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Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first KOA we stayed at. It was expensive. $30 + a $10 "resort" fee. We're tent campers, so this was pretty high. What did we get? - a site in front of a cabin - clean bathrooms What was missing? - Wifi signal didn't work, even though we were less than 100 yards from a booster -... More 

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our front desk will be happy to help explain your receipt to you if you call, our resort fee is not $10, so there may have been an error. I am glad you enjoyed our clean, up dated bathrooms and next year we will be adding deluxe tent sites for... More 

Belmont, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this KOA, and it was better than we remembered from over 7 years ago. All campsites look to be concrete paved - a few were asphalt. Very level, easy hookups with convenient and very clean, updated bath houses. Nice indoor pool with hot tub, good fishing and wonderful staff. The cabins are remarkable. (We... More 

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again next year. More 

Blythewood, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A friend recommended this place and we were looking for a place right in the middle of the mountains from 21-23rd October. Yeah, the time when everyone plans a getaway in the Smoky mountains! We were lucky to get few last remaining cottages. The KOA camping ground is a great vibrant community. A weekend getaway to many weeks of vacation... More 

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Thank devesh p
Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you had a great time. Your review was very detailed and great for future guests to learn all about the Cherokee KOA. We hope to see you in the near future. More 

Rockwood, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The location of the campground is just outside of the entrance into the Smokies, and the Welcome Center. We spent a good hour just at the Center before traveling on to Clingem's Dome. Suffice to say, in the three days we overnighted at the campground, each day took us in a different direction. So much to see and do there.... More 

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, I am sure it will help a lot of future guests when having to choose where to stay. We are open year round and hope that you can visit us again some time soon. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My family visits Cherokee quite often due to our tattoo artist being located there. We made a quick last minute trip and picked the koa. Amazing choice. Staff was very friendly. The cabin was so awesome. For lack of better words, it felt magical.

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed in a tent while some other family stayed in a cabin by the river. Both were excellent. The bathrooms were clean and nice, the amenities gave you plenty to do. The cabin by the river was so peaceful! Will definitely be back. Visit Mingo Falls and Soco Falls while you're there. Also, we saw many elk in the... More 

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you got to see some of the beautiful elk. There are more falls that you should try and see on your next stay with us. We are open year round and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our first trip to Koa, and what a wonderful time. It was October so alot of things were closed but we still had a wonderful family vacation. We have already told several other Rv fans that they should deffitly stay here. Bathrooms were clean. Staff was friendly. Great activities for children. We will deffitly be back.

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. October is a great time to visit, the leaves are changing and the weather has been beautiful. We also have two Halloween weekends every year in October. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The location is beautiful as it is in a canyon next to a river outside of the Great Smokey National Park. However, there were many other campgrounds on this same road that may be a better choice. Pros: indoor and outdoor pool, playgrounds, cafe, etc. Cons: dirty, broken-down, terrible bathroom facilities and sites two feet away from neighbors. To explain,... More 

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have three bathroom facilities on our campground. Two have been upgraded within the past two years. Unfortunately, you must have used the bathroom that is on our list to upgrade this year. We have noted your comments and our maintenance staff have gone through each cubicle to repair any immediate problems. I am sorry... More 

Ponce de leon
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a wonderful time in Cherokee and the koa cabin was beautiful will definitely go again . The activities offered were family oriented and the river would lull you to sleep at night. Quite and peaceful absolutely loved it.

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a great time and hopefully you wont leave it so long to visit us again. More 

LaGrange, Georgia
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Went to spend few days for fall weather. Beautiful campsite. Paved sues and streets. Well maintained and patrolled. So quiet, it was wonderful. Great space for families with little children. All pets are on leash. Fishing in the stream We will be going back...

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Cherokee K, Public Relations Manager at Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and all that Cherokee KOA had to offer. We are open year round so you can pick any time of year to come visit us. Make sure to check out our website for any Hot Deals that we may have running at that time. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
What a location! The Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA is bordered on one side by the serene Raven Fork River and on the other side by three tribal trout ponds. It lies just across the road from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. From almost anywhere on the KOA's grounds, take in 360-degree mountain views. The resort campground offers camping cabins, cottages and Deluxe cabins, large RV and tent sites. This KOA is ideal for the biggest group gatherings with year-round indoor and seasonal outdoor pools and hot tubs, food service,an outdoor movie-cinema, a Jumping Pillow and adventure mini golf. Campers enjoy the shuttle to area attractions and events too numerous to count. Check online for special events, theme weekends and seasonal activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

Address: 92 Koa Campground Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-6451
Region: United States > North Carolina > Cherokee
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
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“To clarify this is a campground. For cabins, get one on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles genevieveg456, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are sites along the riverway, but I found the center sites just as nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 421jils, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to Jellystone down the road!”
 of 5 bubbles runnerwitt, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Delux cabin on the river has all the amenities of home. ”
 of 5 bubbles MarcB616, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our deluxe river front cabin was perfect. Great way to rest and relax windows open and sounds of the Raven Fork River rushing. Will definitely put your soul to rest.”
 of 5 bubbles 877charlenek, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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