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Top-rated vacation rentals in Cherokee

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Cabin in Bryson City
Incredible View! Private w/HotTub, Fire Pit, Wi-Fi
Welcome to the Cabin in the Clouds- a peaceful cabin nestled amongst the treetops. Soak in the Smoky Mountain sunsets from the hot tub or gathered around the crackling fire pit. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the patio perched amongst whistling birds or nestled in bed watching the sun rise from the soaring A-frame windows. Ultimate privacy but a mere 2.5 mile drive to downtown, truly the best of both worlds. Our cabin offers full kitchen, smart tv's, gas fireplace in winter & wifi!
$347 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
Mountain Memories Cabin/Great Smoky Mountains
Make the best Mountain Memories with a stay in our cabin nestled in the Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains. Enjoy a private mountain setting. Breath the fresh mountain air while rocking on your covered porch or dine alfresco at the picnic table followed by s’mores around the fire pit. Cap off the day with a luxurious soak in the hot tub. You will never want to leave!! ** Check out our cabin with more children amenities - Southern Comfort cabin -Great Smoky mountains .
$137 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
The Amazing View at Pop’s Cottage
Pop’s Cottage is located just outside of Bryson city with absolutely breathtaking views of the Smokey Mountains as your back drop. This open floor plan cottage is The perfect spot for two or a small family. Inside, this quaint little cabin has tongue and groove throughout, a fully stocked kitchen, King sized bed, and a 55” smart TV. Next, take a step outside to see what makes this place so special. You will immediately be in awe of the view of the Smokies!
$188 per night

Stay near Cherokee's top sights

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort330 locals recommend
Oconaluftee Visitor Center67 locals recommend
Oconaluftee Island Park12 locals recommend
Santa's Land Fun Park & Zoo28 locals recommend
Oconaluftee Indian Village44 locals recommend
Granny's Kitchen12 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Cherokee

Cabin in Whittier
Parker's Creek Log Cabin; amazing views & hot tub
$225 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
Deep Creek Overlook w/Gameroom Featured on HGTV
$201 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
Watershed 1- Private Mountain Resort Cabin
$169 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
$115 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
Stargazer at The Great Smoky Mountains
$156 per night
Cabin in Whittier
1940s cabin on 35 acres hike&fish onsite+RV hookup
$143 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
Cozy Getaway w/ Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, Firepit, Fireplace
$139 per night
Cabin in Almond
Blue Haven Cabin
$119 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
The Blue Bear Cabin
$231 per night
Tiny home in Whittier
Cozy Tiny House - 6 Minutes to Casino & Cherokee
$66 per night
Cabin in Whittier
Creekside Hideaway Cabin in Nantahala Forest
$104 per night
Cabin in Bryson City
Above The Clouds
$197 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cherokee

Total rentals

30 properties

Wifi availability

20 properties include access to wifi

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

10 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

1.9K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$70 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Cherokee

All About Cherokee

Cherokee, North Carolina, got its name from the Cherokee people, who have been the custodians of this rugged, misty mountainscape for centuries. In the summer, you can experience living Cherokee history at evening bonfires with Cherokee elders or at Unto These Hills outdoor performances. A visit here is as much about immersing yourself in Cherokee culture and traditions as it is about hiking the peak of the Great Smoky Mountains or the Appalachian Mountains, seeing the rush of the Soco waterfalls, and spotting wildlife like elk and bears in their natural habitats. In Cherokee, you can also walk in the outsized footsteps of Jadahula the giant, who, according to local legend, used the Smokies as his playground.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cherokee

The most popular time to visit Cherokee is in October, when the leaves change colors, painting the Smoky Mountain scenery in shades of rust, bronze, and gold. The crisp but sunny weather is perfect for hiking, rafting, and enjoying the outdoors. In winter, expect snow and chillier temperatures perfect for snuggling up in a cozy cabin in Cherokee. In March, foodies flock into town for the Rainbows and Ramps festival, which celebrates the local delicacies of rainbow trout and wild ramps (a type of wild baby leek). The forest fields come alive with blooming wildflowers in March and April, and though there will be rainy days, the weather is mild and the town will be quieter. June through August is when the sun shines in Cherokee, and the hot weather makes this a great time for watersports, swimming in the rivers, and enjoying the outdoors. Come in the summer for special events like Cherokee Bonfire storytelling, watch an Unto These Hills outdoor drama, attend a blueberry festival, and more.

Top things to do in Cherokee


Nantahala Gorge boasts 11 different zip line sections, spread over 20 acres of rugged mountains and forests. The three-hour zipline journey will take you across hanging bridges, over treetops, and up and down craggy cliff sides as you experience the park from a bird's eye view.

Oconaluftee River

There are no shortage of scenic hiking and rafting opportunities along the Oconaluftee River, but there’s a rope swing spot that is particularly beloved by local families. Tube down the river to Piney Grove Beach to find it, or ask a local for driving directions to this off-the-beaten-path swimming hole.

Qualla Arts and Crafts market

Visit the oldest Native American art cooperative in the United States, which showcases the handicrafts of more than 250 Cherokee artists. This is known as the place to go for intricate woven baskets, fine beaded jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, and beautiful wood and stone sculptures.

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