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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Excellent!

    "This property is truly outstanding. It was beyond our expectations. The owner was more than helpful with our questions and returned our deposit within two days. This trip was equivalent to a therapeutic get away: peaceful, serene, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. We would recommend to all and will definitely stay again."
    Guest: Francis Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 17, 2014
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  • Home Away From Home

    "What a beautiful home! We had such a delightful week enjoying the screened porch and the beauty of Connestee Falls. This home was so comfortable and well supplied that I felt like I was at home but in a different setting. We enjoyed shopping in Brevard, playing golf on the spectacular course and just relaxing. We ate at the Connestee Falls dining room one night and the meal was excellent and the view was breathtaking. We had planned to eat out on Saturday night, but decided against it, because we were enjoying the peacefulness and beauty around us so much. We just ordered out pizza from the grill, that's how much we loved your home. Your home was not only comfortable but it was immaculate. Thank you for leaving information about everything from trash disposal to suggested restaurants in the area. This was very helpful."
    Guest: Cynthia Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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  • A quiet, relaxing week at Lake Santeetlah

    "My wife and I spent several beautiful days at this lakefront gem. The home was clearly very well maintained with well stocked kitchen utensils, comfortable beds, excellent decor and a deck overlooking the lake. We spent many hours relaxing, reading on the deck with the appropriate libation for the time of day and occasion - coffee, tea, cocktail, wine and mostly beer. The kayaks allow lots of roaming around the lake and really give another dimension to the experience. A daily walk followed by a swim and lazing out on the dock made for a very special vacation. We have been very fortunate in renting through VRBO, but this is right at the top. The only dining we could recommend is Snowbird Lodge."
    Guest: Maltguy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Simply wonderful

    "Our first time using vrbo was a hit! The location is perfect- just a small drive to stores and gas stations. The property itself is not secluded but it felt like it! (We almost let that stop us from booking-so glad we didn't- yes, the cabin is in a very small neighborhood, but we never really saw a lot of people and never felt encroached upon). We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the screened-in porch at night, listening to the creek that runs behind the cabin. The cabin is well-stocked --towels, bedding, pillows were plentiful! Very clean! When I was reading reviews, I didn't see any from people with small children. Our son is 2 and loved chestnut cabin! There was a basket of toys he found and immediately took to the screened-in porch to play. He's a pro at navigating stairs so we had no issues with him climbing to the loft. They are a little steep so, if you have concerns, you might want to bring a gate or rig a blockade. :) For parents of littles with allergies: the bedding is scented so if that's a problem for you, perhaps consider bringing your own (wasn't a problem for us, just being thorough!). Playing on the property surrounding the cabin was by far his most favorite part of the whole weekend. He threw rocks in the creek and had plenty of room to run off all that energy from sitting in the car! In fact, he woke us up early both mornings, shoes in hand, "ready" to go outside! If you are traving from the south and you have the time, take the scenic route: we got off I-26 at Hendersonville and went through the Pisgah National Forest and hopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a bit- absolutely breathtaking!! If you're looking for streamlined stainless steel, granite, marble, saunas and spas, chestnut cabin is (obviously) not for you. But if you're looking for a clean, safe place to relax, save some money by cooking (or grilling!) your own meals, to have some privacy because your child is loud and likes to scream (A LOT), then this place is for you! We will be back!"
    Guest: Rae D. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 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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