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Destination guide

Rustic charm and mountain views

With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a backyard, this Charleston is just a bit different than the one further south. Here, rural beauty is the main draw, with no shortage of hiking trails, glittering streams, and roaring waterfalls. Travelers seeking an urban escape can hop over the Tennessee border and explore nearby Gatlinburg, but Charleston's top attraction is most definitely its rustic surroundings. Nature lovers will enjoy dramatic sights and cascading hills, whether it's from a kayak on the Tuckasegee River or from the front door of a homey Charleston vacation rental.

Things to do

A haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers

Charleston and the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains are a true haven for nature-lovers, with endless ways to feel one with the Great Outdoors. Birders can head to Clingmans Dome to watch for Great Horned owls, while animal-lovers should be on the lookout for black bears roaming the valley of Cades Cove. Licensed fisherman will love the 2,900 miles of streams throughout the region. The hardest decision you'll have to make from your Charleston vacation rental is whether you want a trail that heads up high, down low, or to the base of a waterfall.

Activities

Come prepared for gorgeous views and endless adventures

Travelers visiting Charleston should come prepared. Miles and miles of hiking trails lead to undoubtedly epic views, but changing elevations can mean experiencing all 4 seasons, sometimes in one day. With the right gear, however, it's impossible to be bored. Whether you're hiking local trails, floating in a canoe, or fishing, camping, or picnicking at the base of a waterfall, time spent in the Great Smoky Mountains is filled with untamed beauty. Animal-lovers and birdwatchers will surely keep busy, thanks to a wide variety of species living on the ground, in the caves, and in the sky.

Weather

Four seasons in a day, all year long

Thanks to dramatic changes in elevation, travelers visiting Charleston should be ready for all types of weather, no matter the season. Spring is the wettest and most unpredictable, and it's not uncommon to start the day with sunny skies and end it with snowfall. The summer brings with it warmer, hazier weather, though those seeking a respite from the heat just need to climb a bit higher, where temps rarely go over 80. Fall is crisp, cool, and dry, while winters tend to be mild, with only the occasional surprise snowstorm.

Natural features

A glimpse of nature around every corner

Thanks to the Great Smoky Mountains, Charleston is literally surrounded by natural beauty. You won't walk far before finding another waterfall, cave, or valley. Expect your views to be constantly filled with lush green trees, trickling streams, and, in the spring and summer, wildflowers. The other inhabitants aren't just staying in the neighboring Charleston vacation rentals, either. Along with streams and lakes filled with freshwater fish, visitors and locals alike are used to sharing the great outdoors with bears, deer, and a diverse array of wild birds.

How many vacation rentals are available around Charleston, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,765 vacation rentals around Charleston. From 497 house rentals to 2,234 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Charleston?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Charleston:

  • Chalet Village: 2,312 vacation rentals
  • Black Bear Falls: 357 vacation rentals
  • Hemlock Hills: 140 vacation rentals
  • Mirror Lake: 209 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Charleston?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Charleston. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Smokey Mountain Trains Museum: 914 vacation rentals
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: 1,796 vacation rentals
  • Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond: 3,716 vacation rentals
  • Mountain Farm Museum: 3,673 vacation rentals
  • Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine: 2,320 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charleston listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Charleston?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 497 Houses in Charleston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charleston include:

  • Cottages: 2,234 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 595 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2,234 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charleston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,450 vacation rentals with pool available in Charleston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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