Wherever you go on vacation, you want to find an affordable, comfortable, clean place to spend a day or two or a week. It should feel like your home away from home–a place you can come back to and relax after a fun-filled day of activities in the Great Smoky Mountains. Bryson City is just a 15 minute drive from the Nantahala River and the perfect town to spend a night or two. Carolina Outfitters white water rafting has scoured Google high and low for hotels and inns to find the 5 Best Places to Stay in Bryson City, North Carolina so you don’t have to.
Built as the Bryson City Bank back in 1908, The Everett is now a boutique hotel with 10 beautifully restored rooms, a rooftop terrace, and a dining area and bar for guests. The restaurant serves a complimentary hot breakfast, American Cuisine of the finest nature, and the bar serves craft beer and signature cocktails. The rooftop terrace is for guests only with a view of the surrounding mountains, a firepit, and comfortable seating. The Everett Hotel is located in the center of things in downtown Bryson City, North Carolina, most of which you can walk to. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is just a five minute stroll away. The Swain County Heritage Museum is right next door if you’re interested in the history of Swain County. The Everett Hotel is one of the best places to lay your head at night in this charming little mountain town.
The Calhoun Inn & Suites has been around since the 1920s when electric lights and free baths were a new thing. Over a hundred years and several upgrades later, the Calhoun has four and five room luxury suites with private entrances. The Calhoun Inn is the ideal location for shopping at unique stores in downtown Bryson City. The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is just two blocks away. Another two miles will take you to Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, and more.
Since June of 2020, Stonebrook Lodge is the newest hotel in Bryson City also with locations in Cherokee and Murphy, North Carolina. This rustic hotel welcomes you with warmth and beautiful queen and king rooms. They offer free wi-fi and a continental breakfast. Enjoy the lobby where you can sit by the fireplace in a cozy setting. They are located on Main Street in close proximity to dining, shopping, and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. If you’re more of an outdoorsy type, Deep Creek is just up the road for hiking and more.
The Fryemont Inn has been around for over 100 years and is one of Bryson City’s treasured historic places. With a huge fireplace in the lobby and a bar, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a great day of adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains. Breakfast and dinner are part of the room package, so you don’t even have to go out to find your supper (unless you want to). This rustic lodge offers 37 unique rooms. A short walk from the main lodge you’ll find a stone cottage with balcony suites and views of our beautiful mountains. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with their friendly staff. The Fryemont Inn is a cozy getaway for your family.
Sitting high up on the mountain, Lakeview Resort overlooks Fontana Lake with breathtaking views. It is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and enjoy spa treatment in an enchanting environment. There’s even a hiking trail for a leisure walk in the woods. Lakeview is the ultimate relaxing experience. The staff is non-intrusive, but are on hand when you need them. Need to get away from it all? Try Lakeview at Fontana Soaking Cabana Resort.
Other nice places to stay, if you’re just looking for a hotel to sleep in while enjoying outside adventures, Sleep Inn & Microtel are two good options for you. Wherever you decide to stay, make your vacation in the mountains of Western North Carolina unforgettable. Don’t forget to book a trip with Carolina Outfitters to make your vacation complete with a white water rafting trip down the Nantahala River in the Nantahala National Forest.