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Mountain charms and country inspiration in Canton

A charming small town which was caught in the battles of the Civil War, Canton makes a great base for exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains and taking in the history of the once vast Cherokee nation. With an extensive system of hiking trails and glowingly green parks set along the tranquil waters of the Etowah River, there are endless ways to explore this scenic region. Canton vacation rentals provide a home base for days spent on the river, petting miniature animals, or taking in a play at the theater. From scary haunted houses to peaceful, pampering day spas, there's always something to thrill or relax in Canton.

Things to do

Wild west and Native American history in Canton

You can experience a bit of the old frontier at Tanglewood Farm. Here, there's a whopping 10-acre Wild West Town with more than 150 rare, miniature, and heritage breed farm animals. Guests can check out the Last Chance Saloon and bottle-feed newborns in spring. Canton vacation rentals are close to Gibbs Gardens where visitors can stroll through a lush wonderland of vibrant flowers, with specific attractions including the largest Japanese Garden in the United States. A visit to the Cherokee County Historical Museum will provide a wealth of stories from the time of the Cherokee Indians, and views of the only existing rock barn in Georgia.


Farm delights and winter festivities in Canton

Canton is a hotspot for agritourism, with several beautifully presented farms where guests can pick fresh produce, pet adorable ducks, bunnies, lambs, goats, and potbelly pigs, or take a hayride through the countryside. There's ample opportunity for shopping too, and you can take back delicious homemade jellies, freshly baked cakes and cookies, and heirloom fruits and vegetables to brighten your stay in Canton vacation rentals. In December, you can take in a dazzling light show and visit the home of Santa and Mrs Claus for a dance party, marshmallow roast, hot chocolate sipping, and Arts and Crafts in Santa's Workshop.


Fun in the sun and snow in Canton

Canton has very different seasons with moderate snowfall in winter and summer temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s with a high rate of humidity. Summer days are best spent outside in the water, swimming and boating or just soaking your feet to beat the heat. Winter temperatures hover around 30, which is great weather for trekking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, or warming up inside with a rousing game of bowling. Canton vacation rentals are cozy places to rest after winter adventures in the snow, and great places to bask in air-conditioned comfort in the heat of the summer months.

Natural features

Riverside life and mountain vistas in Canton

Located around 45 minutes north of Atlanta, Canton is set in the heart of Cherokee County, with the serene waters of the Etowah River flowing through the center of town. Nestled by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton is surrounded by tree-lined hills and numerous parks. Animal-lovers will spot all sorts of wild creatures in the Canton area, from cheeky squirrels and rascally raccoons to opossums and armadillos. In the nearby hills, you may see elegant deer grazing under the trees, bears foraging for food, or red foxes trotting through the underbrush. Etowah River Park is also particularly lovely at sunset.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Canton

The nearest airport is in Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), located 26.8 mi (43.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Atlanta, GA (FTY-Fulton County), which is 31.9 mi (51.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Canton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,439 vacation rentals near Canton. From 756 Cabins to 1,088 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Canton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Canton?

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 Canton:

  • Brookhaven: 1,407 vacation rentals
  • North Buckhead: 109 vacation rentals
  • Eagle Mountain: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cumberland: 44 vacation rentals
  • Perimeter Center: 29 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 Canton?

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

  • Chattahoochee Technical College Canton: 285 vacation rentals
  • Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails: 312 vacation rentals
  • Canton Theater: 307 vacation rentals
  • Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center: 309 vacation rentals
  • Cagle's Family Farm: 321 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Canton 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 Canton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 756 Cabins in Canton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Canton include:

  • Houses: 1,088 rentals available
  • Cottages: 756 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 389 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 Canton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 584 vacation rentals with pool available in Canton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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