Vacation Rentals in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

cabin rentals in the nc smoky mountainsFind yourself at home amid the rustic luxury of the North Carolina Smokies in a mountain vacation rental.

From secluded cabins to luxury retreats, these unique rentals invite you to spend a week hidden away from the real world under the green summer canopy. Enjoy a holiday spell brewing hot chocolate with a backdrop of white-capped summits, or explore the fall leaf season amid the heart of Appalachian reds, ambers, and golds.

From Romantic Escapes to Making Family Memories

Fall in love all over again as you celebrate an unforgettable honeymoon, anniversary or weekend-for-two in a romantic Smoky Mountain retreat. Luxuriate in a hot tub overlooking an incredible mountain vista. Relax as you sip wine in front of a crackling fire and gaze at a sky filled with uncountable stars.

Or find accommodations spacious enough to bright the whole family! You’ll make a lifetime of sweet family memories in one of our many Smoky Mountain vacation rentals.

Perfect Getaway Spots

fall color in the great smoky mountainsSmoky Mountain vacation rentals offer all the comforts of home, as well as breathtaking views of the mountains, lakes, streams and rivers our area is famous for.

Wilderness retreats, private cabins, rustic holiday rentals and mountain cottages feature luxury amenities such as stone fireplaces, expansive decks, and hot tubs. In the midst of awe-inspiring natural beauty, you’re always close to our rich cultural heritage and fun outdoor adventure.

Enjoy hiking through old growth forest in The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, or along the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Swim, fish or kayak in one of our many pristine lakes and rivers or pack a picnic to enjoy beside one of the many waterfalls in the N.C. Smoky Mountains.

Experience Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, golfing and shopping for exquisite handmade crafts. The kids will love trying their hands at gem mining, horseback riding, whitewater rafting or one of many other family-friendly activities.

Check out the selection of vacation rental options below, and begin planning your next Smoky Mountain getaway today.

Gorgeous Stays
Gorgeous Stays is a boutique size "Glampgound" nestled in the scenic Nantahala Gorge and minutes from Bryson City. Young guests call our place "magical." Each of our 11 units are thoughtfully decorated and totally unique: including fun-themed tiny homes, huge safari tents, a yurt, a school bus and more family-friendly "stays." Units sleep either 4 or 6 guests. Each unit is equipped with: mini-fridge, microware, K-cup coffeemaker, AC/heat (or fan), all bedding, towels, gel-memory foam mattresses and an RV toilet for nighttime convenience. The colorful lodge has 5-star bath amenities, a huge relaxing covered deck, games, a small camp store, TV, wi-fi, and firewood. We also have 4 platform tent sites, community firepits, covered food pavilions, propane grills, a creek and wide-open greenspace to complete the outdoor experience. All lodging areas are strictly non-smoking. Pets allowed in all tents sites and only specific other rentals. We are the perfect vacation stay where campers and hotel-lovers come together. Conveniently located on Highway 19, Gorgeous Stays is at the center of rafting, zip lining, fishing, mountain biking and the Appalachian Trail. When you are at Gorgeous Stays, "The Stay is Part of Your Adventure" OPEN: MARCH-DECEMBER
11044 Highway 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713 (828) 421-2282 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, We are available 24/7 and just 1 mile from the property. Check out our website ( for many amazing ideas on adventures and rainy day fun!
282 Tunnel Mountain Road Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 676-9901 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 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 Get Directions