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Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first time at this KOA. Our deluxe cabin on the river exceeded our expectations. It's was very clean, perfectly appointed with towels, linens, dish soap, hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, Keurig machine with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, paper products, and hair dryer Donnie, Monica, Dave, and ALL the staff were very pleasant, helpful, and genuinely friendly....

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

KOA really sucks. Like 95% of the staff is rude as heck. The bathrooms are always dirty. The location is great. Other than that the place is horrible. I definitely won't be back. The big boss is rude.

3Thank mariaaasan
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via 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...

Thank 143camp
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were greeted politely upon arrival, but that will change completely if you complain about anything. We camped in a tent, and the picnic table was so decrepit, with flaking paint, and so dirty, we bought a table cloth in the store before we could use it. They did not even rake the campsite, so we had to remove sticks...

Thank Breton2015
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 January 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....

Thank Brad B
Reviewed 25 December 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!

Thank Lucy A
United States
Reviewed 17 November 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 -...

Thank liz628
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 15 November 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...

Thank Genevieve G
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 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...

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.

Rockwood, Tennessee
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....

Thank Jil S
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.

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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 > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Cherokee / Great Smokies Koa Hotel Cherokee
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“Free wifi, BUT VERY SPOTTY. Don't expect internet...”
rickm613, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Towards the front of the campground”
Waltonp, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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.”
bradb187, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“To clarify this is a campground. For cabins, get one on the river.”
genevieveg456, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are sites along the riverway, but I found the center sites just as nice.”
421jils, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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