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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and many more at AllTheRooms.com. Columbus has 253 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Columbus is available at $20 per night. The average price of an accommodation is generally $331 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 160 accommodations in Columbus that have WiFi. 17 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 11 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you don't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Columbus, you'll want to pick from 165 places to stay that provide parking. 11 hotels and vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi
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