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Cabin vacation rentals & homes in North Carolina

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Cozy country cottage with fantastic view
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 2 baths

Cozy country cottage with fantastic viewCozy 2 bed 2 bath 2 level NON SMOKING cottage(not even outside) with wifi. 4 people MAXIMUM.. No cleaning fee. Woods, peaceful environment. Cappuccino and waffle makers. Fireplaces.Smart home. Clawfoot tub on main level and finished bath with shower in unfinished basement downstairs. Laundry. Firepit. Overlooks our horses. No pets or parties. Light and bright. We live in the house you see below. Grill. Ring doorbell outside only. Whole house. SERIOUSLY!NO SMOKING!

Quaint apartment, above welcoming Brasserie
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Quaint apartment, above welcoming BrasserieComfortable deck invites you into an open, light-filled space, perfect for every occasion. Explore the charming town of Beaufort and its waterways with our available bikes and kayaks. Downtown shops and restaurants are only a 10 minute bike ride away. Always feel free to join us downstairs at the Brasserie. First cup of coffee on us!

The Zen Den - A Private Oasis room w/ Bath
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

The Zen Den - A Private Oasis room w/ BathLooking to escape for a bit or enjoy a peaceful environment for a bit? The Zen Den is a private room with its own private entrance from the outside of the home, stocked with everything to make your stay as pleasurable as possible! The Zen Den is an additional room, added onto the century old home quite some time ago, but has recently been remodeled with a beautiful full private bathroom and new furnishings. The Den is 1 mile from downtown, 8 miles from the beach.

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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
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  2. Whittier
Creekside Hideaway Cabin in Nantahala Forest
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Hillsborough
Artist's Studio
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. 1, South Marshall
The Cabin at Little Pine Mountain
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Township of Taylorsville
Cozy Lake Hickory Cabin
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Marshall
Meadow Branch Cottage at East Fork Farm
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Weaverville
Reems Creek Mountain Cabin
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Boone
Acorn Acre Tiny Cabin - A Couples Cabin Retreat
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Southern Pines
Cozy Cabin in Southern Pines
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Cedar Mountain
PRETTY Nice PLACE - Rustic cabin at Dupont Forest
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  2. Bryson City
Cozy Getaway w/ Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, Firepit, Fireplace
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Asheboro
Tranquil cabin on Robbins Nest Pond - New Listing

Beach rentals in North Carolina

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  2. Holden Beach
Sandpiper ~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
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  2. Kure Beach
Oceanfront Third Floor Condo with Pool
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Surf City
Beautiful! Beach Front Property!
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Oak Island
NEW! Steps to the Beach, Luxury Home - 3BR - 10ppl
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Bryson City
MOONSHINE CREEK Waterfront Mountain Retreat
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Carolina Beach
Blue Latitude *OCEAN FRONT* Parking Pool Central
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Harkers Island
Experience the magic of NC’s Crystal Coast
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. North Topsail Beach
2nd row, beach access, pet friendly w/fenced yard
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Salter Path
Oceanfront 1BR condo, million dollar views!
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Carolina Beach
Best Location On The Island! Oceanfront Luxury!
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  1. Entire condominium (condo)
  2. Emerald Isle
Studio Condo Walking Distance to Beach!!
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  2. Carolina Beach
OCEANFRONT! Chairs, Umbrella, Location!

Affordable vacation cabins in North Carolina Mountains

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  2. Bryson City
Time Flies on the River
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  2. Chapel Hill
The Scout House
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  2. Boone
Trout Lily Creekside Cabin - Adventure Wilderness
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  2. Bryson City
✔️Hot tub | Firepit | Fireplace | Deck | Internet |
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  2. Grassy Creek
Grove Cabin 20 acres of privacy (no extra fees)
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  2. Newland
River Front Mountain Getaway
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  2. Bryson City
Watershed Pointe D
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  2. Moravian Falls
Poppy’s Place
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  2. Hayesville
Two Lakes Cabin
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  1. Private room
  2. Pittsboro
Cozy Cabin nestled in woods, 12 minutes from UNC
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  2. Hendersonville
Cabin next to DuPont Forest between Brevard/Hendo
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  2. Sylva
New! Luxury Farmhouse Cabin in the Smoky Mountains

Top-rated things to do in North Carolina

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  • Intro to Writing and Publishing Books
    I’ll teach you how to write, edit, and publish your book. We’ll start by going over the writing process and organizing your book in a simplified way to help make the writing process smoother. Then, I’ll share tips on editing and layouts, followed by a discussion on getting published. If you’re a freelance writer, I can also share resources on how to get started if you’re interested in making writing your career.
    From Price:€13 / person
  • Bees in the T.R.A.P. (Beekeeping)
    After your initial arrival and parking you will then be greeted by me (Kamal Bell). After our introduction you will be given a brief history on the founding of Sankofa Farms. Once completed you will be fitted for a beekeeping suit and introduced to all of the equipment you will need to start you own hive! Once the review is complete we will travel to our apiary on site and you will be given a hands on experience in our hives. This session will comprise of how to inspect a beehive, how to properly use beekeeping equipment , and how to spot your queen Bee! Other things to note Once you arrive to our location you will travel down a gravel road. At the end of the road make a left turn toward a our red barn and I will greet you once you arrive!
    From Price:€43 / person
  • Surf lessons on the beach
    I will meet the guest(s) at the beach, make introductions, have a conversation about the guest's experience and goals, and then begin the lesson. I will first ensure that my guest knows about ocean safety, including what a rip current is and what to do if they encounter one, and I will discuss surfing etiquette. Surf boards are provided, unless the guest wants to use their own. I'll talk about the surfboard they are using, what the different parts of the surfboard are and what they're for, and answer any questions they might have. I will then demonstrate how to surf using various techniques. I'll have the guest practice popping up on the board while the board is on the sand, giving pointers on technique, stance and foot placement. Once they feel comfortable popping up on the sand, we'll go into the water. Learning to "pop up" often takes about 5 minutes to master. The rest of the hour and a half will be in the water where I'll coach the guest on paddling, board stance, and catching a wave. When the guest is comfortable, I will push them into a wave. Those new to surfing have often caught their first wave with this instruction! Let me teach you how to surf!
    From Price:€64 / person
  • Sacred Living Tea Ceremony with Joy
    You will arrive in silence & get settled and we will ground our energies in the space. I will play crystal singing bowls to begin our journey together. We will sit on the floor (sofa available if needed) and remain in silence while I serve the first 3 cups of Living Tea. This is an opportunity to let the Tea integrate into the body & move the Chi. I will then welcome you to the space & check in to see how you are feeling in the moment & if you have anything you might feel called to share. As the Tea moves the energy, conversation seems to unfold effortlessly and with a flair towards more conscious topics & less day to day logistics. I will tune in & choose Oracle cards for you if this feels in concurrence with how you are feeling. You are also welcome to choose your own cards. The format flows with the moment & the sharings are free to expand as they unfold. You are welcome to stop drinking at any time, although I do encourage you to enjoy the benefits the Tea has to offer. After about an hour and a half, I will close the ceremony & be grateful for your presence. There is an ancient Chinese saying..."drink tea, make friends". I am passionate about the power of ceremonial tea, this is not available in most stores. Other things to note It is wise to wear clothes to be comfortable sitting on the carpet in.
    From Price:€55 / person
  • Create pottery with an Atlanta artist
    We require hand washing upon entry, and require a mask if you are not vaccinated. We'll introduce ourselves and we will give you a tour of our professional studio and kiln area to have an insider's view of how pottery is made and tour our gallery. Your instructor is an Atlanta ceramic artist, our studio is an incubator for those launching careers as artists selling their work. We'll have a short demonstration then an artist will guide you to make pots of your own. You will make 2-3 pots over the course of the next hour+ then you will get to select your own glaze colors for us to finish and fire your work. Unlike other experiences - there are no extra fees for extra pots! Great for groups or couples. Since pottery takes several weeks to dry, then proceeds with two firings - pottery that you make during your event will be ready in about 6 weeks. Local pick-up is free. We can give an estimate for US shipping rates while you are here, international deliveries will require more exacting details for shipping rates and will require a follow-up email and/or invoice. Average US shipping is between $15 and $20. Your instructor will be in touch when your pottery is complete. This experience is kid-friendly for ages 8+ but we do ask that you are booking in the morning slot if you have kids. No bookings will be accepted for kids with no adults present. Thank you!
    From Price:€43 / person

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 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.