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Smoky Mountain Vacation Rentals

Tucked away into the Nantahala National Forest, visitors will find lodging at the intersection of adventure at Nantahala Outdoor Center. NOC has something for every type of overnight visitor, and in a wide range of budgets and sizes. Spend the night in a cozy mountain cabin after a day full of adventures. Join the Appalachian Trail thru hikers at NOC’s hostel-style Basecamp, or enjoy the comforts of Dogwood Motel during your trip. No matter where you stay, NOC’s lodging offers the ultimate in convenience with exciting outdoor adventures on your doorstep.

Dogwood Motel

Bryson City, NC
Newly renovated layouts provide convenient, affordable on-campus accommodations with private amenities.
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Bryson City, NC
Stay where the Appalachian Trail hikers stay in NOC's hostel-style; budget-friendly bunkhouses.
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Group Camping

Bryson City, NC
Sleep under the stars in our waterproof, raised pods of platform tents.
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