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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Lauren

    "I have held off writing a review of this lovely "cabin" solely because I want to rent it all the time or every chance I get. I drive 9 hours regularly to spend time here, it is the perfect mountain getaway. The owner is accessible, friendly and punctual, the house is clean and decorated with just enough cabin kitsch and decorator colors to make it feel like a real home within a cabin. It is close to my favorite "easy' hike, maybe a mile or two down the road, truly a hike for everyone to enjoy."
    Guest: Lauren J. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • best-vacation-spot-north-carolina

    "If you are looking for a location to get away from it all look no farther. My family and I travel the mountains of North Carolina yearly. We love waterfall hiking and more. We found this piece of heaven and we were so glad we did. To be perfectly honest we did not want to leave the house. It was such a peaceful place. It was well maintained and the photos reflect the property correctly. I recommend if you are looking for a place to visit, look no farther."
    Guest: Realtor Jacksonville, NC Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • Mini Mountain Vacation

    "This condo was terrific! The view is great, the accommodations wonderful. The area is great. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Angela Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • First time in North Carolina

    "We have used VRBO before as a way to find nice properties in which to stay for our vacations in Florida. About a month before our vacation, last-minute we decided to go to NC, somewhere near the Smokies. We originally wanted to be close to Asheville, but after scrutinizing (and I do mean fine detail scrutinizing) about 100 different properties, this is the one we picked because of how beautiful it was and all the amenities it included, and activities nearby. The cabin and it's view is absolutely wonderful and relaxing. We of course saw all the pics online, in real-life the cabin is even better. When we got there, stood on the porch with our kids gathered around us, peering into the cabin door window before we unlocked the door, it was a too good to be true moment. The cabin is a short distance off the main roads, and only minutes away from Murphy. Yet you feel you are in a remote area of the mountains. There is ample hiking and activities close-by, as well as the typical high-adventure touristy things like white water rafting, horseback riding, gem mining, ziplining all within an hour's drive. I would recommend Carolina Outfitters for rafting and Wildwater for Ziplining, both at Nantahala Gorge; and A Step Above Stables in GA for horseback riding. The weather was mostly sunny and 80-85 degrees every day, so we lucked out there. It did rain our very last day, which gave us time to fully enjoy the cabin, and spend time checking out downtown Murphy. The most interesting store in Murphy was Jem's Gems, owned and operated by Jane and her daughter Falcon. If you are ever in Murphy, you have to check this place out. Beautiful, hand-crafted, artistic jewelry made from gems from all over. These gals are very personable and spent a lot of time with our kids talking about gemstones from the area and the process it takes from getting the gemstone to the one-of-a-kind final jewelry product. They also have all sorts of other interesting items in their store. Last but not least, we found Mauro to be very helpful answering all our questions about the cabin and what we were wanting to do for our vacation. We eat healthy, mostly organic. We did not eat a single meal out, and found the kitchen to have everything we needed. Mauro responded immediately to our communications, and he called us the day before checkout to see how our vacation went, and to give some checkout reminders. We felt this was very nice of him. This was a 10/10 vacation and we hope to return here soon!!!"
    Guest: Cindy H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 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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