Discover a selection of 432 vacation rentals in Hiwassee Lake, US 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 swimming pools. Prices start at $85 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Hiwassee Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A mountain paradise in North Carolina

Hiwassee Lake in North Carolina's high lakes region is fed by 3 rivers – the Hiwassee, Nottely and Valley. It stretches 22 miles and covers more than 6,000 acres – making it a sought-after angling and boating destination. Together with Appalachia Lake and Lake Chatuge, Lake Hiwassee is 1 of 3 lakes along the Tusquittee River known as the Chain of Lakes. Hiwassee Lake is within driving distance of major cities such as Asheville and Atlanta – not that you'd imagine that from the peaceful shores of the lake or the comfort of your Hiwassee Lake vacation rental.

Things to do

Theme park pleasures near Hiwassee Lake

Close to the shores of Hiwassee Lake, Fields of the Wood is a biblical theme park that transforms a walk through the woods into a literally religious experience. If you're staying at your Hiwassee Lake vacation rental with kids, they'll enjoy the family-friendly amusement park a little further round the lakeshore: Wagon Master Adventure Ranch Fun Park and Gem Mine. With a country feel, it includes boat tours and gold panning amongst its activities. Murphy's attractions include the Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino just outside town and the Cherokee County Historical Museum, which displays Native American artifacts and tells the story of the Trail of Tears.


Enjoy watery adventures on Hiwassee Lake

Hiwassee Lake is known for its fishing – anglers can try their luck with yellow perch, bluegill, striped bass and muskie. Head to Mountain View Marina to rent and launch boats and get a fishing license. The town of Murphy on the southern end of Hiwassee Lake offers local shopping and dining amenities, while local outfitters offer fishing trips and summertime family rafting and tubing excursions on the Hiwassee River. A long stretch of the river has even been designated a Trophy Trout stream. Or, if you prefer some more high-octane adventures, you can always hit the river for some adrenaline-charged rafting.


Hiwassee Lake through the year

On sunny days, summer temperatures can push into the 80s, but the clear mountain air makes for pleasant hiking whatever the season. Even in summer, the lake water is cool because the reservoir dam feeds water deep into the lake. However, while the water is cool, the lake does not freeze over in winter. The water can be quite low during the winter months, as the water authority prepares the lake to accommodate the meltwaters come spring. Spring and fall are the best times of year for fishing.

Natural features

Lakeside charm in North Carolina

The Chain of Lakes is a popular vacation destination year-round, especially for boating, water-skiing, swimming and fishing. The peaceful mountains deliver spectacular scenery and, ensconced in the Nantahala National Forest, there are many local possibilities for hiking, biking, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, hunting and horseback riding. The lakeshore and surrounding forests provide a rich habitat for white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, black bears and thousands of native plant species.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hiwassee Lake, US?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 432 vacation rentals around Hiwassee Lake. From 243 cabin rentals to 395 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.