Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Swain County, 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 $115 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Swain County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Swain County getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Swain County with a stay in a private vacation home. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Swain County

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Swain County a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dollywood (25.6 mi / 41.2 km)
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Newfound Gap (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Mount LeConte (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Swain County

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Swain County is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Clingmans Dome (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Fontana Lake (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Mingo Falls (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Alum Cave Trail (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Mount LeConte (15.4 mi / 24.8 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in Swain County?

Deluxe villas, tranquil houseboats and quaint cottages — everyone's dream escape is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something that makes your heart skip a beat among our top vacation rentals in Swain County:

  • "Stay In A Treehouse Near The Great Smoky Mountains": This Bryson City rental comes with 3 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Amenities such as internet services and a dryer help make your stay a memorable one.
  • "Charming Log Cabin. . Views. . Secluded. . Hot Tub. . Game Room. . Fire Pit. . Close To Town": Put your suitcase down and your feet up at this top option in Bryson City. It features 2 bedrooms, games, a dining table and more.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Swain County?

For a unique kind of vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Swain County. We warn you though — after you've lived the tiny house life, the temptation to move into one of thes pint-sized pads will be tough to resist!

  • Get ready for a simpler way of living at "Upscale 1926 C And O Train Caboose Tiny House Minutes To Waynesville And Asheville". Amenities at this small wonder in Waynesville include a nearby casino, off-street parking options and more.
  • "Tiny House Downtown New Bern" in New Bern is another good pick. Games and free WiFi will help make your stay here more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Swain County?

You sure can! From simple retreats to high-end escapes, you'll find a wide range of log cabins to rent in or around Swain County. If you're the adventurous type, you'll love these options:

  • "Luxury Log Cabin, Mt Views, 3 King Suites+queen Loft": This terrific vacation home is a perfect base for having fun outdoors. Basketball and mountain biking are a few activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your comfy cabin.
  • "Luxury Log Cabin With Spectacular Views King Suite": After a big day of trying out some local activities, such as mountain biking and ice skating, return home to this sought-after getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Swain County?

While extended vacations to new places are unforgettable, there's something undeniably lovely about embarking on a whirlwind weekend getaway. These rental properties in Swain County are perfect for just that:

  • "Cabin - Allen's Retreat:luxury And Location" - Found in Bryson City, this property offers its guests handy extras like a fridge and a microwave oven.
  • "Eagles Nest Hideaway - Luxury Cabin" - With a nearby casino and shopping, plus its convenient location in Nantahala, you won't want to check out of this property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Swain County?

Ditch the tired old hotel and select one of our studio apartments in Swain County. Here's where you can relax in your own pad and enjoy the next location you visit like a local:

  • "Cabin - Awesome Views At High Elevations" in Bryson City packs lots of useful features into its single space, including an ice maker and a TV.
  • Start the day with a cup of hot coffee and freshly cooked bacon and eggs at "1 Chic Urban Suite Close To Restaurants". This Bryson City escape has all the things you need to make your visit cozy, including off-street parking options and cable/satellite TV services.

Can I find short term rentals in Swain County?

With Vrbo's great range of short-term rentals in Swain County, you're bound to find a place to suit your needs. Whether you're looking for somewhere to wind down on your own or to spend time with the family, these options are difficult to beat:

  • Set up camp near the center of Bryson City and spend your days visiting the area's top sights from "Cabin - Allen's Retreat:luxury And Location". Along with its good location, this escape has everything you need to make your vacation relaxed and hassle-free.
  • Alternatively, bunk down for a couple days at "Eagles Nest Hideaway - Luxury Cabin" and explore the best of Nantahala. This property also welcomes short-term guests and is a top pick if you love being close to the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Swain County?

Whether you've been an item for a couple of months, a year or an eternity, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to fan the flames of love. If you're looking for someplace idyllic to spend a few days with your significant other, you'll be smitten with these retreats:

  • Catch up on quality time and lots of cuddles at "Stay In A Treehouse Near The Great Smoky Mountains" in Bryson City. A fireplace and a restaurant dining guide are among the thoughtful touches you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, plan a loved-up weekend away at "Charming Log Cabin. . Views. . Secluded. . Hot Tub. . Game Room. . Fire Pit. . Close To Town". Located in Bryson City, it offers a fireplace, a firepit and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Swain County?

When it comes to who you vacation with, the more people the merrier. If you're after a property with ample space to fit the whole family, one of these large group vacation rentals in Swain County will suit your needs:

  • "The Miller Family Lodge": With 6 bedrooms, everyone can come along to this sought-after getaway in Whittier. A lake view and a kitchen are just a couple of the amenities available here.
  • "Cabin - Beautiful Views Of The Great Smoky Mountains From Anywhere Indoors Or Out": You'll get your squad's stamp of approval at this Bryson City option which features a sauna, a garden and more. It has 4 bedrooms that will easily accommodate all your guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Swain County?

Get set to take your pick and hop right in. Here are a few exceptional house rentals in Swain County where you can enjoy your getaway one splash at a time:

  • Spend your vacation at "Private Riverfront 3 Bed/2 Bath House On The Oconaluftee River Private Dock", where the first item on your agenda should be a dip in the pool. This escape is located in Appalachian Mountains and comes with a host of family-friendly amenities, including a barbecue grill and a garden.
  • Hop out of bed and enjoy an early morning dip at "Alarka Cabin Guest House With Great Mountain Sunsets And Wifi Included" in Bryson City. A stereo and a TV are other amenities at this exceptional option.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Swain County?

We have large family vacation rentals big enough to fit distant relatives — even that strange second cousin of yours! Whatever type of property you want, you'll find the best option on Vrbo. Here are a few of our faves in Swain County:

  • Located in Bryson City, "Cabin - Allen's Retreat:luxury And Location" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. Quality amenities at this spacious rental include a TV and a kitchen.
  • An equally good option is "Cabin - Awesome Long Range Views Of Smoky Mts". Located in Almond, this escape boasts 3 bedrooms and lots of great amenities such as nearby birdwatching activities and coffee and tea making facilities. It can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Seeking some entertainment? There are plenty of family-friendly attractions in Swain County to check out, like Soco Falls and Mingo Falls. Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo is also popular with traveling families.

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