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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Two Very Happy Brides

    "We had our wedding reception at The Camp and we could not have been more happy. We rented The Camp for a long 4 day/3 night weekend at the end of April so everyone we invited could just kick back, relax and enjoy themselves. Our guests could not have been happier nor more astonished at the facilities as well as all the activities available at The Camp and around the local area. The Camp had something for everyone from luxurious houses, indoor/outdoor activities, game room or a spot just to get away. The water slide was a huge hit with everyone, especially the adults. The kids loved fishing in the pond and playing on the fire truck. The photographers in the group hiked all over the 150 acres getting wonderful nature shots. And we all got an amazing calf workout from all the steps. The Social Hall and Gym were a perfect setting for both our reception dinner and the dance. There were so many options to decorate and we took advantage of the rustic setting. Our guests are still raving about the weekend. The best part was everyone truly reconnected with each other without using technology. We would highly recommend The Camp for any event! Our wedding reception could not have been more beautiful! On a side note, we did have several guests age 55+ and a few people with disabilities. Everyone managed just fine and we used a car to get around on the property when they started to tire. Otherwise you will thank yourself for engaging in a little cardio before arriving, there are a lot of stairs."
    Guest: Michelle Y. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
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  • week of rest

    "The property was just like description, real clean and nice. Very close to many sightseeing areas. Went at a dry time so stream was low but still caught fish. Deer and turkey out front door ,once even right at house. Only one complaint , wish front porch had been bigger so we could have sat on it. If looking for a quite get away this is it. Homeowner was very nice and answered any questions we had."
    Guest: joy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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  • Great stay at Camp Carlee!

    "We just returned from a stay at Camp Carlee and had a fantastic time! The house is super cozy and a lot of attention has been put into details to make it a great place for a vacation getaway. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with high quality cookware and any kitchen gadget you could want! The owners also keep a great selection of boardgames, puzzles and movies at the house for entertainment while you are there. Lori, the property manager is also super helpful and was very responsive at all times!"
    Guest: Christina Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 2014
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  • A relaxing & pleasant stay!

    "Had a wonderful girl's weekend at this cabin. Everything was as stated, very clean and neat. The porch was very relaxing with a nice view of the stream. It was nice to have wifi to stay connected. The fireplace and hot tub were both very enjoyable. It was easy to find and close to Maggie Valley and Cherokee. The owner is very pleasant and easy to work with. I hope to make this a yearly event at this cabin.........a special place indeed!"
    Guest: Vanessa L. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 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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