Discovered by the Cherokees and once known as Aquone, the area today has filled with water and is now known as Nantahala Lake. Vacation homes and Nantahala cabin rentals are the best base for your mountain sojourn.
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Vacation Rentals With Fireplaces
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Popular Rental Amenities in Nantahala
Filters are conveniently available to help you tailor your search and find a beautiful vacation rental in Nantahala. In Nantahala, 7 rentals include "Fireplace". Consequently, if you want a rental with a fireplace, select the Fireplace filter to compare these properties. Not as many vacation homes in Nantahala are available if you are looking for a pet-friendly rental or if you want a rental with a balcony or a patio as "Balcony/Patio" and "Pets allowed" are not very popular features in this destination.
The Weather in Nantahala
Find the Nantahala climate diagram. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 27° in January. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is October.
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Art and culture
Hire a car and drive through the surrounding towns and villages dotted with museums that preserve the fantastic Cherokee tradition. The Cherokee County Historical Museum in Murphy traces the history of Native Americans and Pioneer settlers through an exhaustive collection of over 2000 artifacts, drawings, and photographs. Next comes the Junaluska Museum in Robbinsville which honors the Cherokee leader Junaluska. Displays of arrowheads, pottery, and spear points found in the Cheoah Valley are intriguing to say the least.
Franklin's Gem & Mineral Museum has eight rooms filled with gems from across the world. Look out for the shimmering quartz, garnets and blood red rubies, and the UV lights in the dark room that reveal the phosphorescence of the glowing stones. A short walk away is the Scottish Tartans Museum, a must for those interested in Scottish tradition.
Activities with children
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is highly-recommended for families with young kids. Well-trained guides educate children in safety practices while entertaining them with jokes. For the best zip lining experience in North Carolina, try Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours & KidZip. Courses designed especially for kids take them gliding over the wooded treetops.
Nantahala is known for its family-friendly hiking trails, several that are just over a mile. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail is one of the easiest. There's also the Devil’s Courthouse trail which leads to Blue Ridge where kids can observe the beautiful surroundings and high-altitude foliage. Continue onwards to the peaceful meadows of Balsam Grove and enjoy your picnic lunch. The dog-friendly and well-marked Hooper Bald Trail is alive with colorful wildflowers, and a great picnic spot with wide spaces to run around on. Try out your bird calls here.
At 3,000 feet above sea level, Nantahala Lake is located inside the ancient Nantahala National Forest (NNF). The lake is popular with anglers thanks to large walleye, brown trout, and bass populations. Alternatively, why not angle at Nantahala Gorge, the only trout water area in North Carolina where night fishing is allowed? The gorge's crystal clear waters are splendid for boating and swimming too.
Nantahala is a real outdoor mecca where visitors can go wild choosing from fly-fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, or even nature photography walks. The dam-controlled Nantahala River is one of America's top destinations for kayakers, canoeists, and white water rafters. Class I, II and II rapids ensure that those of all levels enjoy the rapids.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Nantahala?
The price for Cabin and House rental in Nantahala is $92 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Nantahala?
There are currently 15 vacation homes in Nantahala to browse and book for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Nantahala?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Nantahala, the most common amenities others search for are houses with Fireplace, Fishing, and Internet.
How many vacation rentals are in Nantahala?
Nantahala has 15 Cabin and House rental on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Nantahala?
Yes, there are 2 vacation homes in Nantahala that allow pets, with an average price of $263 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Nantahala?
If booking a vacation rental in Nantahala, consider that rainy season is usually in March or August, with October often being the driest.
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