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Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went camping this past weekend everyone was great, quiet time of year not crowded at all wonderful weather!! Everyone working so hard Donnie super nice guy and I think Anthony is his name, everyone working away!! ONE REQUEST per my 5 year old daughter !!!! Please add swings to the play ground !!! And that's a SUPER PLEASE !!! We...

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We had two cabins booked but the one had a horrible odor after they filled up the propane tanks and we were told to just open up the windows for a day or so (in 30 degree weather with two small children). We squeezed into one cabin they at least did a refund, but still not for the total price....

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Thank Brad B
Reviewed December 25, 2016

I highly ecommend this serene location to anyone for any reason, any time of the year. Especially during off season, the mountains are quite enticing! se·rene [səˈrēn] Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil! en·tic·ing1 [enˈtīsiNG] attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage!

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Thank Lucy A
United States
Reviewed November 17, 2016

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 -...

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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...

Belmont, North Carolina
Reviewed November 14, 2016

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...

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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.

Blythewood, South Carolina
Reviewed October 25, 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...

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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 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.

Rockwood, Tennessee
Reviewed October 21, 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....

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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.

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed October 18, 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.

Reviewed October 17, 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...

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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.

Reviewed October 16, 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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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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
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Cherokee / Great Smokies Koa Hotel Cherokee
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“Unless you have kids from ages 4-8 get a nice Hotel room for same price. Playground and bike riding might be worth it in warmer weather.”
 of 5 bubbles bradb187, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“To clarify this is a campground. For cabins, get one on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles genevieveg456, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“There are sites along the riverway, but I found the center sites just as nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 421jils, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Go to Jellystone down the road!”
 of 5 bubbles runnerwitt, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Delux cabin on the river has all the amenities of home. ”
 of 5 bubbles MarcB616, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
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