TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

LODGING IN THE SMOKIES

A Variety of Smoky Mountain Lodging Choices - from Mom & Pop Motels, to Hotels, to Mountain Resorts

Because we've been hosting visitors for generations, we know how to do it right. We've got plenty of comfortable hotels, motels and Smoky Mountain resorts that can be your home base for enjoying all the mountains have to offer.

Want to rock awhile overlooking the river, catch an early train ride, or have a mountain view? How about a swim in the pool, or a game of tennis, or a relaxing day at the spa? Our hotels, motels and resorts have that much to offer and more.

Some Bryson City hotels, motels and resorts are open year-round, some seasonally. Some are handicap accessible.

And if you want to bring along the family pet, there's a Bryson City pet-friendly hotel, motel or resort that you both will love.

Use the accommodations finder (right) to search our directory of Smoky Mountain resorts, hotels and motels. One will be just right for you.

We're one hour west of Asheville, just three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and two hours from Greenville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Hotels, Motels and Resorts in the
Bryson City, North Carolina Area

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Rosewood Inn

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
265 Main Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
Phone 828-488-2194
Conveniently located in downtown Bryson City this hotel has it all: clean, quiet rooms - several with river view, pool, in room phones, refrigerator and microwave. Complimentary coffee in lobby. Free high speed internet. Walk to the train, library, or one of our many great restaurants. Open April to October.

Lakeview at Fontana Mountain Inn & Spa

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
171 Lakeview Lodge Dr
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Little Tennessee
Phone 828-488-3727
TF 800-742-6492
Fax 828-488-4569
Lakeview at Fontana evokes a quaint Mediterranean ambiance; complete with charming courtyard, yoga studio and spa. This adults-only, mountain inn and spa is secluded, affordable, and low-key. With only 15 suites, occupancy is kept to a cozy minimum. Rooms start at $99, with one-, two, & three bedroom bungalows ranging from $159-$199. Enjoy spectacular views of Fontana Lake and the Smoky Mountains.

Econo Lodge of Cherokee

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Contact: Beth Cline
Address:
20 River Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
Area of Swain County: Cherokee
Phone 828-497-4575
Fax 828-497-5914
Located in the heart of Cherokee beside the Oconaluftee River. Within minutes from all popular attractions including Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Oconaluftee Indian Village, Island Park and Unto These Hills outdoor drama. All rooms include coffee pots, hairdryers, cable and wireless Internet. Most have refrigerators.

Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
17548 Tapoco Rd. (US 129)
Tapoco, NC 28771
Area of Swain County: Fontana
TF 800-889-5550
Local 828-498-2231
Fax 828-498-2250
The home of the world famous road known as The Dragon. A full service motorcycle resort with a gas station, 50 seat bikers' restaurant, motel and general store with Dragon souvenirs. US 129 & NC 28.

McKinley Edwards Inn

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Contact: James (Jim) H. Adams, Jr.
Address:
208 Arlington Avenue
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
Local 828-488-9626
Mobile 214-642-5462
Fax 828-488-2838
McKinley Edwards Inn McKinley Edwards Inn is a beautiful property on 1.5 acres of lushly landscaped grounds located only minutes from downtown Bryson City. The main house is everything you would expect from an upscale inn with multiple common rooms for tv and movie viewing, rock fireplaces, and a 30 seat dining room for enjoying those delicious, complimentary, and cooked fresh to order breakfasts. For additional privacy, choose the 14 comfortable, shabby chic decorated queen and king rooms and for the ultimate in privacy go with the 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin also located on the property.

Gear Head Inn

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
6280 Ela Road
Whittier, NC 28789
Area of Swain County: Cherokee
Phone 828-488-2398
Gear Head Inn Gear Head Inn, nestled in the heart of the greatest cruising in our country-a destination for the young and young at heart who love the American automobile and motorcycle. We offer large, non-smoking rooms with a king or 2 double beds, pool, wireless Internet, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Come visit and share your memories – and make some new ones! Biker friendly.

Freeman's Motel & Cottages

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
1900 Hwy. 28 North
Almond, NC 28702
Area of Swain County: Almond
Local 828-488-2737
Reasonably priced accommodations in quiet, rustic surroundings.Located near Fontana Lake and the Tsali recreational area. Pool, grills, picnic tables, playing field for group games, walking trails, and coin operated laundry. Seven completely furnished cabins, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, heat and air conditioning, TV, covered porch and fireplace. Open year round.

Riverbend Lodging

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
470 Hwy 19 S
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
Phone 828-488-9476
TF 877-272-3125
Scenic riverfront location, fishing dock, just outside downtown Bryson City, convenient to all area attractions. New rooms range from small queen-bedded rooms to large doubles, and kings, all with refrigerators, microwaves, and in-room coffee. We also have one cottage and one wood cabin. Open April thru October. Wi-Fi available.

Two Rivers Lodge

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Contact: Kathy Shobe
Address:
5280 Ela Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Ela
Phone 828-488-2284
Phone 828-538-1431
The Two Rivers Lodge is located in a beautiful and quiet country setting with the unique attraction of the merging of the Oconaluftee and Tuckaseigee Rivers on their grounds. Central to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the many other local attractions and activities offered in this region. Accommodations consist of family rooms that sleep five, adjoining rooms, Queen,double and single beds, and smoking and non-smoking rooms.

Chestnut Tree Inn

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Contact: Stephanie Alvarez
Address:
37 Tsalagi Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
Area of Swain County: Cherokee
Phone 828-497-9181
Fax 828-497-5973
Located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation, this 154 room property features guest rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king bed with complimentary hot breakfast. Large indoor heated pool/outdoor seasonal pool, free wifi, free parking, Cable TV with free HBO, gift shop, art gallery and guest laundry facilities. Located just 1 ½ miles from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Close to all area attractions and Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Restaurant open with seasonal hours. Catering and meeting space available.

Microtel Inn & Suites

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Contact: Andy Bhakta
Address:
82 Songbird Forest Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Local 828-488-7900
TF 800-771-7171
Fax 828-488-6986
Great service and great views from our location! Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access and complimentary continental breakfast. Suite amenities include coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Handicap accessible. Minutes away from all of your outdoor adventure. Special package offers through the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

Chalet Suites

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
285 Lone Oak Drive
Whittier, NC 28789
Area of Swain County: Whittier
Phone 828-586-0251
TF 800-789-8024
Chalet Suites Self-contained Suites minutes from Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and Harrahs Casino. Private entrance & balcony or patio with rockers, whirlpool tubs and steam showers for 2, fireplace, king bed, A/C, AppleTV with free NetFlix & Internet Radio, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. Free full breakfast in your suite, Free WiFi.. Free country club swimming, tennis and fitness center privileges. Spa services. Totally non-smoking. AAA 3 Diamond. Handicap accessible. Our Alpine style and 22 private mountain acres with hiking trails brook and mountain views evokes the essence of a mountain getaway.

Gracey Manor

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
270 Main Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
Phone 828-488-2483
Fourteen attractive rooms with modern furnishings and wi-fi. Well landscaped grounds graced by picturesque dogwoods and towering evergreens. Pool. Seasonal heat or air-conditioning. Color cable tv with remotes. Non-smoking rooms available. Just a short walk to the Great Smoky Mountains Railway, restaurants and shops. Within minutes of golfing, tubing, rafting, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open April thru October. Limited operation in November.

Mountaineer Motel

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
2472 US Highway 441N
Whittier, NC 28789
Area of Swain County: Cherokee
Phone 828-497-2453
Open April through October. 8 units, phones in the rooms. 1 kitchenette, pool

Nantahala Village

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
9400 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Nantahala Gorge
Phone 828-488-9000
Resort lodge rooms & suites, restaurant & cabins, horseback riding, outdoor pool, fitness & game rooms, tennis & basketball courts. Weddings, reunions, car & motorcycle clubs welcome. Open seasonally.

Sleep Inn

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
500 Veterans Blvd.
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
TF 866-939-0998
Phone 828-488-0326
Sleep Inn Newly remodeled 50-room CHOICE franchise hotel in Bryson City. Free continental breakfast, free local calls, free weekday newspaper, seasonal outdoor pool, free high speed wireless access, free coffee and tea 24 hours, business center. Open year round.

Baymont Inn

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
1455 Acquoni Road, P.O. Box 1865
Cherokee, NC 28719
Area of Swain County: Cherokee
Phone 828-497-2102
TF 877-BAYMONT
Come and experience fine southern hospitality at Baymont Inn-Cherokee! Our friendly staff lays out a delicious continental breakfast every morning. Our rooms are clean and comfy and come with such amenities as a microwave & refrigerator, pillow-top matresses, coffeemaker, iron/board, free Wi-Fi and lots more. Located on Acquoni Road just a mile from downtown and just a short drive from Harrah's Casino. Shuttle service is available to the casino.

Fontana Village Resort

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
300 Woods Rd
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Area of Swain County: Fontana
Phone 828-498-2211
TF 800-849-2258
Fax 828-498-2209
Fontana Village Resort Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala Forest of western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky mountains National Park. The area's breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views from Fontana & Cheoah Lakes provide memories to last a lifetime. The resort offers a variety of accommodations including the Lodge at Fontana Village, cabins in the forest and camping on the shores of Cheoah Lake. There is a full schedule of outdoor adventure and entertainment throughout all four seasons of the year.

Falling Waters Adventure Resort

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
10345 Hwy. 19S
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Nantahala Gorge
TF 800-451-9972
Phone 828-488-2384
Falling Waters has two options for two distinct types of travelers. The Group Lodge is an economical, convenient option for up to 44 people. Bunk bed sleeping in six rooms each with a shower, toilet and vanity. Rental kitchen available. The Yurt Village has 8 Yurt Cabins that sleep up to 4, includes small refrigerators, coffee makers, shared but private bathrooms, a hot tub for Yurt guests. On site of the Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours. Non-smoking, No Pets.

Relax Inn

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Contact: Mike Patel
Address:
40 Highway 19 South
Bryson City,, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
Phone 828-488-2127
Fax 828-488-2128
Downtown motel with reasonable rates is within walking distance to Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, restaurants and shops. Eighteen rooms with cable TV and phone. Business center with free high-speed internet access.

Calhoun House Inn & Suites

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
110 Bryson Avenue
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Bryson City
Phone 828-788-0505
Calhoun House Inn & Suites Historic Inn features spacious 4-room suites with private entrances, private baths with Jacuzzi tubs, fully equipped kitchens, pillow top mattresses, long range mountain views, two blocks from downtown Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot. Two miles from the Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Continental breakfast provided in room. Free Wi-Fi. Modern amenities like central air & heat, natural gas fireplaces and everything you need for a comfortable stay, this place feels 'just like home'.

Deep Creek Lodge/Creekside Tubing

 Air Conditioning
 Internet Access
 Non-smoking Rms
 Open Year Round
 Pets Allowed
 Pool
Address:
1881 West Deep Creek Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Area of Swain County: Deep Creek
Phone 828-488-2587
One or two bedroom efficiency rooms, kitchen/dinette/living room, queen size bed, large sitting porch, beautiful view. Laundromat, ample parking for buses and groups, group rates, public showers, tube rental and game room, hiking, picnicking, trout fishing, horseback riding. Located at entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open Mid April through Labor Day.
 
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Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

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Karen Proctor Wilmot
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800-867-9246 toll-free
828-488-3681 local
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