Plan Now to Visit These Cozy Carolina Lodges to Beat the Winter Blues

Carolina Lodge, photo via VRBO

Winter is easily the coziest season of the year, whether you’re getting that quality time with a loved one, with family and friends, or getting some solo R&R. Catch up on your seasonal snuggles in the perfectly winter-y ambience of one of these Carolina mountain cabins.

Getaway with Your Significant Other

There might be no more romantic setting than fireside in one of these warm rustic cabins.

Laurel Mountain Retreat: Brookside
Block off a few nights this winter to spend at Brookside, an airy timber and stones log cabin furnished tastefully with muted, colorful accents and chic furniture.
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
Additional amenities: Gas fireplace, gas grill

Garden Cottage
High ceilings, natural stone, pinewood walls, and hardwood floors beautify the inside of this rustic retreat. Outside, you’ll find breathtaking views and beautiful green spaces from which to enjoy them.
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
Additional amenities: Gardens, three porches/decks, gas fireplace

Getaway with the Kids
The beauty of taking your kids to the mountains is that, when you are ready for some alone time, your kids can easily entertain themselves. Find the perfect balance of personal relaxation and family adventure at one of these cabins in western NC.

Laurel Mountain Retreat: Elk Path
Let the kids explore nearby meadows and a meandering brook, while you enjoy fresh mountain air and wooded views from the blissfully bubbly hot tub or the creekside porch swing.
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1
Additional amenities: Gas fireplace, private hot tub, charcoal grill, covered porch and upper deck, creekside fire pit

You and Another Couple
Grab your best friends and head to one of these mountain retreats, perfectly furnished for two couples.

Laurel Cove Cabin
Located in Swannanoa, a stone’s throw from Asheville and the Black Mountain area, Laurel Cove Cabin offers lots of interior character, including classic country furnishings, bench seating in the dining room, and a substantial art collection mounted on the walls.
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
Additional amenities: Wood fireplace, hot tub, koi pond, certified eco-friendly

Lake House
At this remote mountain hideaway, you can enjoy close proximity to the views and serenity of Hidden Lake. Drop a fishing line, bundle up and take a morning boat ride, or sip wine on the community dock, before cozying up beneath the beautiful, vaulted ceilings of Lake House.
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
Additional amenities: Gas fireplace, screened porch, outdoor entertaining area with gas grill, lake access

Your Family and Another Family
Grab your best friend, their family, and your family and head to the hills for some quality time together. Find all of the space and amenities your group might need at one of these two beautiful log cabins.

Cool Stream
Sink into the leather sofas and wood stove-generated heat of this beautiful, two-story cabin at the edge of Pisgah National Forest. Boasting a wrap-around deck, spacious kitchen, and lofted sitting area, Cool Stream offers everything (inside and out) needed to make your joint family vacation memorable.
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
Additional amenities: Woodstove, hot tub, gas grill, creekside entertaining area with fire pit

Stairway to Heaven
Jaw-dropping, long-range mountain views reward the intrepid traveler willing to brave steep mountain passes in order to reach Stairway to Heaven. The roomy interior of this home away from home is rendered even larger by giant windows overlooking rolling mountain ranges.
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3
Extra: Gas fireplace, recreation room, gas grill, hammock, outdoor entertaining space with fire pit *Note that 4WD is required for access.

Your Extended Family
The holiday season has always been a time to reconnect with family. Bring everyone together, start new traditions, and revive old traditions among the natural beauty of the Carolina mountains.

Hidden Falls
The property on which Hidden Falls rests is surreally beautiful; a river and 100-foot waterfall cascade through the house’s backyard. Inside, you’ll find high ceilings, hardwood floors, and terracotta tile, as well as a stone fireplace and gourmet kitchen. The decorations are a touch eccentric in some areas of the house, but they are more than worth the spectacular views and outdoor spaces that this home affords.
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Additional amenities: Recreation room, covered grill, picnic area adjacent to waterfall, riverside fire pit, six outdoor decks, custom cornhole boards, hiking trails

Rhododendron Villa
Rhododendron Villa is a far cry from your typical mountain lodge, but this modern home is perched on top of a mountainside and surrounded by beautiful vegetation and relaxing water features. Take a wintry hike, then warm up with hot chocolate and a movie inside the villa’s custom home theatre.
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
Additional amenities: Koi pond, wrap around porch, fire pit, gas grill, home theatre, wet bar, game room, play room, two gas fireplaces

Mountain Haven
Relax in front of a two-story stone fireplace, shuffle in your slippers over hardwood floors, and explore the 25 acres of uninterrupted nature surrounding this beautiful retreat. Mountain Haven has everything your family might need and more.
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4.5
Additional amenities: Waterfall, koi pond, hot tub