• Dave McGuire

5 Southern Stays With Amazing Views

Maggie Valley, North Carolina


We think we’ve found the perfect perch for evening book time, morning meditation, afternoon cocktails or… basically anything else. This three-bedroom cabin sports cozy wood interiors and wraparound decks for taking in those endlessly green vistas.

Rent it: $216 per night


Tallahassee, Tennessee

Just because you’re going off the grid doesn’t mean you need to completely disconnect. This secluded cabin in the middle of Smoky Mountains is equipped with high-speed WiFi so you can tackle all your family’s WFH and distance learning responsibilities from paradise. And the best part? When the clock strikes five, the mountaintop hot tub with drop-dead gorgeous views awaits.

Rent it: $107 per night;


Sevierville, Tennessee

You’ll have a hard time deciding exactly where to enjoy your happy hour glass of wine in this rustic cabin, but here are a few great contenders: in the upstairs game loft, the on-deck hot tub, or (our personal favorite) the master bedroom’s window-facing jacuzzi tub.

Rent it: $173 per night


West Augusta, Virginia

“Designed like an umbrella perched on the side of a mountain,” this window-wrapped Virginia yurt is the perfect socially distanced escape for those looking to disconnect. “The vaulted ceilings and glass walls let you feel like you’re floating in the trees,” says the listing. But you don’t have to get too comfy if you don’t want: the rental is just 25 minutes from Staunton and 45 minutes from Charlottesville.

Rent it: $181 per night


Bryson City, North Carolina

Feel like you’re soaring above the clouds in this private cabin perched on 12 acres of picturesque landscape. While the stellar views of Fontana Lake and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are the ultimate show stealers, the interiors of this two-bedroom escape aren’t too shabby either: Built and designed by local artists, the home features handmade furniture, one-of-a-kind artwork, and an updated, modern kitchen and bath.

Rent it: $255 per night;

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