Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Santeetlah 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 $60 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Santeetlah. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover beautiful Lake Santeetlah

Set amid the soaring mountains of North Carolina, Lake Santeetlah offers the perfect setting for a Graham County getaway. Travelers come here to fish for crappie and lake trout, and to explore the miles of picturesque trails that wind through the surrounding Cheoah District. What they relish most, though, is the chance to get off the beaten track for a while and soak up the beautiful natural landscape with family and friends. Lake Santeetlah vacation rentals are mostly situated in the town of the same name, although rentals can also be found dotted around the lake.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Santeetlah

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Santeetlah a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cherohala Skyway (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Junaluska Medicine Trail (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Appalachian Rivers Raft Company (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
Weather

Lake Santeetlah has something for every season

Summer is undoubtedly the most popular season to stay in a Lake Santeetlah vacation rental, as temperatures can easily top 80 degrees and the air is filled with the sound of folk and bluegrass artists performing at the Appalachian Summer Music Series. That's not to say the rest of the year should be ruled out, though. Those opting for a stay in early fall will often catch a glimpse of colorful Monarch butterflies pausing for a while on their annual migration to Mexico, while winter travelers will find all manner of adventure up in the snow-covered mountains.

Natural features

Explore lush forest near Lake Santeetlah

The national forest surrounding the lake has plenty to offer nature lovers, not least the panoramic mountain views from the Santeetlah Overlook along the Cherohala Skyway, and the chance to hike to the Appalachian summit of Lone Bald, the forest's highest point. If you prefer to take things a little easier, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to the west of Lake Santeetlah is an inviting space to enjoy a gentle stroll among some of the oldest trees in the eastern United States, many of which tower proudly over 100-feet from the fern-covered forest floor.

How to get there

How to get to and around Santeetlah

The nearest airport is in McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), located 31.3 mi (50.4 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Santeetlah?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Santeetlah:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like children's toys and a DVD player at "Yellow Creek Cabin, Secluded, On Creek". Situated around 4 miles from Santeetlah, this unique option has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Luxury Log Cabin, 17 Private Ac. Above Mtn Stream" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 3 bedrooms, heating, a chef and more. It's around 5 miles from Santeetlah.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Santeetlah vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Santeetlah?

Punching way above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Santeetlah provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Turn off your laptop and switch your focus to nature at one of these fun-sized stays:

  • You can look forward to a simpler way of life at "Tiny House Getaway". Amenities at this getaway in Robbinsville include an electric kettle, a garden and more.
  • "The Junction - Backwoods Tiny Home On Brook Trout Stream With Mountain Ridge View" in Robbinsville is another excellent choice. A boat and books will help make your time here even more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Santeetlah?

Pick a beautiful log cabin from the many in or near Santeetlah and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, coffee in hand, resting in front of a glowing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Luxury Log Cabin, 17 Private Ac. Above Mtn Stream": Enjoy a few days relaxing and resting at this fabulous vacation home nestled in nature. Once you're feeling revitalized, enjoy sledding or fishing, which are some of the best activities in this area.
  • "Historic Log Cabin: Lake Front": After a busy day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as mountain biking and kayaking, return home to this charming property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Santeetlah?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then forget all about the office. If you're after some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and near Santeetlah are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Located 2 miles to the north of the center of Santeetlah, "Cabin On Hwy 129 Overlooking Cheoah River" is a favorite with nature lovers and adventure seekers. Stay busy by exploring nearby attractions, including Indian Creek Falls and Fontana Lake. If you're up for some fun activities, try mountain biking or hiking and biking.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Boathouse Only Accessed By Boat". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or be adventurous and try fishing and hiking and biking. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, organize a visit to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Cherokee Welcome Center. This popular vacation rental is around 12 miles east of Santeetlah.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Santeetlah?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days exploring your new surroundings and your nights kicking back in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near Santeetlah will tick all the boxes:

  • One of our top picks is "Boathouse Only Accessed By Boat". Book a few nights or longer at this popular stay and you'll have access to free toiletries and off-street parking options.
  • Another excellent option is "Cabin - Hippie Hideaway With Firepit - Grill 2 Hammocks". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this cozy apartment is filled with convenient amenities like air conditioning, towels and much more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Santeetlah?

Just because you only have two or three days up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a dull hotel. Head off on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Santeetlah:

  • "Cabin - Two Master Suites With Views Of Yellow Mountains" is near the heart of Santeetlah, which means there are plenty of things to see and do. Visit well-known attractions like Fontana Lake and Santeetlah Lake when you're not kicking back in your cozy rental.
  • Hop out of bed, make a cup of coffee and then begin planning what to see around "Lakefront Luxury 5 Bedroom Log Home On Scenic Fontana Lake By Smoky Mtns". Junaluska Medicine Trail and Cheoah River should be on your list if you stay at this short-term vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Santeetlah?

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Santeetlah that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Yellow Creek Cabin, Secluded, On Creek". Located approximately 4 miles from Santeetlah, this place comes with plenty of nice touches, like a fireplace and air conditioning.
  • "Luxury Log Cabin, 17 Private Ac. Above Mtn Stream" is another terrific option guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 5 miles from Santeetlah and has a fireplace and daily housekeeping services.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Santeetlah?

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dust off your flamingo floatie and browse these houses in or near Santeetlah that come with this vacation essential:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy a memorable break at "House With Terrace And Stunning Sea View At 250 Mt. From The Beach - Tavolara house". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as childrens activities and a separate dining area.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Choose Serenity At "the Buffalo" Lake House". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of a TV and cable/satellite TV services.

Not sure what to pack for your Santeetlah escape? This enticing destination has a humid subtropical climate. During the summer months, expect average temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 85 ºF. Browse our selection of Santeetlah vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Santeetlah?

Comfort, privacy and space are all key ingredients for a successful family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Santeetlah offer an ideal solution. Have a look at these to get you started:

  • Make some new vacation memories at "Luxury Log Cabin, 4. 5 Private Ac. Above Mtn Stream". With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people, this roomy retreat is around 5 miles to the southwest of Santeetlah. There are loads of amenities to take advantage of here, such as a fridge and towels.
  • Another excellent option is "Lakefront Luxury 5 Bedroom Log Home On Scenic Fontana Lake By Smoky Mtns". It's around 11 miles east of Santeetlah, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 guests. Pet-friendly facilities and a kitchen are among the conveniences on offer here.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Santeetlah?

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat your loved ones to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Santeetlah and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Yellow Creek Cabin, Secluded, On Creek" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your nearest and dearest at this retreat, which is around 4 miles northeast of central Santeetlah. A separate dining area and a kitchen are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Luxury Log Cabin, 4. 5 Private Ac. Above Mtn Stream" - This vacation rental is another top pick with families and is around 5 miles southwest of Santeetlah. Offering a dishwasher, nearby birdwatching activities and more, it'll get everyone's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Santeetlah vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.