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Almond is a peaceful, secluded village located on the banks of the Nantahala River in Graham County, North Carolina. Graham County is 80% national forest land, with The Nantahala National Forest spreading out over 527 thousand acres. Lush green forest, mountains with cascading waterfalls and numerous creeks and rivers make up this beautiful, natural region. Nearly 600 miles of roads and trails wind through the Nantahala Forest, including parts of the Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail, making it a hiker's paradise. Just a few of the other recreational activities available near the town of Almond include swimming in mountain lakes, fishing in crystal clear streams, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, whitewater rafting on the Nantahala Gorge and golfing amid gorgeous mountain views. Nearby are the towns of Banner Elk and Boone, which have four ski resorts for exciting wintertime fun. Almond is conveniently located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation & Casino, craft shops, flea markets, country auctions and more. All that you need for a relaxing, fun-filled mountain vacation can be found in or around Almond, North Carolina.

Surrounding areas: Alarka, North Carolina (6.8 mi), Stecoah, North Carolina (7.1 mi), Bryson City, North Carolina (7.9 mi), Nantahala, North Carolina (8.0 mi), Topton, North Carolina (11.5 mi), Aquone, North Carolina (11.8 mi), Whittier, North Carolina (12.4 mi)

Almond Vacation Rentals

Almond Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Charleston Inn208 Arlington AveBryson City, NC7.5 mi.(828) 488-4644
Nantahala Village Mountain Resort9400 Hwy 19 WestBryson City, NC7.9 mi.(828) 488-2826
Sleep Inn500 SPG StBryson City, NC7.9 mi.(828) 488-0326
Ela Motor Court5280 Ela RdBryson City, NC11.6 mi.(828) 488-2284
Lloyd's On The River5370 Ela RdBryson City, NC11.7 mi.(828) 488-3767
Microtel Inn & Suites Robbinsville107 Rodney Orr By-PassRobbinsville, NC14.0 mi.(828) 479-6772
San-ran MotelRobbinsville, NC14.0 mi.(828) 479-3256
Comfort Suites35 Hwy 441 NorthCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-3500
Days Inn Smokey Mountain Inn660 Painttown RdCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-2300
Econo LodgeUs Hwy 19Cherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-4575
Fairfield Inn & Suite - Cherokee568 Painttown RdCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-0400
Hampton Inn185 Tsalagi RdCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-3115
Holiday Inn CherokeeHwy 19 WCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-9181
Holiday Inn Expres Hotel & Suites376 Paint Town RdCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-3113
Holiday InnHwy 19 SCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-9181
Microtel Inn & Suites674 Casino TrlCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-7800
Quality Inn-cherokeeUS 441 N BypCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-4702
Ramada Limited196 Painttown RdCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-4231
Sleep InnHwy 441 Pob 1956Cherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-4730
TravelodgeAcquoni RdCherokee, NC15.8 mi.(828) 497-2226
Snow Hill Inn531 Snow HL RdFranklin, NC16.6 mi.(828) 369-2100
Days Inn1320 E Main StFranklin, NC16.7 mi.(828) 524-6491
Baymont Inn-Cherokee/Smoky MTNS1455 Acquoni RdCherokee, NC16.8 mi.(828) 497-2102
Best Western Great Smokies Inn1636 Acquoni RdCherokee, NC16.8 mi.(828) 497-2020
Hampton Inn244 Cunningham RdFranklin, NC17.4 mi.(828) 369-0600
Microtel Inn & Suites81 Allman DrFranklin, NC17.4 mi.(828) 349-9000
Best Western River Escape Inn And Suites248 Wbi DrDillsboro, NC17.6 mi.(828) 586-6060
Mountain Creek Cottages162 Dicks CRK RdDillsboro, NC17.6 mi.(704) 586-6042
Andrews Valley InnBeavercreek RdAndrews, NC18.7 mi.(888) 777-7901
Comfort InnHwy 23/74Sylva, NC19.1 mi.(828) 586-3315
University Inn563 N Country CLB DrCullowhee, NC22.3 mi.(828) 293-5442
Shoney's Inn & Suites515 Airport RdGatlinburg, TN23.3 mi.(865) 436-5883
Gazebo Inn417 Airport RdGatlinburg, TN23.4 mi.(865) 436-2222
Jack Huff's Motor Lodge204 Cherokee Orchard RdGatlinburg, TN23.4 mi.(865) 436-5171
Park Vista Resort Hotel705 Cherokee Orchard RdGatlinburg, TN23.4 mi.(865) 436-9211
Quality Inn Creekside125 Leconte Creek DrGatlinburg, TN23.5 mi.(865) 436-4865
Microtel211 Airport RdGatlinburg, TN23.6 mi.(865) 436-0107
Comfort Inn Parkside7824 E Lamar Alexander PkwyTownsend, TN23.6 mi.(865) 448-9000
Hampton Inn7829 E Lamar Alexander PkwyTownsend, TN23.6 mi.(865) 448-9000
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites135 Reagan DrGatlinburg, TN23.7 mi.(865) 436-7991
Bed & Breakfast
Freeze House Bed And Breakfast71 Sylvan HeightsSylva, NC19.1 mi.(828) 586-8161

Almond Weather & Climate

The Mountains of North Carolina range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Snow may fall in March, but by May, things warm up with daytime highs in the 80s. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common in the summertime. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur in the mountains. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 24°F 5.39 in. -
February 52°F 25°F 4.89 in. -
March 60°F 32°F 5.76 in. -
April 68°F 38°F 4.09 in. -
May 75°F 49°F 4.90 in. -
June 81°F 57°F 4.49 in. -
July 84°F 61°F 4.09 in. -
August 83°F 61°F 4.48 in. -
September 77°F 55°F 3.94 in. -
October 69°F 41°F 3.29 in. -
November 59°F 32°F 4.58 in. -
December 50°F 26°F 4.57 in. -

Almond Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport (GKT) located about 33 miles north of Almond in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located approximately 38 miles northwest of Almond in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Moore Murrell airport (MOR) located roughly 56 miles north of Almond in Morristown, Tennessee, the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located around 57 miles east of Almond in Asheville, North Carolina, and finally the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located about 70 miles northeast of Almond in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Almond Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC15.8 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC15.8 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC28.2 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN28.9 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN28.9 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN34.4 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA86.5 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA112.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Smoky Mountain Country ClubWhittierNC12.3 mi.
Franklin Golf CourseFranklinNC16.6 mi.
Mill Creek Country ClubFranklinNC16.6 mi.
Laurel Valley Country ClubTownsendTN23.7 mi.
Chatuge Shores Golf CourseHayesvilleNC26.5 mi.
Mountain Harbour Golf & Yacht ClubHayesvilleNC26.5 mi.
Gatlinburg Municipal Golf CoursePigeon ForgeTN29.3 mi.
Highlands CoveHighlandsNC29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC28.2 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC28.4 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC65.2 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC109.6 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC109.6 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC111.2 mi.
State Parks
Chatuge State ParkGA31.5 mi. 
Black Rock Mountain State ParkGA33.6 mi. 
Moccasin Creek State ParkGA36.6 mi. 
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN41.0 mi.(History)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN45.5 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN45.5 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN45.5 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN45.5 mi.(History)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN48.5 mi.(History)
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC59.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
American Museum of Science and EnergyOak RidgeTN59.4 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN45.5 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC59.1 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC75.2 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN101.0 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN101.0 mi.

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