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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're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Balsam has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Balsam with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Balsam hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Balsam hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

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 favourite choices:
  • • Smoky Mountain Jumphouse
  • • Wheels Through Time Museum
  • • Stompin' Ground
  • • Maggie Valley Opry House
  • • Fantasy Golf & Game Room

When to visit Balsam

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 17°C day, -3°C night
  • April-June: 29°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 22°C day, -3°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 289 cm
  • April-June: 296 cm
  • July-September: 318 cm
  • October-December: 258 cm
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