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Recent Smoky Mountains property reviews

  • Bearadise Getaway

    "Beautiful cabin! We had a great stay at Bearadise. The owners are very nice and great with communicating for planning your stay. Our favorite part was definitely the fire pit and the hot tub! We made the trip on motorcycles and for all you other motorcycle enthusiasts I would definitely suggest planning your trip to make it to the cabin while you still have daylight. The cabin is nestled beautifully up on a mountain and the view is absolutely amazing but it's kind of scary getting up those North Carolina mountains in the dark on two wheels! I would definitely recommend this cabin to others and hopefully we will be able to plan another stay soon!"
    Guest: Smm Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Family Vacation

    "My family is spread out all over so we decided to meet in a central location for a joint family vacation. I was in charge of the search and had started with a generic search in North Carolina. It eventually got narrowed down to the Franklin, Cherokee, Asheville areas and went from there. The atwaterfalls home caught my eye with the pictures of the waterfall and the fact that it had enough beds! The home looks just as it does in the pictures and was very comfortable and welcoming. The agent at Rest in the Mountains was very helpful and accommodating. The home had all the basic necessities including cooking utensils and linens, and the grocery store was close for all the rest. The star of the home was the waterfall. The home owners have made getting to the fall very easy with stairs leading to the bottom and a small deck for you to sit. It had a small "pool" of water for the kids to play in even though it was freezing cold. We spent most of our time on the porch listing to the amazing sounds of the water fall and enjoying the 70 degree weather in July! Having small kids there was a little concern with the steps indoors and outdoors but we managed to leave with only a few falls. The outdoor stairs to get VERY slippery, so make sure to bring water shoes. The only draw back was that it rained ALOT. I am not sure if it is normal for Franklin area to get so much rain or if we just were unlucky with rain gods. The grown ups didn't mind sitting on the porch listing to the rain and waterfall but the kids got bored rather quickly. All of the events we had planned for our vacation involved the outdoors like hiking or visiting all of the beautiful waterfalls in the Franklin, Brevard area. Even the caves and some of the gem mining locations were closed due to all the rain. But that being said, the home was great and our family had a wonderful time and the kids can't stop talking about the great waterfall. Thanks to the Owners of the home for sharing their wonderful spot. P.S the driveway is steep and curvy. While it is rather private so no heavy traffic you will encounter an occasional car and it gets a little hairy. If you are afraid of heights make sure you don't look out the car windows!!"
    Guest: Family of 5 Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: July 9, 2013
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  • Perfect.

    "First of all, this home is amazing. It's truly welcoming and has the best mountain view. We stayed in the summer and birds were everywhere! There is so much exploring to do outside of this area, and when you want to just hang out at the house everything is there for you. Pam is wonderful, a woman after my own heart and she gave us recommendations on everything we could think of doing. We got engaged while on this vacation, and I could not of picked a better spot! We can't wait to come as a married couple! Thank you Pam!"
    Guest: Marianne S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • BEST VACATION EVER!!!!

    "This was our second time renting this beautiful home on Lake Nantahala. I say "home" because it truly is a home and not just a "house". Beautiful views, warm and inviting decor, everything that we could possibly want or need was available. Tammie, the owner, was EXTREMELY helpful and a joy to rent from. We had a large group of family this trip so one family rented the house right next door. We had 2 families in our home and everyone had plenty of room. The house next door was a wonderful compliment to our home and the 12 cousins (ages 4 - 18) had a blast going between the homes. They played air hockey and ping pong in our home and then would go next door to play pool and jump in the hot tub. We all enjoyed the lake immensely! We rented a pontoon boat from David and loved getting out on the beautiful lake. The kids swam, tubed, fished, kayaked, hiked and went zip lining. The teenage boys even kayaked over to the small island nearby and camped out one night. It was wonderful to see the kids (especially the teenagers) become "unplugged" and get outside and enjoy the lake activities. Everyone (kids and adults) commented that this was the BEST VACATION EVER! We hope to return to Nantahala Lake and this home again many more times in the future."
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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Smoky Mountains Travel Tips

The Smokies rise above the South along the North Carolina-Tennessee border and are a sub-range of the Appalachian Mountains. These beautiful peaks are most well-known as the home of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

This area in North Carolina is great for enjoying the outdoors during all seasons. When the temperatures warm up, check out water activities like rafting or river tubing. As the snow falls, enjoy your free time with a little downhill skiing.

The Great Smoky Mountains get their name from the natural fog that hangs over the peaks and creates large plumes in the distance. They’re an awesome place to plan adventurous hikes thanks to the dense forests. You might even catch a glimpse of a black bear!

Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

- Cherokee Indian Museum: Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, the Cherokee Indian Museum displays a fascinating collection of original artifacts used by this tribe many years ago. A 20-foot, hand-carved statue of Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, greets visitors to the museum, and inside you will learn all about the history of the Cherokee Native Americans through audio and visual presentations and displays.

- Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts: While in North Carolina visiting the Smoky Mountains, stop by the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts to catch a live show. This theater seats 1,500 people, so there’s plenty of space for both visitors and locals to see a performance. You can hear country, gospel and folk music, see a choral festival or watch a dance performance. It’s a great place to spend an evening after a delicious meal tasting the local fare.

- Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum: For those who love looking at sparkly things or may be interested in the history of the area, a trip to the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum is a must. Located in a historic 1850s jail in the center of the town of Franklin, the museum features eight rooms filled with minerals from North Carolina, fossils, Indian artifacts, fluorescing minerals and a collection of minerals and specimens from around the globe.

Outdoor Activities in the Smoky Mountains

- Gem Mining: If you’re intrigued by the idea of hunting for buried treasure, gem mining is for you. The Nantahala River Gem Mine gives you the chance to search for a variety of gemstones like rubies, emeralds, amethyst, citrine, peridot, moonstones, rhodolite, apatite, aquamarine, turquoise, ametrine, Mexican opal, sapphires, garnets, topaz, quartz and smoky quartz, chrysoprase and more. Test your luck and skill to see if you can if you find your own beautifully colored treasure.

- Appalachian Trail: The Appalachian Trail is an iconic feat for any avid hiker or explorer and runs straight through the Smoky Mountains on its way from Georgia to Maine. Visitors to the Smoky Mountains area can enjoy numerous hikes to explore the different parts of the trail in both Tennessee and North Carolina; however, be warned that the paths are quite steep but offer spectacular views of the Southern landscape.

- Darnell Farms Corn Maze: For a unique outdoor adventure, try not to get lost in the Darnell Farms Corn Maze. Located near the Tuckaseigee River in Bryson City, the farm creates different patterns with the corn stalks each year where visitors can try to make their way from one end to the other without getting turned around. Put your orienteering skills to work as you enjoy each other’s company, some fresh air and what’s sure to be a hilarious experience.

- Deep Creek Tubing: When the weather turns warm, the best way to cool down is to get in the water. With deep creek tubing, you can rent your own tube for the day and enjoy floating along the water as you relax under the sun and breathe in the Appalachian air.

- Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Appalachian history and culture was born in these mountains, which can be explored on more than 500,000 acres. On the North Carolina side, there are great trails for hiking as well as horseback riding. There are many adventures to be had here as you enjoy the open spaces and breathe the fresh air. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a delicious meal surrounded by natural beauty. You can also visit the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, which displays exhibits on mountain life in the 1800s. Adjacent to the center is the Mountain Farm Museum, boasting a collection of historic farm buildings you can examine.

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