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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.


Speaking 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.

Family gathered around the fire at a Boyd Mountain cabin

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.


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.

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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. A visit to the NC Smokies offers accommodations and options for any size budget. We are here to help you plan your trip, whether you want to cozy up with a book and enjoy the view, be one with nature on an outdoor adventure, or spend the weekend teeing off at one of our fabulous golf courses.


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. If you’re planning for a group or event, we’ve got options for you as well.


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? We’ve got you covered. Maybe you’re planning to embrace unusual with us and get some work done—find a place with WiFi! Explore our places to stay and select the amenities you’re looking for to find just the place for you.


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 and Clyde puts you close to Asheville, while Maggie Valley puts you close to Cherokee. For a walkable downtown experience, visit Waynesville. For a lakeside view convenient to it all, Lake Junaluska is the place for you.


We sure didn’t forget about your furry best friends! If you’re traveling with a four-legged companion, make sure your final accommodation accepts pets in their residences. We have some ideas to make sure their trip is enjoyable, too! Discover pet-friendly spots to explore.

two dogs in the nc smokies

How to book

Contact the accommodation.

Finding the perfect place to stay is the cherry on top of your trip. Explore our variety of cozy accommodations on our website and select the perfect fit for you and your crew. Check out how to book your home away from home with us with the instructions below.

  1. Click on our “Places to Stay” tab where you can search by type of accommodation, location, amenities, and more.
  2. Once you’ve found the ideal spot just visit the provided link or call the accommodation to make your reservation.
  3. Book and let the vacation countdown begin!

Use your favorite booking apps.

Many of our places to stay are available for reservations on your favorite booking apps, too! You’ll find many beautiful options available on sites like AirBnB and VRBO. Just search “Haywood County, NC” or any one of our five mountain towns (Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, and Clyde) on their platforms. Cozy cabins to stunning chalets are available at the click of your mouse. If you are looking to bring a furry friend along just click “Pet-Friendly” in your search or include any special amenity you are looking for.

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

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