Vacation rentals in Fontana Lake

Vacation rentals in Fontana Lake

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Vacation Rentals in Fontana Lake

Vacation rental for 2 people in Fontana Lake
Vacation rental for 2 people
1 bedroom
4.7
(20 reviews)
from $75 / night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace and hot tub in Fontana Lake
Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace and hot tub
1 bedroom
4.8
(27 reviews)
from $111 / night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace and view in Fontana Lake
Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace and view
1 bedroom
4.8
(20 reviews)
from $140 / night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and view, kid friendly in Fontana Lake
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and view, kid friendly
1 bedroom
4.7
(319 reviews)
from $172 / nightFREE cancellation

Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Vacation rental for 8 people, with yard, with pets in Fontana Lake
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 8 people, with yard, with pets
3 bedrooms
4.9
(22 reviews)
from $184 / night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and yard, kid friendly in Fontana Lake
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub and yard, kid friendly
1 bedroom
4.8
(57 reviews)
from $120 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 5 people, with balcony, with pets in Fontana Lake
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 5 people, with balcony, with pets
2 bedrooms
4.9
(23 reviews)
from $105 / night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard, with pets in Fontana Lake
Pet allowed
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard, with pets
2 bedrooms
4.9
(29 reviews)
from $102 / night

Vacation Rentals with Pool

Hotel for 4 people, with pool in Fontana Lake
Pool
Hotel for 4 people, with pool
1 bedroom
4.5
(1335 reviews)
from $94 / night
Vacation rental for 8 people, with pool and sauna as well as balcony and hot tub, with pets in Fontana Lake
Pool
Vacation rental for 8 people, with pool and sauna as well as balcony and hot tub, with pets
3 bedrooms
4.8
(97 reviews)
from $172 / night
Hotel for 4 people, with view and pool as well as yard in Fontana Lake
Pool
Hotel for 4 people, with view and pool as well as yard
1 bedroom
4.0
(365 reviews)
from $48 / night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with balcony and pool in Fontana Lake
Pool
Vacation rental for 4 people, with balcony and pool
1 bedroom
from $124 / night

Vacation Rentals with Internet

Vacation rental for 2 people, with hot tub and terrace in Fontana Lake
Internet
Vacation rental for 2 people, with hot tub and terrace
1 bedroom
4.9
(26 reviews)
from $124 / night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and view in Fontana Lake
Internet
Vacation rental for 4 people, with yard and view
1 bedroom
4.8
(38 reviews)
from $171 / night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub in Fontana Lake
Internet
Vacation rental for 4 people, with hot tub
2 bedrooms
from $158 / nightFREE cancellation
Vacation rental for 4 people in Fontana Lake
Internet
Vacation rental for 4 people
2 bedrooms
4.5
(22 reviews)
from $150 / night

Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning

Vacation rental for 6 people, with terrace and hot tub, kid friendly in Fontana Lake
Air conditioning
Vacation rental for 6 people, with terrace and hot tub, kid friendly
2 bedrooms
4.0
(17 reviews)
from $178 / night
Vacation rental for 8 people, with lake view and yard in Fontana Lake
Air conditioning
Vacation rental for 8 people, with lake view and yard
3 bedrooms
4.6
(12 reviews)
from $181 / night
Hotel for 4 people in Fontana Lake
Air conditioning
Hotel for 4 people
1 bedroom
4.4
(688 reviews)
from $70 / night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with hot tub in Fontana Lake
Air conditioning
Vacation rental for 6 people, with hot tub
3 bedrooms
5.0
from $202 / night

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Highlights Fontana Lake

  • Fishing
  • Zip-line
  • Horseback tours
  • Lake activities
  • Water sports

Best vacation rentals in Fontana Lake

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Almond, Fontana Lake
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
5.0
(4 reviews)
Free Activities Included Every Day! To enhance your vacation experience, free admissions are included every day of your stay to some of the most popular attractions the area has to offer such as the Biltmore, Smoky Mountain Railroad, white water rafting, jeep excursions, and more! Daily value of $250.This 3 bedroom (plus a recreation loft space) 3.5 bath home has a huge lot and amazing view of the Nantahala National Forest. Large rooms and open spaces galore make this a great vacation home for families. Located in the popular Fontana View community, you are only minutes to all the area attr...
from $308 / night
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Bryson City, Fontana Lake
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
3.7
(20 reviews)
This picturesque mountain cabin is nestled high up on a mountain surrounded by 5 acres of property and stunning mountain views. Even though the cabin is up on a mountain it is still easily accessible and close to many popular local attractions. This home is highlighted by large windows throughout that look out over the beautiful smoky mountains. The large deck is a great place to take in the views either from the sitting chairs or from the hot tub. This mountain cabin has it all and is a great choice for your Great Smokies vacation. This Bryson City Cabin Rental is sure to be one of the hig...
from $137 / night
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Fontana Lake, Swain County
Vacation Rental • 775 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
4.8
(23 reviews)
Start your day sipping coffee on the covered porch and looking for wildlife in the woods; end your day soaking your muscles in the private hot tub after a long hike at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Every day can be an idyllic, nature-filled adventure when you book this 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental cabin. Take advantage of the fire pit for all your s'more-making needs! And don't forget to prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen or sample the local restaurants of Bryson City.-- THE PROPERTY --Forest Views | Fire Pit | Pet Friendly w/ FeeYou've found your personal slice of Smo...
from $129 / night

Most popular in Fontana Lake

Pool 18
Internet 345
Pets allowed 180
Balcony/Terrace 113
TV 400
Air conditioning 376

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Vacation rental prices Fontana Lake

$279for 8 Oct - 15 Oct
$245 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Fontana Lake

5%for 8 Oct - 15 Oct
68% annual average
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Vacation rentals in Fontana Lake

A peaceful North Carolina lakeside destination

Set in Graham and Swain counties in North Carolina along the Little Tennessee River, Fontana Lake is a man-made reservoir formed by the Fontana Dam. During the spring, summer, and fall months, the lake is popular among nature lovers, hikers, fishermen, and boating enthusiasts. It’s the perfect spot for a fun family summer vacation, a romantic couple's getaway, or a friends’ trip in nature! With an abundance of activities on offer, Fontana Lake is a spectacular destination for all types of travelers.

Finding your perfect lakeside vacation rentals

Unwind close to nature at a vacation rental in Fontana Lake. Stay in a leafy forest, surrounded by trees and spectacular lake views. Rentals around Fontana Lake come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and price points, with something suitable for every type of traveler. Big groups and families can opt for oversized rentals, which come with plenty of bedrooms for everyone and a fully equipped kitchen. Couples can opt for cozy rentals with a jacuzzi to warm up during the cooler months. Rentals around the lake are typically equipped with modern amenities, like high-speed internet, heating and cooling systems, and functional kitchens. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Fontana Lake

The area and getting around

Arriving in Fontana Lake

If you’ll be arriving to the lake by plane, the closet airport is McGhee Tyson Airport, which is 27 miles away. Asheville is home to the next nearest airport at 72 miles away. The closest town to the lake is Bryson City, which is home to a fantastic downtown with several restaurants and stores. You can rent a car at either of the airports or in Bryson City.

Getting around Fontana Lake

Having a car during your stay at Fontana Lake is absolutely necessary. Many of the points of interest are spread far apart and are not within walking distance to each other. It’s best to bring everything you’ll need throughout your lake stay before you arrive at your rental. You can buy groceries from nearby small-town Bryson City. The closest nearby city is Asheville which is around an hour drive away.

Travelers and activities

Fontana Lake for fishing enthusiasts

Fontana Lake is the perfect destination for fishing enthusiasts with a variety of options in and near the lake area. If you’re a fan of fly-fishing, head over to Hazel Creek which is a popular backcountry fly-fishing destination. The creek is known for its abundance of native southern Appalachian brook trout, wild rainbow trout, and brown trout. Fontana Lake is also popular for its abundance of bass, muskie, steel head, carp, catfish, crappie, and more! You can either do a fishing charter, or fish from the shores of the lake. Bait, tackle, and equipment are available at a variety of shops near the lake.

Fontana Lake for families

Families of all ages will find a plethora of fun activity options around the lake. One of the best ways to explore the lake area is on horseback. There are several stables in the area offering guided trail rides and horseback riding trips. Ziplining is another fantastic, family-friendly activity to be enjoyed in the wooded areas near the lake. Numerous outdoor centers and tour companies just a stone’s throw from the lake have zipline canopy tours. Head to Nantahala Outdoor Center to try their zipline. They also offer rafting tours.

The Fontana Dam was initially made in 1944 to generate power during World War II.

Top 5 travel tips in Fontana Lake

1. Swim in the lake

If you’ll be visiting the lake during the summer months then swimming will probably be at the top of your list of priorities! The lake is perfectly safe for swimming. Head to the “finger lakes” section of the lake where there is a beach area. If you have children, bring along any tubes, flotation devices, or swim gear you might want. Swim around the calm lake waters for hours to cool off from the strong sunny rays!

2. Hike

If you love exploring natural landscapes on foot, then you’ll find no shortage of walking and hiking paths around Fontana Lake. There are several nearby access points to the Appalachian Trail where you can enjoy a variety of hikes. Head to Hazel Creek Trail for an intermediate hike through wooded forests along a creek. Try 67 Loop via Goldmine Loop Trail for another all-levels, scenic hike. For nice, flat walking paths, head to Fontana Dam Shelter where you’ll find plenty of even-keel, yet beautiful walking options.

3. Get out on the water

The calm, glassy waters of Fontana Lake are perfect for exploring on kayak, canoes, or paddleboards. Numerous water sports rental companies rent equipment around the lake. You can even opt for an inflatable kayak or rent tubes to float around in. Spend the day paddling, floating, or boating around the peaceful lake.

4. Visit the Fontana Dam and Visitor's Center

While at Fontana Lake, be sure to visit the dam. It’s the tallest dam east of the Rocky Mountains standing at 480 feet tall! There are vista points at both the top and bottom of the dam which offer stunning views of the surrounding area. Stop here to soak in the gorgeous views and to learn about things to do in the nearby area at the visitor's center.

5. Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Just a stone’s throw away from Fontana Lake is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a scenic drive around the picturesque park and enjoy the steadily changing vistas and stop-off view points. Or take a hike on one of the park's many hiking trails.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Fontana Lake

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in Fontana Lake?

Last year, rentals in Fontana Lake had an annual average price of around $304 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Fontana Lake?

If it is your aim to save the maximum during your vacation to Fontana Lake, travel in April ($280 per night on average), May ($283), or June ($284), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Fontana Lake go up the most?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Fontana Lake, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, December, January and November, with average prices per night of $330, $329, and $321, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Fontana Lake?

It is recommended that you book your stay well in advance when visiting Fontana Lake, as only 18% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Fontana Lake were September, August and January, with average availabilities of 39%, 39%, and 38%, respectively.

Are there many rentals in Fontana Lake?

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