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Post Summary: Ten incredible Asheville Airbnbs to stay at for your next Asheville getaway.

10 Asheville Airbnbs You Have To See

Asheville, North Carolina has steadily been rising in the ranks as one of the “must visit” cities in the south. This enchanting mountain town exudes a low key cool that attracts a continuous flow of hipsters, hippies, and outdoor adventurers. The unwavering, creative spirit of Asheville is what makes it Asheville.

Sure, you could stay at a chain hotel that has a front lobby with 500 shades of beige and lime green carpet from 1982, but why would you?? If you want to experience the soul of Asheville, staying in one of the hundreds of Asheville Airbnbs is where it’s at.

As someone who has scoured every page of the vacation rentals service for our month-long stay in Asheville, I’m here to tell you that the Asheville Airbnbs are incredible!

There’s everything from crisp white modern homes to funky tiny homes, all bringing their A-game when it comes to design. Whether you’re looking to go glamping in Asheville or want to stay in a real live treehouse, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s our complete list of 10 Asheville Airbnbs to put on your Asheville dream list. They range from affordable to luxury and are spread across Asheville and its surrounding areas. We’ve also included a short guide to Airbnb and Asheville’s neighborhoods to help you decide where to stay in Asheville, NC.

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10 Amazing Asheville Airbnbs

The Asheville Treehouse

Top on the list of unique places to stay in Asheville, NC is the Asheville Treehouse Airbnb. It’s a treehouse! Need I say more? This swoonworthy home is regarded as the best place to stay in Asheville, NC with it’s one of a kind design and its calming decor. With stellar views of the mountains and a cozy outdoor patio, this is the place to wrap up in a wool blanket and enjoy a cup of hot tea in bliss. With one bedroom and bath, it’s ideal for a couples getaway or a solo retreat.

Price: Starts at $300 a night.
Pets Allowed: No
Kids Allowed: Yes
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 10 minutes

The Nook

Walk through Downtown Asheville, and you’ll see signs everywhere, encouraging you to “shop local.” One of the best Asheville Airbnbs, The Nook, is the epitome of Asheville’s dedication to shopping local. Almost everything in the home has been “woven, shaped or whittled by hand.” As their title suggests, the house is “obsessively hyperlocal” and is a gorgeous testament to artistry and craftsmanship. Tucked into the trees, the home includes 18-foot ceilings, a lofted tea room, and a wooden swing perfectly perched in front of a viewing window. Its originality and unique story make it an easy pick for one of the best places to stay in Asheville, NC. The place exudes rejuvenation and is perfect for a couples getaway, solo retreat, or a honeymoon in Asheville. While children are allowed, the one-bedroom, two separate lofts, and beautiful decor suggests it might be best for an infant who can’t quite climb and do too much damage.

Price: Starts at $169 a night.
Pets Allowed: No
Kids Allowed: Yes
Driving Distance to Yellowstone:

Downtown Artist Loft

If you’re looking to be right in the heart of Asheville then this Downtown Artist Loft is where you’ll want to stay. This is not the place if you’re looking to retreat into the woods. Right outside of this beautiful apartment, you’ll have the entire downtown at your disposal. Downtown Asheville buzzes with acclaimed restaurants, craft breweries, and locally owned shops peddling one of a kind finds. This chic apartment has oversized windows looking over College Street, a full kitchen, exposed brick, and is a steal with prices starting at $169 a night. This is the perfect spot for anyone who plans to walk or Uber their way around Asheville and for anyone who delights in being social when they travel.

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Price: Starts at $169 a night.
Pets Allowed: Yes
Kids Allowed: Yes
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 0 minutes

Asheville Cabin with Hot Tub

Rustic vibes with a modern touch are at the forefront of this forest dwelling cabin. A heavenly retreat with its circular hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and a babbling creek that runs the property. Located a quick drive from Downtown Asheville, this is the place to be if you’re looking for peace and quiet. While most cabins in Asheville, NC tend to gravitate toward a romantic getaway feel, this cabin also appeals to families, with its bottom floor bedroom and top floor loft with two single beds. Families will also love the outdoor swing, nearby hiking trails, and ample outdoor space to run around.

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Price: Starts at $250 a night.
Pets Allowed: Yes
Kids Allowed: Yes
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 20 minutes

Boho Boutique Flat

Located in trendy West Asheville, this bohemian studio fits right into the artsy vibe of the neighborhood. Southwest inspired decor and curated designs from local artists give this simple flat a dreamy feel that’s perfect for anyone who needs a comfortable place to rest that also feels affordably chic. It comes with a mini-fridge, pour over coffee, and a microwave, so you will be eating most of your meals out. Perfect, since the studio is in East West Asheville, home to some of the best restaurants in Asheville. Its close proximity to the French Broad River makes it a great jumping off point if you’re planning to tube the river. A must do in the summer! The studio is perfect for a family traveling with a baby (they offer a pack n play), solo travelers, and couples looking for an affordable stay.

Price: Starts at $100 a night.
Pets Allowed: No
Kids Allowed: Yes
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 7-10 minutes

West Asheville Luxury Apartment

If you want to stay in West Asheville, but want more room and amenities than the last place, this luxury apartment is a solid choice. At 960 square feet, the apartment boasts an outdoor hot tub, a sunroom, a full kitchen, and is a short five-minute walk to Haywood Street, the central hub of restaurants and activity in West Asheville. With its one bedroom and pull out couch, the place is perfect for families traveling with kids, couples, or a solo traveler who wants a spacious living space.

Price: Starts at $150 a night.
Pets Allowed: No
Kids Allowed: Yes
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 7-10 minutes

Boutique Studio Perched On A Hill

This peaceful garden studio is a heavenly retreat for anyone who wants to be close to downtown, but not in the middle of all the city noise. Located five minutes from Downtown Asheville and walking distance to the historic Grove Park Inn and numerous restaurants, this garden cottage is the way to live like a local. It’s proximity to many Asheville highlights and its serene, boutique design make this one of the best Airbnb rentals for the price. A perfect spot for an artist retreat, a couples getaway, or a family traveling with an infant (they offer a pack n play).

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Price: Starts at $80 a night.
Pets Allowed: No
Kids Allowed: Yes, but listed as not suitable for kids (2-12)
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 5 minutes

Romantic Cabin

There is no shortage of cozy cabins for rent in Asheville. This bright cabin gets our vote for combining modern design with rustic warmth. Designed with simplicity and a crisp aesthetic, this is the ideal place for anyone wanting to escape. Charming and elegant, the cabin has an outdoor deck and a fire pit for breathing in the fresh mountain air and taking in Asheville’s famous fall colors. The house is ideal for couples, a solo retreat, or a family traveling with an infant.

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Price: Starts at $149 a night
Dogs Allowed: No
Kids Allowed: Yes, but listed as not suitable for kids (2-12)
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 20 minutes

Modern Bungalow

If you are a lover of minimalism, mid-century modern design, and mountain views then look no further than this stunning Airbnb near Asheville, NC. Located in Riceville Valley, the home has nearly floor to ceiling windows overlooking Asheville’s illustrious Blue Ridge Mountains. Can you imagine what this place looks like in the Fall? With a view in every room, dual shower heads, and a cozy pot bellied stove this place is bucket list worthy, for sure. The house has two bedrooms and two baths, so it’s best for a family, friends traveling together, or a decadent honeymoon getaway.

Price: Starts at $430 a night
Dogs Allowed: No
Kids Allowed: Yes, but listed as not suitable for kids (2-12)
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 12 minutes

Airstream Glamping

Asheville Glamping in an Airstream? So much better than glamping in a yurt. I had to include this one! While this is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, I think adventurous types looking for an affordable option will love this quirky, tastefully decorated Airstream. This is essentially fancy camping, so it’s best to adjust your expectations if you’re thinking this will be like staying in a house. This is perfect for a couple or solo traveler who loves the outdoors and wants to be in close proximity to Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Price: Starts at $66 a night
Pets Allowed: Yes
Kids Allowed: Yes
Driving Distance to Downtown Asheville: 15 minutes

That’s our collection of 10 amazing Asheville Airbnbs. If you want one easy page to view them all, you can click on my Airbnb page HERE.

Many of these homes can be booked out a year in advance. If you’re visiting in Autumn when everyone is flocking to the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the fall colors, you might have some trouble securing these sought-after places. Book early if you can. If not, there are hundreds of other Asheville Airbnbs that are just as Instaworthy and fabulous. You can click HERE or use the box below to search and find your perfect Airbnb in Asheville.

Because I’m obsessed with Airbnb and want to give the low down on why I think Airbnb is superior to a traditional hotel, I’ve included a short rundown on why I think it’s a better choice, followed by a neighborhood guide to Asheville.

Is Airbnb Worth It?

Why Use Airbnb?
For us, the value of an Airbnb far exceeds anything you can get from a traditional hotel. We always choose places with a full kitchen or microwave and mini-fridge at the bare minimum. That way, we can eat breakfast at home and even make a few dinners at home to majorly cut down on costs.

The design and aesthetic of some Airbnbs are AMAZING. You would easily pay triple what you are paying if you got that level of craft and decor in a hotel.

If you’re traveling with kids, you can get a home with two bedrooms at a fraction of what you would pay if you tried to book two adjoining rooms.

Traveling with pets? No need to leave your sweet dog-child at home as many Airbnbs are pet friendly.

The privacy of having your own place is heavenly. I’m not sure why hotel walls are paper-thin, but I don’t want to listen to the room next to us watching MASH at 11 pm. I just don’t.

Lastly, an Airbnb can’t offer a concierge service or a taxi waiting right outside (although, in Asheville, you really need to rent a car), but those services can easily be replaced with a good travel blog and an Uber account! For real, use our travel blog or find a local travel blog that specializes in the area. They will have LOADS more info than a traditional concierge service that is receiving all kinds of kickbacks.

Best Neighborhoods in Asheville, NC

Fleetwoods in West Asheville
You can buy a pumpkin, get married, have a beer, buy used clothing, and watch a concert at Fleetwood’s in West Asheville.

When choosing an Asheville Airbnb, you’ll want to know the city’s layout and the best neighborhoods in Asheville for your needs. The good news is, all the main draws are close to each other. Here’s a summary of the main neighborhoods in Asheville, including the surrounding areas, that can be a good option as well when visiting Asheville.

Downtown Asheville
The center of Asheville revolves around the hustle and bustle of downtown Asheville. Complete with locally owned shops, top-notch restaurants, the historic Woolworth Walk, and an arcade dedicated to retro pinball machines, there’s plenty to offer the average tourist. Walkable and small, there’s no need to rent a car if your itinerary will be solely focused on Downtown and nearby neighborhoods. Perfect for someone looking to be in the middle of it all and if you don’t mind the city sounds of an urban downtown area.

West Asheville
Ten minutes away from Downtown is the hipster neighborhood of West Asheville. Offering some of the most inventive food in Asheville, it’s an excellent spot for someone looking to partake in Asheville’s renowned food scene. Exuding more of a cool, funky vibe than downtown, it’s a fantastic choice for someone wanting to be in the midst of it, but at a slower pace.

Montford District
The closest neighborhood to downtown Asheville, the historic Montford district, is packed with impressive, courtly homes that date back to the 1800s. It’s a treat to walk down the streets and look at the Victorian and Craftsman homes that line this elegant neighborhood. This is a perfect neighborhood for anyone who loves architecture and wants to be close to downtown (five-minute drive) without all the noise.

River Arts District (RAD)
Asheville is home to a thriving art scene. Where do you go to be in the epicenter of all that creative juice? The River Arts District. What was once an unappealing home to industrial warehouses is now a restored and revitalized center for the creatively inclined. You’ll find everything from wood workers and glass blowers, to craft breweries and art studios in this artists enclave. It’s a perfect spot for anyone eager to stay in a breezy artists loft and walk to all the nearby galleries.

The Biltmore area is a quieter, upscale area of Asheville that is home to Asheville’s #1 tourist destination, The Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore area is great if you’re looking for a retreat-style setting or if you’re older and wanting something more elegant than Downtown Asheville or West Asheville.

Black Mountain
Black mountain is a beautiful, peaceful neighborhood located 20 minutes outside of Downtown Asheville. Less crowded than downtown Asheville, it offers its own main street with fantastic food options. It’s proximity to Pisgah National Forest makes it an excellent option for travelers wanting to experience the outstanding natural beauty of Asheville. With a lot of affordable cabins and homes, Black Mountain is also a great choice for families.

Have fun in Asheville. Let us know if you stay in any of these amazing Asheville Airbnbs. We want to hear about it!

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