The best Airbnbs in Asheville, from an urban treehouse to a coffee shop loft

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Asheville is North Carolina’s most vibrant and dynamic city. It’s a place that appeals to all — mountain lovers, foodies, and culture enthusiasts. Whether you’re visiting Asheville to escape into nature or dive into downtown’s cosmopolitan and artsy vibes, these Airbnbs in Asheville provides a home base (or an experience into themselves) at a variety of price points.

Loft in historic downtown Asheville building

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The art deco architecture prevalent in downtown Asheville is a draw for many visitors, so why not enhance your stay with a couple of nights in one of these historic spots? This studio is located in the original Woolworth building. It’s been fully restored into a multi-use space with an old-fashioned soda fountain, apartments, and galleries. From there, enjoy views of downtown and the mountains surrounding Asheville. There’s a rooftop bar (serving delicious Cuba daiquiris) across the street at Hemingway’s Cuba or all-day brunch at Southern cuisine staple Tupelo Honey.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $235 per night

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Hip studio in the heart of downtown

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This gorgeous apartment is located beside one of the funkiest areas in Asheville. Parking is available across the street for $10 per day, but you can easily walk to all your entertainment. The Civic Center is around a five-minute walk away, and the legendary Orange Peel is a brisk 10. Also nearby are two city favorites — the Asheville Pinball Museum, which features 50 machines, and Battery Park Book Exchange, a wonderful bookshop featuring a champagne bar. The apartment interior is modern, with a full kitchen, leather couch, and lofty ceilings.

Two guests, studio
Price: $266 per night

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Private bungalow ten minute walk to downtown Asheville

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Located in the Chestnut Hill Historic District, this bungalow is a 10-minute walk to downtown, so it will feel a bit more like a private retreat while still offering easy access to the amenities of the city center. The bungalow’s Tiffany blue, retro-inspired decor is complemented by a jet tub and a gas fireplace that will ensure your stay is cozy regardless of the season.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $275 per night

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Unique treehouse cottage

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Set on a 20-acre sanctuary about 10 miles outside of Asheville, this tiny cabin is great for anyone wanting to try out tiny house living. Amenities include a queen-size bed, firewood, towels and bedding, an outdoor shower and toilet, and — best of all — a home-cooked breakfast delivered to your door at 9:00 AM every morning. The property is near activities such as river tubing, rafting, ziplining, kayaking, and fly fishing.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $175 per night, 2 night minimum

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Romantic, Moroccan-influenced cottage

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Small but super charming, this cottage located just outside of downtown Asheville is a pleasing combination of Moroccan vibes, cottage, and hippie décor — there are hand-carved wooden artifacts, quilts, and an outdoor firepit and bathtub. The French Broad River and River Arts District, with many casual and fine dining options and artisan-owned boutiques and workshops, are within walking distance. Guests have also noted that the two cats living on the property are quite adorable.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $139 per night

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Downtown loft above a coffee shop

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Staying above a coffee shop is the Asheville dream. This airy loft on Asheville’s South Slope is located right above local favorite Farewell Coffee, and hosts provide a complimentary carafe coffee for their guests. The loft space is also in the same building as South Slope Cheese Co, which has a small grocery and wine selection in addition to cheese and charcuterie. If all that inspires you to stay on-premise for your entire visit, we won’t judge you — but you should know that there are at least seven breweries, a public sauna, bike rentals, and two BBQ joints within a 10-minute walk.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $395 per night

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Long-term stay, perfect for digital nomads

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Here’s a perfect rental for the digital nomads visiting Asheville. With a walk-in closet, dresser, off-street parking spot, and full kitchen, this space is meant for long-term staycations or work trips. In a well-established neighborhood of bungalows and cottages, you’ll enjoy nature and privacy while still being within walking distance of much of West Asheville’s attractions like restaurants, breweries, biking trails, and artist studios. Bonus — if you find yourself hopelessly in love with Asheville by the end of your stay, the host is a realtor who offers discounts to guests.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $1,827 per month

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Creekside tobacco barn outside city

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Just under an hour from Asheville, this renovated tobacco barn provides a restful, secluded retreat from the world. Though the owners live in a neighboring property, the barn feels completely private. The interior is gorgeously updated with modern-rustic touches, but the real star of this property is the expansive porch overlooking a rushing creek. The private queen bedroom is plenty comfortable, but on warm nights the porch hammock can’t be missed. Though rural, this place is uniquely suited for a workcation or writing retreat with a kitchenette, full bathroom, working space, and Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $115 per night

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Sanctuary in the trees in West Asheville

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Though located in a dense suburban neighborhood of West Asheville, the architectural beauty and mature tree growth at this property create an environment that truly feels like a private oasis. There are several restaurants and bars in West Asheville within an easy walk, or you can take a quick drive to Asheville’s iconic Biltmore Estate. This location promises a true Asheville vibe with fewer tourists around and packs a tiny-but-mighty punch with a kitchenette, parking spot, hot plate, mini-fridge, Wi-Fi, bathroom, outdoor space, and bike storage. For longer stays (or unexpectedly muddy hikes), a laundry room is also available.

Two guests, studio
Price: $103 per night

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Unique hand-built cabin in the city

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Lovingly built with mostly reclaimed materials, this cabin is pocket-sized but provides all the comforts you could need with a queen bed, walk-in shower, wood-burning stove, heated floors, and a surprisingly chic composting toilet. While you’ll feel like you’re in a secret secluded cabin, a quick three-block walk will take you to yoga studios, coffee shops, and more. The nearby Asheville Salt Cave is worth visiting for massages, traditional Hamman experience, and zero-gravity chill sessions.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $51 per night

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Hilltop cabin at Raven Ridge

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About 25 minutes outside of Asheville, you’ll find this charming cabin. This is a good place to unplug as the Wi-Fi can be hit or miss. But it’s a great spot to get away from everyday life and enjoy nature. This farm stay near Asheville is particularly well-suited for hikers, writing retreats, or serious Zoom-fatigue recovery.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $66 per night

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Pod at Sweet Peas Hostel

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Located downtown, Sweet Peas Hostel doesn’t sacrifice convenience for price. Sweet Peas offers various accommodation choices, from your standard bunk bed (from $32 a night) to a private studio ($105 a night). We suggest the pod option for an affordable choice with a little more privacy, which offers sound-blocking curtains, shelving, outlets, and a locker. Guests have access to the hostel’s fully stocked kitchen, bathrooms and showers, television room, coin-operated laundry, and free Wi-Fi and coffee.

One guest, one bedroom
Price: $43 per night

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