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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Girls Trip!

    "We loved our stay at the Tree Frog this past weekend. The accommodation were beautiful, well equipped, and very clean. We will be definitely be staying here again in the future."
    Guest: Gallixy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
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  • Great Place!!!

    "Falls Melody was a pleasant place to stay. Everything was just how it was described and very clean. It was very beautiful sitting on the deck and seeing the stars. Also, the sound of the creek was very relaxing. Was surprised to see the wild turkeys like the other reviewer mentioned. The owner was very quick to respond to any questions I had. I would recommend having no more than three cars since parking is tight. Would definitely book again if returning to Bryson City."
    Guest: Tavian P. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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  • Enjoyable stay

    "At the insistence of our son, we rented this cabin to get together with our three children, daughter in law, and girlfriend of one of our sons, all who live in different parts of the country. We tried to find a place an equal driving distance for them. We also needed a place fully accessible to our daughter, who is a paraplegic. We were quite pleased with the accessibility of the cabin, a large bathroom with a good shower and a bedroom on the main floor for her. Also, the entrance into the cabin was good for her as well. It was quite roomy for the 7 of us and had a sufficient amount of dishes for our meals. It also had a DVD player for the DVDs we brought with us. The fact that we had no internet was great for us to relax there. It did make us a little anxious that we had no cell phone coverage since our kids all arrived after dark and we were afraid they wouldn't be able to find the cabin on those winding roads. Our GPS gave us some trouble, but they all arrived safely and we had a great time together. It rained all week, but that was okay since we really wanted a place to visit, not to go do anything. It was nice there was a washer and dryer there (with detergent) since my husband and I had already been away from home a week. It was the perfect place to have a great visit with all our family."
    Guest: Happy camper Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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  • Amazing trip with dear friends in perfect house and location!

    "We wanted to find a perfect location to spend a few days with dear friends before our two oldest children left for college for their freshman year. This home could not have been more perfect in every way! It is located in the beautiful Lake Toxaway in the mountains. The three bedrooms on the main floor all had their own bathrooms and amazingly comfortable beds. The kitchen is very updated and fully stocked with absolutely anything you could imagine you would need. The large den with the high ceiling is a very comfortable way for all of to hang out and spend great time together. The huge deck was great for card games and other games with a great view for all of us! The downstairs has 2 bunk beds and a couch - perfect for the three girls. The house is just up from the golf course and the marina where you can rent boats. It is all a short drive from Sapphire Valley and Cashiers where there are lots of great restaurants and shops (Mica's and Cornu Copia and the Sapphire Valley Brewing Company) - and of course right around the corner from our favorite Brown Trout restaurant. We also had a great trip to the waterfalls and a hike all close by. It was all in all the perfect vacation which allowed us to create wonderful memories for years to come! Most of all, the owners were fabulous and very easy to work with - and made us feel like we were their personal guests for the weekend."
    Guest: Kathy Mahoney Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 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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