For year-round outdoor adventure with a taste of southern Appalachian charm, spend a weekend—or longer—at one of our Beech Mountain vacation rentals.
Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains or North Carolina, the town of Beech Mountain offers a unique twist on your typical American ski-town. You’ll find lots of Appalachian heritage here, from the delicious southern homestyle cookin’ to the quaint general stores. Best of all, it’s all set against a postcard-worthy backdrop of gently rolling mountains. In fact, it’s the highest town in the eastern U.S., with an elevation of 5,506 feet.
Our Beech Mountain cabin rentals are about two-and-a-half hours from Charlotte, and not much else in the way of larger cities—meaning they’re the perfect place to get away and unwind.
Despite its rural nature, the region surrounding Beech Mountain boasts many offerings for entertainment. All you have to do is choose your favorite way and time of year to vacation: will it be hiking the outdoors, shredding the day’s fresh powder, or exploring cute nearby towns—or maybe a mix of more than one?
It may come as no surprise that, as the highest town east of the Mississippi, skiing and snowboarding are a major draw. Our Beech Mountain vacation rentals are just moments from the town’s namesake peak, where you can spend your days skiing, snowboarding, or tubing down the slopes. With an average annual snowfall of almost 85 inches and terrain to suit any level of experience, it’s no wonder Beech Mountain is such a mecca for snow sports enthusiasts. Be sure to visit the skybar at the top of the chairlift for a cup of locally roasted Bald Guy Brew coffee or a bite to eat.
If it’s an outdoor adventure that you seek—hiking, mountain biking, trail running, river floating, rafting, boating, and more—then you’re in luck. In the spring and fall, the hills are alive with color, whether it’s pastel blooms or fiery autumnal colors. And there’s absolutely nothing that beats an Appalachian summer.
Beech Mountain itself boasts the Emerald Outback, where you’ll find more than eight miles of gorgeous trails for hiking, biking, and trail running. You’ll even find downhill mountain biking trails with lift service, so you can get in as many runs as possible. When it’s time to venture “down the mountain,” the Blue Ridge offers endless possibilities for exploration, from icons like Grandfather Mountain to secret swimming holes perfect for cooling off in the heat.
And don’t forget the option of exploring the nearby towns and villages. The college town of Boone is a must, where you can grab a Long Leaf IPA at Appalachian Mountain Brewery after exploring the cute shops and galleries on King Street. Blowing Rock offers a more upscale, touristy vibe with plenty of high-end boutiques and immediate access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, where an unforgettably beautiful drive will take you to even more hiking opportunities.
You’ll have so much at your fingertips with a Beech Mountain vacation rental. Come and experience this special place perfect for family ski trips, couples’ mountain retreats, or just a friends’ get-together. Browse our collection of Beech Mountain cabin rentals and plan your own adventure.