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Balsam overview

Balsam is a relaxing place, distinct for its historical sites and known for its library and shops. You'll enjoy outdoor areas for hiking and running. Learn about local heritage at landmarks, such as Judaculla Rock and Oconaluftee Indian Village. Make sure that you stop by Smoky Mountain Jumphouse and Waterrock Knob while you're here. Balsam is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Balsam

Whether you plan to stay for a night or a week, Balsam offers accommodation to suit your needs. There are 2 hotels in Balsam and you can shop for as many as 104 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 35%. Our room prices start at GBP 33 per night. Below, you'll find the number of hotels for each star rating in Balsam as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 48 4-star hotels from GBP 58 per night
  • • 109 3-star hotels from GBP 51 per night
  • • 41 2-star hotels from GBP 37 per night

How to get to Balsam

Fly in to Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 31.6 mi (50.8 km) from central Balsam. Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) is the next closest major airport, 56.5 mi (91 km) away.

What to see around Balsam

Fun activities like adventures and running are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Oconaluftee Islands Park
  • • Smokemont Riding Stables
  • • Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond
Memorable for its historical sites and these top landmarks:
  • • Judaculla Rock
  • • Oconaluftee Indian Village
  • • Mingus Mill
Its mountain views and hiking trails offer a glimpse of the area's natural beauty. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Waterrock Knob
  • • Soco Falls
  • • Poteet Memorial Park
  • • Cold Mountain
  • • Courthouse Falls
Here are some of the recommended places to see in the surrounding area:
  • • Smoky Mountain Jumphouse (3 mi/4.9 km from the city centre)
  • • Waterrock Knob (3.3 mi/5.3 km from the city centre)
  • • Wheels Through Time Museum (6.1 mi/9.8 km from the city centre)
  • • Stompin' Ground (6.1 mi/9.9 km from the city centre)
  • • Soco Falls (6.1 mi/9.9 km from the city centre)

When to visit Balsam

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • • January-March: 17°F day, -3°F night
  • • April-June: 29°F day, 4°F night
  • • July-September: 29°F day, 10°F night
  • • October-December: 22°F day, -3°F night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • • January-March: 286 inches
  • • April-June: 296 inches
  • • July-September: 318 inches
  • • October-December: 258 inches