Destination guide

Head to the relaxing city of Balsam

Enjoy the history and other features of Balsam. Revered for its mountain views, restaurants and hiking, this city is both relaxing and welcoming. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Balsam

Are you searching for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Balsam a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ghost Town in the Sky (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Waynesville Recreation Center (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Queen's Farm Stables (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Lake Junaluska Golf Course (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Cataloochee Ski Area (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Balsam

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Balsam is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waterrock Knob (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Poteet Memorial Park (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Mingo Falls (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Cold Mountain (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Cataloochee Valley (14.9 mi / 24 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Balsam

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 31.6 mi (50.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Balsam?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 788 holiday lettings around Balsam. From 342 Houses to 27 Flats, 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Balsam?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Balsam:

  • Twinbrook: 44 holiday homes
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 holiday homes
  • Cranberry Falls: 20 holiday homes
  • Bear Lake Reserve: 28 holiday homes
  • Sheepback Mountain Estates: 40 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Balsam?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Balsam. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Country Side Bowling Lanes: 1,549 holiday lettings
  • Gold City Gem Mine: 1,630 holiday lettings
  • Smokey Mountain Gold & Ruby Mine: 2,199 holiday lettings
  • Fantasy Golf & Game Room: 1,049 holiday lettings
  • Smoky Mountain Country Club: 1,191 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Balsam listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Balsam?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 342 Houses in Balsam. Our other popular types of Balsam holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 27 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 383 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Balsam?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 51 holiday homes with pool available in Balsam. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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