11 Amazing Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Mars Hill, North Carolina - Updated 2024

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Chandana 
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Mars Hill is a medium-sized town tucked into Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison County, North Carolina. Home to Mars Hill University, this town is a tourist magnet with its pleasant climate and historic attractions. May, June, and September are the best months to visit its many natural attractions like Pisgah National Forest. Zipline adventures, nature tours, wildlife spotting, and mountain biking are just some ways of exploring the outdoors here. Hiking along the Appalachian Trail is a not-to-be-missed activity while in the region. As winter sets in, this area becomes a perfect spot for skiing and snowboarding. Heritage Festival and Bascom Lamar Lunsford Music Festival are annual events held here. Check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Mars Hill, North Carolina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 09, 2024.

1. Warm guest suite with valley views (from USD 55)

If you’re gearing up on an eventful day trip from Asheville, consider this cozy place to rent in Mars Hill for a great stopover. Boasting impressive views of North Carolina’s valleys, this guest suite is packed with plenty of essentials to keep you refreshed and rejuvenated.

The tiny kitchenette is where you can stock up on snacks and heat leftovers. It also has a coffeemaker. The en-suite bathroom has a generous bundle of toiletries. With amenities such as WiFi and a flat-screen TV, you’ll surely enjoy your stay here.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States
80 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with a view of the mountains
the view of the sun setting from the bed was beautiful
the view is awesome her room is very comfortable
a comfortable room with a beautiful wall-of-windows view onto the family garden and the mountains
the best airbnb i’ve ever stayed in firstly the room is beautiful
Cleanliness:
the room was spotless with pristine linen and fresh towels
everything was super clean check in was simple
lorienne’s place was clean quiet and simple
the room is so clean and well-organized
this place was amazing it was so clean and welcoming
Host:
lorienne is a delightful host
she is kind and patient and has an eye for hospitality
Location:
great location and get experience
great location with short walk to restaurants as well as the college campus
it looked exactly like the pictures and is very close to the downtown area in mars hill
walking distance from downtown mars hill and we ate at a great restaurant called stackhouse
a perfect place if you are visiting family or friends locally
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2. Renovated apartment for two within a duplex

This apartment in Mars Hill is located within a century-old property and has been recently refitted to provide contemporary comfort to solo travelers or couples. It’s ideal for exploring all the things to do in town and is conveniently located a few blocks from Main Street, where several local shops, attractions, and eateries await.

Cook up fantastic dishes in the kitchen area or do your laundry using the in-unit washer and dryer. The rental has a bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom where you can have a delightful soak in the tub.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States
57 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful place to stay with nice amenities and very comfortable accommodations
there were also coffee and tea fixings a well-supplied kitchen and a very comfortable bed
the bedroom was perfectly stocked with extra blankets and the bathroom with extra towels
we highly recommend this charming apartment in a charming little town
Cleanliness:
impeccably clean
clean and the kitchen was stocked nicely
lee was responsive the listing was accurate and the apartment was clean and cozy
this was very comfortable and clean
the space was adequate size for two and was as clean as a whistle
Host:
lee was a great host
lee was very kind and helpful to message beforehand
lee is very responsive and helpful
Location:
perfect location & great stay as before
great place perfect stay and location
walkable location to town and perfect for a visit to mhu
great location great space in a very quiet area
being close to the highway made the short drive into asheville super easy and convenient
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3. Pet-friendly cottage with yard (from USD 125)

Aptly named “The Lemon Drop”, this compact cottage rental is steps from Mars Hill’s downtown area. Extremely clean and safe, this house sits in a quiet neighborhood and comes with a fenced-in porch and an adorable yard. A welcoming layout complemented by brilliant artwork invites you to relax and enjoy.

This pet-friendly rental is just about right for two guests and two furry friends. The fully stocked kitchen also includes treats, snacks, bottled water, soda, coffee creamer, and coffee. The first aid kit, laundry, and fire area also add to your comfort. The kind and caring host ensures that you have a memorable stay without any of the hassles.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States
513 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all of the furniture and the bed were super comfy
there is a roku on the tv for adding any viewing apps you may enjoy
the place itself was decorated so nicely had a comfy couch and bed and great amenities
the bed and the couch was the most comfortable we've ever laid on
i had to do some classes while here and the wifi was better then at home
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice touches
very clean and cozy with a great space for our dog
it's really clean and comfy
this place was beautiful and very clean
it was clean and had everything we needed
Host:
eileen was a great host
eileen is a super wonderful fantastic host—and the lemon drop is absolutely lovely
eileen was a great host the lemon drop was the best airbnb i’ve ever stayed in
eileen and jim are the most accommodating hosts and we would definitely stay again if in the area
eileen truly thought of everything and was an amazing host
Location:
the location and surrounding area was beautiful and a convenient distance from area attractions
place was very cute and stylish
is 20 min away from downtown asheville the neighborhood is quiet and safe
the location is a super quick drive to asheville and not even a mile from a grocery store
an easy walk into town and a short drive to the grocery store
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4. Charming townhouse with mountain views (from USD 140)

If you love the mountain views and pretty surroundings, this unit is the right choice. This space is perfect for vacation, business, and extended stays. It is easy to locate and comes with two spacious bedrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, a lovely back porch, and a huge yard. The cheery decor invites you to relax and enjoy life at your own pace. It makes for the perfect base to explore the region’s outdoor attractions and cultural heritage. The varsity campus is close by as well as grocery stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. The thoughtful host ensures that supplies in the fridge include bottled water, juice, and home-baked cookies.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States
17 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
home was very clean and linens/furnishings fresh and comfortable
Cleanliness:
the place was very clean and tidy and quite spacious for the two of us
everything was clean and neat with all the items needed for a comfortable stay
the house was very clean and the kitchen equipped with everything we needed
Host:
host very responsive and friendly
carey is a wonderful host
our host carey was very welcoming
we had a great time and would highly recommend this condo and especially this host
overall very comfortable stay; quiet neighborhood and carey was a great host thank you
Location:
the unit is located in easy walking distance to downtown mars hill
as well as the convenient location to all the area attractions
quiet neighborhood and great access to mars hill (walking distance) weaverville and asheville
very nice house in a quiet neighborhood in beautiful surroundings with walking distance to downtown mars hill
very convenient location to shopping hiking and asheville for our entertainment needs
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5. Slope-side cabin best for families (from USD 198)

Enjoy the gentle mountain breeze and splendid views from this cabin rental in Mars Hill, North Carolina, perched on the high slopes. This spacious four-bedroom cabin can comfortably accommodate ten people. Wood flooring, a stone fireplace, outdoor gas grill, and decks are just some of the perks that come with it.

Experience the thrill of driving over the curvy and steep roads with twists and turns on the way to the house. A four-wheel drive is highly recommended for this mountain adventure. Kids are sure to love the bunk beds in the downstairs bedroom as well as the puzzles and board games. This pet-friendly place is just a quick drive from Asheville.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States
105 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire chalet 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
plenty of extra clean blankets sheets & pillows
Host:
tami is a great host and she was quick to respond to questions
tami was beyond helpful throughout our entire stay
tami is very accommodating and quick to reply which was helpful
Location:
a perfect place to isolate
this was the perfect place for 3 generations to meet for a long weekend
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6. Cozy abode best for couples and solo travelers

Nestled on the third floor of a building, this apartment is perfect for solo travelers and couples looking for a rental in a quiet locality. Inside, there’s a velvet couch, vintage rugs, local pottery, and a deep-soaking tub. Restaurants and cafes are just a few steps away as well as a private dock with access to the river. Check with the host for access to private hiking trails and a sprawling landscaped garden by the water perfect for swimming and leisurely picnics.

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60 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love that the windows open and you can see the mountains from the bed
the couch and bed are very comfortable to come home to after a long day
the kitchen is setup well so cooking is fun and easy
Cleanliness:
very clean and stylish
the really beautiful and clean space
the loft is furnished with everything that you need and is sparkling clean
this place was beautiful so neat and tidy an amazing spot
Host:
james was an excellent host who was more than accommodating to our many questions and recommendation requests
james is a communicative and thoughtful host
james was an excellent host and responded very quickly to what few questions we had
beautiful place aside james was a fantastic host
james is a very nice guy as well as very attentive and professional
Location:
great brewery coffee shop and several restaurants in walking distance
as soon as we stepped inside we felt a sense of calm
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7. Rustic log home close to a ski resort

Experience life in the mountains at this rustic log-cabin-style accommodation. This rental was made from reclaimed barn board, beams, and logs. It has four bedrooms with three baths and can accommodate up to a dozen guests with ease. Comfortable furnishings and a well-equipped kitchen make you feel at home. You can also purchase firewood at an additional cost for the fireplace in the living room. The balcony attached to the master bedroom offers stunning views of the mountains and the lakes. Asheville is just a short drive away, while the Appalachian hiking trails are close by.

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7 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 8 Beds 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the linens are very clean and beds are comfortable
Host:
he is a very considerate host and went above and beyond our expectations
the owner-steve-is a nice and cordial person
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8. Roomy barn-style home on a sprawling estate

An excellent example of rustic, modern decor, this airy barn home has been recently renovated. Sliding stall doors, tin-roof vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams, and a huge stone fireplace are some of the highlights. There are two bedrooms and two baths that are perfect for up to four guests. Venture out to the patio to enjoy the warmth of the sun on chilly mornings as you sit on the lounge chairs. An outdoor grill is also available for use. You will also have access to a shared picnic area and a large firepit. Last but not least, this dog-friendly rental lets you lodge one dog for free per booking.

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5 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
quiet clean comfortable and spacious
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9. Serene studio apartment on a private wooded lot

This peaceful unit is located on a wooded lot and comes with a private entrance. It can comfortably accommodate up to three guests. Besides being clean and tidy, the apartment comes with a well-stocked kitchen for a relaxing holiday. It is perfectly placed for day trips to Pisgah National Forest, Bailey Mountain Bike Park, and Hot Springs. This cozy apartment makes for the ideal place to relax after a day of outdoor fun.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States
4 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the space was super clean and the snacks were awesome
Host:
this place is homey and spacious the host has many things for you to enjoy in the space
Location:
great place in a beautiful location
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10. Spacious log cabin by the lakeside

This log cabin set by the lake promises a fun-filled vacation for large families and groups. With ample space inside and outside, it can sleep up to 15 guests at a time. The cabin has been built with reclaimed barn wood and features a wood-burning fireplace that is perfect for chilly evenings. The road to the cabin is rocky but the views along the way are simply breathtaking. Fishing, swimming, rafting, and hiking the Appalachian trail are some ways of enjoying the outdoors here. You can also make the short drive to Ashville for a tour of the breweries there and stop by Biltmore Estate. During winters, the ski resort is just a quick drive away.

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States
47 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 12 Beds 15 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 15

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the cabin was beautiful and rustic and very clean
it is incredibly clean and has a beautiful view
Host:
steve was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed
steve was an excellent host very easy to communicate with and helpful
steve is a great host and the house itself is fantastic
steve did a good job responding to any questions we had about the place and was very attentive
so sad to leave mr steve and ms joy were so pleasant and responsive
Location:
but still close enough to asheville and other attractions
this place was awesome perfect secluded house with private pond
truly beautiful location lots and lots and lots of room for guests to sleep
the lakeside cabin was an amazing place to spend a weekend with some friends
great place to stay for a weekend getaway with some friends
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11. Custom-built log cabin with hot tub

This gorgeous custom-built log home is made with reclaimed wood and is set on two levels. It can accommodate up to ten guests in three bedrooms. The master bedroom comes with a hot tub for rejuvenating soaks. Curl up in the warmth of the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace on chilly evenings. Firewood is available at an additional cost. The cabin comes with a pool table and a wrap-around porch with plenty of seating and a hammock for relaxation. Pets can be accommodated for a fee. Asheville is just a short drive away when you are in the mood for brewery visits or a trip to Biltmore Estate.

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10 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 5 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Host:
steve is a great host
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A vacation to remember

With a wide range of activities and experiences for everyone, Mars Hill holds the promise of a memorable vacation. Given the affordable and versatile choices of accommodations on this list, you’re sure to make the most of your getaway in this enchanting town.

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