Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Haywood County that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $79 per night, and cabins and bungalows are popular options for a stay in Haywood County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
AsyncDestinationUrgency
Top rated rentals — Haywood County
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncDestinationInfographic
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
AsyncExploreBookEnjoy
Destination guide

Dashing Appalachia—rural escapes in scenic North Carolina

Located in western North Carolina, Haywood County proudly offers a truly authentic Appalachian experience, complete with outdoor adventures and family-friendly activities. The area is most known for almost 50 miles of scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as hiking trails that wind through the Great Smoky Mountains. But come for the natural beauty, and stay for Haywood County's unique culture, farm-to-table dining, and friendly locals. Take a look at Haywood County vacation rentals, and you'll be hard-pressed to find one that doesn't come complete with stunning views.

Things to do

Easy for you to say—Cataloochee's country charm

There's a reason so many outdoor lovers have Haywood County on their bucket list. With places like Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which covers over half a million acres, you can easily spend your entire trip enjoying the scenery. If visiting in winter, the Cataloochee Ski Area is a must, whether you plan to ski, snowboard, or snow tube (or if you just want an excuse to say "Cataloochee"). For the gearheads in your crew, include the Wheels Through Time Museum on your itinerary. This unique spot features an impressive collection of rare American vintage motorcycles.

Activities

Foodie heaven, from microbreweries to farm-to-table dining

Each of the towns in Haywood County offers a unique perspective of local life in western North Carolina. You'll find charming downtowns in places like Maggie Valley and Waynesville, featuring locally owned shops and farm-to-table culinary experiences. Haywood County is also home to a growing microbrewery scene, so be sure to taste test more than a few of the beers on tap. Check out Haywood County vacation rentals on the outskirts of town, and you'll see a vibrant farming community in action. Among it all, expect buzzing festivals throughout the county all year long.

Weather

Layer, layer, layer in seasonal Haywood County

Haywood County is a popular spot in summer, and crowds, temps, and prices are all at their highest between June and August. Fall continues to buzz, thanks to stunning foliage that glows in October. January through March see plenty of snowfall, making it the perfect time for ski bunnies to head to Haywood County. It's the off season in some parts of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, though, so expect some of the local attractions to be closed. No matter when you visit, layers are an absolute must, thanks to quickly changing elevation in and around the Smoky Mountains.

Natural features

Winding rivers, wildflowers—and elk galore

Haywood County is practically synonymous with natural beauty, so expect winding rivers, lush forests, and rolling hills, as well as snow capped mountains in the winter season. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers over half a million acres, featuring everything from fields of wildflowers to wild bears, and birders can spot tons of local and migratory fowl species. The nearby Cataloochee Valley is known for its elk population, and elk sightseeing tours are a popular activity, while renting a kayak or canoe is the perfect way to explore Lake Junaluska.

How many vacation rentals are available around Haywood County?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,577 vacation rentals around Haywood County. From 864 cabin rentals to 848 bungalow rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Explore destinations around Haywood County

Maggie Valley
794 vacation rentals
Waynesville
1,470 vacation rentals
Lake Junaluska
734 vacation rentals
Canton
882 vacation rentals
Clyde
1,125 vacation rentals
Cataloochee Valley
648 vacation rentals
West Canton
452 vacation rentals