Where to Stay

WHERE TO STAY IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Ultra Star in Murphy NCThe Smoky Mountains of North Carolina offer a range of places to stay to fit whatever adventure you’re planning. Secluded retreats invite you to “get away from it all,” while small towns and country inns welcome you to step into the feeling of a simpler time. No matter where you choose to rest your head, outdoor recreation and local culture are never far away.

Bed-and-breakfasts and inns extend warm hospitality (and a warm meal!) in picturesque and historic settings. Choose a mountain cottage or cabin rental to enjoy all the comforts of home amid the stunning views and rustic natural beauty of the Smokies.

Book a room at one of several favorite national brand hotels, or enjoy comfortable accommodations at a locally owned motel in a charming small town. Luxury resorts redefine the concept of a mountain getaway with high-end amenities including spas, golf courses, swimming pools, private hiking trails and live entertainment.

Or enjoy a night under the stars in your tent or RV at a family-friendly mountain campground.

Check out the lodging options below to begin planning your next North Carolina mountain vacation, and use the menu above to get to know the towns of the N.C. Smoky Mountains.

 

Andon-Reid Inn
Originally constructed in 1902, Andon-Reid Bed and Breakfast Inn is now designated as a Waynesville historic property. Tripadvisor recognized this in 2015, rating the Andon-Reid Inn a USA Top 25 B&B. During your stay you will enjoy a delicious complimentary cooked breakfast made from scratch each morning. You will have access to our free wireless internet anywhere in the bed and breakfast, including your room, the comfy guest lounge, outside on the wraparound porch, or even down on the patio by our cozy fire pit. We provide concierge services, guest printing, a large well-equipped games room, gym equipment and cable TV for your convenience and enjoyment.
92 Daisy Avenue Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 452-3089 www.andonreidinn.com Get Directions
Calhoun House Inn & Suites
Four-room Suites in a Historic Bryson City Inn - two blocks from downtown. The Calhoun House Inn & Suites has been a Bryson City, NC landmark for almost a century. While the structure may be historic, the facilities and amenities have been thoughtfully updated to meet the needs and expectations of today's travelers —Affordable, 4-room, Luxury Suites. Private baths, Private entrances, A/C, King beds, Full kitchens, WiFi, HBO.​
110 Bryson Avenue Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 788-0505 calhounhouse.com Get Directions
Fire Mountain Inn, Cabins and Treehouses
One of the most unique and spectacular mountaintop hideaways in America, located just a few miles outside of the village of Highlands, NC on hundreds of acres. At the highest point on Fire Mountain, at an elevation of over 4,000', sits a secluded mountaintop retreat composed of a sophisticated contemporary inn, the private and intimate Treehouses of the Inn and our luxury mountaintop cabins, all having exquisite long-range mountain views. Fire Mountain is a secluded mountaintop retreat with springs, streams, ponds, waterfalls and hiking trails ... truly a wonderful retreat from the outside world.
700 Happy Hill Road Highlands, NC 28775 (828) 526-4446 www.firemt.com Get Directions
Franklin Terrace B&B
The Franklin Terrace, built as a school in 1887, is listed in The National Register of Historic Places. The Terrace is a lovely two-story bed & breakfast inn that offers nostalgic charm and comfortable accomodations. It's wide porches and large guest rooms filled with period antiques will carry you to a time gone by when Southern hospitality was at its best. The Terrace offers a casual shopping experience where you can browse through the antiques, crafts, and gifts for sale on the main floor. However, you will also be in walking distance of Franklin's famous gem shops, clothing boutiques, and fine restaurants.
159 Harrison Ave Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-8888 www.franklin-terrace.com Get Directions
Fryemont Inn
The Historic Fryemont Inn has 37 chestnut paneled rooms and an excellent full service dining room and bar. From mid-April through November, a big country breakfast and delicious 4-course dinner are included in the room rates. The dining room is also open to the public for both dinner and breakfast, and is a favorite of tourists and locals alike. In addition, the Fryemont Inn has one two-bedroom cabin (our pet-friendly accommodation) and 8 fireplace suites that are adjacent to the Historic Lodge. The cabin and fireplace suites are open all year. The enormous stone fireplaces and gleaming hardwood floors lend an atmosphere of casual elegance and rustic beauty to this beautiful Historic Inn. The swimming pool, nestled in a grove of poplar and dogwoods is open June through September, weather permitting. The Fryemont Inn is a unquie vantage point from which to explore the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Western North Carolina. Situated on a mountain shelf over looking the quiet village of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Inn offers you secluded comfort and excellent dining in a relaxing atmosphere that has been carefully preserved for 88 years.
245 Fryemont Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-2159 www.fryemontinn.com Get Directions
McKinley Edwards Inn
The McKinley Edwards Inn, located in a quiet residential neighborhood, overlooks Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains. It is two blocks from town and convenient to restaurants, shops and attractions, including the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The Inn offers upscale boutique hotel lodging in a historic Bryson City landmark. There are 12 large guestrooms plus a two-bedroom, one bath cabin with three queen beds, a queen sleeper sofa and full kitchen, perfect for a family. Three guestrooms and the cabin are pet friendly. The Inn offers a continental breakfast in the main house, which has multiple common rooms for activities such as TV, movies, board games and visiting. There is a large public great room for events, workshops and small weddings. Lodging is in a separate building just a few steps from the main house.
208 Arlington Avenue Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-9626 mckinleyedwardsinn.com Get Directions
The Swag
The path that leads to The Swag is the best of life itself. Strikingly beautiful, it offers all that is essential to mankind: nature, rivers and healing mountain air. Perched almost a mile above sea level, at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — The Swag is a high-altitude retreat boasting breath taking views of North Carolina’s highest peaks. Located near Asheville, a stay here is the ideal change of scenery to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, especially after one of the many memorable hikes. Nestled deep in the woods, it is the epitome of a romantic getaway where the concern for the environment, remarkable sense of hospitality and delicious traditional cuisine only add to its rustic charm. Hosting only a few dozen guests at any one time, The Swag is a favorite of thoughtful travelers who treasure the property's rare, restorative combination of epic natural beauty and authentic hospitality.
2300 Swag Road Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-0430 theswag.com Get Directions
Andy's Trout Farm
​Where your one-of-a-kind getaway awaits! ​ Nestled on 325 beautiful acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Andy's offers it's guests a tranquil respite with three different types of lodging, recreation for all ages, a slew of accommodation options, and SO much more!
115 Andy's Trout Farm Road Otto, NC 28763 (706) 746-2550 www.andystroutfarm.com Get Directions
Big Bear Cabin Rentals

Big Bear Log Cabins are located on a quiet mountainside in Franklin, North Carolina. They are less than a mile from town and make a perfect base location for all area attractions. They sleep 4 comfortably and feature rustic log furniture, washers and dryers, central air, TV's and wireless internet.

3590 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-0099 www.bigbearfranklin.com Get Directions
Boyd Mountain Log Cabins
Boyd Mountain Log Cabins are authentic log cabins nestled in a private beautifully landscaped 140 acre cove, overlooking large fishing ponds, the Great Smoky Mountains and a Christmas tree farm. The 7 cabins have been moved to the site, restored and completely furnished with modern conveniences. Each cabin has central heat and air conditioning, full kitchen including dishwasher, washer and dryer, fireplace, phone, wireless internet access, cable TV, DVD,VCR, deck and covered porches with rocking chairs, grill and picnic table. Enjoy spacious surroundings with 3 stocked fishing ponds, swimming hole, trout stream, , volleyball, basketball, paved jogging, walking and bicycles paths. 2 3 and 4 bedroom cabins accommodate 2-10. Enjoy a Honeymoon, Family Reunion or just a getaway weekend in every season. Kids Ski Free and Stay Free on Sundays through Thursday during the Ski season at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley. Choose N Cut your own Christmas tree on our property from mid November until Christmas selecting from acres of Fraser Fir Christmas Trees. Recommended day trips include the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and the Great Smoky Mountain Railway excursions. We are located at I-40, Exit 20 ...just two miles from Maggie Valley and 6 miles from downtown Waynesville. Open Every Season. Easy to get to....hard to forget.
445 Boyd Farm Rd Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-1575 www.boydmountain.com Get Directions
Buckwood Log Lodge
Cullasaja Gorge area, land of waterfalls, secluded mountain creek view. Relax, have fun, make memories.
75 Doe Falls Road Highlands, NC 28741 (828) 524-4811 www.buckwood.com Get Directions
Buffalo Creek Vacations
Truly, Buffalo roam on this private 72 acre little piece of heaven tucked away in the mountains, featured #4 on the top 7 most unique places to stay in NC! Buffalo farm with meat available. If you are looking for a quiet “get away from it all” retreat, this is it! Enjoy long hikes on the property, fishing within walking distance from the log cabin on The Pigeon River or take a trip into town to do some shopping or antiquing. Children will love the short hike through the woods to the play area, The BC Corral! This custom designed area has everything from swings, zip line, slides, teeter toter, cargo nets, rock wall & even a horse shoe pit for the adults! The kids will love it here!
Call or Check Website Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 550-0960 buffalocreekvacationsNC.com Get Directions
Country Cabins
Country Cabins in Maggie Valley offers an escape to an authentic log cabin for a peaceful mountain retreat. Choose a modern log cabin or step back in time with a 160+year old Appalachian log home. Nestled in the trees, our cabins provide modern comfort with genuine mountain elegance, offering a rustic ambiance. The cabins are situated on the perimeter of 2 1/2 acres with two streams. Decks are open toa beautiful lawn with an enclosed hot tub. Great for romantic get-away or family fun-packed vacation. Honeymoon Cabin Available. Cabins have fireplaces, full kitchens, AC/heaat, cable TV, covered porches with swings and rockers. Conveniently located near many attractions, shopping and dining and only a short drive off the main highway with year round access.
171 Bradley Street Maggie Valley, NC 28751 (828) 926-0612 www.countrycabinsmv.com Get Directions
Franklin Home Store
Cabin Rentals in Franklin Views and Creeks Enjoy area Tubing, Rafting, Hiking, Gem Mining, Quilting, lakes, shopping, restaurants, near the train excursions, Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, just two hours north of Atlanta and over one hour west of Asheville. Fresh mountain air, scenic views and relaxation await you!
240 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 421-9008 www.franklinhomestore.com Get Directions
Great Smokys Cabin Rentals
Convenient to Cherokee and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Non-smoking, Motorcycle Access, Fully Equipped Kitchens, Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, Cabins that are Pet Friendly and Cabins with No Pets Allowed, Gas and Wood Burning Fireplaces. Outdoor Hot Tubs, Fire Pits, Wireless Internet Access, Pool Tables, Foosball Tables, Indoor Jetted Bath Tubs
1181 Main Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-4630 www.gscrnc.com Get Directions
Laurel Bush Riverfront Cabins, LLC
It is our mission to provide guests with an exceptional experience where people enjoy time together and create memories to last a lifetime while staying at Laurel Bush Riverfront Cabins. Laurel Bush provides a unique experience for guests to connect with and enjoy the pristine, natural elements of the Great Smoky Mountains and the peaceful Tuckasegee River. Laurel Bush is an exceptional riverfront community unlike any other in Western North Carolina. We offer the perfect vacation getaway to take pleasure in all 4-season activities and experiences that North Carolina boasts. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains (Rated #1 National Park in 2020) and nestled on the banks of the Tuckasegee River, Laurel Bush is naturally suited for relaxation, recreation and/or adventures. Within a 50 mile radius there are many miles of hiking/biking trails (including the Appalachian Trail), whitewater rafting/canoeing/kayaking/tubing, waterfalls, swimming, fishing, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smoky Mountain Railway, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel, Gatlinburg, TN, The Biltmore Estate, Cataloochee Ski area and much, much more. Western North Carolina has activities for everyone! Every season is a beautiful time here in the mountains. Whether you want to relax or play and escape into nature, Laurel Bush is the spirit of what every vacation should be. The onsite large covered pavilion is conveniently located close to the cabins for picnics, socializing or relaxation. You can enjoy sitting on the deck listening and watching the river go by. You can view many kinds of wildlife including Bald Eagles, River Otters, Ducks, Turkeys, Geese and occasionally deer or just sit at the fire pit on a cool evening while looking across the river at the original train wreckage from the movie starring Harrison Ford, “The Fugitive!" We have 2 cabins as well as a Tiny Home and 2 park models which are open year round... If you don't see availability for your dates in one of the properties please reach out to us and we can check the other properties for your dates. We provide linens, toilet paper, towels, washcloths, dish towels, dish cloths and firewood! Just bring your clothes and groceries! Please do not hesitate to call or text with any questions by phone, (828) 676-9901 or email, laurelbushriverfrontcabins@gmail.com. We are available 24/7 and just 1 mile from the property. Check out our website (www.laurelbushcabins.com) for many amazing ideas on adventures and rainy day fun!
282 Tunnel Mountain Road Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 676-9901 www.laurelbushcabins.com Get Directions
Modern architecture in the Smokies; vacation rentals, home purchases, and new construction opportunities
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 604-3075 smokymountainmodern.com Get Directions
Nantahala Cabins, Inc.
Open year round, Nantahala Cabins offers remote and unique cabins in the Nantahala Gorge. These accommodations are fit for any adventurous enthusiast, offering nearby whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and much more. Each cabin is specifically themed and comes equipped with a full bath, kitchen, covered porch, and AC/heat. Hot tubs are also available in a majority of the cabins. Pets are welcome, so you don’t have to leave man’s best friend behind!
580 Nantahala Cabins Lane Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-1622 www.nantahalacabins.com Get Directions
NOC - River Run Cabins
Comfortable cabins located on-site at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Enjoy immediate access to paddling, biking and hiking as well as NOC's riverside restaurants.
13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 785-5018 www.noc.com Get Directions
Pines RV Park and Cabins
CABINS & CAMPGROUND: 4 miles west of Franklin of Rt. 64 - 66 Sites, 53 30 AMP Full Hook-Up, 2 Larger Plus 50 AMP Sites Full Hook-Up and 11 Electric and Water - 2 Full service Log Cabins. WIFI and 4 Satellite TV Stations - Paved Park Roads. Facilities - Rec. Room, Laundry, Spotless Bath Houses, Playground, Basketball, Shuffle Board, Campfire Rings, Picnic Tables and some Planned Activities, Pet Friendly Park. Tenters to 45' RV's and Groups welcome.
4724 Murphy Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4490 www.gocampin.net/pinesrvpark Get Directions
River Run Cabins
Offering 3 different log homes at 3 separate locations in Franklin NC. Located in the Historic Cowee area, beautiful spectacular views just north of Franklin. All on Little Tennessee River. Easy access. Central location just an hour or less than 2 away from Biltmore House, Nantahala Gorge, Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Bryson City, and much more. Our River Log Home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and sleeping facilities in loft. Loft has own full bath and balcony overlooking the Little Tennessee River. Perfect for families, groups, or just for 2 looking for romantic getaway. Just 5 minutes away – we have a one-bedroom spacious cabin, newly remodeled bath. Just up the small mountain is our Mountain Log Home, 3 level home. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Game room and 2nd kitchen on basement level. Loft with bath features a hand carved bear log king-size bed. All our homes have ac as well as fireplaces. Fully equipped kitchens, linens provided, each has own hot tub, and outside firepits. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, direct tv, grills and outdoor patio seating. River House has wifi wireless internet. The other two does not have wireless service but you can get on internet with own portals or mini wifi. Pet friendly, open year-round, weekends and nightly rates available. Virtual tours available.
Rivers Edge Treehouse Resort
Six luxury treehouses, riverfront, covered parking, king beds, Wi-Fi, refrigerators, microwave, TV, continental breakfast, grills.
195 Old U.S. 129 Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2228 riversedgetreehouses.com Get Directions
Sleepy Hollow Mountain Cabins
When you cross over this small bridge your life will change. You are welcomed to a comfortable, serene vacation cottage nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The central location makes it easy to reach activities such as gem mining, trout fishing, golfing, swimming, white water rafting and tubing. Area attractions are also just a short distance away and include Smoky Mountain National Park, The Biltmore House, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Harrah's Casino.

The cottages come completely furnished with linens, cooking utensils, dishes and flatware. They are equipped with electric range, air conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, electric heat and satellite television.

A/c in ALL of the units. Cottages are available in one, two and four bedrooms and are nestled in Cowee Valley, 1.5 miles from the famous ruby mines.

On the grounds you will find a running stream, picnic area, Bar-B-Que grill and play area along with the fire pit area that is just right for those roasted marshmallows, starry evenings and scary stories. There is plenty of room for children to play and your family pet to enjoy.
130 Sleepy Hollow Lane Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 347-0882 sleepyhollowmountaincabins.com
Watershed Cabins
Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Nantahala River and its surrounding environs offer visitors a plethora of activities from which to choose. With over 70 units to choose from, Watershed Cabins are located throughout the area (many of which are just minutes from the NOC, Fontana Lake, or the Tsali biking trails). From white water rafting and mountain biking, to exploring local antique and craft stores, your time here will be filled with excitement (if you ever manage to leave your cabin.) Whether its standing in front of a 20 foot front window of your cabin enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains while sipping your morning coffee, or, napping on a leather sofa with our Bose� stereo system humming in the background, we know your stay in the great outdoors will be anything but "roughing it." That's because every single unit has a hot tub and many also have outdoor fireplaces, pool tables, or other great amenities.
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (888) 604-3075 www.watershedcabins.com Get Directions
Start your next adventure and create unforgettable moments with affordable vehicle and trailer rentals, perfect for couples and adventure seekers to get out and explore the road less traveled in WNC. This makes for a great alternative to staying in a hotel. Camp under the stars! Rentals starting at $85 per night.
175 Mountain Springs Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 332-0116 www.appalachianoverlandrentals.com Get Directions
Cullasaja River RV Park
Cullasaja River RV Park offers 90 Full hook-up sites along the beautiful Cullasaja River just outside the town of Franklin. Arrival at Noon and departure at Noon. We now offer Wifi.
6269 Highlands Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-2559 www.campnc.com Get Directions
Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground
Deep Creek flows out of the Great Smokies National Park and by our campground. We rent light-weight vinyl tubes for $6 (all day rental). Tubes are available at a discount to registered campers and groups. Life jackets are available for children. Our camp store also sells creek shoes and other tubing accessories and souvenirs. We have twenty-one rental cabins, from modern campground cabins to hand-hewn log cabins, plus a large house for small groups. cabinsondeepcreek.com; More than 40 campsites, from creekside tent camping to pop-ups, travel trailers, RVs and mobile homes. Gem Mining: Pan for rubies, sapphires, quartz, topaz, emeralds and other colorful gems at the Deep Creek Tube Center Mining Company.
1090 West Deep Creek Rd Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-6055 deepcreekcamping.com Get Directions
Park and Walk to Everything! 10 spacious, wooded, full hook-up sites in the Heart of Downtown Franklin! Walk to shopping, restaurants, "Pickin on the Square", festivals, entertainment, Little Tennessee River, fishing hiking, banks and grocery. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER! Explore Franklin and surrounding areas. Gather 'round the community campfire'. Game room. CAMP IN THE WOODS IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN! Two night minimum.
160 Heritage Hollow Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (941) 720-0067 www.downtownrv.com Get Directions
Fort Wilderness RV Park & Campground
Come on In and spend your vacation with us! Old fashioned family camping. We welcome groups, family reunions, church groups, and Good Sam groups. Open all year (cabins more of the year). Family Camping with 130 shady sites on 11 acres, Our swimming pool is open through October 31! Near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 7 miles. Harrah's Casino 1.5 miles Smoky Mountain Railroad, Lake Fontana, Nantahala Gorge, Deep Creek and Bryson City 10 minutes ​Santa's Land, Shopping,Restaurants and Cherokee Indian Reservation 5 minutes ​Trout fishing, tubing /rafting 1/3 mile to the river ​Sequoia golf course across the street and Smoky Mountain Golf Course 5 minutes
284 Wilderness Road Whittier, NC 28789 (828) 497-9331 www.fortwilderness.net Get Directions
Franklin RV Park and Campground
20/30/50 AMP, full-hooks, streams, bath house, shaded sites, cable TV, Internet access, no tents.
230 Old Addington Bridge Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-6200 www.franklinrvpark.com Get Directions
High Country Haven Camping and Cabins is a back to nature campground with all the modern amenities located in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. We have RV sites with full hookups 30/50, fire rings, picnic tables, WIFI, restrooms and showers. Cabins and tent sites available also. Located 10 minutes to downtown and within 45 minutes to Cherokee, Bryson City, Dillsboro and Sylvia. 175 Highhaven Lane, Franklin, NC 28734. (828) 369-2267
Mi Mountain Campground
Mi Mountain Campground in Franklin, NC is a family oriented campground, with Full Hook-ups, Large Level Shady Sites, pull thru sites,rustic cabin rentals & Tent Sites. We also have a clean bath houses, a pavilion, a playground, horseshoes, cornhole, LP Gas and readily available are Ice, Firewood & Cable T.V. Family-oriented. Daily, Weekly & Seasonal rates. Open all year round.
151 Mi Mountain Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-6155 www.mimountaincampground.com Get Directions
Moonshine Creek Campground
Moonshine Creek Campground offers cool,secluded camping on rushing mountain stream at an elevation of 3500 feet. RV sites, tents, and cabins all on creek just 5 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Heated clean bathhouses, Campstore, Wi Fi, and full rentals. Located in the Smoky Mountains, close to Cherokee, Maggie Valley, Waynesville and near Asheville. Motorcycles welcome.
2486 Dark Ridge Road Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-6666 www.moonshinecreek.com Get Directions
Murphy Peace Valley KOA Campground & Cabins
The Murphy KOA is your peaceful retreat in the Heart of the Smoky Mountains located one mile from Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino. We offer furnished Deluxe Cabins, shaded full hook up RV sites with Cable TV and Wi-Fi internet, tent camping and RV storage. Take short trips to world class white water rafting, scenic rides on the Cherahola Skyway and Tail of the Dragon, train rides through the Nantahala Forest, and visit many local antique shops and restaurants. Or stay at our Award Winning Campground relaxing by the campfire on the peaceful Valley River. Swimming, Pool, Tubing and Fishing, Pet Play Area, Playground, Gameroom, Pavilion, Riverfront.
117 Happy Valley Rd Murphy, NC 28905 (828) 837-6223 peacevalleycampground.com Get Directions
Old Corundum Millsite Campground
Old Corundum Millsite Campground is a beautiful RV Park and Campground located on the Cullasaja River in Franklin, North Carolina. Old Corundum is close to some of the best attractions in Western North Carolina. Golf, gem mining, white water rafting, fishing, hiking, and the Smoky Mountain National Park are all just a short drive. Most sites are shaded and almost half of our sites are located on or close to the River. Come visit Old Corundum Millsite Campground.
80 Nickajack Rd. Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4663 www.ocmcampground.com Get Directions
Pines RV Park and Cabins
4 miles west of Franklin of Rt. 64 - 66 Sites, 53 30 AMP Full Hook-Up, 2 Larger Plus 50 AMP Sites Full Hook-Up and 11 Electric and Water - 2 Full service Log Cabins. WIFI and 4 Satellite TV Stations - Paved Park Roads. Facilities - Rec. Room, Laundry, Spotless Bath Houses, Playground, Basketball, Shuffle Board, Campfire Rings, Picnic Tables and some Planned Activities, Pet Friendly Park. Tenters to 45' RV's and Groups welcome.
4724 Murphy Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4490 www.gocampin.net/pinesrvpark Get Directions
River Vista RV Resort
River Vista Mountain Village is nestled in a valley surrounded by the Foothills of the Appalachians. Outdoor pool, Indoor Pool/Spa. Playground with B-ball hoops, swing set and more. Our Mountain Village Center is a large community building with a stage, 2 kitchens, double sided fireplace and will seat 250 people. A majestic waterfall can be seen to the east of the resort pouring down the side of one of our beautiful mountains. Fish galore are swimming around the fountain in our catch and release pond. 5 W rated by Woodalls, River Vista is the RV resort to be rivaled by none in the Foothills of the Appalachians.

FMCA Discounts
Good Sams Discounts
20 River Vista Dr. Dillard, GA 30537 (706) 746-2722 www.rvmountainvillage.com Get Directions
Rose Creek Campground & Cabins
Nestled in a serene valley surrounded by mountains, we offer full hookup shaded RVsites, air condition rustic cabins with linens, tent sites and water electric sites for popups and tents , hot shower's, Wifi, a swimming pool, teather ball, corn hole, horse shoes, basketball, bass fishing pond and gem mining. There is firewood and ice available at our campstore. Located 10 minutes from town with an abundance of mountain activities all around us.
140 Terrace Ridge Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (252) 286-6596 rosecreekcamping.com Get Directions
Peaceful & beautiful views away from it all...Perfect! A small fridge, toaster, electric skillet, microwave & coffee maker was all provided. The bed was super comfy. The fire pit was great! It's all just minutes away from Nantahala Outdoor Center. 200 Sky Ridge Drive, Bryson City, NC 28713. (704) 701-5696
200 Sky Ridge Drive Bryson City, NC 28713 (704) 701-5696 www.skyridgeyurts.com Get Directions
The Great Outdoors RV Resort
We are proud of our 2018 Good Sam rating of 10/10*/10. We are BIG-RIG Friendly! MOTORCYCLE-friendly! Welcome RALLY groups! All sites are full hook-up with 30/50 power, Water, city sewer, Cable, and WIFI. Our Club House has two kitchens, flat screen TV, banquet facility, workout room, swimming pool, laundry, general store, bark park, and much more! Relax rocking on the porch. Cabin for rental also.
321 Thumpers Trail Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-0412 www.gorvresort.com Get Directions
Valley River RV Resort
Come experience luxury in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Amenities include spacious RV sites, 50 amp service, clubhouse with kitchen, bathhouse and laundry facility, Wi-Fi, cable TV, grills, outdoor pool, game room, fishing lake and pet washing station. Waterfront sites available. Directly off Hwy 74 between Andrews and Murphy. Across the street from the casino. 65 Old Tomotla Rd. Marble 28905 828-385-4220 Valleyriverrv.com
65 Old Tomotla Road Marble, NC 28905 (828) 385-4220 www.valleyriverrv.com Get Directions
Whistle Stop Depot RV Park
Beautiful mountain views, wi-fi, power, water, sewer. Call or email.
145 River Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-1600 whistlestopantiquesnc.com Get Directions
BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn and Suites
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn and Suites, the ultimate family destination nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Relax and get away from it all while experiencing breathtaking views of the beautiful Tuckasegee River, and watch as rafters make their way down the river from any of our riverside rooms. All guests can enjoy the river from our main riverside deck as well. Here at the River Escape, we are 100% non-smoking. All of our rooms come standard with microwaves, mini-fridges, HBO, in room coffee, hairdryers, iron and ironing board, and complimentary high speed internet access (WI-FI and hard-wired). We also offer several amenities that would appeal to any traveler. These include our indoor heated pool and spa, fitness center, business center with available printer and internet access, and a riverside BBQ grill area. Enjoy a selection of eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, waffles, muffins, cereal, fruits, juices, etc. with our included hot breakfast. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Golf, and many vacation packages available.
248 WBI Drive Dillsboro, NC 28725 (828) 586-6060 www.bwriverescape.com Get Directions
Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn
Panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains, from the Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn, located 5 miles NE of the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. All rooms have a microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and refrigerator. Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms are available. Every guest is invited to enjoy the delux complimentary continental breakfast.
130 Shiloh Trail, Hwy 74, Exit 98 Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-4402 www.bwsmokymountaininn.com
Colonial Inn Franklin
The Colonial of Franklin is located just 2 miles south of downtown on four acres of lawn with mountain views, picnic area, swimming pool. We have 30 nice clean rooms for you to choose from. Wireless Internet available in the office and all rooms. Our rooms are available on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. (depending on Availability - Rates Vary). We are locally and American Owned and would love to have you stay with us here at the Colonial Inn. We will match prices - please call. Please call for extended stay pricing.
3157 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-6600 www.colonialinnfranklin.com Get Directions
Comfort Inn-Sylva
Open year-round, swimming, TV's, telephones, credit cards. 71 rooms, $49-$129.
1235 E. Main Street Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 477-4950 choicehotels.com/NC732 Get Directions
Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort
The Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort is located in the Smoky Mountains at the Tennessee / North Carolina Border. 318 curves in 11 miles with gorgeous scenery has proved alluring to Bikers for several years past, and will for several to come. Pub & grill, store, motel & campground, events and more!
17548 Tapoco Rd Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 498-2375 www.dealsgap.com Get Directions
Deerfield Inn
Come Enjoy The View! All our (20) rooms overlook the Smoky Mountains and Lake Chatuge. We provide a spacious room with 2 queen size beds. Refrigerators & microwaves are available for extended stay. Cable TV with HBO is in all rooms. A Continental breakfast...
40 Chatuge Lane Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-8272 www.deerfield-inn.com Get Directions
Fairfield Inn and Suites
Full service hotel with indoor pool, continental breakfast, executive and deluxe suites for the business traveller or the whole family. Call for special winter rates, weekday corporate and business rates.
568 Paint Town Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-0400 marriot.com/avlck Get Directions
Hampton Inn Cherokee
Welcome to the Hampton Inn in beautiful Cherokee, North Carolina. Our Inn is located on the Cherokee Indian reservation in the heart of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Our Inn is just 33 miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and 45 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. As you can see, our location makes a great jumping off point for your day trips to these and many more local attractions. Our Hampton Inn has 67 of the most comfortable rooms in Western Carolina. We are so sure that you will find these rooms to your satisfaction that we 100% guarantee them. Each of our spacious rooms contains a coffee maker, iron and ironing board as well as a hair dryer and of course, color 25" cable television. Our phones are equipped with Dataports for internet access. The Hampton Inn is very proud of its hard earned reputation for service and value. During any of the four seasons you will find our grounds and mountain scenery a treat for your eyes.
185 Tsalagi Road Hwy 19 Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-3115 www.cherokee.hamptoninn.com Get Directions
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is a brand-new destination with thrilling gaming, five food outlets, cool cocktails and hot entertainment. This North Carolina casino features 60,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 1,000 slots and 70 traditional table games. Beyond the lively gambling offerings, Valley River guests can enjoy a convenient getaway at the 300 room, seven-story hotel tower and enjoy top-shelf cocktails and refreshments at the casino bar. Five casual dining selections to choose from. The entire Harrah's experience is enhanced for members of the Total Rewards program, who also have exclusive access to the casino floor’s upscale Diamond Lounge. Total Rewards is free to enroll in, and allows guests to earn credits for hotel, gaming and dining rewards at any Caesars-owned location. An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located near Murphy, North Carolina. Come out and play at this exciting new hotel and casino located just two hours from Chattanooga, Knoxville and Atlanta.
Hearth & Home Inn
Independently owned and operated with American pride, Hearth & Home Inn offers travelers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay. A quaint property that is motorcycle and pet friendly, centrally located to fabulous restaurants, shopping, hiking and nature - all located within Haywood County. Besides being "clean, cozy, comfortable," Hearth & Home Inn is also an outstanding value. Welcome to our home in the mountains! Hearth & Home Inn is just a short drive away from many of western North Carolinas finest attractions (see our "About" page for links to area attractions).
3376 Dellwood Road Maggie Valley, NC 28786 (828) 926-1845 hearthandhomeinn.com Get Directions
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Visit the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Dillsboro - Western Carolina and rediscover the power of nature as you relax in the heated pool or spa and gaze out over the majestic Great Smoky Mountains. Situated in Sylva at Dillsboro exit, this hotel's location is a wonderland of awe-inspiring scenery and only nine miles from Western Carolina University and one mile from historic Dillsboro, NC.

The hotel's location is every outdoor enthusiast's dream. From the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, lodging at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Dillsboro makes it easy to explore the most stunning natural treasures in the East. If you're more of an indoor person, you can browse the charming shops in historic Dillsboro.

Corporate guests find it easy to keep in touch with the office using free high-speed, wireless Internet access, and meeting deadlines is a breeze with the help of the 24-hour Business Center. The 400-sq-ft meeting room seats up to 25 guests, and it is an ideal venue for work-related events.

You can begin each day with the delicious and complimentary, hot breakfast bar, and after a day spent outside in the crisp mountain air, warm up in the heated, indoor pool and hot tub. If you're planning a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, lodging at this hotel transforms an ordinary visit into an unforgettable vacation, so book now!
Hotel Cashiers
Hotel Cashiers is a boutique mountain inn and wine lounge situated at a premier location in the center of Cashiers, just a short walk to restaurants, boutiques and the village park. Featuring warm hospitality and the perfect blend of modern and rustic design, we are the ideal basecamp for your trip to Cashiers, Highlands and the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina! Hotel Cashiers is a pet friendly inn, featuring 19 spacious, well appointed rooms as well as manicured outdoor gardens and a cozy upscale wine bar and lounge in the lobby.
7 Slab Town Road Cashiers, NC 28717 (828) 743-7706 www.hotelcashiers.com Get Directions
Mitchell's Lodge and Cottages

Mitchell's Lodge and Cottages are nestled only two blocks from town on over four acres, beside a small mountain lake and stream. Relax in any of our affordable accommodations, a secluded log cabin or a deluxe suite in our new Cedar Lodge with gas log fireplace and jacuzzi in our Log Lodge. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast every morning by the fireplace in our new lakeside pavilion. Come visit us soon. Call 800-522-9874 or visit us online at www.mitchellslodge.com

264 Dillard Road Highlands, NC 28741 (828) 526-2267 www.mitchellslodge.com Get Directions
Oak Park Inn
Step back in time, where old-fashioned, friendly service welcomes you to our mountain town. Located in beautiful downtown Waynesville, North Carolina, we are sure you will enjoy our convenient location to the unique shops, boutiques, restaurants, grills, pubs, library and churches, all within walking distance to our beautiful motel. Fly Fishing, Fly Guiding arrangements can be made thru our office. Our lodging is conveniently located with easy access to the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad, White Water Rafting, Hiking Trails, Blue Ridge Parkway, Ghost Town and Skiing. We welcome groups of all sizes and have the perfect meeting space which accommodates up to 30 for all types of occasions such as family reunions, business retreats, or just a place to gather with friends and enjoy time together.
196 S. Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786 (828) 456-5328 oakparkinn-waynesville.com Get Directions
Quality Inn of Sylva
The Quality Inn® is an inexpensive hotel in Sylva with 4 star reviews that’s merely minutes away from the Harris Regional Hospital, Mountain Heritage Center and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Also nearby is Western Carolina University and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Great Smoky Mountain Train. Free hot Breakfast and WiFi. Business center and banquet facilities available.
2807 Highway 74 East Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-3315 choicehotels.com/QualityInn/Sylva Get Directions
Rivers Edge Treehouse Resort
Looking for a unique mountain hideaway? Get a lofty perspective at our new River’s Edge Treehouse Resort! Offering comfort and style, you’ll feel at one with trees in an outdoor, “back to nature” setting. Located on the Cheoah River near Robbinsville, North Carolina, this vacation experience is surrounded in all directions by scenery that would make a professional photographer envious. The six treehouses provide parking underneath, king memory foam beds, satellite TV, and much more.

Each Treehouse has a king memory foam bed with luxury linens, table for two and is equipped with microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, ceiling fan, heat and air conditioning.

Your deck has a gas grill and rocking chairs…perfect for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

For those who need to stay in touch, each Treehouse has satellite TV, and free WiFi.

One of our six Treehouses is wheelchair accessible.

The common areas include a barbecue area, Adirondack chairs, fire pits — both stocked with firewood and kindling, picnic tables, horse-shoe pit, cornhole, and nature trail to the river with great fishing! No room to bring your fishing gear? No problem, we’re happy to provide some. We’ll even lend you walking sticks if you want to hike while you’re here!
195 Old U.S. 129 Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2228 riversedgetreehouses.com Get Directions
Rolling Hills Lodge
Rolling Hills Lodge is Cherokee’s newest hotel located in the heart of the Cultural district. The recipient of the 2016 Cherokee Pride Award for exceptional customer service for lodging establishment and winner of the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 "Best in Excellence Award" given by Trip Advisor. In addition, Rolling Hills Lodge is winner of 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award! Guests can enjoy array of activities within walking distance from our hotel including The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, The Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual and Unto These Hills Outdoor Theatrical Drama.
739 Tsali Boulevard Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-5371 rollinghillslodge.com Get Directions
Sapphire Inn
Downtown Franklin, walk to restaurants and shops, micro-fridge, special rates for: hikers, bikers, AAA, AARP, Corporate, Government Group & Extended Stay. Double-King Size beds, non-smoking rooms available, cable TV. Area Attractions include: Whistle Stop Depot and other antique shops, restaurants, gem mines, waterfalls, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, snow sports, Gem & Mineral Shows (May & July), Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Great Smoky Mountain Railway all within 30 miles or less.
761 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4406 www.sapphireinnfranklin.com Get Directions
Shoji Spa and Lodge
Relax and revitalize at Asheville's only outdoor hot tub spa. Experience breathtaking views, the cedar sauna and an invigorating cold shower. Specializing in couples massage.
96 Avondale Hts. Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 299-0999 www.shojiretreats.com Get Directions
Sleep Inn - Bryson City
The Sleep Inn Bryson City is located just one mile from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. We are just minutes from popular attractions like the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Southwestern Community College, Western Carolina University and Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, America's number one motorcycle and sports car road.While you're here, explore the nearby white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing in the nearby Nantahala River, Tuckasegee River and Pigeon River. Fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking and tubing are just a few more of the outdoor recreational activities close to the hotel.All guests will enjoy our free hot breakfast buffet, brand new 32" flat panel LCD televisions, free wireless Internet, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and access to on-site coin laundry facilities. We also offer packages to ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, or to go rafting at Nantahala Outdoor Center (please book in advance). We also offer the train and rafting tickets individually.
500 Veterans Blvd Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-0326 sleepinnbrysoncitync.com Get Directions
Fontana Village Resort & Marina
Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala Forest of western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Village has a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in the intimate settings of The Lodge, suites, cabins, as well as RV & tent camping on Cheoah Lake. Add conference space and banquet service, Mountview Bistro and Wildwood Grill, General Store, gift shops, outfitters, pools, marina, massage and fitness center, miles of on-site trails suitable for biking and hiking,disc golf, and it's easy to see why Fontana is the Great Smoky Mountain Destination.
300 Woods Road Fontana Dam, NC 28733 (828) 498-2211 www.fontanavillage.com Get Directions
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
North Carolina's only casino! 102,000sq ft of gaming space. 3,000 seat Entertainment Center. 1,100 room hotel. Find your favorite Las Vegas games, including video blackjack with real dealers and real chips. Also 20,000 sq. ft of conference/meeting space.
777 Casino Drive Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-7777 www.harrahscherokee.com Get Directions
Hinton Center
Lake Chatuge views, access. Groups, families, individuals welcome. Lodge, cottages. Reservations required, food service.
2330 Hinton Center Rd Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-8336 www.hintoncenter.org Get Directions
Tapoco Lodge & Resort
The Historic Tapoco Lodge features both luxury lodge suites and newly renovated cabin accommodations. Enjoy a romantic getaway or escape to the wilderness with friends and family. From miles of hiking trails to nightly camp fires, find both your adventure and sanctuary at Tapoco. We proudly feature our very own restaurant located on the property, the Tavern, which is sure to offer selections to appease every appetite. Established 1930 & on the National Register of Historic Places. 14981 Tapoco Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771. (828) 498-2800.
14981 Tapoco Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 498-2800 tapocolodge.com Get Directions
Watershed Resort
Near Bryson City and Nantahala River. 50 acres, hiking trails, trout pond, waterfall, yard games.
137 W. Watershed Rd Bryson City, NC 28713 (877) 784-0688 www.watershedresort.com Get Directions
Laurel Bush Riverfront Cabins, LLC
It is our mission to provide guests with an exceptional experience where people enjoy time together and create memories to last a lifetime while staying at Laurel Bush Riverfront Cabins. Laurel Bush provides a unique experience for guests to connect with and enjoy the pristine, natural elements of the Great Smoky Mountains and the peaceful Tuckasegee River. Laurel Bush is an exceptional riverfront community unlike any other in Western North Carolina. We offer the perfect vacation getaway to take pleasure in all 4-season activities and experiences that North Carolina boasts. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains (Rated #1 National Park in 2020) and nestled on the banks of the Tuckasegee River, Laurel Bush is naturally suited for relaxation, recreation and/or adventures. Within a 50 mile radius there are many miles of hiking/biking trails (including the Appalachian Trail), whitewater rafting/canoeing/kayaking/tubing, waterfalls, swimming, fishing, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smoky Mountain Railway, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel, Gatlinburg, TN, The Biltmore Estate, Cataloochee Ski area and much, much more. Western North Carolina has activities for everyone! Every season is a beautiful time here in the mountains. Whether you want to relax or play and escape into nature, Laurel Bush is the spirit of what every vacation should be. The onsite large covered pavilion is conveniently located close to the cabins for picnics, socializing or relaxation. You can enjoy sitting on the deck listening and watching the river go by. You can view many kinds of wildlife including Bald Eagles, River Otters, Ducks, Turkeys, Geese and occasionally deer or just sit at the fire pit on a cool evening while looking across the river at the original train wreckage from the movie starring Harrison Ford, “The Fugitive!" We have 2 cabins as well as a Tiny Home and 2 park models which are open year round... If you don't see availability for your dates in one of the properties please reach out to us and we can check the other properties for your dates. We provide linens, toilet paper, towels, washcloths, dish towels, dish cloths and firewood! Just bring your clothes and groceries! Please do not hesitate to call or text with any questions by phone, (828) 676-9901 or email, laurelbushriverfrontcabins@gmail.com. We are available 24/7 and just 1 mile from the property. Check out our website (www.laurelbushcabins.com) for many amazing ideas on adventures and rainy day fun!
282 Tunnel Mountain Road Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 676-9901 www.laurelbushcabins.com Get Directions
Stay Out Yonder
2 Bedroom Bungalow conveniently located right in town! Dogs Welcome! Located right next door to our locally sourced grocery store and event space. Eat-In Kitchen, Coffee Provided, 1 Acre Lot to enjoy on one of the nicest streets in Franklin, NC. Enjoy a nice drive to the nearby towns and waterfalls, kayak on the river, hike nearby trails, have a beer at the local breweries and grab some fresh baked breads at our local bakery or walk next door to Yonder for a glass of wine, meade or cider.
121 Hillcrest Avenue Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-9606 airbnb.com/h/stayoutyonder Get Directions
Watershed Cabins
Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Nantahala River and its surrounding environs offer visitors a plethora of activities from which to choose. With over 70 units to choose from, Watershed Cabins are located throughout the area (many of which are just minutes from the NOC, Fontana Lake, or the Tsali biking trails). From white water rafting and mountain biking, to exploring local antique and craft stores, your time here will be filled with excitement (if you ever manage to leave your cabin.) Whether its standing in front of a 20 foot front window of your cabin enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains while sipping your morning coffee, or, napping on a leather sofa with our Bose� stereo system humming in the background, we know your stay in the great outdoors will be anything but "roughing it." That's because every single unit has a hot tub and many also have outdoor fireplaces, pool tables, or other great amenities.
162 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 (888) 604-3075 www.watershedcabins.com Get Directions