Asheville sits in the shadow of the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains, and is in close proximity to some of the state’s most wonderful natural attractions. It is for this reason that the surrounding areas have become a hub for lovers of the outdoors to come and enjoy all that nature has to offer, and to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When you’re here, take advantage of the number of camping options available by staying in a secluded mountain rental, where you can sleep in the heart of nature. Head to the nearby Pisgah National Forest, where you can follow tree-lined mountain paths, and explore the wilderness of Nantahala National Forest, which boasts excellent scenic views. You can even mountain bike along some of the trails to get your heart racing.