Get off the Beaten Track and Enjoy a Family Getaway to North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains

Warm breezes and blooming nature are waiting for tourists in the western North Carolina. With colorful flowers, verdant hiking trails and town festivals, spring is the perfect time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. This charming area of North Carolina features quaint villages, scenic waterfalls and breathtaking mountain views.

One of the best ways to unwind and get close to nature is by staying at a Smokies vacation rental. Privately owned cabins in this area offer seclusion, comfort and luxurious amenities at much lower rates than big hotel chains. Many affordable deals can be found on, an online global directory of vacation rentals. This spring offers great deals on Maggie Valley cabins, Cashiers rentals and Franklin vacation rentals among others. 

Located in the heart of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is a lovely two-bedroom cottage. It is currently available for four people for only $90 USD per night. Situated in the quiet wooded area, the cottage offers a stone fireplace for long winter evenings, a DVD player and a fully-equipped kitchen. It is only steps away from such great attractions as The Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park, Biltmore House and Cataloochee ski resort. Pictures and a full description can be found on: .  More offers on Maggie Valley lodgings are available on

Another lakefront two-bedroom Cashiers house is available on for only $168 USD. Facing scenic Glenville Lake, this cozy vacation rental sleeps up to six guests and offers a full kitchen, barbecue, children’s swing set and a lake-view private deck.  There are numerous hiking trails, rock climbing sites and horseback riding available in the neighborhood. More details can be found here: . lists more reasonably priced Cashiers lodgings along with prices, descriptions and pictures.

Those heading to Franklin, North Carolina should consider booking a two-bedroom Backcountry Getaway. This gorgeous vacation house is located six miles south of Franklin and offers a fully equipped kitchen, two newly-renovated bathrooms and a screened-in porch, perfect to gaze at the mountains and watch wildlife. It sleeps up to seven guests for only $125 USD per night. Other amenities include a gas grill, stone fireplace and a garage. Rafting, hunting, horseback riding and many other activities can be found nearby. Those interested in pictures and a full list of amenities can log on to: . More affordable deals on Franklin cabin rentals can be found on

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