The 13 Best Pet-Friendly Cabins in Asheville, NC with Fenced Yards

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Between the charming downtown center, bustling art scene, and abundance of scenic landmarks, Asheville is a popular destination for city-dwellers and adventure lovers. And with plenty of pet-friendly hikes and trails, it also happens to be a great place to visit with your furry best friends.

Whether you’re coming to Asheville for a quick getaway or week-long retreat, you’ll want to stay in a rental where both you and your pet can feel comfortable. Thankfully, there are plenty of pet-friendly properties with and fenced yards to choose from.

1. Stunning Log Cabin with Spacious Covered Porch

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Fees: No extra pet fees.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: Yes

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This luxury home on Barkwells Lane is the ultimate escape for pets and their owners. In addition to the spacious fenced-in Airbnb property, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom log cabin also has a 40-foot covered porch, when you can enjoy the breeze without baking in the sun. Nearby, you’ll also find several fenced-in meadows and ponds, so you both can explore Mother Nature without any worries.

The inside of the cabin is also quite impressive, with wood-paneled cathedral ceilings, a stone fireplace, and cozy decor and furnishings. You’ll also be supplied with everything you need to make your pet happy, including doggy bowls, beds, and even a built-in doggy door outside.

2. Secluded Vacation Home with Pool on Five-acres

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: Yes

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You and your friends can enjoy the best of the city and nature when you stay at this 3 bedroom cabin in Fairview. Although this cabin is surrounded by five acres of wooded forest, it’s also centrally located just 15 minutes from Asheville’s most popular sights and attractions. However, the home is loaded with its own features and amenities, so there’s really no reason ever to step foot outside!

Channel your competitive side with a game of pool or Pac Man (the arcade machine has over 60 games), take a relaxing soak in the hot tub, or enjoy the twinkling stars as you warm up by the fire pit. Guests who stay during the summer can also access the outdoor pool.

3. Historic Log Cabin Next to National Park

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Fees: $100 per pet.
Policies: No pets on the couch or subject to an additional cleaning fee.
Fence: Yes

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Built in 1922, this beautiful red log cabin has been tastefully remodeled to include all the cozy features of the home. The granite-countertop chef’s kitchen opens up to the large dining and living room area, where you and up to 7 friends can enjoy a relaxing meal. In total, there are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which can easily sleep up to 8 guests.

Open the back door, and your pet will have an entire acre of fenced-in property to explore. If you’re looking for a more exhilarating walk, you can also trek parts of the Mountains to Sea Trail, which is located just a few minutes from the property.

4. Tranquil Hand-Built Cabin with Koi Ponds

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: Yes

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If you’re looking for a bit of peace and relaxation during your trip, then look no further than this tranquil cabin just 10-minutes from downtown Asheville. Despite being only 600 square feet big, the entire cabin feels quite spacious, with 2 bedrooms, a spare loft, and a pleasant outdoor garden that’s completely fenced-in for your pet.

In addition to the yard, this home also has a fire pit, gas grill, and built-in greenhouse. However, the coolest features of the cabin are the small koi ponds. After an afternoon of sightseeing, you can head back and enjoy a glass of wine while you admire the zen-like ponds from the privacy of the garden.

5. Remote Mountain-side Cabin with Sunset Views

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Fees: No extra fees.
Policies: Clean up after your pet (including fur) or else incur an additional $50 cleaning fee.
Fence: Yes

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You’d be hard-pressed to find better views than from the outdoor deck of this mountainous Airbnb cabin. Perched on the side of a mountain on a private 12-acre lot, this charming A-frame cabin has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully-stocked kitchen, a stone fireplace, and, best of all, sweeping views.

If you’re traveling with your furry friends, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a fenced-in back yard so you can let them out for quick walks or potty breaks. Keep in mind that the home is remote atop a steep hill, so you’ll need a 4WD to make it safely up the mountain.

6. Centrally Located Cabin with Hot Tub

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Fees: $75 pet fee.
Policies: No cats.
Fence: Yes

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This modern 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin is the ideal jumping-off point for exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway. Imagine hopping in your car and being just minutes away from the spectacular cascading waterfalls! We also love that the home is just six miles from downtown Asheville, NC where you’ll find a plethora of cafes, restaurants, and shops.

The home has everything you need for a relaxing weekend away. There’s high-speed internet, a private hot tub, a gas BBQ, and three flat-screen TVs (so you don’t have to fight over what movie to watch). Best of all, the fenced-in yard has more than enough space for Fido to run wild.

7. Quaint Cottage for Seven Guests

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Fees: $60 pet fee.
Policies: No pets on the furniture. Pets must be on flea and tick medication. To prevent scratches on the floor, clipping long nails is advised.
Fence: Yes

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Escape the bustle of city life when you spend a few days at this quaint cottage in West Asheville, North Carolina. The open floor plan has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room with pull-out sofa, and dining room set. Although it’s just one story, the vaulted ceilings in the living room give the cottage a more spacious atmosphere.

Your pets will also love roaming the private 1/4 acre property, which is completely fenced-in. It’s important to know that the fence is only 4-feet high, so you might want to keep an eye on bigger dogs and tactful escape artists.

8. Beautiful Cabin with Hot Tub and Rec Room

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Fees: $125 per pet per stay.
Policies: 2 dogs maximum.
Fence: Yes

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With the tree-lined woods right outside your doorstep, this impeccable home provides a cozy escape for those traveling to Asheville, North Carolina. The large wraparound deck gives you and your pet plenty of space to soak in the fresh outdoor breeze, while the views from the master bedroom gaze directly towards the mountains and skyline.

The inside of the home is equally as impressive, with tall wood-paneled ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, and an on-site laundry room. There’s even a rec room in the basement and a bubbling hot tub in the fenced-in back yard.

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9. Cabin for Large Group with Mountain Views, Hot Tub, and Game Room

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Fees: $150 pet fee.
Policies: 2 dogs maximum. Dogs must be approved beforehand.
Fence: No

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With more than enough room to sleep 16 guests, this impressive 6 bedroom cabin is one of the best vacation rentals for large groups or family gatherings. This 4,800 square foot cabin sits on a sprawling 5-acre lot in a gated community and boasts 360-degree views of the mountains from the large wraparound deck.

There are plenty of amenities to keep everyone entertained, including an outdoor hot tub, basement rec room, and gas fire pit/table for those warm summer nights. Besides being next door to Pisgah National Forest, you’ll also be a mere 10 steps away from the breathtaking Catawba River.

10. Luxurious Estate with Two Homes, Pool, and Private Pond

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Fees: $200 per pet per stay.
Policies: 2 dogs maximum.
Fence: No

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The Cool Stream Lodge isn’t just a vacation home – it’s an entire vacation estate! Located on a six-acre property, this estate has two separate homes (accommodating up to 16 guests), an outdoor pool and hot tub, a spacious BBQ pavilion, and even its very own pond.

The interior of the home has been meticulously decorated with luxury furnishings, including chestnut cabinetry, granite countertops, and a native stone gas range. The separate dining hall is the perfect setting for a family meal, while the multiple wood-burning stoves provide the perfect ambiance for a luxurious cabin getaway in North Carolina.

11. 3-Story Home Close to Downtown Asheville

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Fees: $125 per dog.
Policies: 2 dogs maximum. Dogs must be approved beforehand.
Fence: No

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Centrally located just six minutes to downtown Asheville, this 3-story hideaway has 3 bedroom and 2 baths so that it can accommodate you, five guests, and of course, two of your four-legged friends. It’s the perfect spot for exploring the numerous art galleries, restaurants, and shops located in the town center.

On the second floor, you’ll find a deck that looks out towards the forest. All three bedrooms have soaring cathedral ceilings and extra floor space for luggage and personal belongings, so every guest will have their own privacy if needed.

12. Trendy Home with Cozy Outdoor Porch

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Fees: $75 per pet per stay.
Policies: Pets must be approved beforehand.
Fence: No

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This trendy cottage is just oozing with style. From the rich color of the walnut floors to the minimalist furnishings ripped right from the pages of a home decor catalog, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home is ideal for two or three couples or a small family. The open floor plan consists of a gourmet chef’s kitchen with an island, a dining table for six, and a cozy living room for relaxing.

You’ll want to spend as much time on the outdoor porch, which has lounge seating and a few rocking chairs. Multiple hiking trails are just down the road, so you and your pet can explore to your heart’s content.

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Kara is a dog mama to 3-year-old English Bulldog, Winnie. Winnie and Kara are inseparable. Whether home watching crime documentaries or packing up for their next travel adventure – they are always together. Follow along @winnieroobullydog.

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