Nantahala National Forest Cabins

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Make Nantahala National Forest your next getaway

If you’re looking for natural beauty and Smoky Mountain grandeur, Nantahala National Forest is the place for you. The largest national forest in North Carolina, Nantahala offers over 600 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and exploring. Warm-weather visitors will find Nantahala National Forest an ideal place for whitewater rafting, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, and so much more. It’s not just a summer destination, though: the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are renowned for their fall colors, and a winter visit to a Nantahala cabin rental can be a cozy weekend getaway.

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Popular amenities for Nantahala National Forest vacation rentals

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Water's Edge Cabin
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 5

Water's Edge Cabin - Sylva, NC

$151 avg / night
Sylva Serenity
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Sylva Serenity - Sylva, NC

$134 avg / night
Heaven on Earth
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Heaven on Earth - Bryson City, NC

$155 avg / night
The Ridge at Nantahala
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 11

The Ridge at Nantahala - Topton, NC

$289 avg / night
Rainbow Ridge Retreat
5 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | Sleeps 14

Rainbow Ridge Retreat - Bryson City, NC

$293 avg / night

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Recent Nantahala National Forest guest reviews

The cabin was great, loved it so much. It smelled wonderful when we walked through the front door. It has a bright, homey vibe to it. There were incredible views from the deck and it was soooo quiet. It was totally set up for us to do our own cooking and not have to leave if we didn't want to. When we did go into town, it wasn't too far away. We went tubing, ate at some of the local restaurants (La Dolce Vita Bakery for breakfast! The Rice Wagon for a late lunch....sooo good! so many other options as well) We were able to get our fill of adventure and relaxation. Already have our next visit planned :)
Xan S. | Jul 2024
This cabin was awesome. We lived the history that was shared with photos. The cabin was nestled far back in the woods, so much privacy. We will definitely book this one again. Thank you.
Tina F. | Jul 2024
Loved that the creek was right there, didn't have to go anywhere except to eat or just look around...
Robie M. | Jul 2024
Nantahala National Forest vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 61 of our Nantahala National Forest homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 125 of our Nantahala National Forest vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Nantahala National Forest vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Nantahala National Forest team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Nantahala National Forest, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Vacasa offers a variety of cabin rentals in towns like Whittier, Sylva, and Bryson City, each one offering a unique take on a Smoky Mountain getaway. The Nantahala area is just waiting to be explored, and you’re bound to have the best experience if you’re staying in a comfortable vacation rental. Come see the Nantahala National Forest for yourself!