Find the best place to stay — Hiwassee Lake

Where to stay around Hiwassee Lake?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 127 vacation rentals near Hiwassee Lake. From 72 cabins to 26 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hiwassee Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hiwassee Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hiwassee Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tennessee: 10,679 vacation rentals
  • Georgia: 8,647 vacation rentals
  • Blue Ridge: 955 vacation rentals
  • High Country: 11,831 vacation rentals
  • North Georgia Mountains: 3,279 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hiwassee Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hiwassee Lake?

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

  • Blue Ridge: 955 rentals
  • Blairsville: 1,199 rentals
  • Robbinsville: 533 rentals
  • Hayesville: 670 rentals
  • Morganton: 960 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hiwassee Lake?

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

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park: 6,945 rentals
  • John C. Campbell Folk School: 761 rentals
  • Mountain View Marina: 559 rentals
  • Murphy River Walk: 688 rentals
  • Hanging Dog Recreation Area: 660 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hiwassee Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

A mountain paradise in North Carolina

Hiwassee Lake in North Carolina's high lakes region is fed by 3 rivers – the Hiwassee, Nottely and Valley. It stretches 22 miles and covers more than 6,000 acres – making it a sought-after angling and boating destination. Together with Appalachia Lake and Lake Chatuge, Lake Hiwassee is 1 of 3 lakes along the Tusquittee River known as the Chain of Lakes. Hiwassee Lake is within driving distance of major cities such as Asheville and Atlanta – not that you'd imagine that from the peaceful shores of the lake or the comfort of your Hiwassee Lake vacation rental.

Enjoy watery adventures on Hiwassee Lake

Hiwassee Lake is known for its fishing – anglers can try their luck with yellow perch, bluegill, striped bass and muskie. Head to Mountain View Marina to rent and launch boats and get a fishing license. The town of Murphy on the southern end of Hiwassee Lake offers local shopping and dining amenities, while local outfitters offer fishing trips and summertime family rafting and tubing excursions on the Hiwassee River. A long stretch of the river has even been designated a Trophy Trout stream. Or, if you prefer some more high-octane adventures, you can always hit the river for some adrenaline-charged rafting.

Theme park pleasures near Hiwassee Lake

Close to the shores of Hiwassee Lake, Fields of the Wood is a biblical theme park that transforms a walk through the woods into a literally religious experience. If you're staying at your Hiwassee Lake vacation rental with kids, they'll enjoy the family-friendly amusement park a little further round the lakeshore: Wagon Master Adventure Ranch Fun Park and Gem Mine. With a country feel, it includes boat tours and gold panning amongst its activities. Murphy's attractions include the Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino just outside town and the Cherokee County Historical Museum, which displays Native American artifacts and tells the story of the Trail of Tears.

Hiwassee Lake through the year

On sunny days, summer temperatures can push into the 80s, but the clear mountain air makes for pleasant hiking whatever the season. Even in summer, the lake water is cool because the reservoir dam feeds water deep into the lake. However, while the water is cool, the lake does not freeze over in winter. The water can be quite low during the winter months, as the water authority prepares the lake to accommodate the meltwaters come spring. Spring and fall are the best times of year for fishing.

Lakeside charm in North Carolina

The Chain of Lakes is a popular vacation destination year-round, especially for boating, water-skiing, swimming and fishing. The peaceful mountains deliver spectacular scenery and, ensconced in the Nantahala National Forest, there are many local possibilities for hiking, biking, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, hunting and horseback riding. The lakeshore and surrounding forests provide a rich habitat for white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, black bears and thousands of native plant species.