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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Amazing vacation!

    "We had a fabulous time at the cabin. Best of all was our family time together around the firepit laughing and enjoying s'mores. We had all the amenities for cooking and relaxing. A perfect place for all of us including the furry one. The owners were also a delight to work with."
    Guest: Cynthia B. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 30, 2014
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  • World Apart Cabin

    "We spent a week at A World Apart. It was a special place way up in the mountains and very secluded. We enjoyed the quiet time and relaxation. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. We especially liked having the hot tub, jacuzzi and fireplace. Also enjoyed feeding a variety of birds, especially the red-headed woodpecker and 2 little chipmunks. We brought a bag of bird feed with us to put in the bird feeder hanging on the porch. Chipmunks enjoyed eating off the floor of the front porch. We also brought a lot of fire wood to make use of the giant, beautiful fireplace. The cabin was well-designed and provided us with a lot of space for our things. The king bed upstairs was very comfortable. Hint: The road up to the cabin is rocky and rough. When it rains it is difficult to navigate. Although we didn't have a 4-wheel drive, we made it up and down the mountain without too much trouble. Thanks very much to Tricia for all of her help, especially with the key-code ! Thanks for sharing your home-away-from-home with us. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for some peace and quite time."
    Guest: Lanny Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Great Weekend!

    "My wife and I spent the weekend along with our two small dogs. The cottage was very clean and had everything that we needed including coffee. When we arrived, there was a cozy fire going in the living room. The cottage is a short drive away from Asheville which was convenient for our visits to the Biltmore Estate and Asheville restaurants. It was a rainy weekend, so we could not use the hot tube or outside fire pot, but they looked like they would be fun. We left one of our dog's toys in the cottage, and Marilyn was nice enough to ship it to us. This is a nice place run by a very nice couple, and we are looking forward to taking another trip there soon."
    Guest: Mike L. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 14, 2014
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  • Fantastic

    "Our stay was very pleasant and enjoyable. The cabin was more spacious than we had thought. Our host, David, was more than welcoming. He made sure we had everything we needed and that things were running accordingly. He helped us with some great hiking trails to visit along the way. Great cabin for four people to stay at. We will definitely be coming back to again!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 31, 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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