16 cool Airbnbs less than 2 hours from Charlotte — starting at $82 a night

16 cool Airbnbs less than 2 hours from Charlotte — starting at $82 a night
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From tiny homes to treehouses to domes, here are 16 beautiful Airbnb escapes, all under 2 hours driving distance from Charlotte.

This list includes spots in Charlotte, Lake Norman, and in the Boone and Blowing Rock areas.


CITY

2-level Tiny Home

Why we love it: Ever wonder what it’s like to stay in tiny house? Book a night or two at one right here in town and play tourist in NoDa.

  • Location: NoDa
  • Features: Tiny house, modern design, NoDa location, private patio, grill
  • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms (2 beds), 2 baths
  • Cost: $112+ per night

 2-level Tiny Home

2-level Tiny Home kitchen

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The Carolina Treehouse

Why we love it: You won’t feel like you’re in Charlotte at all when you stay at this treehouse. It has a swinging bed, pond views, and an outdoor shower.

  • Location: North Charlotte
  • Features: Swinging bed, treehouse design, outdoor shower, pond, beautifully decorated
  • Space: 2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bath
  • Cost: $264+ per night

The Carolina Treehouse

The Carolina Treehouse kitchen

The Carolina Treehouse bath


30th Floor Penthouse

Why we love it: I like the idea of pretending I live in a swanky penthouse apartment for a night. Plus, with Haymaker right below and skyline views throughout the building, you can have one bougie staycation.

  • Location: Uptown
  • Features: Skyline views, Uptown location, well decorated
  • Space:2 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
  • Cost: $105 per night

30th Floor Penthouse

30th Floor Penthouse views


Sleek Modern Tiny House

Why we love it: Desperate for a change of scenery? Try tiny house living for a night at this beautifully designed little NoDa abode.

  • Location: NoDa
  • Features: NoDa location, tiny house living, beautiful design
  • Space: 4 guests, 1 bedroom (1 bed), 1 bath
  • Cost: $92+ per night

Sleek Modern Tiny House

Sleek Modern Tiny House interior


LAKE

Shoreway Cove

Why we love it: If you’ve got a big family or quarantine crew, this is the spot for you. It sleeps 16 guests, and it has a giant pool with a hot tub, lake views, and tons of outdoor living space.

  • Location: Huntersville
  • Features: Spacious rooms, pool and hot tub, lake views, optimal outdoor living
  • Space: 16 guests, 4 bedrooms (13 beds), 5.5 baths
  • Cost: $679 per night

Shoreway Cove  Shoreway Cove cove


Lakeside Retreat

Why we love it: The house and Lake Norman views are great, but the real perk of this Airbnb is the pontoon boat. You can rent it daily for an additional cost, or, if you stay five nights, you get to use the boat for free.

  • Location: Mooresville
  • Features: Free pontoon boat use, accommodates large family, fire pit, lake views
  • Space: 15 guests, 6 bedrooms (8 beds), 3.5 baths
  • Cost: $743+ per night

Lakeside Retreat pit


Southern Breeze

Why we love it: The ultimate lake vacation, you’ve got waterfront views from multiple rooms in the house, a spacious dock and outdoor living area, a fire pit by the lake, and some water toys included, like stand-up paddle boards.

  • Location: Sherrills Ford
  • Features: Lake views, outdoor living space, fire pit, kayak and stand-up paddle boards included
  • Space: 12 guests, 5 bedrooms (8 beds), 3.5 baths
  • Cost: $575 per night

southern breeze

southern breeze view


Tiny wooded retreat on the Farm

Why we love it: Only thing cooler than a tiny house is a tiny house on a farm with water views. Explore the farm and hike the trails to get out of your ordinary routine.

  • Location: Iron Station
  • Features: Farm location, water views, trails, tiny house experience, farm-fresh eggs for breakfast
  • Space: 5 guests, 1 bedroom (2 beds), 1 bath
  • Cost: $83+ per night

Tiny wooded retreat on the Farm interior

Tiny wooded retreat on the Farm farm


LKN Waterfront Luxury Home

Why we love it: This rental comes with a private beach (with a fire pit), hot tub, paddleboards, and kayaks. Plus, the outdoor dining space is a great spot to have a sunset al fresco dinner.

  • Location: Mooresville
  • Features: Updated interior, private beach (with a fire pit), hot tub, paddle boards, kayaks
  • Space: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms (7 beds), 2.5 baths
  • Cost: $333+ per night

NEW! LKN Waterfront Luxury Home


    MOUNTAINS

    App A-Frame

    Why we love it: This newly updated A-frame house has two acres of privacy, so social distancing comes easy. Sip your coffee on the balcony, or cozy up in the hot tub or by the fire. I love the white shiplap walls, and the green and matte black accents.

    • Location: Sugar Grove, North Carolina (20 minutes from Boone)
    • Features: Renovated in 2019, hot tub, corn hole boards, fire pit, loft layout
    • Space: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms (6 beds), 2.5 baths
    • Cost: $211+ per night

    App A Frame

    App A Frame living

    App A Frame loft


    Chalet Laurel

    Why we love it: Start your day with a slow morning on the deck, roam the neighborhood trails and golf all afternoon, then head back for time around the indoor or outdoor fire. There’s also a full kitchen and grill so you can cook your favorite meals.

    • Location: Boone, North Carolina
    • Features: Intriguing, fresh design, golf course community, spiral staircase, fire pit, grill, and picnic tables
    • Space: 9 guests, 4 bedrooms (5 beds), 3.5 baths
    • Cost: $200+ per night

    Chalet Laurel

    Chalet Laurel living room Chalet Laurel kitchen


    Storybook A-Frame Cabin

    Why we love it: Designed like a grownup treehouse, every room in the cozy 700-square-foot house has a wooded view. It also has woodsy furniture and folk art throughout for an Instagram-worthy mountain experience.

    • Location: Boone
    • Features: Beautifully designed, treehouse vibes, full kitchen, serene setting
    • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms (2 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $143+ per night

    Storybook A-Frame Cabin

    Storybook A-Frame Cabin kitchen

    Storybook A-Frame Cabin room


    French-inspired cabin

    Why we love it: Spend the day hiking or exploring Banner Elk/Boone/Blowing Rock social distance style. Then retreat to this private cabin with a seasonal garden and large outdoor living space for more relaxing.

    • Location: Boone
    • Features: Seasonal garden, chic Parisian-inspired design, fire pit, outdoor living space, location
    • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms (3 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $167 per night

    French-inspired cabin

    French-inspired cabin kitchen

    French-inspired cabin living

    French-inspired cabin room


    Treehouse Dome

    Why we love it: Totally unplug (that’s right, no WiFi) and sleep under the stars for a night or two. Spend the days outdoors fishing and swimming in the creek and hiking.

    • Location: Deep Gap, North Carolina (near Blowing Rock)
    • Features: Dome glamping, private fishing and swimming holes, pets allowed, hiking trails
    • Space: 4 guests, 1 bedroom (3 beds), half-bath
    • Cost: $123+ per night

    Treehouse Dome

    Treehouse Dome beds Treehouse Dome lounge


    Fairytale Cabin

    Why we love it: Not only is the cabin well-decorated, but the 15-acre property is packed with activities, including a petting zoo, private trout stream for fly fishing, and hiking trails with fire pits.

    • Location: Sugar Grove, North Carolina (20 minutes from Boone)
    • Features: 15 acres, private trout stream, petting zoo, swings, hiking trails, hot tub, fire pit
    • Space: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms (4 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $141+ per night

    Fairytale cabin living

    Fairytale cabin land


    Chalet Shiloh

    Why we love it: The mountain A-frame cottage is obviously adorable, but those views of Grandfather Mountain are unbeatable. I’m less stressed just looking at photos.

    • Location: Boone
    • Features: Mountain views, fire pit, jacuzzi, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the famous mile-high swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain
    • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms2 beds), 1 bath
    • Cost: $147 per night

    Chalet Shiloh

    Chalet Shiloh interior

    Chalet Shiloh views

    All photos are from the respective Airbnb listings


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