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6 Ways to Stay in Haywood County


Family on the porch at Boyd Mountain Cabins in Waynesville, NC

Want to know the best part about staying in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina? It’s not just the views, or the overlooks, or the hiking, or the food.

The best part about staying in the Smokies is all the ways you can stay with us. Looking for a romantic getaway? You’ll find love in these B&Bs. Did you leave your trip planning to the last minute (again)? We’ve got affordable creekside hotels and motels near all the action. Or maybe you want to reconnect with old college buddies over a couple rounds of golf (and beers)? Look no further for award-winning courses with mountain views at every tee box.

Here are all the ways you can stay in Haywood County—choosing where is up to you.

Bed & Breakfasts: For the Romantic Getaway

At our Bed & Breakfasts, you can expect an authentic experience led by some of our most accommodating locals. Combine this with cozy rooms and spectacular, homemade breakfasts and you’ll get the perfect romantic mountain getaway—all the more reason to spend some time alone. See Smoky Mountain B&Bs.

Hotels & Motels: For the Last-Minute Getaway

Couple sitting creekside at Jonathon Creek Inn in Maggie Valley, NC

For the deal-seekers and last-minute-planners: these Smoky Mountain hotels and motels will make your friends and family think you’ve been planning this trip for ages. You can find hotel chains you’re familiar with, like Best Western, or opt for the charm of a locally owned establishment, but either way, you’ll get incredible service and convenient locations close to our restaurants, hiking trails, and attractions. See Hotels & Motels in Haywood County.

Cabins, Cottages, & Villas: For the Friends Getaway

Family sitting by a bonfire at Boyd Mountain Cabins in Waynesville, NC

We’re widely known for the vast collection of cozy cabins you’ll find scattered throughout our part of the Smoky Mountains. These homes are perfect for groups of friends or families seeking a budget-friendly long weekend full of outdoor activities and reconnecting. Most cabins sit close to popular hiking trailheads, waterfalls, rafting, and everything else you’re looking for in a mountain getaway. Plus, you’ll find good eating and plenty of places to enjoy a locally crafted beverage of choice. But with views that span for miles, it’ll be a challenge to get off the back porch long enough to take in all there is to do here. See Smoky Mountain Cabins.

Country Clubs, Resorts, & Ranches: For the All-In-One Getaway

A mountain vacation to one of Haywood County’s country clubs, resorts, or ranches checks all of your getaway boxes: incredible food, luxurious stays, first class service, remarkable views, and a lot to do without having to travel much further than the front door. Spend days on end at one of our country clubs for that round of golf you’ll all be talking about for years to come. Take a step back and relax at our scenic resorts. Stride across the lawns at a truly unique ranch experience, complete with panoramic views and horseback riding. Some of Western North Carolina’s most famous attractions—like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Biltmore House and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino—aren’t further than a half hour drive from any of these places, either. See Smoky Mountain Resorts.

Vacation Rentals: For the Extended Family Getaway

Dreading your in-laws and extended family coming to town? Let that melt away on the back porch overlooking miles of Smoky Mountain landscapes with a drink in your hand, or relaxing in a hot tub, or hiking along the Appalachian Trail, or partaking in your own local brewery tour. Combine all these things to do with enough room for the whole family and you’ll guarantee a memorable reunion in Haywood County. See Vacation Rentals in Haywood County.

Campgrounds: For the Nature-Lover’s Getaway

Smoky Mountain Glamping

If you’re looking to disconnect from your daily grind and reconnect with nature, why not stay under the stars? Camping in the Smokies offers so much more than enjoying the outdoors—it’s the peace you need to truly reset. There are options here, too. RV lovers can find an affordable hook up site in close-knit communities. If you’re a camping purist, you can reserve a campsite in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For those who like the idea of the outdoors but prefer maximum comfort, check out our local glamping sites. See Smoky Mountain Camping.

No matter which way you decide to stay, you’re going to enjoy all that makes these mountains special. But each stay is truly its own experience, and more importantly, its own priceless memory for you to share with friends and family. We hope to be a part of many of those memories—and you can show us on social media when you tag us @visitncsmokies or #HAYNOW.

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