Discover a selection of 466 vacation rentals in Murphy, NC 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 fireplaces. Prices start at $155 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Murphy. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Murphy: leave your worries back at home

The charming historic town of Murphy lies in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, along the confluence of the Valley and Hiwassee rivers. This is a place to leave your worries and responsibilities back home and immerse yourself in the gorgeous scenery and mountain air. It doesn't matter if you've brought your walking boots, fishing rod and reel or bicycle, you'll find somewhere near your Murphy vacation rental to satisfy your outdoorsy itch. With just a few Murphy vacation rentals on offer, the town never gets too crowded, giving you the opportunity to explore this spectacular part of North Carolina in relative solitude.

Things to do

Pick up a steal at Murphy's markets

Murphy might be small, but it's not short on things to do off the trails. If you find yourself in town on a Saturday, the weekly Farmers' Market is a great place to pick up fresh local produce to take back to your Murphy vacation rental. Talking about markets, the Tuesday flea market is a great place to riffle around for a bargain, as are the town's antique shops. You can get stuck into all sorts of activities, from basket weaving to fly fishing. Feeling lucky? Down at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino you can test your chances on the tables and slots.


Summer hordes or winter solitude in Murphy

The peak summertime months are the busiest in town. Adventurous families descend on the Murphy vacation rentals during the school breaks to escape the stuffy cities and hit the walking trails. For some, the sky-high temperature makes outdoor activities a little tricky. For more agreeable climes, you should make a beeline for the Murphy vacation rentals in spring or fall. You'll also save a few bucks as the rental prices dip before and after the summer highs. Murphy is deserted by travelers during winter, but if you're looking for complete solitude, it might be just the ticket.

Natural features

Murphy: nature at its very best

If you are wondering what sort of wildlife you'll spot when you stay in a Murphy vacation rental, wonder no longer. In the nearby Smoky Mountains there's a thriving population of elks which have grown to 200 strong after being introduced in 2001. There's a long list of smaller critters which scamper around the countryside. You won't need to look hard to spot squirrels, chipmunks and even the odd ground hog, though the highlights are catching a glimpse of an elusive coyote, bobcat or even an endangered wolf. Just remember to bring your camera.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Murphy?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental property in or around Murphy that fits you like a glove. These are some of our favorites:

  • Around 7 miles from the center of Murphy, you'll find it hard to resist "Stunning Luxury Cabin With Breathtaking Waterfalls On Private Wooded 3. 5 Acres". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a kitchen and a nearby waterfront.
  • "Gorgeous Lakefront Cabin On Lake Hiwassee Bear Paw Murphy Nc 4 Br" also promises an awesome stay, offering 4 bedrooms, WiFi, a nearby waterfront and more. It's around 9 miles from Murphy.

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

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

You need only step foot inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Murphy to realize that great things really do come in tiny packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize every square inch of space, these fun-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Tiny Home - Murphy Nc". Amenities at this tiny house in Murphy include a dryer and a stovetop.
  • "Delightful Forest Tiny Home With Hot Tub" offers convenient extras like a TV and a smart TV. Located in Murphy, you'll be able to live large in this small but cleverly designed home.

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

Whether you're after a basic retreat or a luxurious escape, you'll find a terrific range of log cabins to rent in Murphy. Experience both comfort and adventure at one of these guest favorites:

  • Located in Murphy, "Come Enjoy The Mountains In Your Own 3 Bedroom Real Log Cabin" will put you near some of the fantastic outdoor activities this region has to offer. Golf and cross-country skiing are among them.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "Bear Necessity Log Cabin". Try some rafting or water skiing or simply put your feet up at this Murphy property.

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

We all need a break every so often. If you're craving a couple of lazy mornings lounging around with a good book and a steaming coffee, we've got some awesome weekend getaways in and around Murphy. These are some of our favorites:

  • Put your feet up at "Near Murphy, North Carolina - Smokeyview Home". Located about 9 miles to the northwest of Murphy, it has all you need for a chilled out stay, including nearby birdwatching activities and a fridge.
  • Alternatively, cram a few clothes into a small suitcase and set out for "Mountain Serenity". This popular getaway is around 4 miles south of Murphy and offers a free nearby fitness center and a nearby marina.

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

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a big punch when it comes to location and convenience. Put your bags down at one of these top studio apartments in and around Murphy:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Cabin - Secluded Setting Conveniently Located Close To Downtown". Book a few nights or longer at this popular abode and you'll have access to coffee and tea making facilities and a living room.
  • "Moose Crossing Cabin. . . Private" is another terrific choice, providing all you could need for a dream Murphy adventure. Useful amenities here include air conditioning and a fireplace.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Murphy?

From simple studio apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are some of our favorite stays in and around Murphy:

  • For an awesome weekend away, settle in at "Cabin - Spectacular Views, River Access". It's close to the center of Murphy, in addition to loads of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Log Cabin Nestled In The Mountains And Situated On Collett Creek". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Murphy that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Stunning Luxury Cabin With Breathtaking Waterfalls On Private Wooded 3. 5 Acres". Approximately 7 miles from Murphy, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and skiing facilities.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape drinking wine and canoodling at "Gorgeous Lakefront Cabin On Lake Hiwassee Bear Paw Murphy Nc 4 Br", around 9 miles from Murphy. Winery tours and a fireplace will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Murphy?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Murphy and get everybody together under one roof:

  • You'll have enough space to enjoy yourselves at "Cabin - Enjoy Beautiful Mountain Views And A Relaxing Creek". Around 11 miles southwest of Murphy, this expansive retreat has 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Amenities include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • Nothing's more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Mountain View Cabin/ Family Friendly" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 11 miles to the southwest of Murphy, as many as 13 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A firepit and a garden are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

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

Nothing says fun like a pool does. Pump up your inflatable flamingo and browse these rental houses in or near Murphy that come with this vacation must-have:

  • Get your vacation on at "Upscale Murphy House With Deck - 2 Miles To Dwtn", where your top priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as a garden and a TV help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or simply unwinding beside the water at "Charming Murphy House With Deck And River Views". This vacation rental is another top choice and comes with a TV, towels and more.

Murphy has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Murphy vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

Whether you're escaping with the kids or you're taking your cousins, aunts and uncles along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around Murphy have room for everybody — along with everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Approximately 7 miles northeast of Murphy, "Ski - To - Door Apartment Rental 5 People With Access To Domaine Des Saisies" has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 9 guests. Top amenities here include a TV and a living room.
  • Another excellent option is "Gorgeous Lakefront Cabin On Lake Hiwassee Bear Paw Murphy Nc 4 Br". It's around 9 miles northwest of Murphy, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. Handy amenities here include a DVD player and a dining table.

It may be tempting, but don't spend all day kicking back with the fam indoors. Head out and see some nearby family-friendly attractions, beginning with Koneheta Park.