5 Best Places to Stay in Murphy, NC

by | Murphy

A visit to the mountains of Western, North Carolina is sometimes the best medicine for a hectic life. A quiet, peaceful pace will do worlds of wonder for your body and mind. A nice hotel, or cozy cabin, in a warm friendly atmosphere can be your home away from home as you enjoy adventures such as white water rafting with Carolina Ocoee or Carolina Outfitters. We have put together 5 of the best places to stay in Murphy, North Carolina which is only 30 minutes from either river. 

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Hotel

Harrahs Cherokee Valley River in Murphy

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Hotel offers spacious rooms with mountain views. It’s the perfect place to stay if you enjoy a casino atmosphere. The casino is only a two hour drive from Atlanta, Georgia & Chattanooga, Tennessee, and about a 30 minute drive from the Ocoee River in Ducktown, Tennessee and the Nantahala River in Bryson City, North Carolina. Convenient dining and beautiful Western North Carolina sunsets in the mountains await you in Murphy, North Carolina at this upscale hotel. Expect fine dining, and exquisite rooms all with a friendly staff to help with any needs that arise.

Stonebrook Lodge


Stonebrook Lodge is a fairly new hotel in Murphy, North Carolina conveniently located near Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala National Forest, and the Cherokee National Forest. It’s a great place to stay if you want to be near the casino, but away from the noise. Just 30 minutes away you can enjoy white water rafting on the Ocoee river in Tennessee or the Nantahala River in North Carolina. Their friendly 24 hour staff are there to help you plan your stay in the mountains. Their rustic lobby with stone accents, fireplace, and cozy seating areas welcomes you to a wonderful stay in their King and Queen rooms. 

Best Western Of Murphy


Best Western Of Murphy is a friendly hotel located near many outdoor attractions. You’ll have easy access to hiking, fishing, mountain biking, Trail of Tears, Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway. This comfortable little hotel offers free wireless Internet, mountain views, and a Grab & Go bag breakfast. Their staff is good-natured and willing to help you with their knowledge of the surrounding area. Be sure to take a trip into historic Murphy and explore the shops and cafes as part of your Great Smoky Mountains vacation.

Hampton Inn Murphy


Hampton Inn is nestled near the Appalachian Mountains in downtown Murphy, North Carolina. They are near Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino, shopping, the scenic Murphy River walk, and hiking trails. White water rafting on the Ocoee River and the Nantahala River are only 30 minutes away. They offer clean affordable rooms with free breakfast, WiFi, and fitness center.

River Cove Cabins


If a secluded cabin in a quiet area is more your style, River Cove Cabins are an excellent place to stay. The cabins are clean and spacious with private outdoor fire pits, and a porch with rocking chairs for enjoying early mornings or late evenings after your adventures in the Nantahala National Forest. They have a game room with a 12 foot Shuffleboard table, 2 Arcade games with various play options including Golden Tea and Defender, Basketball machine, Cornhole, Jumbo Jenga, Connect Four, Ping Pong, Yard Yahtzee and darts–perfect if a rainy day pops up while you’re on vacation. 
Wherever you decide to stay, we at Carolina Outfitters and Carolina Ocoee wish you a wonderful, stress free vacation in our beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina & East Tennessee. Let us be your white water rafting host for the most fun on the Ocoee River and Nantahala River. BOOK NOW!

Margaret Marr, is a local author of paranormal, mystery, and suspense laced with romance. She has written over 15 books available on Amazon. 


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