Destination guide

Explore the majestic setting in Sylva

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Sylva. This welcoming city is known for its mountain views, university setting and restaurants. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Sylva

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Sylva a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Sequoyah National Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Smoky Mountain Country Club (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Cherokee Bear Zoo (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Cherokee Fun Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sylva

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Sylva is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Poteet Memorial Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Waterrock Knob (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Mingo Falls (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Island Park (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Ralph J. Andrews County Park (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Sylva

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 38.9 mi (62.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), which is 52.3 mi (84.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Sylva?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,343 vacation rentals near Sylva. From 689 Cabins to 689 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sylva for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Sylva:

  • Chalet Village: 2,168 vacation rentals
  • Smoky Mountain Village: 333 vacation rentals
  • Bear Lake Reserve: 30 vacation rentals
  • Mirror Lake: 204 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 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 Sylva?

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

  • Waterrock Knob: 1,226 vacation rentals
  • Southwestern Community College: 1,786 vacation rentals
  • Country Side Bowling Lanes: 1,550 vacation rentals
  • Poteet Memorial Park: 1,573 vacation rentals
  • Oaks Gallery: 1,532 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 689 Cabins in Sylva. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sylva include:

  • Cottages: 689 rentals available
  • Houses: 522 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 689 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sylva?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 117 vacation rentals with pool available in Sylva. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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