Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Cherokee 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 kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $80 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in Cherokee. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,004 vacation rentals around Cherokee. From 1,597 cabin rentals to 1,597 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 Cherokee?

Would you look at that view?! That's what you'll be exclaiming when you travel out to the hills and treat yourself to a memorable high-altitude escape. Vrbo has no less than 1,566 alpine vacation rentals available. Alternatively, you might like to go for a different sort of vacation setting. Vrbo has a wide range of options to pick from, including:

  • 642 mountainside vacation rentals.
  • 354 resort vacation rentals.
  • 323 rural vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Cherokee in a large group?

Nothing comes close to being reunited with old friends or spending time with your family in a marvelous new location. What's best, Vrbo has options to suit you. At the moment, cabin vacation homes are preferred for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 371 featured on our database. The rental properties that are suitable for large groups here include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 1,581 vacation homes suitable for that size. Spend a night for as little as $86.
  • After a rental property for 8 guests? We have 973 that will suit. Prices begin at just $95 a night.
  • On a trip away with 10 guests? We have 502 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices start from $125 a night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you book your Cherokee getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Cherokee?

Say goodbye to boring cookie-cutter hotel chains! Indulge in the ease of living like a local in an economical rental instead. Check out all the incredible options that can be snapped up now on Vrbo. Cranberry Falls is a terrific area to check out if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 15 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $136 per night. There are another 325 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Smoky Mountain Village. The average price in this area is $147 per night.

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