COVID-19 Update

As our country begins traveling again, it is important to know how your travel providers are protecting your health! We invite you to review OUR CLEANING STANDARDS to learn how Carolina Mornings exceeds recommendations and strives to be the most safe place for you and your family to stay when you visit the mountains. We look forward to hosting you soon!

**Please note that we do our best to keep this information up to date as a convenience for you. Due to the rapidity to which situations may change, there may be more current information available elsewhere. We encourage all travelers to perform your own research prior to visiting the area, and to not rely solely on the information below. Some helpful places to look include,,and WLOS (our local news outlet). Thank you!**

UPDATE 3/24/2021:

Gov. Cooper has announced Executive Order No. 204, which further eases restrictions in North Carolina beginning at 5 p.m. on March 26th, 2021. Some highlights include:
· Many businesses are having capacities increased to between 50% and 100%.
· The alcohol curfew for on-site consumption will be removed.
· Restaurant capacity is raising from 50% to 75% (indoors) and 100% (outdoors).

The mask mandate and social distancing guidelines have not changed. You can read more about this order here.

UPDATE 2/25/2021:

After many months with no substantial changes to the restrictions, Governor Cooper announced today that some restrictions will be eased beginning Friday, 2/26, at 5 pm. The highlights:
· The requirement for businesses to be closed between 10 pm and 5 am will be lifted.
· The alcohol curfew for on-site consumption will move from 9 pm to 11 pm.
· Many businesses that were previously required to remain closed may re-open with a capacity of 30%.
· Restaurant capacity is raising from 30% to 50%.

The mask mandate has not changed. You can read more about this order here.

UPDATE 12/8/2020:

The Governor of North Carolina announced today a modified Stay at Home order that limits certain businesses and enacts a state-wide curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. with some notable exceptions, taking effect December 11th, 2020 for an indefinite length of time. Candidly speaking, this order does not have a major impact on the area as most bars have remained closed and most local restaurants close by 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. normally. Exceptions such as being permitted to leave home to get food (including take-out options permitted past 10 p.m.), go to work, obtain fuel, take care of family, etc., mean the impact will be minimal as there's not many other reasons in Western North Carolina to be out past 10 p.m. anyways even outside of the pandemic. We encourage our guests and community to abide by these regulations to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and to continue to enjoy cozy winters inside at night. You can read more about this order here and the simplified FAQ version here.

UPDATE 11/23/2020:

The Governor of North Carolina announced today additional restrictions and requirements about face coverings for the state of North Carolina. You can read the new Executive Order 180 here, and a news article about it here.

UPDATE 9/30/2020:

The Governor of North Carolina announced this afternoon that the state will be moving to Phase 3 on October 2nd. The face covering mandate remains in effect. You can read more about this new order here.

UPDATE 8/5/2020:

The Governor of North Carolina announced this afternoon that the state will be staying in Phase 2 until at least Sept 11th. The face covering mandate remains in effect. You can read more about this new order here.

UPDATE 6/24/2020:

The Governor of North Carolina announced this afternoon that the state will be staying in Phase 2 for at least 3 more weeks. Additionally, he has ordered face coverings to be mandatory in certain circumstances. You can read more about this new order here.

UPDATE 5/20/2020:

The Governor of North Carolina announced this afternoon that the state will be moving into "Phase 2" on Friday, May 22nd. This means the ban on rentals should be lifted in Buncombe County in time for Memorial Day Weekend. It also means that restaurants may begin to reopen with certain restrictions, although bars, indoor entertainment, and other businesses are still required to remain closed. You may learn more about the Phase 2 restrictions here. We look forward to hosting you and your family safely this Memorial Day Weekend in Asheville and the surrounding areas! Please call us at (855) 398-0712 with any questions, or feel free to book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

UPDATE 5/8/2020:

The majority of our area has opened to leisure travel as of 5 pm on May 8th, 2020, with the exception of Asheville and Buncombe County. We may now accept bookings for about half of our properties as they are outside of Buncombe County in neighboring communities. If you are traveling to Asheville or Buncombe County for any reason other than strictly leisure (business travel, passing through, considering moving to the area and researching/looking at homes, etc) then we may accept your reservation. Please email our office at info (at) to inquire about travel to Asheville at this time.

UPDATE 5/1/2020:

Our area has updated the ban on short term rentals to align with NC's Stay at Home order. It is currently an open-ended order that bans short term rentals until at least "Phase 2" of the state's re-opening plan. The phased re-opening plan is based on the state achieving certain COVID-19 metrics. The current hope is that restrictions may begin to be lifted on travel to the Asheville area sometime on May 22nd, assuming the phased plan keeps on schedule. We look forward to welcoming our guests back to the area just as soon as it is safe for everyone. Until then, please continue to do your part to help stem the spread of the pandemic!

UPDATE 4/8/2020:

Please note that an update to the local Stay at Home order that bans leisure travel to our area has been signed and extends the order to match the North Carolina state order (which is currently until April 29th, 2020). Travelers to the area are only permitted if they are performing work in an "essential business" and documentation is required prior to any reservation being made. If you are working in an essential business with appropriate documentation and are looking for a rental, please email our office. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the mountains as soon as it is safe to do so! Please continue to follow all CDC, state, and local guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You may read more about the order HERE.

UPDATE 3/30/2020:

Due to the unprecedented events of COVID-19, we have had to switch our guest services to email only. Please email us at "info (at)" We ask for your understanding and patience as we are being inundated with questions regarding the current situation. We will respond to all questions as soon as possible, but we are prioritizing guests with arrival dates in the near future first. We hope that you and your family are safe and well during this trying time!

UPDATE 3/26/2020:

Travel restrictions are now in effect across much of the state of North Carolina. You can find updated information from VisitNC here.

UPDATE 3/25/2020 at 3:25 PM:

Buncombe County (encompassing Asheville, Black Mountain, Weaverville, Leicester, and others) has declared a mandatory Stay At Home order in effect from 3/26/2020 at 8 pm to 4/9/2020 at 6 am barring all leisure travel to the area for stays less than 28 days in length. Guests currently in the area are permitted to stay, as are anyone traveling for work in fields deemed essential. If you are affected by this new development and need to cancel your travel plans, please see our "See You Soon!" policy below. If you are permitted to still travel to the area under this guidance, we look forward to hosting you during your stay. Full details of the declaration may be found here.


Carolina Mornings is focused on making sure all of our guests, owners, and employees remain safe and healthy during this unpredictable time. We are committed to providing clean, updated, comfortable and safe vacation rentals in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is continuously evolving. Therefore, we have had to remain informed, flexible and responsive as the situation changes. We are continuously monitoring the announcements from the CDC, WHO, and the NC Department of Health, and are following the recommendations of these entities regarding our approach to business.

This webpage is updated regularly, but we also recommend you visit websites like The World Health Organization, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the most updated information regarding travel.

We sincerely hope that you and your family are safe during this trying time. Whether we're able to welcome you to the mountains now or in the (hopefully near) future, we ask that everyone do their part to help curb the spread of the pandemic. We look forward to when life gets back to normal for everyone.