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Cherokee, North Carolina is a popular outdoorsy destination and a fun area to stay near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are many places in this region to hike, bike, fish, and camp, as well as learn about the history of the Cherokee people and relax in a peaceful setting.
If you don’t feel like roughing it in a campground, one option is to rent a cabin through Airbnb or Vrbo. Fortunately, there are quite a few pet-friendly cabins around Cherokee, North Carolina so you don’t even have to leave your furry friend back at home.
Within about 20 minutes from Cherokee, you can enjoy staying in this pet-friendly cabin that has a two-dog limit and charges a $50 fee per dog for the stay. Only small dogs are allowed here. The cabin sleeps six people and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s on five acres of land and comes with a spacious deck and fire pit. Excellent trails for hiking and mountain biking are located nearby for your outdoor adventures.
Appaloosa Two Cabin
You’ll be just minutes from downtown Cherokee when you book this pet-friendly Vrbo cabin. Small dogs are allowed, but you’ll have to take them with you when you leave the house, as you cannot leave them unattended during your stay. The Appaloosa Two Cabin is a simple, two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin that sleeps four people and is also close to Harrah’s Casino. Guests enjoy the easy access to the Oconaluftee River, especially those looking to fish for trout. The home comes with a full kitchen, DirecTV satellite television in the living groom, and DVD players in the bedrooms.
Serenity Falls Cabin
With a babbling creek and a picturesque stone and wood facade, Serenity Falls Cabin is the ultimate Smoky Mountains getaway. Up to four people can book this Airbnb cabin and you can bring pets along with host pre-approval. Up to two pets weighing no more than 40 pounds each can generally stay here, or one larger pet, for a $70 fee per reservation. This cabin is on 25 acres of lovely mountain property that features waterfalls along the hike by the creek. The cabin comes with a hot tub outside, a flat-screen TV, two bathrooms, and one bedroom. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to get to Cherokee from this cabin.
Riverview Rendezvous Cabin
Five people can stay at this pet-friendly cabin. If you plan to bring your pet, it’s a $45 fee for your dog and you’ll need to bring a kennel if you plan to leave him/her alone at all during your stay. The cabin is 600 square feet in size and has one bedroom with a king-size bed, one bathroom, a living room, stocked kitchen, and laundry machines. There is an outside patio table and propane gas grill, as well as chairs around the fire pit and marshmallow-roasting sticks. If you have a larger group, there are three other rental properties around the corner that you can book on Vrbo as well.
Poplar View Cabin with Beautiful Views and Hot Tub
Your pets are welcome to join you at this eight-person cabin near Cherokee that has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The cabin offers excellent views, an outdoor swing bed, hot tub, gas grill, and games. It’s easy to get to and enjoy what Cherokee and the surrounding area have to offer, but you may never even want to leave the cabin because it’s so fun! Take a dip in the hot tub, sit around the outdoor fire pit, and let your pup run around the enclosed dog run. There is a two-dog maximum, 50-pound weight limit, and $50 fee for dogs to stay here.
Scenic Fox Ridge Cabin on Four Acres with Hot Tub
With about 1,030 square feet of space, this pet-friendly cabin sleeps two people and has one bedroom and one bathroom. This Whittier vacation rental near Cherokee is nestled on four acres of woodlands. Guests enjoy this rental because of the hot tub, covered deck, and cozy fireplace. Up to two pets can stay here when you pay a $75 fee. Other features of the rental home are free Wi-Fi, central heat and A/C, driveway parking, and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
The Acorn Lodge with Private Hot Tub
Large groups of up to 11 people can stay in this cabin and bring up to four dogs along with them. Cherokee is just over eight miles from the cabin, which has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The home has an open floor plan, full kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, and TV. The outside area is impressive with two wrap-around decks with views, a private hot tub, and an outdoor gas fireplace. There is a small nightly fee if you plan to bring dogs. Parking is available for four vehicles when you stay here.
Riverfront Home Away from Home
It’s fun to stay in this tiny cabin on the riverfront in Bearhunters Campground when you want to bring your pet along. Up to two dogs of any size can join you here. The cabin has log siding, a groove wood interior, and is just five minutes from the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Meanwhile, Cherokee is just about a 10-minute drive from the property. You can fish for trout along the Tuckasegee riverfront, which is just feet from the back porch. With one bedroom of two queen-size beds and a bathroom, up to four people can be comfortable staying here.
Chillin Time Cabin
Situated next to a mountain valley horse pasture, Chillin Time is a pet-friendly cabin that borders the national park. There is a $45 pet fee and a maximum of three pets allowed. Cherokee is about 15 minutes away from the cabin and Bryson City is about 10 minutes away. The cabin has a great loft space that’s ideal for working or reading, while other areas are equipped with TVs and a laundry machine. Access the hot tub from the master bedroom on the entry level.
Misty Morning Cabin
A Vrbo rental worth considering for your Cherokee trip is this rustic and cozy option that sleeps six people. It is a 1,450-square-foot cabin that has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Pets are allowed with approval if you follow the rules. Guests enjoy the privacy and serenity here, which includes soaking in the hot tub and relaxing on the front porch. The cabin has a full kitchen, loft, TV, gas fireplace, and laundry machines. In addition to being close to Cherokee, you’ll also be just two miles from Bryson City and a few miles from world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River.
Peaceful and Relaxing Luxury Log Cabin
Up to two dogs weighing up to 40 pounds each can stay in this Smoky Mountains cabin with you when you get prior approval from the Vrbo host. It is a 1,000-square-foot cabin that sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also comes with a hot tub outside and is situated at an elevation of 4,200 feet along a hard-packed, gravel road. This is a kid-friendly rental that comes with a travel crib if you need it. Central air conditioning and heat are provided and you can sit outside to watch the elk wander around the backyard.
Log Cabin with Stunning Views Year-Round
Up to seven people can stay in this Vrbo rental cabin that has excellent views and welcomes pets. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it allows up to two dogs weighing less than 50 pounds each. There is a $60 pet fee and owner pre-approval is required. This log cabin is very private and relaxing because of the yard, outside fire pit, rocking chairs on the covered porch, a hot tub that’s perfect to watch the sunset from or to look up at the stars at night, and valley and mountain views are all around you. It’s also equipped with modern conveniences, such as internet and TV.
Quiet Log Cabin Next to Cherokee and the Smoky Mountains
When you rent this pet-friendly cabin, you’ll be just five miles from Cherokee and 10 minutes from the national park. It is an 800-square-foot cabin that sleeps four people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. You can relax in the hot tub under the stars and enjoy plenty of peace and quiet while staying here. Up to two dogs weighing 20 pounds or less are welcome to join you here when you pay a $50 fee per dog, per stay. There are plenty of amenities to help you feel at home here, including a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.