Where To Stay

We recommend that you have your accommodations confirmed ahead of time. From camping to bed-and-breakfasts to hotels and lodges to beautiful cabin rentals, there are many places to stay close to us. For a complete list of accommodations, attractions, and information, the local Chambers of Commerce are a great place for information.

Swain County Chamber of Commerce 828.488.3681

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 800.962.1911 or 828.586.2155

​Check out our recommended partners for many of the wonderful places that we know personally and recommend to stay during your trip:


Chalet Inn
Highly acclaimed bed & breakfast between Dillsboro and Bryson City. Located 20 minutes from Endless Rivers on Highway 74. 800.789.8024 or 828.586.0251

Fryemont Inn
Historic Inn overlooking Bryson City. Lodging, fine dining and casual bar dining are part of the offerings. 828.488.2159

Folkestone Inn Bed & Breakfast
This nostalgic farm house is chef owned and operated with farm to table breakfasts, located at the Deep Creek entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Bryson City.
828.488.2730 or 888.812.3385

Hawkesdene House Breakfast
A charming Inn tucked behind the town of Andrews, NC (west of the Nantahala Gorge). The Hawkesdene House is the perfect setting for a wedding, family reunion or corporate group. 800.477.9549

Lakeview Lodge
A rustic-chic mountain resort and spa. Located on Highway 74 between the Nanahala Gorge and Bryson City.  You will find the view overlooking Lake Fontana spectacular. 800.742.6492

McKinley-Edwards Inn
Located on a hillside overlooking Bryson City with a view of the Smokies, the McKinley Edwards Inn offers upscale boutique hotel lodging in an historic Bryson City landmark. 828.488.9626

Hideaway Point
A choice of three craftsman style mountain homes tucked away in the Nantahala Gorge.  828.417-3027

The Lodge Nantahala
Just five minutes upstream of us, the Lodge Nantahala is conveniently located in the heart of the Nantahala Gorge. It is also just across the street from Pizza By The River. 828.788-4494

Nantahala Village Resort
Located just 4 miles east of ERA. Lodge and cabin rentals available. 828.488.9000

 Otter Creek B&B
Imagine waking up in a pastoral setting where you drink coffee on your private deck, watching horses wander the fields. Reservations through Air BnB.

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
This elegant mountain retreat rests among 100 acres of undisturbed mountaintop in Graham County, North Carolina, just eleven miles from the town of Robbinsville. 800.941.9290

Tapoco Lodge
Located on the banks of the Cheoah River, the Tapoco is the perfect place for enjoying the best view of the Cheoah River action – especially with the riverside dining. 828.498.2800


Nantahala Retreat House
Located in the heart of the Nantahala Gorge, this beautiful 4-bedroom dog friendly home sleeps ten with a big kitchen and a hot tub for your intimate gathering in the Gorge. 505-554-7133

Lands Creek Log Cabins
There is hardly a prettier place in WNC for a wedding, birthday party, or just a place to call home for the weekend. Located just outside of Bryson City. 888.346.9793

Mayfield Mountain Cottage
Located in the heart of Almond, North Carolina our house is set in Fontana Trace Estates. 251.747.6406

Nantahala River Lodge
Cradled between majestic mountains in the Nantahala National Forest, alongside the Upper Nantahala River. 800.470.4718

Ocoee Nights Cottages
Authentic mountain community accommodations located near the Ocoee River and miles of biking & hiking trails. For reservations, call 706.455.0694 or 706.455.5405 or email and ask for Joe Jacobi’s Ocoee Nights Cottages.

Rock Creek Cabins
Fully equipped, fully furnished chalet and log cabins in the North Carolina Mountains. 800.731.8050

The Cabins at Long Branch
luxury log cabin rentals at the top of the Nantahala Gorge. 662.773.3099

Watershed Cabins
A collection of luxury log homes, chalet and cottage rentals in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. 888.604.3075

Yellow Rose Realty 
The largest selection of vacation rentals in western North Carolina. 828.488.2797

Sunset Farm Cabins
located within minutes of Cherokee, Bryson City, Dillsboro, and Sylva, and only 15 minutes from the Smoky Mountain National Park. 800.408.4889.

Whispering Winds Cabins
Handcrafted log cabins located near the Tuckaseegee River in Bryson City. 828.488.6383
House Rentals that Allow Pets: 813.653.3097


Big Nantahala Campground
Located in the Nantahala Gorge across the street from Endless River Adventures.

Flaming Arrow Campground
In Cherokee, NC, open year round with all the amenities to make for a great vacation spot.

Kickstand Lodge and Campground
A motorcycle riders resort in Stecoah, North Carolina. Located in the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by the best riding in the southeast, the Kickstand Lodge is a great destination for a weekend get-away or a week long stay.

Nelsons Nantahala Hideaway
Nestled in the heart of the Nantahala forest at Topton, NC. Both camping and a group cabin are available. 828.321.4407.

Turkey Creek Campground
Just 10 minutes outside the Nantahala Gorge on Highway 28 convenient to both Endless River Adventures and Tsali. 828.488.8966

Tumbling Waters Campground
Located near just outside the Nantahala Gorge. Pancakes for breakfast! 828.479.3814

Deep Creek Campground
Located on the outskirts of Bryson City, at the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park. 828.488.6055

Tsali Campground
Located off of Highway 28 in the Tsali Recreation area. Nantahala National Forest, fee area.

Persimmon Creek Campground
Located just 13 miles east of the Ocoee Visitor’s Center, postiioned not far from the Nantahala, Ocoee, Hiwassee, Nottely and Toccoa Rivers, as well as Cherokee, Nottely and Hiwassee Lakes. Paddlers are very welcome here! 828.644.5800


Rippling Water Kennel
Located just outside the Nantahala Gorge, Rippling Waters provides daily/weekend boarding services.  828.488.2091

Pet Sitting
Smoky Mountain Pet Nanny

Emergency Animal Care
REACH (Regional Emergency Animal Care Hospital) is open 7/days per week, 24 hours/day. 828.665.4399