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Accommodations Booking Guide

Well, would you look at the time: it’s half-past time for you to get away. If you’ve made it this far, you’re in the right place. You’ve seen our outdoor adventures, right? How about our attractions? Our kid-friendly fun? Anyway, it seems like you’re ready to take the next step and start planning your stay. We put together a short guide to help you find your perfect home away from home in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains.

Ways to Stay


A cozy stay for those who don’t need a whole house of space. You can find a few of your usual hotel chains and redeem your rewards points, or you can stay in a charming, locally-owned establishment. This is one way to get the convenience you need while going easy on your wallet.


Family gathered around the fire at a Boyd Mountain cabinSpeaking of cozy, our cabins, cottages, and villas practically wrote the book on coziness. There’s enough room in most of these to bring a couple of close friends or a small family for an enjoyable time spent reconnecting.

Vacation Home Rentals

Are you bringing the whole family along for the journey? Vacation homes have enough room for everyone and offer priceless Smoky Mountain views, especially if you snag one with a back deck.


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Nature-lovers rejoice: there’s a way to stay for you, too. Sleeping under the stars makes for the perfect reset. If you’re bringing your RV, there are plenty of hook up sites located in close-knit communities.

Bed & Breakfasts

An authentic, catered experience awaits inside the doors of our locally-owned B&Bs. The comfy rooms and homemade breakfast make this a picture-perfect romantic mountain getaway.

How to select a place to stay


Consider how long you’re staying and what activities you’ll be enjoying. Are you planning on eating out or picking up takeout from a restaurant? How about visiting our breweries? Shopping? Keep all this in mind when budgeting for your trip.


If you’re bringing the whole family, you’re going to need enough room for everyone to have a comfortable trip. A vacation home will be your best bet in this case. If you’re looking to take a trip for two, look into B&Bs, glamping, or hotels/motels.


The wide range of places to stay in our county means you can play Goldilocks to find one that’s just right for you. Want a hot tub? Game room? Non-smoking? Maybe you’re planning to embrace unusual with us and get some work done—find a place with WiFi!


Time to think through some activities you’ll want to experience while you’re in town. If you’re planning on hiking, staying in the Northern part of our county puts you near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Southern part of our county is near Pisgah National Forest. Staying in Canton puts you close to Asheville, while Maggie Valley puts you close to Cherokee. For a walkable downtown experience, visit Waynesville.


two dogs in the nc smokiesWe sure didn’t forget about your furry best friends! Make sure your final accommodation accepts pets in their residences. We have some ideas to make sure their trip is enjoyable, too!

How to book

Contact the accommodation.

So, you’ve found the perfect place to stay on our website. Just head to their page, visit their website, and book there! Easy-peasy.

Use your favorite booking apps.

Many of our places to stay are on your favorite booking apps, too! Just search “Haywood County, NC” on their platforms.

Planning a trip to somewhere new can be challenging, but we’re here to help! Call or stop by our Visitors Center if you have any questions. We’d love to hear from you.

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