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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Great Get Away

    "We truly enjoyed our stay at the Lake house. Beautiful view, nice accommodations, and we loved historic downtown Hendersonville. We also visited Dupont State Forest, had a nice hike, and saw three different falls. We would definitely rent this unit again and visit the area."
    Guest: Theresa S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 11, 2014
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  • 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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  • A beutiful spot to retreat in view of the Blue Ridge Mts. and close to Asheville, NC

    "Our week st Highwoods was delightbul. Our hostess thought of so many details and conveniences that made the stay of three generations a memorable Christmas. The three level comfortable home with a large deck overlooks a valley with the Blue Ridge Mts. as a backdrop. Being close to the town of Asheville with its many opportunities for short pleasurable excursions made Highwoods all-the-more enjoyable."
    Guest: Vern Thistlethwaite Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 31, 2013
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  • Amazing!

    "This was a wonderful place to stay. The house is beautiful and fully furnished and decorated. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the dishes, pot and pans you need for a big family. The view is fabulous. Working with the owner was super easy. She was very nice and generous. There are a few things you need to know. This property is off the beaten path. It is at least 45 minutes from Asheville. There are groceries closer than Asheville, so if close proximity to Asheville is not an issue you will love this cabin."
    Guest: Sherry Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 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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