Destination guide

Historic Rutherfordton will entice you

The area's history and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Rutherfordton. Well-liked for its mountain views, coffeehouses and lake, this city is both relaxing and walkable. 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 Rutherfordton

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Rutherfordton a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bubba's Fun Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Forest City Golf Course (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Cleghorn Plantation Golf and Country Club (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Tryon International Equestrian Center (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Mountain Brook Vineyards (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Parker-Binns Vineyard (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rutherfordton

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

  • Lake Lure (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Lake Lure Beach and Water Park (15.9 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Foothills Equestrian Nature (16.9 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Chimney Rock State Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Needle's Eye (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)

Traveling to and around Rutherfordton

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 33 mi (53.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville-Spartanburg Intl.), which is 36.1 mi (58.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Rutherfordton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 972 vacation rentals near Rutherfordton. From 372 Cabins to 466 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rutherfordton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Rutherfordton:

  • Green River Highlands: 17 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Cove: 93 vacation rentals
  • Cheshire: 23 vacation rentals
  • Garner Cove: 48 vacation rentals
  • Firefly Cove: 40 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cabins in Rutherfordton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 372 Cabins in Rutherfordton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rutherfordton include:

  • Houses: 466 rentals available
  • Cottages: 372 rentals available
  • Caravans: 6 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 Rutherfordton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 173 vacation rentals with pool available in Rutherfordton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.