8 Airbnbs near North Carolina national parks

8 Airbnbs near North Carolina national parks

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In honor of National Park Week here are eight Airbnbs near North Carolina’s National Park Service areas, from the Smoky Mountains and the Outer Banks.

Fun fact: North Carolina has 10 National Park Service units, including the Great Smoky Mountains, The Appalachian Trail, and Cape Hatteras.

Here are eight Airbnbs close to some of those areas.


Off Grid Cabin

This cozy, romantic cabin is located on a private 125-acre mountain property in the Pisgah National Forest. There’s tons of hiking nearby, and Asheville is about a 25-minute drive away.

  • Location: Candler (Pisgah National Forest)
  • Features: Double swing, dog friendly, fire pit, roll-up garage door, gorgeous views.
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bath
  • Cost: $103+ per night

off grid cabin


off grid cabin bed

off grid cabin outdoor shower

Photos courtesy of the Airbnb host

Wengen Chalet

With an expansive porch, a hot tub, and games like foosball and air hockey, this house would be a great family vacation spot.

  • Location: Bryson City
  • Features: Mountain views, screened-in porch, close to rafting and zip lining.
  • Space: 6 guests, 2 bed, 2 bath
  • Cost: $188+ per night

Watershed Pointe D

With its expansive porch, unobstructed views, outdoor fire table, and modern designer, this is a chic mountain getaway for two.

  • Location: Bryson City
  • Features: Modern design, indoor fireplace, glass walls, hot tub, on-site hiking.
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bath
  • Cost: $178+ per night

Watershed Pointe D

Watershed Pointe D porch

Watershed Pointe Dliving toom

Photos courtesy of the Airbnb host

Smoky Mountain Escape

Whether you’re booking a small group trip or a family getaway, this mountain house has room for six and lots of outdoor space. The highlight is the overlook with a hot tub.

  • Location: Almond (about 3 hours west of Charlotte)
  • Features: Loft with 2 beds, close to activities, outdoor lounge areas with views, fire pit, firplace.
  • Space: 6 guests, 2 bed, 2 bath
  • Cost: $154+ per night

Smoky Mountain Escape porch

Smoky Mountain Escape fire

Smoky Mountain Escape outdoor

Photos courtesy of the Airbnb host



    Hello Bungalow!

    Best for: This eclectic beach bungalow is a place to unplug with a record player and vinyl collection in lieu of a TV. There’s also an outdoor shower and a sun-filled nook with hanging chair and yoga/meditation props.

    • Location: Kill Devil Hills
    • Features: Walkable to the beach, fire pit, hanging chair, yoga mats, meditation pillows, front porch made for sipping coffee. 
    • Space: 2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bath
    • Cost: $150+ per night

    Hello Bungalow! front

    Hello Bungalow! interior

    Hello Bungalow! corner

    Photos courtesy of the Airbnb host

    4120 The Shake Shack

    This three-bed is walkable to the beach and dog-friendly — an ideal vacation setup.

    • Location: Kitty Hawk
    • Features: Water views, indoor fireplace, coastal decor.
    • Space: 8 guests, 3 bed, 3 bath
    • Cost: $131+ per night

    4065 Downwinder

    Oceanfront and newly renovated, this adorable beach bungalow is an Instagram-worthy abode.

    • Location: Kitty Hawk
    • Features: Newly updated, coastal design, beachfront.
    • Space: 6 guests, 2 bed, 1 bath
    • Cost: $225+ per night

    8048 The Big Kahuna

    Looking for a family reunion beach house? This house might do the trick — it sleeps 16 and has a pool and home theater.

    • Location: Rodanthe
    • Features: Tiki bar and grill, ocean kayaks, pool, home theater, views.
    • Space: 16 guests, 7 bed, 5 bath
    • Cost: $115+ per night

    All photos included are courtesy of the Airbnb hosts. 

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