14 Gorgeous Mountain Houses You Can Rent On Airbnb

Mountain houses — with their rugged charm, tranquil atmosphere, and relative privacy – are ideal for vacations. Their proximity to attractive landscapes and potential for outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, and camping!) is unbeatable. But what do you do when your vacation mode is officially on, and there are no hotels near your favorite mountain range? You do what 44 million Airbnb guests did in 2022: rent a listing from the website (per Airbnb and OpenStreetMap data). Unless you're an ardent "Man vs. Wild" follower and aim to be one with your surroundings, that is.

However, before you give into wanderlust and book that spectacular chalet against a mountainous backdrop, exercise caution and do some investigation to ensure the property fits the bill. For starters, check the property's location relative to nearby mountains. You don't want to book an Airbnb near the Great Smoky Mountains if you wish to explore the Cheyenne Mountains. Similarly, research if the mountain house can accommodate your party, is pet-friendly, and has the desired features, such as a hot tub, state-of-the-art security system, Wi-Fi, and a fire pit. It's also best to check the Airbnb host's ratings on the site, go through a few reviews, and contact them to ensure there are no unwarranted surprises down the line. But if this sounds like a lot of work, here are the locations, standout features, costs, activities you can partake in, and nearby attractions for a few gorgeous mountain houses you can rent on Airbnb for a one-of-a-kind vacation.

1. Luxurious cabin in Blairsville, Georgia

Check out this luxurious cabin in Blairsville if you wish to stay near the Blue Ridge Mountains on your next vacation. Boasting stunning views from each of its nine bedrooms and eight decks, this cabin consists of 21 beds and six baths, and can host up to 40 guests. Better yet, you get a separate guest house with the lodge if you want privacy from your family and friends. Along with scenic views of the mountain and valley, the superhosts offer 66 amenities, including a private backyard, washer and dryer, fire pit, rock waterfall, BBQ grill, security cameras around the property, Wi-Fi, and workspace. Additionally, you can indulge in many outdoor activities, such as lake swimming, hiking, boating, tubing, fishing, and kayaking.

However, this property doesn't welcome pets. So, if you plan to take your furry friends with you, this cabin will not be right for you. Further, you'll have to book the accommodation for at least two nights and be expected to shell out anywhere between $1,200 and $1,400 per night (not including the cleaning and Airbnb service fee or taxes). As for nearby attractions, this Airbnb is just seven miles from the charming, quaint town of Blairsville. The town is an interesting mix of mountains, museums, restaurants, state parks, waterfalls, and distilleries.

2. Meadow house in Chestertown, New York

If you're looking for a tranquil mountain house, take a look at this cozy cabin in Chestertown. Nestled in the Adirondacks and located 10 minutes from the interstate, this Airbnb can accommodate 10 guests and has five bedrooms, nine beds, and three baths. Enclosed by towering pines and meadows, this property promises to give you a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Besides a furnished mountain house, the superhost offers several amenities, like an outdoor gas grill, washer and dryer, games, and puzzles. The wheelchair-friendly cabin also features a big USGS topographical map — URL hidden — of the Adirondacks to help you plan a few fun hikes, a telescope for some stargazing, and a reading alcove for the bibliophiles in your group.

On the flip side, this Airbnb isn't pet-friendly and costs between $150 to $250 for a night (ignoring the taxes and company fees). You'll have to book the house for at least two days. As for the activities, enjoy free skiing at the Dynamite Hill recreation area of the town. You can sled along the margins of the skiing space, too. Or try out the Gore Mountain ski resort. Known as the largest ride and ski resort in New York, the alpine spot is a hit among locals and tourists for its ski-worthy 400-acre terrain. Saratoga Springs, Lake George Village, Loon Lake Town Beach, and Lake Placid are all nearby.

3. Barn house in Woodstock, New York

Do you love a house with character, history, and charm? If yes, you might want to look into this 19th century hand-hewn dairy barn. With its proximity to the mighty Appalachians, this feature-worthy Airbnb can house 10 guests and has four bedrooms, four beds, and five baths. The barn has an interesting history and features lights from a Victoria's Secret store, stained glass from a St. Louis church, and bespoke linens from John Robshaw. The superhost of this 8-acre property provides slippers, rain boots, pajamas, and robes. You also get a hot tub, gym, Wi-Fi, sauna, pizza oven, security cameras, cabana kitchen, and private pool (open from mid-May to mid-October).

Additionally, this Airbnb is pet-friendly. The property costs $350 to $500 a night, excluding taxes and platform fees. Please note that the house isn't available during Thanksgiving or Christmas. While staying here, swim in the Little Deep Lake, walk in the Thorn Preserve, and witness a waterfall in all its glory. You can go skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing as well if you drive 18 miles to the Catskills. After you're done with the adventurous part of your day, experience antiquing, good food, and live music. Plus, downtown Woodstock, Saugerties, Kingston, Belleayre Mountain, Windham Mountain, Hunter Mountain, and Hudson are close.

4. Top of the World in Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Top of the World is a sequestered mountain cabin encircled by wonderful Christmas tree farms, providing guests plenty of privacy and a break from the daily grind. Offering 180-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this Airbnb has three bedrooms, four beds, and two baths, and is ideal for eight people. Fabled as the luxurious "arts & crafts" cabin, this wood and stone property has a private front porch. It offers plenty of opportunities for adults to hike, a spacious backyard for children to run around and play games, and an outdoor BBQ grill for fun cooking sessions. Moreover, the superhost provides Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and a Keurig coffee machine.

The house is pet-friendly, and you're allowed to bring up to two dogs with you, given the property manager's prior approval. However, you'll have to pay a $100 fee for each of your pets after you've made the booking. As for the charges, you must book the accommodation for at least three nights at a per-night cost of $300 to $400, excluding taxes, pet, cleaning, and Airbnb fees. During your stay, head into Cherokee and hike along the waterfalls and creeks, or rent electric bikes. You can also take in the magnificent Bear Creek Lake, East LaPorte River Access Park, and geologic formations at the Judaculla Rock. You might even be able to squeeze in a day trip to the Biltmore Estate and Chimney Rock Park.

5. Modern mountain home in Greenwood, Virginia

Spread over seven acres, this A-frame mountain house will give you unparalleled views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Airbnb has three bedrooms, three beds, and 2 ½ baths, and can fit six guests. The hosts strongly emphasize the number of people in the home. They might cancel your booking without refunding your money if your party has more than six people. Besides a mountain and valley view, the house's amenities include security cameras all around, a private two-person sauna, a washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, a pool table, Xbox game consoles, indoor games, outdoor furniture, a private BBQ grill, EV charger, and a coffee and wet bar. It's outfitted with a Sundance Optima hot tub with lights, a waterfall, seat adjustment options, and 47 massage therapy jets to ensure your long soak is utterly relaxing.

The superhost doesn't allow their guests' dogs inside the house due to a history of damage. You'll have to book the Airbnb for a minimum of three nights and pay between $450 and $650 per day, barring taxes and other fees. While staying at this mountain home, visit Shenandoah National Park and nearby vineyards, breweries, and wineries. You can also explore the Grand and Luray Caverns, Monticello (a historical landmark), and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. If you're in a roller-skating mood, head to Greenwood Community Center. Moreover, Greenwood Country Store is a specialty antique shop if you want to purchase a few gifts for your loved ones.

6. Studio cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

If you're looking for a cozy and private mountain house in the midst of nature, this studio cabin in Gatlinburg might be worth a look. Perfect for a party of four, the cabin has a lone bedroom, two beds, and one bath. The Airbnb features a private deck that offers stunning views of Mt. Leconte and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That's not all the covered deck is good for. It's outfitted with comfortable outdoor furniture and a hot tub. Plus, the superhost offers a gas fireplace you can use between the colder months of October and March (or earlier if the weather is particularly severe). You also get a charcoal grill, provided you bring the charcoal. Washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and dedicated workspace are included.

Having said that, the host doesn't allow pets. You'll have to book the stay for a minimum of two nights and pay in the $100 to $200 range, overlooking the taxes and platform fees. The mountain town of Gatlinburg is 3.6 miles away. Once there, visit the Space Needle observation tower or hop in a Sky Lift — the famous aerial cable car. Additionally, try out the miniature golf course, distilleries, arcades, Gatlinburg SkyPark, and whitewater rafting. You can even go on guided hikes.

7. Honey Hollow cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia

The Honey Hollow mountain cabin is near the Blue Ridge Mountains in north Georgia. It can house eight guests and has three bedrooms, five beds, and three baths, with a spacious floor plan to give everyone some much-needed breathing room. The open living room and a row of windows accentuate the beauty of the mountain. The superhost provides a gas fireplace to warm the cabin from October through April, outdoor furniture, a gas grill, a dining table to fit six people, a breakfast bar, and a jacuzzi tub. The fire pit creates the ideal atmosphere for gazing at the dense forest, given you bring firewood or order it through the contracted company. Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, and baby safety gates are also included.

House-trained dogs are allowed in the house, but you'll have to pay a pet fee of $75 for each of your fur babies. The cabin must be booked for at least three nights and costs between $200 and $300 per day, excluding taxes and Airbnb charges. The accommodation is a mere 10 to 20 minutes away from most of the attractions of Blue Ridge, including Blue Ridge Lake and Marina, Mercier Orchards, Toccoa River, Aska Trails, and Serenity Spa. To take in the breathtaking scenery of the town, board the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Or explore the 300 miles of splendid hiking trails, geocache treasures, fish trout in the water bodies, attend festivals, ride horseback, and taste-test sumptuous wines.

8. Modern lakefront cabin in Anaconda, Montana

The mountain cabin in Anaconda is situated on Georgetown Lake and offers envious views of the rugged Pintler wilderness, known as the Anaconda Range. This relatively new waterfront cabin can house up to 13 guests and has four bedrooms, five beds, and three baths. The Airbnb is spacious and favors a rustic style, and the private dock offers scenic views of the mountains as well as the lake. As for the amenities, the property has a washer and dryer, bathtub, entertainment system, books, indoor gas fireplace, fire pit, BBQ grill, boat slip, patio, private backyard (not completely fenced), and travel crib. You also get to access the lake via the dock or another path.

The spacious house is pet-friendly. However, the property is a tad expensive, must be booked for at least two nights, and usually costs around $650 per day (ignoring the associated taxes and fees). Be prepared to shell out anywhere between $1,200 and $1,700 during high-demand months like December and January. If you're a fan of the outdoors, this cabin lets you take advantage of some of the best activities, such as waterskiing, golf, fly-fishing, and winter sports. The place is near the town of Philipsburg, where you might see deer in the wild or cattle drives. Good food and micro-beer are also reasons to head into town.

9. A rental unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado

If you fancy a relaxing vacation in a mountain home without being too far from all signs of civilization, check out this second-floor apartment in downtown Old Colorado City. This rental unit has two bedrooms, two beds, and two baths and can house a maximum of four people. The west-facing porch offers uninterrupted views of Cheyenne Mountain. You get 24/7 security cameras facing the driveway, bathtub, Wi-Fi, outlet covers, cribs, window guards, coffee maker, luggage drop-off, outdoor furniture, and dining space. The superhost provides a washer and dryer facility for guests staying more than a week. Free parking is available for a single car, but extra charges are applicable if you want to use the private garage.

The pet-friendly unit has no fenced yard, so you must monitor your fur babies. Additionally, you must inform the host of any pet guests in advance. Expect to pay $100 to $200 for a night, excluding the platform fees and levied taxes. The apartment is two blocks away from the stores, restaurants, bars, and cafes lining the streets of Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City. You'll be close to the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs' National Natural Landmark. If you're a history buff or nature lover, you'll appreciate the park's ecological and geological offerings. Plus, you get to traverse the hiking trails, climb rocks, take Segway or bike tours, participate in guided nature walks, and indulge in scavenger hunts.

10. The vineyard cottage in Jonesville, North Carolina

If you love wines and are looking for something a little off the beaten path for your next vacation, you might like the Chateau Jourdain within a vineyard in Jonesville. Situated against the Blue Ridge Mountains backdrop, the elegant cottage has three bedrooms, five beds, and two baths, and can comfortably house seven individuals. Located inside a private vineyard, this property offers breathtaking mountain, vineyard, valley, resort, and garden scenery. This Airbnb has security cameras on the property. You can use the washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, workspace, bathtub, entertainment system, board games, crib (you must request it in advance), and the nearby resort's amenities. A fire pit, loungers, outdoor furniture, and a BBQ grill are available, too.

Unfortunately, pets aren't welcome. The house must be booked for at least two nights (you might be able to book it for one during slow seasons) and will cost $250 to $350 per day, barring taxes and other fees. With its location among two American Viticultural Areas — Yadkin Valley AVA and Swan Creek AVA — you get to walk the length of the vineyard and lush gardens. There are more than 24 wineries within 15 miles of the cottage if you'd like to tour them and taste some delicious wines. In case you're in the mood for some adventure, there are a few hiking and biking trails nearby. Stone Mountain State Park is within driving distance.

11. Rustic mountain condo in Jackson, Wyoming

If you've been eyeballing the multiple outdoor activities offered by the Snow King Mountain Resort, give this mountain condo in Jackson a look. Commanding 1,250 square feet, this Airbnb can fit seven guests and has two bedrooms, four beds, and three baths. The three-story house offers awe-inspiring views of the Teton Mountain. The condo's exterior has two private decks, a charcoal grill, and a small electric grill. Inside, you'll find an electric fireplace, a charming spiral staircase, portable heaters (for when the mercury takes a dip), a washer and dryer, a travel crib, and Wi-Fi.

The condo is pet-friendly, but you'll have to pay a fee in advance and inform the superhost. You'll have to book the house for a minimum of three nights and shell out anywhere between $250 to $1,200 (barring taxes and fees), depending on demand. When visiting this Wyoming property, you get to indulge in skiing and snowboarding at the Snow King Mountain Resort. Moreover, winter activities like gondola, coaster, and tube rides will make for a great adventure. But if you're visiting in the summer, zip lines, bungee trampoline, mini golf, mountain biking, and alpine slides will keep you busy. You might also be able to catch a few concerts. Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are in close proximity, too. Plus, the town is home to performing arts theater, museums, art centers, and bars.

12. Camper in Carbondale, Colorado

If you've been thinking of buying an RV and want to check one out before investing, how about spending your next vacation inside one? This camper in Carbondale can accommodate four individuals and offers unrestricted views of Mount Sopris. It features one bedroom, one bed, and one bath. The attached tipi, deck, and airstream are for your exclusive use. The RV has Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, fire pit, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, backyard, TV, lockbox, and BBQ grill. Home safety equipment includes a fire extinguisher, smoke alarm, and first aid kit.

The house rules allow pets inside this Airbnb. The camper can be rented for $150 to $250 per night, not counting the taxes, cleaning, and platform fees. As for the activities, go glamping in the Rocky Mountains or get comfortable under the tipi to enjoy stargazing and promising sunrises. If you drive into the town of Carbondale, you can visit Shawnee National Forest, golf courses, lakes, national and state parks, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery, museums, breweries, and wineries. You can even enjoy the town's exciting nightlife and shop locally. With its proximity to Glenwood Springs, Basalt, and Aspen, the location provides ample hiking and fishing opportunities.

13. Contemporary home in Windsor, Vermont

The contemporary house in Windsor was built to ensure it fit the needs and requirements of modern-day vacationers. It highlights the beauty of Mount Ascutney. The house is big enough for six people and consists of two bedrooms, five beds, and two baths. The two-story house has a high ceiling in the living room and kitchen, so you can appreciate the beauty outdoors while you're downstairs. Besides the gorgeous mountain view, you get a fenced backyard, Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, workspace, entertainment system, high chair, board games, indoor gas fireplace, BBQ grill, fire pit, deck, and outdoor furniture. However, you can't venture into the unfinished basement.

The superhost allows pets if you'll be taking your fur babies with you. But you'll have to book the place for a minimum of three or four nights (depending on the dates) and pay between $300 and $400 per day. Taxes and platform fees are extra. You'll find the Ascutney trails near the property if you're in the mood for hiking and snowshoeing. The Brownsville Butcher and Pantry is close if you want to gorge on some delicacies while staying at the house. The slopes at Killington and Sunapee, Okemo, and the Upper Valley are just 20 to 40 minutes away, making it easier to participate in backcountry skiing. After you're done, you can quench your thirst at the Harpoon Brewery and visit Woodstock Village.

14. Mountain view home in Sevierville, Tennessee

You might want to consider this mountain view home in Sevierville if you've been craving some peace and quiet. The country home provides stunning views of Cove Mountain and can house 10 guests. It has three bedrooms, six beds, and two baths. The house boasts an outdoor hot tub and an indoor soaking tub. The superhost offers a park-style charcoal grill, but you'll have to bring the charcoal. The amenities include Wi-Fi, security cameras around the Airbnb, washer and dryer, arcade games, entertainment system, board games, outdoor dining space, and free access to nearby resorts. Since this sprawling 2,000 square foot is a single-story home, you won't have to worry about climbing steps.

However, the house rules forbid pets inside. You have to book the Airbnb for a minimum of two nights (or three, depending on the dates) and can expect to pay $120 to $350, barring platform fees and taxes. If you book the house between May and September, you might get free access to the Honeysuckle Meadows community pool. Moreover, the fishing pond is available year round for no extra charge. The house is two miles from the Line Springs entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park or the Foothills Parkway. You can go river tubing in Townsend, which is only seven miles away. Or try out the Hawk Sky Lift by driving 1.5 miles. The Wears Valley Road features several restaurants and is only 1/2 mile away.