Hotels in Balsam, North Carolina

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Balsam overview

Balsam is a budget-friendly place distinct for its natural features and known for its historical sites and casinos. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for biking and hiking. Families can spend some quality time at Fantasy Golf & Game Room and Ghost Town in the Sky. Be sure stop by Smoky Mountain Jumphouse and Waterrock Knob while you're here. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, Balsam is for you.

Where to stay in Balsam

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, Balsam is the place to go. There are 94 hotels in the Balsam area and you can shop as many as 22 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 40%.
  • • 40 2-star hotels with an average price of $55 per night
  • • 34 3-star hotels with an average price of $72 per night
  • • 14 4-star hotels with an average price of $89 per night

Here's the top hotel based on 9591 user reviews of Balsam hotels: Balsam Mountain Inn

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

Outdoorsy fun is on hand such as biking, camping, and running, along with attractions such as:
  • • Fantasy Golf & Game Room
  • • Oconaluftee Islands Park
  • • Smokemont Riding Stables
  • • Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Ghost Town in the Sky
  • • Waynesville Recreation Center
  • • Queen's Farm Stables
  • • Santa's Land Family Theme Park and Zoo
  • • Cherokee Bear Zoo
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
  • • Judaculla Rock
  • • Cold Mountain
Here are some favorite choices:
  • • Smoky Mountain Jumphouse
  • • Wheels Through Time Museum
  • • Stompin' Ground
  • • Maggie Valley Opry House
  • • Maggie Valley Gem Mine

When to visit Balsam

Curious about when's the best time 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: 11.3 inches
  • • April-June: 11.7 inches
  • • July-September: 12.5 inches
  • • October-December: 10.2 inches