The Western North Carolina mountains have practically everything you could possibly want if you’re looking for a back-to-nature getaway.
Home to the five tallest mountains east of the Mississippi, countless cascading waterfalls, adventurous hiking trails, and bustling mountain towns, the region offers beautiful scenery every which way you turn.
After a full day of exploring this nature-lovers’ haven, visitors will need a place to come back to. And what better place to continue the outdoor adventures than a treehouse-style cabin?
You might immediately envision the treehouses you played in during your childhood– small, rustic, and barely held together by nails and two-by-fours.
To give you some ideas, we’ve compiled a list of the best Treehouse rentals near Asheville NC, each of which offers a secluded sense of tranquility along with all the modern amenities you could ever need.
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America’s Smallest Castle
Reems Creek NC
650 sq. ft
Sleeps 4 • 1 BR • 2 BA
Built by the TreeHouse Guys for their DIY Network show, this unique treehouse is supported by five trees on a gorgeous hillside in the Reems Creek Valley near Weaverville NC.
What started out as just a treehouse quickly turned into a “Tree Castle,” with luxurious amenities and striking views afforded by the location of the elaborate building.
The upstairs master bedroom has a private bathroom and a queen-size bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress that offers mini-massages.
Downstairs there’s a living room with a leather sofa and a Smart TV mounted above the cozy gas log fireplace. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen complete with copper cookware, chef’s knives, and basic pantry items such oil and spices.
HVAC, hi-speed WiFi, and heated tile floors are also included in this treehouse rental.
When you first arrive to this awesome treehouse near Asheville, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the incredible 1,000-square foot deck that surrounds the house.
The views alone would make the patio a MAJOR perk. But there are also rocking chairs, an outdoor grill, and an outdoor shower with endless hot water for your enjoyment!
Located just 8.4 miles from Asheville, there’s plenty to do close to the treehouse.
Between Asheville’s bustling culinary scene and the fantastic restaurants in Weaverville, you’ll definitely have no shortage of options when it comes to dining out.
For more outdoor adventures, there are lots of Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks close by, and the Asheville Botanical Gardens is just 7.7 miles from the rental property!
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2,800 sq. ft
Sleeps 10 • 4 BR • 3 BA
Situated on the side of a mountain with 7 private acres of pristine forest, this Asheville Treehouse has spectacular scenic views. It’s great for larger parties, since it sleeps up to 10 people.
There are four bedrooms, each with open windows providing fantastic tree-lined views and plenty of natural light.
The living room features a beautiful stone wall surrounding a wood-burning fireplace, with lots of furniture to gather around and enjoy some movies on the flat-screen TV.
There’s a gourmet kitchen with full-size stainless steel appliances and cooking gadgets such as a toaster, blender, and coffee maker. There’s also a separate dining area with a large table seating 8 to 10 guests.
Internet, heating, and central air conditioning are also included.
While the view from indoors is great, the view from the 500-square-foot deck is truly breathtaking. There are plenty of patio chairs for lounging, as well as two outdoor dining tables and a gas BBQ grill for cooking.
There’s also an outdoor hot tub where you can relax and watch the sunset while you listen to the peaceful sounds of the creek that flows through the property.
There’s plenty of outdoor activities available near the Asheville Treehouse, including birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, and swimming.
The historic Biltmore Estate (America’s largest home) is located around 8 miles away, and the Folk Art Center is located just 5 miles away.
The latter features traditional and contemporary crafts of the southern Appalachians, and is among the most popular attractions on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Tree Tops – Stunning ‘Treehouse’
2,750 sq. ft
Sleeps 10 • 6 BR • 4 BA
Nestled among the picturesque mountains that surround Asheville, this elegant treehouse features beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows that are perfect for showing off the incredible long-range views.
The 3-story building has recently been updated with more stylish and modern amenities, including four bathrooms that have been redesigned with luxurious spa features.
The main level of the treehouse has a spacious living room centered around a circular fireplace and a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There’s also an open concept kitchen (with stainless steel appliances) and a connecting dining area on this floor.
High-speed internet and air conditioning are also provided, as well as a landline phone with free local and long-distance calls within the U.S.
The lower level of the treehouse boasts a game room that has a ping pong table and plenty of fun board games.
Outside there are three levels of decks complete with a gas grill, dining tables, and a bridge to the street level. On the street level, there’s also a lawn clearing with a campfire area.
The tiny town of Woodfin NC is conveniently located near all the shops and restaurants Asheville has to offer. So there are lots of things you can do outside of the cabin.
If shopping is your thing, the Asheville Mall is just 5.7 miles away, while the Asheville Outlets are 8.2 miles away.
If you want to explore some area history, visit The Pines Cottages (an original cottage court in Woodfin) or the Reynolds Mansion, which was built in 1847 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Parkwood Tree House
Sleeps 6 • 2 BR • 2 BA
What originally started as a local artisans’ workshop producing hand-crafted dulcimers and banjos has now been transformed into the perfect treehouse in north Asheville.
This quirky cabin has a simplistic sort of charm, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area with a TV, and a kitchen area that has a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, oven, and stove.
There is also heating and air conditioning, high-speed WiFi, and a washing machine and clothes dryer.
Outside there’s a spacious deck with outdoor furniture, including a table and plenty of chairs. There’s also a spa whirlpool on the deck, where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature.
The Parkwood Treehouse is located just 8 minutes from downtown Asheville, making trips into town a breeze.
Once you’re downtown, visit the popular River Arts District. This area features countless galleries across 22 industrial buildings that run along a one-mile stretch of the French Broad River.
If you’re looking for some great dining locations while you’re there, some of our favorites include All Souls Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, the Tupelo Honey Cafe, and 12 Bones Smokehouse.
Sleeps 9 • 4 BR • 3 BA
The Town Mountain treehouse is a two-story home featuring a modern design and majestic views that make it an all-around gorgeous place to stay.
The spacious floor plan seems even bigger with the extensive windows, which allow for 24/7 views of the seemingly endless mountain scenery.
There’s even a sunroom perfect for reading or enjoying a morning cup of coffee while watching the sunrise.
The wood walls and rustic décor give the space a quintessential mountain cabin feel, while still offering modern necessities like a full kitchen, flat-screen TV with satellite service, internet, heating, and A/C.
The back deck has a gas grill for cooking as well as a jetted hot tub, where you can enjoy the truly breathtaking mountain views. There’s also a ping pong table inside!
While it might be hard to pull yourself away from the picturesque views, there’s plenty to do close to the property. Considering it’s located just one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway, you might want to start with that!
There are also hiking trails you can explore nearby, or you can head out further towards town to visit Pack Square or catch a show at the Asheville Community Theatre.
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Montford Urban Treehouse
Historic Montford, Asheville NC
675 sq. ft
Sleeps 3 • 1 BR • 1 BA
This recently constructed rental property is located in a detached garage apartment in the Montford Area Historic District.
The space has modern furniture, high vaulted ceilings, and lots of windows showcasing the large oaks that surround the property.
There is a fully equipped kitchen (with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, oven, and stove), which opens up to a living space with comfortable seating and a TV and DVD player.
Internet, heating, and air conditioning are also included, as well as a sofa bed that can sleep an additional guest.
Outside there’s a deck that has a dining table with four chairs, which is perfect for enjoying a meal prepared on the BBQ grill.
Guests are also welcome to use the two single-seat kayaks that are located on the property.
The Montford Urban Treehouse is just a short walk to Montford Park and the Reed Creek Greenway.
It’s also just a mile or less to reach the Green Sage Coffeehouse and Laughing Seed Cafe, as well as Tupelo Honey (southern comfort food) and Mayfel’s (a cafe offering great daily brunches).
Pisgah View Mountain Retreat
Sleeps 6 • 3 BR • 2 BA
True to its name, this West Asheville treehouse boasts a private deck that offers jaw-dropping views of the 5,722-foot Mount Pisgah.
The 3-bedroom, 2-bath cabin is designed to be a contemporary mountain retreat. It’s remote enough to have that sense of peaceful serenity, yet close enough to downtown Asheville and Hendersonville that you never feel like you’re far from “civilization.”
The rental cabin includes a full kitchen with dishwasher, oven refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. The living room area is full of windows, so everything here feels bright and airy.
There’s also a TV, washer and dryer, heater, and Wifi available.
As cozy as the Pisgah View cabin’s interior may be, it’s the exterior that truly makes it special.
In addition to killer scenery, the expansive wrap-around deck offers a lounge area with a gas-fueled outdoor fire-pit perfect for romantic cuddling or toasting marshmallows.
There’s also an umbrella-shaded table with 6 chairs, and a private balcony off the master bedroom upstairs.
Located just 7 miles from downtown Asheville, the cabin’s northwest Asheville location offers easy access to all the awesome area attractions.
For a more challenging day trip, why not try hiking 1.5 miles to the summit of Mount Pisgah for a very different view of your Asheville treehouse from afar!
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Sleeps 8 • 3 BR • 2 BA
Featuring captivating architecture and a modern interior, this is one of the most stylish treehouse rentals in North Carolina.
Designed by a local husband and wife team, Rusafova Markulis Architects, the two-story, eco-friendly treehouse is incredibly private. It’s situated in a forest atop a 2-acre mountain estate, and offers exceptional views of the surrounding area.
The treehouse near Asheville was designed to show off the surrounding scenery. So there’s an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that not only allow for enchanting views of the forest, but also fill the living area with light.
Along with a fully equipped kitchen area, there’s a wood-burning fireplace and Smart TV as well as air conditioning, heating, and internet.
Wrapping around the outside of the treehouse is a large deck with an outdoor dining area and gas grill.
On the ground, there’s also an outdoor fire pit, which is perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores!
This is also a dog-friendly property, but there is a $125 per dog pet fee.
Tara’s Treehouse is located just minutes away from the Hickory Nut Gap Farm and various local cheesemakers, breweries, and bakeries.
The rental also comes with an exclusive Mountain Discovery Pass from Carolina Mornings Vacation Rentals, which includes a Biltmore Estate pass and seasonal activities like snow-skiing and zip lining.
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Updated Treehouse-Like Retreat
Black Mountain NC
2506 sq. ft
Sleeps 8 • 4 BR • 3 BA
This recently renovated treehouse has a contemporary feel that– when combined with its secluded location on the side of Black Mountain– offers a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
There are two beautifully decorated living rooms with hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen.
The kitchen area has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances where you can cook delicious meals, then gather to eat at the dining room table (which seats eight).
Also included in the rental are two gas fireplaces, a sound system, Smart TV. A/C, heating, and WiFi.
There is a covered front porch as well as a balcony that offers spectacular sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Black Mountain vistas. The balcony also has a gas grill and plenty of outdoor seating.
There are lots of attractions within an easy driving distance, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and Chimney Rock State Park, where you can hike miles of trails or spend a day swimming, boating, and kayaking on Lake Lure.
If the lake looks familiar, it’s probably because you saw it in the hit movie Dirty Dancing!
Cheshire, Black Mountain NC
1650 sq. ft
Sleeps 6 • 2 BR • 3 BA
True to its name, the Tranquility Treehouse offers a peaceful and idyllic escape into nature.
The three-story layout offers privacy for all guests as well as stylishly designed spaces where everyone can gather and enjoy time together.
The first floor has a large master bedroom accented with vaulted wood ceilings, and another bedroom with a gas log fireplace and a large covered patio.
On the main floor there’s a living room with a cozy fireplace and 60-inch HTDV. There’s also a kitchen with high end appliances (including a stove, toaster, oven, and coffee maker) and a dining room with a table fit for six.
Other perks include wifi, air-conditioning, and a Bluetooth-enabled audio system with individual room control so that you can play your favorite music.
The outside of the treehouse boasts two spacious covered patios and two covered Juliet balconies. Each faces a different direction, offering a great space to watch the beautiful mountain sunrises and sunsets.
This is also a dog-friendly rental, and two dogs of any size are welcome to join you for an extra fee.
The Tranquility Treehouse is just a short walk to the Cheshire Village Shops if you want a quick and delicious lunch.
It’s also just a five-minute drive to Black Mountain, where you can visit the Black Mountain Golf Club or White Horse Black Mountain, a unique performance venue featuring live music and an open mic night every Tuesday. –by Christina Maggitas