The 12 Best Airbnbs In Charleston, North Carolina

July 4, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Charleston, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Charleston and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

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#1 Historic Sixty-One Park – Bryson City Farmhouse

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$315/night

This renovated farmhouse was revamped to comfortably house up to 8 people while still maintaining its farmhouse character. Located right next to Bryson City, it offers the perfect opportunity to experience the American small-town way of life, while at the same time giving you direct access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and to unforgettable outdoors activities. Bring your family or bring your friends and you won’t want to leave towards the end.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Sixty-One Park is a historic farmhouse located in the heart of downtown Bryson City, featured in Our State’s Around Town Series and American Farmhouse! Bryson City has been called “The Tiny Town in the Middle of Everything” and Sixty-One Park is right downtown, just a short walk to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, breweries, local parks and all the cutest shops and restaurants. Perfect set up for a family vacation or a trip with friends!”

Amenities

Hot waterLaptop-friendly workspaceEssentials
DryerAir conditioningWifi
WasherTVHeating
IronChildren’s books and toysHigh chair

Reviews

“Great location and excellent house! The hosts are very accommodating and communicated very readily” – Wyatt
“61 Park was so fantastic. We loved the detail and history of the house, the location was perfect for walking to Bryson City and hiking in Deep Creek, the porch was a favorite and the kitchen was well equipped.” – Greg
“The house itself was immaculate and nicely and thoughtfully renovated. Lots if great touches and nods to the history of the home and the town. It’s the perfect family rental.” – Joseph J M
“This beautifully renovated home is GORGEOUS and super high quality. Beautiful and well stocked kitchen – very easy to make quality meals. Located 5 minutes to the deep creek campground area of the national park.” – Bakir
“Outstanding home. Clean, comfortable, in a convenient location with a great host.” – Craig

#2 Engelzar Cabin

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms5
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$425/night

The Engelzar brings everything you would expect from log cabin in the mountains and so much more. The rustic appearance provides an authentic mountain experience but with all the comforts you would get at your own home like heating and air conditioning, toiletries and other bathroom essentials and a fully equipped kitchen. With 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, this place is ideal for a get-together of a large group of friends.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Located minutes from Lake Fontana, Tsali Trails, Nantahala River, Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.Our cabin is perfect for family vacations or a weekend getaway. Enjoy the outdoor adventures; fishing, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, golfing, shopping, there is something for everyone.”

Amenities

TVIndoor fireplaceHot water
IronDryerAir conditioning
HeatingEssentialsWifi
WasherHot tubFree parking on premises

Reviews

“Beautiful cabin in the woods. Accurate photos and description. This is a gem of a cabin if you don’t mind being a bit farther from Bryson City and other attractions.” – Michael
“The house was nice and very spacious, with many seating areas for people to have their own space. We came and went to the polar express, it was a good location for that, less than 30 minute drive.” – Elizabeth
“This cabin was perfect for our group!! We had 3 families — 6 adults, 3 toddlers and 3 babies. There was plenty of room for everyone and we had everything we needed!” – Morgan
“Nice place for large families. We specifically went to take our grandchildren to ride the Polar Express. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay.” – Renee
“Great space for large group and well located for sightseeing in the Bryson City area! Loved the hot tub and game room! Would highly recommend!” – Tara

#3 The Hive Lodge – A Place Where Busy Bees Rest

# of Guests16
# of Bedrooms7
# of Bathrooms5
Nightly Price$603/night

If you want to visit the Smoky Mountains but aren’t looking for cabin style place to book, The Hive Lodge could be exactly what you need. It has a farmhouse exterior that blends in with the natural surroundings, but once you go through the front door you immediately find a cleaner less rustic, slightly more modern style of lodge. Air conditioning and heating make it ideal during any season, and it will be the perfect basecamp for your group of friends to organize great hikes through the surrounding forests.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“The Hive Lodge is a place where busy bees rest! Our mountain cabin in NC has been recently renovated in a custom rustic farmhouse style with a touch of modern design. Plenty of space and seclusion await your family at our 7BR, 5.5 BA Lodge capable of sleeping 20 persons in plush, hybrid memory foam beds! You will enjoy the peaceful nature of the property complete with quiet outdoor places, hammocks, peaceful pond, fire pit, pool table, and more!”

Amenities

EssentialsWasherHot water
DryerHeatingWifi
Cable TVAir conditioningLaptop-friendly workspace
IronTVPack ’n Play/travel crib

Reviews

“I had such an amazing time at this lodge. Let’s start by saying that hospitality is more than 5 stars, Brian and Sarah are amazing, I don’t think it would have been as great without their guide.” – Livania
“The Hive was great for our church group. There was plenty of room to hang out and relax together. We really enjoyed having a campfire in the fire pit and listening to the stream next to the lodge.” – Christina
“The place is gorgeous! It was very clean, which is definitely a plus for me. It was also decorated nicely for Christmas, which I really loved.” – Trina
“Brian was so accommodating to our requests, checked in when we arrived and gave tips on local eats, trails and so on. The house was absolutely beautiful and the view was breathtaking.” – Alexandria
“Great views quite and privacy” – Chris

#4 Sequoyah Sunset

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$350/night

If you ever manage to take your eyes off of the awe-inspiring views to look inside this stylish mansion on the mountains, you’ll realize that the interior is just as grand as what’s outside. With comfortable leather couches all around, a wonderful indoor fireplace, a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and all the essentials you could need to make for a perfect stay, this is the place you want to book for you and your coworkers for that upcoming company event.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Stunning Long Range View – Huge Luxury Cabin – Game Room with Ping Pong. Requires 4WD or AWD. Be among the first to stay at Sequoyah Sunset – an upscale getaway with plenty of room for everyone. Maximum capacity of up to 12 is based on county guidelines”

Amenities

DryerIronIndoor fireplace
TVWasherWifi
Air conditioningCable TVHeating
EssentialsHot waterKitchen

Reviews

“Absolutely incredible and exceeded expectations. Will definitely be back!” – Sonja
“If you’ve been in search of a luxurious vacation high upon the mountain with breathtaking sunsets and room for the largest parties, look no more. Seldom is one’s expectations exceeded so greatly.” – Mark
“What an amazing cabin! Spectacular view, more space than you can imagine, and so comfortable! Perfect for families – the kids loved the play area and loft sleeping area. They played non-stop the whole weekend!” – Elke
“Incredible cabin & views! Place was perfectly clean and very well stocked. Very comfortable beds, great fireplace, lots of pillows and tables. Heed the warnings about roads, especially if rain or snow is forecast.” – Sandy
“I seem to have developed a habit of returning to the mountains around Bryson City every 6 months or so. This was my 7th such trip, and this cabin is tied for the best I’ve experienced.” – Robert

#5 Cloud 10 Mountaintop Guesthouse

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$250/night

This intimate cabin on the mountainside brings the comforts of suburb living to the middle of the wilderness. Traditional cabin amenities like several indoor fireplaces combine with Wi-Fi and HD TVs to mix the old with the new. If you ever get tired of the stunning views from any of its many windows, you can always enjoy a good game of pool. Not too big yet not too small, this is a good place to book for you and your family.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Upscale Mountainside Cabin with Hot Tub, Pool Table, 4 HD TVs, Wi-Fi and more! Close to rafting, hiking, and fishing.The spacePut some steaks on the grill as you gaze out at the mountain tops and chill the bottles of wine for you peaceful retreat far away from the rest of the world.”

Amenities

Air conditioningHeatingDryer
Hot waterEssentialsTV
IronWifiIndoor fireplace
WasherCable TVKitchen

Reviews

“This experience went above and beyond my expectations! The house and the VIEW were amazing!! We loved our quick trip and couldn’t have asked for a better place.” – Natalie
“Great place. Views are better then the pictures. I will be coming back to this place when I’m back in town.” – Eric
“Beautiful views! It was a great trip for our ladies weekend. The house fit our needs perfectly and was very cozy! Will definitely be back!” – Rachel
“This place was amazing! Place was clean and pictures did not do it justice. We will definitely be coming back!” – Cesar
“Great place for a girls weekend. Was a little worried about the drive up the mountain and especially down as it had snowed during our stay.” – Kathy

#6 Mountain Elk Cabin

# of Guests11
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$350/night

A big log cabin with easy access and only a 5-minutes’ drive from Bryson city, the Mountain Elk Cabin is the place of choice for those who want to experience great views of the Smoky Mountains without complications. Besides the normal amenities you would find in any fully equipped home such as a full kitchen with plenty of appliances and utensils, full bathrooms, toiletries and other essentials, this place comes with an unbeatable deck with a gazebo overlooking the trees, making you feel as if you were in the middle of the forest. This is the perfect retreat where to plan a weekend trip to the mountains with a big group of friends.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Mountaintop Getaway with Gazeebo Deck Hot Tub & Fireplace! Long range views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Paved roads the whole way! Only 3 miles from downtown Bryson City!”

Amenities

IronDryerEssentials
WasherIndoor fireplaceAir conditioning
HeatingHot waterWifi
Cable TVTVBathtub

Reviews

“Beautiful cabin in a gorgeous location with breathtaking views. Very clean and roomy. Amenities were also very good. Will be coming back to this place again.” – Kathryn
“Great place to relax, beautiful view and convenient to hiking in the Smokies!” – Courtney
“Good place to stay with beautiful views” – Willam
“Super clean space and amazing hosts.” – Andy
“Adorable place. Very clean.” – Nasser

#7 Creekside Lodge

# of Guests14
# of Bedrooms6
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$795/night

The big stone fireplace, the ceiling’s exposed wooden beams, and all of the wooden furnishings give the Creekside Lodge a rustic appeal that is only amplified by the constant sound of Lands Creek nearby. With all the essentials to keep everyone comfortable plus a game room to keep everyone entertained you and your crew won’t regret booking this huge 6-bedroom house.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Luxury Creekside Lodge with outdoor Hot Tub & Game Room! Great for multiple families or large groups! Large covered screened in porch with rockers and fireplace! Huge indoor fireplace and game room with pool table and fuseball! The rushing water sounds of Lands Creek are just steps away from the Lodge! Only 4 miles from downtown Bryson City!”

Amenities

WasherIndoor fireplaceHot water
TVAir conditioningCable TV
DryerIronHeating
Laptop-friendly workspaceWifiEssentials

Reviews

“Very nice vacation house for a big group of people had a blast” – Jacob
“Robin and Lands Creek Log Cabins was amazing! The Lodge was huge, clean, and decked out in the best amenities. If you book a cabin down by the creek, it is so cool with the rushing creek in the background and excellent views.” – John
“Land’s Creek Lodge provided a wonderful vacation for my family and I. The location was phenomenal as it is built alongside the river in the mountains; yet only 3 miles from town for convenience.” – Lisa
“Great place with plenty of space for four families with small children.” – Catherine
“Our group had a fantastic time here. The screened porch with fireplace, hot tub, spacious house, and great kitchen facilities made for a great getaway for a large group of friends.” – Matt

#8 Rippling Waters Lodge

# of Guests7
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$245/night

The Rippling Waters Lodge is yet another example of a great log cabin with all the comforts of a modern home. Rustic furniture, big beds a full kitchen and even a pool table will make you want to stay inside. If you and a small group of friends are looking for a neat yet rustic place to stay to experience the Smoky Mountains at their finest, this is it.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“This spacious 3 bedroom log cabin truly has a one of a kind location offering a private pond along with a roaring creek for your enjoyment. The location has multiple outdoor seating areas, screened and covered porch areas and if you can pull yourself away from the gorgeous outdoor setting you will discover a large living room along, plus a bonus den and pool table. The private pond is a great place to cast a line, catch and release, relax by the creek or unwind while playing some corn hole.”

Amenities

DryerEssentialsIndoor fireplace
HeatingWasherAir conditioning
TVWifiFree parking on premises
Hot tubKitchenPrivate entrance

Reviews

“This is a great location! There is so much to do at this property that you don’t need to leave. The pond, creek, hot tub, pool table, and fire pit are wonderful.” – Kelly
“Great facilities for activities on site.” – Victor
“Great space and location.” – Jose
“Amazing property, (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) % would recommend the home and host to any of my friends, have already planned to bring my parents from england with me next time we visit the area, awesome get away. Couldn’t be happier. ” – James
“Very spaciaus cabin with things to do for everyone. Plenty of outdoor seating areas. The kids had a blast inside and outside.” – Caleb

#9 Deep Creek As Your Private Backyard!

# of Guests10
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms3
Nightly Price$325/night

This medium sized log cabin is a great place to book for two or three couples on a trip together to the mountains of North Carolina. Air conditioning, an indoor fireplace and a fully stocked kitchen will make for an enjoyable stay.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“The energy and feeling that this home offers just can’t be put into words ~ it truly is a magical place! Walk through the screened door, onto the covered porch, and just listen to the birds & creek allowing the calm atmosphere to overtake you. Find pure delight as you treat yourself to the absolute beauty of Water’s Edge ~ exactly what you deserve while on vacation.”

Amenities

Outdoor Fire PitLaptop-friendly workspaceTV
HeatingEssentialsWasher/Dryer
Cable TVAir conditioningWifi
Fully Stocked KitchenIndoor fireplaceHot water

Reviews

“Beautiful home and awesome backyard on the water! Lots of great outdoor opportunities. We will be staying there again.” – Anne
“My GPS took us straight to the house, Backyard was so beautiful, hot tub was great and relaxing at the end of the day.” – Danielle
“Great little tucked away spot in the mountains—just what the doctor ordered !” – Mickele
“Wonderful property for our large family. Sue & Steven are amazing hosts and thought of EVERYTHING when outfitting their cabin. The backyard is truly your own oasis.” – Elaine
“Remarkably clean cabin with an unbelievable view & access to the creek! Fast & helpful responses from the hosts. Sue’s space, along with all of the activities & amenities, made our vacation very memorable.” – Kevin

#10 A Bear’s Retreat

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$275/night

Bear Retreat is a luxurious rustic style cabin high on the mountains and with exquisite views. It’s a big place that includes Wi-Fi, cable TV, hot water, a great kitchen with granite countertops and a game room to keep everyone busy when they’re not doing anything else.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Mountain Top Luxury Cabin with Incredible Views and Hot Tub – 20 Minutes from RaftingWhat a View! Stretch out and take in the pristine mountains before you. Soak in the sparkling hot tub after adventure. Be among the first to stay at this mountain top log cabin with a hot tub and pool table. A Bear`s Retreat is the perfect setting for your next mountain vacation.”

Amenities

Cable TVDryerEssentials
Indoor fireplaceIronAir conditioning
WifiWasherHot water
HeatingTVCoffee maker

Reviews

“Amazing views and comfortable space for our family! We’d definitely go back especially since we’ve mastered the drive up/down! Loved the location and enjoyed relaxing evenings here after long hikes or other activities.” – Denise
“We have stayed at many cabins/chalets throughout the Smokies and this view is one of the best! The drive up is a little tricky, but easier after you’ve done it once.” – Melanie
“Highly recommend this Cabin! Place was beautiful! Best AirBnb we have stayed In by far! Warning though; bring all you need to the cabin!” – Brooks
“The view of A Bear’s is absolutely breath taking. The amenities and special touches were so appreciated. Porch is perfect for yoga overlooking the gorgeous mountains.” – Castle
“Very nice Cabin! Amenities are top notch (linens, dishes extensive movie collection for those rainy days or late nights by the fire). The game room was spot on.” – Lisa

#11 Smoky Mountain High

# of Guests12
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$300/night

This fantastic high-end cabin will take your breath away as much as its incredible views. Dark wood floors and light wood walls combine with high quality furnishings to provide a unique mountain experience. One of the best parts of this property is its high-rise deck with a barbecue grill overlooking the trees. This house makes for a great choice for any big group of people.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Perched on a mountainside, Smoky Mountain High is conveniently located to many area adventures. This spacious, upscale cabin has all the comforts of home plus a hot tub, pool table, and fire pit. Stretch out on the leather sofas in the living room as you gather around the satellite TV. The gas fireplace gives instant ambiance.”

Amenities

Hot waterWifiDryer
WasherIndoor fireplaceCable TV
TVAir conditioningEssentials
IronHeatingDishwasher

Reviews

“Spectacular views and very clean. Looking forward to returning.” – Kyle
“Great place with a spectacular view at a reasonable price. The cabin was super clean and the communication/responsiveness of the host was the best we have ever experienced on Airbnb.” – Michelangelo
“Beautiful cabin with an amazing view! It’s very spacious and easily accommodated our family of 6. Great amenities as well. Central location with easy access to downtown Bryson City and the Nantahala National Forest.” – Kamli
“Great view, clean, easy to work with host. Dont count on having internet or phone service, so plan ahead. Everyone in our group (some very picky) agreed that the beds, bathrooms, and kitchen were excellent. ” – Mark
“They had really fast response times and were kind enough to let us check in a little early and check out later. The cabin was great too! Loved the hot tub!” – Cathy

#12 Casa Fantasmic

# of Guests10
# of Bedrooms5
# of Bathrooms4
Nightly Price$500/night

Brand new updated stainless steel appliances and a beautifully designed kitchen provide the perfect setting for great culinary creations in this recently built house with a view of the Smoky Mountains. This place is specially well suited for two families traveling together with small children, since it includes a big playground for them to have fun while their parents keep an eye from the outdoors firepit.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“This 5 bedroom home is located in one of the most exclusive gated communities in the Smokys! You will enjoy year round STUNNING sunset views of the Great Smoky Mnts , while relaxing on one of two large decks. Three master bedrooms and baths plus. Downtown Bryson City is less than a one mile drive. Built in 2012 this home has granite countertops, two chefs kitchens and high-end appliances throughout. There is a private hot tub, pool, gym and children’s play set.”

Amenities

Indoor fireplaceCable TVEssentials
Air conditioningHot waterDryer
TVWasherWifi
Laptop-friendly workspaceIronHeating

Reviews

“Thanks Randall and Mindy for sharing your wonderful home with us! Amazing views, close to town but still far removed. Could sit on one of many porches and stare out into the ever changing mountain views for hours.” – Jason
“We just came home from an amazing family vacation at Randall and Mindy’s home in Bryson City. I will echo what other guests have said; the pics really don’t do this place justice!” – Moira
“This house is even more beautiful and spacious than the pictures portray, and the view is such an amazing treat! The pool, hot tub and game room were the perfect way to wind down after a day of hiking.” – Scott
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to socially distance and work and do virtual school from somewhere other than our own house. I scoured the internet for the perfect house that could include our family and have the grandparents also come comfortably.” – Linda
“Randall and Mindy’s home was absolutely stunning, even better than the picture portrayed. Randall was wonderful about getting back to me in a timely manner with any questions I have, their staff even came by to check on us during our stay.” – Danielle
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