Discover a selection of 22 vacation rentals in Whittier, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $297 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Whittier. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

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

Traveling to and around Whittier

Fly into McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), the closest airport, located 43.6 mi (70.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which is 46.3 mi (74.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Whittier?

Whether you're after an intimate escape for you and your sweetie or somewhere spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Whittier. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • "Cabin - Newer Dog Friendly 2 Bedroom With View Near Casino" is a popular choice. Around 1 mile from Whittier, it has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including WiFi and lowered locks.
  • "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Interior Designer Home" also promises a memorable escape, offering 4 bedrooms, a living room, free toiletries and more. It's around 25 miles from Whittier.

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

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

For a memorable experience, book a tiny house rental in Whittier. We warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of these pocket-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Take a couple of days off to enjoy a simpler way of life at "Cozy Mountain Cabin And Tiny House With Fireplace". Located in Whittier, a kitchen and a fireplace are just two of the amenities included here.
  • "Mossy Falls - - Adorable Tiny Home Located In The Smokies With Private Waterfalls And A Fire Pit" in Cullowhee is another superb choice. A washing machine and a boat will help make your getaway extra comfortable.

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

Often surrounded by nature, log cabins offer a charming escape from the hustle and bustle of life. If you're ready to switch off and relax for a while, check out these log cabins to rent in Whittier:

  • Put your bags down at "Quiet Log Cabin Next To Cherokee And Smoky Mnt Nat'l Park" in Whittier and during the day enjoy cycling and hiking and biking and your evenings kicking back in your cozy cabin.
  • Another great choice is "Log Cabin Rental With Hot Tub, Views Near Harrahs Casino". With fun activities like mountain biking and fishing nearby, this Whittier property will be ideal if you love the outdoors.

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

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve to escape for a few blissful days. Leave work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Whittier:

  • "Designer, Modern Mountain - Close To Everything. Escape To The Mountains In 2022" is perfect for one or two days of enjoyment and rest. It offers useful amenities, such as nearby birdwatching activities and WiFi, and is located around 25 miles to the southeast of Whittier.
  • Alternatively, throw a few clothes in an overnight bag and make a beeline for "Spectacular Panoramic View From 4850 Ft". This great getaway is around 25 miles southeast of Whittier and features children's games and a microwave oven.

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

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These getaways in or near Whittier are guaranteed to please:

  • Get away on your own or take a friend along to "Cabin - River View And Pet Friendly, Close To Dillsboro". You'll have plenty of amenities at your fingertips, including off-street parking options and an ice maker.
  • "Secluded - Log Cabin - In Town Cashiers" is another top stay, providing all you could want for a dream Whittier escape. Handy amenities here include an oven and a fireplace.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Whittier?

Whether you need a small apartment for you and a pal or a vacation home that'll fit the entire family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Whittier. These retreats make the perfect base for a whirlwind visit:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's tough to beat "Summer / Fall Rates Top Guest Rated Luxury Mountain Home". It's close to the center of Whittier, in addition to loads of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "Cabin - River View And Pet Friendly, Close To Dillsboro". This centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your honey away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Whittier:

  • Located around 1 mile from Whittier, "Cabin - Newer Dog Friendly 2 Bedroom With View Near Casino" is a perfect place for lovestruck couples. A fireplace and outdoor furniture are just some of the many amenities here.
  • "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Interior Designer Home" is another retreat that's bound to impress. It's around 25 miles from Whittier and comes with beauty services and winery tours.

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

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Whittier and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A wide array of amenities including a fireplace and mountain views make "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Custom Mountain Home" a standout. This generous property has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. From Whittier's center, it's around 25 miles away to the southeast.
  • Invite up to 14 of your best friends to "Designer, Modern Mountain - Close To Everything. Escape To The Mountains In 2023" and fill the place with laughter and love. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the southeast of Whittier. It's packed with features to keep your large group occupied, such as a garden and a kitchen.

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

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay, especially if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Whittier and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable break at "Unique Mountain Property With Main House And Cabin". There's plenty to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a dining table and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Unique Waterfall House Nestled In Mountains". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of nearby birdwatching activities and a fridge.

Whittier has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 60 ºF and 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Whittier vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

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

No matter if your ideal escape is out in the countryside or on the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with family and friends. Settle into one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Whittier and bring along the whole crew:

  • Sleeping as many as 12 guests in 4 bedrooms, "4300 Elevation Luxury 2018 Custom Mountain Home" is the ideal place to hang out with the family. This top-rated escape is 25 miles to the southeast of Whittier and has amenities such as a dishwasher and outdoor furniture.
  • "Designer, Modern Mountain - Close To Everything. Escape To The Mountains In 2023" also has the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This property is around 25 miles to the southeast of central Whittier and accommodates as many as 14 guests in its 6 bedrooms. A video library and a stereo will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, you have plenty of choice. Whitewater Falls, High Falls and Country Side Bowling Lanes promise lots of fun for both adults and kids.