7 Pet-Friendly Cabins with Fenced Yards in Asheville, North Carolina

Bayley Clark Published: January 20, 2021

Known for its vibrant art and culinary scene, eclectic downtown, and historic architecture all surrounded by a glorious silhouette of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a thriving mountain city in Western North Carolina that will leave a lasting impression on all who visit, furry friends included.

Asheville also offers a wide array of outdoor activities making it a prime destination for adventure seekers and their canine counterparts. Easily one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country, you’ll likely have no issue finding great accommodation for you and your furry friend to retreat to, however, not all places are created equal.

For the ultimate mountain stay, there are no better digs to retreat to than a cabin, and many of them are more than happy to accommodate your four-legged friends.

Here are 7 pet-friendly cabins in Asheville – and for peace of mind, they all have fenced yards – pooch-approved.

1. Log Cabin in the Mountains

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Why you should stay: Sprawling mountain views

  • Pet Fees: $75 per stay
  • Pet Policies: 2 dogs of any size allowed

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Nestled in the forest of a peaceful mountain community, this 4-bedroom log cabin is a total dream. Spread out upon three levels with wraparound decks boasting a hot tub and stunning mountain views, this gorgeous property may be hard to leave, however, for the adventure seekers, there’s an abundance of outdoor activities nearby.

Also nearby are a handful of dog-friendly parks but you can have peace of mind while at the cabin as your fur baby is safe to roam in the fully fenced yard. Take a short drive into buzzing Asheville for some shopping, great restaurants, and entertainment, or explore the nature of Asheville with one of the many hikes close by.

2. Luxury Home in the Mountains

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Why you should stay: Modern luxury

  • Pet Fees: Not listed, contact host for more info
  • Pet Policies: Pets allowed

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Located in a small, quiet mountain neighborhood in a prime location just outside downtown, this 5-bedroom luxury home is the ultimate home away from home for families and has everything you’ll need and more for the most comfortable stay. Not to mention it’s close to all the best attractions including the iconic Biltmore Estate.

There’s something for everyone at this stunning 4,600-square-foot home. Boasting 2 levels of porches and decks, a game room, a chef’s kitchen, a hot tub, a private office for those WFH folks, and a huge fenced yard for your furry friend to run and play.

3. Log Cabin in the Woods

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Why you should stay: A peaceful family stay

  • Pet Fees: $75 per stay
  • Pet Policies: 2 well-behaved dogs allowed with prior approval, flea and tick treatment required

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Located on 3.5 wooded acres of private land, this 4-bedroom authentic log cabin is the perfect hideaway for families seeking a bit of peace and solitude in nature, and the fully fenced yard ensures your little fur baby never ventures off too far.

Find serenity on the wrap-around porch, relax under the stars in the hot tub, or enjoy a family barbecue while taking in the sounds and sights of nature that surround you. Explore nearby Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, chase waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or take a quick trip into lively Asheville to indulge in its food scene and funky entertainment. At this cabin, you and your canine companion will never have a dull moment.

Related read: 11 Stunning, Pet-Friendly Airbnbs in Maggie Valley, NC

4. Bee’s Knees

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Why you should stay: Convenient location

  • Pet Fees: $50 per pet per stay
  • Pet Policies: Not allowed on furniture and crate pets while out

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Located halfway between Black Mountain and Asheville in a quiet neighborhood in the hidden gem of Swannanoa, this sweet 3-bedroom home provides the convenience of suburbia and the ideal base for exploring both city life and the great outdoors. Not to mention, your canine companion will love the sprawling fenced front yard to play in.

Just a short distance away, Charles D. Owen Park offers picnic areas, a playground, basketball court, walking paths, fishing lakes, and access to Warren Wilson hiking trails making it the perfect place to get some fresh air and spend the day with your four-legged friend.

Related read: 12 Indoor Dog Parks Active Pups Absolutely Love

5. Secluded Cabin Close to Downtown

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Why you should stay: The location is perfect for short trips

  • Pet Fees: $75 per stay
  • Pet Policies: Up to 2 dogs of any size, must be pre-approved

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Located just outside downtown, this beautiful 2-bedroom log cabin with a loft is the perfect mountain retreat for seeing all that Asheville and its surrounding areas have to offer, especially when time is of the essence.

Not to mention, it’s Uber and Lyft accessible. Spend your days with your canine companion hiking and exploring nature along the Blue Ridge Parkway that’s just around the corner and your evenings uncovering eclectic antique shops, dynamic art galleries, and the delectable foods of downtown Asheville.

When it’s time to relax, seek refuge in the hot tub or get cozy by the fireplace and watch a movie. The fully fenced yard allows your four-legged friend to always have space to stretch or do his business, yet is always in view.

6. Mountain Cabin With Panoramic Views

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Why you should stay: The jaw-dropping views

  • Pet Fees: $75 per stay
  • Pet Policies: Up to 2 dogs of any size, cats not allowed

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Just 10 minutes outside downtown in the North Asheville/Woodfin area, this newly built 3-bedroom cabin is a mountain paradise that will surely wow your pants off.

Featuring sprawling 28-foot ceilings and a huge wall of windows, take in the epic views of valleys and mountains from anywhere in the home. Watch the sun go down behind the mountains from the hot tub or get cozy next to the gas fireplace.

There’s an array of shops and restaurants at your convenience just down the road, however, vibrant downtown Asheville is just a short drive away. For the thrill seekers and their canine counterparts, there’s an abundance of hiking, rafting, and fishing all around.

Related read: The Best Pet-Friendly Cabins in Cherokee, NC

7. Cozy Cabin Near Downtown

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Why you should stay: For a romantic getaway

  • Pet Fees: $75 per stay
  • Pet Policies: 2 dogs of any size allowed

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Nestled amongst the trees, yet just outside downtown, this cozy 2-bedroom log cabin at Hummingbird Hill is a sweet retreat that’s just minutes away from heaps of shops, restaurants, and breweries. Just a short drive away is the famed Biltmore Estate, where fur babies are welcome to explore the gardens and grounds, on a leash of course.

For the adventurous traveler, the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 2 miles away and is the perfect starting point for a variety of dog-friendly hikes. After a day of exploring, get cozy by the fireplace or wind down in the hot tub on the deck while your furry friend is free to roam inside the fully fenced yard.

Pet-Friendly Activities in Asheville, NC

While in Asheville, don’t miss out on these epic pet-friendly activities to partake in with your furry friend.

  • If little Bengy has been a very good boy (or girl) spoil them rotten with yummy treats at Three Dog Bakery, a fully dog-centric bakery that’s totally “pawsh.”
  • Take your canine companion for some playtime at one of the city’s many leash-free dog parks like French Broad River Dog Park or Azalea Road Dog Park.
  • If you want to see it all, hop on the dog-friendly Historic Grayline Asheville Trolley for a hop-on hop-off tour of the city.
  • Immerse yourself in the nature of Asheville on a hike through one of Asheville’s many dog-friendly nature trails.
  • If you’re a more spontaneous traveler who doesn’t like to plan, pop into Dog Door while in town to pick up an Asheville dog-friendly guide at their Dog City USA welcome center.

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