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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 Lodge during your trip. No matter where you stay, NOC’s lodging offers the ultimate in convenience with exciting outdoor adventures on your doorstep.

Dogwood Lodge

Bryson City, NC
Newly renovated layouts provide convenient, affordable on-campus accommodations with private amenities.
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dogwood motel common area with large forest facing windows
Bedroom at Dogwood Motel
dogwood motel common area with couches, table, flat screen tv and coffee.
dogwood motel queen and double bunk room with private balcony
dogwood motel bunk room with private sink and tv
Exterior of Dogwood Motel
dogwood mountain motel exterior area with patios
dogwood motel private bunk room with queen and twin bed and private patio facing forest
dogwood motel bathroom with stand up shower
dogwood motel exterior photo with private decks


Bryson City, NC
Stay where the Appalachian Trail hikers stay in NOC's hostel-style; budget-friendly bunkhouses.
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Exterior of the bunkhouses
bunkbeds in the bunkhouses
bunkhouses bunkbeds with girls chatting
bunkhouses dining area
bunkhouses bathroom


Bryson City, NC
Camp under the stars on NOC's 500-acres main campus in Bryson City! Choose from Platform Tents with waterproof, raised pods, van camping spots complete with picnic tables and fire pits, or car camping spots available. Stay in the heart of adventure!
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Tents set up on platforms
Tent set up on platforms
van camping spots with fire pit, gravel, and fencing
Tents set up on platforms
gravel area with picnic table, rock fire put, and fencing

Partner Lodging

Bryson City, NC
NOC partners with area cabin and lodging organizations for cabins and accommodations throughout Western North Carolina.
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Part of a dining table on an outdoor deck with Adirondack chair facing a mountain sunset.
side of a wood cabin with a view of a cloudy sky above green covered mountains.
Fire pit with five Adirondack chairs overlooking greenery and mountain range.
Part of a dining table on an outdoor deck with Adirondack chair facing a mountain sunset.
Living room of the Watershed Cabin
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