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Top 10 Hotels in Bryson City

5 Minute Walk to Great Smoky Mountain National Park
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Peaceful

"Nice in quiet close to town"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019

5 Minute Walk to Great Smoky Mountain National Park
5 Minute Walk to Great Smoky Mountain National Park
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Nice cabin

"We stayed just for the night. There where 4 of us and it was very comfortable and clean. Close to the train and all the Bryson City stuff. We enjoyed the 4 chairs around the fire pit. Everything but the parking is paved, so no issues bringing the motorcycle."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

5 Minute Walk to Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Relax Inn
2 out of 5
40 Highway 19 South, Bryson City, NC
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$60
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.9/5Good! (164 reviews)

"Great place to stay after a long day of activities in Bryson city. Not the Taj Mahal, but a solid place to shower and rest for the night. Owners seem to work hard on updating property and helpful as can be."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Relax Inn
Calhoun House Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
110 Bryson Ave, Bryson City, NC
$175
per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31
4.6/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"property is very quiet and the closest to the train depot and downtown. Once you park it is all walking distance to downtown restaurants and amenities"…"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Calhoun House Inn & Suites

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Lakeview At Fontana A Rustic Mountain Inn & Spa
3 out of 5
171 Lakeview Lodge Dr, Bryson City, NC
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4.6/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)

"Great mountain retreat. The four of us had a wonderful time in one of the rustic suites."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Lakeview At Fontana A Rustic Mountain Inn & Spa
Folkestone Inn
3 out of 5
101 Folkestone Rd, Bryson City, NC
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4.8/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)

"Toni and Scott, the innkeepers, provide prodigious breakfasts, helpful information about local attractions and businesses, all in a friendly, comfortable manner. Our stay at Folkestone was extraordinary."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Folkestone Inn
Ian's Getaway/family Friendly, Pet Friendly, Biker Friendly
4.7/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)
Like coming home again

"We really enjoyed our stay. The owners were super nice. Friends and neighbors came by to chat on the front porch. That's a southern thing. We did not want to leave. We will be back. Thank you Troy and Terrie for making our time there great"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Ian's Getaway/family Friendly, Pet Friendly, Biker Friendly
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bryson City
2 out of 5
82 Songbird Forest Road, Bryson City, NC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$47
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4/5Very Good! (1,335 reviews)

"A nice property to stay while in Bryson City. Hotel Management leaves a lot to be desired. I have never seen a kid in charge of the continental breakfast. They should not advertise breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bryson City
Nantahala Cabins
3 out of 5
580 Nantahala Cabins Ln, Bryson City, NC
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4.5/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)

"It was very nice. The property was a perfect location for visiting the NOC and smoky mountains."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Nantahala Cabins
Riverbend Lodging
2 out of 5
470 Hwy 19 South, Bryson City, NC
$99
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.3/5Excellent! (67 reviews)

"On river with seating behind room.Good beds.A/c was not working right.It was either too cold/Hot.No tissues in room. Overall it was good and all we needed."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Riverbend Lodging
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Visiting Bryson City

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Bryson City, and visitors give high marks for the magnificent mountain views and riverfront. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its casinos. A top sight in the area is Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

  • You'll find 591 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Cherokee
  • The closest major airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 40.1 mi (64.5 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 51.2 mi (82.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Bryson City

The city's cultural venues include The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians and Smokey Mountain Trains Museum. The mountain views, riverfront, and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty, and Island Park, Tom Branch Falls, and Indian Creek Falls are worth a visit. Rafting is one of the top activities, while Nantahala Brewing Company, Smoky Mountain Country Club, and Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond are favorite sights to visit.

In Bryson City, you'll find 161 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Folkestone Inn - This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Riverbend Lodging - Our customers like the quiet location and clean, quiet rooms at this motel. Amenities at this 2-star motel include free parking and free WiFi.
  • Sleep Inn Bryson City - Cherokee Area - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and quiet location.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Dollywood, 25.7 mi/41.3 km from the heart of the city, and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, which is 19.9 mi (32.1 km) away.

Dressing for Bryson City

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 64°F during the day and 23°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 83°F, while the average at night is 35°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 84°F with nighttime averages of 48°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 73°F and nighttime averages of 24°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Bryson City is 54.21 inches
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 83°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 25°F

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