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Christmas Weekend NC Mountains Romantic Getaways, Cabins, Vacation Rentals, Hotels and Inns

Book NOW before they're all taken!  The North Carolina Mountains are a great place to experience a special getaway.  Hiking, white water rafting, fishing, ziplining through the forests or just kicking back on a rocking chair overlooking the beautiful mountain views are truly special when shared with a loved one, family or friends.  Cozy up by a roaring fire and make a special memory. Cook your favorite meal in your cabin's fully equipped kitchen or visit a great local restaurant.

The rentals on this page were available for a minimum of 2 nights before or after Christmas Day at the time of posting. 
Weekdays are more likely to be available and may even offer lower rates and smaller crowds at attractions. Most rentals offer a price break for week-long stays.
Check with the individual owners or property managers to verify up-to-the minute availability. 
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This is a great time to explore NC Mountain Trails offering Hikers of all ages and abilities some of the best hiking trails and most enjoyable settings in the country. You can see clear views up close and personal" in all areas of Western NC. Within the beautiful mountains of North Carolina 1000's of North Carolina Trails are easily accessible for short hikes or overnight adventures for the hardy and well-equipped.
Go Fish! With 100s of stocked and state monitored streams, rivers and lake NC Fishing is a haven.  NC Fishing Regulations are provided FREE to the public either online or in booklet form. Western North Carolina is an exceptional trout fishing haven with an estimated 4,000 miles of trout water and approximately 2,000 miles are managed for public fishing. Fly fishing in a North Carolina mountain stream is enjoyed equally by experienced fishermen and beginners alike.
 


 

 
 
Christmas Cabins and Vacation Lodging
Maggie Valley Modern Log Cabin rental on 2 minutes to Cataloochee Ski Area Beautiful Mountain Valley Views - 3 bedroom, 3 baths, sleeps 6. Modern log cabin rental with deck, grill, rockers, wood-burning stove, Internet, firepit. Easy access only 2 minutes to Cataloochee Ski Area and 10 minutes to Lake Junaluska. Affordable rates.    See photos, details or book online  
Maggie Valley NC cabin rental with hot tub and mountain view Maggie Valley Mountain Getaway - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths sleeps up to 6. Modern log cabin with beautiful views and easy access. Deck with year around view, hot tub and grill. picnic table. See photos, details and check availability
Asheville Mountain Vacation Home Rental with 3 bedrooms Mountain Vacation Home minutes to Asheville - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 6. Deck with view, stone fireplace, WIFI, quiet wooded neighborhood 5 minutes to downtown Asheville NC. See photos, details or book online now
relaxing mountain view form this resort condo Emerald Crest Resort Condo with mountain view - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Fireplace, pet friendly, Internet. Walk to Fairfield Lake and fish, swim or hike. 
   Check photos, details and current availability 
enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Glenville Beautiful view of Lake Glenville - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 8. Fireplace, covered deck with gas grill, pet friendly with deposit, off-season rates may be available. 
                        Check current rates 
beautiful mountain view Franklin rental Vacation Rental with Panoramic Mountain View - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Lower level of large home, but private. Private entrance, gas fireplace, heat and air, covered patio with gas grill. 2 miles to downtown Franklin NC.  See photos, details and availability 
mountain vacation condo with views and outdoor pool Vacation Condo with mountain view - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Covered deck, WIFI, fireplace. Perfect for romance or a couples getaway.  Echota Condo complex includes outdoor pool with beautiful views, community center and fitness room.  See photos, details, book online  
cozy cabin with easy access Cozy wooded cabin with easy access - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 11.  1/2 mile to Buckeye Lake and rec center, 3 miles to the slopes. Wood burning fireplace, covered deck with mountain view, gas grill, WIFI.   See cabin photos and availability 
cozy cabin with easy access Cozy wooded cabin with easy access - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 11.  1/2 mile to Buckeye Lake and rec center, 3 miles to the slopes. Wood burning fireplace, covered deck with mountain view, gas grill, WIFI.   See cabin photos and availability 
Recently built rental near Beech Mountain Ski Resort Newer Style Beech Mountain vacation rental - 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps up to 7. Minutes to Beech Mountain Ski Resort and area attractions. Gas log fireplace, deck with mountain views, fully equipped kitchen, WIFI. From $125 per night.  Check details, photos, availability 
mountain vacation condo with views and outdoor pool Vacation Condo with mountain view - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Covered deck, WIFI, fireplace. Perfect for romance or a couples getaway.  Echota Condo complex includes outdoor pool with beautiful views, community center and fitness room.  See photos, details, book online  
Secluded mountain cabin near Bryson City NC Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental - 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 4. Deck with picnic table and grill. Secluded mountaintop location but only 12 minutes to Bryson City and the Nantahala River. Pets considered. See photos, details and availability 
beautiful mountain view Franklin rental Vacation Rental with Panoramic Mountain View - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Lower level of large home, but private. Private entrance, gas fireplace, heat and air, covered patio with gas grill. 2 miles to downtown Franklin NC. Average rate $125 per night.  See photos, details and availability
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Christmas Special Events:
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NC Events Calendar
Northern Mountains:

November 3 - December 30, 2017 Bonfire Nights at Chetola Resort   Every Friday from 8-11 PM at the lawn fire pit with live music from 7-10 PM, S'mores packages ($5 each), and an outdoor bar with drink specials. No reservations are necessary. In the event of inclement weather, music will move indoors to Timberlake's Restaurant.  Blowing Rock NC

November 21 - December 29, 2017  Tree Fest and Christmas Miniatures Art Exhibit   This Annual event includes beautifully decorated trees with handcrafted ornaments, holiday crafts, gift items and miniature paintings and photography. In addition, the gallery shop is full of handmade ornaments and other holiday gift ideas.  Free Admission   West Jefferson
Central Mountains:

November 3, 2017 - January 6, 2017  Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore    Explore Biltmore House during holiday evenings when candles and fireplaces fill the grand home with a warm glow, accenting delicate ornaments and priceless treasures with metallic shine and sparkle, and music warms the heart. Your evening admission includes:  a Reserved evening visit of Biltmore House, Daytime access to Biltmore Gardens and Antler Hill Village & Winery on the same day or next day as your evening visit, Free parking.  Asheville NC

November 3, 2017 - January 7, 2017
Christmas at Biltmore
  The celebration that began on Christmas Eve in 1895 when George Vanderbilt introduced his family and friends to the newly completed Biltmore home, continues today.  This wonderful celebration allows all visitors to enjoy America's largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments.   Asheville NC

November 17, 2017 - December 31, 2017 Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum    Winter Lights is a three-acre nightly walking tour of The North Carolina Arboretum's nationally-known gardens, including its Quilt Garden and Bonsai Exhibition Garden. Celebrate the holidays and discover the natural beauty of western North Carolina through lighted garden exhibits and landscapes. The 2015/2016 Winter Lights exhibit will also include animated displays that are programmed to illuminate to the sounds of musical holiday favorites. In addition, there will be several new displays and family-friendly activities that will be placed throughout the gardens. Asheville NC

November 18 - January 1, 2017  19th Century Carolina Christmas at the Smith-McDowell House   Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling is now a National Register property and a window into how life was lived here in the 19th century. Celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way. The Smith-McDowell House Museum's timeline of authentically decorated period rooms showcases the evolution of Christmas celebrations and decorations. This yearly exhibit, began in 1981, is a tradition for many regional families and tour groups. The mansion and local history museum will again be authentically decorated with fresh trees, garlands, ornaments and toys of the Victorian Period.  Asheville NC

November 25 - December 22, 2017
Christmas Spectacular   
Haul out the holly and deck the halls! This original musical revue performed by your favorite Flat Rock Playhouse singers and dancers is sure to be brimming with holiday cheer. Come celebrate the holidays Vagabond style! seats from $15 - $50   Flat Rock NC

November 26, 2017 - January 4, 2017 The National Gingerbread House Competition and Display   Contestants from across the country bring their architectural masterpieces to The Grove Park Inn for display over the holidays. Delight in the imagination shown in these sugar-and-spice creations, strolling through the competition is a sure way to be swept up in the holiday spirit. There is no admission charge to view the entries to the National Gingerbread House Competition. In addition to the gingerbread overload, see the beautiful holiday displays throughout and warm by the giant fireplaces in the grand lobby. Pick up a map in the lobby to find the various areas where the entries are displayed.   Asheville NC
Southwest Mountains:

November 29 - Dec 24, 2017  (continues  select dates through Dec 31, 2017)
The Polar Express at The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  The 1 hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.  Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Enjoy singing Christmas carols during the trip back. Kids of all ages will believe in the magic of the Holiday season.   Bryson City NC

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