Destination guide

The captivating area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park awaits your stay

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This city's mountain views, shopping and hiking draw many visitors. Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dollywood (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Chimney Tops (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Alum Cave Trail (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Newfound Gap (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Mount LeConte (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Clingmans Dome (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Rainbow Falls (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Mount LeConte (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Roaring Fork (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Baskins Creek Falls (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Roaring Fork (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), the closest airport, located 30.6 mi (49.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), which is 55.7 mi (89.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Great Smoky Mountains?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,219 holiday lettings around Great Smoky Mountains. From 6,561 cabins to 6,561 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property near Great Smoky Mountains?

We all appreciate a room with a view. But if you're after views that'll leave you feeling like you're on cloud nine, you'll need to head for the hills. HomeAway has 4,253 mountain rental options available. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway is teeming with other property options to search through, including:

  • 1,775 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,392 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 738 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay near Great Smoky Mountains in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to relax with friends and family. A group holiday is a great way to come together. If you were hoping to kick back under the same roof, HomeAway has places to suit. Cabin holiday rentals are the top option here for big groups of guests. Our global database currently has 1,604 available. Around the area, the properties that are suitable for larger sized groups include:

  • On the lookout for places that can house 6 holiday makers? We have 4,914 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £54 per night.
  • Looking for a place for 8 people? We have 2,848 that will serve you well. The starting price is £54 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 10? We've got 1,506 rental accommodation that will be ideal. Prices start from £77 a night.

You and your crew will be in good hands when you book your Great Smoky Mountains escape with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals near Great Smoky Mountains?

HomeAway has an assortment of great cost-effective possibilities. Treat yourselves to a fancy night out or stay a few extra nights with all the dollars you save. Cranberry Falls is a great area to have a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 15 holiday rentals, and the average price is an affordable £104 per night. There are another 325 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Smoky Mountain Village. The average price here is £113 per night.

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