Columbus, NC Vacation Rentals

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Columbus Travel Guide

A small town of 999 people in Polk County, North Carolina, Columbus is home to a lively historic district teaming with educational opportunities, a variety of fine restaurants, and a close-knit community atmosphere that welcomes guests with open arms. Columbus is less than one hour away from Asheville, giving visitors the opportunity to explore larger cities before retiring to the comfort of their small town vacation rentals.

Things to Do in Columbus

Columbus’ visitors can start their trip by marveling over and taking photos of the Shunkawauken Falls, which sit roadside making them a popular attraction. They can also visit Stearns Park for a relaxing walk and live music under the gazebo during the summer months, take an afternoon to go wine tasting at Russian Chapel Hills Winery, or visit the Polk County History Museum which is home to a variety of exhibits that showcase Columbus’ unique history in relation to the railroad, the Civil War, and many other important timestamps.

Best Places to Stay in Columbus

Columbus’ various vacation rentals are blessed with scenic mountain views. Each rental also boasts modern amenities such as wifi and cable TV, as well as full kitchens. All of the rentals have been designed for the ultimate comfort of the guest.

Best Time to Visit Columbus

The best time to visit Columbus is August to October, as the weather has cooled down but is still pleasantly warm and suitable for warm-weather activities.

Food in Columbus

Columbus also boasts an impressive variety of restaurants. Locals flock to Larkin’s Carolina Grill for casual pub-style food and good drinks, to Calvert’s Kitchen for comfort food after a long day of work, and Joy Wok for authentic Chinese fare. Many residents and their visitors also enjoy a burger from McDonald’s or Wendy’s.

Best Events in Columbus

Despite its small size, Columbus’ residents can enjoy a number of major events within and around the community. A few of which include the 4th of July Festival, Afro Fest, the Tryon International Film Festival, and the Tryon April Fools Festival. The April Fools Festival takes place every year in April in Tyron, NC, and features music, a parade, games, and tons of other family-friendly celebratory activities.

Things to Do for Families in Columbus

Families visiting during the warmest seasons can cool off by spending the day at Gibson Park, which is home to a large lap pool, water slides, a covered picnic area, and a playground for kids. Many families will also make the trip to nearby Saluda, where they can go gem mining at Saluda Gem Mine Wicks & Wares, or go tubing and camping, and enjoy a number of water sports at Wilderness Cove Tubing & Campground.

Price and Availability in Columbus

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Columbus tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Wednesday. Vacation homes in Columbus tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Columbus is in September, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Columbus is in the high season in May. Columbus has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Columbus

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Columbus. The warmest months in Columbus are April and March, when temperatures reach 97 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Columbus is July with 7.71 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.46 inches of rain.

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