Destination guide

Explore the majestic setting in Sylva

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Sylva. This welcoming city is known for its mountain views, university setting and restaurants. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Sylva

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Sylva a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Sequoyah National Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Smoky Mountain Country Club (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Cherokee Bear Zoo (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Cherokee Fun Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Sylva

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Sylva is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Poteet Memorial Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Waterrock Knob (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Oconaluftee Islands Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Mingo Falls (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Island Park (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Ralph J. Andrews County Park (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Sylva

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 38.9 mi (62.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), which is 52.3 mi (84.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Sylva?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,354 holiday rentals near Sylva. From 692 Cabins to 692 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sylva for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Smoky Mountain Village: 338 holiday homes
  • Sherwood Forest: 61 holiday homes
  • Chalet Village: 2,142 holiday homes
  • Mirror Lake: 205 holiday homes
  • Valley Creek Run: 84 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Southwestern Community College: 1,784 holiday rentals
  • Waterrock Knob: 1,230 holiday rentals
  • Country Side Bowling Lanes: 1,543 holiday rentals
  • Poteet Memorial Park: 1,571 holiday rentals
  • Harris Regional Hospital: 1,513 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sylva 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 Sylva?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 692 Cabins in Sylva. Our other popular types of Sylva holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 692 holiday houses
  • Houses: 527 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 692 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sylva?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 120 holiday homes with pool available in Sylva. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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