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Filled with Smoky Mountain history, family-friendly attractions, and plenty of natural beauty, Cherokee is a western North Carolina town that flies under the radar but is worth a visit. It’s fun to travel here to see the waterfalls, participate in a fly-fishing tournament, and learn about Native American traditions through museums, bonfire storytelling events, and arts and crafts. It’s also fun to rent a cabin in this area to make the most of the nature around you.
These are some of the coziest Smoky Mountain cabin rentals in Cherokee, North Carolina to inspire your next Smoky Mountains getaway.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this six-person cabin is near Cherokee and known as the Black Bird Cabin. It is located on over two acres of private land and has 1,200 square feet of living space. Guests love the private hot tub and large back deck. Meanwhile, the indoor area offers a laptop-friendly workspace, dining table, wood-burning fireplace, kitchen, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. There are also laundry machines here with a detergent starter pack. You will need to be able to climb stairs to access the cabin’s spaces. Parking is available for four vehicles in the driveway.
For your large travel group to Cherokee, consider this five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom cabin for up to 13 people. It is ideal for large families and a custom log cabin just minutes from the Smoky Mountains. Families with teens and multi-family groups love it here. You’ll be conveniently located between Cherokee and Bryson City, one of the most beautiful mountain towns in North Carolina, and have your own decks, fireplaces, pool table, foosball table, reading library, and outdoor fire pit. There’s also an outdoor flat-screen TV, open-floor-pan kitchen, and the sounds of nature all around you.
Near Cherokee, North Carolina, you’ll find this rental cabin with two bedrooms and one bathroom for groups of up to four people. The log cabin is nestled along Coopers Creek and has a furnished deck and fire pit outside. Guests can listen to the sounds of rushing water or head into the national forest for recreation. It’s in a special waterfront location that is serene and just nine miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of North Carolina’s best national parks. The cabin also offers a kitchen, TVs, chess set books, free Wi-Fi, and driveway parking for two vehicles.
Located in Mountain View Estates in Cherokee, this cozy cabin is a wooded retreat with a hot tub. The cabin rental is an Airbnb that can sleep six guests and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Inside the cabin, you’ll have three smart TVs, a living room with leather sofas, a stone gas fireplace, a kitchen, and a dining table with seating for four people. The exterior space includes a gazebo, fire pit, porch swing, and rocking chairs. There’s a smooth road that leads up to the cabin for a relaxing experience.
Situated on 30 acres of woods, this Cherokee-area cabin has a front porch with a swing and lovely views of the valley. It sleeps up to four people and has king-size beds in both of the two bedrooms. The cabin is secluded on Country Acres Estates but also just three miles from Cherokee and the casino. There are lots of restaurants nearby and hiking and fishing opportunities as well. Amenities offered in the cabin include a full kitchen, a seasonal fireplace, limited cell service, and free Wi-Fi. There is an outdoor fire pit, but you will need to bring your own firewood.
This cabin is just a 10-minute drive from Cherokee and accommodates four people with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The quint cabin is just off Highway 19 and about three miles outside of town. The cabin’s amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, a gas fireplace, a charcoal grill, a covered porch, and air conditioning. It is a dream cabin for outdoor enthusiasts because of the Smoky Mountains hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities. Get ready for rural mountain charm and plenty of adventure!
Up to eight people can stay in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom Smoky Mountain cabin that is filled with modern luxury in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has floor-to-ceiling windows and is tucked away to help you and your family make memories together. The rental home is equipped with a kitchen, smart TV, outdoor fireplace, and a relaxing atmosphere. When you stay here, it’s easy to explore Cherokee, Bryson City, and Sylva to experience the region’s best fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, tubing, horseback riding, and hiking.
Appaloosa Two comes highly rated on Vrbo. It also sleeps four people and is a six-minute drive from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. This great place to stay offers views and access to the Oconaluftee River. Trout fishermen love it here. There is a DirectTV satellite in the living room and TVs and DVD players in each of the two bedrooms. This cabin allows pets and welcomes up to two dogs. Stay here to be right on the river and experience the best of the Cherokee area, including Oconaluftee Islands Park and Smokey Mountain Gold and Ruby Mine.
There are two cabins sitting side by side each other in Cherokee that are highly recommended by Vrbo travelers. Appaloosa One is a cabin for up to four people that is just minutes from downtown Cherokee and Harrah’s Casino. There are trails leading to the river for fishing access. There is a paved road and parking area for disabled visitor access. This rental cabin has queen-size beds in each of the bedrooms, a bathroom, a furnished kitchen, and a living room. It is a pet-friendly cabin with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.