15 Nov 2023
It’s finally sweater weather season, and we’re ready to deck the halls! From twinkling lights to swags of pine with red berries and pinecones, holiday decorations are essential to tapping into the magic of the holidays, and we’re convinced that nothing quite embodies the cozy traditions of the holiday season like a Christmas tree. While not every Greybeard vacation home is decorated for the most wonderful time of the year, we do have a collection of decorated Asheville cabins, we think Yule love these 10 tree-mendously festive cabins for your holiday getaway to Asheville:
Perfectly situated on 5 acres, with Mackey Creek running throughout the property, this private haven offers a screened-in porch, a fire pit, and a small private waterfall right in the backyard where you can play outdoor games that include croquet, corn hole, horseshoes, and bocce ball. Whether you’re cooking or hanging out in the open living room around the wood-burning fireplace, you can connect your music to the Bose stereo speaker via Bluetooth to enjoy your favorite Christmas tunes (and sing along if we’re being honest). Despite its secluded setting, Amazing Grace is just a 7-minute drive to GoGo’s Cinnamon Rolls and Hillman Brewing in Downtown Old Fort and a 20-minute drive to the restaurants and shops in Black Mountain. At this home, you’ll get peace and play in addition to sparkling holiday decor!
Tucked within the woodlands on Gateway Mountain's private 3,000-acre nature preserve, this completely custom Timber Frame home is chock full of amenities. From the game room with pool and ping pong tables to the outdoor fire pit and hot tub to the stunning year-round mountain views, this pet-friendly home invites the entire family (including furry members) to come along on an unforgettable mountain vacation. As you gather with your loved ones around the stone floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace and seasonal Christmas tree to watch your favorite movies on the smart TV complete with a sleek soundbar that delivers high-quality surround sound, you won’t want to leave!
This quintessential log cabin is also located on Gateway Mountain in Old Fort. The large great room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a stone wood-burning fireplace (please use Dura-flame logs only) surrounded by comfy leather furniture, and a pool table. Upstairs, you'll find a charming loft area with seating that is perfect for taking afternoon naps or reading books from the built-in wall library, and outside, you’ll find a wraparound deck with a hot tub overlooking the epic Blue Ridge mountains–the perfect backdrop for your holiday in the mountains!
Nestled on 3 acres of mountainside splendor, this gorgeous (and pet-friendly) log cabin offers peace and tranquility from the hustle and bustle! While internet and cell service is admittedly limited, you’ll have the opportunity to truly relax and spend quality time with friends and family. Whether you’re stargazing with the telescope in the upper-level loft, soaking in the hot tub, enjoying morning coffee on the screened porch while looking out at the mountains, or playing checkers in the downstairs den by the gas-powered hearth, this will be the cozy cabin of your dreams!
Constructed from hand-hewn logs and rare wormy chestnut that can be seen on the interior paneling and cabinetry, this home offers a warm and rustic feel coupled with modern luxuries. On those lazy afternoons, relax in the rocking chair on the front porch while watching the clouds roll over the mountains or listen to the sounds of the river while lounging in the community hammock beneath the trees. On those chilly nights, build a fire in the outdoor fire pit to stay warm and roast s'mores. This home is stunning when covered in snow, but even without the snow, it will offer you a unique glimpse into Appalachian living and provide a stay that's filled with the sweetness & warmth that lends the cabin its name!
This postcard-worthy log cabin offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from inside the home, out on the wrap-around deck, and while in the 6-seater hot tub. Located in Creston, a private gated community with an emphasis on natural preservation. The wraparound porch has great rocking chairs staged at various views around the home. Take in the best vista on the back corner of the home where the trees frame the Blue Ridge Mountains as you sip your morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Down below is a cozy deck with a hot tub and fire table, lit by tiki torches and fairy lights.
For those seeking a romantic retreat for two this holiday season, look no further than this adorable cabin nestled in the forest among the pines and rhododendrons. Wake up and watch the sun slip over the mountains in the distance as you sip your coffee and nibble on fresh pumpkin bread from Four Sisters Bakery on the front porch. In the evening, cozy up in front of the fire and soak in the hot tub on the back porch. In addition to holiday decor, the branch art piece in the living room and red kitchen contribute to the festive & wintry feel. With all it has to offer, Nearly Eden is truly a paradise built for two!
Located within the upscale Village of Cheshire just 5 minutes from Black Mountain, Serendipity Treehaus is just the place for a chic holiday retreat with convenience and comfort in mind. This amazing home was previously selected as Home of the Month by the Raleigh News & Observer. The architect, Thomas Lawton, made use of native stones, cedar shingles, and native landscaping outside, and on the inside, the loft-like interior boasts clean, modern lines and lots of windows. The impressive outdoor fireplace is the perfect place to gather on those chilly winter nights, and you’ll be swooning over the impeccably designed bathrooms long after your departure. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend their holiday in a luxury treehouse?
This opulent post & beam log cabin offers floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding mountain landscape and the fresh scent of newly-cut wood. In the living room, you'll find luxe leather furniture and a faux bear skin rug adding to the cozy mountain lodge ambiance. The spiral staircase leads to the lower level apartment that doubles as a game room and the upstairs loft area with an additional bedroom, living area, poker table, and office.
Embrace fairytale vibes while gathered at the dining table in the cabin's circular turret, and end the evening with a soak in the luxurious hot tub with a glass of wine. Before turning in, sit by the outdoor fire pit to swap stories and look up at the starry skies. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike the short, steep nature trail on the property that leads to the "rock garden" filled with epic natural rock formations that form scintillating patterns of frost and ice in the winter!
Located within the enchanting valley cove of Montreat at the foot of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, this charming & spacious timber-frame home with soaring white pine post-and-beam vaulted ceilings is ideal for larger families and groups. From the decorative wall plates to the refurbished rustic cabinets in floral hues to the adorably chic mismatched furniture, everywhere you look you're sure to find unique antique furnishings and quaint details. Lavishly decorated and embodying all the Swiss charm of a gingerbread cottage in the woods, at Shenandoah you'll find yourself in a whimsical mountain wonderland further complemented by the spectacular views that surround you!
While staying at your decked-out cabin, we recommend these offbeat outings to get you in the holiday spirit:
- Cruise Asheville neighborhoods for the best Christmas light displays- We recommend West Asheville around Haywood Rd, Montford Historic District near downtown, and Biltmore Village. There are also annual light displays of epic proportions (Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore Estate, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum, and Lake Julian's Festival of Lights are some crowd favorites).
- Ditch the beer and sip hot chocolate instead on a personalized Hot Cocoa Crawl- We recommend the Liquid Truffle at French Broad Chocolate Lounge, the picturesque hot cocoa at The Great Gingerbread House at Grove Park Inn.
- Embrace retro vibes at the Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum.
- Hold on to your treasured sleigh bell and take a ride on The Polar Express
- Try your hand at a “cool” outdoor adventure like Ice Climbing
- Engage in some friendly competition at Well Played Board Game Café, Pinball Museum, or Asheville Retrocade
Plan Your Holiday Getaway
Ready to eat, drink, and be merry & and cure your resting Grinch face? We think it’s time you tree-t yourself to a holiday getaway with Greybeard so you can escape the busyness and stress of the season and focus on what’s important. Discover our collection of Asheville Cabins decorated for the holidays. Asheville recently made Condé Nast Traveler's list of "The 32 Best Places to Spend Christmas Around the World," and with 150+ homes on special this Winter, there’s never been a better time to plan that much-needed family reunion or retreat with your closest friends!