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Enjoy a charming village with a cabin rental in Whittier

Whittier is a charming village that lies on the Tuckasegee River about 7 miles east of Bryson City. Travelers who like to kayak can find a riverfront cabin with storage areas for their boats. You may play an exhilarating game of golf at Smoky Mountain Country Club, where the hilly grounds make the course challenging. At the nearby Mountain Farm Museum, you'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you see the vintage log farmhouse, applehouse, and blacksmith shop. You can stay at a Bryson City log cabin near Whittier with wooden rocking chairs and an outside fire pit that enhance the country atmosphere.

Things to do

Step back in time

There's plenty to do within driving distance of your Whittier vacation rental. Just 20 minutes down the road, you can visit the Mountain Farm Museum made up of 19th-century log cabins, some of which are made from American chestnut. During the afternoon, you can live out your prairie dreams and explore the Smokies by jumping on board one of the Old West wagon trains, always a favorite with kids. In the warm summer evenings, you can watch "Unto These Hills", a play that chronicles the history of the Cherokees in the open Mountainside Theatre.


All aboard Whittier's kayaks and rafts

You don't need prior experience to try your hand at whitewater rafting. You can even bring the kids who will love the thrill of crashing down through the class I and II rapids. For something a little more peaceful, hire a kayak to cruise along the river at your own pace. If you love waterfalls, you've come to the right place. The towering 36-meter Mingo Falls is hidden deep in the Cherokee Indian Reservation and is well worth the effort to reach. Alternatively, from the local golf course you can tee off in full few of the mighty Smokies.


For color, try spring or fall

It'll perhaps be unsurprising to hear that the summer break months are the busiest in Whittier when families descend on the town to use as a base for exploring the Smokies. While the weather can be beautiful around this time, don't discount the other months. The spring can often be free of rain and the trails are full of blooming wildflowers. After the summer crowds, it's much easier to score a Whittier vacation rental and the forest leaves burst into color. The festive season can be even more magical, when the entire park gets carpeted in snow.

Natural features

A range of habitats

You will be familiar with backyard animals like the foxes and squirrels, but there are plenty of others to spot, including owls and hawks.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Whittier

Fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), the closest airport, located 43.5 mi (69.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), which is 46.9 mi (75.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Whittier?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,627 vacation rentals around Whittier. From 109 condo and apartment rentals to 952 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Whittier?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Whittier:

  • Chalet Village: 2,312 vacation rentals
  • Black Bear Falls: 357 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 vacation rentals
  • Cranberry Falls: 22 vacation rentals
  • Bear Lake Reserve: 28 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Whittier?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Whittier. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Smoky Mountain Country Club: 1,215 vacation rentals
  • Sequoyah National Golf Club: 1,288 vacation rentals
  • Rafting With My Kids: 1,443 vacation rentals
  • Tuckaseegee Outfitters: 1,471 vacation rentals
  • Wild Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark: 8,441 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whittier listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Whittier?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 109 Condos/Apartments in Whittier. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whittier include:

  • Cabins: 952 rentals available
  • Houses: 476 rentals available
  • Cottages: 952 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whittier?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 96 vacation rentals with pool available in Whittier. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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