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Destination guide

Find a cabin rental in Cherokee

This town is located inside the Eastern Cherokee Reservation and is a quick 20-minute drive to Bryson City. Visitors can learn more about Native American culture from the sites and local residents. At Oconaluftee Indian Village, you'll walk past authentic-looking 18th-century Native American dwellings and watch traditional dances and demonstrations on making crafts. For a thrilling night of playing slot machines and poker or to attend popular music concerts, you can visit Harrah's Cherokee Casino. You can book a rustic Bryson City cabin near Cherokee and enjoy modern conveniences such a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and internet access.

Things to do

Cherokee's got it all – art, gardens, and a national park

In the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll find more than half a million acres of preserved wilderness, including wooded hillsides, rocky peaks, and plenty of rivers, ponds, and streams. After that, head to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, where you can explore the history of the Cherokee people through artwork, photography, and cultural artifacts from local artists. Or you can visit the Cherokee Botanical Garden and Nature Trail, where you'll find 150 species of native flora, plus a leisurely walking trail that winds along the wooded hillside of Mount Noble.


Activities near Cherokee vacation homes

With plenty of pristine natural beauty and a bounty of cultural attractions, you'll find lots to do in and around Cherokee. The surrounding mountains offer loads of campsites and hiking trails, and the Oconaluftee River is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and other waterfront activities. At the Oconaluftee Indian Village, you can get a firsthand look at everyday life in an 18th-century Cherokee community. Here, you'll find guides demonstrating cultural activities like basket weaving and arrowhead making. At the open-air Mountainside Theatre, you can catch live performances throughout the summer season.


Cherokee's weather – from snowshoes to sunscreen

The town of Cherokee has a humid continental climate, with hot, muggy summers and cold, snowy winters. Average summer highs peak at 84ºF in July and August, while winter temperatures range from 23ºF to 47ºF in January. The winter months see plenty of snowfall, and you'll find regular precipitation all year round. With its abundance of outdoor activities and open-air attractions, Cherokee is a popular summer destination for visitors of all ages. You'll be most likely to find the best prices on Cherokee vacation rentals during the slower, colder winter months.

Natural features

Take a peak – Cherokee's stunning scenery

Cherokee lies in the Oconaluftee River Valley, a low-lying basin in the eastern part of North Carolina. A short drive from your Cherokee vacation rental, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers over 522,000 acres of pristine pine and hardwood forests, as well as a number of mountain peaks soaring past the 6,000-foot mark. The park is home to a 70-mile stretch of the famed Appalachian Trail, and it's also home to countless species of local wildlife, including coyotes, river otters, deer, and a robust population of about 1,500 black bears.

How to get there

How to get to and around Cherokee

The nearest airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), located 43.9 mi (70.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), which is 44.2 mi (71.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cherokee?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,455 vacation rentals around Cherokee. From 1,954 cabin rentals to 1,767 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.