Destination guide

Soak away your troubles with a Hot Springs vacation rental

Before you slip into the hot mineral waters of Hot Springs, remember to take your watch off. You won't need it here. This cute, tiny town is so relaxing that whales listen to CDs of it when they're feeling stressed. But there's more to a Hot Springs vacation rental than just soaking your worries away. It's a hub for outdoor activities including water sports, biking, and hiking, and in fact it's the only place in North Carolina where the long-distance Appalachian Trail runs directly down the main street. Take a seat at the bar and swap some stories with your fellow travelers.

Activities

It's an Appalachian invasion over at Hot Springs

Fancy yourself something of a detective? For 50 points, guess the main activity at Hot Springs? That's right, Columbo. The town's natural hot mineral springs have been drawing visitors for more than 200 years. And if you're looking to soak away your aches and pains, you'll need some aches and pains to begin with. Never fear, the Appalachian Trail passes right through, and even if you don't rack up the full 2,000 miles, it ought to get you pretty footsore. Hiking and biking opportunities abound in the area, while some bold souls come for rafting and kayaking on the river.

Weather

Even the weather aims to please in Hot Springs

Hot Springs is the sort of place that likes to keep things neat and tidy, and that goes for the weather too. The mountains that surround the town tend to even out extremes. Winters are short and cold, but while those snow-capped mountains make for great eye candy, the town itself rarely gets big dumps of the white stuff. The hot springs are open year-round, and few things are as lovely as immersing yourself in hot water on a freezing cold day. Fast-forward to summer, and you'll get hot days and cool nights, with plenty of fresh mountain air to keep things from getting stuffy.

Natural features

It's mountain high, valley low on this vacation

Set in the French Broad River Valley, there aren't many places that can compete with Hot Springs for sheer natural beauty. The whole area is part of the Pisgah National Forest, and if you take a look out the window of your Hot Springs vacation rental, you'll see you're surrounded by the 3,500-foot peaks of the Appalachian Mountains. It's a haven for wildlife of both the animal and human variety, and it's no surprise that hikers and bikers flock here in droves. For the most amazing views, try hiking up to Max Patch Mountain or driving to Rich Mountain Lookout Fire Tower.

Where to stay around Hot Springs?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 379 vacation rentals near Hot Springs. From 248 Cabins to 86 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hot Springs for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Hot Springs?

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 Hot Springs:

  • Downtown: 194 vacation rentals
  • Biltmore Village: 23 vacation rentals
  • West Asheville: 101 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ski Area: 710 vacation rentals
  • Wolf Laurel: 97 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cabins in Hot Springs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 248 Cabins in Hot Springs. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hot Springs include:

  • Houses: 86 rentals available
  • Cottages: 248 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 248 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 Hot Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 25 vacation rentals with pool available in Hot Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.