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Blue Haven Cabin

It's not a Vacation. It's Therapy! Blue Haven is a newly built, one-bedroom cabin, designed for up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children to enjoy. This cabin has a private patio, gas grill hot tub and fire pit.

$119 per night
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  2. Oriental
Sailing capitol of North Carolina

Whole house, one small bathroom (shower only, no tub). 2 queen beds

$28 per night
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  2. Hayesville
Two Lakes Cabin

Two Lakes Cabin is a newly built (2018) log cabin set on the private Carroll Lake with trails to Mission Lake and the Hiwassee River. We own 54 acres including the 20 acre Carroll Lake. Less than ten minutes to the Campbell Folk School and convenient to Hayesville and Murphy and the Nantahala National Forest. Duke Energy owns the adjoining Mission Lake and surrounding land with minimal development. Perfect for your swimming, hiking, paddling, biking adventures. Fully equipped and comfortable.

$92 per night

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North Carolina summer vacation rentals

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  2. Old Fort
Luxurious Secluded Romantic Treehouse with Hot Tub
$350 per night
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  2. Mars Hill
Gingerbread Farmyard - Zoo Duplex
$33 per night
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  2. Mars Hill
Secluded Riverfront Cabin
$94 per night
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  2. Asheville
Dragon's Knoll - Treehouses of Serenity
$371 per night
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  2. Holden Beach
Sandpiper ~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
$175 per night
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  2. Murphy
Modern Cabin in the Woods w/ Mtn Views & Hot Tub
$224 per night
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  2. Holden Beach
Egret ~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
$187 per night
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  2. Almond
Rustic Ridge Retreat
$114 per night
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  2. Swannanoa
The Nook - Obsessively Handmade Hyperlocal AVL
$203 per night
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  2. Green Mountain
Sugar Creek Treehouse with hot tub
$218 per night
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  2. Fairview
Mountain View Glamping Dome & Hot Tub
$251 per night
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  2. Robbinsville
The Hemlock Hide-Away Lake access and canoe
$118 per night

North Carolina cabin rentals

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  2. Bryson City
Watershed Pointe D
$199 per night
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  2. Clyde
The Water Wheel • an A-Frame in the NC Mountains
$133 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Romantic Honeymoon Cabin-Mtn and Lake Views, Sparkling Hot Tub, Fireplace-WiFi
$146 per night
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  2. Robbinsville
Mountain Dream
$149 per night
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  2. Candler
Pisgah Highlands off grid cabin
$101 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Mtn Top Cabin/Incredible Views/Hot Tub/New Listing
$195 per night
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  2. Morganton
Blue Ridge Mountain Cabin With Million Dollar View
$162 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Mountain Top Cabin
$253 per night
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  2. Robbinsville
Cozy Creekside Cabin
$114 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Romantic Mtn. Views-Sparkling Hot Tub-FirePit-Peaceful Privacy-WiFi-Shuffleboard
$204 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Honeymoon Heaven
$107 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Camryn's Hideaway
$171 per night

North Carolina fishing vacation rentals

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  2. Semora
"The Modern Treehouse" On Hyco Lake
$399 per night
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  2. Lexington
"Heaven Hill" High Rock Lake Front Escape
$223 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Tiny Tuck - stunning views of Fontana Lake & GSMNP
$246 per night
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  2. Bryson City
Eagle’s Landing -stunning views Fontana Lake/GSMNP
$281 per night
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  2. Denton
Parrish Place
$85 per night
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  2. Cornelius
Lake Norman Guest House with Amazing Views
$288 per night
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  2. Roxboro
Original Midcentury Modern "Glass House on Hyco"
$399 per night
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  2. Almond
Lakefront w/ Water Access Near Bryson City Train
$187 per night
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  2. Lexington
Schitts Creek Lakeside Shanty
$200 per night
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  2. Denton
Cozy A-Frame Chalet on the Lake with Hot Tub.
$205 per night
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  2. Mooresville
The Porch on Lake Norman
$156 per night
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  2. Denver
WATERFRONT Lake Norman Hideaway w/AMAZING views!
$420 per night

Your guide to North Carolina

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 stay in a vacation rental in North Carolina?

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 book one of the state’s cabin rentals 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.