Maggie Valley, NC, USA

We found 831 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability

Maggie Valley, NC, USA

Maggie Valley vacation rentals

Your guide to Maggie Valley

Tucked away at the meeting point of the Great Smoky Mountains and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley is one of North Carolina's best-loved vacation destinations, with its rustic setting forming the perfect backdrop for skiing, hiking, and even elk-watching—as well as an ideal starting point from which to explore the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The awesome peaks that give this UNESCO World Heritage Site its name proudly overlook every inch of the surrounding area, meaning that no matter where your Maggie Valley vacation rental is located, you're sure to enjoy spine-tingling mountain views at every turn.

Discovering Maggie Valley

Lovers of the great outdoors will be bowled over by the sheer range of activities within touching distance of most Maggie Valley vacation rentals. Visitors can take part in high-energy pursuits like mountain biking, canoeing, and white-water rafting, all while surrounded by the area's picturesque natural features. For a less intense way to appreciate the region's mountain rivers and lakes, you can try your hand at fishing, and animal lovers keen to explore a little further afield can check out the horseback-riding excursions offered by local providers.

Maggie Valley's national treasure

There's a good reason why Maggie Valley locals are so proud of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: this landscape, which is the most visited of the 59 US National Parks, boasts an unparalleled host of rare and diverse animal species, not to mention awe-inspiring natural scenery like cascading waterfalls and towering old-growth forests. Multiple visitor centers are also located within its boundaries, of which Oconaluftee is the closest to Maggie Valley. This facility features 2 museums and runs a varied program of events for those looking to learn more about the park and its history.

Maggie Valley—a town for all seasons

Most visitors planning to use their Maggie Valley vacation rental as a base for discovering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel during the summer, especially if water-based activities are on their wish lists. That said, the park is also well worth visiting in spring, when the foliage is emerging, crowds are thinner, and the unobstructed mountain views are at their most remarkable. If you've set your sights on skiing, you're in luck; Maggie Valley's winter climate accommodates one of the longest ski seasons in the southeast. The Cataloochee slopes usually open around early November and remain in operation for over 4 months.

Back to nature in Maggie Valley

The scenic beauty and vast range of flora and fauna in this corner of North Carolina means that those who bag a central Maggie Valley vacation rental are well placed to see some of the country's most spectacular natural assets. Bird-watchers will find over 200 species in the area, which also plays home to animals as diverse as black bears, white-tailed deer, and lungless salamander. You'll even be able to go elk-watching in the Cataloochee Valley region—thanks to recent preservation efforts, the formerly endangered native population is now thriving.