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Natural beauty at Beech Mountain vacation home rentals

The enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina constantly wow visitors with their dramatic scenery, but nowhere packs as big a punch as Beech Mountain. The highest town east of the Mississippi takes your breath away as you contemplate its elevation of 5,506 feet. Ski resorts are few and far between in the southeastern states, but Beech Mountain bucks the trend, with winter-sports facilities to rival the Rockies. Beech Mountain vacation rentals, ranging from cozy cabins tucked away in the woods to spectacular mountain-top lodges, make it possible to explore this unique community from the inside.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Beech Mountain vacation rentals

One of the quirkiest attractions of Beech Mountain “many, many miles east of nowhere” is Land of Oz. The theme park based on the famous movie was originally built to attract visitors to the newly opened Beech Mountain resort outside of the main ski season. The park operated for only a decade, but the facility survived many years of closure to rise again as a much-loved attraction that opens for special occasions. “Autumn at Oz” is the highlight of the events program—this annual family-friendly celebration offers the chance to meet Dorothy and her pals and follow an actual Yellow Brick Road.


Things to do near Beech Mountain vacation homes

Beech Mountain resort is geared for adventure all year round, from morning yoga to après-ski nightcaps. Ice-skating, tubing, and snowboarding are all part of the fun in winter, while summer activities include disc golf and mountain biking. The resort even boasts its own craft brewery, with cozy open fires to warm the chilly winter evenings, while in summer the aptly named 5506’ bar rewards its patrons with live music at the end of a scenic lift ride. The charming Alpine Village is the perfect place to stock up on sports gear or browse for souvenirs and local crafts.

Day trips

Best excursions near Beech Mountain vacation homes

Charlotte has an array of unique attractions for all ages. Beech Mountain vacation homes are just a short distance from attractions like Carowinds, a family-friendly amusement park with towering roller coasters and waterslides, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, a car-racing shrine and high-tech museum with interactive exhibits about motorsports. You could also visit Discovery Place Science, a hands-on science museum with interactive exhibits, and the Billy Graham Library, a large library dedicated to the renowned religious leader.


Best time to travel to Beech Mountain vacation homes

Beech Mountain vacation rentals near the ski slopes are in high demand during the winter months, while spring and fall are great times to pick up out-of-season bargains and enjoy the fresh mountain air and clear skies. The town’s exceptional elevation means that snowfall has been recorded in every month except August, although summer temperatures more typically reach the 70s by day, followed by cool evenings. A consequence of these unusual climatic conditions is that Beech Mountain vacation rentals with a hot tub and sauna are at a premium, no matter the season.

Natural features

Beech Mountain’s wild neighbors

The Cherokee National Forest is home to many iconic American animals including raccoons, coyotes, beavers, bobcats, and chipmunks. Shy white-tailed deer thrive in its dense undergrowth, while wetlands provide supportive environments for thriving colonies of toads and salamanders. Bird-watchers may be rewarded with stirring views of hawks, eagles, and peregrine falcons soaring high above the mountain peaks, while blue jays and cardinals buzz through the undergrowth. Arm yourself with binoculars and see how much wildlife you can spot from your Beech Mountain vacation rentals balcony.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Beech Mountain

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 34.4 mi (55.4 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Beech Mountain vacation rentals

Beech Mountain is the perfect place for a family adventure trip. In addition to the ski resorts and winter sports facilities, vacation homes are close to places like Buckeye Lake, a tranquil lake with woodland surrounds, beaches, and watersports, and Wildcat Lake, a serene lake that’s popular for boating and fishing. Kids will also like Flattop Mountain, a high mountain with hiking trails to a golf course at the summit.

Where to stay around Beech Mountain?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,680 vacation rentals near Beech Mountain. From 529 Cabins to 465 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Beech Mountain for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Beech Mountain?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Beech Mountain:

  • Beech Mountain Resort: 1,358 vacation rentals
  • Charter Hills: 195 vacation rentals
  • Linville Ridge: 229 vacation rentals
  • Mill Ridge: 73 vacation rentals
  • Tynecastle: 75 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Beech Mountain?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Beech Mountain. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Buckeye Recreational Center: 2,290 vacation rentals
  • Tweetsie Railroad: 2,482 vacation rentals
  • The Blowing Rock: 2,312 vacation rentals
  • Sugar Mountain Resort: 1,874 vacation rentals
  • Appalachian State University: 2,261 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Beech Mountain listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Beech Mountain?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 529 Cabins in Beech Mountain. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Beech Mountain include:

  • Houses: 465 rentals available
  • Cottages: 529 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 520 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Beech Mountain?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 412 vacation rentals with pool available in Beech Mountain. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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