8 glamping getaways in the Blue Ridge Mountains

8 glamping getaways in the Blue Ridge Mountains
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You don’t have to be an outdoorsman to enjoy these outdoor escapes.

If you’re looking to sleep under the stars without sleeping on the ground, these glamping getaways are for you.

Here’s our list of eight cool “glamping” getaways, from a treehouse to a vintage trailer, within four hours of Charlotte:


All photos are from respective listings.

(1) Domes near Asheville

Sleep under the stars in one of eight geodesic glamping domes offered by Asheville Glamping. The snowglobe-like bubbles are nestled in a variety of sites, all of which have scenic mountain views.


  • Dome 1 – sleeps two, $120+/night, dog-friendly, skylight for stargazing
  • Dome 2 – sleeps two, $275+/night, one of the best views on the site (!), super cozy
  • Dome 3 – sleeps eight, $500+/night, spacious, family-friendly, two-story slide
  • Dome 4 – sleeps two, $220+/night, hot tub, romantic and rustic vibes
  • Dome 5 – sleeps two, $180+/night, dog-friendly, clear roof
  • Dome 6 – sleeps four, $350+/night, hot tub, gorgeous decor
  • Dome 7 – sleeps two, $180+/night, fire pit, mountain views
  • Dome 8 – sleeps two, $130+/night, 1 mile from Blue Ridge Parkway, 10 miles from downtown Asheville

Why we love them: Pet-friendly, kid-friendly (Dome 3 even has a slide)

Location: Asheville

[Related Story: Sleep under the stars in a geodesic dome 2.5 hours from Charlotte]

asheville glamping

Photo: Samantha Alexander/Axios

(2) Safari Tent

This spacious yet cozy tent is perfect for a small family getaway. There’s a small stream that runs under the boardwalk leading to the tent.

Specs: $160+ per night. Sleeps five. Has a grill, fire pit and picnic table.

Why we love it: It’s pet-friendly, kid-friendly and has parking.

Location: Asheville

(3) “The Nest” Tree House

Walk down a suspended bridge to a cabin cradled in the trees. This site is 10 minutes from downtown Asheville.

Specs: 282+ per night. Sleeps two. One bedroom, one bathroom and a private balcony.

Why we love it: It’s basically a treehouse for adults.

Location: Asheville

"The Nest" Tree House

Photo courtesy of Asheville Glamping

(4) Urban Escape Vehicles

When traveling in a campervan, it’s less about the destination and more about the journey. Urban Escape Vehicles offers thre types.

Specs: $145+ per night. Sleeps two. Comes stocked with towels, linens and blankets.

Why we love it: It’s a cozy cabin on wheels.


Photo courtesy of Urban Escape Vehicles

(5) Yurts at Falling Waters Nantahala

Inspired by the ancient dwellings once used by the Mongols, the yurts at Falling Waters Nantahala offer guests a unique alternative to traditional cabin rentals.

Specs: $99.95 per night. Sleeps two to four. Private deck.

Why we love it: There are tons of excursions offered like rafting, jeep tours and zip lining among others.

Location: Located in the Nantahala River Gorge, 15 minutes from Bryson City.


Courtesy of Nantahala Yurts.

(6) The Holler House in Murphy, NC

Tucked behind big willow trees, you’ll find the picturesque guesthouse known as The Holler House. This quaint tiny house situated between Murphy, North Carolina, and Blue Ridge, Georgia, has become the setting for intimate elopements, vow renewals and relaxing getaways.

Specs: $165+ per night. Sleeps four. The site has a floating yoga deck, hammocks, an outdoor dining area and an outdoor shower among other amenities.

Why we love it: Kid-friendly and pet-friendly, plus there’s a bobsled slide.

Bonus: There’s no need to bring bottled water because the mountain water can be enjoyed from the tap.

Location: 15 minutes from Blue Ridge, GA, and Murphy, NC.

murphy tiny house 2

Photo courtesy of Murphy House

murphy tiny house 2

Photo courtesy of Murphy House

(7) Elevated Camping Pod in Boone

In the trees of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this suspended camping pod connects to a private platform where guests can enjoy an elevated glamping experience.

Specs: $187+ per night. Sleeps two. Queen-sized bed, private patio with a grill, hammock and other outdoor furniture.

Why we love it: We’ve never seen anything like it. And, for my Sci-fi crowd, it looks kind of like that space pod from the movie Contact.

Location: Boone/The Blue Ridge Mountains, 28607

Glamping Pod

Courtesy of GlampingHub host

(8) The Nook

Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and eight minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Nook makes for a great solo retreat or romantic getaway.

Specs: $200+ per night. Sleeps two. Various nooks include a breakfast alcove, a tea loft, entertainment loft and a cozy sleeping area.

Why we love it: Apparently, just about everything you interact with in The Nook was woven, shaped or whittled by hand.

Location: Swannanoa, NC

The Nook Glamping

Courtesy of Airbnb host

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Editor’s note: This story was last updated on September 27, 2021

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