Destination guide

Outdoor heaven at Maggie Valley vacation home rentals

Don't be fooled by this a simple Appalachian town—this is a great starting point for all your adventures. Why? Well what brings travelers here is the half-million-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which draws 11 million visitors a year and whose beauty and recreational attractions are easily accessible from a Maggie Valley vacation rental. The town itself also offers a laid-back Southern feel, and has an old-style bluegrass dance hall where you can catch the local vibe.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Maggie Valley vacation rentals

Look for the big green blob on the map where western North Carolina borders Tennessee—that's the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's the main attraction here, but not the only one by far. From your Maggie Valley vacation rental you can find outdoor and family fun adventure in summer at Cataloochee Ranch or in winter on the slopes of Cataloochee Ski Area and the smaller Tube World. Wheels Through Time Museum has a rare collection of vintage motorcycles. There's shopping, farmer's markets, live music, and craft breweries to explore nearby.


Things to do near Maggie Valley vacation homes

If you think of the popular 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway as the "beaten path" to the Great Smokies, then Maggie Valley qualifies as "off the beaten path." Otherwise, it's very much in the thick of activities on the verge of America's most visited national park. There's oodles of hiking trails, plus cycling, camping, fishing, and bird watching. Go canoeing, kayaking, and white-water rafting. Ride horseback up into the higher country. Of course there's golfing, too. There are even mapped routes for motorcyclists to ride up into the peaks.


Climate for your trip to Maggie Valley vacation homes

Couples can enjoy unique attractions in Philadelphia. Vacation rentals are available near places like Rodin Museum, a sculpture museum with a huge collection of Auguste Rodin masterpieces, and Reading Terminal Market, an indoor farmer’s market with diverse fare, housewares, and area specialties. You'll also like the Barnes Foundation, a center with world-class art exhibits by masters like Picasso and Renoir.

Natural features

Elk in the roads, bears in the woods in Maggie Valley

Just west of artsy Asheville in the westernmost tip of North Carolina, Maggie Valley is a mountain town—3,000 feet high—overshadowed by the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, a section of the Appalachians. It's countrified and forested, with a focus on outdoor fun, in and around the extremely popular national park. You'll have no trouble spotting the wild elk that roam freely, in the woods and on the roads. Black bears are often sighted—and it's wise to know how to safely deal with a surprise encounter.

How to get there

How to get to and around Maggie Valley

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), which is 54 mi (86.9 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Maggie Valley vacation rentals

Families with adventurous children can enjoy an array of outdoor excursions in Maggie Valley. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Waterrock Knob, a high peak with a visitor’s center, picnic areas, hiking trails, and an overlook, and the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center, a hands-on learning center with educational programs about nature and the environment.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Maggie Valley vacation homes

Maggie Valley offers scenic beauty and unique attractions for couples. Vacation rentals are available near places like Soco Falls, a set of waterfalls that merge in a picturesque setting with an overlook, and Thunder Struck Ridge Overlook, an elevated overlook with sweeping vistas of the valley and mountains. You'll also like Standing Rock Overlook, a landmark rock that stands out from the trees for spectacular views.

Where to stay around Maggie Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 930 vacation rentals near Maggie Valley. From 492 Cabins to 358 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Maggie Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Maggie Valley?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Maggie Valley:

  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 vacation rentals
  • Cranberry Falls: 20 vacation rentals
  • Sherwood Forest: 57 vacation rentals
  • Valley Creek Run: 80 vacation rentals
  • Sheepback Mountain Estates: 39 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Maggie Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Maggie Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Maggie Valley Gem Mine: 1,053 vacation rentals
  • Ghost Town in the Sky: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Maggie Valley Opry House: 1,048 vacation rentals
  • Wheels Through Time Museum: 1,054 vacation rentals
  • Tube World: 1,045 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cabins in Maggie Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 492 Cabins in Maggie Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Maggie Valley include:

  • Houses: 358 rentals available
  • Cottages: 492 rentals available
  • Chalets: 8 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Maggie Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 68 vacation rentals with pool available in Maggie Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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