Hotels in Balsam, North Carolina

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Balsam overview

If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than Balsam. There's a nice selection of restaurants to enjoy during your stay. Though there might not be many well-known attractions to visit in Balsam, you don't need to go far to find places to visit like Smoky Mountain Jumphouse and Waterrock Knob. You won't want to miss sights in the surrounding area like Wheels Through Time Museum and Stompin' Ground.

Where to stay in Balsam

Whether you plan to stay for a night or a week, Balsam has the right accommodation for you. You can shop as many as 102 deals for Balsam accommodations on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 35%. Our room prices start at 47 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Balsam as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 29 4-star hotels from 99 USD per night
  • • 70 3-star hotels from 80 USD per night
  • • 41 2-star hotels from 64 USD per night

How to get to Balsam

Fly in to Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 31.6 mi (50.8 km) from downtown Balsam. Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) is the next closest major airport, 56.5 mi (91 km) away.

What to see around Balsam

Fun activities like adventure tours and running are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Oconaluftee Islands Park
  • • Smokemont Riding Stables
  • • Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond
Memorable for its historical sites and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Judaculla Rock
  • • Oconaluftee Indian Village
  • • Mingus Mill
Its mountain views and hiking trails offer a glimpse of the natural beauty, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Waterrock Knob
  • • Soco Falls
  • • Poteet Memorial Park
  • • Cold Mountain
  • • Courthouse Falls
Here are some recommended places to see in the surrounding area:
  • • Smoky Mountain Jumphouse (3 mi/4.9 km from the city center)
  • • Waterrock Knob (3.3 mi/5.3 km from the city center)
  • • Wheels Through Time Museum (6.1 mi/9.8 km from the city center)
  • • Stompin' Ground (6.1 mi/9.9 km from the city center)
  • • Soco Falls (6.1 mi/9.9 km from the city center)

When to visit Balsam

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 63°F day, 26°F night
  • • April-June: 84°F day, 39°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 50°F night
  • • October-December: 72°F day, 27°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.38 inches
  • • April-June: 11.65 inches
  • • July-September: 12.52 inches
  • • October-December: 10.16 inches