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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.

Swim, Paddle, and Relax at These Lake House Vacation Rentals in the Carolinas

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Ready for a break and thinking about looking at lake house rentals? SC and NC have some of the best lakes to retreat to. We have a list of amazing homes on lakes that you can rent for your next family vacation! Loaded with peace, tranquility, and amenities for the family, these lake house vacation rentals are perfect for a spring break trip or a weekend away.

These lake home rentals are all nearby in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia.

Lake House Rentals in the Carolinas

Apparate to a Fantasy World with these Themed Vacation Rentals

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Did you know you can vacation in a fantasy world with a themed vacation rental? If you are looking for a way to escape to another place, away from reality, these rentals will let you do just that. There’s a place for you to lay your head whether you dream of hanging with wizards, jumping to light speed in space, or joining some Hobbits for a second breakfast.

Leave behind your cares while living in a fantasy world at one of these amazingly themed vacation rentals; you won’t ever want to leave. 

Themed Vacation Rentals

Book these Family-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Charleston, SC

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Are you looking to get away to a vacation home in the Charleston, SC area? A trip to Charleston, South Carolina, can be so many different experiences from a relaxing beach getaway to a city adventure, a culinary excursion, and a history buff’s dream trip. No matter what you plan to do once you get there, you’ll need a place to lay your head. These Charleston vacation homes will give you the perfect place to do all the things while in the low country, or nothing at all.  

Charleston, SC vacation rentals

Learn About all the fun there is to be had in Charleston, SC with Kidding Around’s Guide To Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC Vacation Rentals by area:
Vacation Homes to Rent in Downtown Charleston, SC
Vacation Homes by the Beach Near Charleston, SC
Centrally-Located Vacation Homes in the Charleston, SC area


Family Vacation Time? These Vacation Rental Cabins Have Private Indoor Pools

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Looking for a vacation rental with an indoor, private pool? We dug in and did the research for you because amazing vacation homes with private indoor pools are surprisingly difficult to find and we know they make for wonderful family vacations. These mountain cabins and vacation homes are particularly perfect because they all include a private indoor pool. Your family can enjoy mountain towns and things to do, plus cozy fires, games, and swimming in your own private pool. We think these cabins and homes make a pretty perfect trip, whether you’re looking for a little vacation away from the crowds, or just some quiet family time together.

This article includes:
Vacation Rentals with Private, Indoor Pools in North Carolina
Vacation Homes to Rent with Private, Indoor Pools in Tennessee
Vacation Homes with Private, Indoor Pools in Georgia
Rent a Vacation Home With a Private, Indoor Pool in Virginia
Vacation Home With Indoor Pool in Missouri


6 Cozy Winter Vacation Rentals: Curl Up with a Book & Hot Chocolate

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Planning a restful winter vacation for your family? Soft snow, bubbling hot tubs and cozy fires are just some of the things you might find at these beautiful vacation rentals in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. So make your reservations and plan your winter-time escape now.

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Winter Mountain Vacation Rentals: Snow Cabins in North Carolina

The mountains are calling out for a visit. While we can’t guarantee there will be snow, these rentals have amenities that promise a good time whether you get a winter wonderland or not. Grab the hot cocoa, grab the kids, and head to the mountains with the hopes of getting snowed in!

Hendersonville, NC

Want to stay in a “Treehouse” this winter? You can! This cozy house in the trees is just a short drive to Moonshine Mountain and has snow-tubing fun. Plus you’ll also be close to both downtown Hendersonville and Brevard for fabulous food, shopping, or taking a stroll. If you don’t feel like heading out you can stay in, enjoy the view and warm up beside the wood-burning stove.

Treehouse Vrbo Hendersonville, NC
“Treehouse” VRBO near Hendersonville, NC and Moonshine Mountain, Photo Credit: VRBO


  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Treetop views from every room
  • 5 miles to Moonshine Mountain
  • Near Hendersonville and Brevard
  • Wood-burning stove with wood provided

Book “Treehouse” on VRBO

Highlands, NC 

We love the wrap-around deck at Cedar Log Cabin. From there you can take in the view of the woods surrounding the cabin or relax in the hot tub. Inside the cabin has two fireplaces and lots of common area space where you can gather with the family for games or a meal. If you feel like heading into town, the downtown area of Highlands, NC is just 10 minutes away.

Highlands, NC VRBO
Cedar Log Cabin, Photo Credit: VRBO

Cedar Log Cabin

  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • 10 Minutes from Main Steet, Highlands, NC
  • 2 fireplaces
  • hot tub
  • wrap around deck

Book Cedar Log Cabin on VRBO.

Hendersonville, NC 

Secluded on 2.5 acres, this Hendersonville cabin has everything you’ll need to enjoy a winter wonderland while not traveling too far from home. A wood-burning fireplace and hot tub will keep your family toasty and entertained. 

Photo Credit: AirBnb
Stonewood Cabin, Photo Credit: VRBO

Stonewood Cabin

  • 2 beds, 1.5 baths
  • Wood burning stove
  • Wrap-around porch
  • Mountain stream on the property
  • 10 minutes from Downtown Hendersonville

Book Stonewood Cabin on VRBO.

Maggie Valley, NC 

This log cabin near Maggie Valley, NC has simply stunning views of the mountains. Families will love the outdoor fire pit, hot tub, and indoor fireplace.

Maggie Valley VRBO
Stunning views, Maggie Valley, NC, Photo Credit: VRBO

Stunning Views

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Hot tub
  • Fire pit
  • Fireplace indoors
  • Hiking near property

Book Stunning Views on VRBO.

Sylva, NC 

Summit’s End has everything you need for the perfect family winter getaway. Located at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, you will enjoy the picturesque views along with nearby hiking, a hot tub, and a firepit. Did we mention its also pet friendly?

Summit’s End

  • 4 bed / 3 bath
  • Picturesque views of the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Hot tub
  • Pet & Family friendly
  • Hiking and fishing nearby

Book Summit’s End on VRBO

Winter Mountain Vacation Rentals in Tennessee

Pigeon Forge, TN

You can enjoy some alone time in the private soaking tub, or cuddle all together in front of the fire pit. This Pigeon Forge cabin offers guests to the Tennessee mountains more than you’ll find at a five-star hotel! 

Photo Credit: AirBnb
“Moonlight Memories,” Photo Credit: VRBO

Moonlight Memories

  • Secluded cabin
  • Hot tub
  • 2 bed, 2 bath
  • 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
  • Mountaintop views

Book Moonlight Memories on VRBO.

Pigeon Forge

Mountain Seduction is a 3 story log home that offers all the amenities to have the perfect winter getaway, without skimping on the luxury. The home offers gorgeous views, a hot tub, pool table, foosball, and is close to all the fun in town!

Mountain Seduction

  • 2 bed / 3 baths
  • Hot tub
  • Views of the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Can sleep up to 16 (additional beds in game room)

Book Mountain Seduction on VRBO

Will your family travel this winter?

10+ Family Friendly Vacation Rentals in Western North Carolina

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Trying to book a vacation rental in Western North Carolina but overwhelmed by all the options? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite WNC rentals. Not only are they in convenient locations, but also the hosts have been sure to include family-friendly amenities!

Through affiliate relationships, Kidding Around earns when you book through these links.

This article includes:
Vacation Rentals for Families in Cashiers, NC
Vacation Rentals for Families in Brevard, NC
Family Vacation Rentals in Hendersonville, NC
Vacation Rentals for Families in Asheville, NC

Cashiers, NC Vacation Rentals

Stay busy in Cashiers, NC with this list of places to explore in Sapphire Valley.

Cashiers Downtown Getaway

Looking for a place to stay that is near restaurants and shops? This is one of the few vacation rentals right in the town of Cashiers. While you have the convenience of the town, waterfalls, skiing, hiking, and boating are still just a short drive away.

Cashiers Downtown Getaway Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Updated kitchen
  • Large yard for playing
  • Wooded area with a stream on the property
  • Wrap around deck
  • Book Cashiers Downtown Getaway

Free Bird

Enjoy gorgeous views of Whiteside Mountain from an extensive stone eating area outside at this cozy cabin near Cashiers. This rental is perfect for families with young children who need space to burn off energy. The large yard is level and shaded and even has a fun swing.

Free Bird Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Cozy, rustic interior
  • Level, shaded yard for playing
  • Games and toys for kids
  • Outdoor stone seating area
  • Book Free Bird

Whitewater Whispers

Whitewater Whispers is a 3-bedroom 2-bath house with a jaw-dropping mountain view and the gentle soundtrack of a rippling river you can hear from the back deck. Need more adventure? The nearby Sapphire Valley Resort is open year-round and offers plenty of family fun!

Deck at Whitewater Whispers
Whitewater Whispers
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
  • Sleeps up to 8
  • 1570 square feet
  • Gas log fireplace
  • Located in the quiet wooded setting of the Whisper Lake community
  • Allows pets
  • Several easy-to-access waterfalls & hiking trails nearby
  • Nearby Sapphire Valley Resort offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, miniature golf, game room, fitness room, skiing, snow tubing, zip-lining, a golf course, and gem mining. 
  • Stunning mountain view
  • Rippling waters of the Horsepasture River offer a calming soundtrack
  • Book Whitewater Whispers on VRBO.

Brevard, NC Vacation Rentals

Custom Mountain Cabin

Don’t forget to use promocode KAG22 for 10% off this cabin!

Weary from the day-to-day grind of work and life? Why not escape to this secluded, 2,200 square foot mountain cabin near Brevard, NC? It’s the ultimate destination for a big family or group of friends that want to recharge and reconnect.

Read our full review of this luxurious cabin rental.

Custom Mountain Cabin Photo Credit: StayGVL
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Fully stocked gourmet kitchen
  • Heated flooring
  • Back porch and separate screened-in porch with outdoor seating
  • Fireplace and outdoor firepit
  • Ping pong table
  • Hammock style chairs
  • Book Custom Mountain Cabin Don’t forget to use promocode KAG22 for 10% off this cabin.

Waterfall Cabin

If you’re looking for privacy, this is the rental for you. This cabin is surrounded by forest and has an actual waterfall just 25 feet from the porch! Spend your days relaxing by the private stream, swinging on the porch swing, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Waterfall Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Private stream
  • Waterfall 25 feet from the porch
  • Porch swing
  • Firepit with stone outdoor seating area
  • Book Waterfall Cabin

Treehouse with Views

What could be more exciting for kids than staying in a real treehouse? Climb into the trees for a stay at this unique rental near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. If you manage to leave the stunning mountain and valley views for the day, you have convenient access to all the outdoor fun you could want.

Treehouse with Views Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Minutes from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest
  • Mountain and valley views
  • Private treehouse
  • Games for kids provided
  • Near Davidson River, great for fishing or tubing
  • Book Treehouse with Views

New and Rustic Cabin

This new cabin was designed with a rustic feel to give guests a cozy stay. Spend your days biking and hiking at DuPont before coming back to relax in this private and quiet bungalow.

New and Rustic Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Easy access to hiking and biking trails
  • Bike wash station
  • Games for kids
  • Firepit
  • Porch swing and hammock
  • Book New and Rustic Cabin

Shoal Sound

Located across the road from Shoal Creek Falls, this new cabin is designed to make your vacation comfortable. The huge wrap-around porch is ideal for outdoor eating as you listen to the sounds of the falls. This cabin is only 10 miles from downtown Brevard and Hendersonville.

Shoal Sound Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Near Shoal Creek Falls
  • Huge porch with outdoor eating area
  • New cabin designed for comfort
  • Games for kids
  • Firepit
  • Porch swing
  • Book Shoal Sound

Hendersonville, NC Vacation Rentals

Blue Ridge Cabin

Experience luxury in the mountains at this incredible cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This rental near Flat Rock is sure to make you feel like you never want to leave. The huge wrap-around deck has comfortable rockers where you can sit and enjoy the mountain views.

Blue Ridge Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Ping pong table
  • Foosball table
  • Board games and children’s books
  • Wrap around deck with rockers
  • Stone fireplace
  • Book Blue Ridge Cabin

Laurel Cottage

If you’re looking for a place with everything, look no further. This designer cottage is one of two located in a gated riverfront conservation community. There are hiking trails and a river on the property where you can tube, fly fish, and swim to your heart’s content.

Laurel Cottage Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Gated riverfront conservation community
  • Hiking trails onsite
  • Riverside firepit
  • Huge yard
  • Half mile of river for tubing, fishing, swimming
  • Book Laurel Cottage

Serenity and Birdsong

This quaint little cottage provides a private retreat near Chimney Rock. Enjoy the sounds of a bubbling creek from the large gazebo and firepit or relax in the unique loft with a good book.

Serenity and Birdsong Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Loft area for reading and games
  • Creek onsite
  • Gazebo and firepit
  • Book Serenity and Birdsong

Asheville, NC Vacation Rentals

For things to do in Asheville, NC don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Asheville, NC.

French Broad River Views

Only 3 miles from the heart of downtown Asheville, this brand new home is perfect for families who want to be close to the city. Check out the beautiful French Broad River from the huge covered deck. This rental has tons of space to spread out and relax after a day of exploring Asheville.

French Broad River Views Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Brand new home
  • Large covered deck with outdoor dining
  • Ping pong table
  • Book French Broad River Views

Cozy Modern Cabin

This unique, modern cabin is conveniently located near I26 with access to all your favorite WNC spots. Downtown Asheville is just a 10-minute drive away. Both levels of this house have their own kitchen so this could be a great choice for families vacationing with grandparents or another family.

Cozy Modern Cabin Photo Credit: VRBO
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Large sunroom
  • Pool table
  • Family-friendly games
  • Two kitchens
  • Book Cozy Modern Cabin

Does your family have a favorite place to stay in WNC?

Whitewater Whispers Rental in Sapphire, NC Promises Year-Round Fun, Relaxation

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Are you, your family, or a group of friends ready for a getaway just a stone’s throw from the Upstate? Whitewater Whispers is a 3-bedroom 2-bath house with a jaw-dropping mountain view and the gentle soundtrack of a rippling river you can hear from the back deck. Need more adventure? The nearby Sapphire Valley Resort is open year-round and offers plenty of family fun!

Whitewater Whispers view

The Coolest Rental Homes (and Domes and Treehouses) in the Southeast

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Are you searching for a great vacation rental in the Southeast? There are so many locations and houses to choose from, its hard to know where to start! KAG’s Kristina Hernandez compiled this list to help you out. Here you’ll find the coolest vacation homes situated in the mountains, by lakes and even near the beach.