Bryson City, NC

Bryson City

With the motto: Have a big vacation in a small town, Bryson City is a peaceful mountain town bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with unique shops, galleries, lodging and restaurants. Bryson City was named on of the “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016” by the Smithsonian.

Bryson City feels like a place in a pleasant state of perpetual motion. The town is the hub of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, which offers a range of regular runs on the rails, along with the stellar Smoky Mountain Trains Museum. It’s also a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and home to the nearby Nantahala Outdoor Center, a world-renowned base for white-water rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking.

And then there’s the eminently walkable downtown, which is replete with options for day and nighttime fun on foot. In a couple hours of strolling, you can take in the Swain County Heritage Museum (a treasure trove of mountain history), the town’s Island Park (a shaded retreat tucked, like Bryson City itself, on the shores of the Tuckasegee River), and dozens of shops, bakeries, cafés, and art galleries. After dark, don’t miss the string of restaurants and bars along Depot Street, from Nantahala Brewing’s tap room, featuring local beer and live local music.

See What Our Visitors Think...

I am a local to the small town next to the village and my family and I always stay at least once a year! The staff is so amazing and sweet and our cabin is always so clean and nice. I see a lot of reviews about only the main lodge having WiFi and that's true but staying out here in the moutains is all about our beautiful views which you will always find at the village. We love the Nantahala Village and will continue to stay each year.

-Cassidy O.

Absolutely beautiful cabin, beautiful scenery, and friendly staff!

-Brandi L.


Beautiful cabins surrounded by majestic scenery. One of my favorite mountain destinations!

-Jackie S.

We just finished our wedding vacation at the Nantahala Village!! I would like everyone to know if you are looking for a first class event or just a beautiful get away this is the place!!! Constantine is a wonderful owner that attends to every little detail to make your stay a memorable one!!!

-James P.

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9400 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713

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