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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Perfect stay!!!!

    "Our family, a total of 5, stayed in this beautiful place for a week and couldn't have had a better vacation. We were close to all the attractions we wanted to see. The cabin, sitting right on the river, was comfortable and provided us with everything we needed. Owners were helpful and courteous. Would certainly recommend this property to others and we hope to return to this serene and peaceful place."
    Guest: Bob & Karen Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Family Christmas on the Lake... Beyond our dreams!

    "From the first moment of contact, Mike (the owner) was a joy to deal with. This was a family reunion Christmas for us and one of the children has special needs. Mike and his family did everything possible to accommodate his needs & make our Christmas one to remember forever... including having the house decorated for the holidays. Mike was always easily reached by cell phone or email to answer our dozens of questions. I can't say thank you enough. Our impressions? 1. If you are coming in from Franklin, the roads are very twisty. You will get used to it fairly quickly. It's a flatter & straighter drive in from Andrews. The driveway IS extremely steep & a bit overwhelming at first, but we were backing up & down it with ease within a short time. 2. The house was a PERFECT fit. Loved the outdoor pavilion with fireplace & Hot tub overlooking lake. Kids fished off the dock daily. Gas fireplace in Master BR was a fantastic bonus (we spent many days curled up watching movies). Master bath is a dream. After a hot tub soak, the kids loved getting warm & dry in the upstairs hall sauna. It was equally relaxing for the adults. The kids LOVED bunking all together in the bunk room, as well as playing pool on the nearby billiards table. The decorations throughout are darling & rustic & we found something almost daily to "ooh & aah" over. The kitchen was WELL stocked with almost anything we needed (hand mixer, wine opener, can opener, cookie sheets, cheese grater, big pots, etc.) If I had to find anything to nit pick about (which is hard to do), we would have liked it if the second queen BR had a TV & wished the fireplace in the living room was gas rather than electric (stone fireplace in the kitchen was AMAZING. You do have to order wood). Otherwise EVERYTHING was at or over expectation. 3. Nearby tips: Wayah Bald is a 15 minute drive & a must see with incredible panoramic views. Two waterfalls are located on Wayah Road (1 on your left just past Junalaska RD, a great fishing spot) & a much taller one a few miles down on right. Also, you can hike nearby on the Rufus Morgan Trail to a third waterfall that is 60' high (a ten minute drive & a 1 mile hike). Also at least 3 nearby geocaches. 4. STOCK UP, stores are not close. Andrews (25 minute drive) is smaller than Franklin but MUCH easier to get to & while quite small, has a supermarket & drugstore. Be SURE to stop there at the quaint "Corner Coffee Co." for an OUTSTANDING cup of coffee. *WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN!"
    Guest: Lori Z. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: February 11, 2014
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  • Beautiful view

    "This home is the perfect place to get away. The views are magnificent. It was nice to go somewhere that was fully stocked - no need to bring sheets, towels, blankets. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything you need to cook with. The beds were very comfy and bathrooms were very clean. My parents, myself and our 2 dogs went for my Mom's birthday; we had the most amazing weather. Relaxing at its finest. Lastly, the owners were great communicators and very friendly."
    Guest: cheekie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Autumn Splendor

    "I was searching for a view and I found it on the porch at this cabin. I sat many hours in one of the rockers with a cup of coffee marveling at the view which is especially beautiful early in the morning. The cabin was within easy driving distance to the National Park. We enjoyed a picnic in Cades Cove. Also went to Highlands, did a little shopping and had lunch at a wonderful restaurant although I can't recall the name of the place. Visit the waterfalls! They are amazing every time I see them. The only thing that prevents me from giving the cabin a five was the strong smoke odor inside. Not tobacco smoke but from the fireplace. It was very strong and was the only negative thing about our stay. Having said that, I would not hesitate to rent this cabin again. My sister-in-law and I had a blast."
    Guest: Cheryl Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 16, 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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