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As summer approaches and school ends, it's prime time for travel. Downtown Asheville offers craft demonstrations, historic buildings, arts centers, and the French Broad River. Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Visitors Center, the Folk Art Center, and Craggy Gardens. Don't miss the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Asheville Urban Trail. Greybeard has a special offer to save $100 on select homes for June reservations. Enjoy Asheville on a budget!

Buncombe Co. Courthouse and Asheville City Building downtown.

At Greybeard, we’re mindful of every kind of traveler on every kind of budget, and our growing vacation rental inventory reflects that. We understand that one of the most challenging things about vacationing outside of booking costs can be expenses associated with local activities. 

The great thing about Asheville is that you can live like a local and experience all of the beauty and excitement brimming from this mountain city without breaking the bank. To help you make the most of your time and keep that hard-earned green in your pocket, we’ve created a list of free to low-cost things to do so you can stay within your fiscal budget and exceed your fun budget! 

1. Hike and bike your way through the Land of Sky’s epic national forests and park

Hikers exploring the Pisgah National Forest.

2. Listen to Live Music, Dance at Pritchard Park Drum Circle, or Catch a Montford Park Players’ Performance

3. See local color up close and personal on an Art Mural Trail or a Studio Stroll through the River Arts District (RAD)

4. Experience Local Museums & Historical Sites

• Basilica of Saint Lawrence
• Moog Music Factory
•  American Museum of the House Cat
• Black Mountain College
• Grovewood Village’s Homespun Museum or Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum

The WNC Farmer's Market offers the best agricultural products in the region.

5. Brewery & Food Tours

• New Belgium Brewery 
• Wicked Weed Brewery
• WNC Farmer’s Market 
• French Broad Chocolate Factory
• WNC Cheese Trail

6. Free Festivals & Attractions

• Goodwill night at Asheville Tourists Baseball 
• Splasheville in Pack Square Park 
• Downtown After 5 
• Shindig on the Green
• The Big Crafty

Affordable Weekend Getaways for Two

Looking for a quick romantic retreat for two? Asheville was recently voted America’s fourth favorite “Alternative Romantic Destination,” making it the perfect vacation spot to experience vibrant culture, captivating views, and a cozy mountain atmosphere that is unrivaled! 

Our collection of 25+ budget-friendly cabin rentals in and around Asheville are great options for those seeking to enjoy the best of what the area has to offer while also keeping affordability top of mind. Most rentals within our budget-friendly collection tend to be between 1-3 bedrooms and uphold the same level of quality we strive for with all of our vacation rentals and cabins near asheville nc

Check out our Asheville Vacation Rental recommendations below:

If you’re seeking scenery and privacy: Cabin at Two Creeks or Nearly Eden

If you’re seeking mountain views: Forget Me Not or Summit Sunsets

If you’re seeking a modern retreat close to town: Downtown Treehouse or Nordic Eco House

If you’re seeking a vacation home close to Asheville: Country Cottage Getaway or Moon Shadow

Summit Sunsets fire pit area at twilight.

If you want to cozy up around an outdoor fire pit: Cardinal Cottage or The Barn at Maple Hill

If you want to bring your pup along on the trip: Turnberry Treehouse or Cottontail Cottage

If you want to soak in a hot tub under the stars: Laurel Knoll or Mt Admiral’s Retreat

At Greybeard, we understand working within a budget while being in desperate need of a getaway. Luckily with our Asheville NC rentals, affordability still equates to a clean, comfortable, and well-maintained space–all you need to enjoy the area and stay at a great price! 

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