Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Penland getaway

Experience the unique character of Penland with a stay in a vacation home rental. One of the city's many top draws is its university setting. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Penland

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Penland a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Emerald Village (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • The Orchard at Altapass (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Linville Falls Winery (9 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Linville Falls Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Mount Mitchell Golf Club (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Penland

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Penland. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pisgah National Forest (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Linville Gorge Wilderness Area (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Roaring Fork Waterfalls (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Hawksbill Mountain (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Mount Mitchell (14.3 mi / 23 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Penland

Fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), the closest airport, located 41.7 mi (67.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Penland?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 105 vacation rentals near Penland. From 39 Houses to 4 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Penland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Penland:

  • Beech Mountain Resort: 1,313 vacation rentals
  • Mountain Air: 22 vacation rentals
  • Linville Ridge: 241 vacation rentals
  • Charter Hills: 199 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 Penland?

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

  • Sugar Mountain Resort: 1,823 vacation rentals
  • Pisgah National Forest: 776 vacation rentals
  • Lake James State Park: 230 vacation rentals
  • Mount Mitchell Golf Club: 704 vacation rentals
  • Banner Elk Winery: 2,299 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Penland 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 Penland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 39 Houses in Penland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Penland include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 49 rentals available
  • Cottages: 49 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Penland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Penland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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