Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals & More

Smoky Mountain Accommodation Guide

Smoky Mountain cabins and vacation rentals range from luxury chalets to pet-friendly log cabins to lake houses. North Carolina's collection of Smoky Mountain cabins have the number of every nature and outdoor lover under the sun, as the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is right around the corner, and plenty of lakes and hiking areas are scattered throughout the towns. To top it off, the Smoky Mountains are packed full of kid-friendly fun (from mini golf to water parks), trend-setting restaurants, one-of-a-kind museums, and if you can believe it, really good coffee.

Once you get here, you'll have your pick of things to see and do - whether it's whitewater rafting, mountain biking, sunning, eating at all the best restaurants, or all of the above! The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the Smoky Mountains and spills out into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, making all of Western North Carolina's best natural attractions very accessible.

However, your itinerary depends on where you stay. If you're visiting North Carolina (as opposed to Tennessee, home to Smoky Mountain lodging in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge), you have more than a few options.

Smoky Mountain Overview

  • Maggie Valley: With lots of outdoor attractions, but also plenty to do on a rainy day, Maggie Valley is a great idea for the family. Don't miss the Wheels Through Time Museum, the Waterrock Knob hiking trail, and the Maggie Valley Opry House. Visiting in the winter? Check out the Cataloochee Ski Area.
  • Asheville: If you're looking for a well-rounded getaway with plenty of art and culture to go around, Asheville cabins are the way to go. Top attractions include the North Carolina Arboretum, Looking Glass Rock, the River Arts District, and countless more.
  • Bryson City: These Smoky Mountain cabins will plop you right into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which surrounds the city. Bryson City is great for hardcore nature lovers, as favorite things to do include fishing in Cooper Creek Trout Farm, rafting on the Natahala River, and mountain biking in the Tsali Recreation Area.
  • Cashiers: This quiet mountain town is great for a relaxing escape. The Cashiers Farmer Market is worth stopping by.
  • Murphy: The Murphy River Walk sports some great scenery, and is great for stroll or a kayak trip.
  • Franklin: Franklin cabin rentals are becoming more and more popular every year. Attractions like the Lotz House Museum, Carter House, the Carnton Plantation and the downtown scene are hits with history buffs. 

Smoky Mountain Lodging Deals

Luxury Smoky Mountain cabins don't have to break the bank. Compared to hotels, they offer up a lot more value, as you get so much more space and amenities for your dollar - think full, gourmet kitchens, private pools, fireplaces, game rooms, and more! Plus, if you're vacationing in a big group, everyone can help split the bill of a big accommodation.

A few more tips: By booking weekly or even monthly Smoky Mountain cottages and log cabins, as opposed to weekend or nightly, you can enjoy a much better value. The longer you stay, the more you'll save! Timing your stay just right also matters. Instead of visiting during peak travel time - mid summer and October - consider Smoky Mountain accommodations available during the winter, spring, or late fall. Don't worry about missing out! The many indoor attractions are year-round and there is outdoor fun for every season.

Vacation also offers up plenty of last minute vacation deals, cancellation specials, and more, so the savings really start to pile up.

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