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The state of North Carolina is a great place to rent a cabin and really get back to nature and life’s simple pleasures. There are cabins here that work well for families, couples, and large groups. But you might also be interested in bringing your pet along for the adventure because of all the great hiking trails and outdoor adventures that await just outside your cabin’s door.
Here are some of the top pet-friendly cabins in North Carolina to inspire your next trip with your pup.
Camryn's Hideaway, Bryson City
Couples and solo travelers with pets love staying at Camryn’s Hideaway, which is secluded and near Fontana Lake. It has an open design in a mountain-chic, loft-style setting that is nestled among the trees. The outdoor area has a partial wrap-around deck, fire pit, and hot tub. Meanwhile, the interior offers a full kitchen, king bedroom, bathroom, fireplace, TV, and lounge seating. Pet fees apply for guests staying here. The fee is $45 per pet for the first two pets, and more than two pets are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Cozy Creekside Cabin, Robbinsville
When you pay a $40 pet fee, you can bring your pet along to this cabin. Just check with the owner first about the dog breed and number of pets. The cabin sleeps four people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s secluded, yet centrally located, and has no neighbors nearby. Guests love staying here because of the four-person hot tub and multi-level deck area outside. The outdoor space also has a propane grill and fire pit area to relax around. Let the light and lovely views in through the floor-to-ceiling windows next to the stone fireplace. There’s also a Verizon hotspot for Wi-Fi and Verizon cell phone service.
River View Cabin Close to Dillsboro, Whittier
This 600-square-foot cabin is available to rent on Vrbo and sleeps five people. It’s a pet-friendly cabin that charges a $45 fee for your pet and requires you to bring a kennel along if you plan on leaving him/her alone in the home. The cabin has one bedroom and one bathroom, as well as an infant travel crib if you need it. You’ll also have a stocked kitchen, laundry machines, outdoor patio table, propane grill, and chairs around the fire pit. It’s a well-decorated space with additional properties available to rent around the corner if you have a larger group.
A Mountain Paradise on Collett Creek, Valleytown
This 900-square-foot cabin allows pets when you pay an additional $100 pet deposit. It is a six-person cabin that has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. You’ll be on a secluded piece of property in the Smoky Mountains and by the Nantahala National Forest. Come here for a peaceful escape and to relieve your stress. The hot tub on the private deck is perfect for this as you take in the nature views and tranquil sounds of the flowing water nearby.
Totally Private Cabin with Best View, Golden Valley
If you want to stay at this North Carolina cabin and bring your pet, there is a two-pet maximum and $40 charge per pet. Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis. The cabin sleeps seven people and is about 2,000 square feet in size. You’ll have three bedrooms and three bathrooms here. The luxury cabin does not have Wi-Fi, but it does offer three levels of mountain paradise with a full kitchen, tall ceilings, a wood fireplace, and large outside porches. It’s in a beautiful part of the state for your sightseeing and outdoor adventures. For dining out, the closest towns are Rutherfordton, Forest City, Morganton, and Marion.
Historic Cabin in Little Switzerland, Little Switzerland
Pet parents and their pups enjoy staying at this Little Switzerland cabin that’s about 1,000 square feet in size and accommodates five people. The pet fee is $30 per stay, per pet. It’s fun to explore this area of North Carolina while staying in a historic, custom-built cabin like this one. The indoor space features a rustic design, equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and large stone fireplace. The outdoor space has a covered front porch with rocking chairs and a patio with a fire pit and chairs. Also, the location is within walking distance of the village and hiking trails.
Romantic Honeymoon Cabin, Bryson City
For your next romantic getaway when you don’t want to leave your pet behind, consider this North Carolina cabin rental. It’s a two-person cabin that allows one dog up to 40 pounds when you pay a $50 pet fee. Known as Majestic Overlook, the cabin has an upscale kitchen and living room. Then the outdoor area has a covered deck with a hot tub, propane fire pit, and chairs to relax. Wi-Fi is available at the cabin, which is just 20 minutes from Bryson City and Lake Fontana.
1930s Pet-Friendly Cabin with Hot Tub, Clyde
Here’s a cabin for up to five people that also welcomes pets in North Carolina. It has one bedroom and one bathroom for your group in a historic space that’s in the peaceful farming community of Crabtree. Guests enjoy the sunset and mountain views from the porch, gazebo swing, and five-person hot tub. Bring your dog outside to hang out around the fire pit, or cuddle up inside as you make use of the DVD library and Wii game system. It’s a five-minute walk to the Pigeon River and a 10-minute drive to Lake Junaluska from here.
Mountain Dream, Robbinsville
Available on Airbnb, this pet-friendly cabin accommodates six humans and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The host allows up to two pets when you pay a $40 fee. Perks of staying here are the excellent hot tub and location that’s just 20 minutes from Bryson City and the Nantahala Outdoor Center. There is no TV in the cabin, but you will have free Wi-Fi and Netflix.
Craftsman Style River House on the French Broad River, Madison County
This 1,500-square-foot cabin is pet-friendly and offers a riverfront location. It sleeps up to six people and allows pets as long as they stay out of the upstairs area and off of beds and furniture. The cabin has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a large, covered porch and Wi-Fi. Outdoor enthusiasts love it here because the home is close to mountain biking trails, hiking, and trout fishing. The French Broad River is also great for kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and rafting. Relax with your pup in this space and surround yourself with the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests!
Cozy Cabin with Hot Tub near Lake James, Burke County
Pets can stay with you in this 1,200-square-foot cabin that also accommodates six people. Pet fees apply, and only house-trained and indoor-friendly pets are allowed. The cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom for your North Carolina travels. The outdoor area here has a hot tub, hammocks, fire pit, and creek – all in a private setting in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s a peaceful retreat with lots of mountain views and local trails to explore nearby. When you stay here, it’s fun to check out Lake James, Table Rock, the Linville Gorge, and Catawba Falls.
Abner's Cabin, Asheville
Bring your pup along to Abner’s Cabin, which accommodates four people and does not charge any pet fees. This is one of the few cabin rentals in North Carolina where you won’t pay more to bring your dog. Up to two dogs are allowed here. The cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a location that’s just 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. It’s a great home base for city exploration and also outdoor adventures since it’s between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. At the property, you’ll have access to the front yard, fire pit, and deck off the back to enjoy the views.
Private and Quiet Mountain Getaway, Cranberry
With about 960 square feet of space, this pet-friendly cabin has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It accommodates up to four people and allows up to two dogs weighing less than 50 pounds each. Only older children (not younger ones) are allowed here with host approval. The cabin is on 2.5 acres of land and features a fireplace, internet, outdoor fire pit, stainless steel appliances, and Direct HDTV. It’s in a good area to ride your ATV and in a central location for lots of North Carolina adventures.