Destination guide

Experience clear mountain air in West Jefferson

Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina lies a hidden gem known as West Jefferson. Visitors enjoy not only the cool mountain breezes and breathtaking landscape, but also a mix of history and modern culture. Small-town charisma, green-mountain vistas, and a relaxed pace define this charming destination. West Jefferson vacation rentals are the perfect way to take a breather from a busy schedule, slow down for a breath of fresh mountain air, and unwind. The population may be small, but this is a town with a big heart and plenty to do for visitors of all ages.

Things to do

Immerse yourself in mountain life

If you’re planning to book a vacation rental in West Jefferson, you probably love the mountains—and that’s good because West Jefferson is a mountain town at heart. That means tons of things to do and see outdoors. Pack a picnic and your hiking boots for a day at Mount Jefferson State Natural Area. While you’re there, take advantage of the free educational programs led by park rangers and designed to teach participants more about the natural world. Check ahead of time, though, as some of these require advance registration. The arts district is another must-see.

Activities

Take your pick of West Jefferson activities

Your vacation rental in West Jefferson will give you access to a thriving arts scene as well as a magical downtown district complete with shops, restaurants, and even a brewery. The town hosts many summer festivals and concerts, and in the fall, bright foliage, corn mazes, and pumpkin picking take the spotlight. Book your West Jefferson vacation rental to enjoy quaint streets lined with shady trees and art galleries, restaurants serving up innovative cuisine, and plenty of shopping. Abundant entertainment options include golf, theater, and fishing.

Weather

Come prepared for changing weather

In West Jefferson, it’s not uncommon to experience several seasons in one day. Snow can change to sunshine—or vice-versa—with surprising speed. That means that you should arrive at your West Jefferson vacation rental prepared for a range of weather. Some days will see rain or snow, but most of the time the skies are clear and blue. Summer days are typically warm and pleasant, and you’ll love the brisk mountain air in the winter. Book your vacation rental in West Jefferson during the summer for the most outdoor options.

Natural features

Mountain terrain and unique wildlife

Located in the Appalachian Mountains, West Jefferson lies in a valley between Paddy Mountain to the west and Mount Jefferson to the east. The lush green land and Mount Jefferson provide a botanical paradise supporting a diverse population of plants and animals including squirrels, mice, foxes, raccoons, deer, and snakes. This area is also known for being a natural habitat for certain bird species not found at lower altitudes. Reserve a vacation rental in West Jefferson to catch a rare glimpse of a red-tailed hawk, a chestnut-sided warbler, or a slate-colored junco.

How to get there

How to get to and around West Jefferson

The nearest airport is in Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), located 38.6 mi (62.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around West Jefferson?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 516 vacation rentals near West Jefferson. From 360 Cabins to 360 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Jefferson for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to West Jefferson?

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 West Jefferson:

  • Buck Mountain: 17 vacation rentals
  • Linville Ridge: 226 vacation rentals
  • Mill Ridge: 73 vacation rentals
  • Tynecastle: 73 vacation rentals
  • Panorama Estates: 21 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 West Jefferson?

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

  • Mountain Aire Golf Club: 1,142 vacation rentals
  • Mount Jefferson State Park: 746 vacation rentals
  • Saint Mary's Episcopal Church: 952 vacation rentals
  • Virginia Creeper Trail: 415 vacation rentals
  • Tweetsie Railroad: 2,462 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Jefferson 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 West Jefferson?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 360 Cabins in West Jefferson. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West Jefferson include:

  • Cottages: 360 rentals available
  • Houses: 108 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 360 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West Jefferson?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 41 vacation rentals with pool available in West Jefferson. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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