Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Fontana Dam

The mountains and lake create a pretty picture of Fontana Dam. This relaxing and welcoming city entices travelers with its hiking and restaurants. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Fontana Dam

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Fontana Dam a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cades Cove Visitor Center (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Bryson City Gem Mine (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Upper Tremont Road (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Citico Wildlife Wilderness (17.4 mi / 28.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Fontana Dam

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Fontana Dam is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fontana Lake (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Cades Cove (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Abrams Falls (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Spruce Flats Falls (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Andrews Recreation Park (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Fontana Dam

The nearest airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), located 27.4 mi (44.2 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Fontana Dam?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 674 vacation rentals near Fontana Dam. From 454 Cabins to 454 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fontana Dam for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Fontana Village Resort Marina: 653 vacation rentals
  • Cades Cove: 6,270 vacation rentals
  • Fort Fun: 7,248 vacation rentals
  • Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park: 5,577 vacation rentals
  • Gatlinburg Convention Center: 7,250 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fontana Dam 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 Fontana Dam?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 454 Cabins in Fontana Dam. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fontana Dam include:

  • Cottages: 454 rentals available
  • Houses: 148 rentals available
  • Lodges: 12 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 Fontana Dam?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 29 vacation rentals with pool available in Fontana Dam. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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