Hotels in Fontana Dam, North Carolina

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Fontana Dam overview

Fontana Dam is a relaxing place surrounded by picturesque views of mountains and rivers. You'll enjoy Fontana Dam's scenic landscape and marina. Spend a relaxing day at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Cades Cove when the weather is nice. There's plenty to explore, including local sights like Santeetlah Lake and Junaluska Museum. A family-friendly area, Fontana Dam also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Fontana Dam

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Fontana Dam has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Fontana Dam with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Fontana Dam hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Fontana Dam hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Fontana Dam

Fly in to Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), 27.4 mi (44.2 km) from downtown Fontana Dam. Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) is the next closest major airport, 71.8 mi (115.5 km) away.

What to see around Fontana Dam

Its mountain views, riverfront, and hiking trails are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Santeetlah Lake
  • • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
  • • Cades Cove
  • • Tuckaleechee Caverns
  • • Spruce Flats Falls
Here are some top sights to see:
  • • Junaluska Museum
  • • Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
  • • Cades Cove Visitor Center
  • • Bryson City Gem Mine
  • • Upper Tremont Road

When to visit Fontana Dam

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 65°F day, 25°F night
  • April-June: 85°F day, 37°F night
  • July-September: 86°F day, 48°F night
  • October-December: 76°F day, 26°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 17.28 inches
  • April-June: 15.75 inches
  • July-September: 15.35 inches
  • October-December: 14.92 inches