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Make Nantahala National Forest your next getaway—choose from 138 great vacation rentals

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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Nantahala National Forest vacation rentals for every getaway

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Heaven on the Hill
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 7

Heaven on the Hill - Franklin, NC

$189 avg / night
Mountain River Cottage
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4

Mountain River Cottage - Cullowhee, NC

$180 avg / night
Two Bears
2 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Two Bears - Franklin, NC

$326 avg / night
Hidden Haven
2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 4

Hidden Haven - Bryson City, NC

$176 avg / night
Almost Heaven
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 9

Almost Heaven - Franklin, NC

$170 avg / night

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Recent Nantahala National Forest vacation rental reviews

We loved the In The Gap Cabin ! Upon arriving we found everything so clean. The cabin has everything you need for cooking as if you were at home . The bonus bathroom in the laundry room was a nice surprise! Watching TV in the comfy living area was great . The only negative which was not a bad thing just as a side note , turn the jacuzzi on as soon as you get there it takes 24 hours to heat to full . And there’s WiFi to get on emails , social media but you cannot call out or receive calls . There is a landline there for emergencies. Your in the mountains so it was not a surprise for us . It was a beautiful trip we made amazing memories so thank you for being a part of that !!
Candice G. | Aug 2022
We really enjoyed the stay,thanks looking forward to do it again in the near future 😀
Dennis W. | Aug 2022
The view alone will keep me going back to this place . But the home is really great also !!!!
Kelly L. | Aug 2022
Nantahala National Forest Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 50 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. 124 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!