Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Fontana Dam

The mountains and lake create a pretty picture of Fontana Dam. This relaxing and welcoming city entices travelers with its hiking and restaurants. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Fontana Dam

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Fontana Dam a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cades Cove Visitor Center (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Bryson City Gem Mine (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Upper Tremont Road (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Citico Wildlife Wilderness (17.4 mi / 28.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Fontana Dam

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Fontana Dam is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fontana Lake (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Cades Cove (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Abrams Falls (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Spruce Flats Falls (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Andrews Recreation Park (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Fontana Dam

The nearest airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), located 27.4 mi (44.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Fontana Dam, NC?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 794 vacation rentals around Fontana Dam. From 572 cabin rentals to 572 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Fontana Dam?

Towering and mysterious, mountains are among the most wondrous formations in the world. If you've ever yearned to experience high-altitude living, you're in the right place. Vrbo has 459 alpine getaway rentals available. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our selection here includes:

  • 249 rural vacation rentals.
  • 189 mountainside vacation rentals.
  • 140 riverside vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Fontana Dam in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a trip with the family or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's always heaps of fun hanging out under the same roof! And the good news is that Vrbo has places to suit you. 152 cabin vacation homes are available. At the moment, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. If you're hoping to travel in a big group, the property options that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 406 vacation homes suitable for that size. Spend a night for as little as $75.
  • Looking for somewhere for 8 guests? We have 265 that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $90 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with 10 guests? We've got 84 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $151 a night.

You and your posse will be more than satisfied when you book your Fontana Dam getaway with us!

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