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A Wide Range of Accommodations and Ample Fun at Fontana Village Resort

Fontana Village Resort is a year-round destination in the Nantahala Forest of western North Carolina. You'll be at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which will provide you with breathtaking views. The resort has a marina where you can rent a variety of watercraft to take out on the Appalachian's mountain lakes. At Fontana Village Resort, you'll find a long list of activities the whole family can enjoy, and some amenities that are just for you like the onsite Spa & Fitness Center. Kids will love playing tennis, volleyball, softball, and going on nature hikes. The resort has a range of accommodations to choose from- from Deluxe Lodge Rooms to private cabins to camping and RV sites. Experience a great Smokey Mountain vacation at Fontana Village Resort!

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Explore everything the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. The resort offers guided hikes, lake tours, back country shuttles and summer season lecture series by field experts.
Your family is guaranteed to have a good time during their stay at Fontana Village. The resort has many fun activities just for kids like arts and crafts, relays, narrated nature hikes, and much more. The whole family will love the evening softball games and hot fudge sundaes on the General Store porch. Come have a blast!
Fontana has been a favorite for family reunions from its very beginning. It's central location in the Smokies makes it an easy drive from most locations in the eastern US and a short drive from the Knoxville-Maryville Tennesee Metro Airport (TYS) for guests that are flying in for the reunion. The full menu of outdoor recreation and resort activities provide all the entertainment anyone in the family can imagine.
The resort offers free launching from the Fontana Marina located on the western end of the pristine, 30 mile long Fontana Lake. The Marina rents a full line of watercraft for a day on the water including pontoon and bass boats, kayaks, canoes and jet skis. The shipstore has everything guests will need for a day on the water.
The location of the resort has a long and interesting history. In 1942, construction of the massive Tennessee Valley Authority Fontana Dam began. Fontana Village was originally built as a town for the workers and their families who came from all around the country to work on the project.
Fontana Village is the perfect base camp for outdoor enthusiasts. The resort maintains over 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails that vary in terrain from the casual creek-side hike to some of the most exciting back-country mountain bike trails in the mountains. There are also opportunities for whitewater rafting!
Fontana Village Resort's location at the southwestern entrance into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and bounded by the Nantahala National in the south, makes it the ideal location for nature lovers. Wildlife enthusiasts can explore by foot in the forest, by car on the scenic byways or by boat along the more than 230 miles of shoreline. View the elk in the National Park's Cades Cove or watch in awe as the bald eagles and great blue herons ride the air currents along the shores of Fontana Lake.
Weddings at Fontana Village Resort The resort is an ideal location for both weddings and honeymoons. The assortment of outdoor and indoor ceremony locations along with event catering, activities and lodging fill out the list for the perfect wedding.
Fontana Village has many different cabins to choose from. Where you choose to stay will depend on how many bedrooms you need and where you want to be located. One-bedroom cabins are great for couples who desire more privacy and the four-bedroom Hemlock Cabin is perfect for large families. Every cabin is ready for arrival!
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 199 units
Nearby City
  • Maryville, TN
Nearby Water
  • Fontana Lake & The Little Tennessee River
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Bicycles
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Swimming Pool
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Gambling
  • Hayride
  • Horseshoes
  • Live Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball Court(s)
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Play Ground
  • Bird Watching
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • ATM
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Fitness Programs
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Group Information

Plan your next group event at Fontana Village Resort.

Plan almost any size gathering at the resort- from intimate business retreats to large special interest groups interested in the all the Smokies have to offer.

For more information please call +1 (800) 849 - 2258 or Send Inquiry.



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Food & Beverage Averages

Continental Breakfast $9.95
Breakfast Buffet $15.95
Plated Lunch $16.95
Lunch Buffet $14.95
Plated Dinner $29.95
Dinner Buffet $24.95
Coffee Break $4.95

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Nearest Airports

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) / 28.5 miles
  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) / 70.2 miles
  • Anderson Regional Airport (AND) / 89.2 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Traveler Reviews

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This property is ranked number 10 on Top North Carolina Mountain Cabins. Read about it here.

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