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

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If you are planning a cozy getaway with your family, then one of these winter cabin rentals just makes sense. 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.

Winter cabin rentals near Greenville, South Carolina

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Winter Cabin Rentals: Mountain Vacation 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 cozy 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 rental
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. 

Stonewood Cabin. Photo Credit: AirBnb
Photo Credit: Airbnb

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 vacation rental on 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 fire pit. Did we mention it’s also pet-friendly?

Silva, NC winter cabin rentals

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

Bryson City, NC

This newly renovated cabin offers stunning views of the mountains surrounding Bryson City, North Carolina. With a spacious living room, fireplace, deck and patio for relaxing outdoors, and a hot tub, this property is certain to make an epic winter vacation.

Bryson City, NC winter cabin. VRBO photo credit

Bryson City Cabin

  • 4 bedrooms / 2.5 baths
  • Sleeps 10
  • Hot tub, spacious living room, and full kitchen
  • Close to Nantahala National Forest
  • 4WD is required for winter rentals due to potential ice/snow

Book Bryson City Cabin on VRBO

Franklin, NC

Getaway to a winter cabin on the Top of the World in Franklin, North Carolina! The views are stunning, the homey vibe is cozy, and two firepits to relax around, this cabin is a wonderful getaway.

Top of the World Mountain Get-a-way in Franklin, Tennessee. VRBO photo credit

Top of the World

  • 4 bedrooms / 2 bathroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • Hot tub
  • Stunning views of all of Macon County

Book Top of the World on VRBO

Winter Cabin 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! 

Moonlight Memory vacation rental in Tennessee. Photo Credit: AirBnb
Photo Credit: Airbnb

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, TN

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!

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee winter vacation rental

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

Gatlinburg, TN

Escape to one of the highest-rated mini winter cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Owl’s Nest. With a stunning view of Mt. LeConte, a hot tub, and only 3 miles from downtown, this quaint cabin is the perfect place to stay for a cozy getaway with your spouse or small family.

Winter cabin rentals: Owl's Nest in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. VRBO photo credit

Owl’s Nest

  • 1 bedroom / 1 bath
  • Sleeps 4
  • Close to downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Views of Mt.Leconte
  • Hot tub

Book the Owl’s Nest on VRBO

Will your family travel this winter?

Holiday and Christmas getaways

If you are looking for a place to stay for the holidays, check out one of these Holiday Getaways, with cabins near Christmas tree farms, mountain homes, and more!

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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