Relaxing Retreats near the Blue Ridge Mountains

By Chloe Stein

Can't seem to get that John Denver song out of your head? You know the one that goes "West Virginiaaa Mountain Mamaaa?" If it rings a bell, we urge you to pack your bags and take that "country road," because a relaxing retreat near the Blue Ridge Mountains is exactly where you belong.

Let your wanderlust take you away to a retreat near Asheville, North Carolina, or take a journey to that scenic, "almost heaven, West Virginia." (Ok, that's enough country music references for now.) Whichever retreat piques your interest, you will have the luxury of venturing to the Blue Ridge Mountains right next door.

Spacious Waterfront Cabin for 14 near Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

If you're heading along the Blue Ridge Parkway and looking to stay at a one-of-a-kind mountain cabin rental, this waterfront cabin is the perfect stop along the way. Spend your days sightseeing America's longest linear park and enjoy the 500 feet of waterfront mere steps outside this property.

The cherry atop this cabin rental? (Well, cherries, rather.) This rental is set near the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, extremely private, and offers a hot tub with a view.

Fantastic Glamping Dome Nestled in Appalachian Mountains, Georgia

Stay at an eclectic glamping dome with fantastic views of the Appalachian Mountains. Set on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and on an extremely private farm in Georgia, get in touch with your inner farmer while still enjoying the luxury of a personal chef and massage services, upon request.

Lastly, no need for a Blue Ridge travel guide when you've got a host as attentive as this one. Transportation is offered to nearby horseback riding, river float fishing, and canoe, kayak, and tube rental sites.

Secluded Wooden Cabins Nestled in the Trees near Blue Ridge Parkway

Another beauty along the Blue Ridge Parkway are these wooden cabins with all the fixings. In the best way imaginable, these cabins offer a secluded getaway in Virginia, beckoning to those looking to escape their city routine.

What makes them so special? Each vary in style, offer charming architecture, and are close to Crabtree Falls, a grand waterfall just east of the Mississippi.

Safari Tent for Two near Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Grab your most outdoorsy friend, and go glamping near the Blue Ridge Mountains in a safari tent for two. Check out the nearby Great Smoky Mountains, take in Tennessee's laid back, southern hospitality, and enjoy Pigeon Lakeā€”all just a hop, skip and a jump from this safari tent.

Best of all? While this rustic safari tent may be off the beaten path, don't you worry. Bathroom facilities are provided and powered via solar panels, and the complimentary breakfast will have you ready to explore the unknown.

Spectacular Tree House for Two with Views of Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

Tree house anyone? This fantastic rental is as grand as the mountains and the 12,000-acre glamping resort that surround it. Have a ball in the town of Meadows of Dan, and enjoy the simplicity of a rental high up in the trees. Did we mention that this glamping tree house also provides you with a lush king-size bed and turn down service?

Lakefront Log Cabin Rental with Wrap-Around Porches near Asheville

As if luxury camping couldn't get any better, this log cabin is a lakefront dream-and-a-half. Set in Hendersonville, North Carolina, you will be surrounded by 200 waterfalls and 800 miles of hiking trails, just waiting to be discovered.

If the forests that envelop this site aren't enough to seal the deal, this rental is also surrounded by wildflowers. To top it off, this host offers packages to be delivered upon arrival, from a dozen roses to wine and cheese baskets, to complete your five-star stay.

Looking for some more Virginia escapes? Click here and for those looking for some romantic Virginia getaways click here.