah National Forest, the Smokies, or the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can fly directly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which has nonstop service to dozens of U.S. cities. Similarly, if you’re headed to the coast, Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is just 19 miles from Carolina Beach, while Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Virginia is the closest airport to the remote Outer Banks. North Carolina’s major cities have plenty of rideshares and taxis to help you get around, and Amtrak services the major hubs, but if you’re planning to travel farther afield or between destinations, you’ll want to consider renting a car.

When is the best time to book a North Carolina vacation rental?

Spring and fall are generally the best time to visit North Carolina for guaranteed good weather. Overall, the summers can be hot and humid, while the winters can bring below-freezing temperatures and snow into the more mountainous regions of western North Carolina. The coastal areas are particularly busy during the summers, so plan your trip for shoulder season in late spring or early fall if you want to avoid crowds. The annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in July is a great opportunity to come learn about North Carolina’s Scottish heritage.

What are the top things to do in North Carolina?

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near the Tennessee-North Carolina border and winds its way northeast into Virginia, offering scenery galore paired with glimpses of Appalachian culture and Cherokee life. Popular stops include Grandfather Mountain and the Mile High Swinging Bridge with its 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.

Carova Beach

If watching wild horses roam a sandy beach sounds like something out of a fairy tale, then you’ll want to add Carova Beach to your itinerary. The northernmost community in the Outer Banks is accessible only by unpaved beach, and the 100 Corolla wild horses that populate the area are descendants of the Spanish mustangs that arrived by colonial ships in the 1500s. Other herds are scattered throughout the barrier islands. Be sure to keep your distance and never feed the animals.

The Biltmore

The largest home in America looms just outside Asheville. Built in 1895, the 175,000-square-foot mansion once served as the home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Take in the fascinating history of their railroad dynasty while on a self-guided tour of the 8,000-acre estate, which includes a winery.