Worlds Away From Everyday Noise, Stress, and Obligation

At Fontana Village Resort & Marina, our entire mission is to create an honest Smokies experience for our guests and to ensure that they’ll remember their stay with us for a lifetime. In fact, many of the same guests who stayed with us decades ago as kids, have now returned as parents with their own children, hoping to share with them the same authentic adventures.

Fontana Village is where fun comes with the territory and lasting memories are made generation after generation. We’re nestled in the Nantahala National Forest in the mountains of Western North Carolina, making us a perfect year-round destination.

People have been coming to Fontana Village since 1942 when the Tennessee Valley Authority began construction on the Fontana Dam. The reservoir it created has since been a destination for sports and water enthusiasts. Our surroundings slowly grew to add activities and more fun for all.

What this really means for us is that we are able to provide some of the best cabins and lodging around with plenty of amazing water and family activities while giving you access to more than 238 miles of shoreline and 10,230 acres of water surface for your delight.


Retreat into nature with an honest getaway and diverse accommodations for any taste. Whether you want to curl up by the fire with a good book or have a forest waiting right outside your door, we have the best Great Smoky Mountain lodge, cabins, and campgrounds here for you.


Choose you adventures and set out in the morning sun, on the water, or under a canopy of stars. No matter how you need to step away from the daily grind, Fontana Village is here to help. Enjoy some of the best camping, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, mini golf & pool.


Gather your group for the daily recap and tell tales of disc golf wins, the fun you had on Fontana Lake, and the amazing sights of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Enjoy a great meal in an elegant, relaxing atmosphere at our Mountainview Bistro.


Rent that next adventure or bring your own and tie it does and our full-service marina on Fontana Lake. We’ve got all you need for boating, fishing, back country shuttles, canoeing, kayaking and so much more! The cool water and hungry bass are ready. Are you?

What are you waiting for?