The 21 Best Rural Airbnbs in North Carolina

The 21 Best Rural Airbnbs in North Carolina

Why waste your money on a flight when you can find the perfect vacation spot right here in North Carolina?

Enjoy a relaxing holiday in the mountains or a romantic weekend in the city.

These are the best rural Airbnbs in North Carolina:

17 degrees north of the mountain cabin

By far my favorite, this cabin in Waynesville is absolutely beautiful. The stunning views alone are worth the visit.

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Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck overlooking the Smoky Mountains, then go for a hike to the river. Can’t beat these views.

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Unique loft above wine bar in Durham

For those who want a rustic Airbnb but don’t want to leave the city, this Durham loft is the perfect solution.

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Located on historic Main Street, this rustic loft has plenty of space – including two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It is located directly above Killer Queen Wine Bar and Carolina Soul Records. Go buy a new record and enjoy a glass of wine before wandering into this elegant loft.

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Little Wizard’s Hollow Castle in Woodfin

This little castle is also a tree house! This unique destination is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Enjoy the gorgeous mountain views and then head into town for a romantic dinner. The castle is located just 10 minutes from downtown Asheville.

Lord of the Rings cottage in Asheville

Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, this destination looks like something out of the Lord of the Rings movie.

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90% of this house is built on land. The front of the house opens with a large glass door overlooking the stunning view of the mountains. The design and architecture of this country house is truly unique.

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Dragon’s Knoll, part of Earth & Sky Dwellings, has an outdoor space with a fire pit, and there’s plenty to explore on the property.

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Cabin with waterfall in backyard in Pisgah Forest

This Blue Ridge Mountain retreat is nestled among the trees near the edge of the Pisgah National Forest. The deck overlooks a gorgeous waterfall. Relax by the fire pit and stargaze on the deck.

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Glass Tree House in Banner Elk

If you’re looking for a rustic Airbnb with a modern twist, look no further!

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The glass treehouse was built in 1969 and was completely renovated in 2020. Nestled on the side of the mountain, a waterfall greets you as you cross the bridge to the front door, and the roaring stream can be seen while looking through the floor-to-ceiling ceiling. Windows.

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The spa-like bathroom has heated floors, heated towel rails, and a rain shower head. The Scandinavian vibe is spread over two floors for dining, relaxing and soaking in your private hot tub.

Beautiful garden cottage in Durham

A stunning find in central Durham, this garden oasis looks like something out of a movie.

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The country house has a balcony and a private terrace for guests. Enjoy a cocktail in the gazebo, then head into town for a romantic dinner – or to explore the area.

Country resort near Chapel Hill

This historic home in Mebane was a bed and breakfast and formerly the Inn at Bingham School.

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The country room features a king-size French bed and a brick fireplace dating back to 1801. The house is surrounded by nature and stunning views.

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Go to the park, enjoy the countryside and take a walk along the river.

A bus – yes a bus – in Wake County

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Perhaps one of the strangest Airbnbs I’ve ever found, this “tiny house” in Wake County is actually a bus!

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The bus is located on a private, tree-lined lot, and is just 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh.

Luxury treehouse in Marion

Are you tired of always staying in the same place? Switch things up and book a vacation at this gorgeous luxury treehouse in Marion.

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Enjoy a romantic vacation in the forest. You can sip wine while watching the sun set over the mountains or lounge by the fire pit.

If you love hiking, you will love this destination. There are plenty of trails to explore – and you can even hike to a waterfall!

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Cozy cabin in Hendersonville

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This cozy cabin is perfect if you want to pamper yourself. The peaceful and idyllic atmosphere is ideal for a relaxing holiday.

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Sit outside and enjoy the crisp fall weather by the fire pit. Just a few meters away is Edenwood Pond, and there is also a path if you want to walk.

Let’s not forget the huge spa tub in the loft, which is probably my favorite feature.

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An A-frame overlooking the mountains in Bryson City

This A-frame is the perfect place for a winter getaway. Not only does it offer views of the Smoky Mountains, but guests can also enjoy relaxing in the hot tub – the perfect antidote to a cold winter night.

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The A-frame has two bedrooms, making it a great choice for those who want to bring their entire family.

Lonori loft in the highlands

This is the perfect destination for those who want to disconnect and unwind. Slow down and relax in the mountains at Lunori.

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This rustic loft does not have a TV or microwave, but it does have a fully equipped bookshelf as well as toys and a Bluetooth speaker.

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Luxury cabin in the Fairview Mountains

If you are interested in aesthetics, you will love this destination. Rosewood Cottage looks like something out of a fairytale!

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Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub or sipping drinks by the fire.

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With its interior design, private cedar hot tub, heated toilet seats and amber lighting, the ambience is unparalleled.

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Little house in the trees in Durham

Immerse yourself in nature while enjoying the amenities of the big city.

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You can have the best of both worlds with this cozy little house nestled in the woods. It is only a seven-minute drive from Durham city centre.

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Artist’s cabin in Hillsboro

For 20 years, this art studio has been used to illustrate botanical and natural history and life drawings.

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The attractive cabin was built by a talented cabinet maker, and there is a carved brick wall that was also built by the same cabinet maker. Most of the decorations in the cabin are original works of art and crafts.

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It is just a short drive from many restaurants run by award-winning chefs.

Historic cabin near Duke University

Located near Duke University, this historic cabin is a guest favorite. It is a great destination for those who want seclusion while still being able to enjoy the city.

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If you enjoy hiking, the cabin is within walking distance of the Duke Forest Trails and Duke CC Trail.

Creekside cabin in Hot Springs

Located on the banks of Spring Creek in the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs, this cozy cottage is the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway.

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There is a large deck, hot tub and flowing creek below. Guests can go fishing in the creek or enjoy one of the best swimming holes in the area – right below the cottage.

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The cottage is located just 5 minutes’ walk from downtown Hot Springs and the Appalachian Trail. It is close to hiking trails, a brewery, shopping, restaurants, and the Hot Springs Resort and Spa.

Chalet in Little Switzerland

Located in the village of Little Switzerland, this historic stone chalet was once the original Kilmichael Tower, built in 1932. Surrounded by nature, on top of a 4,000-foot mountain, guests can enjoy star views from bed.

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For those who like to explore the city, there is plenty to do. Head to the Emerald Mine, the Penland Museum, or take a tour of the Toe River Art Studio. Go see the waterfalls at Crabtree Falls or Linville and Gorge Falls, and enjoy the magnificent views at Craggy Gardens or from the observation deck at Mount Mitchell. There are also many hiking trails and countless views in the area.

Tree house in Beech Mountain

Breathe the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in nature at this charming house among the trees.

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Enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the treetops from your private deck and floor-to-ceiling windows.

There is a large private deck with a wood-burning fire pit, gas grill, lounge chairs, hot tub and outdoor dining table with a treetop view. Light the fire and start the grill while enjoying a cocktail. Enjoy watching the sunrise from your place with a cup of hot coffee and a good book.

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Romantic yurt in Mars Hill

I know what you’re thinking – what in the world is a yurt? It has the same amenities as the house, but it is a round tent. It is a great destination for adventure seekers looking to try something different.

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What’s more rustic than an outhouse? This experience is great for those who love camping and being outdoors.

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Crabtree Falls is just 15 minutes away, and Linville Falls is only 20 minutes away!

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