Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Whittier

The mountains and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Whittier. Well known for its casino gaming, kayaking and boating, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Whittier

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Whittier a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sequoyah National Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Smoky Mountain Country Club (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Cherokee Bear Zoo (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Cherokee Fun Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Whittier

Travelers enjoy Whittier for its mountain views and riverfront. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Whittier is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Poteet Memorial Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Island Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Mingo Falls (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Waterrock Knob (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Clingmans Dome (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)

Transportation options to and around Whittier

Fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), the closest airport, located 43.5 mi (69.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), which is 46.9 mi (75.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Whittier?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,587 holiday lettings near Whittier. From 927 Cabins to 522 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Whittier for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Whittier?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Whittier:

  • Chalet Village: 2,137 holiday homes
  • Twinbrook: 45 holiday homes
  • Bear Lake Reserve: 31 holiday homes
  • Sheepback Mountain Estates: 39 holiday homes
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Whittier?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Whittier. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Smoky Mountain Country Club: 1,177 holiday lettings
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: 7,983 holiday lettings
  • Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center: 1,033 holiday lettings
  • Tom Branch Falls: 2,630 holiday lettings
  • Smokey Mountain Trains Museum: 888 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Whittier listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Whittier?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 927 Cabins in Whittier. Our other popular types of Whittier holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 522 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 927 self catering accommodations
  • Lodges: 21 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Whittier?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 94 holiday homes with pool available in Whittier. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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