Destination guide

Trendy Columbus will entice you

Take a vacation to Columbus and enjoy the area's wineries, art galleries and monuments. This trendy city allures visitors with its waterfalls and mountain views. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Columbus

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Columbus has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Green Creek Winery (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Overmountain Vineyards (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Russian Chapel Hills Winery (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Tryon International Equestrian Center (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Mountain Brook Vineyards (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Parker-Binns Vineyard (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Columbus

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Columbus is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Foothills Equestrian Nature (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Pearson's Falls (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Lake Lure (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Lake Lure Beach and Water Park (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Chimney Rock State Park (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Columbus

The nearest airport is in Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville-Spartanburg Intl.), located 24.3 mi (39.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), which is 27.1 mi (43.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Columbus?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,151 vacation rentals near Columbus. From 557 Houses to 451 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Columbus for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Columbus?

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 Columbus:

  • Sunset Cove: 94 vacation rentals
  • West Side Historic District: 47 vacation rentals
  • Oakley: 58 vacation rentals
  • Firefly Cove: 46 vacation rentals
  • Garner Cove: 47 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 Columbus?

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

  • House of Flags Museum: 1,181 vacation rentals
  • Green Creek Winery: 953 vacation rentals
  • Russian Chapel Hills Winery: 796 vacation rentals
  • Lake Lure Beach and Water Park: 602 vacation rentals
  • Tryon International Equestrian Center: 1,264 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Columbus 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 Houses in Columbus?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 557 Houses in Columbus. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Columbus include:

  • Cabins: 451 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 451 rentals available
  • Cottages: 451 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Columbus?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 141 vacation rentals with pool available in Columbus. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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