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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Super close to Biltmore home!

    "The house was large enough for 6-8 ppl. We had plenty of room with 5 adults. Abundance of linens, towels, toilet paper,hair dyers in the bathrooms,so it was very convenient. The beds mattress was a little hard in all of the rooms,but not anything that was making us lose sleep. They have old timey clocks next to the beds that tick-tock all night long. We just placed them in the closets till we left and could no longer hear them. It would have been nice to have draperies in the bedrooms to block the light when you want to sleep in mornings. The kitchen was fully stocked with coffee maker,toaster,microwave,and a few basic condiments in the fridge. We stayed in the larger upstairs home. The homeowners live next door and welcomed us upon arrival. They were super nice and gave us Resturant recommendations."
    Guest: kelly19 Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 15, 2015
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  • BEST RENTAL EXPERIENCE IN 15 YEARS!!

    "I have been renting vacation cabins, homes, and condos for over 15 years, from SC to Montana, and this is absolutely the best experience of them all! Cathy is super organized and extremely accommodating. She had all of the information to me days before our arrival; even directions for the remotes and the fireplace! How to operate the TVs and fireplace are small things that can quickly become frustrating! Her kitchen is so well-stocked that you don't have to bring anything! Her sister, Margey, is amazing as well. She lives close by the rental and is available at any hour if needed while also respecting your privacy. We unfortunately had to leave for a day to travel 8 hrs rt for a funeral. On our way out we discovered our car battery was dead and the way we had parked did not allow for anyone to be able to give us a jump. We called Margey and within minutes she was there with a portable battery charger. She told us to keep it with us in case we had trouble traveling. This rental is beautifully designed and decorated with many special personal touches. It is the most affordable we have ever rented as well! I am completely in love with this rental and very fond of Cathy and Margey as well! You can't help but feel like family and like they sincerely want you to experience the best vacation possible!"
    Guest: "River" and friends Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: February 9, 2015
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  • Beautiful Cabin

    "We love this cabin! It was our first time staying here and fell hard for it. The pictures of the view don't do it justice. The cabin had everything inside that we could possibly need. The main purpose of our trip was to see a football game at Western Carolina University and we were surprised at how close this cabin was to campus and the other activities in the area that we did. It seemed to be right in the middle of everything. My kids loved the hot tub and the wireless internet. Thank you for an awesome trip."
    Guest: A. Malone Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 16, 2014
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  • the Maxwell's

    "We enjoyed our stay..beautiful and peaceful"
    Guest: Gabriella M. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
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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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