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Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Will not disapoint!

    "This is a beautiful mountain home with stunning views. One could not wish for more in a VRBO property. I have stayed in many VRBO properties, including many in this area, and this home is the best. Upscale and current furnishings and décor. The thoughtfulness and love put into this home is truly evident. A large deck with eating and barbeque area as well as the hot tub patio were our favorite hang outs despite the lower temperatures. Everything was in perfect working order and information was provided for a local handyman in case it wasn't! The owner was absolutely wonderful to work with and shows a genuine care and concern for his guests and their stay. We would highly recommend to everyone and plan on returning ourselves."
    Guest: Lisa P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 11, 2014
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  • Beautiful home with great location in Highlands

    "Our family stayed here for 3 nights in Nov. There was snow on the ground when we arrived and firewood on the porch, thanks to the owner's respone to our request. Home is lovely, just as pictured. Highlands is a quick 5 min. drive away. A great home to rent if you are bringing children as they will love the basement game room with it's own bed and bath and porch. Fully stocked kitchen, easy to cook in. Upstairs back porch would be fabulous in good weather. Great seating area and table. Lots of candles and ambience, could be very romantic even for just a couple but also great for a larger group. Owner was very nice and easy to work with, very responsive. Will definitely be back."
    Guest: julie f. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 17, 2014
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  • Divine!

    "Four of the most wonderful vacation days we've ever had! Not only in terms of aesthetics, as the cottage is nestled in the mountains with exceptional views, but also because of our hosts, who were as warm, generous and respectful as one could ask. The cottage itself is a masterpiece, unique by the abundance of authentic art, from the beautiful paintings to the detailed floors and shower, even the large window views are spectacular, absolutely amazing. There's access to incredible hiking right outside your door, as well as a beautiful garden maintained by the owners, and a horse and pony to boot! We even strolled into town, which is picturesque, the people are incredibly friendly, just don't forget to wave! Asheville is about a half hour drive, and it's a magnificent trek through some of the most beautiful countryside I've ever seen. I could go on and on. I'm looking forward to planning another trip, I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else."
    Guest: Kurt Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • The best place to relax and enjoy

    "My family and i spent a week in this beautiful cabin, it was our first time in the smokies, we fell in love with this place, the quiet and the peace we had was unique, the creek is amazing, we heard the sound of the water from the porch, we loved that, this cabin was like home for us, our kids enjoyed playing outside and making smores in the firepit, we were blessed with snow one day, and it was spring already, we had the most beautiful vacation we ever had in bryson city,which is a small and lovely town, we recommended this amazing place to our families and friends already and we will come back for sure, the owner was very kind and available for when we needed. Thank you so much for everything, we hope to be back soon!!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!! Natalia and cristian campos from ft. Lauderdale Florida."
    Guest: Campos family Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 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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