North Carolina Getaway Guide: Part 1

For many of you, North Carolina is home. From mountains to coast, our state takes great pride in its beauty, making it the perfect place to staycation. If it’s for a couple of nights or for the week, explore some of North Carolina’s most unique Airbnb stays. Immerse yourself in nature, in city life, in all that this state has to offer. Share some of your favorite places to stay with us! We’re already looking forward to our next “holistay.”

“The Overlook” Luxury Glamping Dome

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Tucked at the end of a private drive, a short drive from Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure, The Overlook is a hidden gem in Hendersonville. When you’re not admiring nature through the transparent walls of the dome, you are shopping and dining in Hendersonville or Asheville, a 35-minute drive away. As you drive up, note the scenic setting of farms and vacation homes, sporting the backdrop of the mountain woods. Unlike many mountain homes, this listing involves no steep inclines, sharp drop-offs or treacherous driving experiences. It’s accessible, but you’ll want to be prepared for winter weather.

When temperatures drop below freezing at night, you’ll have access to a fireplace and a heating pad. Of course, guests who prefer warmer weather will want to consider booking during a different season. The 450 square-foot dome boasts many features: mini air conditioning system, kitchenette, coffee, tea, glassware and plates, fridge, microwave, shower, linens, blankets and toiletries. Built for two guests, there is one bedroom and one bathroom. See, you have all the fixings of home – even in the woods! As for outside, warm up by the outdoor fire pit or in the hot tub!

“Big Nick”

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Again, for those lovers of treehouses, we present “Big Nick,” the Cherry Tresort in China Grove, located right outside of Salisbury. This home, though it looks like a ropes course, is nothing short of luxury living at around $181 nightly. With 530 reviews and a 4.88 star ranking, it’s evident that vacationers and staycationers alike are obsessed with Big Nick. Listed for up to eight guests, this listing includes two bedrooms, three beds and one bathroom.

Situated 25 feet up in the trees, there are two separate sleeping spaces and a plethora of deck space to enjoy an eye level view of nature. In the main house, there’s heat, air conditioning, a TV, a shower and toilet. In the bunk house, you have a TV/DVD player, heat and air conditioning. The best part? Shower in the trees WITH hot water and great water pressure. While there is no Wi-Fi available, take the time to unplug and unwind.

The Bohemian Beach Haven

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Let’s take a trip down to the beach! The Bohemian Beach Haven has a front row seat to the Atlantic Ocean, right in Carolina Beach. Recommended for family getaways, this listing sleeps 10 guests, with four bedrooms, six bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. You’ll have room for all of the out-of-state guests as well! Listed at $319 a night, you’re getting a great deal for the best view at the beach. At Carolina Beach’s North End, walk to the beach or the pier for the sunrise and some quiet time.

Even during the winter, you and your fellow guests will want to spend time at the outdoor fire pit, on the beachfront patio or discovering all that Carolina Beach has to offer. Maybe a trip to Fort Fisher State Historic Site? Boasting a modern, Bohemian, beach style, the pictures are most certainly magazine worthy! It’s versatile sleeping arrangements include two rooms with king beds, one room with custom queen bunk beds and one room with twin beds. The family dog can even come along!

BeSpoke Little Home

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Since tiny homes are more popular than ever, we have to show you this little guy in Charlotte. Bespoke Little Home is located in Country Club Heights, a residential area close to Plaza Midwood and NoDa. Sure, it’s small, but for only $96 a night, two guests can take full advantage of tiny living at its best. Housing one bedroom and one bathroom, the space is carefully designed to maximize storage and accessibility. Maybe you’ll be inspired to adopt the minimalist lifestyle! There’s just enough room for a full kitchen, queen bed, full bathroom and all the essentials, including coffee. This is the epitome of shopping small!