Harrah’s Cherokee – North Carolina

Property Overview

Harrah's Cherokee North CarolinaOur 21-story luxury hotel is highlighted by the beautiful mountain setting of western North Carolina. The grand lobby of marble floors and earth colors provide a lodge-like feel in a very warm and comfortable setting. Our hotel provides four-star lodging and creates a luxurious experience with 1,108 spacious rooms that include amenities like large baths, upscale furniture, fixtures and special amenities such as hair dryers, coffee makers and 42-inch HD plasma TVs. For an even more luxurious experience there are eight suites in the Mountain Tower, 21 suites in the Soco Tower and 78 suites in Creek Tower. Our hotel includes a covered garage, arcade, indoor pool and workout room, as well as a 15,000-square-foot conference center and is home to several of our restaurants.

Our PetStay Luxury room offers all the benefits of our Luxury room with an added bonus – bring up to 2 of your canine companions! And for your dog’s enjoyment we provide a special welcome amenity! PetStay rooms are an additional $40/night (included in booking price unless complimentary. *Complimentary rooms are still subject to the $40 charge). Guests traveling with dog(s) will be asked to complete a waiver accepting responsibility for any damage and/or cleaning charges possibly incurred. Up to 2 dogs per room permitted – weight limit of 50 lbs/dog. Dogs must be kept in crates. Animal crates can be rented for $20 or provide your own.

Check-in/Checkout Kiosks are now available in the hotel. They are located on the 2nd floor Creek Tower, near the Callaway golf shop, directly at the end of the breezeway from the Hotel Parking Deck. For faster service with check-in and check-out give the new kiosks a try!


Harrah's Cherokee North CarolinaDon’t miss the action and excitement at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel! We now feature live table games like Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and more of your favorites! Digital Blackjack and Baccarito are still a hit and we’ve got the latest games and slots right here!

ATM machines have been taken off of the casino floor. Please use our NRT machines (that are used for cashing in machine tickets) for ATM transactions. ATM’s will remain in the hotel.

Take part in the fun with a fast-paced game of 21. Also known as blackjack, this very popular game is known worldwide! The object is to get as close to 21 as possible while having your hand closer to 21 than the dealer’s. Everyone in blackjack plays against the dealer. While blackjack is basically a simple game, its strategy can be complex and often reflects each person’s personality. Hit or stay, it’s up to you!

“Boxcars”, “center field” and “shooting from the don’t.” Craps is a game so dynamic it has a language all its own. It’s a wildly popular and extremely gregarious game, but a first-time visit to a craps table can be a daunting experience. However, after a brief overview of the rules, and five minutes at a table, even novice players begin to appreciate the excitement of the craps tables.

Roulette is perhaps the most popular game played worldwide. It is played in every major casino and is the primary game played in Europe. The game consists of a wheel marked with numbers 1 through 36 and American Roulette has a 0 and 00. The numbered portion of the layout is called the inside. Additional bets can be made outside the numbers and this area is called the outside. In this area you can also bet just black or red numbers.

Let It Ride
That’s right! Make your bets, and if you’ve got a good hand, just Let It Ride. You don’t play against other players. You don’t even compete against the dealer. Hit a winning hand and you could go home with a fabulous bundle of cash! Let It Ride is a popular spin-off of Five Card Stud Poker. In this game the player is dealt three cards and uses the dealer’s two cards as a community hand.

3 Card Poker
Three Card Poker is a variation of poker just like Double Down Stud and Let It Ride. With the exception of two pair, this game uses the traditional poker rankings with a couple of exceptions. You only need three consecutive cards to make a straight and only three of one suit to make a flush. In this game a straight is higher than a flush. The payoffs are determined by the pay schedule printed on the table layout.

Some players like the feel of the traditional one-armed-bandits, but some players like to go high-tech. That’s why at Harrah’s Cherokee, we have both. Of course we have the old favorites, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a bigger, better selection of video gaming! Choose from electrifying action with Wild Cherry, Sizzlin’ 7s, Double Diamonds and more!

Video Poker
Step up to your own private table and order up a royal flush. With video poker, it’s just you and the machine, so you can go at your own pace. And with multiple denominations, there’s sure to be one that fits your style. We offer over 850 poker-based games, including Double Double Bonus, Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Bonus Draw, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, and many others, with demoninations ranging from $.05 to $100.00. We also feature our ever popular Pot O’ Gold games. Pot O’ Gold games include Black Gold, Eight Ball Poker, Shamrock 7’s, Triple Sevens and more.

Casino Credit
Casino credit gives you the ability to obtain funds from your checking account while at a gaming table or at the cage for slot use. Our minimum credit line is $5,000. If you need a lower credit line, we have credit card advance and check cashing through Global Payments.


Harrah's Cherokee North CarolinaAll restaurants at Harrah’s Cherokee are smoke free and serve alcohol!

Come and enjoy a taste of the south with Paula Deen’s Kitchen, the property’s first new restaurant to be introduced as part of a $633 million, three-year expansion program. Created as a full-service, 404-seat restaurant, Paula Deen’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Cherokee serves á la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is reminiscent of the décor and ambiance of her legendary home and kitchen in Savannah. The á la carte aspect of the restaurant is a first for Paula Deen in the Harrah’s brand, as her restaurant at Harrah’s Tunica Casino is a traditional buffet. At the entrance of the restaurant enjoy shopping at the Paula Deen retail shop which offers Paula’s cookbooks, spices and food items, cookware, logo wear and gifts.

Looking for a place for underage guests to dine? Chefs Stage Buffet is sure to please even the pickiest eaters! Interaction stations offer tastes from around the world with Italian, Mexican, Asian, Comfort Food, Barbeque, a Soup & Salad bar and Desserts of the World! Located on the 2nd floor overlooking the casino gaming floor. Monday-Friday offers a dinner buffet and Saturday and Sunday feature a brunch buffet as well as dinner.

Quick bites around the casino include the Food Court, located on the casino floor, and featuring Johnny Rockets, Dunkin’ Donuts, UNO Pizza and Winning Streaks Deli with Boar’s Head meat. Snacks, sandwiches and great coffee are featured at the Lobby Café in the hotel and it’s a great place to relax or just hang out!

Specializing in Asian fare, the Noodle Bar is located in the Asian Gaming area, Le Fu Men. Get a taste of the Far East with Dim Sum & small plates, noodle soups and house specialties!

The well-known, upscale steak restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, is the latest culinary addition to the growing Harrah’s Cherokee portfolio of exciting new restaurant offerings at the dynamic, expanding resort property. Ruth’s Chris Steak House brings a fine dining experience characterized by the restaurant’s renowned quality steaks and signature menu items. Classic menu selections include USDA Prime steaks served in Ruth’s Chris’s signature style, sizzling on 500 degree plate. Complementing the restaurant’s popular steak offerings will be New Orleans inspired menu items and signature Ruth’s Chris seafood selections.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel will provide guests with an additional culinary option with the acclaimed BRIO Tuscan Grille that will open at the property in mid-2012. BRIO, which translates from Italian to mean “full of life”, is a renowned Northern Italian restaurant that will bring its unique brand to Harrah’s Cherokee. Known for its authentic Northern Italian specialties, BRIO will feature a hard wood infused pizza oven and oven-roasted steaks, chops, fresh fish and made-to-order pastas. Small Tuscan “bites” will also be offered, along with an extensive wine list with a large Italian offering served by the glass. Lunch, brunch and dinner menus will be available in a casual, yet elegant environment and an atmosphere reminiscent of an old world Taverna. Designed to seat approximately 400 people, the 12,000+-square-foot restaurant will offer a patio-like environment, main dining room, chef’s table, large bar area, and two private dining rooms.

Things To Do

Harrah's Cherokee North CarolinaWe invite you to come enjoy what we have to offer. Welcome to western North Carolina’s biggest attraction, where you can experience 80,000 square feet of 24-hour casino action. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel features over 3,500 video gaming machines, great restaurants, live entertainment, shopping, an arcade and friendly, first class service.

But we don’t stop there. We’ve got fantastic shopping at Kanati’s and the Jackpot Giftshop where you can buy locally made Native American Crafts, Dooney & Bourke hand bags, jewelry, Black Hills Gold and Turquoise.

And when you’re done playing in the casino, the Cherokee Indian Reservation blends natural beauty, culture and exciting family attractions into an ideal vacation destination.

Local Attractions

Harrah's Cherokee North CarolinaThe Cherokee Indian Reservation blends natural beauty, rich Indian culture, and exciting family attractions into an ideal vacation destination.

Located in the westernmost region of North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park shapes our northern boundary, and the North Carolina entrance to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is only a mile away. Visitors to the area enjoy year-round activities like hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and some of the best trout fishing in America.


Looking for the perfect gift? Check out our shops at Harrah’s Cherokee where you’ll find a fine selection of gifts that could satisfy any shopaholic.

Discover our new shopping experience for ladies clothing, accessories & shoes, logo apparel for men & women, gifts for the home and homemade candy. Gilded Basket shop is located on the main casino floor, while our 2nd floor houses Kanati’s, Orvis River Outfitters and our River Shops like Studio, Gifts Aplenty & the Sweet Stop. Callaway Golf Shop & Tower Shop are located in the Creek Tower Hotel. Paula Deen’s Kitchen is home to the Paula Deen’s Retail Store.

Harrah’s Cherokee gift shops offer Harrah’s logo merchandise, locally made Cherokee crafts, fashionable accessories and much more. Come enjoy a great shopping experience on your next trip!

Sequoyah National Golf Club

Named one of 2009’s best new golf courses by Golf Magazine! See Us On Golf.com.

Sequoyah National Golf Club is the newest attraction to the Cherokee area and is now open to the public.

Owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, the 72 par course is designed by world renowed Robert Trent Jones II and managed by Troon Golf of Scottsdale, AZ. The course features unique and breathtaking views at each hole.

[ Back to Casino Resort Listings ]