Hotels/Motels in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

Over the centuries many stories have been told about the Great Smoky Mountains. The forests, rivers, and endless breathtaking views have made what the Cherokee, European settlers, and visitors today call the “land of the sky.” Choose from a variety of hotels in the Smoky Mountains when you want to escape, unwind, explore, or have an adventure in some of the world’s oldest mountains. Whether you’re searching for a hotel with every imaginable luxury or simply an affordable Smoky Mountain hotel, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. Come to the Great Smoky Mountains, and have the time of your life.

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 Get Directions
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
Completely renovated and beautifully decorated accommodations in the center of Cashiers. Rooms feature original artwork from locally renowned artists. All rooms have air conditioning, refrigerators, coffee makers, phones, cable TV, hair dryers, iron/ironing board. Free High Speed Wireless Internet. Coin laundry facilities on premises open to all guests. Complimentary discounts at various shops and restaurants at the complex. Food delivery from complex restaurants to your room.
7 Slab Town Road Cashiers, NC 28717 (828) 743-7706 Get Directions
  • Beautifully decorated one bedroom, one bath suites (all non-smoking)
  • Sofa beds in each suite
  • Personal kitchen areas with sinks, mini-fridges, small dining tables
  • Personal screened-in porches
  • High speed wireless Internet access
  • Flat screen televisions with Direct TV
  • Handicapped suite available
  • Large swimming pool (scheduled to open in June)
  • Outdoor gas grills
  • Fire pit for evening fun
  • Secluded enough for relaxation, yet close to historic downtown Franklin
109 Holly Springs Village Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-0991 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
Open year-round, swimming, TV's, telephones, credit cards. 71 rooms, $49-$129.
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
Down the street from Harrah's Casino and near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Frontier Lodge offers convenience to Cherokee shopping, the Ocunaluftee River, Unto These Hills and other attractions. Free wi-fi, free parking & outdoor pool.
Nestled in the mountains of Southern Jackson County, NC, this 60-room hotel has an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, business center, free Wi-Fi and a Free Hot Hampton Breakfast. Let the Hampton Inn & Suites in Cashiers/Sapphire Valley hotel be your base while you are exploring waterfalls, hiking trails, scenic drives, state parks, national forests, antique stores and unique shops. There are a variety of restaurants from fast food, casual family eating to fine dining. There is something for the entire family.
3245 Highway 64 East Sapphire, NC 28774 (828) 743-4545 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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.
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 Get Directions
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!
26 Rufus Robinson Road Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 631-1111 Get Directions

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

264 Dillard Road Highlands, NC 28741 (828) 526-2267 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
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 Get Directions
Located in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, Smoky Mountain Inn and Suites puts you in the heart of one of the nation’s most beautiful areas. Known for its natural splendor, activity-filled outdoor lifestyle and serenity, this magnificent setting offers a variety of activities or the perfect backdrop to do nothing at all. Smoky Mountain Inn's rooms includes a complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool.
344 Seven Clans Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-4858 Get Directions
Welcome to Stonebrook Lodge, Cherokee North Carolina's newest hotel! Located across the street from Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Event Center, Stonebrook Lodge is your home base for adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains. From the moment you arrive, a warm welcome awaits you in our rustic lobby with stone accents, fireplace, and cozy seating areas. Enjoy free wi-fi, continental breakfast and luxury appointments in our queen and king rooms. Newly opened as of 12/31/14, be one of the first to experience Cherokee North Carolina's newest lodging option close to all the action and adventure.
436 Painttown Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2222 Get Directions
Welcome to Stonebrook Lodge, Murphy North Carolina's newest hotel! Located adjacent to the Harrah's Valley River Casino, Stonebrook Lodge is close to shopping, dining, and the quaint small towns of Muprhy and Andrews, NC. Nearby is fishing, waterfalls, hiking, and outdoor adventure. The Nantahala River is nearby, including access to whitewater rafting and kayaking. Lakes Fontana, Chatuge, and Hiwassee are within a 30 minute drive. Stonebrook Lodge has 2 room types: 2 Queen Beds with Wet Bar 1 King Bed with Wet Bar Rooms include mini-refrigerator, free wi-fi and a continental breakfast served in the lobby from 6:30 - 9:30 AM, and all rooms are non-smoking with no pets allowed. All rooms have microwaves.
300 Casino Parkway Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 835-2753 Get Directions
Beautiful quiet country setting half-way between Bryson City and Cherokee NC. Clean kitchenettes on river. WiFi available.
5280 Ela Road Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 488-2284 Get Directions