Cherokee is a relatively small town with a population of just over 2,000 people. However, despite the small-town atmosphere, the area is a popular tourist destination for nature lovers and hikers as there are plenty of hiking paths nearby. Additionally, tourists stopping by have easy access to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For those looking to get some fresh air, there are mountains and waterfalls in the nearby area, but if you prefer indoor entertainment, the local casino is a popular place to spend the evening. If you’re driving around, keep your eyes peeled for the Tail of the Dragon. Gem mining is also a popular activity for curious visitors. Explore everything this quaint town has to offer and check out these best Airbnb vacation rentals in Cherokee, North Carolina.
1. Charming retreat with full kitchen
Located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, this large home is situated right on the mountainside and has enough space to sleep up to six people. Enjoy views of Great Smoky Mountains from the patio or fire up the grill and have a little barbecue. The home is equipped with plenty of great amenities such as a full kitchen, high-speed WiFi, and even a recreation room with board games, books, and a desk.
Modern Mountain RetreatCherokee, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great place with a great view out of the kitchen windowsthe house was lovely with comfortable furniture and great bedsthe cabin had a beautiful dining room with a view for our family to enjoy every eveningbeds were super comfy and kitchen has tons of extra accessoriesit's a clean and comfortable house with an incredible backyard set-up (deck grill fire pit)
Cleanliness:clean beautiful and well keptextremely clean and well appointedcabin was clean spacious & cozythis house was wonderful it was very clean and the beds were comfortableit was well maintained and super clean
Host:the hosts truly went above and beyondthe owner thought of many nice touchesthe hosts are very nice and helpful as well as responding quickly to questionsgreat place and hospitable hoststhanks hosts for an awesome placeRead more reviews
Location:great stay and location to the casinogreat location close to where we were workingcabin is in a great locationgreat house in a good location for close access to the polar expressgreat place great location
2. Luxury riverfront RV accommodation (from USD 129)
This accommodation is an RV accommodation, so if you’re traveling solo or with a partner and you’re not too picky about space, this spot is perfect. It is affordable and in an excellent location adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The RV is also a short walk away from local hot spots such as restaurants, shops, and the casino. The RV is packed with amenities such as leather seating, essentials, WiFi access, and TV.
Luxury Wildcat Cherokee Riverfront RV RentalCherokee, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the beautiful patio has a picnic table two adirondack chairs fire pit and a bbq grillwe enjoyed the electric fireplaces and pop up tv wifi worked fine to stream netflixwe wish the listing would have said very sporadic wifithis is a beautiful camper with a cozy patiothe bed is super comfortable
Cleanliness:the rv was very clean and well designednice clean and comfy place in a unique settingit was very clean and comfortable and we didn’t feel cramped inside eithercrisp clean white sheets on the very comfortable bedjennifer's place is exceptionally clean
Host:amazing airbnb and great hosts the rv had more than enough place for 2 peoplejennifer and steven were wonderful and very helpfuljennifer/host is super attentive and quick to respond to messagesshe is super friendly and explains everything about the rv and local places to eat and seejennifer is an excellent host the rv was greatRead more reviews
Location:great location for the sites we wanted to seeoverall good stay and close to everythingwe loved staying here and the location is greatthis rv and the location is really great for the priceit's an easy and close by option for getting outside
3. Cozy home with fire pit (from USD 155)
This cozy and cabin-style home is a perfect spot where you can stay for a while. It is a remodeled single-story brick home that features tons of modern amenities in a comfortable atmosphere. Hang out by the fire pit outside and get some fresh air or light up the grill and have an alfresco dinner. The home is also equipped with a full kitchen, a smart TV, WiFi, and essentials. If you’re looking to head into town, the casino is only minutes away along with several shops and restaurants.
Cozy by the Creekside: 1.4 miles to CasinoCherokee, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the beds/furniture were very clean and comfortablecabin was exactly as described well stocked and very comfortable
Cleanliness:super clean (basically spotless)very clean and rustic placethe place was very clean and nicegreat place very clean and cozyhouse is very clean and private
Host:nonah is a wonderful hostnonah is a wonderful host she always responds to any questions very quicklynonah was the perfect hostloved the creek behind the home and the host was fantasticshe was very responsive and happy to help make our trip more memorableRead more reviews
Location:great location to all attractionsawesome place close to casinogreat place and location in cherokeea great space close to everythingamazing place close to everything you need
4. Bright log home in central Cherokee
Located just a short distance away from downtown Cherokee, this log home is the perfect mix of relaxing and fun. Spend your nights out at the nearby casino or the local restaurants. During the day, you can hike on mountains and savor the sunshine. Opportunities for mountain biking and fishing are close by as well. The home comes with essentials, WiFi, a TV, a fireplace, and plenty of parking. With enough room to sleep up to seven people, there is plenty of space for a family retreat or friendly reunion.
Reservation Retreat | Mix of Nature and Nightlife
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Amenities & Room:the beds were comfortable and amenities were greatgreat comfortable place to stay convenient to town and all the amenities that you needsuper clean nice furniture comfortable bedshaving this cozy cabin just made our get-a-way perfect
Cleanliness:cabin very clean and cozyvery clean and comfortablevery clean super soft towels the kitchen was stocked with enough dishes and silverwareit was clean and comfortableplenty on clean towels to use
Host:the host is amazingchad is a fantastic host gave quick responses even on christmashosts were very nice and helpfulsuper attentive hosts and most accomodatinggreat cabin and great hostsRead more reviews
Location:great location just outside of cherokeevery roomy and great location not too far from townthe location of this cabin was perfect for usgreat location for hiking in the national parkgreat location great value and great trip overall
5. Cabin in the heart of Cherokee
Located just a stone’s throw away from everything Cherokee has to offer, this home is a fabulous accommodation and an outdoorsman’s dream. There are plenty of hiking, fishing, and biking paths around, so head outside and explore the beauty of the mountains and nature found in North Carolina. The home comes with tons of amenities such as WiFi, TV, and other essentials such as towels and sheets. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is free parking as well.
Budget friendly Cabin | Close to it all
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Amenities & Room:the cabin did not have a smart tv but had good wifithe mattresses were awesome memory foam and there is a/c in all rooms (and ceiling fans)the deck and exterior property where very nice along with an off-road parking space and picnic tablei really liked and used the full kitchen plus the washer and dryer were very nicethe kitchen is out-dated but functional and effective
Cleanliness:chad's cabins are really clean and cozythe place was really cleanvery clean everything we needed was therethe cabin was really cleanvery good acommodations clean confortable and convenient
Host:owner responsive and friendlyshasta’s immediate responses were very helpfulchad was attentive to our needs and we loved the porchoverall what we expected and chad was very helpfulRead more reviews
Location:great location to the casinoit was in a great location - short distances to everything we wanted to get tooverall good place and good locationgreat cabin that truly is close to everythingthis place is good location and close to everything cherokee has to offer
6. Spacious retreat on a farm (from USD 141)
This spacious home is located on a farm and features plenty of space and enough room to sleep up to seven people. The home offers a country-like decor interior and views of meadows and gardens. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of nature and nearby animals. Then, sip on a fresh cup of coffee while you admire the views. The home is child-friendly and comes with plenty of amenities such as WiFi access, laundry facilities, TV, essentials, and a full kitchen.
Dogwood Farms - Cherokee 3 min/Bryson City 10 minWhittier, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:great views large rooms and an awesome pianothis is a beautiful home with gorgeous views from every roomthe kitchen was well appointed and having a washer and dryer was wonderfulthe beds were super comfortablethere is room to spread out and relax
Cleanliness:the place was very clean huge lotthe house was very clean and homeyclean roomy beautiful inside & outthe place is so clean and so peacefulit was very spacious & clean
Host:she was a great hostwonderful host and farm and country side experienceheather was an excellent host and quickly answered any questionsheather is an excellent hostshe was very responsive and accomodatingRead more reviews
Location:great place really close to cherokeegreat place in a great locationclose to cherokee attractions but far enough away to feel secluded if you want toperfect getaway in close proximity to harrahs casinoit was wonderful to be close to so much
7. Relaxing campsite close to waterfall
Experience the comfort and serenity of having a private waterfall right within the area. Aside from visiting the waterfall, guests can enjoy hopping into the creek to cool off during those hot North Carolina summer days. The campsite can accommodate up to three tents and six people. There are three fire pits and two picnic tables where you can gather around and eat. Treat yourself to a unique stay surrounded by nature.
1 Site Private Waterfall Campground Cherokee NCCherokee, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:having a hot shower toilet and beautiful creek make it very comfortable
Cleanliness:the shower and "outhouse" area were very clean as well as the groundsthe on-site shower is super clean adorable and has lots of hot waterthe bathrooms and showers were clean and functioned amazinglythe quaint and clean on-site outhouse with porta-potti and shower add to the comfort of your staythe waterfall is beyond spectacular and the campsite is very clean and well accomodated
Host:richie was a wonderful hostrichie was a wonderful hostrichie was a fantastic hosthighly recommend this campsite and ritchie was a great hosthe is a great host and very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:the location was beautifulbeautiful location not far from nearby town amenities
8. Vast home for large group (from USD 196)
This large home can accommodate up to 10 people, so if you’re traveling with a large group and looking for a quiet and secluded place to stay, this is a good option. The property has tons of space and it is located in the heart of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reservation, which is adjacent to the Appalachian Mountains. Hiking, skiing, the casino, and plenty of restaurants are nearby as well. The home is equipped with a full kitchen, essentials, TV access, WiFi, and free parking.
Cherokee CountryCherokee, North Carolina, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:a beautiful view from the apartmentit has a good amount of space with a large tableeasy checkin and plenty of room for the 7 of usnice open floor plan big spacouse roomswe didn't use the kitchen at all but it looked like it had everything you would need
Cleanliness:very clean houseclean spacious and great communicationfantastic overall very clean and spaciousthe place was clean and homeythe space was super clean and homey
Host:anita is a great hostanita is a fantastic hostanita was a very nice host and easy to communicate withhad a great weekend thank you for hosting usanita was extremely responsive and the check in and check out process was very easyRead more reviews
Location:great location close to everythinggreat location close to everythingthe location was perfectperfect location to the gsmnpgreat place n perfect location
Nearby Airbnb vacation rentals
9. Summer cottage near central Cherokee
This home is near all the fun summer activities that outdoor enthusiasts will certainly enjoy. Explore the mountains nearby and do some hiking or mountain biking. You can also check out the town of Cherokee, which is only five minutes away, and see the museums, restaurants, and shops. The home sleeps up to five people and comes with amazing amenities such as a hot tub, a fire pit, and plenty of outdoor seating. Not to mention, there are also a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, and plenty of parking space.
Forget Me NotWhittier, North Carolina, United States
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Cleanliness:cabin was top notch clean and beautifulbeautiful and clean and the surroundings were perfectgreat cabin very clean and well kepti found the place clean and welcomingthe inside of the house was clean and cozy
Host:host provided nice map of areacrew is very helpful and responsivestaff at cmv were welcoming and answered all my questioned prior to and during our stayRead more reviews
Location:wonderful cabin with a great locationcabin is in a great locationgreat location family loved the hot tubthis cabin is in a very central location and is incredibly peaceful and privatewe will definitely visit this place again
10. Modern retreat with hot tub (from USD 176)
This two-bedroom cabin is located on a large plot of land that gives guests the feeling of being in the great outdoors. Head out to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is close by, or go to town and experience the restaurants and shops that Cherokee has to offer. The home has a private hot tub on site as well as a fire pit, a TV, and WiFi access. The master bath has a washer and dryer for your convenience.
Foxwood RetreatWhittier, North Carolina, United States
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Amenities & Room:the general amenities are good fully equipped kitchen and decent tv/movie collection
Cleanliness:it was clean and well maintainedit is nice place and very clean toothe house was well decorated comfortable and cleanit was clean organized and had all the appliances needed to cookthe house was in a perfect location for all activities and it was clean and tidy
Host:the host was responsive on emails and it was a nice bonus that they allow petsRead more reviews
Location:great place to stay close to everythingwas a great location for us very close to the casinoin particular we appreciated the close proximity to the national parkloved the location and convenience of the foxwood retreatgreat location to bryson city and cherokee really enjoyed the house everything you need and very clean
Fun in nature in Cherokee
There is a ton of great things to do in the Cherokee area. Experience the mountains and the serenity of nature, while also being near the town of Cherokee and enjoying everything it has to offer. Spend your afternoons hiking the hills while you spend your evenings hanging out at the casino or the local restaurants and museums. Cherokee offers a little bit of fun and a little bit of hanging out in nature.
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