Enjoy Fall Color Change at these Incredible Vacation Rentals in WNC

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Looking for a mountain vacation rental to witness the colors of fall pour over the mountainside? It may seem early, but the time is NOW to book vacation rentals in the mountains for the fall season. The mountains of North Carolina are famous for their dramatic shows during fall when the leaves change. There’s no better way to enjoy it, than with a hot cup of coffee in your jammies at sunrise. Here’s a list of vacation rentals where you can enjoy the fall colors.

Vacations rentals to enjoy during the fall in Western North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Fall is the most popular time to book a cabin in Western North Carolina. If your dream location is booked already, we suggest getting an early start on the next fall season. 

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Amazing Fall Color Vacation Rentals in Western North Carolina

These vacation rentals are perfect for enjoying the fall colors in Western North Carolina!

Treehouse: America’s Smallest Castle
Near Asheville, NC

This isn’t your ordinary treehouse, the owners call it a “tree castle.” The treehouse theme runs through every interior and exterior space in this gorgeous house. Add in the beautiful wooded setting and views and you have the perfect spot for a small family to enjoy the fall.

Tree house located in Asheville, NC. Photo Credit: VRBO
America’s Smallest Castle, Photo Credit: VRBO

Bamboo House at Mountain Meadows
Asheville, NC

This luxurious house has many things to offer including extraordinary views on the deck set up in the trees. You’ll enjoy relaxing evenings in the hot tub and both an indoor and outdoor fireplace.

View of the changing leaves from the deck of a VRBO rental home in Western North Carolina.
Bamboo House at Mountain Meadows, Asheville, NC, Photo credit: ARBO
  • 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms 
  • Sleeps up to 8 people
  • 5 miles away from downtown Asheville, NC
  • Outdoor furniture and firepit
  • Hot tub
  • Grill
  • Book Bamboo House at Mountain Meadows on VRBO.

Rustic Cabin
Near Bryson City/ Nantahala Outdoor Center

This house has an amazing view of the tree-filled mountains, perfect for enjoying autumn colors. We love that guests can enjoy the view from the hot tub as the sun sets. Former guests call this rental “immaculate” and love all the features that make this house feel like home.

Hot tub views at Rustic Cabin in Bryson City, North Carolina. Photo Credit: VRBO
Rustic Cabin, 5 miles to Nantahala Outdoor Center, Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Covered back porch, and deck
  • Hot tub
  • Accessibility: Handicapped-friendly features
  • 5 miles from the Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • Book Rustic Cabin on VRBO.

Mtn Oasis/ Mtn Views
Near Bryson City, NC

This house is a great place to relax, plus offers great outdoor spaces where you can enjoy the fall colors. Your family will love the hot tub, the gorgeous views of the mountains, ample hiking nearby, and it is pet friendly!

VRBO rental home with mountain views
Mtn Oasis/ Mtn Views, Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Hot tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 1-minute walk to Nantahala National Forest
  • Book Mtn Oasis/Mtn Views on VRBO.

Log Cabin on Spivey Mountain
Near Asheville, NC

This gorgeous log cabin has wooded views perfect for fall colors, large decks, and a hot tub, making it the perfect WNC fall family escape. You’ll love the stone fireplace and exposed beams inside. Plus, you’re just a few minutes from all downtown Asheville, NC has to offer.

Spivey Mountain home in Western North Carolina. Photo Credit: VRBO
Spivey Mountain Cabin, Photo Credit: VRBO

Treehouse in Highlands
Highlands, NC

Enjoy autumn’s colors from this log cabin set up in the trees. We love the huge stone fireplace in the family room and the beautiful interior woodwork and cabin furniture. Outdoors is another beautiful fireplace and hot tub.

View of the back porch of a VRBO rental home in the Highlands of North Carolina.
Treehouse in Highlands, Highlands, NC, Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Hot tub
  • Fireplace
  • Log cabin, Treehouse height
  • Book Treehouse in Highlands on VRBO.

Lakefront Cabin
Near Glenville, NC

Experience an amazing fall retreat in a lakefront cabin with a private dock including kayaks for your use. Even your furry friends can come along to this cabin. Enjoy fall color views across the lake and all around the cabin.

Lakefront Cabin in Western North Carolina.
Lakefront Cabin, Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Private dock with 2 included kayaks
  • Deck
  • Stone fireplace
  • Book Lakefront Cabin on VRBO.

Where do you like to stay with fall color views?

Bear sculpture in Hendersonville, North Carolina

If you are looking for more to do during your stay, we have a guide to fun things to do in Western North Carolina

Looking for a different kind of rental? These vacation rental cabins all have indoor pools!

Cabins with indoor pools on VRBO

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